£5.4 bn of all gross gambling yield between April 2016 and March 2017 came online in the UK.
That is a figure that keeps growing with each passing quarter meaning the importance of online casinos is vastly expanding
So, how do you get to grips with the online world and take a slice of the pie for yourself?
I give a few handy hints to help you along the way from novice to pro.
From the Start
Great! You know the basics and are starting to get to grips with your chosen online casino.
However, now it is time to take your gaming to the next level and show everyone you have moved into the professional level with our handy hints that will have you earning the respect of the online casino world in no time.
Be the master of one (or two) and not a jack of all trades
By all means play the field (not like that) to get a feel of which games suit your style but once you have the right feeling for one, stick with it.
Focusing your efforts into that game and you will quickly become the ‘master’ of It rather than flitting between multiple games.
It will enable you to identify playing patterns from other players or even get familiar with certain live dealers.
The better the understanding of your chosen game and the more you play it the better chance you have of winning.
Study your pay tables
This rule is especially apt when it comes to video poker but is also relevant in a number of other games such as roulette.
Having a solid understanding of what you will by landing what is the difference between a casual player and one that is in the business of winning money.
The pros know what bet to make and if you get your odds you can erase as much risk possible in the pursuit of bigger wins.
Check House Blackjack rules
Love hitting 21?
Of course you do, but did you know that some casino house rules differ from others?
For example, quite often the online casino enables its dealer to score on a soft 17 which in turn increases the house edge.
Only a pro knows to look out for that!
Treat you bankroll with respect
Sensible players have a rough idea of how much they are willing to lose but the best players know exactly how much to place on each bet they make.
Treating your bankroll with respect is vital and if you are serious about taking the next step up in online casino, you know basic things already such as placing the maximum bet where possible and only playing on European roulette tables.
The same rules apply for everyone
Yep that’s right, you want to consider yourself a pro then you need to know when to stop even if you have lost.
Set a loss limit and if you hit it walk away, but you don’t need me to tell you that because as a professional there is no way you would ever consider chasing a loss.
Check out the latest report from the Gambling Commission here.