So you’ve read about gambling online, or maybe heard it mentioned in the media, and you’re gonna give it a try. Okay, on your mark, get set — wait!

Before you venture forth it’s time for a quick reality check because the road to online gambling riches is not without its potholes. Here are a few caveats to illuminate the path ahead.

  1. What’s a download? Why do I care?

One of the first questions you’ll be faced with if you decide to gamble online is whether you want to play games that require you to download and install software — these are called “download” games — or perhaps you’d prefer games that simply run over the web — called “no download” games.

This is not a small question and we recommend our own To Download or Not for further guidance on this tricky subject.

  1. So now I’ve downloaded. What now?


With no-download games it’s pretty obvious what you need to do to start the action but with download games it may not be so obvious. You could go back to the casino’s website and read their instructions, they all have them, but if you’re impatient like me you just want to get to it!

The first step after downloading is to install the kayaqq software and reboot your machine. I know, it shouldn’t be necessary, but the bottom line is that computers — especially those running Windows — behave best if you reboot after an install. Once you’re back up, click on the casino’s icon that was placeded on your desktop. If there’s no icon, check your Start menu under “Programs” and it will be at the bottom of the list.

nce you fire up the software it will probably connect to the casino’s home site, verify your install, …