Practice Free Play and How This Works
Almost every online casino today allows registered and non-registered members to sample the games in the free play mode. This useful mode is also often referred to as the demo mode, the practice mode or the fun mode. Practising in the free play mode at an online casino is a great way to learn how to play on a game for the first time and this particular mode comes with zero risk whatsoever.
Depending on where you are playing will determine how exactly you can play on a game in the free play mode. For example, when you launch most Microgaming, Playtech and Realtime Gaming casino download clients from your desktop, you generally have the option of being able to launch the casino in the free play mode or in the real money mode when entering your login details. At most NetEnt casinos, you can generally just hover over a game and the option to play either in the real money mode or in the free play mode will immediately become available.
If you do decide to play in the free play mode from with the Microgaming or Playtech download clients, you can easily switch to the real money mode by clicking on the ‘play for real money’ button. If you are playing in the free play mode within the RTG download client but fancy playing in the real money mode, you would need to sign out and then sign back in again, but this time remember to click the real money mode button and NOT the free play mode button.
The fun chips (aka free chips/fun balance/demo credits) are usually limitless, which means that you will never run out of them. If you do happen to spend all of this balance, you can either close the game and the reload it, which should automatically refresh the balance, or you may need to visit the ‘fun cashier’ so that you can deposit some more fun chips manually. Alternatively, you may need to sign out of your account and then sign back in again to refresh your fun balance.
The great thing about playing in the practice mode at an online casino is that you can try out new strategies that you may have been wanting to use. For example, practicing basic blackjack strategy in the free play mode is a great way to learn how to use this strategy effectively without risking any of your own hard-earned cash in the process.
Other games such as roulette and craps are also ideal to practice on in the free play mode and any new online pokies that arrive are also worth checking out in the fun mode prior to launching them in the real money mode. Most of today’s highly recommended Australian online casinos have this useful free play mode available.