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So you’re on vacation and spending a good chunk of time travelling from destination to destination, practically bored thinking about how to kill some time.

Hangman on paper napkins just isn’t cutting it for you anymore, and you’ve listened through the soundtrack of Bridgerton 5 times, so what else can you to in your downtime?

While vacations are usually an escape from your habits of everyday life, sometimes incorportating parts of your daily routine at home can be a stress relief when you need to distract yourself while traveling, or unwind.

Online games have become many people’s go to ‘sport’, especially since even tech-friendly camping means you can charge a phone using the sun! But can you still play these if they’re classified as casino?

As always, we urge all readers to play casino games responsibly, whether you’re doing so while traveling, or at home.

Can I Play Casino Games While On Vacation?

Short Answer: Yes

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Thankfully today there are many online casinos that allow players to wager anywhere in the world so long as you have a good internet connection, IOS/Android device or laptop to play.

Casino games are a super fun way to kill some time while on the go, whether your plane has been cancelled, or you’re on the tube waiting to get to your next destination (just be aware of the reception when you’re underground!)

The real trick to having wagering fun is the online casino itself. A good casino can offer hours of entertainment, while a bad one can have the opposite effect with countless hours of stress and hassle.

Tips To Choosing a Good Online Casino

This can be a tricky step but trust in the process. Spending some of that time to find a good online casino can be beneficial both in the short and long term, in not having rough altercations with support over rough running services.

Game Variety

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Make sure the casino you are looking for has a good variety of games, and consider whether you’re actually looking for games here with hard earning potential, or rather games with a good entertainment factor to stay occupied. 

Playing online games when you’re traveling may have different motivations than when you’re playing at home, and you may be looking for something you can play mindlessly, so keep this in mind.

Having a good variety of games picked out in advance means you can jump from game to game according to the mood and day, and what you need the actual vice for.

Licensed Offshore Casinos

It’s usually hard to find an online casino that’s operating in the country or state you are travelling in, especially a licensed and regulated online casino that won’t run off with your travel funds.

This is important because the internet is a minefield and the space can be largely unregulated, so you do need to make sure that you’re not putting yourself at risk by using a dodgy app or site.

Find a list of regulated out of state operators reviewed by thesportsdaily, and many of these type of sites exist to review online casinos that offer bonuses, customer service options, game variety etc.

Licenced offshore casinos are less likely to run off with your money as they have a governing body like the MGA regulating their operations.

Payment Options

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Currency matters when you’re on the move, and it’s important to keep in mind that you’re likely to find yourself in a different location than your typical currency.

Make sure the casino of choice has multiple currency options for you to wager with if you’re look to play for real money. Or be sure that you’re aware of the exchange rate so you’re not losing out more than you believe at the time.

Thankfully modern online casinos today offer several payment methods over just the traditional visa and bank transfer methods.

Customer Service Options

Customer service options are important when you’re looking for an online casino option, if when something does go wrong.

Things you should look out for are the contact options whether Live chat, Email or Call options. The best is live chat which allows you to talk to customer service providers in real-time while also allowing screenshots to be sent on the chat to help solve the issue fast.

Something that should be mentioned in the opening hours of these services, make sure they correspond to the time zone of the country/state you are currently in while on vacation. 

Otherwise, you’re customer service help might take much longer than expected if they do not offer 24/7 support.

You should also make sure the site offers the language you are most comfortable with. Google translate and other similar apps are great but as many of you know, translations can sometimes tune out a little wonky with barely anything being understood.

The moral of the story is to make sure the customer service has options you are comfortable with when you run into an issue, make sure they are open during the hours you are most likely to be gaming and make sure they operate in a language you both can communicate in fluently.

Online Casino fun can be easily had while on vacation, and with a few simple steps, you can ensure a good time killing fun with seamless gameplay, while also playing responsibly. 

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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