Out for a walk beside the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Heading to Nova Scotia around August 1st.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Casino Fun On The Fly: How To Keep Playing In Prairie or Park - Gambling On The Go

We all love a little time resting and relaxing, whether that looks like chilling on your couch with a good book or spinning a few reels at an online casino. When you’re trotting around the globe, either at a breakneck pace or snail-slow, taking the odd breather is pretty crucial in making the whole journey worth it, but a lot of people think they’ve got to hit casino central to indulge in their passion for high-thrill gambling… not so!

These days, it’s more than possible to take a casino to the Grand Canyon in your pocket if you so choose, and so long as you’ve got some internet, you can play basically anywhere you want, any time you want - whether you’re watching elephants at a safari, about to take a dip in the waters around the Great Barrier Reef, or joining the crowds of tourists currently flocking to Albania. But how can you ensure that the casino fun never ends? Here are our top tips for gambling on the go!

Have A Spare Battery

Sure, this one seems simple, but it’s our rule number one at all times: a spare battery for your phone. You’ve got tons of options for these days, and having one of these handy can be as much about safety as it is about convenience and fun! You need to make sure you can always charge your phone when you’re on the go, and if other power sources fail, this is your backup. Yes, these days it’s getting easier and easier to find a port, but there are still absolutely moments when your phones on 1%, you’re far from the RV (or hotel room or wherever you’re staying), and you’ve got no charging options on hand.
Enter the battery pack. Make sure you’ve always got it handy (and charged, or what’s the point?). There’s nothing more annoying than having your phone die unexpectedly, and if you’re in the middle of a tense game of poker or blackjack… well, you may well know the feeling! Don’t let it happen to you, be religious about keeping the battery handy and charged.

Ignore The Lure Of Free Wi-Fi

Got a decent data package on your phone? Most people who spend a lot of time on the go do, but there are plenty of people who still go for free Wi-Fi when they can. After all, why waste your data?
We’re going to tell you why: security. Public Wi-Fi networks aren’t super secure, and that’s not something you want to deal with when you’re handling sensitive data! If you’re playing at an online casino real money, you’re sending all sorts of important details over the internet… and who knows who’s looking? This is a definite “no,” and something a lot of people aren’t super aware of.
You can get around this with a VPN if you’ve got one (this hides your information from hackers and actually from everyone else too). A reputable VPN has tons of benefits, and is very much a must if you’re going to play at an online casino via public Wi-Fi. Without it, you might find somebody hacking in, stealing your hard-won cash, and possibly even compromise your bank details. This can happen all too easily if you aren’t cautious about the Wi-Fi you log onto and if you don’t take steps to protect yourself when you’re using a public option.

Alternatively, stick with a data connection via your phone, and have a secure password on it to keep all your info safe. Yes, a casino game will use up some data, but it’s not generally masses, and you won’t regret keeping your financial details locked down and off the public Wi-Fi. This isn’t just a casino tip, of course - be wary of the lure of public Wi-Fi for any data-sensitive activities, whether that’s banking or anything else. 

Get Some Decent Headphones

Part of the fun of the online casino? The atmosphere! Yes, it’s not quite like stepping into a brick-and-mortar casino with all the bright lights and plush furnishings, but it’s still great, and you lose a lot of that if you’re playing on mute or low volume with a lot of background noise. Of course, you don’t want to be blasting casino noises out at everyone in the vicinity (for both security reasons and courtesy reasons!), so what’s the answer? Decent, noise-cancelling headphones.

These don’t cost a fortune, especially if you pick up a pair second-hand. Make sure you’ve got a pair on you whenever you’re out and about playing, and you can ensure that your casino experience is as good as it gets, whether you’re relaxing on a hotel sofa or chilling in the nearest buzzing coffee lounge. Plus, they’ll come in very handy if you need to try to get some work done in a public place - which happens to even the best of us on vacation!