The online gambling market has consistently grown in the past few years. In fact, according to Statista, its value as of 2018 is $ 51.96 billions. With the high profits that it promises, it’s not a wonder that more and more operators aim to enter the industry. If you’re one of the hopeful individuals who want to start their own, you should prepare yourself for the tough competition. Of course, you will not be officially in the competition unless you’ve already built your own website. Here is a guide to making an online casino website.

Step 1: Partner with an online provider. 

You can’t create an online casino if you don’t have the software and the games. Unless you’re planning to make them yourself, it’s advisable that you partner with the more established names in the industry like Micro Gaming, Net Entertainment, and Playtech. It’s also more convenient and cost-efficient.

The software will run your gaming website. It will help in the payment processing, account managing, marketing campaigns, and more.  In other words, it will be the backbone of the casino. On the other hand, the games are what you will use to attract people to your website.

Step 2: Get your online casino license.

You don’t want to operate illegally as you risk getting your online casino website closed. It’s best that you get your license before you officially start operation. The biggest online casinos get their license from one of the following states: Malta, UK, Romania, Curacao, and more. Before you get your license, you may have to comply with all the requirements. The process can be long and complicated, so if you want, you can hire a lawyer to guide you through the process.

Step 3: Design your website. 

Think about the brand you want to build. Then, thoroughly think about how you want to translate your brand’s value into colors and images. Make your homepage vivid and stimulating. Also, make sure that your interface is user-friendly. Remember that you need conversions. To gain conversions, visitors need to be able to navigate around the website without experiencing any difficulties. If you are not a web designer, it’s best that you hire one. You need your website to look professional.

Step 4: Test reliability.  

Since gambling usually involves money, people tend to be overly cautious of the platforms where they play. Test your website’s reliability and security. Also, you need to know what exactly your responsibilities are to your customers. Make clear and direct terms and conditions.

Step 5: Choose payment methods.  

Set up your payment options and choose how players can make their deposits to and withdraw money from your website. Credit cards are the favorite payment methods of those who make transactions online. You need a credit card processing service, so you can verify if the customer has enough money to send to your account. Aside from credit cards, you can also use other payment methods such as PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, etc.

Once you’ve completed the steps above, you can already open your online casino to the public. When running an online casino, you may have to deal with several challenges. Try to learn in advance how you can overcome the most common challenges in running an online casino.