Keep up to date with the gaming news that relates to your particular game, whether it’s poker or one of the casino games. Staying informed about the various changes in online gambling legislation can help you avoid costly losses, like those suffered by most of the players at Tilt when it closed abruptly.
Keeping an eye on the headlines might have given some forewarning that could have saved many players their money. But to be fair, in the case of FT, the shut down was so sudden that there really was no warning at all.
The smart players, you might say, got their money out when UIGEA was passed. But then they didn’t get to play profitably on the FT tables for the last 5 years, so I can’t say how smart that move really was.
Aside from the spectacular headlines that come up from time to time, smart players should still watch what is happening in their part of the online gambling world. You never know when you will come across some bit of information that you can use to your advantage.
It may come in the form of a new poker bonus, or type of game, or even a new poker room that you can do better at. Or it may come in the form of new legislation that suddenly makes it against the law to play in your particular jurisdiction.
Whatever it may be it can pay to stay informed.