I think it was around 1999 for me, Golden Palace, where I started with card games
and video poker
. Didn't really play much, a few times a year. I was really nervous too, about making deposits and didn't really get in to the whole online gambling thing until 2005, when I got a spam email offering some free spins
or cash to try a Micro casino, Golden Tiger
. I will never forget that because this moment is when I pretty much got hooked. I deposited $40, played some video poker, didn't do well and decided to try out a slot game as I didn't play those much. Clicked on Big Kahuna
, didn't know what the heck I was doing, didn't change my bet, I think the default was $2.25 and pressed the 'spin' button. My first spin...literally caused me to fall off my chair! I got all 5 wild and won just over $2,000! (I did keep a screen shot of that one for awhile!) I was SOOO nervous, didn't know what the heck to do next but I did manage to go through the steps to get most of my winnings cashed out, and received in a prompt manner. From then on, there was no stopping me...unfortunately. My favorite casinos during that time were Roxy's Palace, Golden Tiger and Intertops. I won thousands over the course of a couple years but sure didn't cash out as often as I should have. I don't like RTG
software as much as Micro so don't play as much as I used to, which is a good thing.