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Are the Online Casinos Really Safe?


( 8, 2020)--Betting casinos have been around for hundreds of years, and it’s safe to say that with modern technology, they have massively advanced in that time frame.


Whereas gambling was once a game of cards for cash around a table with friends, it soon became a worldwide industry wherein adults who were of age could visit their local casino or betting shop in order to try and get lucky.

And with the advancement of modern technology, today in 2020, we don’t even have to leave the comfort of our home – or sofas – in order to gamble, with online casinos becoming ever more prevalent via smartphone, tablet, and laptop.

However, with the advancement of technology and resources, comes the advancement of hackers and phishing, meaning now more than ever before, we are subject to online attackers looking to steal money, identity, and details.

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So with that in mind, the question is, are online casinos really safe?

Read on to find out more on what you can do to ensure the online casino you’re considering using is a safe and legitimate site.


Do They Have a License?

One of the first things you should be checking when you’re contemplating the use of a new online casino, is whether or not they have a license.

In order for an online casino to be safe – and furthermore, legal – they must have a license and registration. You can easily find out whether or not the website you’re looking at is licensed, by checking on legitimate sites such as the UK Gambling Commission. This particular organisation is one of the key firms in giving out licenses and charging new casinos online – as well as monitoring their behaviour to ensure everything is above board and legitimate.

If an online casino doesn’t have a license, you shouldn’t be playing on their site. It’s as simple as that.

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If a casino is licensed, however, they will be upfront and honest about all of the important things. These should include:

  • Deposits.
  • A withdrawal policy.
  • Their customer service efforts.
  • Bonuses.
  • Promotions they may be offering.
  • Their games.

So long as they are licensed and everything is stated clearly, it’s unlikely they are looking to scam you.



Thoroughly Read their “About” Section

In your endeavour to ensure the safety of your online gambling experience, you should always be sure to check the “about” section of the website you’re considering playing on.

This section should always include the following things:

  • The rules and regulations of the online casino in question.
  • Anything else that’s important to you as a player.

We understand that it’s easy to be enticed by the range of games and bonuses available on the internet, but it’s crucially important that before delving into any of these, that you read this section in full. If you’re going to be entirely safe in your online gambling experience, then you must be thorough in your research, and play with caution. Getting familiar with the rules and regulations of the casino prior to game play will prevent complications later down the line.


Double Check All Methods of Payment

Of course, when gambling online, you’ll be required to make a deposit. In doing this, you’ll need to make sure that all methods of payment are safe and above board.

Generally speaking, if a website has payment options such as PayPal and Visa, then this is a good sign, so look out for this if you can. Usually if payment methods sound dodgy, then they are dodgy.

You should also pay attention to how long it might take for you to ultimately withdraw the money in question. If you are aware of the overall payment process in terms of time frame and method, then you can feel more comfortable in putting your money there. No questions asked.


Do Your Research Online

Last of all, but by no means least, do research on your casino of choice online before playing.

Although there are many big names in the world of online gambling, this is no reason to discredit the smaller up and coming companies. All we would recommend, is that you read up on them before using them.

Third party online reviews and forums are a great way of getting to know online casinos, as players will likely share their own experiences in using the website. Only then can you truly know what to expect should you choose to play.

There are a wealth of online casino communities online. Research, communicate, and be cautious. That’s all you need to do.