Are Online Casinos Safe?

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This is a question that we get many times in a month and the answer is yes, this is not to say that you are going to plop down your hard earned money on the first online casino you find in a search.

Online casinos have been around since the late 1990′s, online casinos really did not begin to refine their operating systems until around 2003,  don’t get me wrong, a lot of people have lost a significant amount of money in the past from casinos that popped up online one day and then disappeared the next leaving their customers high and dry.

The bottom line is knowing at which casino you are going to deposit your money in to. I think I have done a pretty good job on listing only the good guys on my website, however if you don’t pick a casino from my site, here is some simple suggestions I can offer you and if you do intend on playing here are some pointers to keep you safe.

Most online casinos have been operating for several years and have offered clients great entertainment as well as significant payouts, not all casinos are created equal. I personally began playing online in 2003 and was pretty fortunate, the times a won I was paid reasonably fast, but in some cases there was a hitch here and there because the casino wanted proof of address or wanted to reverify my account by sending them a copy of a picture ID, a few did create a bit of a hassle trying to prove who I was, which in some cases might irritate some players, but on the other hand the casino wants to make sure they are paying the right person. So before you spend any money on-line here are a few tips I have found that have helped me go a long way in the online gambling community.

Licensing

Most casinos should have a license and be governed by a specific entity, when you approach an online casino most casinos will have a physical address at the bottom or footer of the page, for example Moneygaming.com has a legend at the bottom or footer of the page on their site that says.

“This website is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission” 

All casinos should have an about us page specifying their location and most reputable casinos will have a physical address listed as well.

Security

Security is another feature that should be considered when playing online, all reputable casinos should have to make sure the information you send across the Internet is safe and kept confidential, all casinos should be using a minimum of 128 bit SSL encryption making sure all your monetary transactions are kept safe which means that all your sensitive data is encrypted when sent across the Internet.

Contact information

Contact information is another key factor that should be considered when signing up with a casino, one thing I personally like to do if I see a casino that I would like to sign up with is start a chat session, this gives me a feel of their customer support and gets my questions answered before signing up. Most online casinos should have several ways to communicate with them including live chat, e-mail and a phone number and any of the good casinos will normally have 24/7 technical support.

Are they certified

This is something else that is overlooked by many players is their certification, when we say certification this means that a casino is audited regularly by a third party entity making sure that the casino is safe and fair, most auditors verify random number generation and other complex auditing methods to make sure the casinos odds are what are published.

Other things to look for is that if the casino is associated with an affiliate group such as the GPWA.ORG most affiliates will not endorse a casino who has bad practices because they know its neither good for them and much less good for the players. The bottom line of any casino website is to make sure the player is happy and ultimately like any other business becomes a repeat customer.

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