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The security of online gambling: 4 tips that will always keep you safe

Published on October 18, 2019, 5:16 pm

by Jeff Grant Twitter account Jeff Grant LinkedIn account

Cyber-security is crucial when it comes to online casinos. If you want to safeguard yourself and avoid any sort of online fraud, then here are a few tips that guarantee to keep you safe. In many ways, gambling online is similar to playing in a traditional casino. Yet when it comes to the complexity of our current online world, there are a few risks to consider before investing your money on a website you don’t always know much about.

Besides making sure that the online casino that you picked will reward you with nothing but thrill and excitement, there are a few other important aspects to consider. Read below and become fully informed about how to choose a trusted and secured casino so you can always have a safe experience.

  1. A wide range of casino payment methods

The virtual world is the most predisposed to malware attacks. In fact, one of the biggest concerns of online casinos lies in the possibility of data hacking and the theft of personal and banking information. If designated authorities find even the tiniest glitch in the security system of an online casino, they will never hesitate to take the casino website down altogether.

Payment methods used in online casinos
From Visa and Mastercard to Cryptocurrencies, a wide range of (verified) payment methods are a sign of trustiness for casinos online.

A good indicator of a trusted casino is the wide range of payment methods it offers. The more payment methods it has, the better. If you find options such as Visa and MasterCard credit/debit cards, bank transfer, Bitcoin or some other cryptocurrency, electronic wallets like Neteller and Skrill or prepaid cards such as PaySafeCard, then you’re safe. However, never choose an obscure payment method that you never heard of, as it is very likely to be a scam. Reputable online casinos use a varied range of payment options that are always trusted and are commonly used amongst online stores, but that’s not all...

  1. A strict policy of data security and protection

In order for your transactions to be safe, trusted online casinos use a great weapon called encryption. This encryption process encodes private information (such as banking details or personal data), making it impossible for any third parties to access it.

Encryption techniques are also used by international banks, so you can rest assured that if the online casino you chose uses it, your data is completely safe. We recommend you check the casino website and see if it does provide information about the encryption and security processes they use. If they respect the current standards of security and safety, they will have Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) and you will find information about that on their website. If you can’t find any, you should definitely contact their support team before making your first deposit.

When it comes to encryption, an online casino that cares about their customers’ safety will always use software coming from reputable developers companies such as Cryptologic, Playtech, or MicroGaming. If you see that one of these three is used for encryption, then you can rest assured, that casino is to be trusted.

  1. Mobile availability

How convenient it is that nowadays you can gamble from virtually anywhere just by using your smartphone! A trusted casino operator will give you this opportunity both through a dedicated app and directly through the web browser. If it’s a well-respected online casino, then they will always deliver the same quality experience on mobile as they do on PC. Expect to find the website speed, the number of games on offer and the easy navigation process the same on mobile as on PC.

Statistics show that there has been an outstanding growth in playing casino games on mobile from players all over the world. Thus, it is only natural that online casinos will do everything they can to offer the best mobile experience on the market. Not having mobile availability is definitely an indicator that the online casino is not to be trusted.

Gambling License Validation (Government of Curacao)
A gambling license validation issued by the Government of Curacao
  1. Verified licensing

Last but definitely not least, one thing you can check that guarantees an online casino is safe, is their verified licensing. Most casinos mention their license information at the bottom of their homepage. You should be able to easily find a license number and the state authority that issued it. Most respectable casinos are licensed by trusted authorities.

United Kingdom Gambling Commission, Gaming Curacao Authorities, and Malta Gaming Authority are only a few of the important names that offer licenses.

However, the new norm (and to ensure the biggest level of security) is to play at a casino that have a local license. These licenses are becoming increasingly more popular. You now find local online casino licenses in Italy, Romania, Sweden, Portugal and certain US states to name a few.

Regardless of the authority that issued it, keep in mind that the casino license is the most important factor you should consider when deciding where to gamble. Licensing is always regulated by the federal law of each state. These laws protect gamblers from any fraudulent activities and guarantee impartiality and responsible gaming.


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