While online casinos vary greatly in terms of software, design and gaming, the general rules and regulations remain the same across the board. Most online casinos must adhere to a set roster of regulations while its patrons are held to certain rules of conduct. These are very important to the operation of the casino, but they are often written in legal jargon that most players cannot decipher.
Firstly, players must be the legal age that is allowed to play at online casinos. In many places, the age is 18, and players must provide proof, which commonly requires a credit card. Players are also restricted from playing at an online casino from a location in which online gambling is illegal. It is up to the player to determine if they are in a suitable location. For Canadian players, it is legal to gamble online in the country, but they must still be able to provide proof of age. If players provide any false information, the casino operator may ban or report them.
Online casinos also require that their games are only used to for entertainment purposes. If the player is not using the software for solely personal gain, they may be blocked or reported. It is also an offense if players reuse any of the games on their own website. Operators also stress that players may not use their software or banking systems to engage in illegal activity or to transfer funds to anyone besides the casino’s operator. Additionally, players cannot wager money that was obtained through illegal means.
Players must also know how to use the games and understand their functionality, which is why game guides come in handy. Complaints about losses will not be accepted or acknowledged, as it is the player’s responsibility to understand the concept and the odds of the game they are playing. They must also understand the rules of any promotion they are taking part in, so players must ensure they follow all of the wager requirements in order to qualify for any bonuses.
When players do win, they automatically grant the casino the rights to publish their name for advertising purposes. As such, they will not be awarded any additional compensation.
The casino operator may terminate a player’s registration with their establishment at any time if they fail to pay their service provider, breach any of the above regulations, provide false information, commit a crime against the online casino or publish any racist, offensive or defamatory material on their website.