For online casino players, safety is a priority. Below are steps to check if an online casino is safe.
1. Read Online Casino Reviews
One thing players can do is read independent reviews. These reviews can be found on sites that are not related or associated to the online casinos. Independent sites can provide you with useful insights into online casinos, such as the type of security they provide and what their customer service and experience is like. Honest reviews focus on a casino’s features, which should include security features.
2. Is It Regulated And Licensed?
An online casino should be regulated and it should have a license. Find out where the online casino is based and what jurisdiction it falls under. What body of government or authority gives out licenses and registrations? Generally speaking, some of the most well-respected authorities include the eCOGRA, the Malta Gaming Authority and the UK Gambling Commission. Others include the Kahnawake Gaming Commission and Curacao eGaming.
3. Check The Software The Casino Uses
The top companies that provide software to online casinos include Quickfire, RealTimeGaming, NetEnt, IGT, Novomatic and Cryptologic, as well as Microgaming. If an online casino uses any of those software, then you can rest assure your personal info and money will be safe with them. These software providers are picky on who they let use their software.
4. Read The Terms & Conditions
Never overlook reading the terms and conditions of an online casino. Far too many new players don’t read them. All reputable casinos have a visible (easy to find) link to their terms and conditions page. If they don’t, or worse they don’t have a terms and conditions page, then don’t use them.
5. Deposit Options
An online casino will have several deposit options. If they don’t, then they probably aren’t that good of an online casino. Their deposit options should include major credit and debit cards, as well as Entropay, Neteller, PaySafeCard and Skrill to name a few. All of these companies are picky on who they work with.
6. Customer Support
Finally, all reputable online casinos will provide excellent customer support around the clock. If they aren’t available to handle inquires 24/7, then they should at least nearly all the time. Players should be able to reach customer support via phone, email or live chat.
If it’s difficult to get a hold of someone, then this is not a good sign. It’s actually a sign that players should be wary of the casino.