Safety first, this should be ingrained in the minds of people, even in the gambling industry. Just because our world involves gambling doesn’t mean that we should gamble in all aspects of our lives, including choosing which online casino to gamble at. When it comes to entrusting our money to an institution, we must know certain things about the said institution – trust but verify as the motto of a certain organization goes.
Gambling starts the moment we sit down to play, not any earlier than that. That said, here are a few things that can help you in keeping safe while playing online casinos.
There are several things you should be familiar with regarding an online casino before you even consider registering an account with them. If your prospective casino fails at even one of these, you should be cautious and move on to the next one or, at the very least, only put in a tiny amount to try out their services. Here are the things you should look for in an online casino.
Certification and Licenses
Legitimate casinos usually have this displayed where anyone can see them, or at the very least can easily be requested via their customer service. Besides the licenses required to run the business, there are also recognized third parties responsible for certifying that the platform of an online casino is fair to the players. If the online casino fails to provide any of this, we highly recommend you not to play in these casinos.
Customer Support That Responds Promptly
An online casino’s customer support must be of high quality and preferably reachable 24/7 with multiple ways to reach them. Casinos with Toll-Free numbers, 24-hour service, and knowledgeable representatives are good signs of a quality online casino. You may test their customer support’s quality by asking questions regarding the online casino, their certification, platform, and things like bonuses.
Money Transfer Processing Speed
Even today, it is understandable for a transfer to take 2-3 business days, but any more than that is pushing it. In a world where instant processing is becoming the norm, taking a week to process will indicate that they are a bit behind technology-wise in that department, which could be a red flag.
Bonuses and Promotions
Marketing is important in any business, these programs take money to do, so they should be financially feasible. The adage “When it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” should always be in mind when reading their promotions and bonus information.
There are legitimate online casinos that give out great bonus programs and promotions, but they are subject to certain rules and conditions. If an online casino is unclear with their rules for their promotions, it’s most certainly a trap or a poorly thought out program, which is equally a red flag in my honest opinion.
Even with this, you can’t really say that you are 100% able to avoid scam sites, some of them are just getting really good at faking things. With the advent of easy to use website makers, cheaper software, and social engineering techniques you can never truly be certain. Never the less, we should always do our best to keep ourselves safe.