The Safety of Online Casinos

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I think a lot of people might wonder whether online casinos are safe and secure. After all, if you’re making real transactions with real money online, you want to know that you are in a safe, secure environment in which you’re able to enjoy yourself freely and securely. In my case in particular, I much prefer to use online casinos because of my anxiety issues. In order to help other people, I’ve compiled a small list of things to look for when using online casinos. 

Encrypted connection

It is always best to make any online purchases over a secure connection. Thankfully, modern browsers make it very easy to see which sites are using an encrypted connection (over SSL), and which sites are not. An encrypted connection makes it very unlikely that your data will be misplaced. On any modern browser, simply look for the green “Secure” sign next to its URL in the web address bar. Clicking on the small padlock sign will give you information on the security certificates. If you see a website that says “Not Secure”, simply go away and look for another site. Simple!

Free bonuses

Some online casinos want you to start shelling out cash from the start. While this is common practice in real-life casinos, a lot of other online casinos will actually provide bonuses for being a patron of their sites. If you can find places that offer online pokies for real money, it’s not a bad idea to get a head start and accept the initial help. After all, you never know what fortune holds! And who doesn’t like a helping hand?

Payment methods

Most online casinos accept a variety of payment methods. My preferred methods of payment are: credit cards and PayPal. Why? Both are easily traceable, they have great customer support, and should something go awry, they are very customer-oriented, meaning they are much more likely to be on your side on a dispute. I would stay away from using crypto-currencies for online casinos, as they are untraceable and make it harder for merchants to provide customer service for their clients.

Customer support

You must always look for casinos that offer good customer support. You can, and should, always visit website in order to see if they have an easily accessible customer portal. Good casinos will always put a great deal of emphasis in providing good customer support, and when you find one that does, you can enjoy yourself in the knowledge that you are dealing with people who care about the relationship they have with you.

While this is not a be-all-end-all list of things to look for (the quality and variety of the games they offer, along with how well the site displays on a mobile device are also important topics), today we’ve covered the basics of how to safely enjoy a virtual trip to an online casino. As you can see, by following very easy guidelines, you can protect yourself and have a great time in a safe, secure environment that is customer-oriented. 

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Lover of portable gaming and horror cinema. Indie filmmaker and game developer. Multimedia producer. Born in Paraguay, raised in Canada. Huge fan of "The Blair Witch Project", and "Sonic 3D Blast". Deputy head at Vita Player and its parent organization, Infinite Frontiers. Like what I do? Donate a coffee:

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