Picture it now, playing a few rounds of your favourite online casino game – feeling that rush of adrenaline shoot through your body as you inch closer and closer to that next big win – is a fabulous way to blow off steam after a hard day or treat yourself to a spot of ‘you’ time’.
Sounds great right? Well, of course, the last thing you want is to have to worry about whether or not the entertaining games you are playing are actually safe and secure. Who wants to worry about ‘where is my data going once I click this button’? or ‘are my credit card details safe here’? This is something I certainly don’t want to be worrying about and I am pretty sure you don’t want to be either.
A good rule of thumb is to know what to look out for before you jump in head first and be hit with a harsh reality down the line. So we are here to answer the question on everyone’s lips, how can you filter out the reliable online casinos from the ones that are not so trustworthy?
Don’t fret my fellow gamer, we have done all the hard work for you and gathered the top 5 tips for choosing a secure casino online and how to spot any warning signs to help you to know what casinos to stay away from.
Look at license quality
Like most things in life, if it doesn’t look right, then it more than likely isn’t, however, with more and more developers popping up left right and centre nowadays, it can be hard to know who to trust. Therefore, we recommend that you look out for any licensed gaming logos. You should make yourself familiar with names such as the UKGC or the MGA -these are two bodies which have passed the tough regulations of the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority. There are also some European licensing authorities so make sure to do your homework and see who of the logo’s attached to any websites represent. A quick way to know if you are in danger is if you spot no licensed logos whatsoever. Overall, you are more than likely to be safe if you see any of the logo’s you are already familiar with if not, do your research.
Check out the sites software providers
As the old saying goes, you are the company you keep and that is very relevant for casinos and their software providers. You can tell a lot about a casino by checking out who they work with. There are some really well-established software providers such as Microgaming, NetEnt, Nektan and Playtech.
We highly recommend that as soon as you come across a new casino, that you fancy playing with, make sure to have a look at the gaming library that the casino has to offer. (Don’t forget to also take into account, the overall offerings and promotions which are on offer with these games and the casino overall.
Stay up to date
We recommend that you keep your ear to the ground and have a fair idea about what is going on in the world of online casinos. You can find out a lot about a particular casino by googling the name of the casino, you are more than likely going to find out quite a bit from casino forums, facebook chats or even google web listings themselves. Make sure to suss out which casinos have a good reputation from the ones that will waste both your time and money.
Due to the fact that in the eyes of a casino, it is all about you, the player – This can, of course, be to your benefit. So while there is some serious bonus offers available, you want to make sure that you are not putting your time and dollars into the wrong casinos. Another important aspect which must be taken into account when you are doing your research on new casinos is their customer service. You can be sure to get some true insight into casinos via other players and their experience when gaming with the casino you have your eye on.
One thing that is for sure is that any reputable casino will have high-end customer support service that speaks for itself. While you may find the answer to your problem in the FAQ’s, it is well within your rights to contact a member of the customer service team and have your problem resolved in a timely and professional manner.