By August 1, 2013

What Is It That Makes Online Casinos sites So Secure?

Key-on-screen When you put your card details in to any website, you need to be sure that you can trust that website to keep those details safe? But how can you be sure that the online casino that you are choosing to bet on is reputable?

There are some casino sites out there that may take a while to pay out your winnings, or at least that is what I have found, but I have thus far managed to keep my card details between me and the company I gave them to. I have, in the past perhaps, taken chances with companies that were under threat of being hacked, but I have learned to steer clear of anything that doesn’t meet my checklist now.

There are some basic steps that you can take to gauge a website’s credibility. A simple Google search should return results that say rogue or blacklisted if there are any issues.

Once you are on the website, check for good design and mention of where the company is registered. Make sure they have signed an agreement with a gaming body that has a code of conduct and a list of rules regarding the site, including the Ecogra seal of approval.

Companies such as Winagames Australia use numerous reputable banking options such as credit and debit cards, Neteller, PaySafeCash, ClickandBuy, Direct Bank Transfer and more. Make sure that the green padlock appears next to the web address on any page where you are asked to put in the details of these accounts and cards.

Reputable software is part and parcel of online gaming. Companies such as Playtech, Microgaming and other big casino software vendors will only deal with reputable companies, so you can look out for their software as a seal of approval too.

On the security tab on the casino website, check for P128-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Digital Encryption, ISO certifications, PCI Compliance, and various anti-fraud measures which you can double check by running through Google.

Another way to make sure that you have chosen the best option for your money is by using forums where people discuss websites. Perhaps start a discussion in these forums and mention the names of various sites that you want to play in. By checking with other players, you can feel relaxed about playing games on a website that won’t rip you off or sell you details to third parties who could use them for simple spam or something more nefarious.

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