One of the biggest reasons many of us don’t just sign up to every online casino on the planet is that we’re worried about our safety. After all, we’re handing out card details, address details, and a whole ton of other personal information that we really don’t want to fall into the wrong hands. Finding a safe online casino is imperative if you fancy a flutter and don’t want to end up with a dreaded phonecall from the bank. But, how do you make sure the online casinos you’re signing up to are safe? Here are some top tips to ensure a safe online casino experience every time.
The first thing you’re going to want to make sure any safe online casino has is an SSL certificate. This clever piece of technology makes sure that any information you send through their site is encrypted, making it less likely to fall into the wrong hands. Many web browsers will now tell you if a site is secure in the address bar. If you see a padlock and ‘secure’ then you’ll know that they are using SSL technology to keep your information safe.
Using review and top list sites (like Online Casinos Ireland) is a good way of ensuring you’re only signing up with safe and secure online casinos. You can also do your own bit of research and search for a particular casino before you sign up. Remember, some people will leave bad reviews just because they’re in a mood or have had a losing streak, so take everything you read online with a pinch of salt. However, if you see a lot of bad reviews, specifically about casinos not paying out, then steer clear!
Do you know what an RNG (Random Number Generator) is? It’s what all safe casinos should be using if they want to prove that the software they’re using is fair. They should often test their RNG for fairness and use a third party auditor to keep everything in check. A legit casino will be very open and honest about the type of software they are using. By keeping their software regularly updated, they can also ensure that it’s bug free and protected from hackers. So, have a look around a potential casino’s site and check out their RNG details and auditor.
A legitimate and safe online casino will always promote responsible gaming – end of story! There are plenty of different methods that they can help do this, and we don’t just mean an article on gambling responsibly. Mr Green is a prime example as they have a range of self exclusion options, so you can limit the amount you bet each day/week/month and even give yourself a break from the site altogether. A good casino will always want to make sure that their customers aren’t gambling in an irresponsible manner. You can read more about responsible gambling in Ireland in my guide here.
If you ever get a funny feeling about a casino or are unsure, my advice to you is to give it a miss. However, by using these tips and tricks you can make sure you only hand over your money to a safe online casino (or as safe as possible). Remember, even some of the big names can fall prey to scams or hacks, so just keep your wits about you and don’t give over more information than you need to. Happy, safe gambling!