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The News Reveals How You Can Stay Safe When Gambling Online

Written by Jimmy Rustling

If you are an online gambler or you are thinking about partaking there is a good chance that you have at least heard one or two horror stories. Maybe you have heard stories about cheating gamblers stealing money from other patrons. Perhaps you have heard a story or two about online providers cheating their own customers. These stories are no doubt shocking, but you might even be more shocked to learn that some of them are two. News studies and reports show that over the years there have been a number of scandals involving online casinos. With the reach and sophistication of today’s hackers, the news says that you will want to be more careful than ever when gambling one. Choosing the wrong site or making the wrong move could end up you in a mountain of debt.

Choosing Licensed And Regulated Casinos

The news says that the major difference between online casinos and land-based ones is the variety. Not only do online casinos offer more games, but there are more gaming establishments to choose from. If you wanted to gamble in a brick and mortar casino, you would literally have a handful of choices. That is not the case with online providers at all. Online providers are in abundance and this is because many of them can get quickly established without a license. News reports show that these are the sites that you want to avoid because they will more than likely cheat you. Always make sure that you are opting for online providers that are licensed. Licensed casinos are required to adhere to stricter and harsher regulations.

Protected Logins

News reports show that consumers are shocked to learn that not all casinos use the same encryption software. When you register your account, you will be required to create a unique username and password. These will be the credentials that grant you access to the site. Once you enter in that username and password it should then be encrypted by the system and stored in a safe and secure database. Some sites will utilize inferior encryption software that will be easy prey for hackers. When you sign in to any online casino, you want to be confident that your information is going to be safe. News experts say that sites that offer SSL encryption are currently to most secure.

Protected For Preying Eyes

You just learned that when you enter in your username and password it is stored on a database. Just because this database is protected and secure from the outside world that doesn’t mean that it can’t be exposed to inside prying eyes. What is an irate employee gets a hankering to peek at your information? This is why you want to opt for a site that keeps your information protected from the public as well as their own employees. Just keep in mind that sites like will have anti-fraud departments that can gain access to your details to make sure that you are protected as effectively and efficiently as the website can.

Approval Of Transactions

The news says that any trusted online casino is going to require you to prove your identity before making a financial transaction. This is just simply a backup security measure that the casinos can use to verify that you are, in fact, who you say you are. The news also says that some of the most secure providers will go as far to ask for copies of your ID prior to accepting your first deposit or withdrawal. Keep in mind that driver’s licenses and passports are usually accepted form of identity. Some providers might even ask for a utility or phone bill just to verify that you are located at the right address. These are all security measure that you will want to consider when choosing an online provider.

Avoid All E-mails Requesting Information

A favorite method of hackers these days is to simply ask you for your information. This might sound funny, but they do it in such a professional manner that it is hard to detect. They send you a professional e-mail from your gaming provider asking for your username and password so they can update or later your account. News experts suggest always avoiding these types of interactions and going directly to the casino to verify the request.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.