Is it safe to play online?
Even though online gaming has been around for over a decade, there
are still many players new to idea of giving out their personal
information online to an offshore company, let alone their money.
Rest assured, even though online gaming isn’t yet regulated in the
USA, most would say they feel very comfortable giving a sports
book, casino, or poker room their sensitive information. Most
establishments use encrypted software and guard their player’s
personal information like Fort Knox.
When depositing into an online casino, there are 3rd party
companies that you will actually go to when you’re ready to
deposit and they will handle the processing of your deposit and
help you transfer it into the gaming site so you’ll feel better
knowing the site doesn’t have your banking information. To
ensure you are who you say you are, you may be required to verify
your personal information, possibly taken from your credit report
or another source and to release your account number to you and/or
reset your password within the software and they’re very serious
about verifying this information.
Back in the day, many worried
that precautions weren’t being taken with this information but as
the message boards grew and players started talking, they slowly
weeded out the bad eggs and the non-trusted sites. The players
that had problems would post about it and players would know not
to play there. Most reliable casinos will carry the eCogra seal
ensuring you safe and fair play, or even backed by the Kahnawake
gaming commission which is empowered to regulate and control
gaming and gaming related activities conducted within and from the
Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake in accordance with the highest
principles of honesty and integrity. For the most part, at the
turn of the Century, the good casinos are standing, and by reading
articles and message boards, you’ll know which ones to trust.