Online Gaming – How to Know Who to Trust…
Whenever there is a financial transaction on the internet there is a risk. For most people this only manifests when buying items from online supermarkets or ordering items online. However, for one increasingly large section of the internet the risk is the whole reason that people are online in the first place.
I am talking of course about online casino games. For many the risk is too great and there will never be the trust needed for them to play. But nowadays casino games are big business on the internet and reputation is very important; companies like 32Red invest thousands of pounds on online security for their casino games players. The big names are the most reliable, and in the modern age, probably more secure than an actual real life casino itself.
However, to say that rogue online casinos are a problem is a bit of an understatement. At any one time there are around 35 dodgy sites operating at once. They can be responsible for thousands of pounds worth of lost rewards due to things like crediting due bonuses earned by players, delaying or defaulting in remitting withdrawals asked by players or backing out of their commitments in some other way. So, what can you do?
The simplest way to identify rogue casinos is to check out the blacklist of online casino watch dog organizations. Ultimately players must learn to identify rogue casinos by studying their websites, but checking out blacklists is a beginning. It is possible that a particular casino has not come to the notice of the watch dog organization and hence is not on their list. It is also possible that though an online casino is not exemplary it has not yet reached the level of a rogue casino and that is the reason it is not on the list.
However, there is one single overriding accepted way of dealing with these sites. Talking to other people. Sharing information with other players is the best way to identify the dodgy sites. There are several online forums and message boards where online casino players regularly interact and share experiences and people are rather quick to spill the beans on shifty operators.
So stick to the trusted big-name sites, check the watchdogs and ask around. You do those three things then you have very little to worry about.