There’s a lot of fun to be had in poker, but while some people are quite comfortable popping into their local casino, making the jump to online play is a daunting prospect that feels fraught with danger and potential trouble. That’s why we’re publishing this handy guide we’ve come across that offers you a few key safety tips to guarantee you keep yourself online when you’re choosing an online casino.
Before you start looking into the casino site itself, you need to have one in mind. While there are plenty of new and independent casinos opening online, the safest way if you’re new to the scene is probably to go with a recognised brand. With a well-known site such as Betfair’s casino for example, you know what you’re getting and the odds and services on offer are likely to be familiar to anyone who uses a bookmaker. It’s always worth considering using a well-known company, after all they’re well-known for a reason. If you’re not sure though, a quick check of the reviews will give you a better idea how the site matches up to the others on offer. If you see a lot of one-star reviews then you should treat them as pretty serious red flags!
So the reviews are good and the brand sounds familiar? It’s a good start but there’s more you need to do. Before you even consider putting money down you need to check that the site has a licence. This is usually found in the about us section of a website, but if you can’t find it easily, the site might still be legitimate. Contact the website directly, usually they’ll have a contact us page, and see if they can provide you with a license number. It’s a simple test but as long as the site has a license, you can breathe a little easier that they are at least honest. After that, you should take some time before your register to go over the terms and conditions thoroughly. Being familiar with these is the best way to make sure you’ve got everything clear in your head about how the site runs and how you’ll claim your winnings. The last thing you want is to win a load of money and then find out that you won’t be allowed to get it for a month. It’s also very important at this stage that when you register, make sure you’re happy with your account ID because registering for multiple accounts is seen as a big no-no by most online casinos. You’ll likely find their exact position in the terms and conditions but to be sure you’re playing it safe, the best thing to do is simply not to make multiple accounts. That sign-up bonus isn’t worth risking all your winnings by breaking the rules.
To help you remember these helpful tips, we’ve found this animation below that will hopefully help you remember to be safe when you play online: