How To Choose a Reputable Online Casino
Finding a reputable online casino can be a dicey propositon.
With literally thousands of online casinos on the internet, it can
sometimes become very confusing as to which ones are safe and reputable, and
which casinos are not. So many of them are beautifully designed, look very
professional and offer great signup bonuses, so how does one go about
choosing the "reputable" online casinos while avoiding the "dodgy" ones?
When choosing an online casino to play at, one should always take into
consideration the following points:Licensed casino: Is the casino licensed?
While many online casinos are licensed, a significant number of casinos are
not. There are plenty of unlicensed, illegal gambling casinos which are
nothing more than money scam operations. One should always avoid these
casinos at all costs.Where is the casino licensed?: While online casinos
licensed in Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Gibraltar,
Kahnawake, Netherlands Antilles, United Kingdom and the West Indies are
recommended, online casinos licensed in Eastern Europe should be approached
with extreme caution.24/7 Support: Does the casino offer 24/7 phone, fax,
live chat and email support? Test the casino's customer service department
by asking them a few questions about their games, bonuses, etc and measure
how long it takes to receive a decent response.Professional Recogition: Is
the online casino officially recognised by various gaming bodies and
authorities? For instance, are the payout percentages of the online casino
independently reviewed by auditors such as PricewaterhouseCoopers? Is this
information made publicly available?Blacklisted: Is the online casino
blacklisted for any reason? There are many casinos which have been
blacklisted by several gambling portals for one reason or another. Although
not all blacklists are credible sources of information, one should avoid
online casinos which appear in several blacklists.Software: Casino software
providers such as iGlobalMedia, Microgaming, Playtech, Random Logic, Real
Time Gaming and WaterLogic are very popular and have excellent reputations
in the online gambling industry.With so many online casinos coming and
going, and with so many cons and scams surfacing on the internet everyday,
one needs to be especially careful when registering one's credit card with
or transferring money to an online casino.
The above set of guidelines may not completely safeguard a player's
money, but they are nevertheless a good set of common sense points to go
by when choosing an online casino to play at.