Safety Measures Put in Place at Online Casinos

by Kevin on July 3, 2015

Online Casino Security

With the introduction of casino apps accessible on your mobile phone, virtual gambling has never been more popular or effortless. Yet many people are still suspicious of online casinos and do not feel safe wagering real money at such sites. We take a look at some of the security measures that have been put in place at reputable online casinos to ensure that your gaming experience is at all times safe and fair. We also show you what to look for before you sign up with a mobile or online casino.

Secure Banking

Those wary of online casinos will be happy to know that the most trusted gambling sites employ security measures similar to those used by banks to ensure that your information remains safe and private at all times. At Grand Fortune Casino, for example, state-of-the-art data encryption technology is used to guarantee that no third parties will be able to obtain access to players’ personal and sensitive information. Most good online casinos also use sophisticated firewalls and limit access to their sites by means of passwords and usernames that are chosen by the player.

Licensed and Regulated Online Casinos

Before you sign up at an online casino, you should always check and make sure that the casino is licensed by the proper authorities and regularly inspected by an independent regulatory body such as eCOGRA. It’s easy to check: simply scroll down to the bottom of the casino’s website and you should see the seals provided by regulatory bodies and licensing authorities. Preferably you should also make sure that the casino of your choice is part of an international complaints commission, such as CDS. CDS, or Critical Dispute System, provides recourse to players if they are unhappy with a casino’s treatment of them. If the casino is part of such an entity, it cannot ignore players’ concerns or complaints.

Fair Play: Random Number Generators

You may be thinking, ‘well, maybe casinos do offer the same security guarantees as banks and the financial transactions are safe, but how do I know they’re not cheating me’. The answer to this concern is that casinos which use RNGs (Random Number Generators) cannot cheat players. Random Number Generators are computer programs that churn out a multitude of random numbers each second. The instant the player presses the spin or play button, the RNG has already determined what the resultant combination will be – the spinning of the reels or of the roulette wheel is really just for show. The RNG generates so many numbers per second that if you press the spin button a nanosecond later you will receive an entirely different outcome. This makes it impossible to manipulate the outcome of a casino game that uses an RNG.

To ensure that the casino at which you would like to play makes use of an RNG that functions as it should, visit the casino’s fair play page. On this page, you will find out if the RNG is regularly tested and if the casino has been certified as a safe and fair gambling destination.

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