Safe Online Casinos: Cyber Security Month

Published October 15, 2010 by OCR Editor

Safe Online Casinos: Cyber Security Month

Five ways to safer play.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a national campaign to encourage web users to protect themselves and their computers.

The online gambling and gaming industry has already developed its own standards and certification system in the form of eCOGRA who rubber stamp sites that offer fair and responsible gaming.

National Cyber Security Awareness month is a good time to review your own practice - take our five steps to online casino cyber security.

  1. Do you look for industry auditor and regulation certification when selecting a new online casino? Independent watchdogs provide certification that endorses sites that have been audited or inspected against a set of industry standards. Online casinos that bear the eCOGRA stamp take active steps to offer players safe, secure payments, fair gaming with high payouts and excellent customer service.
  2. Do you check out the policies of new sites you visit? Responsible online casinos all have transparent security and privacy policies which are easy to find on their site and explain how they protect players in terms of the storage and usage of financial and private information.
  3. Do you feel you could have a tendency for gambling addiction? If so choose an online casino that offers more than just safe gambling advice; some have account closure, restriction services or self exclusion options. These features all help those who have an inclination to make the serious transition from gambling for fun into gambling addiction.
  4. Have you looked at the payment options and looked into the security credentials of online casinos you are unfamiliar with? All responsible online gambling operators offer players a wide choice of safe payment options, encrypted security and peace of mind. Those extra cautious can choose payment options which are via a third party such as PayPal.
  5. Do you keep your ear to the ground? You should take note of gambling blogs, web portals and online communities to keep track of the latest online casino news. Finding out feedback from real players is the best way to get the big picture. It can forewarn you about problematic sites or flag up great offers and responsive operators.

Follow OCR's advice to play safely during National Cyber Security Awareness Month and beyond.

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