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How To Spot Scam Online Casinos

Clarissa Kane | Published on April 14, 2012

How To Spot Scam Online Casinos
Just like in real life, where you will find businesses waiting to rip consumers off, this is also the case with the online world. And the risk is greater in online gambling where casinos, referred to as scam casinos, will be ready to steal your hard earned money.

Therefore, if you wish to invest serious money over an extended period in online gambling, it is well worth spending some hours, or even days, looking at the business which will be getting custody of your cash.

Thankfully, scam casinos aren't that difficult to recognize. There are some simple pointers available. The very first thing you need to search for may be the owner and the address. If the internet casino doesn't name the organization that owns it, end your search and find a different casino.

If the owner is mentioned, then search for the following info: Is the owner a business listed on the stock market? Does the owner offer any other online casinos? If the response to both of those questions is 'yes', it will boost your confidence in the casino. It's also advisable to complete a search on the internet for the owner.

Scam casinos, broadly speaking, don't give a complete postal address because, with no address, it may be difficult to initiate legal proceedings. Therefore, should the entire postal address not be given, forget that on line casino. If the address is given, take a look on the web or drop a registered letter.

Any online casino needs input from three providers. They are the licensor, the program provider and the auditor of gaming operations. The trustworthiness of these providers enhances the trustworthiness of the internet casino. If these three aren't named, then you definitely are most likely dealing with a scam casino.

If these providers have a poor reputation then, again, the internet casino should be avoided. The licensors have already been empowered by the land laws to manage on line gaming. A few of the reputable licensors would be the gaming commissions found at Malta, Kahnawake, Antigua, Gibraltar and Curacao. Some that ought to be avoided reside in Venezuela, St Kitts and Belize.

Likewise, a few of the reputed computer software providers are Microgaming, Cryptologic, Playtech, Rival and Real Time Gaming. C.O.A., Elke and Casinova are some which need to be avoided. Some on line casinos indicate that the program they have been using is proprietary. While this doesn't necessarily mean there will be bogus computer software, to be extra cautious, these internet casinos ought to be avoided.

The reputable auditors are Technical Systems Testing and eCOGRA. Most reputable on line casinos display monthly auditor reports on their websites and some time spent looking at these reports is fruitful.

It can't be overstated that on line casinos that pass the above-mentioned criteria aren't always good places to gamble at. When they do meet the requirements, then further investigation is warranted. However, when they neglect to meet the requirements, there's a high chance these might be scam casinos.