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Priority number one when sourcing an online casino is its licences. These are worn like a badge of honour by the online casinos, so they should be displayed clearly. They’ll typically be found at the footer of the website. Be on the lookout for logos belonging to organisation such as eCOGRA, Be Gamble Aware.org, Gambling Commission and GamCare.
The UK Gambling Commission is an Authority that issues licences to online casinos who’re following their stringent guidelines. Established in 2005, its aim is to prevent crime in gambling, ensure its conducted fairly and protect children and the vulnerable from the past-time. If a site doesn’t follow any or all of these policies, the licence is redacted. eCOGRA is a globally recognised objective testing agency and aims to guarantee players enjoy fair and open gaming. To guarantee a casino is playing ball, the company will regularly audit the casinos results and the winnings. Top software provider Microgaming held a substantial role in the development of eCOGRA, so you can be sure their material is good to go.
Before the undisclosed fee purchase was set in stone, Playtech performed a trial run using BetBuddy’s analytical software. The game developing company utilised BetBuddy’s algorithms to determine any players who were displaying ‘at-risk’ behaviour. This pioneering software will become a permanent fixture within Playtech’s own IMS system which will ensure the protection of the company and most importantly, the player at online and mobile casinos.
Sometimes it’s as simple as looking at the casinos features. The first port of call is the URL. The presence of a HTTPS prefix in the URL, indicated whether or not it’s secure. It’s the S in HTTPS you’re looking for. This means that it’s encrypted by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). This guarantees vault like encryption for your personal details. Teamed with this, a small padlock symbol before the link will tell you you’re in safe hands.