Computers, laptops, and smartphones have become an integral part of our lives. Especially smartphones, which have become an extension of one’s self. People are spending more time with their phones, compared to actual people. The virtual world provides a vast new universe, where people can search and surf about any topic of their liking. More and more services are moving online, to keep in sync with the changing taste of people. Everything from shopping, banking, socializing, and entertainment has moved online. The virtual world has given individuals the opportunities to explore things that never seemed possible just a few years back.

An individual from a country like India, where betting is considered illegal, can visit online betting sites and place wagers on games of their favorite sports. A person residing in a state where gambling is considered illegal, can visit online casinos and get their rush.

In the past few months, thanks to the lockdowns, more and more people are getting towards online gaming, and especially towards online gambling, to keep themselves busy, and try to make some quick bucks. But in order to gamble with online casinos, an individual has to deposit real money, in order to buy tokens, which can be used to play games.

Money can be deposited via a number of different methods, starting from net banking, using your credit or debit cards, using e-wallets like PayPal, Skrill or Neteller, or cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, or ethereum.

While depositing money with an online gambling site, one question would always linger at the back of a player’s mind, `is my money safe?´. The answer to this question is Yes, online casinos are safe, provided that you deal with reputed and trustworthy sites. There are certain things to look out for, which can help you determine whether an online casino is safe or not.

License

The first and foremost thing that you should check before dealing with any online casino is whether the casino is licensed with a regulatory authority or not. Some of the common countries which grant a licence to online casinos include Malta, Gibraltar, Curacao, and the UK. Check out the license number on the website and cross-check it with the website of the licensing authority.

Encryption

Browse through the website in order to check how secure the site is. A site having SSL encryption is much more secure compared to a normal site. In order to confirm that, you should select sites who’s URL starts from HTTPS compared to HTTP, with the former being more secure.

Mode of Payment

One of the hallmarks of a good online casino is the ease of depositing and withdrawing money. Most reputed casino sites offer a variety of ways in which you can deposit money or cash out. However, if you are wary of sharing your bank account details, or the details of your card, you should always choose to do transactions via e-wallets like Skrill or Neteller, to add an extra layer of safety. Also, it is better if the casino accepts deposits in your local currency, rather than converting to a foreign currency.

Customer Support

In case of any eventuality or a problem, the customer care service of a site should be easy to reach. Most reputed sites offer 24*7 chat support and email assistance. If the site has a 24-hour hotline, it makes it much easier to speak to an executive to rectify your issue

Risk Of Hacking

No website is perfect. But most reputed gambling sites go to vast lengths in order to keep their sites secure from hackers. All the sensitive data of a customer is sent via encrypted channels in order to prevent potential data thefts. Also, the licensing authority keeps a close eye on the functioning and data security of online gambling sites, providing an additional layer of security. So thankfully, the personal and financial details of players are safe with such reputed sites.