For anyone entering the online gaming industry for the first time there is a "Bible" of rules that you should follow in order to guarantee your safety and online gambling enjoyment. This article is going to list some of those golden rules with explanations of why they are important for your safety and security. Online gambling is "overall" a safe and secure form of entertainment, just as safe as gambling at any land based casino, in actuality its better than gambling at your local casino because it costs less, there's no traveling involved and no waitress to tip for your drinks! But it is a different world online than on land, and it's wise to know what to look for when visiting an establishment that you may wish to gamble your hard earned money at. The list of "gambling commandments" below is very important, read and remember.
- Can you contact the casino by phone? Always search an online gaming establishment's website for phone numbers. Once you find these numbers be sure to call and see if you are greeted by a customer service rep for that site. It's very important that you have a line of communication available with the site you choose to gamble at incase of any problems or if you need help in anyway. If there is no phone number listed on the website of the gambling site, move on to another and leave that one alone.
- Look for a "Seal of Approval" symbol(s). Accredited online gaming sites will almost always get approval seals to display on their website to provide a visual to its customers that they have been approved of by the top regulators and webmasters in online gambling. Having these "Seals" shows that this gambling establishment is recommended and regulated by the gambling industry which is of utmost importance.
- Terms & Conditions – ALL online gaming sites will have their own "small print" which is labeled their terms and conditions and in this document you will find any rules, laws and exceptions to their games, bonuses, contests and progressive jackpots. Extremely important to know these facts especially when taking a "bonus" offer or "free chip" offer from any online casino. Know what you're getting into before you enter in to it.
- Using Google to your benefit – When you find an online gaming site that peaks your interest do yourself a huge favor and do a google search on them first before registering an account and becoming a player there. If there is anything wrong or corrupt with said gambling site, it will most definitely show up in a google search.
Things to look for include:
- Bad player experiences
- Non payment of winnings
- Non payment of progressive jackpots
- Malware installed on your computer during download
- Rogue establishments, if an online gambling site is considered "rogue" by other online webmasters or gamblers its best that you stay away.
These are just a few examples of important issues you can find about any online gaming site by doing a search of said site.
There are thousands of online gaming sites on the web now, and it's impossible to search each and everyone and still be able to enjoy some gambling entertainment. But by following the gambling commandments above, your online gambling time will be that much safer and enjoyable.