Nowadays with so much choice when it comes to an online casino it can be a fast way to losing your money, not only are the odds already stacked against you but what if you win? are you guaranteed a payout? Here are a few basic but essential tips to avoid getting scammed by the casinos!

  • Always play at regulated casinos, in the UK this is easier as every casino targeting UK players must be licensed and regulated in the UK, especially if thy advertise on UK media ie TV, Print and online.
  • Deposit using a credit card, although this may bring a surcharge (always check with your CC company) you are able to do a chargeback if a casino runs of with your money or they refuse a payout. You will only be able to get your deposit back though. Doing fraudulent charge backs is financial fraud and highly illegal, not only will casinos take legal action you will be banned from a a huge network of online casinos.
  • Don’t bother playing if you aren’t of legal age. You will be caught and you payout refused, it’s simply not worth it. All casinos have a KYC procedure (know your customer) which forces them to get copies of your Identity such as passport and utility bill. Making false copies of documents is illegal and people have been jailed for this.
  • Always read the terms of each casino, especially when taking a bonus. Each casino has different terms and wagering requirements for bonuses. Nowadays bonuses come with very high wagering requirement it’s almost impossible to make a profit from it. Also cans have introduced a ‘max bet’ rule when a bonus is in affect, usually around 10% of your total balance. This makes some games hard to play. Also check for excluded games, table games are almost always excluded.
  • If you’ve never heard of a casino do a quick google for them, see if they have a large online presence and any reviews. Also check on social media, do they have a large following? do their followers interact with them or do the follows look paid for? paid followers is a massive red flag.
  • Always play at casinos with reputable software such as Microgaming, Playtech or NetEnt. Vendors of other software maybe unreliable or prone to ‘fixing’ their software so the RTP ┬áis even lower than advertised. (RTP is the over all return to player, ie 95% returns 95c for every $1 wagered)

Remember be critical of every new casino you visit, send them an email and see how their customer support is. If you have any other queries shoot me an email!