Online Casinos: How to Separate the Safe From the Unsafe

Here are some tips to help you to determine if an online casino is honest or if there is a good chance they are just going to steal your money.

Online Casino Technology:

Even though there are thousands of online casinos there are only a few companies that write the online casino programs. These are the online casinos you want to risk your money, the other online casinos may be legitimate, but all the most reputable online casinos use these programs. You can find out who wrote the online casino software by checking out the website. If it is not mentioned on the homepage you can find it in the about us or the FAQ sections of the online casino site. If it is not mentioned on the site you can always send the casino an email asking them. If they do not reply you should not gamble your money there.

Judging a Casino by its Cover:

Online casinos and poker rooms bring in millions of dollars a year. If you go t a casinos website and the site itself looks cheap and poorly designed or if the different menus do not work properly if may be a sign that the casino is less then the best and maybe this is a fly by night operation and after you deposit your money with them they may disappear. This may just be a new online casino, and they do not have the money for a good web designer, but I recommend only playing in a well established online casino or poker rooms. This will ensure that the casino you play in will be honest and all you have to worry about is collusion and web hackers, but that is a different story completely.

Chat Rooms and Forums:

Before playing in any online casino or poker room I recommend that you go to some chat rooms and forums that talk about online casino gambling; look for posts talking about the online casino you are thinking about opening a player account with and see what other players have to say about that casino. Chances are you will find some good posts about any online casino and poker room no matter how dishonest they are just because the people who work for that casino probably spam the forums with good reviews for their casino, but if most of the comments are bad or if you can not find any posts at all about a particular online casino or poker room then I recommend you pick a different online casino and poker room.

Google It:

Type in the name of the online casino and the word review after it; most online casinos have been reviewed at least a dozen times and you should be able to read some reviews immediately if it is a legitimate online casino or poker room.


Most reputable online casinos will offer their customers the best and most up to date security possible. This is to ensure that the online casino is safe from hackers that would want to break in and drain money from the casino, and to make sure the casino is safe from collusion. This is when two or more players work together to win money from the casino or from the other players in the poker rooms.

The best way to ensure your self a safe online gambling experience is to fully investigate the online casino or poker room you are thinking about depositing your money into before you even open your account. This will save you from most problems down the road.

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