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March 14, 2017

Security on UK Casino Sites Tighter than Ever

The thing that prevents many people from playing real money games online is the security. The sites that provide such software have been making pioneering steps to make their sites safer than ever to entice these reluctant players to get online.

The dot com boom was a glorious time in which sites came online like wildfire. This also led to a massive boom in credit card fraud online, as people didn’t truly understand how to protect themselves online. Obviously the Internet and security protocols have changed massively since then, but the idea of credit card and identity fraud still frightens a lot of people. 

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Security on these sites is intense, including SSL encryption and alternative payment methods. These are revolutionizing the way that we pay and play online, making it more secure. There are eWallets, eVouchers and all sorts of other ways to make payments online without disclosing your details.

There are many UK casinos online out there that allow people to play without adding any card details. They can do this by allowing them to use one of the alternate methods above or even by allowing them to play with a free play bonus. This is given with the hope of the player eventually placing a deposit, but they don’t have to do so to get the bonus.

To debunk the old stigma of casino sites and poor cybersecurity, UK casinos are really raising the game and becoming more secure than the average site. These sites are plagued by those that aren’t doing the same, however, as these are detractors to the overall security of the industry. While there are flaws within any security system that could be exploited, the onus on sites is to watch out for these flaws and secure them. 

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The more insidious side of these sites are the scam ones, which don’t wait for hackers to get involved, they just defraud the customer directly. They can use fake Gambling Commission certificates or even fraudulent fair play certification to fool players into disclosing their details. They can defraud these players with unfair games, poor terms and even ban those that win. All legitimate gambling online casinos must attempt to be completely transparent in order to dispel the effects of scam versions.

The Government is highly involved in shutting down unregulated sites and stepping in on offers that they find to be misleading. This has become stricter than ever, with terms and conditions being more stringently policed. Overall, a lot is being done in the industry to make it more acceptable and friendly to those that wish to play these games. 

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A lot of opportunities exist on these sites to make some money, as long as the player is responsible. The sites are making more of an effort to look after their security and payment methods, which may just prove to be their saving grace in tough financial times. With Brexit and the value of the pound making things difficult for most UK businesses, these online casinos must do everything in their power to attract players. 

Edited by Alicia Young
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