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Dec
30th

Staying Safe Online

The internet can be a dangerous place and there are cybercriminals just waiting to steal sensitive information of infect computers with nasty malware. Fortunately the world of internet bingo is relatively safe if players use common sense and do a little homework. Staying safe online is easy if players pay attention to certain details when choosing a suitable internet bingo site. There are a few things players should know about any bingo site they are considering.

Players should always check the country where the bingo site is licensed. European licensing jurisdictions such as Malta and Gibraltar are safe and must adhere to strict EU laws and regulations governing online gambling. Caribbean and Central American licensing jurisdictions have little or no regulation and internet bingo sites licensed in these countries should be thoroughly researched and approached with some caution. The gaming commission in the UK maintains a ‘white list’ of approved licensing jurisdictions and players should consult the list when selecting a bingo site. Most reputable licensing jurisdictions require that internet bingo sites operate legally and ethically. Games on the site will be tamper proof and any information provided by players will be safe and secure. Reputable jurisdictions require all players to be of legal age to play. Players who are unsure of the policies of the licensing jurisdiction should do a little research. Remember Google is a player’s best friend. Unfortunately internet bingo players located in the United States need to do more research than their European counterparts thanks to ill advised anti online gambling legislation that left them at the mercy of unregulated offshore bingo sites.

Be sure to check all banking policies especially withdrawal policies. Some less than reputable bingo sites make it as difficult as possible for players to withdraw their winnings. What good is winning if a player cannot access those winnings? The terms and conditions for deposits and withdrawals should be clearly listed in easy to understand language.  Be sure to check what online payment services are available.

Check to see if the internet bingo site is a member of a reputable regulatory organization such as eCONGRA. (E-Commerce Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance) Keep in mind that some sites will use fake organizations in an attempt to lend credibility to the site. Check the credentials of any regulatory organization.

Internet bingo is easily one of the most popular games online and can provide players with hours of fun and entertainment along with the chance to win some serious cash! Be sure to take advantage of the bingo bonuses and bingo promotions and stay safe!