How to find safe and secure online casino sites for real money

You probably wish for luck to win when you gamble online, but you don’t want to have to rely on luck for the casino to actually pay out your winnings. Check the operator’s security and safety before gambling for real money online. It is not difficult to determine whether a casino site is legitimate, but some precautions must be taken to avoid serious problems.

Always Research The Online Casino Before Proceeding 

Some casino sites’ legitimacy can be assumed based on how well-known the company is. For example, if you sign up with, you may believe that there is no need to investigate how legitimate this company is because its legitimacy is confirmed by those who endorse it. This is not foolproof advice, but as with most things in life, a little common sense can go a long way. All the best sites will be peer-reviewed, and you should ask yourself why you would sign up to a site that appears to receive constant negativity. 

Third-party sites from casino experts classify casino operators as safe or blacklisted. Many also have a checklist of what to expect from a safe online casino and help you determine whether a gambling site is safe and secure to use. These websites may include a list of casino experts who will provide you with an unbiased opinion of a specific online casino. Make a list of a few sites you trust that will never lead you to a scam.

Don’t Use Obscure Sites 

If you come across a website that is offering an unbelievable promotion, please pause and think about it. First and foremost, is this offer too good to be true? Most bookmaker offers are designed to be appealing, but the reality is that you are unlikely to win a large sum of money from them. You have every right to be suspicious if a website appears to be giving money away. Furthermore, if they do not provide enough information online, you should not be prepared to make a deposit with them. 

Second, you should be aware that the best sites almost always have the best promotions. This is because they have the resources to carry out such promotions. Most legitimate obscure sites will not be promoted in any way.

List Of Payment Methods Approved By Online Casinos

If a site is legitimate, you will be able to withdraw your funds in the same manner in which you deposited them. Some websites make deposits extremely simple while making withdrawals nearly impossible. You should avoid these websites like the plague! Here is a list of payment methods that we recommend you use.

  • Debit Card – If possible, always deposit using a debit card. It is super easy and in the strange occurrence of something going wrong you will stand a much greater chance of getting your money back.
  • Prepaid Card – We know that sometimes some banks pick up on gambling transactions and cancel the transaction. If this is the case for you, we recommend that you get a prepaid card.
  • PayPal – This is the preferred option by many, as personal information will never need to be passed on to the online casino itself. 

Legitimate Casino Sites Are Regulated By Third Parties 

A casino site’s activities must be regulated by a third party in order for it to be legal. This means that a site must have all the necessary certificates from the appropriate organizations. The UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority, for example, are two of the most powerful gambling authorities in the world. These ensure the safety of your money and personal information, as well as the fairness of the games on the site. Basically, making certain that the games are not rigged in any way.

Our advice is to take it easy and avoid promotions and websites that appear to be too good to be true. One advantage of the modern world is that a quick google search allows you to learn more about the site you are considering playing at. If you consider everything mentioned above, it is very unlikely that you will ever encounter any problems.

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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