Online casinos have access to players’ funds and sensitive information, such as credit card numbers. They need to be kept safe from theft and other dangers. Players should check if the following steps to ensure security have been taken by their casino of choice.

Privacy Policy is full of important information about how the casino collects data and keeps it safe, and which data it is in the first place. There’s information used to verify a player’s identity or to process, payments, as well as demographic information necessary for improving services. Generally no data is ever given to a third party, except when it’s legally required or if employed processors are third parties. The access to all the sensitive information is limited to just a few people. Security software, such as firewalls, protects it from hackers. Every player should read the Privacy Policy before joining a casino.

128-bit Secure Socket Layer Encryption and other encryption protocols are used to protect financial transactions. The information is scrambled while it’s being transferred, and intercepting it before unscrambling renders it useless. In addition to the latest SSL version, the best casinos work with VeriSign, Thawte or other experts to check if everything is perfectly secure. The logos of these companies on the website mean the casino is safe.

Dispute resolution regarding winnings or bonuses is also an aspect of security. Every single transaction needs to be archived by the casino, so that everything is transparent. Independent mediators, such as eCOGRA, access the archives and resolve disputes.