How safe are online casinos?

There are so many online casinos out there nowadays, how do we know if they are safe or not? How do we know if we can trust them with our money? This article will go over the main things that ensure trust and safety of your money and details.

First of all you should consider the software developer. All online casinos run using specific software designed by various different gaming companies. The five biggest are Microgaming, Playtech, Cryptologic, Boss Media and Real Time Gaming. They are all big companies floating on the stock exchange. Any casinos running with software provided by these five companies is almost guaranteed to be safe because they only provide to reputable casinos. They would not do anything to risk their reputation because their business is at stake.

After the software, the next part of the security is SSL (Secure Socket Layer) 128-bit encryption. This comes into play when any of your details are being input, transferred or processed. It works in two ways. The first is the Secure Socket Layer. This makes a temporary key which expires after you have done the transaction. The key encrypts the data you send so only you and the software processing your data can open the data. Anyone else intercepting it would see random numbers and letters that mean absolutely nothing. The next part is the 128-bit encryption. This defines how big the encryption key is made – i.e. how hard it would be to break the key. 128-bit encryption makes a key with 340 trillion trillion trillion numbers. That is not only almost impossible to break, but the temporary SSL key will expire long before someone even gets a fraction of the way through trying to crack it.

So there you have it. Online casinos today use very secure methods to make everything run smoothly. Just stick with the big and well known casinos and you will have no problems at all. If you ever have any doubts either seek advice or report anything you suspect.

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