Security is Key to Online Gambling Patrons

Published Saturday, March 07, 2009 -

Security is the main feature online gambling customers consider when choosing a casino, poker room or bingo site.
A new survey from VeriSign showed that 85% of consumers consider trusting a site to be the most important factor in interacting with an internet location and sharing personal or confidential information. Moreover they stated that brands that did not protect their online identity made them feel "distrustful" (56%), "disappointed" (17%), "betrayed" (13%), and "indifferent". According to the same survey every fifth participant is being engaged in fewer online activities due to security concerns.

In order to protect themselves from problems 62% of consumers look for the lock icon in the address bar and 55 % for a logo or seal from the site providing them with web security.

Craig Spiezle, who is chairman and founder of the Authentication and Online Trust Alliance (AOTA) states that "The best security for consumers is education and using the latest tools and technologies that are out there to help counter fraud. As we move more and more of our lives online for example, banking, shopping, paying bills, communicating, registering, renewing, pssible fraud threats follow closely behind. The key is to keep one step ahead by knowing how to protect yourself online, embracing best practices and using the latest technologies."

You want to make sure that you are choosing your websites for membership based not only on things like payout schedules and progressive jackpots, but also on the details that will ensure you're playing on a secure website, be it slot, poker, or sportsbetting. Players should take into consideration when selecting an online casino the eCOGRA Seal of Approval.

Playing in online casinos one of the great pleasures of the internet. Wise gamblers play with what they are willing to lose. You'll find a never-ending amount of advice on the subject: from separate accounts, to using a single credit card while gambling. The most important part is knowing where to stop. Set a loss goal in mind for yourself. When you reach that point, it's time to end the game. Strategists will say the same for winning; once you've achieved your goal, set aside half as pure profit and continue playing with the other 50%. That way, you really will come out a winner every time, whether you made money that day or not. "

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