Avoiding Online Gambling Scams

Casino Scam

Gambling related scams have never been as widely known and widespread as when they finally came into contact with cyberspace. Online gambling, while beneficial for gambling aficionados, allowing them to play and enjoy the fun at home, also has some disadvantages, most notably the existence of online gambling scams.

Online scams usually include the refusal of a given gaming company to “give you” your winnings. Some gambling scams can even go so far as to completely refuse to let you win with absurd probabilities, and then let you cash in the rest of the money you have left.

A good way to avoid these scam sites is to know who they are. Here are two of the most common online gambling scams you should know and be able to easily detect.

Illegitimate Bonuses

Some gambling companies even go so far as to invite their old ransomed customers to use “bonuses” by telling them how nice they are to be ripped off and to offer a bonus if you play with them. Just think, where did they get your contact information? Well, they understood it in the short form that you filled out when you joined the first fraudulent casino, and they are actually looking to rip you off again.

What are they doing? When it’s time for you to claim your bonus, they tell you that you are not eligible to receive it.

To avoid being ripped off again, never fall into this type of offer. Even if you have not been scammed yet, they will still send you a bonus offer and then refuse to give it to you once you have deposited your money. A good rule of thumb for online gambling, if it’s too good to be true, then that’s probably the case.

Legitimate Casino

One of the ways to know a legitimate online casino is its affiliations and memberships; One of them is the Interactive Gaming Council (ICG). However, the logos provided by such organizations can easily be copied over the network. What the scammers do is that they sometimes mimic even to reproduce the design of a legitimate casino to pass theirs. It is a good idea to search for the name of the online casino on the list of members of this organization. ICG and others usually provide a list of members easy to browse and search on their websites.

To make sure that the casino you are subscribing to is legitimate, enter the company name and review word in the search engine and read about them. You will now have an good idea of how they work.