Casino Reputation and Credentials

When choosing your casino, the biggest factor to consider is reputation.

Various forums and websites dedicated to online gambling also include lists of blacklisted casinos – those casinos that have been identified as unscrupulous due to software, payment and other issues.

Well-known operations such as that advertise on TV are generally well established and are a good place to start.


Reputable casinos reassure players about everything from responsible gambling, safe software, privacy, secure transactions and their gaming licenses. For example, many casinos display the icons of the Interactive Gambling Council (IGC) and e-Commerce and Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance (eCogra) on their sites (small icons at the bottom of the screen).


Most casinos also display where they are licensed and which regulatory bodies they have approval from.


For example, sports betting websites are members of certain bodies or have been approved by them – European Sports Security Association (E.S.S.A); The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS).


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