Safe Gambling While In Lockdown

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    By Partner EditorialsSep 30, 2020, 2:06 pm617 pts

    Ramping up the gaming frequency during this lockdown period? I believe you are because I am exactly doing the same thing. I mean what else we could be up to during this period since online casino seems to be only available entertainment for me. However, given the spike in frequency of players visiting maximum casinos during the lockdown period, there is also a parallel increase in the number of threats online, constantly on the lookout to prey on an unknowing victim.

    Therefore, this article could not have come at a better time because I will be imparting you some tips on how to practice safe gambling during this lockdown period such that you do not fall victims to these online hackers.

    Online Threats

    Threats are constantly lurking on the internet. However, given the lockdown period and that everyone is being forced at home, there has been a spike in the online traffic for both innocent pure entertainment, and criminal activities such as phishing, hacking and many others.

    Therefore, it is important for you to know these threats out there, so that you can take the necessary precautions to protect yourself while enjoying your online gaming.

    Steps To Protect Yourself

    For a start, you will need to have an active antivirus installed in your device or computer. Many a times, we tend to belittle the importance of it, only having to scramble to install one when shit really hits the fence. However, at that point in time, it would have been too late already, especially if you caught one of those major viruses such as a Trojan horse or whatnot.

    Not only should you have an active antivirus, you should also be sure that it is updated! There is no point have an antivirus software if it is not updated. Another thing to optimise your antivirus is to constantly run scans in your computer at least once a week if you are frequently on these online sites. This is to be sure that your device is clean prior you commence your week of fun online.

    Secondly, never reveal your personal details unnecessarily to anyone or click on any links sent to you by any dubious email accounts. If you really need to reveal these details, be sure to verify the person on the other end. The best way is to call and verify the identity of the person.

    With regard to the best casinos online, always be sure to read up on the reviews that people have posted online about a particular casino before committing to one. The online casino will always be there and therefore be patient and do a detailed background check on it. It is your hard-earned money after all and it deserves that respect and careful treatment.

    Thirdly, always ensure that you are able to withdraw funds from the online casino that you are on so that you can be sure that you will be able to get your money back which is the more important thing other than your winnings. Also make sure that the site is encrypted which enhances the safety of the site, making it harder for hackers to extract any information about you.

    Also, make sure to try out the support chat function because there may be times when you need some sort of support, only to realise that it is actually a bogus function that is unavailable when you need it the most.

    Fourth, if you read any advertisements online that are offering you a ridiculous bonus that you think it is too good to be true, it probably is! Avoid clicking on it at all cost, and never reveal any personal information even your email to such sites. The likelihood for it to be a phishing site or rather a bogus site is pretty high.

    Conclusion

    In this article, I have shared with you some of the tips that you can adopt immediately to ensure that you have a safe gambling experience during this lockdown period. The tips here are not exhaustive and there are many more others which can help to protect yourself.

    However, these are some preliminary tips that you can adopt for a start. I hope that you have had fun reading this article, stay safe in both the real and virtual world, and have fun!


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