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Tools and Techniques for Safer Online Casino Experiences

Updated on by Mattias Fröbrant

Online gambling has been a popular pastime in Canada, Europe, and some other parts of the world for over a decade with players in these countries being well accustomed to safety standards. They know that most casinos are secure and what to look for in a legit site.

However, in India, the phenomenon of online gambling is still relatively new even though it has been growing rapidly over the past couple of years. This inexperience has many people in the country questioning the safety of their money and personal details when sharing these with online casinos.

In this article, we’re taking a look at the most commonly used safety techniques in the online casino industry and the different tools that operators employ to keep the gambling experience secure.

Data Encryption

Cyberattacks are a common threat to online casinos due to their large database of users and constant cashflow. This is why most operators use data encryption tools to secure their players' personal information and banking details.

Such encryption is generally a regulatory necessity for the casino to be licensed by organizations such as the Curacao eGaming, Malta Gaming Authority, and Antillephone N.V. However, if the casino has no license at all, there are no guarantees for data encryption.

Therefore, it is always important to make sure the casino you are playing at is legitimately licensed. Examples of this include Quatro Casino, Bluechip, Casino Days, and Rajabets. By going to the footer of these casino sites, you can find proof of the license.

Now, what does data encryption really mean? It means that your personal information and banking details are transformed into code that can only be accessed with a password.

To know if a website uses such data encryption, you can look for an ‘HTTPS’ prefix to the website’s URL address. The ‘S’ indicates the utilization of SSL encryption. The standard in most gambling sites is 128-bit SSL encryption.

Another way to check if the casino holds an SSL certificate is to look for the small lock icon right after the ‘HTTPS’ prefix.

Responsible Gaming Tools

Although online casinos are primarily focused on entertainment, some players are prone to addiction and what is commonly referred to as ‘problem gambling’. This is when users spend more money than they can afford to lose and have a hard time controlling their gambling habits.

Most operators today strive to create a safe gambling environment for their users by offering a list of responsible gaming tools designed to safeguard players. These include options such as deposit limits and self-exclusion, which players can choose to activate.

Deposit limits set certain limitations on the daily, weekly, or monthly amount you can fund your casino account with. For example, if you set a daily deposit limit of ₹5,000, you won’t be able to add more to your account until the next day once you reach it.

On the other hand, self-exclusion would mean a complete ban from the casino site. It can last from a week to several months, during which you won’t be able to enter and play in the casino.

KYC Process

Malicious activity in online casinos is not rare, with some trying to cheat the system to get their winnings out. One example is underage gambling. Namely, since the system is online, casino sites can’t know whether the player joining their ranks is a minor or an adult.

However, they must make sure that they can’t be allowed to offer their services to underaged players. It would be a breach of their licensing regulations. That is why the so-called KYC process was incorporated.

Through a simple method of comparing your personal identification documents to the information you’ve provided when registering for the casino, the operator can cross-reference and check if you comply with the requirements.

Usually, the KYC process requires sending the operator a copy of a valid ID and a utility bill or similarly, that proves your residential address.

However, such a safety measure is not just a benefit for the casino to detect underage gambling. It also helps to prevent fraud and spot instances where someone who isn’t you is using your personal details to gamble or even your payment method.

2FA

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a common security feature these days, often used by financial institutions and also being quite readily available at online casinos.

The tool adds an extra layer of protection to your account by confirming your identity. Unlike the KYC process, you don’t have to provide any documents. However, you will have to go through the hoop every time you log in to the casino site (assuming you have enabled the feature).

An example of 2FA could be a unique code requirement after you enter your password for the casino account. You would then have to enter a code sent to your phone number to gain access. Thus, only a person who knows your password and has access to your phone could log in.

Biometrics in App

Especially prominent in mobile gambling, biometric login is a fairly new technology used by some casino sites, which has increased their safety standards. By scanning your face or finger, this tech links the casino account only to one player.

With facial recognition, you must scan your face with your camera to access the casino account. So, if a fraudster tries to gain access to it, the security barrier will repel them and signal to the operator that there is malicious activity.

A more common option is a fingerprint scan. Nowadays, all modern smartphones use optional fingerprint scanning to allow access to the phone. Well, the same is applied to some online casinos. To access the account, you must scan your finger, making it impossible for anyone else, but you to use it.

Currently, most Indian casinos lack this technology, with only a handful offering it. However, seeing biometric security on the rise, it will likely change soon.

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Another way for casinos to secure their platforms and players’ personal information is the use of a firewall. It blocks any unwanted traffic on the site, as well as any potential risks to players’ safety.

Some online casinos use packet filtering, meaning they use data packets to examine a separate data unit by checking its location. If a threat is hidden within it, they identify it, barricade it, and prevent its entry to the site.

transactions. Moreover, since they’re based on a decentralized network, hacking it and stealing your information is almost impossible.

Artificial Intelligence

It’s no secret AI has been taking over the world in every sphere. Regarding the security of personal data in casinos, AI helps in several sectors. First, it can detect fraudulent activity, such as fake accounts and suspicious transactions, and report it to the operator.

Secondly, it catches problem gamblers. One study pointed out that 7.4% of Indian participants had problems with gambling. With the help of AI, operators can be notified about abnormalities in gambling patterns and extra-large deposits that may require attention.

A Note on Cryptocurrencies

Countries around the world have started incorporating digital currencies into their laws since the number of owners has grown. Namely, in India, 27% of people reported owning or using crypto in 2023 – a giant leap from 8% in 2019. As a result, several online casinos accept deposits and withdrawals with cryptocurrencies in addition to their fiat options these days.

From a security perspective, some would argue that the anonymity that cryptocurrencies provide makes them superior to fiat options such as UPI, Visa, or NetBanking. They would also say that they’re more difficult to hack. However, we would argue otherwise.

Holding cryptocurrencies comes with a ton of personal responsibility that you don’t have to worry about with traditional banking options. In a nutshell, you must keep track of your wallet where your cryptocurrencies are held and if you lose access to this, there is no one to help you.

Since the inception of cryptocurrencies, there have also been several successful hacks to exchange sites and even wallets. For instance, in 2024, a hacker stole 850,000 BTC from the Mt. Gox exchange, and in 2022, 8,000 wallets linked to the Solana crypto network were hacked and had their funds stolen.

With regulated payment methods such as Visa and UPI, the security standards are top-notch, often making it impossible for hackers to access any user funds. In the rare occurrence that a successful cyber-attack would happen, policies are normally in place that would guarantee that you get your money back.

Conclusion

Safety comes first when playing in an online casino. Today’s technology in the casino industry revolves around ensuring all data is kept private and away from third parties or unwanted trespassers while providing quality entertainment.

The vast majority of casino sites are perfectly safe to play at. They must often follow strict regulations from the organizations that have licensed them. Thus, the priority for players looking to gamble online should be to make sure the casino site has a valid license.

As innovations arise each day, we can rest assured that operators will strive to include them in their arsenal and safeguard their users.

Mattias Fröbrant is a passionate iGaming journalist renowned for his comprehensive reviews of over 300 gambling sites in India. With a remarkable 17-year gambling experience and a background working for industry giants like Betsson Group, Mattias has earned recognition as a leading expert in the Indian online gambling field.

At GamblingBaba, Mattias’s commitment to providing accurate and easily digestible information shines through meticulously researched reviews, guides, and news articles. His strong belief in honesty and transparency ensures that readers receive the most reliable insights on the Indian gambling landscape.

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