Do you want to place a bet? The days of going to a physical casino to beat the blackjack dealers or spin the roulette wheels are long gone. Because of the proliferation of gambling sites that can now be found on the internet, you are free to place bets on bingo, sports, and casino games whenever and wherever you want.
Despite the fact that millions of people now gamble online, there is one question that we are frequently asked: Is it safe?
Internet gambling, like all forms of gambling, carries some level of risk. However, if you play responsibly and use a licensed betting site, online gambling can be both enjoyable and risk-free for players.
Do you want to know more about it? Check out our infographic for some great tips on safer online gambling. It was put together with the help of people from the website bgo.com. It covers everything you need to know, from setting up a safe account for betting to managing your finances effectively and everything in between.
Online gaming is a lot of fun, but it does put you in contact with a large number of people you have never met before, most of whom are there to have fun, but some of whom may pose a risk. The following are our top 10 safety recommendations to keep in mind when playing video games on a computer or console.
1 It is strongly recommended that you refrain from downloading unofficial cheats from unknown sources. It is highly unlikely that these will work, and it is highly likely that they will contain viruses or other forms of malicious software. Similarly, you should only download official additions and levels.
2 Never give your email address out to anyone who is not authorised to have it; otherwise, you run the risk of receiving spam or emails that contain malware.
3 Make sure that the username you choose has nothing to do with your actual name. Never reveal any information about yourself, including your date of birth, in your username, and never include any personal information in your online profile or avatar.
4 Make sure to use a robust password that contains both letters and special characters.
5 Before getting rid of old consoles and computers or giving them to other people, make sure you delete all of the personal information on them.
6 On a personal computer, make certain that antivirus software is installed and that it is kept fully updated.
7 Watc who you talk to and what you say to other people who are participating in the game. Consider them to be other players in the game, and under no circumstances should you give out any personal information about yourself, including your full name, email address, schools, or phone numbers, etc.
8 Please notify the makers of the games software if you experience any form of abuse or bullying and follow their reporting procedures. Players have the potential to become extremely competitive; unfortunately, this sometimes leads to abusive behaviour, and some people simply use online gaming as a means to harass and bully other people. Check to see if the game can directly prevent abusive players from playing.
9 If you are a parent, you should never allow your children to meet with people who they have “met” in online multiplayer games.
10 If the “virus alerts” do not originate from the antivirus software that you have installed, you should be wary of them. It’s possible that these warnings are bogus and designed to trick you into downloading software that you don’t actually require.