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How to Avoid Online Casino Scams

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The freedom to play your favourite casino games online in the comfort of your own home is a revolutionary convenience. Even so, players in Norway should be cautious of casino scams. Relying on Google can feel overwhelming if you’re trying to find a trustworthy and feature-rich provider.

For beginners, casino guide sites such as nettcasino provide a list of safe and credible online casinos to help Norwegian players get started. These sites make the process to pick the service that’s right for them go much smoother.

Online Gambling in Norway

Most people who live in Norway are familiar with the strict gambling laws in their country. Norway is stricter than the rest of Europe, but online gambling is still prevalent throughout the country. Norway has only one state-controlled casino that provides online gambling services.

Since foreign casino operators are not regulated by Norwegian law, there’s no legal protection for players if they fall victim to casino scams. Industry expert Benjamin Reppersen (his profile can be found here) provides some tips to protect yourself. You’ll also discover how to identify if a casino site is credible and safe to play on.

Research and Read Reviews

Nothing beats tried and true reviews from others who have already tested the waters. Once you’ve chosen a site you want to try your odds at, see what players have to say at casino review sites such as AskGamblers. Don’t limit yourself to just one review site; the most credible providers have a slew of reviews on a variety of platforms.

It’s useful to check out the Terms & Conditions for your chosen site, so there aren’t any unwanted surprises. Still, this type of information will usually show up in player reviewers too.

Most importantly, confirm which country the casino is based in and if they have a regulatory gambling license. If the government has loose regulatory oversight or if the online casino is not licensed, consider that a red flag and move on.

Too Good to Be True Bonuses

Every online casino offers a sign-up bonus to attract players in a fiercely competitive online landscape. Thousands of gambling websites exist, after all. Some offers will be better than others, but almost all bonuses have some strings attached. Always check the conditions for these sign-up bonuses and make sure you’ll be able to withdraw your money, along with the bonus, without issue.

There are blacklists for providers who skirt their own rules or are complete scammers. It’s a good idea to check if your chosen casino is on these blacklists.

Payment Options and Customer Support

Choice is king. Every credible site should provide various available payment options to deposit your funds. Thoroughly confirm each payment provider they use is legitimate. Next, make sure they’re transparent about withdrawal limits, average processing time.

If this information is not available or unclear, inquire with their customer support. This is also an excellent opportunity to evaluate the customer service department, which you can do every time you run into issues and need assistance.

Inspect Software Providers

A reputable online casino will have spent a good deal of money to develop its online features and security, but is the technology that powers their games fair? A good company will be transparent about who developed its casino’s software. The best companies will allow players to inspect if the software provider is legitimate and audited.

Ideally, you want a developer based in a country with firm but fair regulatory laws. Multiple, well-known online casinos should also incorporate the software. You could consider these points a sign that the technology the company provides is fair and safe.

Stay Vigilant and Game Safely

While we’ve covered the most critical points of choosing a safe online casino and avoiding scams, always be aware if something doesn’t feel or look right. Scammers are continually employing new technology and methods to conduct their activities. Try to stay up to date with reviews of your chosen casino. Always be on the lookout for any changes to the Terms & Conditions or payout methods.

Rhys Gregory
Editor of Wales247.co.uk

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