Online casinos abound on the internet. But not all of them are safe, reliable or even legal. And falling for one of these sites can be a real nightmare for any online gambler.
That’s why today we’ve decided to bring you this guide. Here you will learn how we choose and test our Indian casinos & why. You will also get to know a blacklist of casinos, as well as casinos that are trustworthy for you.
Are you ready? Then grab a pen and paper and keep scrolling!
What is a blacklisted casino and why is there?
A casino blacklist is a list of online casinos that, for one reason or another, are deemed not to be good for players.
These reasons are varied, but mainly include:
- Bad reputation.
- Lack of legality or security.
- Poor customer service
- And poor service offerings in their games catalogue.
What to look for in a casino to know if it is trustworthy or not?
To know whether a casino is blacklisted or not, you must assess whether certain criteria are present or absent.
There are not many of them and they are easy to detect. They are:
Legality and licensing
You may be wondering if online gaming authorized by foreign sites in India. And the answer is that precisely because the online gaming and casino landscape in India is still unclear, you should look for casinos and games licensed by international bodies.
But it can’t be just any authority. They must be the most recognised and prestigious. These are:
- UKGC – UK Gambling Commission.
- MGA – Malta Gaming Authority.
- Curaçao Gaming Authorities.
- Microgaming, which is one of the most recognised providers worldwide.
- Evolution Gaming, another recognised provider. It specialises in live dealer games.
- eCogra. This is a body that audits casinos for legality, fairness and transparency of pay-outs.
It doesn’t matter whether you play for free or for real money. When you create your account at an online casino, you are entering your real details.
So, it’s important that you choose 100% secure sites with the best data protection technology on the market. To verify this, look for the SSL certificate.
This is a 128bit data encryption certificate. It means that your data is encrypted so that third parties cannot access it.
How to verify this? Look for a green padlock next to the casino URL. If it doesn’t have one, you will see the URL in red indicating that it is not a secure site.
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This is the third factor you should check and it is super important. Don’t just read reviews, look for comments from real players.
If you find a lot of complaints about the site, especially in reference to payment, run away from there! It’s not a site worth trying or a site that is safe for you to invest money in. Even if it fulfils the first two aspects.
Variety of games and software providers
Choosing online casinos with reputable software providers gives you the extra reassurance that you are dealing with a safe and secure site.
The variety of games gives you extra points to consider it a good site. But they have to meet an extra requirement: they have to be of excellent quality. This includes good graphics, sound, atmosphere, animation and even attractive novelties.
The world is in constant motion, and so are you. Thus, casinos must adapt to this lifestyle.
How do they do it? By designing sites with responsive technology that allows them to adapt to all screen sizes without losing any detail. They also do it through native apps.
If a site does not have a responsive design, and also does not have native apps, it puts it on the blacklist because it does not allow you to play wherever and whenever you want. One of the basic premises for today’s online casinos.
Payment options and timeframes
If there is one thing that all online casinos must take into account, it is to offer secure, convenient, reliable and recognisable payment methods.
But that’s not all, they must support different currencies, adapt to local methods, and, the most important thing: offer relatively fast crediting times.
Ideally, deposits and withdrawals should be credited instantly, as this is the dream of every online gambler. But the reality is that for both deposits and withdrawals, times can vary depending on either the casino or the method itself.
On the other hand, offering external gateways tells you that the casino is worth the money. Visa and MasterCard, for example, are complicated to obtain due to the requirements that casinos have to meet to be able to receive and even send payments to this method.
Pros and cons of online gambling in India
It’s not all rosy, so we’ll also talk about the benefits and drawbacks of online gambling.
More and more casinos are being blacklisted every day. So, it is important that you keep up to date and always be aware of any changes that may occur on these sites.
Remember that just because they have a long history does not mean that they are still offering excellent service. And the onus is on you to choose safe casinos.
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