FACTORS AFFECTING THE REPUTATION OF ONLINE CASINOS
While online gambling is fun and entertaining, there’s also the risk of criminal activity and legal restrictions. You can ensure your financial safety and privacy by making sure to play at a casino with a stellar reputation. However, finding a reputed casino is not that easy. A good casino is one that has a gaming license, a good reputation, uses secure data encryption, and is regulated by a gaming commission. Warren Buffet once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and just five minutes to ruin it”. This is true for online casinos as well. A reputed casino will have many years of experience and good reviews to its credit. But there are also other factors that affect the casino’s reputation. Let us look at these factors in brief.
License and Certifications
If you think all online casinos are independent and unregulated, you’re wrong. All the best online casinos have gaming licenses and are regulated by authorized organizations like eCOGRA or government bodies like the UKGC. And they will state this clearly on their sites too. If any casino that is licensed and regulated is found exhibiting gross misconduct like cheating people, etc., they could face hefty fines or have their licenses suspended or revoked. Always check for gaming licenses (mostly in the footer section) before playing at any casino.
Timely Payments and Transaction Speed
How would you feel if the casino you play at is not very helpful when you try to cash your winnings or withdraw money? This is something a reliable and reputed casino would never do. Casinos owe their business to the players. If a casino behaves shadily when it comes to withdrawing the winnings, it won’t sustain a good reputation. In contrast, good casinos will always have experienced and registered players vouching for its reliability. Always research player experiences and read the reviews before deciding to play at any casino.
Positive Comments and Reviews
Positive comments and reviews are the best way to find out if a casino is reputed and reliable or not. There are many online forums, independent review sites, and watchdog sites that give independent reviews for online casinos and even share their experiences. Moreover, social media to plays a big role in the reputation of casinos these days. However, there are also cases where casinos pay reviewers in some or the other way to give good reviews. This malpractice can lead to fraudulent reviews and should be stopped.
Just like positive reviews tell us the good features of online casinos, negative feedbacks lets us know of their shortcomings. If a casino does not pay its players on time or fails to follow through on offered bonuses, it will get negative reviews. Negative feedback can greatly hurt the reputation of an online casino and affect its business too. Players should also read the negative feedback for a casino along with positive reviews to make an informed decision.
Henry Ford once famously said, “You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do”. Indeed, it is the actions and practices of an online casino that helps build its reputation. The positive and negative reviews can actually help measure a casino’s success and provide a marker from which they can improve themselves.