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It seems that we cannot log onto the internet without reading something about internet fraud, or the hijacking of identities, so much so that it can put a lot of people off when they are considering buying goods or services online

This reluctance to spend at online sites used to be one of the main concerns of the gambling industry, and now wonder as they rely on players having such a good time that they want to return repeatedly to their site in order to enjoy the entertainment provided there.

Unfortunately, where there is money there will also be that criminal element just waiting to take your details and your money.

But before you decide never to have a bet or wager again there is good news for the lovers of Las Vegas action, sports betting and bingo sites, and that is now you can play on all your favourite games without having to worry about your safety and security online.

All the high-end UK slot sites have to have a gambling licence and this licence is given to those online gambling sites that have adhered to all the rules and regulations that have been made by whatever Gambling Commissions jurisdiction that they lie in. These licences can be stripped away if it is found that the site is not following the correct procedures and fines can be levied on the company that is breaching the contract of the licence.

The licence number should be displayed at the bottom of the home page of your chosen site as well as which Gambling Commission issued the licence.

Also, at the bottom of the home page you will find all of the banking options that are available and you should have a good selection to choose from. All the trusted banking options like PayPal, Neteller, Visa, Mastercard, Skrill and so on should be included. You may also find that Boku is available which effectively rules out having to give any banking or credit card details to the site as you would be using your phone bill to pay for your games.

Any monetary dealings you do have with your site will be encrypted to guard against fraud and this also adds an extra layer of security for your peace of mind. High-end casino sites do not share your details with any third parties and you will be asked to provide some form of identification before you are allowed to make withdrawals.

You can also check that the site is safe and secure by checking for the small padlock symbol in the address bar as well as checking that the web address begins with https:// (the s stands for secure.)

If we take a few minutes to make sure that the site that we are considering playing at is both safe and secure then our time there will be spent having fun and with no concerns over security, and that is exactly how they are meant to be.