One of the most difficult obstacles for the casino industry to overcome is improving its reputation. In general, our society is not very happy with the cases of people having issues with gambling, which have arisen as a result of the popularity of online casinos. To combat these cases, the industry has come up with prevention programs that are having positive results.
Yet, this is only one example of what the industry is able to control directly. Unfortunately, there are some other obstacles that are more difficult to control, having serious damage to the image of the industry. Such is the case of unlicensed casinos, that is, websites in which novice players sign up and can get scammed.
A 36.2% increasement of fraudulent sites in 2020
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) is one of the companies that online casinos in India depend on to obtain their official license to operate legally. However, data from indianyug.com shows there are a lot of casinos that are falsifying license numbers, thus misleading new users, making unfair payments or even stealing confidential information from them.
As is noteworthy, the situation is alarming and is confusing the audience. It is for this reason that the MGA has conducted an audit and in September of this year declared with which casinos they have no connection and that, unfortunately, they have been falsifying their license.
Companies like MGA are constantly monitoring the casinos, both new and old, that are licensed under their name. In the event of any wrongdoing, these casinos will be blacklisted and the license will be withdrawn.
3 ways to avoid registering in an untrustworthy casino
Those who have all the bad intentions to scam new players know very well how to do it, and sadly, these are quite talented people. So they can fake the license number, including the logo, and other details to make the site seem real.
Whether you are an experienced player or not, here are some recommendations for you to have in mind when looking for an online casino:
- Check reviews. There are many websites specialized in guiding casino game players when choosing a platform. These reviews are written by professionals in the sector, who are responsible for researching and analyzing websites to see if they are trustworthy or not.
- If a friend recommends a casino to you, before signing up, do a search yourself and read the comments of other players, lest your friend is being cheated. Remember that if someone has had a bad experience with a casino, their complaints will appear in forums and on social networks.
- Check if the casino license is real. Typically, casino websites display their credentials at the bottom of the page. Check which body has granted the license, go to its website and verify that it really is on its list.
Every year, bodies like the Malta Gaming Authority grant hundreds of licenses to new casinos. Therefore, it is very likely that you will not find reviews on the internet due to its low popularity. However, what really matters is the legality of the website, and the safety it can offer to you.