22 Dec

iPad Casino Safety 101: Dos and Don’ts

iPad Casino SafetyGrowing up, my parents constantly instilled in me – “Safety first!” Look both ways before crossing the street. Never take candy from a stranger. Put on your seat belt before driving. That same level of caution should be undertaken before playing for real money at an iPad casino.

In this day and age, we do so many things on our hand-held devices. Modern touchscreen technology has allowed us to bring the internet with us wherever we may roam, providing access to state-of-the-art communication, portable commerce and endless entertainment.

It’s also opened a window of susceptibility to the less savory side of cyberspace. Duplicitous hackers could be lurking around any corner, and for every respectable website we may encounter, there are three more who may bear ill intent.

Should you decide to partake in real money gaming on iPad, there is some crucial information you need to know. We’ll go over the most important dos and don’ts of iPad casino gaming.

Do: Connect via Cellular Network or Home WiFi

Don’t: Connect via Public WiFi

If your iPad is equipped with a SIM card, and can access the internet via 4G network (just like a smartphone), this is the strongest and safest connection you can use for real money gaming on iPad. Yes, it may use up some data, but if you’re logging in, making a deposit, requesting a withdrawal, or anything else that might instigate the transfer of sensitive information, it’s well worth using up that data to do it.

You don’t have to use data at all times, though. Once you’re logged in, you should be able to safely play the games on WiFi. And if you’re at home, or a trusted friend’s/family member’s house with a secured WiFi connection, you can link up to that WiFi and spin the reels to your hearts content without worry.

Do: Choose a Reputable iPad Casino

Dont: Sign Up with the First Website you Find

Hackers looking to steal your personal and financial information aren’t the only risk factor to consider. The iPad casino operators themselves could be just as shady. Be extremely careful when choosing a site to join for real money gaming on iPad.

You could spend hours researching every aspect of an operation, or take the quick route. Longevity means a lot in this business. An operator that’s been around more than a decade is obviously doing something right.

Royal Vegas, for instance, has been in the business since 2001. If they weren’t protecting client data, providing good customer support or paying their players in a timely fashion, the site would have crumbled long ago.

Do: Choose Your Payment Method Wisely

Don’t: Give More Financial Data Than Necessary

Unless you have no other option, use a payment service that doesn’t require you to divulge financial information directly to the iPad casino. It’s safer to use an eWallet service like Neteller or Skrill, or if you live in Australia, use POLi to pay directly from your bank account.

eWallet services only require the user to give bank account or credit card information one time, while registering with that payment processor. When selecting that eWallet as a payment method from the iPad casino’s banking page, the user is redirect to the eWallet’s website to securely login and confirm the purchase.

Bank services like POLi work in exactly the same manner, redirecting the player to their bank’s website for login and payment confirmation.

So long as the casino is reputable, providing financial details should be perfectly safe, but for those who end up joining multiple websites for real money gaming on iPad, divulging financial details as few times as necessary is only logical.