Running or managing an internet casino is illegal in the US. Internet casinos can not have any type of office or servers based in the US. In keeping with this, most states have made internet gambling illegal. While most of the legislation on internet gambling is done at state level, the feds also have their eyes and ears turned toward online gaming as a source of racketeering. As such it's understandable that online casino owners would not want to make themselves easily identified by the US government. Of course, if they don't want the feds to know who owns them, how are you going to find out? And how can you tell if they are honest or not?
First you need to find yourself an internet casino that you like the look of, type of games, and software. Now it's time to do a bit of research before trusting them with your money. Check the site for company information. The best places are on the “about us”, “information” and the “FAQ's”. Avoid places that don't list any information about the casino.
If you couldn't find any information on the site, you can also get information by checking the domain name ownership. You can find out the registrant of any .com, .net, .org, .biz. or .info by checking at http://www.whois.sc . Whois is a web based domain name research service. Just enter the domain name (name of the site without the www or com) in the “Search by domain or keyword” text field and click on “Go!” You will get a list of options that contain the name of your website. Find the right one and click on “whois record” and a window will pop-up. Scroll down the window and you will have all of the information regarding the owners of the site, their location, and phone and email information. This is also good to double check the information listed on their site. The information on whois and on their site should match – if it doesn't don't go there.
Doing a basic check that your casino of choice has a company name and means of contact is the best way to avoid being ripped off.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in