Playing Online Casino Slots The Safe Way
Casino Slots are some of the most popular online casino games out there. The random nature of casino Slots is part of what makes every spin of the reels so mesmerizing. The incredible visuals and sounds of modern Slots titles also help to make every game an immersive experience that players can explore. We absolutely love Slots at JackpotCity online casino, which is why we’re proud to offer hundreds of incredible Slots titles provided by Microgaming.
Though some players might be a little wary of the safety of playing online Slots we’d like you show you just why gaming with us is one of best and safest ways to enjoy yourself. We’re also going to explore some helpful practices that players should follow in order to ensure their online safety and security.
Casino auditing & licensing
The first step you should take before playing in any responsible online gambling site is to make sure that the casino is fully licensed by an accredited third-party gaming authority. The work of these authorities is becoming more and more important as online casinos become increasingly more popular.
There are a number of online gambling regulators worldwide and each of them differs from region to region. Depending on where you are accessing an online casino from will determine which authority that casino falls under. In terms of playing in an online casino Canada, the most recognized ones are Canada’s Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC), Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and eCOGRA.
Gaming authorities exist to ensure the “general integrity and trustworthiness of the online gambling operator”. They do this by examining and inspecting the gaming systems and software employed by the casino operators. In order to be fully licensed, online casinos are required to have a great deal of transparency in regard to their games, bonuses, deposit & withdrawal policies, terms & conditions and privacy policies. For example, our terms & conditions can be found here.
Online slot games also need to be supported by a trusted casino software provider such as Microgaming, NetEnt or Playtech. Gaming authorities also ensure fair gaming practices with regard to Random Number Generators that determine the outcomes of the games offered by the casino. At JackpotCity we have just such accreditation thanks to our award-winning Random Number Generator software provided by Microgaming.
Casinos that receive licenses are authorized to practice gambling activities and are allowed to publish a badge of trustworthiness in acknowledgement of this. These can usually be found in the footer at the bottom of the website’s page.
Protecting personal information
The best way to ensure the safety of your personal information (name, birthday, address, etc.) on any website is by making sure that the website uses encryption software. Encryption technology scrambles information while its being sent, so that hackers cannot crack it. Most secure websites will use either 128-bit or 256-bit encryption. This type of security is called SSL, which stands for Secure Socket Layer.
Whether or not a website uses encryption can usually be verified by checking the URL starts with https, the "S" in this case stands for Secure. The website should also display a small lock symbol beside the URL to show that the connection is secured.
Practicing good online safety should also be on the part of the user as well as the website in question. Safe practices include:
- Making strong passwords and keeping them hidden
- Installing security software such as anti-virus
- Ensuring your personal Wi-Fi connection is not being poached
- Ensure unfamiliar Wi-Fi connections are secure
Safe online transactions
At JackpotCity online casino we rely only upon the most trusted transaction methods. Some of these online payments options are available worldwide, while others might be particularly popular in specific countries. In Canada, the most trustworthy online payment options are:
- Visa Electron
- Instant Banking
It is also recommended to check if the casino uses payment processors with a good Fraud Department.
Good online customer service
A trustworthy online casino is one that provides round-the-clock customer service. These staff are usually trained to handle even the most complicated user issues and can often sort out even the most confusing problem without too much fuss. At JackpotCity we offer offer 24/7 support, 365 days of the year via live chat or email.
Look for recommendations
It might be a good idea to check what other players are saying about a particular casino before registering to play there. AskGamblers is a reliable resource for this. Be sure to look out for comments regarding:
- Late or no payment
- Bad customer service
- Suspicious software
- General customer complaints
This is one of the best ways to ensure you have an unbiased opinion on the online casino, but don’t forget that all comments (good or bad) should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Good playing habits
In addition to practicing good account security, players should also take measures to practice healthy playing habits. Doing so will help to protect their physical and mental health and ensure they get the most enjoyment out their online play. Some other tips for practicing responsible gaming include:
- Playing for free first in order to understand the game
- Not gambling when your judgment is impaired
- Not playing with money you can’t afford to loose
- Not chasing your losses to try to win back money you’ve lost
To read more about our commitment to responsible gaming feel free to check out our Responsible Gaming page.
The best slots at JackpotCity
JackpotCity has made a name for ourselves as one of the best online casino Canada loves to play because of our commitment to player safety and quality gaming software. We always strive to uphold all of the security and responsible gaming features we’ve laid out above. Those who choose to learn to play online slots with us will find so many amazing titles to enjoy. Some of our most popular online slots include:
- Mega Moolah – A long-running favourite offering massive progressive jackpots that have made several overnight millionaires
- High 5 – A classic 3-reel casino slots experience with all the colours and sounds of the old-school slots experience
- Thunderstruck – A Norse mythology themed slots experience with immersive graphics and sound for lovers of fantasy
These are of course just a handful of the hundreds of titles on offer at JackpotCity.
Safe gaming is fun gaming
These are just some of the precautions both users and websites should take in order to ensure that everyone has a smooth and enjoyable gaming experience. If you suspect that an online casino is not upholding their end of the bargain, then maybe give them a wide berth. At JackpotCity we do our due diligence to ensure that you have as a good a time as possible without having to worry too much about security. Gambling online should never be a stressful activity, and following the advice outlined in this article should help to keep it that way.