We all love to have fun and relax by playing online bingo games. After all, it’s a great way to chill out at the end of the day, sit back and rack up some big wins. What’s more, you get so socialise and chat to other bingo heads. It’d be great if it was all fun and games with online gambling, but obviously there is also a certain about of responsibility to bear in mind. It’s important to make sure that your online bingo habits are safe and responsible. That’s why we’ve put together this article to help you make sure that you are keeping yourself, your finances and your family safe in your online bingo habits.
Protecting your Finances
When you are playing on an online bingo site, it is a good idea to make sure that you play on a site which offers several different secure payment methods. Some sites only offer credit and debit card payments. Usually these are fine, but many players prefer to go for options which are more secure. The kinds of payment methods which you should be looking out for include online eWallets such as PayPal and Neteller. These allow you to pay for items online via a secure payment service which doesn’t require entering your card details every time you want to buy something. You can also use a similar service call Entropay which is a kind of online Visa. Some players like to go for PaySafeCard, which is a real life card which you top up with cash in a local shop, and use the credit to pay for things online. Finally, many mobile bingo sites allow you to pay using your phone bill, either directly or by using apps like Boku. This means that you can deposit into your account and have the deposit amount added to your phone bill. Both of these latter two options do not require entering card details.
You can also protect your finances online by making sure that your mobile or tablet device has protection software installed, and that the site you are playing on comes with reliable encryption software, preferably 128-bit.
Gambling addiction can be a problem. Luckily there are sites out there which allow you to put up safe guards to prevent this before it becomes a problem. Look out for sites which let you set a limit on how much you can lose on their games within a set time period – if you hit this limit then you will not be able to play for a while. This means that you don’t lose track of spending and end up losing all your savings. What’s more, if you feel you have a gambling problem, or if you are going through a difficult time financially, you can set a lockdown period on your account lasting for a few days up to several months, so that you can make sure you won’t be gambling and risking money when you really can’t afford to.
As you are probably aware, it is not legal for people under the age of 18 to gamble. In order to make sure that no one in your family is logging on before they’re allowed to, many sites ask for a proof of age and will regularly carry out information checks. If you want to prevent anyone in your household from using your account, then you can help by ensuring that you always keep your username and password confidential and you always log out on your phone or tablet at the end of each session.
Hopefully, after having read this useful guide you will have a better idea of some of the methods you can use to keep yourself safe when playing bingo on your mobile or tablet. Make sure you keep up to date with news and articles on our blog so you can be well informed of the best ways to keep yourself safe and secure online. Enjoy!