It is fair to say that the expansion in mobile gaming has been fuelled by the increase in the number of smartphones people now have access to. That, combined with improved speed of roaming services, means that playing games on the move has never been easier, or as much fun.
That very issue however has raised the issue of safety in mobile casinos, how secure is your data when you are playing over an unsecure network? Can you reliably and safely pay for your online gaming via your smartphone? Will any payouts you win safely reach your account and is your data safe from the threat of hackers?
Safety online is always a priority both for the customer and also for the many reputable mobile casino sites and to ensure the highest levels of safety when you play via your mobile, here’s some handy hints to follow:
1. Always play at a recognised, certified and eCogra approved casino.
Companies like Microgaming are top in their field for a reason and part of that is superb customer service and stringent security measures. If you want to play mobile, check your site is certified and has valid eCogra certificates. Some great mobile sites to consider include Casino Action, Luxury Casino, UK Casino Club and the forthcoming Casino Classic.
2. If you are not sure your connection is secure, don’t complete a transaction.
Many public shops and restaurants now offer Wi-Fi but it is a secure connection? While it is safe to play on mobile casinos in such places, it may be prudent to avoid entering any payment details or other sensitive information onto your handset, over insecure connections, until you return home.
3. Don’t lose your phone and password protect it!
Finally, the most obvious piece of advice, password protect your phone so that if you do lose it, your data should be secure. There are even apps and services now that can locate your phone for you and wipe your data from the phone remotely.
In general, safety in mobile casinos, if you follow this advice is as secure as playing on your home Wi-Fi, especially if you play at the highly regarded and industry leading mobile casino sites.