Gaming Licensing Authorities
All of our recommended casinos are licensed meaning that they’ve received a license to offer e-gaming services from a gaming authority under a sovereign jurisdiction. Having a license from a gaming authority gives you the player the peace of mind that you are playing at a reputable site, one that has sufficient liquidity and won’t suddenly ‘go bust’ or stop withdrawals from player’s accounts..
See below a brief on the main gaming authorities which offer licences to our reviewed sites
Player Account Verification
One aspect common to all e-gaming regulatory authorities is the requirement of their licensed casinos to verify the details of their players. Known as the ‘KYC’ process, this is required to satisfy underpinning banking and legal requirements. The ‘KYC’ process is the one regulatory aspect that requires action of the player’s themselves, although seen as a ‘chore’ it is in place for the protection of the players to prevent money laundering, identity theft etc.
In the age of cyber and ‘white collar’ crime KYC processes are a necessary task requiring the co-operation of players. Similarly though, in the age of smartphones where everyone has a good enough camera at hand to make copies of documents, verifying your personal details only takes 5 minutes and then you’re all set to withdraw the winnings you’ve made from your casino of choice.
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