4 Vital Safety Tips When Playing Online Bingo
Online bingo is a thrilling game with ample opportunities to socialise and take home prizes. However, while it's easy enough to find an online bingo site that tickles your fancy, there are lots of safety tips that bingo fans need to know as they sign up for their first UK online bingo website.
And if you're something of an online bingo pro already, then we hope you'll learn something new while reading our list of tips, so you play even more safely and securely.
Beware of phishing emails
It's straightforward for nefarious characters to send out emails that look like they are from trusted websites but contain links to malicious websites. Keep your wits about you when logging into bingo sites. If the login page doesn't look like the normal one or asks for any unexpected personal information, then don't ever enter it there – instead, look up the site's official contact details and get in touch with them.
Always check the licensing information
The UK Gambling Commission regulates the vast majority of online bingo sites in the UK, but some rogue operators out there don't have a licence. If you're ever uncertain about an online bingo site, then find contact details for the website on their page or on the regulator's page and get in touch with them to check their licence.
You can also use reviews by BingoDaily to see which online bingo sites are licenced by the Gambling Commission in the UK. In fact, we only promote bingo sites with a valid UK Gambling Commission licence.
What payment options do they offer?
Many online bingo sites offer their users a wide range of payment options, such as PayPal and credit cards. It's best to check this information before signing up, so you know how to withdraw your winnings later on.
It's also perfectly normal for bingo sites to require identity verification before they'll let you take out your earnings. If they don't ask you for this verification, then it means something fishy is going on.
Use a password manager
This is a vital piece of advice that applies not just to online bingo but also to online banking and every website you visit. Make sure that you have a secure password manager on your computer or smartphone, which allows you to store all of your passwords in one place, with robust encryption software. That way, no one can steal your login credentials, and you'll never forget which username and password you used for which site.
We wrote an in-depth article about password managers you can read.