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It’s reasonable for a newcomer to the world of online poker to be skeptical about the safety of their money. There have been many stories in the news media about online theft and security breaches therefore it is wise to be careful with your financial information on sites that are unfamiliar to you, whether or not they are related to gambling. That said, there are a few tips that any beginning online poker player should know about poker and how best to protect themselves when playing on the Internet.
1. Keep passwords private.
This is one of the basics of protecting your personal information on the Internet, but many people neglect it, especially when dealing with someone they trust. The fact is that a password sent in an email or via instant messenger software may not be safe. Even if recipient of the password is trustworthy, there is no way to tell if or how their computer has been compromised. Passwords should be kept private and chosen for their randomness.
2. Go only to reputable, established sites.
This is not about trying to kill innovative new sites, but when it comes to financial information, it makes sense to spend money with a company that has built their reputation on protecting the interests of their clients.
3. Report suspected collusion.
One of the popular ways to cheat at online poker is to partner with another player. Established gambling sites take this very seriously and will investigate quickly if any kind of collusion is reported.
4. Research sites before entering any personal information.
Online poker, for several reasons, is not the kind of thing that should be entered into impulsively. Players should carefully review the online history and reputation of any site they decide to play on. Look for reviews and the experiences that others have had with the site. Online history can be very revealing as it is nearly impossible to completely erase it.
5. Make sure that the sites that you use provide 24 hour a day customer support.
In case anything goes wrong and it becomes necessary to talk to a real, live individual. In this way immediate action can be taken in cases of suspected security problems and other issues can be handled immediately therefore the player will not have to wait until the next business day to have their problems rectified or questions answered.