Now an essential part of online bingo is linking a money account of some sort to your player account. This way, free online bingo payments can be made smoothly and without hassle, with the speed second only to your mouse-click. Now speed doesn’t have to mean you get your money stolen about as fast. Here’s a quick low-down of what you must know about payments made for your online bingo account.
How do you deposit money to your online playing account?
You, as a consumer acquainted with the daily necessity of purchasing things, probably know that there are numerous ways by which you can pay. Take for example the following list.
· Debit or Credit cards
· Cash cards such as Switch, Solo or Paysafe cards
· Direct wire transfer through net banking
· Online accounts like PayPal, UKash or Neteller
· Other transfer facilities like Click2Pay
All these methods are safe and fast. One thing you must remember though is details, details, details. For all of this to work you must put in some pretty sensitive data about your preferred payment method, but security measures are always in place.
How do you withdraw money from your account after you’ve won something?
Taking money out from your account is even simpler than depositing, though the site may have some conditions applied for withdrawing amount or the minimum balance in your account. If they are convinced about your withdrawal (most likely by some security measure), the money is immediately released through your preferred mode. Please keep in mind that you can withdraw only what you won as prizes or deposited in your account; bonuses received under promotional schemes can only be used to play paid games offered by the website and never withdrawn as cash. Remember that withdrawal fees may be involved though, so don’t get too trigger-happy with every little bit of win.
Are my transactions secured?
One can always be concerned about the safety of his/her crucial data while giving the details over an online form. All UK bingo sites take essential precautions to keep your information secured. There are various technologies applied and data is converted using the best encryption techniques available. The objective is to keep you assured that your details are safe and confidential.
There is one thing you have to watch out for though. For all of this to work, always remember to put in the sensitive information mentioned earlier when you see the green lock icon in the address bar of your internet browser.
Integrity of your personal information is a most important reason why the servers are always kept on a furtive location and only the authorized people are allowed to enter the premise which further makes certain that your details are in safe hands. The site or management never shares your personal data with any third party unless they receive a proper consent from your side.
Which are the supervising authorities?
Thanks to the increasing popularity and number of members on various online bingo sites, the industry had to come up with the typical rules and regulations for all of them, implemented by bodies that are required to spot-check the websites. To name a few, we have:
1. The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
2. UK Gambling Commission
3. Alderney Gambling Control Commission
4. Malta Lotteries & Gaming Authority.
Societies like Gambleaware, Gamcare and Thawte take care of payment and withdrawals over Internet.
Are there ways to get help when I need it?
Simply follow the “Contact Us” or “Help” link on the website and it will navigate you to the support page. You can easily spot the toll-free number and the email address of support team. Some sites have online query forms where the responses are really quick. You can also get your questions answered in every game room using the instant chat option.
Gamble Aware (www.gambleaware.co.uk) is managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust, an independent charity which funds treatment, research and education about responsible gambling. The website has been developed by a Task Force made up of representatives from the Gambling Commission, DCMS, academia and industry.