Online Casino Sites - An Introduction
This page recommends some interesting sites in the field of online gambling. If you are after a list of
safe online casino sites at which to play, check out the tried and tested casinos in the Grid application
here at A-Z Online Casinos
Player Protection Sites: eCOGRA
The foremost online player protection website is eCOGRA
Set up with funding from Microgaming software, and touted as an independent player protection body,
eCOGRA has been the subject of much speculation as to whether or not it is truly independent. My
own opinion, having been to their offices and talked at length about their policies, is that it does
act in teh best interests of players but is shackled by not being able to publish it's findings. Why?
Because if it explains how it's fraud procedures and investigatative decisions are arrived at, it arms
the fraudulent player - of which there are many - with information to help them avoid detection.
Consequently, when it finds in favour of an online casino, the lack of transparent information often
leads to the assumption that they are trying to hide something.
But that aside, it is the best path to follow for a player with a dispute once they have exhausted
lines of communication with the casino itself and the licensing jurisdiction which issued the online
By far the most common cause of player dispute is the signup bonus. It helps for a player to be fully aware
of what a bonus entails and I would point you at my article explaining "Online casino bonuses
" in the
Online Casinos 101
section to understand more about this concept. Most disputes
can be avoided by understanding the terms and conditions of bonuses and by making sure you play only
at safe online casinos. Check out the article on "Finding a safe online casino
", also in the
section, for more information on how to ensure you are fully protected.