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Why should you always read the terms and conditions of your online casino?


Why are terms and conditions important?   It is the governments of each country that impose a series of legal requirements on online casinos wishing to operate in their territories. If they do not comply with them, these gambling sites would not obtain the license granted by the former. In other words, they would be outside the law. Among those requirements, there is the exposition of the terms and conditions to which both the online casino and the clients who are going to bet our money must submit. In order to be able to play, we must accept them. But, in addition, the authorities require that these requirements are displayed in a clear and intelligible way so that any of us can understand them. In other words, the terms and conditions set forth by online casinos constitute the regulatory framework by which they are governed with respect to their customers and which we, as customers, must also comply with. For all these reasons, it is very important that we familiarize ourselves with them.   Terms and conditions: a legal contract   Consequently, by accepting these terms, we are signing a legal contract similar to the one we sign, for example, with a bank when we receive a credit card or with a telephone company when we sign up for a phone line. And we should do the same when we want to start playing in online casino   We also sometimes think that clicking on a box, as these websites ask us to do, is not the same as signing. However, in these cases the cross we check has the same value as our signature. It is true that, in order for the contract to be valid, it must include a series of sections that are mandatory by law.   What must the terms and conditions include to be legal?   Generally speaking, the law requires these online gambling providers to state their terms and conditions clearly and concisely. This means both that in the text where they are explained there are no complicated words and that they do not include filler paragraphs. In addition, these documents must include the sections that we are going to explain.   1. Legal identification of the operator   First of all, the name of the company operating the online casino must appear, as well as its fiscal data (address, tax identification code and registration in the commercial register). Finally, the gaming licenses it holds must also be stated.   2. Privacy policy   It refers to the use of our personal data that you are going to make and that must be governed by the laws of protection of the same. Likewise, it must clearly specify how we can exercise our rights of access, rectification or suppression of our data.   3. Responsible gaming policy   The laws oblige online casinos to include this section in their terms and conditions of use. It is a text where the operator gives us advice on how we should participate in their games with prudence, so that we do not acquire the vice or lose a lot of money. In this section, two main links should also appear. One of them directs us to a website where we can limit the economic amount we can bet. And the other one gives us access to a registry where we can register and that prohibits us to play any type of bet online.   4. Regulation of game of the casino online   The next section that must appear in the terms and conditions of the operator is the regulation that applies to its games. In this sense, it must explain the general rules, but also the specific ones for each one of them. For example, the rules of online casino and sports betting. Among the former, you must also explain separately those of each game such as roulette, poker or black jack. And among the latter, likewise, it must differentiate by types of sports and also by types of bets. But, above all, the rules for the collection of winnings, the operation of the different bonuses offered by the operator and the program of prizes and incentives available must be clearly shown.   5. Other clauses   Along with all the above, the online casino must include in its terms and conditions all the information that may affect the players and their relationship with the operator. For example, the cookies policy that the casino has, under what circumstances it could proceed to cancel the client's account or to limit the amounts that he/she bets, the requirements of identification of the player or the limits of money deposits. The terms and conditions must also specify in detail both the obligations and the rights of the online casino; those of the player and what he/she is obliged to do, as well as the methods for depositing money and collecting winnings. Finally, it must be specified the way to make claims on the part of the user and the duration of the contract that this one subscribes.   What other aspects should we pay attention to before accepting the terms and conditions?   From all the above, it is very important that we pay attention to aspects such as the general terms of the contract, the rules of the games and the operation of the bonuses, as well as the privacy policy. And also to another issue that is not obligatory to add in these documents but that usually appears. It is the heading of the frequently asked questions, since in it we will find answers to most of our doubts. In addition to all this, it is important that in the web page of the online casino in which we play appears the so-called seal of safe game. It is a logo granted by the competent bodies of each country to legal gambling operators. This seal, if it is authentic (there can also be forgeries), carries a link that allows access to the confirmation of its veracity. It is also important to make sure that the web address of the casino begins with the letters https, which indicates greater security. Finally, some operators, for their customers' peace of mind, include a SSL/TLS certification, which are granted by prestigious companies in the sector. And, of course, the website must indicate the prohibition of gambling to minors under 18 years of age. If we see that one of these aspects is not on the page of the online casino, it is better not to play in it, since it may be a fraudulent company or, at least, poorly controlled by the authorities. In conclusion, it is essential that, before subscribing, we read the terms and conditions of the online casino to which we are going to do it. In this way, we will not only avoid problems with our privacy, but also when it comes to preserving our money. And, of course, we must always play responsibly.

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