When you want to play at a gambling site, you want to be sure it's safe. Online casinos don't have the best reputation and this is not entirely unjustified. There are some bad apples and they are very difficult to deal with when it comes to paying out money. If you want to play online, what should you pay attention to?
What do online casinos have to offer?
The most important thing to look for is the license of the online casino. There are some good licenses that a casino can't easily obtain. A reliable online casino that offers its services in the Netherlands will almost always have a so-called MGA license. This is the license of the Malta Gaming Authority. In order to obtain this license, a casino must comply with all strict rules and security measures. There are other strong licenses, for example the UK license, but this is of no use to you as a Dutch person, it's just so they can offer the games in a certain country. If you scroll down to the bottom of the main page of any online casino, it will always say whether they have an MGA license or not.
Another thing to look out for are reviews. Do a little research and check out reviews from various sites and preferably other casino players. This way you can find out the strengths and weaknesses of the casino in question.
What kind of casinos should you not play at?
There are also unlicensed casinos, don't play here. You will almost never get your money back. There are also licensed casinos from Curacao, some of these are okay, but unfortunately some are not. If you want to be safe, avoid these sites, but if you do want to play there, look for reviews to learn more about the site.
Another thing to watch out for is never to click on an advertisement from a casino. It is currently forbidden to advertise with an online casino in the Netherlands. This applies not only to television and events but also on, for example, Google and social media. If you see an advertisement, you can already assume that this online casino will try to circumvent the rules. If you're searching on Google for casino-related terms, avoid the topmost ads as well, as this is also not allowed.