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How Technology Improves Security for Online Gaming

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Technology has improved the security of online gaming sites. When it comes to online gaming, players need to know that they’re playing on a safe and trusted site. They need to know that their transactions are secure and that their money won’t disappear without a trace.

Encryption, verification processes and RNGs have given players more confidence to play on registered sites. Players are gaining trust, thus decreasing fears. Aside from more stringent regulations, this is due to technological advances in security.

Here, we take a closer look at the most important security technology for gaming sites.

Player Accounts

Even though it can be a hassle, it’s a good sign if the gaming site you want to use has a secure sign-up process. They may ask you to provide documents to prove your identity, which means it will be harder for someone else to hack your account later.

You should then set up your username and password, just like any other secure account, with only you knowing your password. When you type it into the gaming site, the site should use high-end SSL encryption to keep it safe.

Of course, it’s still your responsibility to stay safe from malware attacks and identify fraud, but decent online gaming account security should prevent most threats.

RFID Chip

Some casino and gaming sites will also allow you to order a unique RFID chip, which is a physical token that you can keep on you like a key. When you try to access your account, the RFID chip will generate a long code that works as a second password and an extra layer of verification.

That means that anyone who wanted to get into your account would need both your password and your RFID chip. It’s an excellent security technology for players with larger bankrolls in their account.

Banking Security

When it comes to making withdrawals and deposits, most legitimate casino and gaming sites use the same methods as you would expect from any e-commerce transaction, including bank transfers and credit and debit cards.

These banking options are not only convenient but also, offer additional security, as most banks will use the latest security technology to encrypt transactions and protect your identity. You can also request verification options with your bank, such as passwords for online transactions and one-time passwords sent by a text.

RNG and the Blockchain

As well as knowing that their money is safe during banking and transactions, players also want to know that the games they play are fair. That means no rigged games, and the staff cannot exploit players.

The solution used by most sites is the random number generator (RNG). This technology uses a ‘seed’ number to generate a longer number, simulating randomness as close as is possible and with more accuracy than shuffling a deck of cards. It prevents much of the foul play and fraud.

The blockchain, one of the latest advances in technology to look out for in 2019, may provide a secure and fair solution. In this case, the number would generate randomly by the arbitrary actions of the players themselves, and so, the site would have no way to tamper. Players would also be able to check the RNG on the blockchain.

Without a doubt, technology has improved security on online gaming sites. However, it’s still important to look out for legitimate, regulated sites and to take the necessary precautions.

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