Are bingo sites safe?

I've never tried depositing funds to a bingo site. I'm using my credit card and I'm worried about the security of my deposit. Are bingo sites safe?

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It is true that there are secure and safe bingo sites out there. However, unfortunately, there are bogus bingo sites that are operating illegally. Most of which may jeopardise your personal and financial information. So, how do you know if a site is safe and secure? Below is an article that may answer your question:

Keep in mind that not all bingo sites are made the same. So, the first quality you should look for in a bingo operator is the presence of an operating license. If a site is reputable and trustworthy, it would acquire a license from a regulatory board. 

Before a site can operate with a license, they have to pass the unforgiving standards of regulating bodies. These sites are required to go through rigorous testing procedures just to make sure that they are able to provide a secure and safe playing environment to individuals. If a bingo site possesses an operating license, then you know that it has passed testing for fairness and security. The following are the gaming authorities recognised by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR):

• Curaçao: Curaçao Gaming Control Board
• Alderney: Alderney Gambling Control Commission
• France: Autorite de Regulation Des Jeux en Ligne (ARJEL)
• Gibraltar: Government of Gibraltar, Gaming Division
• Isle of Man: Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission
• Italy: Agenzia Delle Dogane e Dei Monopoli (formerly AAMS)
• Malta: Malta Gaming Authority
• United Kingdom: Gambling Commission

It goes without saying that once you see that a bingo site is registered under one of the aforementioned regulatory boards, then you can rest easy knowing that the operator takes measures to ensure that your sensitive financial information is kept secure. Licensed bingo operators are required to have the latest encryption technology so you know that it is virtually impossible to hack the site. Aside from that, reputable sites also offer a comprehensive privacy policy to ensure that all the data you provide would not be submitted to other parties. 

You can also check if the bingo site has a certification from an independent review provider. Trustworthy bingo sites regularly seek third-party audits for their customers' peace of mind. Look for the seal of approval from the e-Commerce and Online Gaming Registration and Assurance (eCOGRA). Once you see this, you will know that the bingo site is regularly tested for security, reliability and fairness.