How safe is online bingo?

I've been playing at bingo halls for the longest time. I've decided to give online bingo a try. Can anybody tell me how safe online bingo is?

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It is safe to play online bingo as long as you are on a site that is licenced and regulated. Unfortunately, there are bingo sites out there that are illegally operating and they do not follow certain standards that ensure the security of a player's financial information. You can find more information about this through the article below:

The safety of your financial information and personal details depend on whether an online bingo site is registered under a regulatory board. Organisations like this only give out operating licences to bingo companies who have passed their unforgiving standards. These bingo sites have to pass rigorous testing procedures before they can acquire their licence. Moreover, they have to ensure that they are providing a secure and safe playing environment to people visiting their site. Needless to say, licenced and certified bingo operators are tested to be fair and secure. 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

Needless to say, when you see that a bingo site is registered under any of the aforementioned regulatory boards, you can rest assured that the operator takes the steps necessary to keep your sensitive financial information secure. Bingo operators who have acquired a licence are required to use the latest encryption technology. This prevents hackers from stealing your identity and financial details. Reputable bingo sites also have a comprehensive privacy policy which prohibits them from sharing your personal information with other parties. 

Another indicator that you are on a safe bingo site is the presence of an eCOGRA seal. To keep the peace of mind of their customers, licenced bingo sites regularly acquires certification from third-party independent reviewers like the e-Commerce and Online Gaming Registration and Assurance (eCOGRA). When you see the eCOGRA seal of approval, you will know that you are on a site that has been recently tested for security, reliability and fairness.