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By admin | April 5th, 2013 | General

When you register online to use any reputable gaming site, the chances are that you will need to provide proof of your identity. The most common way of proving you are who you say you are is by giving your credit card details. All Gambling Commission licence holders employ stringent customer identification policies and procedures to ensure that customers are over the legal gambling age and to guard against fraud. You can still play games for free and no money will be withdrawn from your account until you should choose to deposit funds and withdraw any winnings.

It is always wise to conduct background checks on gaming sites before divulging your personal details. Check out news sites, reviews and blogs to ensure the site you choose is a bona fide one.  The information you provide will be used to authenticate your identity – usually you will be required to submit your full name, gender, date of birth and residential address, security details such as your mother’s maiden name, a current email address and your credit card details.

Legitimate gaming sites take their responsibilities towards their players’ security very seriously and use state of the art SSL (secure socket layers) technology to protect your personal details.  Any confidential data you submit is encrypted before being transmitted to the site’s servers, making it impossible for anyone to gain access to the information you send. You can verify a site’s security level by looking at the address in the URL bar – it should read https:// – the addition of an ‘s’ indicates that the site is secure.

You should only ever enter your credit card details on sites displaying a secure lock logo, SSL certificate or other registration protection protocol from trusted companies such as VeriSign, Thawte, Trust Commerce or BBBOnline. Any seals shown should be clickable so that you can verify that the site you are using is indeed registered – be aware that dodgy sites can trick you into believing they are legitimate simply by pasting company logos onto the page.

Established names such as Meccabingo have games running 24/7.  All you have to do is enter your Mastercard, Visa or American Express details and you’re ready to go – you don’t even need to put down a deposit to get started, but if and when you choose to play for cash you can do so in a flash. Meccabingo is currently offering a generous five days of free bingo in their Newbie Room – no initial deposit required – ideal if you’re new to the game and keen to try it free of charge. Once you start playing on the site your first deposit of up to £50 will be matched in free play, allowing you to sample bingo, slots and games galore.

Select a reputable gaming site to experience a whole new world of fun for free.

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