Protecto – protecting players of online casinos

“Listen to his solid advice to avoid scams.”

Protecto is an integral part of Casinomeister – he is there to provide players and affiliates of online casinos with guidance and tips on what to avoid concerning online casinos. He has been around for donkey years, and chimes in every once in a while on Casinomeister Webcasts. This page is dedicated to him, and we will list his warnings and advice when they occur.

Introducing Protecto – and why he is important to players’ safety in Online Gambling

Why is licensing important? Duh – Protecto explains.

One of the essential aspects of gambling online – know your limits. Protecto explains.

Know your casino – know who or what company is running the casino operation – the one you will be depositing your money into – the one you expect to pay you out.

Identifying the gaming software that online casinos are using is crucial to playing safe – and free from being ripped off. Hear Protecto speak about the importance of properly perusing the casino website, and the Internet for information about this.

I am Protecto, the protector of players and affiliates of online casinos. I am here to give you advice and guidance on pratfalls and pitfalls of online gambling. Please visit this page or subscribe to my videos to keep yourself updated on how to protect yourself from the dangers of gambling online. I am Protecto; the unequivocal protector of Casinomeister, advocate of fair play, and the authority of online casinos.

It is extremely important that the players are able to identify the license of an online casino. The licensing information is usually located at the bottom of the casino’s page—otherwise known as the footer. If there is no licensing information at the footer or the “About Us” page, player beware. Most licensers of online casinos require the casinos to have a click-through logo or link that the players can confirm that the license is valid. If the casino only has a license from a Caribbean Island or from Central America, or any third-world country, player beware. There is no guarantee that this casino has passed any due diligence requirements. If the casino is licensed in Europe, you should be good to go. If it is licensed in North America you should be safe, as well. These jurisdictions ensure that the business owners have been properly vetted and that no dodginess is likely to occur. You also have proper complaint procedures set up at these entities. If you have a problem, you have someone to turn to. If you play at an unlicensed jurisdiction, you may find yourself in dire straits if things go wrong. Please proceed with caution.

Know your limits. Gambling online is for entertainment purposes only. If you’re gambling to make money, stop gambling now. There is a truism in this industry that is undeniable and infallible: The house will always win—at least in the long run. Know your limits. Only play in fun to feel you can afford to lose. In other words, you won’t miss it. It won’t matter to you, and most importantly, to anyone else. To some people, that means a small amount. To others, it can mean a great amount. This can be relative. If you lose your bankroll and are tempted to deposit again to try to win it back, don’t be a fool. That will probably not happen. You will eventually lose that deposit as well. Know your limits. If you feel lousy after a loss, then you have probably bet beyond your limits. There are a number of casinos that allow you to control your deposits in gaming sessions. Know your limits—the last thing we want is for our members to experience grief and disharmony.

It is very important to know your casino. When considering signing up at a casino, please understand that if you are not sure who you are signing up to, you may be joining a rogue casino. Please do your due diligence. Google the name of the casino with the word “Casinomeister” and see what comes up. The results will show you it’s status at Casinomeister, or comments that our valued members are making.

Better yet, you can use our free tool, C2O. This is a tool that you can add to your browser that will identify casinos; whether they are an accredited casino, a rogue casino, a casino listed in our gray zone, or unknown to us. If it is unknown to the C2O, your best option is to ask our forum members if they have had any experience with the casino in question. The crucial thing to know is who is operating the casino, which software providers they use, and where are they licensed. Sometimes it is not as simple as it looks—especially if you are not sure who you are dealing with. Google can be your friend.