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Safe Gambling


New to online gambling? Get ready to have the most fun you've ever had on the internet. The world of online gambling can offer even more fun and excitement but just like in a real casino, you do not want to jump into gambling without a few tips and strategies to help maximize both your profits, and your fun. Before you deposit any money in an online casino, online sportsbook, or related real money wagering site, read this article and follow these guidelines to give you the head start to becoming a winner.

Local Laws

Check with your local authorities before signing up with any online wagering operator to insure you are not violating any local laws.

Major Online Banks

Services like,, now offer players excellent choices in online banking. These accounts can also be used for purchasing items from thousands of internet stores. Many online casinos and sportsbooks also offer additional bonuses when you use these convenient banking methods.

Gaming Portals

A World of Poker links only links to reputable poker operators. If we learn from our users that an operator is treating users poorly, we will contact the company to verify the claims. If we cannot resolve a problem and we feel the site is a threat to the public, we will remove the operator from this web site. All Poker Rooms we link to have been manually reviewed for quality by our team.

Screen Shot Winnings

Always screenshot your winnings along with your transaction log! If you have a dispute with a casino, you cannot prove you have won a payoff if you do not have the screenshot to back up your claim. If you ever have a dispute, make sure you let the operator know you have a screenshot to prove yourself and your winnings.

Cash Out Instructions

When a casino patron lets us know that they are having problems with a casino cash out, in almost all cases, the reason for delay in payment was because the user failed to follow the cash out instructions published by the casino. Sometimes, the operator of the casino or sportsbook might need to confirm your identity before allowing you to cash out. This is a legal and legitimate occurrence. You may be asked to FAX them release forms, identification, copies of your credit card, or whatever kind of documentation the operator requires so that you can be paid properly.

Gambling Problems

Problem gambling refers to any gambling that goes beyond "normal" bounds of gambling for fun, recreation, or entertainment. Pathological gambling is the inability, over an extended period of time, to resist impulses to gamble. It is often characterised by increasing preoccupation with gambling and a general loss of control. Pathological gamblers often "chase" their losses, feel a need to bet more frequently and in larger amounts, and continue to gamble in spite of the serious negative consequences of their behaviour.

How can I tell if someone is a problem gambler?

Some warning signs of a gambling problem might include:

  • Looking for the "high" that comes from gambling
  • Increasing isolation from family and friends
  • Declining work performance
  • Neglecting basic needs like money for food and rent
  • Pressuring others for money as financial problems crop up
  • Lying about how money is spent
  • Escaping to other excesses (alcohol, drugs, sleep)
  • Denying there is a problem