Published on January 26th, 2014 | by Steve Gardman
How Safe Is Your Money?
One of the most common questions you can find when inquiring different interested parties and individuals is, “How safe is my money?” The question makes a lot of sense and addresses some legitimate concerns. After all, you are betting real money in a virtual casino, so how can you be sure that your money is secure and you won’t simply get robbed?
This is the type of question that cannot, in any way, shape or form, receive a conclusive answer. We’ve been in the online world for long enough to know that any computer, no matter how secure, can be hacked. We are not just talking about your garden variety home PC, here. Even international corporations and government computers aren’t immune to hacking. So no matter what anyone is telling you, if a computer is connected to the Internet or any type of network, it’s not unhackable.
Does this mean that your money is not safe? Both yes and no. Let us elaborate. Forget about what you’ve seen in the movies – hacking is not as simple as you think. First of all, the image most people we’ve spoken to about hackers have this interesting image of a guy in a one-bedroom apartment who can gain access to any computer with a few snappy movements of his hands.
This is not how hacking works at all. There is a lot of work and effort involved in the process, and it usually requires lots of processing power, advanced programs and lots of time. It is possible for a hacker to hack an online casino site. But it’s just as likely for your bank to get hacked directly. We know that doesn’t sound comforting but that’s just how things are. Nothing in the online world is truly safe. Even your Facebook account can be hacked. However, even though all of this is possible, that doesn’t make it probable.
There are many people whose sole job is to find ways hackers can use to enter a system and patch those holes. Internet security has improved a lot in the past few years so gambling online is what you might call a calculated risk. Think about it this way – it’s far more likely that you will lose your money by betting them, than it is to get robbed by a hacker. As we said, no conclusive answer can be given about the safety of your money online. Still, you can’t be 100% that you won’t get mugged on the way to your car after work. Those are just calculated risks we all take in our day-to-day existence.