September 3, 2020

How to Keep Your Online Gambling Account Secure

Today, the Internet has made it easy to perform day-to-day tasks, like paying off credit card balances or ordering takeout, from the comfort of our own homes in a streamlined and very efficient way. But when we divulge our personal and financial information to a company online, we take a risk, however small, that our details could be accessed by hackers or used for fraudulent activity.

The good news is that all legal online casinos are highly regulated and protect your data using encryption technology. Each gaming site boasts a secure HTTPS connection, which ensures that hackers can’t break into the conversation between your browser and the website and view sensitive information. Furthermore, the companies that provide these services are thoroughly vetted by the Division of Gaming Enforcement before handling any ‘I – Gaming’ transactions in the state. A site like is a very trusted example.

Below are a few basic guidelines you can use to completely lock down your account and keep your information completely private.

Create Unique Passphrases

In recent years, it has become increasingly common for large companies to fall victim to cyber-attacks in which cyber criminals access massive amounts of customer data. Sophisticated operators usually attack like this, sometimes with a nation-state’s backing, who have little interest in targeting the average Internet user.

Thus, it is advisable to use lengthy, random keys in password selection. Security experts recommend creating a passphrase of 15+ characters, which you can easily remember, by using words that are not usually combined.

Usually, the Threat is Someone You Know

The majority of us would involve our coworkers, exes, enemies, and other acquaintances, somehow cracking our passwords and doing us harm with the info they find.

What’s worse, if you use the same password across all of your online accounts, an attacker can gain access to several at a time and make your life miserable in the process.

Use a Password Manager

An even better option than trying to think up long, random passwords is to generate your passwords and store them in a vault randomly. Trying to commit all those passwords to memory could prove difficult/impossible at times.

Instead, using a password manager like LastPass or 1Password is better advised. These apps are essentially vaults for your online passwords, which you can easily access across various devices and browsers with a single login.

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Opt for Strong Authentication

When creating your ‘I – Gaming’ account, most online gambling sites require you to choose a couple of security questions and provide answers to them. Once you have gotten your security questions filled out, make sure you opt for Strong Authentication.

The majority of gaming sites offer this feature, which requires you to answer additional questions each time you log into your account. Not all sites use security questions during the Strong Authentication process.

Always remember to log out manually as soon as you have finished with a gaming session.

Get Login Notifications

To add another ring of protection around your account, be sure and tick the option to receive each login attempt’s notifications. This way, if someone tries to access your account without your permission, you will be notified by email and can take appropriate action.


Licensed online casinos keep your personal and financial information safe using the same modern security features leveraged by the web’s biggest banks and retailers.

Even so, there are steps you can take to ensure further that your online gambling account is never compromised.

Long passphrases can make your password nearly impossible to crack, and password managers can make the sign-in process even more accessible and secure.

Coupled with the additional security of login notifications and strong authentication, the security suggestions above can go a long way toward preventing a potential disaster.

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Peter Hatch

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