Major risks faced by Norwegian online casino players

In Scandinavia, there has been a huge surge in the number of online casinos based in this region.

 (photo credit: INGIMAGE)
(photo credit: INGIMAGE)
In Scandinavia, there has been a huge surge in the number of online casinos based in this region. Norwegian gamblers, in particular, are turning more toward online casinos and away from regular physical casinos. It is just so much more convenient to gamble online without the hassle of having to get dressed up and travel to a casino establishment.
Unfortunately, a lot of scammers are creating fraudulent casino websites to cash in on this trend. They’re designing casino websites where the house always has an advantage over the players. And if the players do make money gambling, they may not be allowed to withdraw their net earnings right away. The website may have a long list of bogus rules and restrictions which prevent cash withdrawals. That way, the players are tempted to gamble away their account balance so that the casino doesn’t lose the money.
Experienced Norwegian online casino players usually possess the skills and experience needed to recognize a fraudulent casino website. However, inexperienced players are the biggest target of these websites because they don’t have these skills. If a player doesn’t watch themselves carefully, they could end up losing a lot of money without ever having a fair chance of winning any money.
 
How to Begin
As a Norwegian gambler, you need to investigate every potential casino website before you gamble on it. The website must be friendly to Norwegian gamblers in every way or else it is no good. On the website Nettcasino there is a  list of casino websites in Norway. Here is how to tell which ones are trustworthy.
First, if the language of the website is not already in the Norwegian language, check to see if they have a “Select Your Country” box on the top of the page. If they do, click on that and see if Norwegian is listed. It should convert all the text to Norwegian after you select it. Make sure the language of the games gets converted to Norwegian too.
Next, see if the website lets you deposit and withdrawal money in your native currency (Norwegian krone). If your Norwegian and you live in another country, then the website must accommodate the currency of that country. This could be the US Dollar, British Pound Sterling, Euro, Danish krone, Swedish krone, and so on.
If all the above checks out, see which payment options they have available for deposits. The most common options include wire transfers, e-cheques, paper cheques, credit cards, and debit cards. Certain payment options might have specific fees attached to them, so look those up first. Also, the processing times of each payment method are different too. If you want to gamble quickly, then you would use a wire transfer rather than a cheque, for example.
Experienced Norwegian players may feel confident enough to take out loans. At LoanStar Norway, you can find a list of personal finance institutions in Norway which are reputable. But you should only use this website if you’ve found a trustworthy online casino to gamble on.
 
Fairness
There are never any guarantees with online casinos when it comes to their level of fairness. You’re at the mercy of the software developers here. They’re supposed to incorporate random number generators into their casino games in order to keep them fair. Look for developer names like Net Entertainment, Thunderkick, Microgaming, and NextGen Gaming. These are the most common casino game developers in Norway. They create games like scratch cards, roulette, blackjack, and video slots.
 
Security
Whenever you submit personal information or financial information to any website, especially a casino website, it must have an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) used. Look at the URL address and see if the beginning has “https” rather than “http.” This is the most basic step to figuring out whether your information is securely being submitted. But it also helps if the website uses additional security technology, such as firewalls, to keep your information secure. You certainly wouldn’t want to take the chance of your banking information getting into the wrong hands.
 
Conclusion
Overall, Norwegian online gamblers are always taking some level of risk. But if you follow all the tips outlined above, then you should reduce your chances of falling victim to a fraudulent casino website.