Yes! Online casinos are safe. There are guards who whatch over the casinos to see if they are honest and keep their promises.
However, there are lists of the 'fraud, bad, rogued' casinos.
These casinos are so called 'blacklisted casinos'. The compilers of this list admit themselves that the information is 'hear-say' and collected of reviews/complaints from the players! Some entries are based on research into licensing and related legal issues.
Absolutely! The transaction processors always have been carefully chosen, based on security and reliability. The processors used in the online casino business utilize the latest in SSL encryption technologies to ensure the protection of credit card and personal information at all times.
eCOGRA Seal of Approval. eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) is an independent organisation based in the United Kingdom. Devoted to improving and ensuring the integrity and security of online gambling. The eCOGRA 'Seal of Approval' is awarded in recognition of: Fair game play, payouts, player service and responsible casino conduct.
CVC2 is an acronym for 'Card Verification Code'. This code is required as a security measure when making international purchases and internet payments by credit card. This code consists of 3 digits. Found it on the back of your credit card.
No doubt! All online casino games must pass testing by engineers and must undergo extensive testing for fairness and accuracy. This happens prior to being released to the public.
Your account information is always protected this way or another. Most casinos/software providers operate with state-of-the-art 128bit encryption technology (see also question 2). Personal information will always be kept completely confidential.