Online Gaming: How to Do It Safely and Securely in Poland

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Playing games while being connected to the Internet is fun. You always get the latest updates and fixes, however, there are risks involved that would not happen if you were playing offline.

Cybercriminals, viruses, malware and bullies know no borders, so playing in Poland you have as high risks as from anywhere else. 

There are some online gaming safety tips for enhancing your safety and in this article, we are going to discuss them with the help of iGaming expert Jacek Michałski. Jacek knows the Polish online gaming industry inside and out – if you want to find out more about him please click here

1. Read reviews first

This is rule number 1 for online gaming safety. You should never download a game or an app before reading reviews from other players about it first. Games, especially free ones, might be infected with viruses or contain spyware that can damage your computer or steal your data. 

Pirated games pose an even higher risk. When using pirated games, apart from not getting any updates or support from the developers and violating intellectual property rights, your PC is at risk of getting infected with malware that is often embedded into pirated games. 

When it comes to online casinos, luckily you can rely on professional reviews put together by independent sites, examining all the aspects of online casinos. For instance, Playamo has a great review score and it is fully licensed to operate in Poland. 

If you have never tried online gambling and you are interested in adding a little more excitement to your gaming experience by wagering some money, read here for inspiration on what online gambling games are out there. 

2. Report abusive behavior and bullying

On the Internet bullies can hide behind their computer screen, not revealing their true identities, which unfortunately gives way to abusive behavior and bullying. This applies to games that offer player interaction. Some players could be unhappy with their gaming performance and in frustration use abusive language or try and make other players uncomfortable. If you experience this sort of behavior you should report it to the relevant people so that the abusive player can be blocked from the game or at least warned. 

3. Avoid using your personal information

When choosing a username for a game you should never choose your real name or a name that is very similar to your real name. Other players should not be able to guess who you are and track you down, perhaps with the help of social media. For the same reason when interacting with other players don’t mention personal information, like your address or date of birth. Otherwise, you could be a victim of identity theft. 

Choosing a strong password for your gaming account is also essential. You don’t want cybercriminals to take over your account and steal your personal or financial information.

poland gaming4. Gaming and children

In recent years, gaming has sky-rocketed in Poland. According to Statista last February over 1.7 million people visited the popular gaming platform gry.pl. 

While many online video games are innocent, some include adult content or inappropriate language that you don’t want to expose your children to. Enabling parental control on your computer can give you the control over which games your kids can play. 

5. Secure payment methods

When making payments over the internet (for example when paying for a game or depositing at an online casino) you should make sure that the website has encryption which protects your data. Good online casinos offer a variety of safe payment methods. Paying with cryptocurrency is considered one of the safest as this day and age but paying through Skrill or Paypal or using a disposable debit card are also good options.

Conclusion

As well as good sides, there are some dangers of online gaming. You should be careful when playing online and start by reading gaming reviews. Once you committed to a casino or a game, be careful with your data, choose a strong password and report abusive behavior if you come across it. If all these boxes are ticked, you will have nothing to worry about.

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