Online gambling is a million dollar industry, but several people still have certain doubts about its safety and legality. Here we have compiled a list of commonly asked question to clear away any doubts you have about gambling online.

When compared to live casinos, your odds of winning are higher at an online casino. The reason for this is that online casinos have a higher payout percentage, usually between 95% and 97%, because their overhead costs are low. Also, the casinos try to attract more people to their sites with the higher payout percentages.

The online casino’s payout percentage determines how much you are going to win in the long run, if you play at the site. So if the payout percentage of an online casino is 95%, it means that in the long run, you will end up with $95 for every $100 you spend. The percentage is usually calculated for the long run, and holds good for the many, many hands you play, or bets you place. During this time, you may go through several winning and losing streaks, but in the end the amount you hold will be based on the payout percentage of the particular casino.

One of the biggest fears that online poker players share is not getting paid your winnings. But providing you chose a reliable casino or poker room (as recommended by us), there is no basis for this fear and you will get paid what you win.

As to how you get your winnings, online casinos typically credit winners using the same method used when registering. So if you deposited initial funds through your ewallet, say ePassporte, the casino will credit winnings into the same account. Some online casinos, however, stick to conventional methods like bank drafts or wire transfers when crediting their customers.

When you register with an online casino, you have to provide details including your name, date of birth and email address. Most of us hate the amount of spam we have to deal with every day, hence worry about sharing our email addresses online. However, there is little to worry about when providing your details to a reliable online casino or poker room, as most of these sites have a stringent privacy policy and strong security measures in place. Although most online poker sites will use your email address to inform you about their latest promotions and offers, or to send newsletters, it is possible to opt-out of these services if not required.

Most online poker rooms and casinos are legally bound not to share your information with third parties. However to be sure, we recommend reviewing the privacy policy of the site thoroughly and only if you are comfortable, go ahead and sign-up. If you have even a shred of doubt, move on and find a better site – there are plenty of trustworthy ones available.