Is it safe to play in non-AAMS casinos? In this article we will see how the AAMS certification works and we will try to understand if it makes a betting site safe
As we know, gambling is a state monopoly. This means that the Italian State he imposed his monopoly on betting and casino services to be able to control them and obviously have a tax income from them. The way it uses to control gambling is through licenses, i.e. the documents necessary to open a casino in Italy. With the arrival of the web, however, things have become more complicated: the obligation to have a license remains, but what happens if the site is based outside Italy? And then, does the license really guarantee greater security or is it just a ploy by the state to control the market?
How does the license work?
To obtain the AAMS license you will necessarily have to pay a fee large sum of money – and this can already partially discourage ill-intentioned – and a series of strict checks will have to be passed. First of all, the ADM (Customs and Monopolies Agency) will check the entire organization chart of the company to verify that there are no risks of infiltration of illegal activity like recycling. Second you analyze the machines and software used in the games to ensure they are indeed respect the odds of winning and defeat reported in the indications. Gods are then made checks on payment systems to ensure that data is transmitted with the utmost confidentiality and without the possibility of theft.
Last, but not least, we have the prevention of gambling addiction. In fact, ADM must also make sure that the casinos adopt all those measures aimed at avoiding the development of this pathology which can cause serious damage to individuals and to society as a whole.
So are non-AAMS casinos safe?
It’s not easy to answer. The ADM only tells us that licensed casinos are safe under the statutory licensing fees. But of course this does not mean that all non-AAMS casinos are scams. Since the answer cannot be given by ADM, we must turn towards other sources. In fact, there are sites that have specialized in classifying the various non-AAMS sites to help us choose the safest ones. These sites not only rate security, but also many other aspects to take into consideration such as the quantity and quality of the games, the user interface and the ability to access bonuses and promotions.
In fact, non-AAMS casinos generally activate much more convenient and interesting offers compared to licensed counterparts. So obviously they could attract the attention of many users, enticed by bonuses and special offers. However we invite you always be very careful: it is true that there are many foreign sites and non-AAMS casinos that are not perfectly safe – let us remember that Italian sites without an AAMS license are completely illegal, while for foreign sites the matter is more smoky from a legislative point of view -, however we invite you to inform yourself well before proceeding! That’s all from the web and social section, keep following us!