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Should I give only real personal data, what happens if I use fake ones

The topic of this guide is 'Should I give only real personal data and what happens if I use fake ones?' Let's begin with the first part of that question, which is 'Should I give only real personal data?' The answer to that one is really simple: it's yes. You should at all times give your real data when registering. You may be cautious with revealing so much personal information to a casino, but the fact is, if you do want to register, you have to give out these details. Providing the correct information can be vital to your success at that casino. When you play at a casino and win money, you obviously want to withdraw that money back to your bank account. In order to do this successfully, you must give the correct personal data at the time of registration. Failure to do so could result in disaster. When you request a withdrawal, the money just doesn't appear in your account. The casino will need to verify your identity first by carrying out a number of different procedures. One of these procedures is asking you to confirm your identity via identification documents. The identification documents you provide must exactly match the information you gave at time of registration. If you have given information about yourself that is not correct, then your identification documents will not be valid. If you have just given fake details, like a fake name or fake address, you won't have any identification documents at all to prove your identity. So, by providing fake information, you're basically just throwing your money away. There is no point in depositing at a casino where you have given false details because you simply won't see any return. After all, the reason most people play at a casino is to win!

Should I give only real personal data, what happens if I use fake ones

If you use fake details to register at a casino, you will find that you will not be able to withdraw any money you win. For example, if you say on the registration form that you are over 18, but are under 18, when you try to withdraw this will be refused on receipt of your identification or even before. If the casino discovers at any time that you are underage for gambling in your jurisdiction, your stake will be returned to you and the casino is not obliged to pay you any winnings. Your account will also be blocked. The casino may carry out electronic age verification checks and, if you have given the wrong information, the casino may request further information from you. Ultimately, it is not a good situation to be in. Some jurisdictions will require you to be older than 18 and it is your responsibility to check this prior to registration. However, if you just give your correct date of birth as it appears on your identification, you will not be likely to experience any problems regarding this in the future. If a casino needs to verify your age, they may need to do so using details like your name, date of birth and address. If you have not given the real information, the casino will be unable to verify you and you could be restricted from making withdrawals from your account or even be restricted from accessing your account altogether.

This is not the only time a casino can block your account. If you give any false information during registration, or indeed at any time, again the casino can forfeit any stakes you have made. They are again not obliged to pay you out any winnings, which might have been payable if you had given the real information. Don't forget it is your money that is at stake. You may get your deposit back at a push. But, not only that; the casino has the right to report any false information you have given to authorities like the police, parents (if underage) and regulatory bodies.

It is important to keep your information up to date. If you realize that the casino has outdated information about you, you must give them the correct information as soon as possible. The important thing to remember is that honesty is always the best policy when it comes to your money! Also, keep in mind that, if you use fake details, you're just heading for disaster and your account will be blocked and your money and winnings void.

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