License and Jurisdiction
Scams are not that uncommon in online casinos. The Canadian authorities are aware of this aspect of gambling and are taking steps in this direction. Unregulated online casinos can expose players financially or invade their privacy.
A serious casino must operate under a jurisdiction that regulates online gambling. At an illegal casino, you don’t need to verify your account. To put it simply, it has no license. However, this is still required for a legal casino.
It’s all about providing true and personal information. When a casino is regulated by a jurisdiction such as the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, the best known in Canada, it means that it is licensed.
This guarantees that your personal information will be kept secure and that your winnings will be paid out. Also, holding a license is proof that the Ontario online casino is committed to safeguards such as prohibiting gambling by minors and other terms and conditions.
Basically, the license is provided by competent jurisdiction, a guarantee of the seriousness of the casino that holds it. As you might expect, there are different jurisdictions that can provide these certifications. The better known the jurisdiction, the safer the casino.