The following information explains how sites use the above methods to keep their customers safe when playing.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is the standard technology used in establishing an encrypted link between a web server (poker client) and a browser. All data that passes between the server and the browser is kept private. Poker sites use this same technology to protect your data when accessing their websites.
Player ID Verification
When you sign up for a account, you'll have to verify you are who you say you are. Online rooms use this process to make sure no fraud or identity theft is involved.
Age Restriction / Verification
Sites will also use player IDs for age verification. This move is in an effort to keep minors safe from under-age gambling.
RNG stands for Random Number Generator. Poker rooms use this to act as a card shuffling system, instead of a live dealer. The fairness and randomness of the RNGs used is usually certified by a reputable third party agency.
The top-rated online cardrooms use the highest level of encryption to process your payment requests. Whether you're making a deposit or requesting a withdrawal, they want to ensure that the transaction request is a valid one.
Player Personal Information Storage
The best rooms have systems in place to safely and securely store your personal details and card payment information.
Secure Processing of Deposits and Withdrawals