Getting logged out of your online account is frustrating, whether that's your email, Facebook, or LinkedIn sign-in. In most of these cases, it's connected to a forgotten password or an unrecognized device, and fixing it can be as simple as receiving a text message to your registered device.
For some online services, however, there are more reasons for not getting access to your account. Online casinos, for example, are notoriously known for locking players out of their accounts, and often there are good reasons for it.
Here are some common casino login issues and how to fix them.
#1 Restricted by Region
We spoke to Casino Login CA, a large database website of gambling-related login pages in Canada. According to them, geo-related blocks are the most common reason for sign-in issues at online casinos.
Since gambling laws vary massively between the countries, gambling firms often cannot offer their services in all regions. So, for example, let's say you're vacationing in the United Kingdom and want to wager some money at your local Canadian online casino; you might be out of luck.
That's because the UK has some of the strictest gambling laws worldwide, and operators may online offer their services when holding a valid local license.
#2 Blocked for Self-Exclusion
Another common reason could be connected to a previous self-exclusion request. From what we understand, one form of player protection in online gambling is self-exclusion.
Players that struggle to control their spending habits might submit a request to their operator asking to ban them from playing for a specific period of time, e.g., three or six months.
It's important to know that self-excluding yourself from one operator might also cause a ban on other operators since your name can get registered into a country-wide database.
Therefore, asking customer support whether it's connected to a previous self-exclusion might do the trick if seemingly blocked for no reason.
#3 Incomplete Profile Information
What can also cause login issues are incomplete information on the player side.
Gambling operators must fulfill a set of rules to obtain and keep their licenses, and completing KYC checks and maintaining up-to-date records is one of them.
When players don't submit requested documents, e.g., financial documents, as part of an affordability check, online casinos might decide to lock their accounts until they receive said statements. It's to protect themselves from heavy fines and loss of license.
When none of the above applies, but you still find yourself locked out of your player account at an online bookmaker, casino, or gaming website, it might just be one of the commonly known reasons for not having access to your login.
Wrong email address or password, forgotten phone number with 2FA enabled, or temporary access suspension due to an unrecognized device are common reasons for login issues at gambling-related websites, just as they are for email, social media, or online newspaper accounts.
Whatever the reason, contacting customer support is the quickest way to regain access to your account. Their agents can give you more details on what might cause the block, but be prepared to answer some personal questions as part of their security checks.