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The virtual proxy network or the VPN software has become so much in vogue for a number of reasons and a considerable number of people and organisations across the globe have started using VPNs for their internet activity.
There is no dubiousness that internet, for the most part, is an unsecured network. The internet service provider can track someones online activity, behaviours, and trends online, and sell this information to other companies who can then inundate the user with targeted, niche advertisements for products that they think might allure the user based on their online activity, searches, etc.
It is easily understood that this is actually a gross violation of ones privacy. Furthermore, depending on ones location (IP address), government can enforce ones ISP to restrict one from visiting certain websites and so on. While there is a lot happening in terms of the net neutrality movement at present, this will basically continue to be how it is for at least the foreseeable near future. Unless, you use a VPN!
A VPN is a virtual proxy network which can essentially mask your network traffic and the data that you send or receive over the internet. A VPN achieves this by creating an impenetrable tunnel through which your data travels in an otherwise unsecure network. Furthermore, your data is also encrypted and encapsulated in such a way that was someone able to intercept it, it would quite simply be indecipherable gibberish without the right encryption keys. This way, you can keep your online activity private, secure and even safe from potential hackers and cyber criminals.
Furthermore, a lot of VPN software is also able to reroute your IP address from a different location. What this means is that when you make a request for a site xyz.com (which, for example, let us say is banned/restricted in your country), the VPN can mask your IP address to make it look like the request came from a completely different location (a whole new country altogether) and this way, Voila! You can now access a website which is supposedly restricted or banned!
What are the advantages of using a VPN?
Apart from the fundamental and primary purposes that a VPN software serves, there are actually a lot more advantages to using a VPN. As mentioned, a VPN primarily secures your data, keeps it private and also helps you access websites and services which may be restricted based upon location and this is where it becomes especially handy for the online gambler.
However, other advantages to using a VPN includes, but is not limited to
Financial savings – Rids users of costs associated with leased lines, long distance phone calls and support costs.
Network scalability – While making an organisation network vacuumed, isolated and secure may be manageable in terms of cost and maintenance at first, it can become exponentially more expensive and messy as the network grows. However, with a VPN, you can just completely eradicate the cost and maintenance problem altogether.
How VPN can help online gamblers?
Online gambling is restricted and outlawed in several countries across the world. However, in order to actually enforce the restriction, ISPs go ahead and block websites depending on your IP address/location. However, with right use of the right VPN, you can remotely access your favorite online casino or casinos without any restrictions through some random server somewhere else in the world wherein there is no restriction or ban in place.
Furthermore, another inherent advantage of using a VPN is that your activity and identity online will remain anonymous. Which of course is something most if not all online gamblers prefer.
Source: European Gaming Media and Events