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Details of system requirement to download the software are not provided. However the system works well on Internet Explorer 6.0. However registering with the casino is mandatory before playing, though the software can be downloaded without registering.
Rushmore Casino has limited options for financial transactions. However the common methods are available. These include Visa card, Master card, Euro card, Click2Pay, R C Card, Eco Card, MyCitadel and wire transfer. All transactions are done in US dollars. A faxback form is required to process applications for withdrawals as a security measure.
Rushmore Casino does not list countries that are prohibited. It merely states that residents of jurisdictions where online gaming is illegal are prohibited from playing. The casino puts the onus of determining the legality of online in his jurisdiction on the player, who will be solely responsible for all consequences of violating the laws in this regard. The casino does not specifically prohibit US players. Therefore US players can play provided they meet the other requirements. Payment and deposit methods applicable for US players have been provided.
Customer support is a top priority at Rushmore Casino. Support is available over telephone and fax. Toll free numbers are provided for Canada, UK and USA customers. Support through e-mail is also available. In addition to the general support e-mail address there are specific e-mail addresses for queries on deposits and withdrawals and on downloading and installation. This enables problems on these important aspects of gaming to be addressed more quickly. The customer support staff is trained and courteous. The casino also provides a separate feed back section.
The software is audited and certified by Technical Systems Testing, which is an independent, internationally recognized and accredited testing facility. The Random Number Generator at Rushmore Casino is fair and random after subjecting it to the industry’s strictest technical standards.
Rushmore Casino takes security equally seriously. Players’ account information and deposits are protected by the state of the art security systems, software and services. All information transferred between the player and the casino server is encrypted using complex mathematical algorithms. Therefore players need not fear that their log in ids, passwords or credit card details will be misused. Financial transactions are protected through the use of sophisticated RSA encryption mechanisms. This ensures both the security and the privacy of all information. Along with these, the casino has in place the latest fraud control mechanisms.
Rushmore Casino is suited to expert gamblers. Many of the features directed to novice players do not feature on the site. These include detailed payment rules, explanations of the various payment systems and download and installation instructions. After all, the casino has been named after the illustrious mansion in South England and aims to create the exclusive atmosphere prevalent in land based casinos.