Gaming regulators and security analysts say the popular “player’s club” cards represent a growing number of fraud cases.
Hackers target the programs and casinos’ customer databases in an effort to gain access to customers’ personal information or steal points.
The problem has become serious enough that regulators sent a letter in December reminding casino companies to protect customer information and periodically review their database security.
The security threat doesn’t just involve player’s cards.
State gaming officials and security analysts said casinos’ smart phone applications — which require users to provide personal information that is stored in casino databases– are also a concern.
You are encouraged to keep an eye on your points balance and report and discrepancies immediately.