Do I own shares?

Hey, I’m new on here but I’ve been using the trading 212 app for a while, just wondering if when I buy shares I actually own those shares (share in the company) or is it a form of betting? I stopped using Hargreaves Lansdown because of thier commission prices, loving the commission free 212 :+1:

@Rad2445 Trading 212 holds the shares on your behalf. When you’re investing, you’re purchasing the actual shares of the company, this has nothing to do with betting.