How do you know whether you can trust online casinos? Will they pay up when you win? How do you know that the games aren’t fixed? After all when the games are digitised they don’t have to be random to appear random. Online casinos could fix it so that the odds are much more favourable to them than they appear. What might seem like bad luck could be a complex algorithm generating the results that the house needs to win based on your choices.
Obviously though, if as a company you are intending to be in business for the long term then you must have the trust of your customers. If you operate a casino that no-one trusts then you’ll have no gamblers. And no gamblers means no profit, which means your business goes under. To these ends the majority of online gambling sites, including online casinos, utilise random number generating software from well known and trusted companies like Wager Works, Micro Gaming, Play Tech and Cryptologic. If you are gambling online for the first time or looking for a new site to join then it pays to do some research into the company. Find out how long they’ve been established for if you can. A site that has been operational for a while will probably be legitimate because it doesn’t take long to lose your customers or get shut down if you’re not. Check what random number generating software they use.
Having said this there are a small number of rogue casinos out there. They are generally short-lived, aiming for the ‘quick kill’ and then disappearing as quickly as they arrived. There have also been allegations of cheating made against larger online casinos such as Casino Bar. Allegations of cheating have also been made against some of the random number generating software companies, however they have never been confirmed. Series of random events do occasionally generate apparent patterns, it is to be mathematically expected.
There are online casino blacklists containing lists of rogue casino sites to avoid. However it should be noted that different authors of these blacklists have different opinions on why casinos have made their lists. Read the reasons given for each casino’s blacklisting and decide for yourself if you want to play there.