Players should consider online casino’s accreditations prior to signing up with them. The logos of these ‘seals if approval’ can normally be located at the bottom of the homepage, which you can hover over and they are usually clickable meaning that once clicked, you will be sent directly to the site which approved them for being a ‘fair’, ‘trusted’ or ‘certified’ site. There are several different types of accreditation that combine to make a casino a safe and secure website.
There are certain standards that players will notice with accredited online casinos that weaker online casinos simply won’t have. It’s simple, no certification, don’t trust them. If a casino claims that they are the ‘Number 1 Casino in Europe’, and have this advertised in bright neon letters, it is sure to fool hundreds of people, but where did they obtain this fact, who voted for them to become the ‘Number 1 Casino in Europe’, and what was the organization that awarded the website with this accreditation?
This is an obvious example of how some casinos can award themselves with fake accreditations that should simply be ignored. It is hard for a ‘newbie’ (new player) to ever realize that these websites will say anything to get you to sign up. Unfortunately, many players get misled.
The most trusted online casinos that are committed to fair play and those who are committed to having a very high standard of customer service obtain ACTUAL accreditations. One of the most prolific independent regulators in the industry today tends to be e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA). Being certified by this auditor and successfully being awarded with their seal of approval means that a casino has met their very high standards.
These certified websites have measures to forbid any underage players from playing by performing necessary I.D checks. They will have an excellent, responsive and dedicated customer support available 24/7. With the seal, they will also be timely when it comes to paying out winnings. Failure to pay out will not earn them a seal of approval. When a full review of the website and its services are carried out by the auditors and if they find numerous faults, they will not certify that particular online casino.
Some of the rogue casinos have been known in the past to actually use the logos of accreditation even if they have not been approved. This is extremely ruthless practice and is exactly why we explain to players how careful they must be when gambling online.
Other approved online casinos will have software that is proven to not be faulty in anyway and the games will have fair and realistic outcomes. This is where one of the industry’s second most well-known auditors comes in to play. Technical Systems Testing (TST) regulates the outcomes of the games and tests software to see that the casinos are being fair towards their customers. Make sure that any casino where you spend your money has an RNG testing their software.