Being an online gambler, means that you risk not only losing money because of bad luck, but also because of fraud in the unfair online casino. Knowing this, a player must choose the best gambling portals for his/her safety, but how?
The best advice is to check the information about the online casino in its certificate. It can be easily found at the casino official website, which must include the details about the casino certificate as it is the sign of fairness and safety.
The applicants check
All the existing licensing authorities seek to have the guarantee that those applicants striving to work in the e-gaming industry are suitable for it and have their activities corresponding to the high standards of licensing and are conducted in appropriate manner.
While considering the suitability of an applicant, the licensing authorities pay a very close attention and provide a very careful examination to the following elements:
- identity and ownership
The most influential certification authorities
There are several organizations that are very powerful and influential especially in the online casino industry. They raise the standards and protect their player's gambling experience. Their officials examine transparency, payment record, lawfulness of read-outs of the RNG (random number generator) very carefully before granting them the licenses. Even after being awarded, online casinos need to maintain the standard constantly as they are subject to unplanned checks, as well as regular once a year reports.
Let's have a look at the biggest and most influential of these organizations.
eCogra (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance)
eCOGRA is an independent organization, working in the e-commerce field as well as in the online gaming. Its mission is to engage jurisdictions, operators, players, and software providers to lawful working, ensure that they are mature, fair and respond to the high standards created by eCogra.
eCOGRA has two main aims : supervise fair gaming and protect players. The company is working hard to reach them: it assures that the online casinos are giving the players fair and transparent games, present an honest and objective review of the online gaming sites, provides serious checks before awarding the sites with a very reputable "Safe and Fair" Seal .
TST (Technical Systems Testing)
TST is an independent accredited testing facility that provides a big amount of services as the impartial company with highly qualified staff and ISO 9002 certified systems. The company's certificates are always accepted many software companies, licensors, online players and safe casino software operators.
As multifunctional company TST put stringent legislative requirements, regulates the online gambling, audits and certifies its security, transparency and fairness, makes sure that online gaming sites are compliant to industry standards and statutory requirements put by the corresponding licensing jurisdiction.
The players can be sure of the fairness of the online gaming operations if they have been examined and testified to the appropriate standards by TST company.
PricewaterhouseCoopers is the multifunctional company and provides a great variety of consulting and audit services. Online gambling is one the industry, where PwC enforces high standards of corporate management.
Such values as public trust, safety in the e-gambling business and gambling legality according to the gambling laws are of the outmost importance to the company. It set goals and put high standards in order to enhance the trust for the online gaming business field.
The main functions of PwC in the e-gaming industry are to audit taxes, financial accounting reports, and companies' human resource management and afterwards, to perform the function of advisor and consultant in order to help the clients with stakeholder issues.
In today's world, there are many rigged online gaming sites, that ruin the faith in fair gambling, but the abovementioned companies work hard to protect players and provide them with transparency, fairness and safety.