Do you like casinos? Spending an hour at the roulette table in the evening, winning a hundred or two dollars, and going to bed pleased with yourself? Don't know how to pick an HONEST casino?
Want to play and know exactly what criteria to use to determine the integrity of a casino? It's simple. Take 2 minutes to read through this important information and you'll never be cheated – guaranteed! This certainly isn't super insider-level information, but still, 95% of you didn't know about it.
Everything will be laid out as briefly as possible.
History of online casinos
The development of online casinos has undergone three important evolutions, arriving at absolute honesty. Initially, since the late 90s, each casino had its own personally developed game software. With the development of technology
and the increasing demands of players, this has become more and more difficult and expensive to do.
Gaming software companies appeared, such as microgaming, playtech, netent, igt, nextgen, nyx and many others, who rented out their software and thereby significantly reduced the cost of game software development.
To raise confidence and prove their honesty to players, they licensed their activities and demonstrated audits from well-known companies.
However it used to be then, ordinary players such as us had no access to the admin panel of this software. This was the privilege of a selected few with the software costing up to tens, thousands of dollars with fees. Players had no ability to check what was really going on with the game's integrity and if a casino had any opportunity to interfere with it. And most importantly, the purchased software was responsible for one particular casino, for its internal kitchen.
And now, let us seamlessly transition to the main evolution of online casinos:
Casino software has evolved to "living" games. Skipping the painful development process, I'll briefly explain how it all works today:
- The casino that we use to play enters into an agreement with the live game organizer in order to establish a connection. In addition to "our" casino, hundreds of other casinos are connected to the live game organizer. This way, simply put, the organizer from one table deals to all connected casinos. All this is done live, thousands of players watching the screen, and the casino can't play against you. The casino can't influence what the live game organizer deals you in any way and doesn't care what happens and how far you beat "your" casino! In fact, we get a completely independent "live" dealer whose job is to simply issue results and doesn't care what you bet. He gets paid in fixed payments for organizing the game. The casino that you play for simply becomes a financial pad whose task is to collect money from you and pay back if you win.
This division of duties and responsibilities specifically guarantees the integrity of the game. Plus, add to that the livestream and hundreds of players at a time playing with you and chatting.
"LIVE" game organizers
The biggest player on the market is Evolution Gaming – in short:
- 14 years on the market
- 9 studios in 8 countries! Over 100 games! Dealers speak 15 languages, including Russian!
- Licenses, including strict U.S. ones (not purchased offshore). Company shares traded on NASDAQ (ticker EVVTY)!
A boulder in the market with an impeccable reputation allowing for confident playing.
Next is Ezugi – actually the successor of the top – started later, less studios, but more games! It's also more diverse. Has Asian roots. Another one is BetGames – a niche organization with no roulette, but with ice, baccarat, lotto, poker, show games, and so on.
But personally, I like the roulette from PragmaticPlay – it's fantastically made!
Vivo Gaming, Super Spade Games, Media Live Casino and XProGaming are also worth mentioning.
One important nuance is that you will not be able to play live games through these providers. These are B2B organizations. You need a casino-intermediary through which you can play these live games after registering. As a result, your task is to find a RELIABLE (meaning large and rich) casino with comfortable deposit, instant withdrawal of funds, and a connection to the maximum number of live game organizers.