Online gambling is a very popular pastime in many parts of the world (except for the US, where it is banned in most states). People spend hours every week playing on their favorite games on their desktop computers and mobile phones or tablets. But – unfortunately, I must say – not all online casinos are equal. Some of them, like Royal Vegas Casino, will give you a truly royal treatment and a secure and fair environment, but others are licensed in poorly regulated jurisdictions and are often out for their players’ money. In this article I will use Royal Vegas as an example to show you how to spot a good online casino.
There are jurisdictions considered to be safe – like any in the European Union, or the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake – that regulate their licensees’ activities strictly. There are others, though, like Costa Rica for example, that do not even cover online gambling specifically. Players usually prefer casinos licensed in the former, and avoid those from the latter category.
Royal Vegas is licensed by the MGA (Malta Gaming Authority), considered one of the strictest ones in the world. The MGA requires its licensees to adhere to strict rules on financial operations, player protection and the prevention of money laundering. It is considered one of the safest jurisdictions to choose.
2. Independent auditors
Online gambling is the most strictly regulated and controlled industry, but there is always room for more. This is why a series of companies of the industry have joined to create the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCogra), an independent testing body to safeguard the industry’s fairness and safe operations. Any online casino that is audited by eCogra are considered to be safe, fair and to offer high quality services.
Royal Vegas online casino, like all its sister casinos, bear the eCogra “Safe & Fair” seal of approval, providing randomness reviews and payout reports on all of their online casino games.
All major casino game developers run a network of progressive jackpots, an effective marketing tool used to attract new players. This marketing tool also serves as a telltale sign of the casino’s quality for players. A good online casino will always offer players the chance to win progressive jackpots, while dubious ones will usually not have such games in their offer.
Royal Vegas has paid out one of its biggest progressive wins this year. Mark A., a player from Canada, has managed to hit the jackpot win of a lifetime, taking home a prize of over $7 million this April.