Since the beginning of online gaming, players have worried whether or not online casinos offering table games could be trusted.
After a particularly bad run at online roulette, a player may ask him or herself a series of questions.
Would I have lost if I was playing at a live table? How do I know that the spin of the wheel is in fact random? Are online table games rigged?
On Feb. 26, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, signed A2578 into law.
This new law allowed any casino operating legally in Atlantic City to spread games of chance over the internet. These games included slots, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and a myriad of other table games offered in the live casinos that line the Atlantic City boardwalk.
How do NJ online casinos provide security?
In order to keep things on the up and up, software companies are required to partner with already existing brick and mortar casinos in Atlantic City, NJ.
They are required to license their online casinos through the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and in doing so are required to follow all laws that govern their Atlantic City casino counterparts.
Employees of the NJ online casinos are even required to go through the same financial and criminal background checks as casino employees.
But what about the software itself? Let’s take a look at one of the leading New Jersey online casinos and see how they do things.
What safety precautions do New Jersey online gambling providers take?
In 2013, after online gambling was made legal in the state of New Jersey, Virgin Casino partnered with the Tropicana Casino. The company employed one of the top iGaming companies in the industry, Gamesys Ltd, to supply their gaming software.
Gamesys Ltd is known throughout the world as one of the most reputable software companies in the business.
The company’s website states that the outcome of all games is determined by a random number generator to ensure fair play and honest payouts. It also states that all games are extensively tested and reviewed by the operating companies before release.
All games Gamesys Ltd creates have clear and concise game rules which are easily visible and, where appropriate, the payout tables are displayed within the respective game console. The company even goes so far as to conduct daily and monthly audits to ensure that all individual games perform within the expected bounds of appropriate gaming performance.
Now, this is only one company out of many that create gaming software for the New Jersey online table games, but the regulations in place governing all the different software companies remain the same.
They must be licensed and they must ensure fair game play.
Do online casino operators have an incentive to ‘fix’ games?
The gambling industry has nothing to gain from fixing online table games.
In fact the opposite is true. If evidence that an online casino’s table games were fixed was to be released to the general public, the financial ramifications for that company would be disastrous.
As a player you can be absolutely sure that all of your online table gaming play is being run on the level. In fact, due to the random number generators employed by online casinos in the operation of their table games, the results tend to be more random than the results that take place in brick and mortar casinos around the world.
Live players must make do with human error and slight variations in physical gaming devices whereas online players end up with a fair and secure gaming experience every time.
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