The most trustworthy online casinos are the ones that are licensed in reputable jurisdictions and also the ones that are owned & operated by some of the most trusted names in the industry. The most reputable online gambling licensing jurisdictions in the world are located in the United Kingdom (the UK Gambling Commission) in the Isle of Man (the Gambling Supervision Commission) and in Gibraltar (the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority).
Some of the other most trusted licensing jurisdictions are based in a UK Chanel Island called Alderney (Alderney Gambling Control Commission), in Antigua and Barbuda (Directorate of Offshore Gambling), in Curaçao (Curaçao Internet Gaming Association), in the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory which is located in an Indian land reserve in Quebec, Canada (known as the Kahnawake Gaming Commission), and in the tiny European Island nation of Malta (the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta).
Any online casino which is licensed in one of these jurisdictions has undergone rigorous vetting procedures. These online gambling licenses are not just handed out to the highest bidder, which means that you can trust in both the licensing authority and in the casino operator. Today’s online casino software is also frequently tested and audited by reputable online casino testing agencies such as TST (Technical Systems and Testing) and eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) to prove that the outcomes are both fair and realistic. These two auditors monitor the games and the random number generators.
Online gamblers can play in the real cash mode and won’t have to worry about how fair the games are when playing in a fully licensed online casino which has obtained a license from one of these previously mentioned authorities. However, the same couldn’t be said if you were to play in an unlicensed online casino. The worst kind of gambling portals are also known as rogue casinos, scam casinos or fake casinos and they generally use faulty software, they will not hand out rightful bonuses and they take ages to process withdrawals, if they do decide to pay out winnings at all.
We only recommend playing in a fully licensed online casino, because you will receive the kind of support that you are entitled to should some kind of issue arise. You will also receive the necessary legal backing should you need it. You will have absolutely no help whatsoever if you have a complaint at a rogue casino. The support will be unhelpful and they may not even respond to you at all, so steer clear of rogue online casinos at all costs.
The vast majority of today’s online casinos are completely trustworthy and they will not ‘stitch you up’, but there are some ruthless operators out there today who are only out there to scam you. Just make sure that you carry out your own basic research prior to signing up to an online casino.