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Casino Tips and Strategies: Are Online Roulette Games Fair?

They say that ‘mud sticks’, and when it comes to casino games, it seems that even new releases are still trying to clean off the last vestiges. Thanks to social attitudes towards gambling, as well as gambling’s checkered history of being legalised and criminalised, plus the few notorious rogue traders out there (though largely a thing of the past), many potential online casino players are put off by concerns about legitimacy, fairness, and the fear of losing money to rigged games. 

As one of the most iconic and easy-to-play casino games out there, roulette is often a game that appeals to new players. However, with the aforementioned concerns ever present, it is time to answer the question once and for all; are online roulette games fair?

Keep on reading as Genting Casino delves a little deeper.


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What is Online Roulette?: An Overview

While we won’t be giving you a history lesson, it is worth mentioning that roulette is one of the oldest casino games out there, being played in the salons of the French aristocracy from the 1700s. While casino games had a somewhat troubled time in the first half of the 20th century, by the second half of the century, plenty of protective measures were in place.

However, the end of the 20th century saw the rise of online technologies, and naturally, the market for online casino games played over the internet started to rise exponentially in demand. In 1994, Antigua and Barbuda enacted the Free Trade and Processing Act, which was the initial legislation to regulate internet gaming. Gambling regulations in the UK were updated in 2003 to reflect technological developments since their inception in the 1960s. The former governing body known as the Gambling Board, was replaced to form the UK Gaming Commission (UKGC) whose primary responsibility is to oversee the regulations that are in place for both online and brick-and-mortar gaming enterprises and has since become the gold standard for licensing and regulations that all UK providers strive for.

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But How Can I Make Sure Online Roulette is Fair?

When hearing critique of online casino games you’ll most commonly hear the term ‘rigged’. When the outcome is purposefully altered to favour one party, without the knowledge of the consumer we call it a rigged game. Please note, however, that even in unrigged games the adage ‘the house always wins’ remains. At the end of the day, the casino needs to make money, and this is where the house edge comes in. This dictates the theoretical percentage the casino will gain over thousands of rounds and is always disclosed by reputable venues.

All casino games including online roulette that do not have a live element are dictated by complex computer software to ensure fairness. This software is known as a Random Number Generator (RNG), and what this does is ensure the outcome of every roulette round is completely random, thus ensuring that there is no marked trend in results that the casino or the player could take advantage of. 

Of course, scepticism rightly should not be reserved only for the game itself, but the online casino venue that hosts them; after all, surely a nefarious site could find some ways to rig games even if they are legitimate titles. 

There’s no need to worry on this front, however, as not only are there far fewer rogue traders out there than the media would have you believe but there are also some tried and true simple checks you can undertake to ensure that the site you choose to play online roulette with is 100% legitimate. 

Casino Licences

A legitimate online casino will hold recognised authority licences. A reliable site will publish this information on its home page, including registration numbers, which you can use to verify that is accreditation is still being upheld.

Many gaming agencies oversee online casinos. Gibraltar, Curaçao, and Macau are all popular owners, but the UKGC and MGA are the most popular. Make sure the regulating agency indicated covers your location of play to ensure compliance with local gaming regulations.

UKGC accreditation is the gold standard for UK gamers and has the mission statement "Keeping gambling fair and safe for all".  The UKGC monitors live casinos to ensure they follow all laws and operate fairly and transparently. The regulator ensures sites follow all laws and operate fairly and transparently and can issue fines and revoke licenses.

Casino Reviews

There are tons of great review sites out there, such as GamblingZone, and here at Genting Casino we also provide reviews and informative articles such as this one to inform and empower you. 

When it comes to deciding if a casino is reputable, player reviews are also a go-to resource. As they typically have no agenda and a passion for online casino gameplay, you can be sure that players aren’t going to pull punches when it comes to legitimacy and fairness concerns. Put simply, if a casino is acting shady, you can bet fellow players will let you know about it!

Security Measures

Online casinos handle your sensitive data and handle your deposited funds. Therefore, you need to ensure that they have top-tier security measures to keep your information and money safe. Top casinos will have authentication processes, and cutting-edge security methods, such as encryption technology and advanced firewalls. 

Additionally, choose casinos that use certified Random Number Generators (RNGs) and submit their games to third-party testing to recognised bodies such as e-Cogra, to ensure fair and unbiased gaming results.

Payment Methods

While not illegal, some less renowned online and live casinos will have limited banking alternatives. For example, a casino may have a variety of deposit options but very few withdrawal options. This allows the casino to easily grab your money while making it difficult for you to retrieve your winnings. Poorly run casinos will also have poor transaction times.

In general, search for a live casino that offers a fairly equal number of deposit and withdrawal ways. Check for popular financial solutions (not just bank transfers), particularly PayPal and E-Wallets such as Paysafe and Skrill, which provide their consumers with additional platform security.

Roulette Terms and Conditions

If there’s one thing the previous paragraphs should emphasise it's that transparency is key. When playing on a legitimate online casino all important information such as roulette terms and conditions, and gameplay information such as the math model used, theoretical RTP statistics, and label limits should not just be available but very easy to find. 

The same can be said for any promotions featured which cover roulette games. You should be able to easily understand the requirements of the promo, and vital information such as wagering/playthrough requirements should be clearly displayed.

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Play Premium Online Roulette on Genting Casino

At Genting Casino you’ll find a premium selection of online roulette games, and even live roulette games too. We have titles that cover all the popular variants from European and French Roulette, to American Roulette, and even more niche and specialised titles. Genting Casino is licensed and regulated by the UKGC and we’re a well-established online casino brand that is well respected by players, so you can play with complete peace of mind. So, if you love roulette games, sign up and play at Genting Casino to discover more.






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