Ranking Online Casino Licenses

Published August 4, 2012 by OCR Editor

Ranking Online Casino Licenses

Which online casinos hold the most trustworthy operating licenses?

When you look for a new online casino, you probably compare welcome bonuses, promotions, VIP perks and the games, but do you pay adequate attention to the standards of the casino's licensing authority? Well, you should. The source of an online casino's permit to provide gambling services, as well as the software it uses to operate its games (Playtech and Microgaming both get points for quality and reliability) are a major indicator of a casino's trustworthiness.

What Makes an Online Casino License "Good"?

A decent licensing authority will thoroughly audit an online gaming operator before awarding it a seal of approval. This means testing and checking everything from a casino's games and software to its banking systems and the healthiness of its bank accounts. The stated aim of any quality licensing board is to ensure fairness in gaming and to make sure players are paid their winnings.

Respected Online Casino Permits

No casino operating permit provides a foolproof guarantee of that casino's honesty; nevertheless it's a good sign if your online casino holds a license from one of the organizations listed below:

  • The Kahnawake Gaming Commission - regulates Red Flush Casino, All Slots Casino
  • The Financial Services Regulatory Commission of Antigua and Barbuda - regulates Winner Casino
  • The Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta - regulates EU Casino, Crazy Vegas Casino

An online casino that has successfully passed stringent auditing by any of the above authorities will be proud to display that information on its site. Look for the licensing body's seal of approval on the casino's homepage, or among the information on safe and fair gaming which every good online casino provides.

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