Is Online Roulette a Scam?
In short, online gambling (and Online Roulette) is not rigged. Authorities, like the UK Gambling Commission, Kahnawake Gambling Commission, Malta Gaming Authority and others, oversee the games to keep gambling fair and reliable.
Rumours of games being rigged mostly stem from the late 1990s, the Wild West days of online gambling. At that time, it wouldn’t have been unusual for a casino site to be a scam where you never win on Roulette. At this time, games were made by the casino sites themselves, as opposed to online casinos using outside games as they do nowadays.
Since then, everything has changed. Authorities have taken up overseeing the games, and the biggest gambling companies are multi-billion dollar stock-listed companies instead of miniature operations run illegally from some guy’s bedroom. Another important development has been that casinos don’t have their games; instead, they’re licensed by game providers whose best interest is to run legit and fair games.
Testing Simulated Games
Gambling authorities, like MAG and UKGC mentioned above, are extremely strict on two things: the games must run fair, and the free versions should be the same as the real money versions.
This means that if you play, let’s say, Microgaming’s European Roulette Gold, the game is going to be completely random as it should be. It’s also going to behave the same when you play it for fun money and when you play it for real Canadian dollars.
These Roulette games are tested by the gaming companies that create them, like Microgaming, Netent and Big Time Gaming. The game providers don’t own the online casinos (such as Betway) that run the games. For This reason, it’s more profitable for them that the games are not rigged, as it’s their reputation as a game provider on the line. And even when the games are not rigged, they will reliably return the house edge (around 3% in Roulette’s case) daily, year after year – no need for rigging!
The simulated casino games, including all flavours of Roulette, be it American Roulette, European Roulette or French Roulette, are also tested by the likes of eCogra and iBas for any software issues. Of course, if you have a reason to suspect anything, you can always complain about the Roulette game to the gambling authority listed at the casino where you’re playing.
Are Live Roulette Games Rigged? I Wish!
Live casino games are the hot thing of 2023. These games are broadcasted from a brick-and-mortar casino, and you can bet on the game as if you were there.
While it’s one thing to say Live Casino Roulette Games are not rigged (the gambling authorities also oversee them), it’s another to realize that it’d be better for you if they were!
Let’s say you knew that a game was rigged. This would mean that with a simple Roulette strategy, you’d be making a killing in no time playing online.
This is what you’d do:
Live Roulette games are played by dozens of online gamblers simultaneously, and most software (like Evolution Gaming’s) lets you see what everybody is betting on. So all you’d need to do is to figure out what is being bet the heaviest (let’s say it was Black). Then you’d just bet the opposite (Red) because clearly, the “rigged” game would have the ball land on the Roulette Wheel where most bets lose. So a rigged online Roulette game would make you a tidy profit. It’s just too bad Online Roulette isn’t rigged, not even the live games!
Last updated: 2023/03/14