You may find yourself wondering at some point whether online casinos are trustworthy. Wouldn’t a system relying on random number generation be pretty easy to hack into and cheat with? Relax; online casinos take every effort to prevent such a thing from happening. Any company dealing with delicate information like credit card numbers has the best security available.
All right, you say, forget about another player hacking in and scamming you or stealing your credit card information. Isn’t it possible that the company could be a big scam unto itself? They have access to the random number generator, and since players never actually see the software behind their favorite games, it would be easy to use whatever numbers they wished and make players lose a bunch of money to them–right?
Well, if you want to come down to “can” or “can’t”, yes, technically somebody could rig the results (although the random number generator is likely tied into the software, making this difficult.) However, no online casino that wants to stay open would try it.
Why not? Well, for one it’s illegal and they could get called on it. Secondly, the vast majority of online casinos are legitimate businesses–they have no desire to scam you, the customer, and risk you not returning. Finally, as with all casinos, their odds have a programmed in house advantage (not a cheat of technology–even in-person casinos have this and it’s standard business practice) and that combined with many players’ bad gambling practices earn them more than enough revenue without resorting to any scamming.
In short, an online casino could scam you, but 99 percent of them would rather be honest and have your repeated patronage. If you’re still worried, stick to casinos with software made by well-known companies–the latter would never risk their reputation by making a “random number generator” that let the casino scam you by rigging the numbers.