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Many people who start their slot experience with land based clubs may be a bit worried about security of playing with their money online and just how fair the casinos are with their software. There is no need to worry when playing one of the recommended sites as they will be using software from one of only a handful of providers, namely Aristocrat (Australia), Microgaming (Isle of Man), Playtech (Isle of Man) and International Game Technology (London, although now owned by GTECH S.p.A. the Italian lottery operator). Others exist but have lessor understood accreditation.

The main providers all use highly sophisticated security software and random number generators to ensure that all the slots treat players fairly and jackpot prizes are won without the operator knowing who you are, and so can not help anyone win in particular, or avoid paying out the correct amounts to all players.

The RNG (Random Number Generator) is the kernel of all online slot play and is the most important thing to get right. These major suppliers of software have their RNGs checked and approved on a regular basis by leading accredited testing agencies.

Now you may not of heard of all of these software suppliers but they are large companies, either private or listed on the major stock exchanges. They are the backbone of most of the online and off-line slot software with the operator using their skin (their own brand of casino or slot graphics and themes) over the top of the providers core software engine.

So for instance when you are playing Stargames at you can feel safe in the knowledge that you have the most up-to-date and secure software provided by Playtech, though they will be under the bonnet doing all the hard work and not obviously visible.

Now with technology expanding rapidly you can play slots on so many different devices today. This has lead to developers developing software in languages such as .NET, C++, C#, Java, Adobe Flash and HTML5 for platforms (operating systems) including Windows (PCs, tablets and phones), Mac, Android (tablets and phones) and iOS (iphones and ipads).

Each time a provider develops a slot game they test it, thoroughly of course, but then it is submitted to a regulatory body like the UK's Gambling Commission for analysis and licensing and so it will only be on the market once that process has completed. If you visit the UK Gambling Commission website or that of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission there are searchable lists of approved websites and software providers.

If you are a bit unsure taking some of your first steps online then take some internet security advice from the BBC.

If you want to check out the rest of the casino world why not go straight to our Casino page where there is enough to keep reading for some time. Always gamble within your limits.

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