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With many licensing juristictions around the world its easy to be unsure of where to play online slots. United Kingdom, Malta, Alderney and the Isle of Man are just some of the main Gaming Authorities to issue licenses to online operators. It can take you some time to search through their online catalogues of licensed partners to check out if a site is safe, fair and secure.

You want to be choosing sites where the software is from one of the major approved suppliers like Microgaming and that the transaction security has been vetted and the payouts are fair. You will be unable to do this easily but thankfully there is an organisation that performs these tests indepentently and awards badges of approval much like we have here at the Good Gambling Guide.

eCOGRA was established in 2003 in order to introduce self-regulation to the online gaming industry, and thereby assist in ensuring players are properly protected, games are fair, and operators behave responsibly. So when you are looking at a site for the first time and you are unsure, look out for the Safe and Fair badge from eCogra like this.

When you see this you know their highly trained test engineers have performed system evaluations both onsite and offsite.

eCogra are required to prove operational independence to regulators in online gaming jurisdictions and is audited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

When you see the Safe and Fair certificate you know the site has been checked for protection of customer privacy and safeguarding of information, prompt and accurate customer payments and also fair gaming. Fair gaming means they have checked the sites RNG and RTP.

RNG is the Random Number Generator that is used to create the basis of outcomes in every casino game online including slots.

RTP is the Return to Player percentage that should be matching the type of game being played and the quoted return percentage by the site operator.

They will also have checked that it is a secure, safe and reliable operating environment and there are procedures in place to stop fraudulent and criminal behaviour and protection of vulnerable customers.

Also they have tested the customer support and made sure you are not going to be spammed with large volumes of marketing material that might tempt you to game more than the amount you have set for yourself.

Also their website has a very easy to read list of the site operators that have been approved so if the certificate is not enough for you then you can simply go to their page and check if you see the site you want to play at is actually listed.

And lastly you'll want your chosen online casino address to start with https:// with a padlock just to the left of it.

As always, safe gaming and stick to your own limits.

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