Being a licensed and regulated online casino is the most important factor any seasoned gamer should be looking for, first and foremost, when joining a new gambling site. Unregulated gaming sites are comparable to doing your banking through some scruffy guy on a street corner. He can promise you the world, but once he disappears from that street corner, your money goes with him.
Royal Vegas Casino is not only licensed and regulated by one of the most respected authoritative jurisdictions in the world, it also carries the valuable weight of multiple accredited certifications. These include RNG software reviews, declarations of proven security and fairness, and a commitment to protect its customers from problem gambling.
Royal Vegas Licensure
Royal Vegas is licensed and governed by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta; easily one of the strictest and – for that very reason – most respected iGaming licensing jurisdictions in the business. The owner of the online casino, Digimedia Ltd., was issued two licenses on June 16, 2010. Those license numbers are: LGA/CL1/542/2008 and LGA/CL3/542/2008.
Digimedia was approved for a Class 3 on 4 license, which basically means that it is licensed under Class 3 to operate via a bridged Class 4 software license, belonging to Microgaming Malta Limited, to provide the casino software platform. The license gives Digimedia Ltd. the right to operate Royal Vegas as a remote gaming and online gambling website, so long as the casino performs in accordance with the stringent laws of Malta. Its license has never been suspended for duplicitous activity.
Royal Vegas eCOGRA Certification – Safe and Fair
There are plenty of distinguished logos that online gambling sites may proudly display at the bottom of their website, but none inspire quite the same level of respect as the eCOGRA ‘Safe and Fair’ emblem. That’s because eCOGRA, which stands for e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance, does much more than just test and audit the software system, spitting out payout percentages. Not that I’m not a big fan of reviewed payout percentages, but any third party auditor can do that. eCOGRA goes the extra mile to protect players and ensure that the operator, software provider and any other relevant service providers and conducting themselves responsibly.
When the eCOGRA ‘Payout Percentage Reviewed’ icon is displayed by an online casino, you know the software has been tested and deemed fair. But when the eCOGRA ‘Safe and Fair’ emblem appears, the message is a much larger one. It means that eCOGRA has reviewed the online casino’s performance and deemed it to be safe, secure, fair, responsible and delivering timely payouts. Being accredited with this certification, if a player at Royal Vegas has any issues, they can take their argument directly to eCOGRA, which can often be light-years faster than filing a claim with the LGA of Malta.
Royal Vegas first received its seal of approval from eCOGRA on January 14, 2004, with the most recent renewal occurring on December 6, 2013.
Royal Vegas GamCare Certification
In December of 2010, Royal Vegas was bestowed with GamCare Certification. GamCare is a nationally recognized non-profit organization in the UK that provides information, guidance, counseling and pragmatic support to promote social responsibility. The reception of GamCare Certification requires a rigorous tally of actions upon the online casino’s part, including the integration of effective age verification systems, self-exclusion options for all players, controls for customer expenditures, the provision of links and other forms of communication with support groups and other sources of guidance, as well as an expressed encouragement for all members to play responsibly.
All customer service representatives at Royal Vegas Casino are furnished with specialized training to help deal with problem gambling situations and directed to advocate social responsibility. The company takes every opportunity to consult with GamCare during the developmental phase of new products and technologies. Royal Vegas is also a consistent supporter of the GamCare organization.
Royal Vegas Entrust Security Certification
Any time sensitive information is sent electronically to or from Royal Vegas, it is protected by the certified encryption and security technologies of Entrust. Baring the Entrust Secure Banking logo, players can share in the peace of mind that comes with knowing all information is protected by 128-bit secure socket layer (SSL) digital encryption; the exact same security measures enforced by government websites and online banking institutions. Through Entrust certification, Royal Vegas Casino is able to authenticate personal information and protect users from fraudulent activity on their accounts.
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