Casino Software Testing
To make sure that players aren’t being scammed in any way by online casino operators, the software is frequently tested/audited by reputable testing agencies/organisations. There are several trusted online casino software testing organisations, such as iGaming Labs, eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) and also TST (Technical Systems Testing). It is extremely rare to find a licensed online casino that uses faulty or ‘tampered with’ software, but it has been known to happen.
The ultimate goal for these testing agencies is to check that the outcomes are as fair as can be. Although the outcomes for online casino game are determined by mathematical algorithms, which are produced by Random Number Generator’s (RNG’s), over a period of time, the results are supposed to be just as random as in real life. The software at today’s licensed online casinos is constantly monitored, to makes sure that players are always playing within a fair and realistic gambling environment.
If there is a glitch in the software, it could have dire consequences for the operator or for the player, depending on which way you look at it. If you notice some kind of pattern occurring, you should note these findings and try to keep a record of them. If you do manage to record reliable proof of your findings, you should then report them to the casino operator or to the licensing jurisdiction that has licensed the casino.
Without casino software testing, online gambling would run amok and some unscrupulous operators would no doubt try to alter the outcomes of their games to give the house even more of an edge over the gambler than it naturally has already.
Online casinos and other similar gambling portals that use software for any of their gambling services will constantly test their own software, but it these third party testing agencies that give the players more of a sense that everything is running smoothly and that the software is trustworthy and has not been tampered with in any way.
TST actually started testing online casino software back in 1993, when casinos first started popping up and eCOGRA has been doing the same now for almost a decade, since it formed back in 2003.