Roulette is a game of pure chance. The result is that many people have theories that the game is rigged so that the player never wins, but the house always profits. While this may be true in some cases, it is not rigged in all cases. The game itself is going to favor the casino simply because the nature of the game. If there wasn’t a house edge the casino wouldn’t stay in business very long. But, there is a huge difference between house edge and rigging of a game in an online casino.
Roulette rigging takes place more commonly in a online casino than offline. While most online casinos are above board, some of them are not. While these casinos are few and far between, you should know that it is the exception and not the rule. In these cases, the game is rigged. Unfortunately, in many cases there is not much recourse, you’re simply out the money that you deposited as well as the money that you won.
Unfortunately there are fly by night casinos that take people for all their money and you have to wonder if it was one bit set up. For example, if you win a lot of money with roulette and are waiting to cash out only to find that the casino has gone by the wayside, it can be very frustrating and it will seem as though the game is rigged. It generally is not the game that is rigged but that the whole casino set up was one big scam to cheat people out of their hard earned money.
Software is where most of the real rigging problems come into play. Roulette software is supposed to be based on randomly generated results, meaning that the wheel stops randomly via the software and where the ball lands is also completely random. When the results are not randomly generated they are usually going to favor the casino. This is the one time in which the game really is rigged. If you get wind that a game is not randomly generating the results you should most definitely avoid that casino again in the future.
Regulated casinos are held to the highest standards and casino owners and dealers do their best to ensure that there is not any type of cheating, even on the part of the casino. As such, these are the casinos that you want to play in. The bottom line is that when you play online you run a higher risk of dealing with rigged games, but if you stick with the better known casinos you should be in good shape. If you are unsure of which casinos have a good reputation, ask your friends and family who play and you will likely get plenty of information on sites that have a poor reputation and those that have a better reputation. Stick with those who have good word of mouth from people you trust.