Licensed slot machines are a guarantee of pleasing gaming experience, fair play, and the ability to withdraw all honestly earned prize money. We already wrote that the original slots from reliable developers have strictly controlled RNG and you can find them only on licensed websites. Details about checking the gambling site are described in the article “Difference Between Unlicensed And Licensed Online Casino“.
However, scammers become more sophisticated and use a lot of tweaks to make their sites look like online casino sites with a license. They do not just place the fake license information, but steal it from reliable sites. Therefore, when checking the casino license, player can find its number and the name of the company to which such a license really belongs. But not the fact that this company generally knows about the existence of a site that uses its honest name and licensing data.
Fortunately, there is another way to check that you play licensed slot machines. All tested slot machines work on the servers of their developers. But fake slot machines use other servers. Therefore, you just need to check the server from which your favorite game is launched, so that everything immediately becomes clear.
On the example of Shangri La online casino, we’ll look at how licensed slot machines look and how to see server address. It is the managing server that receives and sends requests, respectively, responsible for the correctness of the work, honest RNG settings and winnings.
Attention! To check authenticity of the game software one does not need special skills or any special software. You simply need to have an ordinary browser and know what settings to watch.
Servers of popular licensed slot machines developers
To check the server which transmitted information, it is enough to look at the settings of the flash player. However, it is desirable to do this in the real money mode. Usually, in the demo mode, the main managing server is accessed, yet, it is possible that others will be displayed so as to not over load the main one. To exclude the possibility of errors, click “Play for Real” to check.
Each developer has one or more, managing servers. Therefore, it is enough to know their addresses, to avoid the scammers.
Attention! There are many versions of how to visually distinguish a fake software from a licensed one. Today, scammers have learned how to copy the design of the licensed slots; beware. Modern fake slot machines look almost identical, they have a similar menu and sound accompaniment. Checking the license of the casino and the managing server of the interested game is the only 100% way to find licensed slot machines.
NetEnt licensed slot machines
The licensed slot machines of NetEnt company use only one managing server * .casinomodule.com. Usually when you start the demo mode, all requests also go through this server.
Microgaming licensed slot machines
For real money and demo modes, Microgaming uses the same server: * .gameassists.co.uk or * quickfire.gcontent.eu.
Play’n GO licensed slot machines
Play’n GO uses two types of management servers:
Demo mode: *.showcasepcore.playngo.com;
Real money mode: * .playngonetwork.com.
EGT licensed slot machines
* .egtmgs.com domain is the official managing Multigame Server of EGT.
Original Novomatic Slots (Greentube)
Every licensed Novomatic slot uses the same server (*.greentube.com) for both: “Play for Fun” and “Play for Real” modes.
Legal Yggdrasil slots
Yggdrasil company uses two types of server:
- for fee to play game: pff.yggdrasilgaming.com;
- playing in real mode game: *.yggdrasilgaming.com.
For your convenience we made a list of every popular game provider and the licensed servers they use.
|Game Developer||Servers for “Play for Real” mode||Servers for “Play for Fun” mode|
|Microgaming (Quickfire)||*.gameassists.co.uk or *quickfire.gcontent.eu||*.gameassists.co.uk or *quickfire.gcontent.eu|
Every game at online casino website Shangri La is licensed. Therefore, all of the communication with the game engine goes through the legal servers mentioned earlier in the article.
Three methods of slot machines’ servers checking
It is not enough to just know the official server of game software developers, you need to be able to check this information on the online casino site.
As soon as the game on the flash starts to load, you can check whether it is a fake slot machine or the original slot that has loaded in front of you. You can do this in many ways.
1. Click right mouse button to see “Adobe Flash Player Settings”
Drop down window will open, in which the address of the management server will be specified. If there are licensed slot machines on this site, you will see the certain server address.
For example, we launched the Gonzo’s Quest machine from NetEnt on the site Shangri La. As you can see on the screenshot, the server corresponds to the developer’s – * .casinomodule.com.
Attention! Not every browser and game allows you to open Adobe Flash Player parameters with a right-click. Do not be scared if you did not succeed. Apparently, this certain method of searching for the fake slot machines does not suit you. Therefore, you should go to one of the following.
2. View information about the frame
If you right-click to open the textual menu of the type shown as an image, then you can check the server information from the frame information.
Clicking on “Frame information”, you will see a window with information in which the management server will be specified. His name is in the “Address” line, as it is shown in the screenshot below. And the “Title” field displays the name of the gaming machine.
In this case, for the Gonzo’s Quest machine from NetEnt, we see the address of the server * .casinomodule.com, which corresponds to the official data of the developer.
Attention! Your browser may not have the “Information about the frame” item in the menu. Do not be frightened, there is yet another way.
3. Choose “View code” options
If the Adobe Flash Player properties do not contain the sections described in points 1 and 2, then select the “View code” option. It will be available in any browser.
This method is somewhat more complicated, since you will have to check the server address manually. So, knowing the developer, just call the search by the combination “CTRL + F” and enter the address of the domain in the window that appears.
For Gonzo’s Quest from NetEnt we entered into the search line “casinomodule.com“. Since Shangri La uses licensed slot machines, in the code of the page we found the information about the management server. Here’s how it looks in the screenshot.
Experienced player who chooses the game and knows who developed it will check the address of the management server in just a few seconds. And these seconds are sometimes decisive, because not all online casinos use the original slots. It’s better to find forgery in time and save your money.