In order for Strike Sapphire to be really cool it would need to run free and open source software to help ensure legitimate gaming and also totally ignore all government laws.
First of all - "help ensure legitimate gaming and also totally ignore all government laws
" - is a totally absurd contradiction. How exactly can a site be legitimate if it ignores all government laws? Does that include laws like, players have a right to be paid back their winnings? Or is there some other kind of law that says they have to pay people out...and if so, why do they have to follow it?
Secondly, most casinos don't run free or open source software. The ones that do tend to look kind of shady. There's a reason for this. It's that operators who don't have the money to buy a casino platform -- or write their own -- probably don't have the money to pay out winning players, so they tend to go out of business pretty quickly and run off with everyone's cash. Like about a half dozen Bitcoin sites already have. Also, while players might want to be anonymous when they gamble, most players don't want to gamble with an anonymously owned casino. They want to know their money is safe.
It's true that if a casino's anonymously owned and running open source software, it could hide from law enforcement. But as a player, I wouldn't trust a casino like that with my money. So as the author of a huge piece of casino software, why would I support handing it out to fly-by-night operators, if I wouldn't want to play at their casinos myself?
Besides all that, there's a free way to get casino software already: Write it yourself. We spent tens of thousands of dollars in three years of development and beta testing to get our code to the level it's currently at. That's not counting about 5000 hours of my own code time and a few thousand hours more managing this business, looking for investment and putting together a company, that could have been spent surfing the internet for free software or something. But it can be done, and anyone willing to invest the time and energy can make it happen. Once you've put that much time into it, you probably won't want some anonymous operator using your software to screw over players, either.
I think the time and commitment we've put into both our casino and our software shows players that we're more trustworthy than a site that sets itself up overnight running free software. Add to that the fact that we have an extreme level of transparency built into our site, plus the fact that our average RTP has been well over 100% after bonuses for the 6 months we've been open, and I think it's hard to argue we're not "legitimate".