Independent ratings and reviews of online casinos by real money players
How we bring you the absolute best sites in 2016
There are hundreds of online casinos out there. Actually, to be honest, there are thousands of them. But too much of anything can be a bad thing, and that includes choice. So it's no wonder that a lot of new players, and even players who've been playing casino games online for a while, sometimes struggle to decide on which casino to play at. Relax because we can help with that.
We base our reviews on a number of different criteria, placing particular emphasis on what we know really matters to players from our years of experience. That includes things like:
- The software sites use and the games they offer
- Speed and variety of deposit and withdrawal options
- Value of welcome bonuses and frequency/value of promotions, such as reload bonuses
- Device support, such as mobile offerings and whether or not they have no download options
This isn't just a fleeting look at a site. We play at each site we review using our own money for hours to get a feel for its gameplay and experience. You can find some more information on this process further down the page, but below you'll find a comprehensive list of what we think are some of the top sites around.
How We Rate and Review Online Casinos
- Bonuses and Promotions
- Customer Service
- Payment Methods
- Game Selection
- Customer Service
- Safety and Security
We mentioned some of the criteria that affect our reviews above, but now we'll give you a detailed look at how each of those figure into a casino's overall review.
Bonuses and Promotions
Biggest is not always best. A high bonus is great, but it's no good if the wagering requirements to unlock it are unrealistic. We look at both the value and the small print of casino bonuses offered, as well as the frequency of promotions.
The more ways you can get in touch with a casino, the better. Real-time services like live chat and telephone support are preferable here, but speedy email response times are good too.
Sometimes, for whatever reason, you may not be able to use a particular payment method. Having a wide range of options available, for both depositing and withdrawing money, is vital.
A casino can offer lots of payment methods and have great customer service, but if it doesn't have many games you're not going to have a good time. Most offer 200+ games, but some have as many as 500 available.
The majority of casinos online are powered by a big-name casino software brand like Microgaming or IGT. This means that bugs and glitches are very rare occurrences, but we always keep an eye out for anything not functioning properly.
Safety and Security
Last but not least, it's imperative that players feel safe when playing at an online casino and confident that they will be able to make deposits and withdrawals without any worries about whether or not they will go through.
Choosing an Online Casino
Because there are new casinos opening every week, picking which online casino to gamble at can seem like a difficult task. And, with so many great options listed above, players really do have a world of choice available to them.
To help narrow things down a little bit more, you might like to think about the following:
Theme - Just like in Las Vegas, most online casinos have a theme such as Greek/Roman, Cabaret, Vegas etc. It only makes sense to choose a theme that you find attractive or enjoyable.
Geography - Not all casinos accept players from everywhere in the world. And, even if they do, they may not offer support that's particularly suitable for every country. Look into this before deciding on a venue.
Favorite Games – Depending on the casino software a site uses, they may not have all of your favorite games. When you sign up and claim a bonus, a good first step is to see which of your preferred casino games are there.
You'll soon get a feel for whether or not a casino is for you, although we believe that there's something for everyone amongst the sites listed above, and the good thing is that—because there are so many casino sites available—you don't need to feel tied to a site if you're not enjoying yourself.
Getting started couldn't be easier. Hovering over any of the images above will give you a quick look at what the casino in question has to offer. But if you're looking for a little more information, just click through to see more detailed casino site reviews. From there, you're only a link away from joining up with that site, making your first deposit, claiming your bonus and starting to play.