There are many things that we consider before we recommend you an online casino, such as the casino games offered, range of bonuses, how user-friendly it is and more. Each of these elements is given a weight and we then use these to give the online casino an overall score. Here are some more details about how we rank online casinos:
Licensing Authority – 35%
When you place a bet you are risking your own hard earned money and that is why it is vitally important that the bookmaker you are using is properly licensed. There are many licensing authorities in the world, such as the UK Gambling Commission, the Malta Gaming Authority, and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. If the online casino has a license from a respected authority then you know that it is a fair place to bet and that they will not steal your money. Some licensing authorities are stricter than others are, so the stricter the authority, the higher the score.
Payment Methods – 20%
Often people will forget to take a close look at the payment methods available at an online casino. While nearly every reputable casino will allow you to use credit and debit cards, some people may want or need to use alternative payment methods such as e-wallets, pre-paid cards, mobile solutions, etc. We look at all the payment methods offered by a bookmaker, the processing times for deposits and withdrawals, and judge them on how fast and convenient they are.
New Player Bonuses – 20%
Almost every online casino offers some kind of welcome bonus for new players. However, some are far better than others are. For instance, some casinos may offer bonuses that are only suited to those with large bankrolls, while others may have very hard to meet wagering requirements attached to the bonus. We carefully look at any welcome bonuses offered and their terms and conditions to ensure that they are fair and suitable for a wide range of customers.
Promotions and Loyalty Schemes – 10%
The promotions and loyalty schemes offered by online casinos give you the chance to get far more for your money. Promotions come in many different forms and could include free bets, deposit bonuses, cash back and more. Loyalty schemes will reward you for being a regular customer and often offer a huge range of benefits such as faster withdrawals, bigger bonuses, exclusive promotions, and so on. We take a careful look at the bookmakers’ promotions and loyalty schemes to find you the best of them.
Interface and Mobile Support – 10%
Many online casinos cover a huge range of games and will have hundreds of slots available at any given time. This means that there is often a huge amount of information and it is vital that the casino has a well-designed interface that makes it easy to find what you are looking for. Similarly, it is important that the casino is mobile compatible so that you can place bets on the go.
Customer Service – 5%
Hopefully you will never need to contact customer service as you will have an entirely smooth experience. However, sometimes things do go wrong and you will need some help. We look at the customer service offered by casinos, the ways in which you can contact them, how readily available they are, how quickly they respond, and so on.