Online Casino Reviews
On this page, you’ll find our entire portfolio of online casino reviews. We’re constantly updating it so be sure to check back regularly. Our goal is to build the most comprehensive database of casino reviews in the industry so that you have access to detailed evaluations of every licensed casino on the web.
How We Do Online Casino Reviews
As you might have noticed, we take our casino ratings very seriously. Accordingly, we offer pertinent, independent information for the discerning player, meticulously highlighting the features it does or doesn’t have. Read on to learn more about the elements we consider when assigning a casino rating to each operator.
Bonuses and Promotions
Promotions provide online casinos with an opportunity to distinguish themselves from competitors and attract new players – in fact they are an operator’s main USP. Given the fiercely competitive nature of the industry, players are constantly inundated with promises of 100% matches, low wagering requirements, no deposit offers and many more incentives designed to arouse interest.
You’d probably think such an abundant array of offers and promotions would spell good news for the customer. And in a lot of cases they do. Unfortunately though, as you’ll see in our casino reviews, some ‘offers’ are tainted by draconian terms and conditions that remove the overall benefit of accepting a promotion in the first place. Here’s a run-down of the T&Cs we consider when writing our casino reviews.
Wagering/Play Through Rules
Wagering is the most commonly known promotional caveat in the industry and applies to all manner of bonuses and offers. Generally, it requires players to wager a multiple of their deposit (and the bonus in some cases) before they can withdraw any winnings that may be generated. While the level of wagering varies between casinos, its use is widespread.
Such requirements are the bet noire of many players who see them as unnecessary and unfair. However, wagering is the only way for an operator to offset the financial risk of actually offering a promotion.
While there’s no hard and fast rule about what constitutes ‘good’ wagering rules, we’d suggest that something in the range of 30 – 35 is comparatively acceptable. Of course, there are a few online casinos which don’t enforce wagering requirements at all, although these are in the distinct minority. If we come across an operator that offers what we think are harsh wagering rules, rest assured that we’ll let you know.
Time limits are another crucial area that should be examined because they can have an enormous impact on the likelihood of you meeting specific wagering requirements. In most scenarios, operators allow their players enough time to satisfy play-through rules. However, should we discover unfair time-limits, we’ll tell you so.
Game Selection In Casino Reviews
Game variety is more indicative of the type of gaming experience a player can expect. This sometimes proves subjective – certain players want a wide range of casino games and online slots to try their hand at while others tend to stick to the same ones.
Nevertheless, we consider game variety to be a good quality indicator. In our eyes, the more games an online casino can offer a customer, the better. Some network operators provide tiered game packages which are priced according to the number of titles in each package. Therefore, a large game portfolio often shows that an online casino has considerable financial clout.
Live Casino Platforms
The ability to offer live casino games is also factored into our reviews – it’s an area that has become massively popular and is, for some players, the only reason for using an online operator. So we look at things such as latency (connection strength), live game variety and in-game features such as chat and statistics in order to gauge the quality of the live platform being offered. It also helps considerable if it operates and displays well on all devices.
Online Casino Reviews VIP Schemes
Relating more to player experience than reputability, VIP schemes are a useful and effective tactic employed by operators to encourage trust and loyalty. To be eligible for VIP status and to ascend the various VIP levels, players usually have to acquire points based on the amount of money they deposit. In some cases these points can also be redeemed for various gifts.
In some cases, VIP schemes are pretty miserly, particular with regards to point acquisition and redemption rates. Nevertheless, many operators reward loyalty with some outstanding perks and prizes such as invites to exclusive events, faster withdrawal processing times and dedicated account managers. It should also be kept in mind that VIP packages are there to target high-rollers rather than your typical player. So this is something we always try to keep in mind when composing our online casino reviews.
Software In Online Casino Reviews
The software used by an online casino can offer major clues as to its reputability. It’s usually a good sign if an operator offers games from big-name providers. After all, major developers don’t allow just anybody to use their software.
Some online casinos are members of a wider network of sites operating on platforms powered by a specific gaming provider. Known as ‘White label’ casinos, they usually function under a regulatory umbrella in which the actual network owner is licensed. The Progress Play network is a typical example of such an arrangement.
Many white label casinos offer compelling content for gamers and feature superbly-designed websites. However, despite running officially sanctioned software, they are considered independent operators.
This unfortunately means that a sizeable number of white label sites fall short in terms of visual appeal and website operability – many don’t bother to customise the software platform available to them, resulting in homogenised online interfaces. This does not make for an immersive user experience.
Such operations tend to stick out like a sore thumb and often indicate the owner’s true intention: to make money with little regard to the customer. This is why we always try to include information about an online casino’s modus operandi.
Cashier options relate to the deposit and withdrawal methods available to players. It’s rare to find an online casino that doesn’t offer traditional payment services such as VISA, Mastercard or Paypal. With that said, a slew of new services have emerged in recent years such as Neteller, Skrill, Boku and Trustly which make it far easier for players to deposit and withdraw funds. This is really important these days because many gamers like to play casino games ‘on-the-go’. While we don’t view cashier options as a crucial indicator of quality or reputability, it’s a plus point if an online casino can offer a mix of traditional and new payment services.
Casino Reviews Site Design/Mobile
As you’ll see in our online casino reviews, an casino’s website offers plenty of clues about its values and approach and is effectively its shop window. Just as a tatty-looking high-street retailer will put off shoppers from entering its confines, an online casino website that looks dilapidated and unattractive will have potential customers hitting the back button.
But an online platform which looks fresh, visually appealing and well-put together should offer plenty of positive signals to new visitors. This should be the case across all devices, given that the majority of casino gamers like to gamble on the go. So naturally, we play close attention to the design and operability of each site we review.
An operator that’s not able to offer a responsive site will score badly in this area. While this may seem harsh the sheer number of tools available to developers means that it’s never been easier to create responsive online platforms – so there’s really no excuse!
As is the case in any industry, the quality and extent of customer support can speak volumes. For web-based operations such as casinos, the number of communication channels available to customers is a big clue about how that operator views its players. When we assess a casino in our online casino reviews we consider the following questions:
- Does an online casino offer a dedicated email address and if so, how many?
- Does an online casino offer live chat?
- Is there a postal address?
- Is there an FAQ section?
- How quickly do customer support agents respond?
Site security is obviously important when transmitting personal information as well as funds over the internet. To protect online transactions, websites generally use 128bit and 256bit encryption. Although 256bit encryption represents the strongest form of security, sites which use 128bit SSL are perfectly safe. Browsers indicate that a website is protected by displaying a padlock in the address bar. Click on the padlock and you’ll see the type of encryption that a site has deployed. Should you come across an online casino in our reviews without encryption, don’t even think about depositing funds or providing personal/financial details. An operator that can’t be bothered to secure its online platform should be avoided at all costs.
Alongside site security, licensing is the most important consideration for any casino-gamer which is why it is included in our online casino reviews. The vast majority of online casinos operators are required by law to abide by specific rules. While these vary according to country, British operators are bound by regulations laid down by the UK Gambling Commission.
Although we don’t cover unlicensed operators in our casino reviews, there’s always the chance that a casino may lose its licensing at some point. We update Inside Casino regularly and will of course do our best to inform you if this happens. Failing this, you can also check a casino yourself by scrolling down to the bottom of any of its pages – the UKGC commission requires all approved online casinos to display licensing information in their page footers. If you don’t see any mention of the Gambling Commission, you should leave. Here’s a run-down of the main licensing bodies which apply to UK casino operations.
New players only. One bonus offer per player. Minimum deposit £20. Max bonus bet is £5. Bonus spins on selected games only and must be used within 72 hours. Winnings from Bonus spins credited as bonus funds and capped at £100. Bonus funds must be used within 30 days otherwise any unused bonus shall be removed. Bonus funds are separate to Cash funds, and are subject to 35x wagering the total bonus & cash. Only bonus funds contribute towards any wagering requirements. 18+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply
New player only. 100% bonus on first deposit up to £50 & 50 Bonus Spins for Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead slot only. Min first deposit of £20. Max bonus £50. Max bonus bet £5. Max bonus cash-out £250. 40x wagering requirements. Bonus spins expire 2 days. 18+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply
New players only. 100% bonus on 1st deposit up to £50 & 100 Bonus Spins (50 spins on day 1, 25 on day 2, 25 on day 3) for Book of Dead only. Min 1st deposit of £20. Max bonus £50. Max bonus bet £5.max bonus cash-out £250. 40x wagering req. Bonus expiry 30 days. Bonus spins expire after 48 hrs. 18+ | BeGambleAware.org | T&Cs apply
New Players Only. Wager from real balance first. 50X wager the bonus. Contribution varies per game. selected games only. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Bonus valid 30 days / Free spins valid 7 days from receipt. Max conversion: 3x the bonus amount or from free spins: £20. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill deposits. 18+ | BeGambleAware.org | T&Cs apply.
New players only • No Deposit Offer: Claim in 48 hrs • 14 day expiry • Free Spins (FS) wins credited as bonus & capped at £10, excl. JP win • Deposit Bonus Offer: FreePlay (FP) wins credited as bonus & capped at amount received, exc. JP win • Bonus wins capped at £500, excl. JP wins • 50x wagering – req. vary by game • Bonus expires in 90 days • Payment method & country restrictions apply • 18+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply
New customers only, min deposit £20, wagering 35x, max bet £5 with bonus funds. Max bonus is 100% up to £100. No max cash out on deposit offers. Welcome bonus excluded for players depositing with Skrill or Neteller. Cashback is cash with no restriction. 18+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply
New customers only. Min deposit £10. Wagering 40x bonus. Max bet £5 with bonus funds. 100% bonus up to £100. Eligibility is restricted for suspected abuse. No max cash out on deposit offers. Welcome bonus excluded for players depositing with Skrill or Neteller. 18+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply
Open to UK residents who have registered through the relevant affiliate link after 04.01.2020. Get 50 EnergySpins (ES) on Book of Dead™️ (£0.10, valid 7 days) with your first deposit. Offer not available for any deposits thereafter. Available once per customer. Opt-in by choosing the Welcome Offer tab before making your deposit, otherwise select “NO BONUS”. Winnings from ES carry no wagering requirement. Max winnings are capped at: £100. Irregular gameplay may affect eligibility. 18+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply
New players only. One welcome package per player. Max bonus bet £5, Min deposit £20 1st deposit: get 100 bonus spins, 2nd Deposit: get 120 bonus spins, 3rd deposit: get 140 bonus spins, 4th deposit: get 160 bonus spins. All spins are on slot game Book of Dead only. Bonus funds must be used within 30 days and bonus spins within 10 days. Bonus funds separate to Cash funds, and are subject to 35x wagering and withdrawal requirements. 18+ | BeGambleAware.org | T&Cs Apply
New players only. One welcome package per player. Max bonus bet £5, Min deposit £20, 1st deposit: get 100 bonus spins, 2nd Deposit: get 75 bonus spins, 3rd deposit: get 125 bonus spins, 4th deposit: get 50 bonus spins, 5th deposit: get 150 bonus spins. All spins are on slot game Book of Dead only. Bonus funds separate to Cash funds, and are subject to 35x wagering and withdrawal requirements. 18+ | BeGambleAware.org | T&Cs Apply
First Deposit Only. Min. deposit: £10, max. Bonus £50. WR of 60x Bonus amount (only Slots count) within 30 days. Max bet is 10% (min £0.10) of the Bonus amount or £5 (lowest amount applies). Spins must be used and/or Bonus must be claimed before using deposited funds. First Deposit/Welcome Bonus can only be claimed once every 72 hours across all Casinos. This offer is only available for specific players that have been selected by PlayToro. 18+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply
New players only. 3x Buy-in Bonuses. % Varies between 50% and 100%. Min £20 cash Buy-in per Bonus. Max bonus £700 in total. Bonus valid on classic slot games only. Exclusions apply. Max £2 stake. 20X Wager requirements on total of Buy-in and bonus amount. Bonus valid for 7 days. Keep it fun – Set your deposit limit. 18+| Begambleaware.org | T&Cs Apply.
New players only. Min deposit £20. max Bonus bet £5. Winnings from spins capped at £50. 100 Zee Spins valid on Starburst. Spins must be used by 23:59 GMT of the day on which they are credited to player account, any unused shall be removed. Bonus funds are separate to cash funds and are subject to 35x wagering (bonus+cash) 18+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply
First Deposit Only. Min. deposit: £10. Game: Book of Dead, Spin Value: £0.5, Max Free Spins: 50. WR 60x free spin winnings amount (only Slots count) within 30 days. Max bet is 10% (min £0.10) of the free spin winnings amount or £5 (lowest amount applies). Free Spins must be used before deposited funds. First Deposit/Welcome Bonus can only be claimed once every 72 hours across all Casinos. 18+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply
New players only. One Welcome Package per player. Max Bonus Bet £5. Get 3 Bonus spins for every £1 deposited up to 165 spins for each of your first 5 deposits. Min. deposit is £20. All spins are on Book of Dead only. Bonus funds must be used within 30 days & bonus spins within 10 days. Spins winnings credited as bonus & capped at amount equivalent to number of spins awarded. Bonus funds separate to Cash funds & are subject to 35x wagering and withdrawal requirements. 18+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply