Different casinos are best in different things, so to be able to make a distinction between all of them, I have set up this guide to the best casinos on the internet. It will be broken down into several articles because of its nature and because I want to include many different aspects in it, so out of practical purposes I decided not to make it as one single article.
So, what do you need to look for in a casino? Some casinos have great customer support, some have a great selection of games or bonuses, while some are simply the best overall. What matters in the end is a combination of all of those aspects to get the best online gambling experience ever.
In this guide to the best casinos on the internet I will talk about:
- Live Dealer Games
- Mobile Casino Apps
- Loyalty Programs
- Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
- Customer Support
- FAQ About Do’s and Don’t’s, License, Overall Experience etc.
A Guide to the Best Online Casinos – Payouts
Some players prefer a selection of great games over a huge bonus, while others want to have a certain payment method available to get their money to and from their casino accounts… yet, some are mostly interested in the payouts and payout percentages of the game selection or individual games. This matters very much, because if a casino game pays very infrequently there is actually no point in hoping to get your money back by winning.
Online Casino Payouts
Return-to-Player (RTP) is the technical term used for casino payouts. This term describes the percentage of your money wagered that you can expect for the casino/game to return to you in winnings. The percentage reprisentes payouts on a longer term. So, if a game has a 97.3% RTP, you might expect to get back about £97.3 if you wagered £1 from a total of £100. Of course, this can vary because sometimes you strike a big win and even more is returned to you, which means you have beaten the casino by eliminating the RTP, while sometimes your luck is just not there so you end up losing more than just £2.7.
Why is the RTP important? Because that way you can choose a casino where you can expect more of your money back in winnings. All casinos (or at least those reviewed by me here) have their RTP tested regularly with the help of third-party auditors. Some of these casinos display the payout percentages for individual games from a single category as in the case of Redbet (click to view Redbet’s RTP), while some just display the overall RTP for the games by displaying the certificates granted by these third-party auditors. So, depending on the payout percentage you may choose to play either 1429 Uncharted Seas slot with a RTP of 98.63% or Mega Moolah with a RTP of 88.12%.
But, why is this big difference between these two RTPs? It’s because the first slot is a regular one, where you can win up to several thousand coins, while the other is a record breaking progressive jackpot slot where you can win up to £13 million. So, in order to make things a bit more balanced, casinos tend to lower the RTP of progressive jackpot slots.
A Guide to the Best Online Casinos – Best Offers
There are many fantastic and disappointing offers out there, which makes it difficult to find the right one. Don’t always go straight for the first one you see and think is a good one. So, where are all the good offers found? Well, for starters you can find them at gambling portals like this one. When I make a review of a casino, I tend to point out if the bonus offer is fair or not by warning you of the wagering requirement or other entrapments. If you find a gambling portal where the casinos and bonus offers are just praised and nothing more, than stay away from them. This may seem like I try to bad mouth other portals, but what I actually want to do is tell you to steer away from biased advertising scams. Go at other portals by all means, maybe you will find better offers, but at least pay attention to the content.
Good bonus offers are those that have a low wagering requirement. That’s it. Nothing else is that much important as the wagering requirement. For example, take a look at CasinoLuck’s welcome bonus offer and at Roxy Palace’s welcome bonus offer. CasinoLuck offers you a welcome bonus of £150 with a wagering requirement of 20x, which means, you have to wager a total of £3,000 before being able to withdraw your winnings (150 x 20 = 3,000). Roxy Palace on the other hand offers a bonus of £350 with a wagering requirement of 25x, which means you have to wager a total of £8,750 before withdrawing your winnings (350 x 25 = 8,750).
Both wagering requirements are actually low, but the difference here is the bonus amount, which is another aspect that you need to watch for. No use if the wagering requirement is low if the bonus amount is big enough for you to be able to clear the requirement. So, in the end CasinoLuck wins here because they offer 200 free spins as well!
Stay put for some more useful info with the subsequent parts of this Guide to the Best Casinos.