The variety of games
When investigating the range of casino games offered, our team looks for quantity as well as quality. For a comprehensive range, a casino should include:
- A sportsbook offering various sports types, odds, and betting types.
- Slots – a variety of themes, paylines, reels, min/max bet, risk features, bonus games, and free spins are what we're looking for here. It should also preferably have a few slots offering a progressive jackpot.
- Table games should include at least poker, video poker, Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat.
- Live casino games are on the rise, and an online casino that offers a variety of live tables by well-known software providers gets additional points in our rating.
Is there a free game mode?
The best software providers and online casinos offer all or at least some of its games in a free mode for you to try out before making a deposit or a real money wager. It helps you decide whether a specific game is what you like or not. It also makes it easier for you to enjoy the game when your bankroll is low.
The free mode will typically offer several free spins or free bets and then prompt you to make a deposit. But there are online casinos that provide a range of games that will never inspire you to deposit or wager. These are often part of an anti-addiction campaign and are extremely helpful when people want to experience a part of the fun and excitement but not risk real money.
Which software developers are available?
To get our approval, an online casino must have a wide variety of well-known software providers available on its platform. We'll be looking to find software providers like Microgaming, NetEnt, Pragmatic Play, Quickspin, Playson, Yggdrasil, Evolution Gaming, and Playtech.
Casinos who offer only a few or unknown software providers don't sit well with us, as its limited game variety will frustrate players. The more names on its list of providers, the higher the score from our team. It's also essential that the casino offers specialised games. In this regard, we'll be looking at live casinos by Evolution Gaming or NetEnt to satisfy our high standards.
Are there games to download, and what are their features?
Most of the big names in online casinos have developed apps to download for Android and iOS. What we look for here is whether the app offers the same gameplay experience and ease of use. When a provider adds additional features like free spins, bonus games, or bigger welcome bonuses to its app, it will rate higher.
Is it convenient to play in a web browser?
If the software used is in HTML5 and users can seamlessly cross over to playing directly from their mobile browsers, it will get another few points from our team. We check for mobile compatibility here, and the games must adapt to the screen and still look and feel the same as on your PC and laptop without losing any usability or features.