How we determine the best online casinos
There are a ton of criteria to consider when we think about what makes a casino good, let alone the best. At Canada’s Casinos, we test and analyse each site based on everything that could affect the customer’s overall experience when writing our casino reviews, including the games it offers, the site’s design, ease of use and customer service performance.
We have some non-negotiables, too. When it comes to safety and security, some sites are a no-go. At a minimum, a casino must be honest and trustworthy with money in order to get any kind of promotion. This is how we uphold our meticulous standards. Read our guide on How to Stay Safe When Playing at an Online Casino.
Here’s how we assess the key factors that helped us compile our list of the best casino sites.
It’s easy to assume that the more games a site offers, the better. But we also want those games to be top quality, meaning they have modern graphics and innovative features. The best-performing sites host games from a range of top-tier providers, such as Microgaming or NetEnt, and continually release new games to keep you interested.
Site design and user experience
Design and branding has a huge impact on the first impression and overall feel a site gives. We like a layout that is easy to navigate and find all the games and information you need with a quick glance. It should never be difficult to find the games you’re looking for or Terms and Conditions of any offers a casino is running.
This is something that separates most legitimate businesses from the amateurs. We make sure customer support responsiveness is fast and effective before we recommend any online casino. We always test live chat functions to be sure they work correctly and will provide you with telephone or email information should any questions or issues come up.
A sign of a good casino is if it offers a range of safe, reliable payment methods. Most casinos offer Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, PayPal and Interac, but many offer more obscure methods such as different bitcoin platforms. All of the casinos we recommend offer several options, but be sure to check whether your preferred method is listed before you sign up. We do not recommend casinos that withhold winnings or take an unreasonable amount of time to payout.
Bonuses & special offers
Most of the time, this is the biggest incentive to sign up for an online casino. It’s easy to be tempted by hot deals for free spins and free cash, and we always read the fine print to make sure the offer is legitimate and lucrative. We suggest you also double-check any terms and conditions prior to accepting a deal to be sure you’re fully aware of any wagering requirements and conversion rules that could apply.
Whatever your preference!
Ultimately, everyone’s favourite casino is determined by their own preferences and priorities. You might prefer a casino that specialises in your favourite roulette or blackjack games. You might be drawn in by cool site design, or casinos that fit certain themes such as Las Vegas, old school arcades, Medieval fantasy. Or maybe have a welcome offer you just can’t pass up.
The best way to find out what you like is to try out a handful of different sites’ demo games before you start wagering big sums. Or better yet, if the site offers a no deposit bonus, take that opportunity to get an idea of how the place runs while you make up your mind.