The online casino business is booming so it is not surprising that new casinos pop up on the Canadian iGaming market all the time. However, not all of them are worth your time and money, and some of them are not even safe to play at. Expert casino players can quickly tell the difference between a great casino and a lousy one, but novices may not yet know how to choose the right one. This is the reason we put together an online casino guide with the help of a local iGaming expert, Michelle H. Thomas. So read on for our tips.
We probably all agree that the lack of safety is the biggest potential issue with any casino. You’ll want your personal and financial data to be in good hands and you certainly don’t want to be scammed. Reputable casinos invest in site safety, and they encrypt their pages. You should also be able to find their licensing information, usually at the bottom of the landing page. If a casino is not licensed, you should not play there.
We recommend that you pick your casino from a reputable review site that has done all the necessary research about each casino. On these third-party sites, you can find, for example, a list of all the new online casinos 2022 that accept Canadian players.
In another article, we discussed how rigged online casinos can be spotted. You may also look the casino up on social media sites and see what other players say about them.
When choosing the best online casinos in Canada, game selection is a high priority. Some casinos only offer games from one game producer while others have multiple software providers’ games on offer. A decent casino will offer hundreds (if not thousands) of slot games, a good selection of virtual games (blackjack, video poker, roulette), and possibly even live dealer games. You should look out for names of the best game producers such as NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Playtech, and Microgaming. Games from top producers are also licensed so you can be sure that the games are not rigged.
Bonuses and promotions
Online casinos and bookmakers often offer bonuses to new and existing players. This is their way to encourage you to sign up and keep playing. However, not all bonuses are the same good. Some come with unreasonable wagering requirements, or they may only be played on some games you are not interested in at all. So read the wagering requirement before you accept the deal!
Some casinos run loyalty programs, VIP programs, cashback systems, tournaments, or something else that may pay off. Make sure you check out the promotions section of the casino to see if there is anything for you.
The different methods you can deposit (and withdraw) money to your account can make a big difference. While some casinos only offer the usual Visa and Mastercard deposits, others may be more flexible and let you deposit through an e-wallet or even cryptocurrency. Some casinos that operate in the Canadian market will have local payment options – e.g., Interac – available as well.
While checking out the payment methods, also pay attention to the withdrawal processing period and if there are any fees in place for withdrawals and deposits.
You may not think that the availability of customer support is important until you have an issue. Any reputable casino will have live chat customer support around the clock. If all you find is an email address that promises that they’ll get back to you in a week, it is not a good sign. It is worth jumping on chat and seeing how quickly, politely, and efficiently the agent answers your queries.
There are quite a few things to check when choosing an online casino. One of the best ways to do so is by reading casino reviews but you can do the research yourself too. Pay special attention to site safety and whether they have a working customer service department and pick your favourite place in terms of game selection and bonuses offered.