Principles of rating system

The popularity of online gambling has skyrocketed over the last decade and so did the popularity of online casinos. And it is pretty easy to get ribbed off in the casinos' scams. We have offered to your attention the list of reliable and trustworthy online casinos which were selected in accordance with elaborate criteria explained below in detail.

Software/Graphics

Software is one of the crucial factors that stipulate the casino popularity. It is important for the player to enjoy the gambling and this largely depends upon the quality of graphics, high impact animation, performance, quality of download and "no-download" options and casino design.

We estimated the casino Home page appearance since it means more than one would suspect. We paid attention to whether the site has easy navigation, overall usability and eye-pleasing design.

We paid attention to the Lobby design since it is the plays where the gambler spends much time choosing a game or adjusting settings and no one wants to use the poorly structured page with bad design and irritating colors.

We made major focus upon the Games, we rate their interface, usability and performance.

We also checked Sound effects of the casinos to be smooth, crisp and as realistic as possible.

Game Variety

Another criterion of casino rate is game variety. The estimated parameters were a decent number of games to choose from, 60 as a minimum number, inclusive of Table, Card and Dice Games, Video Poker, Slots, Specialty and Progressive Jackpot Games.

Sign-up bonus

We rated the casinos according to the amount of sign-up bonus each casino offers to its new players.

Match Bonus

To attract visitors casinos offer to its players following bonus, they match players' deposit with a certain percentage of their total deposit. For example, if you deposit $100 and you have a 100% match bonus, you receive another $100 in bonus money.

Apart from the amount of given match bonus, we also considered wagering requirements imposed and the number of approaches in which the bonus is given (you may get 100% on your first deposit or get by 100% on your first four deposits and this makes 400% in total).

Promotions

When rating promotions we considered the overall bonus benefits of the online casino. Important considerations include amount of welcome bonus that may range from $100 to $5,000; recurring bonuses, extended promotions like weekly and weekend bonuses, loyalty incentives as well as number of tournaments available and VIP rewards program.

Wagering Requirements

Whenever casino gives out bonus money, it imposes certain wagering requirements on this money. As a rule, the requirements are that the gambler has to wager his initial deposit into his account a certain number of times in addition to the bonus to be able to withdraw the winnings from his account. Usually the number of times you have to wager ranges from 10 to 50 (bonus or more frequently bonus plus deposit).

In this category the casinos that have got the highest score have wagering amount of 10 times the bonus plus the deposit. Respectively, the casino that has the lowest score has severe wagering requirements that should be taken into consideration before claiming the bonus.

Progressives

Considering this category we were checking the number of jackpot games both with lower volatility and higher jackpot games with much bigger prizes. The average number of jackpot progressive games across all reviewed casinos is eight. Casinos that scored 10 in this category have more variations of progressive games like progressive slot games, progressive blackjack and poker games.

Banking Options

When rating banking options we considered the variety of deposit and withdrawal options available, whether casino processes credit cards, online brokers such as Paypal and Neteller, wire transfer and other popular payment methods. Another matter under concern was transaction time scale, currencies accepted and delays in payout.

Customer Support

The work of Customer Support is an indicator of the level of the service casino provides and the attitude towards its players. We carefully check the quality of customer support whether it is a twenty-four hour day, seven days a week support system comprising several contact options: phone, fax and e-mail. Casinos that have live chat support scored 10 in our rating. Another matter of our concern was the promptness and the fullness of their response.

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