How We Review

We use a set of objective criteria when evaluating online casino sites and other online gambling services for Canadian players. Thus, we can choose the best websites that can appeal to all types of gamers and budgets. Below you can find more information about our review process.

Our Editorial Principles: Key Moments

There are hundreds of online casinos on the Internet, and each one claims to be the best. To weed them out and find the ones that are actually worth your time and money, we prepare our reviews in accordance with the following editorial principles.

How we review

Quality over Quantity

Instead of preparing a large number of short reviews that do not provide handy information, we write fewer but actually useful reviews: we always prefer quality over quantity. We test every feature of the casino sites in detail.

Independence

We do not belong to any iGaming company and are not controlled by any online casino. We do not have any affiliation with casino sites and gambling companies other than affiliate links. We operate independently and do not allow interference with our reviews.

Transparency

We don’t like to “surprise” our visitors: You can easily see which sites we have an affiliate relationship with. We do not share any information without stating the source, and we always act transparently in our relations with our users.

Honesty

It is not our intention to mislead our visitors or get them to click on a link. If a previously recommended casino has lost a certain feature, we immediately inform our users and update the relevant rating. We always act honestly and objectively.

Responsibility

When determining what a casino’s rating will be, we definitely pay attention to how well it complies with the ethical rules of the iGaming industry. We give priority to sites that comply with responsive gambling rules and provide self-exclusion tools.

What We Pay Attention to When Rate Online Casinos

In order to choose the best online casinos, it is necessary to establish a well-functioning rating system. Such a system should consist of multiple elements and determine the outcome according to how satisfactory each one is. In this context, the criteria we use in our rating system are as follows:

Casino Legality and Licensing

We only review fair, reliable, and licensed online casinos. In this context, we give priority to sites with licenses from Malta Gaming Authority, Curacao eGaming, and Kahnawake Gaming Commission; and we expect these sites to have fairness certificates from independent auditors such as eCOGRA.

Security and Personal Data Safety

It is very important for us that every page of the casino sites is encrypted with 256-bit SSL and that the personal information of the users is stored securely. We test site security with different tools and read the privacy policy carefully.

Casino Bonuses in Stock

For bonuses to be useful, they must contain fair conditions and restrict players as little as possible. In this context, we pay attention not to what bonuses promise but to what it takes to use and wager them. We don’t even consider high match rate promotions if they don’t provide any real benefit to the players.

Clear Terms and Conditions

To this end, we thoroughly read the terms of use of all offers to ensure that you will be able to enjoy bonuses that will give you an actual edge. While doing this, we pay attention to how clear they are: we give priority to promotions that do not mislead the user, are comprehensible, and do not contain parts with “small letters.”

Real Player Reviews

We also pay attention to what other Canadian players think of a particular casino: we make sure to check out actual user reviews and comments using forums, social media, and other online resources. While determining the rating of a casino, we also use the opinions of those playing on that site.

Available Games Variety

In order for a casino to be fun and profitable, it must present three elements in its game collection: quantity, quality, and variety. We make sure you can play the latest, most popular, and best games in every category available. Slots, card games, keno, bingo, scratch cards, multiplier games, and more: the more options, the better.

World-Famous Software Providers

How satisfying a casino’s game collection will be is determined by the studios that supply the games in that collection. That’s why we give priority to sites that work with developers like Microgaming, BTG, Netsoft, NetEnt, and Pragmatic Play and offer their games without restriction.

Supported Payment Methods

We evaluate payment options from many aspects: first, they must all be seamlessly usable from Canada. In addition, we make sure that the minimum and maximum limits are suitable for every budget, and we test payments ourselves on both desktop and mobile.

Payout Speed

One of the things we pay attention to while doing this is the speed of payments: online casinos where deposits are completed instantly and withdrawals are completed within a maximum of 24 hours always get a higher score.

Mobile Compatibility

We always test a casino’s game collection and other services on mobile and expect them to work smoothly. In this context, sites with a native application score higher, but a perfect mobile gaming experience should also be provided on browsers.

User Interface

The design and usability of the casino site also affect its score: we always give priority to sites that do not have navigation problems and have modern & striking designs. These features should be available not only in the desktop version but also in the mobile version.

Customer Support Responsiveness

How fast and helpful the customer service is affecting the casino’s score too. In this regard, we also pay attention to the methods offered to reach support and prefer sites that offer more than live chat – email (e.g., social media and phone).

How We Review Slots

Real money slot machines are the most popular category of games in any online casino, and they offer an incredible variety, so special criteria must be used to review them. We evaluate online slots based on the following factors.

Slot Game Mechanics and Features

Every slot game has symbols, paylines, and reels. However, some games use these common features much more creatively (i.e., Megaways) or replace them entirely (i.e., Megaclusters). The more creative and innovative a slot game is, the more fun it provides, so we give priority to games that go beyond the standards.

RTP and Volatility

How profitable real money slots will be is determined by their RTP and volatility levels. We choose slots with an RTP of at least 95%, and, like many other players, we prefer those that offer high volatility. However, we expect low-volatility slots to be included in the relevant collection as well.

Slot Theme

In terms of themes, we expect slots to be completely limitless: there are millions of players, and each has a different favourite theme. Pirates, aliens, ancient Egypt, animals, fruits, and much more: the more faithful a slot is to the theme it uses, the higher score it gets.

Main Soundtrack and Sound Effects

We also pay attention to how striking the visual and audio effects of slot games are. Slots with quality and theme-appropriate sound effects and even their own special soundtrack offer a more enjoyable experience.

Evaluation of Other Casino Games

We also use some of the criteria we mentioned above to evaluate other casino games, but there are some additional factors that we use for games other than slots by their nature.

House Edge

As a general rule, the lower the house edge, the better, as it means that, as a player, you can get more of your investment back. We make sure that card and table games do not deviate from the standard house edge values, and in this context, we evaluate how fair they are.

Ease of Learning

Even if you haven’t played before, you should be able to learn what to do in a casino game in a maximum of ten minutes. For this reason, we give priority to games that use a simple, clear, easy-to-understand, and intuitive interface; and look at how complex the mechanics are.

Accessibility on All Devices

We don’t just play a game on PC or mobile, we personally test it on all existing platforms. This way, we make sure you get the same experience and performance when you switch between devices.

Meet Our Team, or Who’s Behind the Content

Meet our editorial team: each member of our team has decades of experience in a different area of the iGaming industry and is also a gamer, just like you.