How to choose the right online casino

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When it comes to selecting the right online casino it´s always necessary to take a lot of things into consideration. We will give you some insight into some of the most important things that players should know before they choose the right casino, or place any bets there. 


Safety is one of the most important factors that players should be aware of before entering the gambling world. 

Before creating an account, every casino player should always try to look for information and ask some questions for example: Are the payouts of the game verified? Does the site have a credible gaming license? What do the reviews say about them? 

These are some of the questions that you should always try to answer when trying an online casino for the first time to understand if it is legit or not.  

You can check out our recommended list of online casinos which are all licensed to operate in Canada.

What games do they offer?

If you love to play any particular games and for some reason, you decide to switch to another casino you always need to check if they have the same games as the ones that you were playing. 

If you are someone new in the game industry, you probably do not know that not all online casinos have the same deals with the game providers. You would not want to switch over to a new online casino site and then find that they do not have your favourite slot game or live dealer games.

Even if some can be quite similar there is a high chance that something can be different like for example a feature, bonus or even something simpler like the settings. Some online casinos also work with low-quality game providers that create clones of more popular games and give them similar-sounding names. Just keep an eye out for cheap imitations.

Keep in mind that before you enter any casino you always must make sure that the provider offers what you are looking for and if necessary, you can contact their customer support for any questions because most casinos are constantly updating and putting different games out there. 

If you have a doubt about a game you can always try the free demo to make sure it is the game you expect. 

Bonus offer

One of the most important things that you should always consider before starting at an online casino is to check for the bonus it provides and compare it with other ones to see which ones give the best opportunities.

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Casino Bonuses

There are some things that you first need to know about bonuses.

A lot of the time the casinos change their bonuses without saying anything to the players. There are a lot of casino bonus offers that are not what they seem, that’s why is very important to study each one of them and always read the terms and conditions that the casino has to offer. If you would like to get a better idea of how casino bonuses work, you can check out our Bonus Breakdown series.

While some can look good they might not be as beneficial as you thought once you understand everything about the terms like the minimum deposit that is required to get the bonus or other requirements that have to be done in order to receive them. 

Payment Methods

The safest casinos will always provide many different payment options for both depositing or withdrawing money.

When choosing an online casino one of the most important things that you will have to pay attention to is the number of payment methods that the casino provides. If it only provides very few options, it tends to be more suspect since it does not seem to care for the player options. Also, many payment solutions will only work with reputable companies. If the online casino only offers a few methods, or methods that you have never heard of before, you should take that as a major red flag.

On the other hand, when it offers a lot of options it is not only safer but also shows that the casino cares about player experience.

One more piece of information you should always try to find out is the payout speed. No one wants to win money and receive it 4 months later, that’s why speed is a very important component to look for.

All of these things give can show you how important it is to search for these small details so you don´t get scammed.

Customer support 

When joining a new casino, something that you should always search for is their Customer Support options.

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Customer Support design

First, you should always check if the online casino offers 24/7 services. Second, check if they have email, live chat, and a telephone number. Also, check whether the online casino offers help and support in multiple languages.

Many new players might think that customer support is something not relevant, however, this thought quickly changes when they find themselves in a bad situation where they need help. 

Customer support should always provide friendly support and assist the players with anything that they may need so if you see none of these things there is a sign that something can be wrong.

And there you have some of the most important factors to consider when you choose the right casino. What do you think? Anything you would add to this list of important factors?

About the Author

João Pedro Freitas

João Pedro Freitas has been working in online gambling since 2022, being the most recent addition to the team. He loves to write sports articles and likes to analyse all kinds of sports, especially soccer and UFC. João focuses on writing content and creating strategies to ensure that the team is up to date on all Canadian and American sports.