How To Pick the Perfect Online Casino
Sprouting like mushrooms, there seems to be dozens of new online casinos open their virtual doors to eager players and hardcore veterans every month. But what should new players look out for when picking a new platform to play on? Which criteria might be of interest even for seasoned players?
The casino sector has been on a steady rise in the UK for years now. While the total number of casinos in Great Britain has remained steady, the number of licensed online casinos has soared in the last two years in particular. With all these new operators entering the fray in such rabid fashion, we feel it’s only in the interest of our readers to provide a short overview over the most important factors in deciding what online gaming platform to go with.
None of the following should be construed as exclusive advice. In reality all these factor correlate with personal taste and preference and should be used as a rough guideline, not set in stone facts.
Criteria for top online casinos
Perhaps you are looking for a new platform to only play the latest and most popular slot machines on. Perhaps you are looking for a new and exciting opportunity to play Poker, Baccarat or Black Jack against other players online. Maybe it’s the chance to join a large community of players and further your skills. Whatever you expect to gain, the game selection of an online casino should always be the first factor among many to be considered. In the case of slot games for example, focus should lie on the list of developers those slots have been licensed from. Often a few popular slots are being used to entice players to sign up, with dozens if not hundreds of additional slots being promised. More often than not those additional opportunities turn out to be rather stale. Dry gameplay, sub-par visuals or simply unfun game mechanics leave much to be desired. New players are especially vulnerable to such tactics.
Most of the time it’s the casinos cooperating with known industry leaders that perform best in this regard. Admiral Casinos for example, powered by developers who with multiple hits under their belt, would be a fine example for the latter case.
Promotions would be another factor on our list. Many people tend to overlook the importance promotions have in the modern market. Online casinos thrive the more players and customers they manage to appease. With those come good reviews and recommendations to friends. Promotions come in a lot of different forms, durations and sizes. Most are designed to benefit and reward regular players, with others the focus lies on specific games in an online casino’s portfolio. In either case, promotions are a great tool to keep customers engaged and loyal. Players should inform themselves about all available loyalty programs and promotions before deciding to sign up for an operator’s online casino.
Account security is another big factor. With stakes as high and serious as players want them to be, account security and overall tech employed on the site itself cannot go unmentioned anymore. Read about safety standards, use different passwords for your different activities and look for best standards and practices relevant to your needs. Good online casinos have their sites tested and maintained by third parties specialised in online security standards. This is especially relevant in regard to the ever increasing number of online casinos seeking to provide apps and platforms usable on mobile devices. Security is key, in more than just one way.
Customer service deserves its spot on this list simply by the virtue of the business itself. If, as a new player seeking out viable online casinos, you have trouble finding the customer service section on the site, you should already be wary of this particular operator. The same goes for customer service only providing phone numbers for example. In this day and age e-mail support can absolutely be expected from any serious contender, and players should never settle for more than 24 hours response time. Time is money after all, especially in the case of online casino gaming!