Online Casino Review Guidelines

The following guidelines are used by Online.Gambling.org in vetting online casinos to be reviewed by our editorial team. After meeting these minimum guidelines, online casinos are scored based on ongoing feedback and ratings from players in the Online.Gambling.org community. Please leave feedback on individual casino review pages listed further below.

Accreditation – Pertaining to the credentials a casino carries – namely that of the software platform and licensing/regulation. If a casino is not licensed in a reputable jurisdiction, nor does not license a reputable, RNG-certified software platform, it should be avoided.

Reputation – This pertains to both the overall track record of the casino (banking, guest relations, promotions, etc.) and the casino’s overall customer service ratings (dealing with casino personnel firsthand). For newer online casinos, reputation must be established before a recommendation to players is given.

Gaming – This pertains to the actual gaming experience and selection of casino games – both factors of which are directly impacted by the software platform. A large selection of games available in both download and Flash and mobile compatibility are top considerations in addition to overall entertainment factor.

Rewards – This pertains to the degree of which a casino values player loyalty with rewards and ongoing promotions with player-friendly bonuses and ongoing special events.

Club World Casino

*** Club World is open to US residents
  • Game Selection
  • Promotions
  • Payout Speed
  • Customer Service

Summary

Club World consistently earns high scores and is the online casino of choice for many US and international online gamblers. Operated by UK-based Club World Group and regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.

4.8
User Rating 5 (1 vote)
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Comments Rating 4.5 (2 reviews)

888 Casino

*** 888 is NOT open to US residents
  • Game Selection
  • Promotions
  • Payout Speed
  • Customer Service

Summary

One of the oldest and most respected names in the online gambling industry, 888 continues to earn high marks with a great selection of live dealer casino games, bonuses and ongoing rewards.

4.8
User Rating 0 (0 votes)
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Comments Rating 0 (0 reviews)

Platinum Play Casino

*** Platinum Play is not open to US residents
  • Game Selection
  • Promotions
  • Payout Speed
  • Customer Service

Summary

Part of the Fortune Lounge Group, Platinum Play has been in business since 2004, having paid out millions to players. Regulated by the UK-whitelisted Malta Gaming Authority, Platinum Play caters to small stakes and high rollers.

4.5
User Rating 0 (0 votes)
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Comments Rating 4 (1 review)

Slots Million Casino

*** Slots Million is not open to US residents
  • Game Selection
  • Promotions
  • Payout Speed
  • Customer Service

Summary

Slots Million has one of the most diverse selections of casino games than any other online casino today, offering titles from the leading software providers, including Microgaming, NetEnt, BetSoft, Playtech and NextGen Gaming and more.

4.4
User Rating 5 (1 vote)
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Comments Rating 0 (0 reviews)

Bet365

*** Bet365 is NOT open to US residents
  • Game Selection
  • Promotions
  • Payout Speed
  • Customer Service

Summary

Bet65 is one of the most recognized names in the world of online gambling, with well over 20 Million customers. There is a full selection of online casino games, live dealer games, Poker room and Sportsbook.

4.5
User Rating 5 (1 vote)
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Comments Rating 0 (0 reviews)

Online.Gambling.org Online Casino Reviews Disclaimer

The best online casino reviews are those which are free of bias. But finding an online casino review that is 100% free of bias is almost as tricky as picking a single winning number on a Roulette wheel. While it’s possible, the odds are strongly against you. The fact of the matter is that most online casino reviews are written by affiliates who stand to financially benefit from player referrals. It’s something that simply cannot be avoided, as the vast majority of online casinos must seek out affiliates in order to remain successful in what is one of the most competitive industries online.

Online.Gambling.org generates revenue as a white-hat affiliate, and as such, strictly affiliates with casinos that meet or exceed our online casino review guidelines (listed above). Going one step further than other reviews, we incorporate player feedback and ratings into our overall recommendation. This truly keeps the online casino reviews at Online.Gambling.org unbiased, impartial and up-to-date.

For players seeking a greater selection of online casino reviews than those listed on Online.Gambling.org, please heed the following when searching for bias-free reviews of online casinos.

 

Additional Casino Review Guidelines

Tone – Pay attention to the tone of the review. Overtly flowery and flattering language with excessive exclamation points and adjectives should serve as a warning flag. Objective language focusing on both pro’s and con’s, however, is a good sign.

Specificity – To say a casino is the best is one thing, but to cite specific reasons why it is the best is another thing altogether. Look for reviews that give precise reasons why the casino is being recommended. And not just because it has a large welcome bonus and/or uses a particular software platform either. The more details, the better.

Scope – This ties in with specificity; However, scope refers to the overall reach of the review. Some online casino reviews may be specific but only focus on one area, such as the welcome bonus. A review with great scope should cover software accreditations, licensing credentials, game selection, accessibility, cashier options, customer service and promotions.

Timeliness – The best reviews are those with dated addendum’s such as “review last update on …”. These help attest to how accurate the review is, especially regarding promotions and accreditation certificates. Reviews citing outdated certificates should be further vetted.

2016 Top-Rated Online Casino

Club USA – There is something to be said for an online casino that has managed to stay in business for over a decade, all the while upholding a solid reputation with players. One of the longest running US-friendly casinos online, Club USA certainly has high scores in the reputation and customer service columns. Known for their fast payouts and generous ongoing promotions, Club USA is one of the most consistently top-rated RTG casinos in business today. A long-running welcome bonus worth up to $777 Free on slots or $150 Free on select table games and video poker with reasonable wagering requirements is available to new players, while returning players are entitled to ongoing bonuses.