Our Casino Rating Formula in 2021

OVERVIEW

Ranking Factors

Games Software Provider Rating

As a general tendency, online casinos combine different providers to provide a larger base of games to their customers. More than 8 providers that you can find in the library is something extraordinary, while 5 to 8 studios powering a site is a very good job. In case when 3 to 5 brands are present, we rate this good, while 1 to 2 providers are just OK. On the other hand, this is just a part of overall rating, since many casinos are powered only by Microgaming or Playtech – reputable industry giants that offer rewarding and outstanding games. When making a final decision, make sure to engage with all other aspects, since an 8+ providers casino sometimes fails in transparency or lacks timely support.

Progressive Jackpots Rating

Progressive jackpots are the players’ best friends. Games with a progressive pool of prizes are able to turn newbies overnight millionaires, so their absence is a sign that you will struggle to fully you’re your expectations. It could be also a sign that the casino doesn’t have sufficient funds to keep up with higher rated brands and that event static jackpots will be paid out in allowances.

Games Rating

Offering less than a hundred games means that either the site runs games only from a small studio or that the operating company failed to establish cooperation with licensed brands. Up to 150 games are much better, while 150 to 300 playable titles come with a fair gaming experience. Lobbies hosting 300 to 600 games indicate powerhouses combined with break-through providers, while more than 600 games guarantee a variety of niches, genres, and plots to cater both newbies and high rollers.

Payments

There are two ways to fund your account – using fiat currencies and common payment methods, or via cryptocurrencies. It’s much better to have them both, or at least to provide alternatives for users opted for one. Less than 6 payment methods imply a regular site that accepts the most-frequently used options, but up to 12 provide more flexibility. More than 12 payment methods are very good and covers all possible methods. We also rate the cash-out time, where more than 96 hours upon a big win is below acceptable. Sites paying out between 24 and 48 hours are very good and always deserve a higher grade. When mobile payments are turned on, presuming other conditions are met, the site is warmly recommended for your entertainment.

Languages

Speaking the industry’s lingua franca is a must, but other languages spoken by the support team mean a broader audience will get help in terminology they understand. More than 5 languages means that things are getting better, while 10+ languages should fairly serve the entire community.

Publish Date

The fact is new online casinos are published on a daily basis. We want to bring them closer to the audience providing a fair report, free of positive or negative opinions of customers who already had any experience with a casino. Different sites and different audiences can sometimes be too harsh or too friendly to an older casino, which is why we say younger is better.

Transparency -> Simple Terms and Conditions etc.

Usually, all sites come with their own terms and conditions. This is a lengthy page which definitely sounds better if a layman understands it all without having to ask a lawyer. Simplicity is the key and combined with usefulness grants a better rate in our reviews.

Mobile responsiveness

Years ago, Flash technology ruled the industry asking players to download software on their PC to run the platform. Recently, all providers literally translated all games to HTML5 allowing punters to register, make payments, and play from a smartphone or tablet. Casinos that respond fast, keep their structure on a smaller screen, and enable all options to both desktop and handheld are always a better choice for a growing audience. Accordingly, their impact is deservedly good.

FAQ

While reviewing a casino, we always have a small talk with the support team asking them about random aspects of the site. Their responsiveness, friendliness, and general knowledge about things asked can improve or deteriorate our judgement. Another way to get assisted is through the FAQ page, so if answers are well-explained, reasoned, useful, and meaningful, the casino will get a higher rate.

Casino Size

Saying that a casino is big or small is an easy task when talking about landline establishments. For example, a local bar with a handful of slot machines and a poker table is clearly a small casino, while the Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas is arguably a big one. In the world of online casinos, we measure the size by the number of playable games, poker tables, roulette wheels, and live dealer rooms, where a site that has it all is a better rated.

Blacklist

We strive to present only licensed online casinos, but sometimes the operating company simply fails to meet this important demand. Also, it is possible that a previously licensed casino loses its permit. In such cases, where a site is blacklisted, we can’t give our recommendation, which leaves no choice but to give such a site bad rating.

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