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Simon’s casino reviews

 

Different people look for different things in an online casino, of course a lawyer looks at a online gambling website in a totally different way than a e.g.: politician, a competitor – the owner of a rival casino, an employee of a casino, a gambling blogger writing casino reviews (that’s me) or an ordinary player (that is also me, playing online for 15+ years). As an ordinary player (and these casino reviews were written for the ordinary players), the most important thing you want to know about an online casino is whether it is the best one for you or not. And that’s really easy to determine, easier than most people think, you only need the following.

What makes an online casino the best for a player:

And that’s it, this all you need to pay attention to be able compare the various online casinos and make an informed decision.

Extra: There are also other smaller aspects I like to investigate too in my casino reviews, these, maybe, depending on your play-style, habits, can be entirely not relevant, uninteresting to you. But if relevant you can still find them at the bottom of every casino review I make. And these smaller secondary aspects are:

Live support chat, VIP, loyalty program, mobile compatibility, other reviews&scandals, casino bonuses, promotions offered – for the details check the individual reviews.

 

If you are not interested in the details, the nitty-gritty of online casino reviews, and how we compare casinos in the reviews, then you can find the list of online casino reviews at the bottom of this page, click here to jump there.

Online casino reviews, US players accepted.

 

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How an online casino is built up, casino review methodology

An online casino for new players can be intimidating, but if you break it down into separate pieces it’s much easier to analyze and compare:. An online casino consist of the following:

company with the license + casino software from third party software companies (optionally homebrew games) + shared services center doing customer support and other smaller tasks + bonuses, promotions, loyalty, reward program + payment processors + and you the player.

If you have the time, let’s take a look at how I analyze and compare this specific pieces in the casino reviews listed below.

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Company

Company

The least interesting element of an online casino to players is the legal entity behind the casino. But! There is one thing a player definitely needs to check, and that is whether the gambling platform, or more precisely the company operating it has a licence. It’s not hidden by all means, companies are usually proud of it, and all of them displays it on their website (usually at the bottom of the site, near terms and conditions, in the so called “footer” region). That’s the most important thing to check for new players, and we check the license in every review on this site.

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Software providers

Casino software from third party software companies

It’s a lesser known fact by most players that casinos don’t create their own games. About 95% of them just license the games of third party developers (the ones that do make their own games are usually the biggest and best casinos, it’s definitely a good sign if the casino goes that extra mile and produces their own games too). That is the reason why you see the same games everywhere, if you’ve been wandering. Casinos also inflate their list of games with really old, ugly and not mobile compatible games well, so apart from the quantity the quality is just, if not more important. In the reviews we analyze both the quantity and quality of the games in each of the reviewed casinos.

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Customer support, live chat

Shared services center customer support

Most people assume online casinos have their own customer support staff, a group of people work there in the customer support department answering questions, emails, phone calls etc. This is far from the reality. Very few online casinos have their own customer support team, only the biggest, and even they have pooled, shared customer support, where one team does the support for 5-6 different online casinos of the same company. The rest is outsourced to so called shared services centers (yes, that’s why you sometimes get the feeling that people who never even played in an online casino and definitely don’t know anything about online gambling are answering your questions and tickets….., because that’s what really happens). These shared, outsourced service centers usually do the loyalty, rewards programs as well. Regardless of the “peculiarities” of the world of the shared services centers (which is industry standard unfortunately) , having any sort of 24/7, preferably live customer support is a must for any online casino, which wishes to be taken seriously.

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Deposit and withdrawal methods

Payment processors

Not everyone can or wants to use credit cards playing in online casinos, so alternative forms of payment are becoming more and more important for online casinos and the players. Due to the increasing importance, and the increasing regulation of international transactions it has been escalated from a secondary aspect to a primary attribute in the reviews as well to reflect this change.

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You, the player. Have fun and good luck.

 

List of casino reviews

 

These are all the casino reviews on this website. I’m a registered member in all of these online casino networks, I’m also an active player and part of the loyalty program of many of these casinos (not VIP though, and some of them don’t have any loyalty program). I have played, lost, and won money (in some of these casinos I have won over $45 K over the years, but never more than $10 K at once). All of these casinos are properly licensed, legally operating online gambling platforms that you can trust with your money.

 

BGO Entertainment Group (does not accept players from the USA):

Lotus Player Club Casinos (they accept players from the USA):

 

Betsson Group (does not accept players from the USA):

 

BetOnline Group (they accept players from the USA):

 

Out of all the casinos reviewed on this site I recommend the following (they have the highest score):

 

Black Lotus Casino

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Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 200% match bonus, up to $600. Use the code: WELCOME600
  • +$30 bonus. Use code: WINBLACK
OR:
  • Get 313% match bonus, up to $1616. Use the code: ASTRA313
  • +33 free spins on the slot SPARTIANS. Use code: ASTRA33
  These are only available to new players. Returning players get daily, exclusive bonuses and other rewards. It changes daily, check the casinos's page for info, the are usually very good, also they have cashback almost each month, so even if you lose, you will get some of it back, usually 10%, but sometimes more.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 30-60x for match bonuses and usually 40-60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else
 

RichPrize Casino

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RichPrize Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to $400 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: LADYDAY, make deposit from 21 to 400 EUR/USD and receive 88% + 88 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: WEST100 make deposit pf at least 21 EUR/USD and receive 100 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  Returning players usually get 25% - 33% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.
Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.
US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins
  Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

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GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10)Sign Up Bonus PlaythroughReload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports5 points for every $10 wagered12x6x-10x
(Baseball)2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Horses7.5 points for every $10 wagered8x4x-6.7x
Slots2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Table1 point for every $10 wagered60x30x-50x
Video Poker1.5 points for every $10 wagered40x20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
   

Bet Online Casino and Sportsbook + Poker

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code: BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 100% match poker bonus, a minimum deposit of $50 using code NEWBOL
  For returning players: Fund your BetOnline account via cryptocurrency and earn a 35% Reload Bonus on EVERY qualifying deposit. To claim your extra 35%, simply use code: CRYPTO35 Earn a 25% Bonus up to $250 on every qualifying reload you make 24/7/365. Just use promo code: LIFEBONUS when you deposit as little as $50 and the extra 25% will be added to your sports bankroll instantly

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

European casino & sportsbook & poker
North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

Gamble responsibly, good luck.

Last updated: 2020-12-29

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