How to Pick an Online Casino the Easy Way
There are lots of over-complicated suggestions around the industry for how to pick a new casino to play with, but they’re filled with worry and stress over minor details that don’t really matter to most players. Instead, we’re going to show you the easy way to get a quality experience with the games you love.
Making Selecting an Online Casino Easy
Picking an online casino isn’t inherently easy. There are several hundred options to choose from, and it seems like a dozen or more open every single month. Instead of just jumping in at random and hoping for the best, the pendulum has swung too far the other way, so to speak, and many people give suggestions that are entirely too steeped in minor details that don’t even really matter that much to most people.
The approach that we’re going to take here is a much simpler option, but it still puts you in a position to have a great time with a solid value and the games you prefer.
What we’re going to do is show you how to leverage the reviews that we have prepared on some of the hottest casinos running, both newer names and established brands. Since we’ve already done most of the work for you in terms of research and making sure that the sites are reliable, you’re left with the fun, stress-free parts of checking bonuses, game selection and a couple of other things that are personalized to what you want in your experience.
Starting Off the Process Right
To start this process off the correct way, you’ll want to grab a pen and some paper or otherwise have somewhere you can take down a few notes. What you need to do is make a short list of three to five points that are important to you about where you’re going to play, and that list should include the following:
- Which types of casino games you want to play
- Which option for customer service you prefer
- Which deposit and withdrawal methods you need to have available
These can be combined with one or two other points if needed like which type of mobile device you want to play on and if they have a certain kind of promotion that you like (tournaments being a common example). These are both optional, and the three above are really the only things that every player will want to clarify.
The whole idea here is that you now know exactly what you’re looking for, and we’ll go into a little bit more detail about each of these in what follows and show you how to use each one to leverage the information we’ve gathered in our reviews.
Game Selection Issues
Knowing the games that you want to play can take two primary forms. The first is when there’s a game that a lot of different software providers have, in which case you’re almost never going to run into a casino that doesn’t have it. That’s an easy case since it gives you a really wide range of options.
The second form is when there are certain games by specific software providers that you want, and that makes it easy as well because you can immediate discard any casino that doesn’t have content deals with those software providers. Since our reviews make this information front and center, it will literally only take you a few seconds to see if your game selection needs are going to be met.
This one is really easy as well because of a couple of reasons. First, you may not have a preferred method and don’t have any problems with using email, live chat or telephone options, which are the three most common and the three that you should generally pick from. If that’s the case, then you can largely ignore this point completely and move on to the banking discussion below.
Alternatively, if you’re the type of individual who really has a strong preference for which of those three you prefer, we list it right at the top of each review so that it’s easy to find. You can check this as you check the software or game requirement above, so in total, it only takes a brief moment to qualify or disqualify a casino based on these two requirements.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
Once again, we have a familiar story. This is information that we list up top in our reviews so that it’s very easy to find and only takes a moment to check.
With that said, we want to point something out here that’s worth mentioning. As much as possible, you want to make sure that you have a backup withdrawal method that is available as well, and this is more important than a backup deposit method. The reason for this is that if your primary withdrawal option becomes unavailable for some reason, you don’t want to be stuck without a way to retrieve your funds.
On the other hand, if your primary deposit method goes down for a bit, that’s not nearly as much of a critical situation.
Beyond the Basics
All three key pieces of information above are absolute necessities to sort out before you can play somewhere, and if any of the three aren’t exactly how you need them, then that’s a casino that you’re most likely just not going to play with at all. What’s great about how our reviews are set up is that you can go straight into the review, look at exactly at the information that you need most without having to look at it and make an overall decision in literal seconds.
However, if you care to go beyond these three basic attributes, there are a couple of other important things you can look at as well. Here, we’ll break down how to get a similarly easy view of these other points.
Promotions and Bonuses
On the promotional front, there are always a ton of different deals being rotated in and out of any given online casino. Because of this, you can’t base where you’re going to play on a temporary offer. Instead, you want to base it on the solid offers that are always there, and that includes stuff like monthly reload bonuses, no deposit bonus options (including free chips) and welcome bonus packages.
At the top of the page for each of our reviews, we keep an updated list of the major ongoing online casino promotions available for each casino. The whole idea is to make it easy to put the information that you need all in one place like the bonus amount, wagering requirements, game restrictions and so on so that you don’t have to waste time researching and looking over fine print.
Most casinos have solid welcome bonuses these days just because it’s a competitive element that can’t be skipped in the modern era of online casinos. However, you can decide if it’s a deal that looks good for you and if it applies to the games you want to play in a quick glance with how we structure the information.
There’s a higher level of mobile compatibility than ever before, and more people are playing using mobile devices than ever before. That puts many casinos in a position where more bets are being placed via smartphones and tablets than by traditional computer play.
However, that also creates a situation where a lot of different types of mobile devices are being used, and not every casino has software compatible with each type of mobile option.
To solve this and remove any lack of clarity, we have a simple section in each one of our reviews that lists the devices that can be used to play with an online casino. This includes any of the most popular tablets and smartphones, but it also includes other options like a HTML5-friendly browser setup that can be used by any modern mobile device.
That means that all you need to do is take a look at this section to know if your mobile device is going to be compatible with what you’re wanting to play with.
Making Things as Easy as Possible
We want to make something clear about all of this. There are other things that aren’t mentioned here that are really important, and that includes things like playing with a site that’s licensed, picking a site that is available from your jurisdiction and all kinds of other issues that are pretty boring to research.
The way our reviews are setup removes all need to worry about this kind of thing. We don’t give favorable reviews of sites that aren’t trustworthy and that aren’t licensed in reputable jurisdictions. We also detect where you’re checking our reviews from so that we can tell you whether or not you’ll be allowed to play with the site in question.
The whole thing comes down to making things as easy as possible, but we don’t make things any easier than they can possibly be because there are definitely some things that you should absolutely know before you play with a given casino. We’ve just taken care of that so that it’s all together in a straightforward package that’s easy to look over.
Using our reviews and the method that we have laid out above, you can find a site that matches what you’re looking for and be well on your way to getting into the action inside of just a few moments. This is because we have organized everything to make it as easy as it can be, and we have removed all of the stress and guesswork from picking which site will work best for you.
Overall, it’s harder to make things any easier than following this three-point approach and then checking the other two points as needed. Go ahead and read the full review once you find a site that matches what you need, but know that the biggest things that you need for your own personal situation are already being met when you find them.