Editor of a comparison site which allows you to weigh up the pros and cons of various online casino sites, Alex Tester spoke to Newcastle’s Evening Chronicle publication and made some recommendations to new players who are considering which platform to use.
He said that players should look for a platform with a trusted reputation, and a brand which has stood the test of time. For anybody who wants to play on the go, Tester highlighted the advantage of a dedicated mobile app, rather than simply a platform with a mobile version of its website.
He said that players signing up to a platform should always look out for first deposit bonuses, and review strategies to make the most out of them.
Tester also underlined the importance of a support function which allows new players to have their questions answered on different elements of the platform, such as a live chat feature.
Of the traditional casino games, Tester reminded players that Blackjack typically offers the best chance of winning. He advised players to review deposit and withdrawal options and ensure that they choose simple and reliable methods, such as PayPal and Trustly, or alternatively pay using a secure bank card system.
The software developers picked out by Tester as being among the best include Microgaming, which has offered the biggest ever online payout on slots, and NetEnt, another high profile game software creator.
NetEnt recently made the news with one of its latest releases, Butterfly Staxx 2, which has been upgraded with a ‘pick and click’ bonus game which offers more routes to bagging some winnings. This new video slot features five reels and four rows in a 40 fixed-line game and allows players to unlock multiple play areas in one bet.
Bryan Upton, the director of games at NetEnt, said: “This game shows the industry needs all different types of games and this is all about player entertainment and stickiness. As always, adding enhanced player interaction means engagement and success, and the multi-level pick-and-click bonus does just that.”