The internet is a big place. Like really, really big. And there’s a lot of stuff on there. And things. A lot of things. And some of these things are not necessarily of the best quality. Online casinos are no exception.
There are a plethora of online casino sites to choose from, and if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for, this could prove to be quite a challenge.
Because we know that the struggle is real (hashtag that shiz), we’re going to throw you a bone and give you a few pointers on what to look out for when searching for a reputable online casino, and where to find them (hint hint, we’re one!).
8 tips to guide you
What is the sign-up bonus? (and what are the wagering requirements attached to it)
A decent casino will offer a decent sign-up bonus. Casinos utilise sign-up bonuses as a way to entice players to join their casino. Usually, these bonuses come in the form of a deposit match offer. For example, Wintingo offers new players a Welcome Bonus of $/€500, as well as 50 Free Spins. We’ve broken the offer up over a course of 5 deposits to cater to those that prefer to deposit in increments instead of depositing one lump sum, a formula we adopted based on player feedback and preference.
All casino sign-up offers have wagering requirements, with most carrying a wagering requirement of 40 times.
Is the casino available on Desktop and Mobile?
With the rapid pace at which technology is changing and the rapid growth of mobile, there has been a shift in the way that consumers are accessing entertainment. With this in mind, it’s imperative that the online casino world follows suit in order to adapt to this demand. For example, you’d like to be able to access games not only on your PC, but on your mobile device, too – right? Wintingo has adapted to the demand by providing players with an option of how they’d like to access their favourite games – with a Desktop casino and a Mobile casino so that their gaming is as adaptable as their lifestyle.
How many games does the casino offer?
This depends on the gaming provider(s) that the casino has partnered with. The more successful and reputable the gaming provider, the more games on offer, the more regularly new games will be released, and the better the quality the games on offer will be. We have quite an impressive game repertoire (over 900), primarily because we’ve powered with four of the most powerful gaming providers in the industry – Microgaming, PariPlay, NetEnt and iSoftBet.
Does the casino have a loyalty Rewards programme?
A point of interest should certainly be whether the casino has a loyalty programme because if they do, you are the one who benefits. The online casino will reward you for your ‘loyalty’ – giving you rewards based on your playing behaviour. So, in essence, the more you play, the more you get out of your gaming.
Our loyalty programme, Win/Win, does just this – the more you play, the more points you collect, and these points are redeemable for cash. We’ve given you a kick-start, too – as soon as you sign up, you’ll automatically get 2,500 Rewards points.
What deposit methods are available at the casino?
A decent casino will offer an array of banking methods so that you can fund your account and withdraw your winnings with ease. Check that the casino has a variety of options available, from web-wallets, debit and credit cards, direct bank transfers, to vouchers. The casino should also offer region-specific banking methods so that you can benefit from faster transactions.
Does the casino make use of certified security technology?
This brings us to our next point – safety. Does the casino have the necessary technology in place to ensure that you are protected?
Safety is imperative – essentially, you should feel as though your money is as safe in your casino account as it is in your bank account.
Wintingo has made sure to stay on top of this, implementing 256-bit Secure Socket Layer digital encryption technology to protect all of your online transactions with us. This is the same technology that major global banks make use of, and we only use reputable cash merchants. Plus, we have added an extra step – your account number and password is always required before a transaction is validated.
Is the casino licenced and regulated?
Wintingo is licenced by the Malta Gaming Authority and is certified by e-commerce online gaming regulation authority (eCOGRA). What this means for you is that you are guaranteed to benefit from a safe and fair gaming experience.
Casinos that are not regulated or certified are probably not legal – so make sure that you read through their website before committing to the casino.
Does the casino have a good reputation?
This goes without saying. If the casino has a bad reputation, there’s probably a reason for it. If the casino has a reputation for not paying out, for example, that’s an immediate red flag.
Now that you know what to look for in an online casino, you’re fully equipped to make a smart online casino pick.