Our mission, here at Slots Play Casinos, is clear: to bring you the best information possible, so that you can choose the online casino that is best for you. Read about us here to understand how it is that we are THE site to bring you all the best, and latest, online casino info.
But Who Are We?
We are a group of friends with dozens of years of accumulated and wide-ranging experience in the world of online casinos. But what is it about us that makes our experience so valuable to you?
We bring to the table experience from the points of view of players, programmers, graphic designers, writers, marketers and even a few years as a casino dealer. With so many years of broad experience in and around the online casino world, we are supremely equipped to review and analyze online casinos and to bring you our best recommendations.
And what is it about us that makes SPC so good? Some other sites similar to us, present you with ALL the details about ALL the casinos and ALL the games. You’re then left on your own to figure out which game to play at which casino. A clear case of TMI! We don’t leave you on your own like that. We have done all the work to find the best for you and will stand behind our recommendations.
And now…let’s get on with it:
Not all game providers are created equal. Some are super players like RTG, Microgaming and Rival. Others are lesser known (but still “known”) like ViG, Betsoft, WGS and TopGame. And then there are dozens you’ve never heard of – and for good reason. We check the games in terms of:
- How interesting the games are
- How well the provider explains the ins-and-outs of the game
- Flow of game play
- Frequency of wins
Now, how do we check this? We play! Yes, we sign up for the casino, just as you would, and we take our hard-earned cash, just as you do, and we play. The difference between you and us is that you’re playing and we’re “working”. We also have fun playing but we don’t just play for fun. We play to check out all the points mentioned above. And there are differences!
After checking dozens of game providers we find that the super players have earned their good reputations. And that the unknown providers are unknown for good reason.
You’ll see in our recommendations that we repeat the names of the same high-class game providers over and over. Because in online casinos, there are differences and the best stand out. To demonstrate this, here’s a short-list of four of the very strongest casinos we’ve reviewed. Check them out, and you’ll see the same game providers showing up repeatedly:
Just a short note here. Most casinos these days offer download, instant play (browser-based), and mobile (phone and tablet) versions of their casinos. Some don’t. You will not find the latter casinos among our recommendations. These days, where 60% of online gaming happens on phones and tablets, we feel there is no excuse for an online casino which has not adapted itself to this format.
While we dealt with some of the games issues under the game providers section, here we expand it. Here we look at the variety of games offered – slots, poker, blackjack, and table games such as baccarat, roulette, and craps. Then there are the “fluffy” games like bingo, lottery, keno and scratch cards.
All our recommended casinos have a wide variety of games. Within a particular game category there may also be wide variety. For instance, just in slots we can find:
We like to see a large variety of each type of slots game in the casinos we recommend.
Same goes for blackjack. Some casinos have dozens of varieties of blackjack – some have two. It’s clear which one we would recommend.
And so on….got the idea? Just to be sure, here are a few of the most popular games at the casinos we recommend. Look for these at the casino you’ve chosen to join:
Welcome Bonus and our SPC Exclusive Offers
One of the first things a new player notices, or looks for, in a new casino is its Welcome Bonus. This is the bonus cash or free spins that a casino will give to a new player to boost their wallet giving them more playing time at the casino. It is their hope that the player will become convinced that this is a great casino and will stick around depositing and playing more. So the Welcome Bonus is very important to both sides.
On the SPC casino review page, you will see the casino’s welcome offers displayed on the left of the page. Note that many of the casinos we recommend have an “Exclusive” banner in the corner of the offer. These are truly exclusive offers we have negotiated ONLY for new players coming through Slots Play Casino. When you choose this offer, it’s important to click on it here –
rather than go to the casino and look for it there. This way, you’ll carry a special code with you to the casino identifying you as an SPC reader and you’ll get our exclusive offer. The exclusives are great offers – it’s very worthwhile to click on these to join the casino of your choice. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
This criterion is fairly straight-forward. We like to see casinos offering the most payment methods available for a particular region. What is popular in Australia may be unheard of in Canada. Visa and Mastercard are almost “must-haves” these days and, in fact, are always offered. But we like to see a lot of ewallets available as well. We feel that ewallets are crucial for keeping a safe distance between you (and your bank) and the casino. In this sense ewallets act as a sort of middle-man protecting your privacy.
In terms of the security of your financial data, no worries here – all credit cards and ewallets are perfectly safe and secure. In these days where nearly everybody makes purchases online, the security of these transactions has become a no-brainer….they’re as secure as any internet transactions are today.
Licensure and Auditing
We think it’s important to play at a casino that is licensed. Where it is licensed is not so important. Some of the most popular licensing bodies are:
- Curacao Gaming Control Board
- Kahnawake Gaming Commission
- Malta Gaming Authority
- Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission
- UK Gambling Commission (UKGC)
The are no distinguishable differences between the licensing bodies. But it’s important to know that the casino has stood up to some licensing standards. Also, it’s good to know that you have someone to turn to if the casino behaves badly towards you and is not open to solving the issue with you.
Then there are the auditing bodies. There are several good organizations out there: Technical Systems Testing (TST), Certified Fair Gambling (CRG), eCogra, and CDS just to name a few. During our years of experience actually working for online casinos we saw these auditors in real-time action. When they say they audit casinos regularly, let me tell you….they do. They come to the casino offices and sit for at least a week going over everything, and I do mean everything, with a fine-toothed comb. Promotions, winners, payouts, withdrawals – they keep the casino very honest when it comes to the players’ money. They also act as mediators if you have a problem that can’t be worked out directly with the casino. Yes, these are the good guys in white hats protecting your money and making sure you have a fair and enjoyable time at the casino of your choice.
This is a very critical area for us at Slots Play Casinos – we give a lot of weight in our recommendations to the quality of customer service offered by the casino. Believe it or not, some casinos only have customer service available during THEIR work hours. This assumes you can figure out where they’re located and can determine their time zone and therefore, work hours. Some casinos have only email contact available. We find these situations unacceptable in these days of electronic communication that is capable of giving answers in, literally, seconds.
The casinos we recommend will minimally have customer service available 24/7 by telephone, email and live chat. Some have other communication platforms at their fingertips, like whatsapp and skype – we applaud using these options as well. Some have toll-free numbers from several or many countries across the globe also available. And some have customer service available in a variety of languages. All these additions are what’s called: going the extra mile. We like these casinos!
One Note for Transparency’s Sake….
We are not supported financially, or in any other way, by any particular casino or game provider. True, when you sign up at a casino via our site, we do receive some compensation from the casino. But this is even across all casinos and we do NOT recommend one casino over another because they pay us more.
Our loyalty is to you – our readers. If you’re happy with our recommendations, you’ll come back to us often to get updates. We hope you will even recommend our site to your friends. And that is our reward – matching up the best people we know to the best casinos we know.