Regardless of whether you’re a card sharp or a slots player chasing that elusive jackpot win, you can play pretty much all of your favourite casino games online. And not just for fun either, you can play for real money and win cold hard cash There are some fantastic online casino sites available on the web, offering literally thousands of different slots and every type of blackjack, roulette and poker imaginable.
Throughout this guide we’ll cover the ins and outs of the online casino world, covering software, games, payment methods and advice on getting the most from your game. And, of course, we’ll also provide recommendations and reviews of trusted casinos. Starting with out current favourites, which you can find below.
Our games section covers everything from the basics of how to play through to tips and tricks to get the most from your play time. We also list the different versions of the game you can find online (including some strange variations) to help you find the right game.
Most casinos don’t make their own software and instead license games from specialist developers. Some casinos use one single provider whilst others mix and match to give you as much choice as possible. In this section we cover the biggest and best known names in the business and show you where you can find them.
Often the simplest and fastest way of depositing into a casino is to use a debit card (note: credit carsd should be avoided, read why here) but there are plenty of reasons why you may want to use an alternative method. Perhaps you don’t want to constantly type in your card number or would rather keep the transactions off your bank statement. Many players also like to maintain a playing fund to help keep spending under control and to easlier keep track of total wins and losses. Here we go over some of the best alternative banking methods, and show you which casinos accept them.
Articles & Guides
Want to know which bets to avoid in the casino or how progressive jackpots work? You can read about all this an more in our article section, with new guides added regularly. Below you can find a list of our most popular articles, with a full list on this page.
- Best & Worst Bets in the Casino
- Betting Systems & Why They Don’t Work
- High Stakes Casinos
- House Edge
- How Do Online Casinos Work
- ID & Verification
- Progressive Jackpots
- Fastest Paying Casinos
- Minimum Deposit Casinos
Is Online Gambling Legal?
This is a very good question, and one where the answer is going to depend on where you live, and what site you’re wanting to play on. Generally speaking there are three approaches a country can have towards online gambling:
- Licensed – A country that has chosen to license online gambling will normally require all casinos to hold a licence to be able to offer services to players in that country. Playing at a licensed casino is these countries is both legal and offers a formal body to turn to if you have a complaint. A good example of this style of approach is the UK whose regulatory body, the Gambling Commission, keeps a watchful eye on approved sites to make sure they offer a fair game.
- No Formal Laws – A large part of the world falls into this category. Here there may be some rules about various elements of online gambling, but where there is no formal yes-or-no answer as to what is and isn’t allowed. Even in the USA where they go out of their way to make things complicated for players, online casinos aren’t technically illegal – with the wire act only applying to sports betting. If you fit into this category then use your best judgement.
- Banned – Finally there are countries who outright ban all, or some, forms of online gambling and casinos. If you reside in a country where online casinos are not legal, then we suggest that you do not play online. You may find some casinos who will risk the rules and accept players from your country, but generally speaking it’s not a good idea.
As an online guide there’s no way we could list the rules, and keep up to date with them, for every country in the world. So we suggest that before playing you familiarise yourself with the rules that apply to your country.
If you fit into category number 2, the ‘grey area’ countries where there are no laws for or against online casinos, then we recommend playing at a casino that is licensed in a country which does have an official regulatory process. This will help ensure a fair and safe game, and often provides a channel for formal complaints, should the need arise.
All of the casinos listed on this site are licensed in at least one approved jurisdiction – with many holding licenses in multiple countries. This is becoming more and more important as individual countries choose to regulate online gambling and establish their own licensing requirements.
Below you’ll find a some of most common jurisdications along with a bit more information about them and how they operate – as some are definitely better than others and have more ‘teeth’ when it comes to ruling over their licensees.