Online Casino Guide

Compare Our Top Lists to Find the Right Casino for You

Do you have an account with an online casino?

It can get overwhelming. There are tens – if not hundreds – of casinos to choose from. Each of them tout the best games, offers and security. But…

…most of them are full of it.

What’s more is most casinos excel in some areas while dropping the ball in others. This means that some casinos will be a great fit for you, while others… not so much. The key is figuring out which is which.

And we can help you with that. Being here, on this page, is a great start. Let me explain why.

What you’ll find on this page are various types of casino top lists – listings of casinos ranked from best to worst, on things like mobile, what country you live in, the banking options you want to use, the games you want to play, and a TON more.

The Best Online Casinos for 2016

RankGambling SiteNew Player BonusReviewVisit Site
1. Bovada Casino100% up to $250Read ReviewVisit Now

Which Casinos Have the Best Online Games?

One way to compare casinos is by the games they offer. I have yet to see a game played offline that you can’t play online – excluding the random one-off games.

We’ve given each major casino game their own section on our website. So you can dig deeper to find a casino based on something specific – like 3D slots, high limit blackjack or no deposit craps.

Click the images or links to visit these dedicated pages to learn more about each game, including suggestions for online casinos, strategies and rules.

Blackjack – Your standard game of 21. The biggest differences online is you can’t count cards and you have more variations than you’ll find in any offline casino.

Slots – Play all sorts of slots online from 3 to 5-reel video, 3D and progressive machines. Learn about slots with features, bonus rounds and more.

Roulette – Play all kinds of roulette games online including American, European and French. You can also play live dealer roulette. This section will show you where.

Video Poker – Most online casinos will have at least a half dozen video poker variations, if not a dozen. We’ll show you the best video poker casinos.

Don’t see the game you want to play? Then check out this page.

Play Casino Games on Your Mobile Device

Most online casinos have mobile compatible games for your phone or tablet. But some casinos only cater to the top two operating systems – Android and iOS – while others focus heavily on certain games than others – like slots.

So if you want to play mobile casino games you’ll want to dig into one of the following sections.

  • iPad/iPhone
  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • Windows

You can also find our general mobile gambling section here.

Online Casino Gambling by Country

Do you know what the laws are in your area? What taxes you have to pay – if any – from the money you win gambling?

Does anyone?

As convenient as gambling online is, it’s massively confusing when it comes to all the legalities and regulations.

In this section of our site we do our best to make this easier to understand. Don’t get me wrong – we’re not lawyers – but we try to make things clearer so you have a better understanding of what you can and cannot do from where you live.

Choose a Casino Based on Your Preferences

There are many ways to choose a casino. You can choose a casino based on games, where you live and the devices you plan to play on.

But you can also choose a casino based preferences like these:

  • Real Money Casinos
  • Safest Online Casinos
  • Casinos with Top-Notch Software
  • Live Dealer Casinos
  • Best Deposit Bonuses, Cash Back & Other Promos
  • Legal Online Casinos

We’ll add more to this as we create them.

What Else Do You Want to Know?

There are some general sections on our website that will appeal to you no matter what games you like to play or devices you plan to play on. We recommend you check these out before you join an online casino.

Online Casino FAQ

Let’s wrap this page up with some answers to commonly asked questions about gambling at casinos online. Where appropriate we’ve linked to pages where you can learn more.

Can you play casino games for free?

You can. Most casinos let you play their games for free with no limit to how long you can play them. And some casinos – like Bovada – let you play their games from your browser without having to create an account.

Do I have to make a deposit?

Nope.

Keep in mind that without making a deposit you won’t be able to play for real money. That means you won’t be able to win real money.

Aren’t online casinos rigged?

No.

In fact, there haven’t been many cases where a casino, sportsbook or poker room scammed players by fixing their games. Especially since they have to have their games tested.

If a casino is going to scam you then chances are they’ll blatantly steal from you. But at least you know their games are fair.

Are online casinos safe?

That depends on where you play. If you join the casinos listed in one of our top-lists or our review section – then yes – you can feel good about signing up to one of those casinos.

(Keep in mind that things change all the time. While we do our best to stay on top of what’s happening online – things do happen. It’s possible a casino blindsides us and goes rogue.)

Other than those, it’s hard to say. If you do your research – read reviews, visit forums, check out scam lists, etc – then chances are good you’ll find a safe online casino.

What casinos accept US players?

There are lots of them. Instead of list them here I recommend you scroll to the top of the page. You can also visit our review page or one of our top-list pages. If you’re viewing our site from the United States you’ll only see casinos that accept US players.

Are these casinos based in the United States?

No, none of the casinos on our site are based in the United States unless stated otherwise.

What casinos give out free money?

Almost all of them do. But many casinos want you to make a deposit first. Then they’ll want you to wager so many dollars (usually thousands or tens of thousands) before you can request a cash out.

Other casinos give you cash just for signing up, but it’s usually not very much.

Can you win huge jackpots online?

You can. It varies on what casino you join, though, as some casinos have jackpots in the 5 or 6-figure range. There are a few casinos that have 7-figure jackpots, though, and there have been a few that have been paid out in the last decade.

Are these casinos legal?

There are too many variables to give a good answer. I suggest visiting our gambling by country page to learn more about the gambling laws and regulations in your region.

Can I play games like blackjack and slots for real money?

Absolutely – you can learn more about it by visiting our online blackjack and our online slots hub.

Which online casinos have the best games?

Everyone’s opinions will be different. It also depends on what games you want to play.

For US players I suggest finding a casino powered by BetSoft.

For non-US players I suggest casinos powered by BetSoft, Microgaming, Playtech or NetEnt – or a combination of them.

Can I play games like the ones I play in Las Vegas?

Yes.

In fact, many slots – like the ones built/distributed by IGT, Ballys, NetEnt, etc – are identical to the slot machines you’ll find in a Las Vegas casino (or other brick and mortar casinos).

You can also play live dealer casino games which are as close as you can get to playing games identical to those found in an offline casino.

All other games will be like the ones you play in an offline casino, only it will be animated, sort of like a video game.

How do I get started? How do I sign up?

Here are the steps I suggest you take:

  • Read our casino reviews… or…
  • Choose a casino based on preference, device or game.
  • Visit the casino.
  • Go through the sign up process. This is simple. They ask you for details like your name, email address and phone number. Then hit submit and confirm your account.
  • Make a deposit.

That’s really all there is to it.

What’s the lowest deposit minimum?

This depends on the casino and the banking option. The lowest I’ve seen is $5. Most casinos are between $5-$20. The best way to find out is to read our reviews.

 

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