Canadian gamblers have a wide range of choices when it comes to online gambling. From slots to black jack, roulette and poker, you get the opportunity to have some fun, make new friends and maybe even win some cash. Before you just jump on the bandwagon and make an account at the first online casino you see, here are a few tips to choosing the best online casinos in Canada.
There are thousands of online casinos available to Canadian players, but the best ones let you play in Canadian Dollars, have banking options that are Canadian and have French and English speaking customer service representatives. Most of the sites run the same games and usually on the same software, so picking one that caters specifically to Canadians is the best option.
Yes, you can trust online casinos, but it takes a little due diligence. Research the site carefully and make sure you look for ones that are licensed and regulated by international gaming authorities for play in Canada. Look for ones that have been independently audited by industry experts like eCOGRA who display their findings on the casino website. Use comparison sites to “shop” around and when you find one that you’re interested in, make sure they post their payout percentages. If you do not see any of these on the site, move on. Another way to test out the site is to play a few free games. This will help you learn the rules and see how the casino operates.
Most online casinos draw in new players using welcome bonuses. Read the terms and conditions the casino has listed on their site so you understand how the welcome bonus is paid out. Usually the casino will release the bonus money in increments. Look for online casinos that offer you progressive jackpots. They give you a better chance of getting some money put back in your pocket. Make sure your playing on a site that doesn’t favor the house. Take the time to learn what games and types of bets will give you the best odds.
A reliable online casino will offer you a variety of safe and secure banking options. Canadians should look for ones that offer the made-in-Canada option “Use My Bank” as it was designed specifically to be able to handle Canadian money and have encryption standards based on the laws in Canada. You can also play at sites that offer eChecks, Wire Transfers, Visa and MasterCard. Always read the site’s privacy and security policy. If the only way you can fund your account is by mailing a check or using Western Union, steer clear.