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About BestOnlineCasinos.ca

Welcome to BestOnlineCasinos.ca, your dedicated online casino comparison resource. If you’re looking for your ideal gambling site, you’re in the right place. We’re dedicated to making it as easy as possible for you to read up on the best casinos around, how the industry works, and find your best fit in December 2022. We continuously update the site to ensure our rankings and details reflect the latest information available, whether that’s in terms of a casino’s features, shifts in legislation, or enhanced guidance on responsible gambling practices. As Canada’s online gambling industry continues to open and grow, you can be confident that we’ve got our fingers on the pulse when it comes to recent changes to the industry and how it operates.

Our Approach

User-Focused Casino Comparison
BestOnlineCasinos.ca is, at its core, a casino comparison site. Everything we write is focused on making it easy for you to find the best online casino for you, no matter your tastes and preferences. Whether you’re looking for the best casinos that accept Interac, the biggest collection of slots, the most authentic live casino experience, or a casino that offers fast payouts, we’ve got you covered.
Regular Updates
Our rankings are regularly updated to ensure the best casinos are highlighted and easy to find, and we also make sure our reviews are up to date when it comes to each casino’s latest features. We deliver detailed pages for every major gambling factor, making it easy to navigate to the sites that fit your interests best.
User Safety and Responsible Gambling
We're committed to promoting responsible gambling, and this includes raising awareness of the risks, warning signs, and help available through our content. Everything we write is also vetted thoroughly to ensure our guides, rankings, how-tos, and everything between are written sensibly and respectfully for our users. We never want to encourage people to gamble more than they can afford, inflate our users' expectations for winnings, or suggest that gambling is a way to make money. Gambling is a great form of entertainment, but it's important to be reasonable and realistic about the danger it can pose when approached irresponsibly.

How We Review Gambling Sites

As gamblers ourselves, we know there are a multitude of factors players consider when selecting an online casino. How each individual ranks these factors in terms of importance is up to them, but we lay out all the information required to make an informed decision based on their own set of gambling preferences. Here are the areas we assess when reviewing, ranking, and recommending Canada’s best online casinos.

  • To start with, every single site listed on BestOnlineCasinos.ca holds a gambling licence, and this is the first thing we look into in our reviewing process. For years, Canadian gambling licences have only been issued to state-run sites such as Alberta Play, but new legislation is starting to allow independent Canadian casino operators to practice gambling. Canadians have been permitted to legally gamble online through approved third-party operators based overseas, but the industry is now being opened up to privately operated Canadian sites.
    All of these sites must, of course, hold an appropriate licence. These licences ensure a degree of player protection when gambling online, including the encryption of personal data, insurances in the case of insolvency, and a commitment to hosting regulated games. If a site is found to be in breach of the associated licensing standards, it risks severe penalties and the possibility of having its licence revoked. In the rare instance where this happens, any site brought into disrepute will be immediately removed from our list of casino recommendations. As far as we’re concerned, ethical and responsible reviews start and finish at licensing.
  • Players at gambling sites are first and foremost looking to be entertained, so we’ll take a detailed look at the breadth of each site’s games library. Not only are we looking for as much variety of casino game genres as possible, but also depth within these genres, such as a decent choice of roulette variants. As standard, we want to see a large collection of slots, a host of table game options, and a decent live casino presence.
  • In this section of our review, we want to see both the industry’s biggest names ‒ such as Microgaming, NetEnt, and Evolution ‒ as well as representation of the industry’s brightest young stars. The sheer volume of gaming developers has created so much choice for casinos and their players, and we like to see as much of this rich ecosystem as possible represented at our recommended sites. This not only ensures that our users are entertained, but also that there’s plenty of variety in terms of style, aesthetics, and game mechanics to suit all tastes.
  • Many online casino players are swayed by the quality of a site’s bonuses, so it’s no surprise that this makes up a fundamental part of our reviewing process. But determining the true value of a bonus involves more than simply comparing what’s on offer, and looking in depth at all of the associated terms and conditions. For example, a welcome bonus might appear to be generous, but the wagering requirements show that converting it into withdrawable cash is nigh on impossible. We therefore take a detailed look at all the small print, as well as the frequency and accessibility of bonuses beyond the welcome offer, which may include features like loyalty points and VIP structures.
  • Aesthetics might only be superficial, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate a well-designed site. Besides, intuitive sites contribute significantly to a player’s overall experience of an online casino, making it easy to navigate and find precisely what they’re looking for.
  • Online casinos with functioning mobile websites are now a minimum requirement in our reviews. Mobile optimisation means sites should be able to perform equally as well on smartphones and tablets as they do on desktop, adapting to smaller sized screens and offering pinpoint touchscreen controls. The highest performing casino sites in this category will also offer their members dedicated native apps available to download for free, though the absence of this isn’t a deal-breaker in our books. These apps offer players the most personalized gaming experiences, and through the push notifications, the best opportunity to capitalize on all of the site’s bonus offers.
  • New banking technology has been revolutionary in the iGaming industry, and there is now a long list of payment methods available at the best Canadian online casinos. Included in this list are standard bank card payments, e-Wallet services such as Skrill and Neteller, prepaid cards, bank transfer systems, and pay by phone bill options. The longer the payment method menu, the greater choice and convenience offered to the customer, so we favour sites that offer as many as possible. Not only this, but more recent banking options are better placed to offer players faster withdrawal times, a huge boon for any online casino player.
  • Occasionally, casino players will need to rely on the customer support facilities of their site. According to our reviews, decent customer support includes the use of multiple communication channels throughout the day, including phone and email support, live chat boxes, and social media use. The outstanding Canadian casinos in this area will deploy some of these customer support services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • With so much competition out there, it’s not always easy for an online casino to stand out from the crowd. Any efforts made to offer a truly unique service ‒ perhaps an innovative loyalty points program, or a particularly appealing recurring promo ‒ will be picked up in our review, and we’ll make it known why this special feature is worth your time.

Why You Can Trust Us

As a wholly independent gambling affiliate, we have produced hundreds of thousands of words to direct users around the world towards the best online casinos for them. Along with being seasoned gamblers ourselves, we’re hawks for the latest changes in legislation and regulations, and we’re passionate about promoting gambling responsibly. Not only do we ensure that we discuss gambling in realistic terms, but we also make sure our users have access to tips and best practice for online gambling. It’s a pastime with inherent risks, and we make sure our users know what those risks are, along with the warning signs of problematic gambling habits and details around who can offer help.
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Every reviewed and ranked site you find on BestOnlineCasinos.ca is licensed and regulated, whether that’s by your provincial government or within the jurisdiction of another territory, such as the UK Gambling Commission or Malta Gaming Authority. If a site ever loses its licence, it’s removed from BestOnlineCasinos.ca with immediate effect. Licensing ensures that the games you play are fair, that your transactions and personal details are encrypted, and that the gambling site in question is held to stringent ethical standards. Without a licence, none of these factors are guaranteed, and it is very important that you don’t play at an unlicensed site.

Independent and Unbiased
Unlike some other gambling comparison sites, we are 100% independent. This means we aren’t bound by any biased recommendations, and are able to produce user-focused reviews that are trustworthy, honest and accurate. While we do have commercial relationships with the casino sites we promote, these relationships have no influence whatsoever on the content we produce. In short, we’ll give you the facts and always will.
Bursting with Knowledge and Expertise
We are a highly experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable team, with decades of combined experience working in all facets of the gambling and marketing industries. Anything published on BestOnlineCasinos.ca is the product of this collective experience, reflecting the nuances of responsible gambling practices and of individual gambling preferences.
We Only Feature Licensed Sites
Without a valid licence from a reputable regulatory body, a site won’t be listed on BestOnlineCasinos.ca. All of our casino recommendations are therefore held to industry standards of security, fairness, and trust –– breaching any of the requirements of a gambling licence will incur significant penalties, including the potential revocation of the licence. While licences in and of themselves don’t guarantee a perfect gambling experience, they make it infinitely safer to play at than any unlicensed alternatives.

"We are passionate about making casino discovery easy, enjoyable, and successful for our users. Built on a foundation of honesty and integrity, we are 100% committed to offering a service that's worthy of your trust and time. We're very proud of the number of happy customers we've served over the years, and we're excited to deliver our expertise to Canadian users looking for their next best online casino."

— Jack Lodge
CEO

How We Generate Revenue

BestOnlineCasinos.ca does not feature any ads or fees –– the service is completely free to use. With that in mind, you might be wondering how we keep the lights on.

Essentially, we have commercial relationships with online casinos listed on-site which mean we get a commission each time a user clicks through to sign up to a new gambling site. While this may influence the order in which sites appear on our rankings, it does not impact their inclusion in those rankings and has no effect on the reviews process

Ultimately, we believe that we only need to present the facts with honesty and integrity to help guide you to a site you’ll love and, by extension, get a small cut from the site you sign up to. We never seek to mislead our users about a site’s quality, we’re up-front with a site’s benefits and shortcomings regardless of our relationship with its owners, and our goal is first and foremost to grow our ranks of happy customers.

Meet the Team

We’re a small and close-knit team of marketers, tech specialists, and writers based in London, UK. Our collective decades of experience in the gambling industry and passion for delivering great user experiences drive everything we do on-site, and we’re always on the hunt for ways to improve our service. Our in-house writers have produced hundreds of thousands of words related to the gambling industry, and we’ve been featured in such industry publications as iGamingFuture and 888’s industry blog.

Marcus Lawrence
Head of Content
marcus@bestonlinecasinos.ca
Marcus is Head of Content at BestOnlineCasinos.ca, responsible for coordinating content production, editing, and delivery to the site. Marcus is passionate about responsible gambling and works hard to ensure the site's content reflects our commitment to raising awareness of the risks and warning signs of problem gambling, as well as the organisations that can offer support. Outside work, Marcus is a lifelong supporter of West Ham United, a mediocre chess player, and a dedicated music enthusiast.
Daniel Bennett
Daniel Bennett
Editor
daniel@bestonlinecasinos.ca
Daniel is also a Content Editor for BestOnlineCasinos.ca, with a wealth of expertise in the online gambling space and industry affiliation. He's a keen NBA fan and bettor, as well as being a follower of Liverpool FC and a photographer in his spare time.

Meet our Contributors

As well as our dedicated team of in-house writers, our team is supported by an excellent line-up of freelance contributors who share our passion for gambling excellence. From casino reviews to the latest news from the industry, their work is always of the highest quality and forms an integral part of our site’s success.

Our Story

BestOnlineCasinos.ca is owned and operated by Seven Star Digital, which was founded in 2016 alongside the launch of TopRatedCasinos.co.uk. Since then, we have launched a number of brands in markets around the world, all dedicated to helping our users find the best gambling site for them. Despite our relative youth in the iGaming space, we’ve become a prominent and leading figure in the UK, and our reach in other territories is growing all the time. With our launch of BestOnlineCasinos.ca in 2021, we’re excited to bring our expertise and passion to the Canadian market.

We launched TopRatedCasinos.co.uk to help users cut through the noise and find the best online casinos through a site they could trust
We decided to launch TopRatedCasinos.ie as a sister site to TRC UK that's wholly focused on Irish users
TopRatedBetting.com was launched a companion site to TRC that's entirely focused on sports betting
Our team underwent training with UK charity Gamcare to solidify our understanding of responsible gambling promotion
BestOnlineCasinos.ca was launched to cater to the growing online gambling market in Canada, and we've brought all of our expertise in great online casino comparison with us
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Responsible Gambling

BestOnlineCasinos.ca is completely committed to promoting both gambling and gambling practices in the most responsible ways possible. We regularly review all of our content to ensure nothing we’ve published is suggestive or pushy beyond what can be reasonably expected of promotional material, and we are dedicated to ensuring our users have the knowledge and tools they need to gamble safely. We endeavour to highlight the risk factors and warning signs of problem gambling, ensure prominent inclusion of the institutions best-placed to provide help and support for problem gamblers, and review our content regularly to make sure we’ve presented the facts responsibly and without overpromoting your chances of success. Gambling is about chance, and we work hard to ensure that’s clear throughout our guides and reviews.

Contact Us

If you’re interested to learn more about the site, get involved with what we do, or offer pointers on ways we can improve our service, we’d love to hear from you. You can reach us through the details featured on our contact us page, and we’ll do our best to get back to you as quickly as we can.

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