How We Review and Rank Online Casinos

This is the most accurate and detailed rating system in the industry – hands down.

We rate casinos by

  • software
  • licensing jurisdiction
  • reverse time
  • payout time
  • withdrawal limits
  • weekend payouts

…and a whole lot more.

No one else in the online gambling industry is doing this.

Players get a fair deal at Casinomeister.

Here, we’re going to walk you through a number of the factors we look at in more depth so you know we’re the real deal regarding writing fair, honest and impartial online casino reviews.

Reputation and Trustworthiness

Before we start to write any casino review, we begin with looking at the overall trustworthiness and reputation of the site in question.

For example, we take a close look at where the site is licensed; do they, for example, hold an online gambling license from a respected regulator like the UKGC or the MGA, or are they operating under a less-respected Curacao license.

We also look at the casino owners; do they own and operate any other online casino brands? If so, what kind of reputation have they built up around that site, and what are the players saying?

We also look at our experiences here at Casinomeister with the casino. For example, have they generated many complaints, or have our members reported positive experiences with them?

While no casino can enter our ‘Accredited’ section on reputation alone, it’s one of the first metrics we look at to begin building a picture of how the site functions – and you can rest assured that all of our casino reviews take this into account.

Casino Games Selection

Today, most online casinos work hard to offer players games from as many software providers as possible – but we still hear from new customers who join a site, only to find the range of selected games is less than they’d anticipated.

That’s one of the reasons why another core metric we look at when reviewing an online casino is the range of casino games on offer, and this includes everything from classic casino table games to video slots, video poker, instant win games and more.

Thankfully, most casino sites are actively offering casino games from a large number of software providers – so (generally speaking) gone are the days where you’ll find NetEnt and Microgaming titles on offer.

Still, when it comes to the game variety, we like to follow the ‘more is better’ mantra – and this is why we always look at the variety of games on offer at casino sites when writing our reviews and ranking platforms.

Bonuses and Promotions

A deposit bonus is one of the key things new customers look for when joining a new site – and bonuses and promotions, in general, are incredibly important for attracting new players.

Thankfully, all of the best online casinos offer a generous welcome bonus offer – but that doesn’t mean we don’t look even deeper and study the actual terms and conditions associated with the said offer.

For example, if we see casino sites offering a generous real money first deposit bonus and find that it carries 35X wagering requirements – that’s a decent bonus, and new players actually stand a chance of converting the bonus cash into real money.

If, however, we see a site offering deposit bonuses with wagering requirements of 50X – well, that’s a lot harder for new players to achieve. While these types of deposit bonuses may look attractive on paper, in reality, new customers will often find themselves unable to convert these bonuses into real money.

We also look at some of the more nitty-gritty terms and conditions; for example, if you claim a deposit bonus, you’ll usually find the bonus must be used within a certain period of time; most casinos state that the wagering requirements must be completed and bonus funds must be used within 30 days – but some try to get a bit sneaky and state their casino bonuses should be used within as little as 24 hours.