World Casino Directory

About Online casinos

Welcome to our online casino directory and supersite - a database of casinos and gaming sites with information ranked and rated by users like you. When you want to gamble, you will find a selection of world-class establishments that you trust and feel good about waiting for you. Spend your time selecting a casino based on the fun things about online gambling, like the games and bonuses

Please use the resources here to get informed before making your first deposit. Try some of the free casino games to get a feel for the different types of online casino software. Or check out our casino bonus pages to make sure you do not get tricked, yes there are bad bonuses out there. But the moment you decide where to play, you'll be only seconds away from funding your account at a trustworthy casino.

If you have been playing online for some time and are looking for something new, check out the new online casino's page here as we are always up to speed on the latest brands being launched.

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Are Online Casinos Safe?

All of the casinos listed on our pages have been thoroughly vetted and reviewed, and all are safe to play at. We point out any pitfalls or things to be aware of because very few sites are a perfect fit for every player. Most of the casinos listed are licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission in the United Kingdom, the Maltese Gaming Authority, or licensed by the government of Curacao through a Master License holder. When only a data processing license is held, or no license information is given, we bring that to your attention and assess the company's history of fair play and timely payouts among other things. 

The random number generator (RNG) of all games and platforms are tested and certified by one or more global testing labs which have no interest in the outcomes. Live dealer casinos are also certified for fairness. In the rare cases where we discover that any provider is operating outside of these norms, we name and shame them through investigative reporting throughout our ever-expanding news network. We've done the homework for you on every casino listed here and we encourage our readers to spend a little time reading the reviews before jumping in. 

The first and last two sections of most reviews will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. Most of the balance consists of detailed software and games information and bonuses offered, as well as banking and customer service information.

Which Game Do You Prefer the Most?

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Video Poker

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Live Dealer Games

In the rapid world of online technology emerges a new gaming platform with live dealer casinos, rivaling land-based properties. Faster internet speeds and sophistication of personal computers and laptops have accomplished advanced capabilities that stream games in real-time. Over the last two decades, it has increasingly become a crowd-pleaser for table game players. Casino operators caught on quickly to the steady increase of participation which led to adding real dealer games to their venues and is today a typical feature.

Live streaming takes place in a studio or at a land based property. They are most prevalent in Europe and Asia including Spain, Ireland, Malta, UK and the Isle of man. For the Asian market, there are restrictions on remote gambling.However, Europe accepts players from this region.

Leading software developer Playtech has headquarters in the Philippines and is one of the large suppliers of live casinos while in Canada Microgaming is the only available provider.

Standard game options include: Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Casino Hold’em, Texas Hold’em, Sic Bo

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Rogue Casinos

It is a real shame we have this page, but people have continued to be .... "people" .... and while rogue casinos are the minority, some unscrupulous operators exist in the online gaming industry - just like there is scum in nearly every other industry - spoiling things for the rest of us.

World Casino Directory has resisted the creation of this page but it is necessary. If a program or casino will not pay their marketing fees, we cannot safely assume that they will pay their players. While this may not be the case, we advise extreme caution playing at any of the following casinos.

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Frequently asked questions

All of your personal and financial information is protected at all times. When you enter your details they are sent over the internet through an encrypted secure socket layer (SSL). The security level is the same as your online banking system uses. Once your account is created the information is secured behind firewalls with physical security protecting the servers. If the operator is licensed and regulated by the UKGC, additional data protection measures and protocol are followed. There have been cases of unscrupulous operators selling their customer email databases in the past but our vetting process assures players that operators like that do not appear on our pages.

The results of all online slots, video poker, and other games are determined by a computer program known as a random number generator (RNG). These programs are tested and certified by independent third-party auditors and undergo periodic testing and review. The results are true odds in all cases. A single hand video poker game is dealt from a virtual deck of 52 cards and so is single deck blackjack. The return to player percentage (RTP) is set in stone and very easy to confirm. Slots and some other games offer another element known as volatility and the RTP varies from game to game and sometimes even the same slot from casino to casino. It may take tens of millions of iterations for a highly volatile slots game to reach its theoretical RTP but the testing labs confirm through simulations and actual samples of the RNG that the games are fair.

All online casinos are regulated by the authority in their specific region to one degree or another. The most robust regulators are the Gambling Commission in the UK (UKGC) and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). While the UKGC goes so far as to control how casinos and even bonuses can be advertised, the MGA does not intrude to that degree for players in the broader European Union. For casinos that hold only a Curacao sub-license, players need to rely on the venue's reputation, which we report in detail after extensive research and sometimes, consultation with players. Caribbean casinos have no viable dispute resolution services so players need to consult forums such as LCB which has over 400 casino representatives on board through the Direct Casino Support section. The lowest form of regulation is a data processing license from the Costa Rican government. In these cases, we point out that the operation is not regulated in any accepted sense of the word and we examine the property's reputation in detail.

There are still some casinos, such as the legacy Microgaming sites, and almost all Realtime Gaming properties, that offer a download option. Most lobbies and games are now delivered in HTML5, with instant play Flash technology being slowly phased out. All online casinos can now be opened in any web browser on any device. Some sportsbooks offer mobile apps, and most poker sites require a download but many more are now available in the universal and future-proof HTML5 browser format.

New properties from trusted operators open weekly and sometimes daily. Each site offers its own flavor from the game selection to bonuses and promotions, to banking methods and timeliness of payouts. In nearly two decades of playing at and reviewing online casinos, we have yet to find one that is the perfect match for everyone everywhere. There is a strict vetting process that takes place before reviews are assigned, and experienced reviewers have unrestricted leeway in their critical analysis of each property. Details from ownership and associations to any existing pitfalls are examined along with game selection, bonus policies, banking, customer service, and reputation among players. If they use tricky terms, have bad video poker pay tables, or are sometimes slow to pay, we let you know.

When the industry was just getting started, each online casino operated on a specific platform and offered games from a single supplier, such as Microgaming, Playtech, or RTG. While you can still find those kinds of properties, most online casinos today operate on what is known as an integration platform. These "new age" delivery systems allow operators to integrate games from any number of aggregators or individual suppliers through an application programming interface or API. Now, players have access to dozens of different game developers at a single casino. Openbet was one of the first pioneers in gaming bundles through their remote gaming server (RGS) but the big change happened when Microgaming launched Quickfire in 2010.

While everyone gambles for pleasure and excitement, your personality will probably determine which games you will most like to play. If you are a steady analytical type blackjack or video poker might be best for you. You'll be able to learn and perfect strategies to reduce the house edge (built-in statistical advantage) to its lowest possible point and enjoy long gaming sessions on a single deposit. However, not accounting for the rare Royal Flush (probability 0.000025 for 9/6 JoB) you'll never find the thrill of a jackpot when playing non-progressive card games. Slots, on the other hand, come in a variety of standard deviations and volatility levels, not to mention the various theoretical return to player percentages. If you are more of a thrill seeker, slots are probably the game of choice for you.

There are several different kinds of progressive jackpots. In essence, they have a prize pool that is won sort of like winning the lottery. With slots, you will find local progressives, such as RTG Real Series random jackpot games where a single spin at any wager can award the top prize for that game. There are also network progressives. These games take a very small percentage of each wagered spin on the particular game at every casino in the world and add it to the progressive seed, or starting jackpot. These jackpots can grow very quickly. The fasted growing jackpots are found on pooled network progressives. These work the same as other system-wide jackpot games, but more than one game can contribute to the jackpot pool. Mega Moolah and Mega Moolah Isis are one example of this. NetEnt also offers pooled games. Progressive card games like Caribbean Stud poker use another method. Players can place a side bet (usually $1) in hopes of getting a rated hand. A Royal Flush will usually award the entire progressive jackpot while lesser hands such as Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, etc., will award a smaller portion of the pot.

Due to the house edge, the built-in statistical advantage of every game in the casino, the house does always win in the long run by taking in more money than it pays out. But individual players always stand a chance to win and quit while they are ahead. Some games like video poker and blackjack require skill to reduce the house edge to its lowest possible point. Other games, such as roulette and slots only require proper bankroll management and luck. Roulette offers players a chance to change or spread out their risk on every bet, but the green zero or zeros are always there. While the risk and reward ratio changes when you move from even money bets like odd/even, red/black to columns or even individual numbers, the odds stay the same except for one or two crazy bets like the five-number bet (0, 00, 1, 2 and 3) which increases the house edge from 5.26% to 7.89%. Playing on a single zero table will automatically reduce the house edge to 2.7% and a French roulette game with la partage or en prison lowers the house edge to 1.35% on even money bets.

There are thousands upon thousands of online casinos and they all compete for your business. Almost every one of them will offer a welcome bonus or even a multi-stage welcome package as well as ongoing incentives. Each offer needs to be analyzed for game weightings, game restrictions, and wagering requirements as well as maximum conversion or cash out value. Almost none of the bonuses make sense from a mathematical perspective. That said, taking a bonus will extend your play time and with a little luck, you can beat the odds. taking a 100% match can double your chances of winning a jackpot on slots.

If you are currently living in another country, you must able to provide personal credentials as proof such as:

Valid ID, Proof of residency & Acceptable bank account for that region.

If you are visiting overseas or any country where online gambling is legalized, and you are from the US it would not be possible. The reason for this is your personal information would validate residing in the US.

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