How to Find the Best Online Casino in Canada

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BetMGM Jun 29, 2022, 1:01 PM

2022 has been a big year for online casinos in Canada. While many Canadians have had the freedom to play online casino games at offshore casinos, many have not had access to online casinos in Canada until recently.

Residents of British Columbia and Manitoba have had access to online games since 2004, but Ontario residents had to wait until April 2022 for the launch of a regulated online gambling market.

Now, many Canadians have the option of playing online games at licensed casinos offshore or within the provinces and territories where there are legal Canadian online casinos. No matter where you decide to play online games, it’s always important that you find the best casino for your needs.

Here’s how to find the best online casino in Canada.

Ensure the casino is licensed and regulated

No matter whether you want to play online casino slots or table games, the first thing you should always do when looking for an online casino is ensure that the casino is fully licensed and regulated. Remember, it is illegal in Canada to play at an online casino for real money if it is not fully licensed. 

You can check if a casino is licensed by looking at the footer at the bottom of the home page screen, which will show what licensing and regulations the casino has. If there is nothing there to indicate that the casino is above board, then it’s best to exit the site and look for another one.

Check out reviews online

It’s always a good idea to get other players’ points of view on a casino. This will show you whether anyone has had payment issues, safety problems or other issues at the casino and that it should be avoided.

All you have to do here is a simple Google search for that particular online casino and you’ll be able to read reviews online.

Have a look at the banking options

When you sign up to any online casino, you’ll have to put in your card details and make a deposit before you can play. Understandably this can be nerve-wracking and you certainly don’t want to give away your details to a casino that you can’t trust. One of the best ways to ensure that they have secure payment systems is simply to check the options that they have on their site.

Companies like PayPal and payment options like VISA, Mastercard and other renowned payment service providers have stringent safety policies and will only work with companies that they know are trustworthy with their clients’ money.

Test the customer service team

Sometimes things go wrong when you’re playing online and it’s important that there’s a person you can talk to about your situation. Whether it’s something as small as not being able to access their live casino online or it’s a more serious payment issue, you want to have someone who can handle your queries and sort them out for you.

You can test the customer service by simply calling their number if they have one online, using the live chat feature or dropping them an email. If they don’t get back to you within an appropriate time frame, then it’s best to find another casino.

Keep an eye out for bonuses and rewards

While it doesn’t mean that a casino isn’t safe if they aren’t offering rewards and bonuses, it’s simply something that shows that they value their customers. You should always keep an eye out for casinos that offer welcome bonuses and special offers that will help your bankroll go further when you play.

Look for your favorite games

Of course, there’s no point in signing up for a casino that specializes in online slots when you’re looking for casino table games or live dealer casinos. It’s important to check out the casino first to ensure that they have your favorite games available. You might even be able to try out free demos on some of the games that you haven’t tried before. 

The best casinos in Canada will have a vast array of casino games for you to choose from and you should be able to find your favorite type of game, as well as plenty of new ones that are just waiting to be discovered.

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