Coming Soon: Reviews & Guides On Land-Based Casinos In Canada
Want to play instantly, without travel? Online is your best bet. Want to feel the social buzz, and rub shoulders with other casino fans? Throw fine dining, world-class entertainment and sumptuous accommodation into the deal, and nothing beats the full experience of a top Canadian casino resort.
Fortunately, we are spoiled for choice. The landscape of land-based casinos in Canada is diverse and extensive. As we know, each province and territory in Canada has its own regulatory bodies overseeing the operation of all casinos. There are also numerous Indigenous-run casinos across the country. Located on Indigenous lands, these casinos often showcase local culture and provide unique gaming experiences.
The result is that most Canadian provinces have multiple land-based casinos, both large and small, catering to local residents and visitors. However, certain cities have become renowned casino destinations in the Great White North. Niagara Falls, Ontario, is home to several large casinos that attract tourists from around the world (but don’t let this put you off!). Other popular casino destinations include Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia, and Montreal and Quebec City in Quebec.
So, with so many options available, how do you choose? Coming soon, we’ll have in-depth reviews and guides on finding the best casino to suit your needs, from massive casino resorts to the smaller, more intimate venues you may not have considered.
How We Review Casino Sites
Step 1 - Screening & KYC Procedures
In an industry where rogue sites can look as attractive as the legit ones, it can be hard to know who to trust... and this is why licensing is so important. Online casino regulatory authorities only grant licences once the casino companies have proved that they conform to regulations. If they don’t have licenses, we won’t work with them, period. But our screening goes deeper than that. We go through strict KYC procedures with all our partners (something our competitors don’t do). We check their reputation, licenses, bonus terms, verify their registered address, check the software they use - everything. Every site we list is legit.
Step 2 - Bonuses & Promotions
As we may have mentioned before, if you’re not getting a bonus when you sign up at an online casino site, then cast your net wider. Bonuses have become the norm for top sites to try and get your attention, so expect to get the welcome mat rolled out for you. This could take the form of deposit match bonuses, free spins, no-deposit bonuses, or any combination of the three. And new players shouldn’t get all the treats either. If a casino doesn’t run promotions for their players past the welcome bonus, then why would you stay? Move on to another site that would treat you better. Life is too short to waste bonus opportunities, eh?
Step 3 - Casino Games & Software
Ever ordered a double double, taken a sip, and spluttered out sugarless, bitter coffee? That’s what it’s like to join a casino and realize the games aren’t as sweet as you expected. Don’t worry, we’ve got you. We check every casino that we list and rate them on the quality of their games, the variety they offer, the sheer quantity, and the depth of their software providers list.
Step 4 - Banking & Payments
Casinos may bring their a-game when it comes to game selection, but if you can’t get your money in and out of your account safely, quickly and without losing your personal info to sharks on the dark web, then you won’t find them on our site. We sign up for each casino we review, and check the payment options, the security of the transactions, and the casino’s processing speed. We note the payment limits, timeframes, and pain points, and tell you all the details so there are no surprises.
Step 5 - Competitor Analysis
Once we have performed our thorough analysis, we can pit the online casinos against each other – gladiator style! OK, not really, but once we’ve gathered all the data on each casino, we compare them to others to get an accurate assessment. Our constantly updating algorithms then compile rankings, and allow us to find the “best in class” for each of the categories we present to you. This means that if you’re looking for the best casinos by payment provider, or by game type, or by bonus offers, you know that there is data behind our lists. The only place for random results is in casino games, not casino rankings.
Step 6 - Behind the Scenes and Customer Care
Our review team will also delve into the company that owns the casino, just to make sure there’s no shady business going on. We look for customer complaints and security breaches, trawl through online forums and social media comments to keep our finger on the pulse. We also chat to the customer care teams to check the level of efficiency, friendliness and the time it takes to resolve a query.