So you want to find a slot casino, eh?
Let me tell you something …it’s not hard to do.
There are hundreds of casinos online. And I can’t think of one that doesn’t offer slots.
So no, finding a slots casino isn’t hard at all. But do you know what is?
Finding a legit casino. A safe casino. One you can feel good about giving your money to and gets you excited to play there.
That’s much harder. Let me tell you why.
When the wife and I go to Las Vegas we have our favorite casinos. The MGM, New York New York and Treasure Island are at the top of our lists. And the thing about brick and mortar casinos is one is different from the next.
But not online. It’s much harder to find a casino that distinguishes themselves other than offering a bigger bonus. It just doesn’t happen often. Online casinos are a commodity.
So I find it much harder to find an online casino I love playing at.
Do you feel the same way? Would you like to know how to find a killer casino for slots players?
Alright… here’s how you do it.
What You Need to Look For
Want to find a great online casino? Then let me tell you what you need to look for.
Here’s a laundry list of sorts of the things I look for when I’m researching a casino.
Ask yourself, what machines does this casino have? Do they have themes you like to play? With bonus rounds and progressive jackpots? If they don’t have what you like to play then chances are you’re not going to have a good time.
- 3D slots
- High limit
- Low limit
- Penny machines
- Bonus rounds
- Traditional or 3-reel
- Slots with features
- Mobile slots
(We have a page that explains the different types of slot machines in more detail. And a page that covers features here.)
You can also search for specific slot machines by software provider. Many providers create slot machines you can’t find anywhere else.
The top slot software companies include:
- Real Time Gaming (RTG)
- Play’n Go
(My favorites are BetSoft for US players and Microgaming for everyone else.)
Another thing to consider is the country you live in, or rather, the countries the casino accepts players from.
For example, there are plenty of options for US players. Just find any casino powered by Real Time Gaming or most casinos powered by BetSoft.
But what if you’re from the UK?
Then I wouldn’t touch a Real Time Gaming casino with a 100-foot pole. BetSoft, maybe. But most US-friendly casinos will pale in comparison to casinos powered by Microgaming, Playtech, IGT and NetEnt.
This doesn’t just mean find the largest bonus. There are several things you should consider:
- Rollover – How large is the rollover requirements? Is it something you think you can get done …and …get done before the offer expires (if it does)? Can you find better terms elsewhere?
- Bonus – Look at the match percentage. The higher the percentage the more money you get for every dollar you deposit. Then look at the bonus max.
- Comps – Do you get points for playing? What do the points get you? Money? Free cash outs? Special service?
My advice – find a bonus with a larger match percentage than max, and a casino that gives you comp points which you can later exchange for dollars. But that’s just my preference.
The casino should have mobile slots. The larger the selection, the better.
Those are the things most important to me.
But what about reputation? Scams? Customer support?
Those things ARE important to me. And I’ll cover those in the next section.
Spotting a Shoddy Casino
Here’s a cold, hard fact for you…
It’s much easier to join a crappy casino than a good one. They’re everywhere you look.
My job in this section is to show you how to spot one. Hopefully you’ll avoid them altogether, and if not, maybe I can help you cash out of one before it’s too late.
Here are some of the things you want to look out for. Casinos that…
- Don’t pay – For whatever reason they aren’t able to cash out your money. Some casinos outright steal while others become insolvent.
- Change their terms – Many casinos will go back and change their terms to support their side in an argument with a customer. The most common changes are to bonus terms, game rules and banking.
- Fix their games – Not common, but something to be aware of nonetheless.
- Provide bad support – Maybe they ignore you or speak down to you. They act like you’re a burden instead of the guy paying their bills.
- Force bonuses on you – Some casinos will force bonuses on you – with or without you knowing it – because then you have to comply with their rollover terms. They do this because they know you’re more likely to lose your money playing.
The bottom line – anything that sounds too good to be true, or like a scam, should raise red flags for you. And I recommend taking the better safe than sorry approach. You’ll thank me for it.
So, where do you find this info? Here’s where I suggest you look:
- Forums – This is my favorite because players will post their worst experiences. Look for casinos that ripped players off, didn’t pay them their money or were months late in cashing them out. But a word of caution – take posts without proof or posts complaining about rigged games with a grain of salt.
- Google Search – Do a search for ‘casino name scam’ and you’ll come up with TONS of listings. Read each one, but beware – some sites create these pages/sites just to get readers. A bait and switch. So unless they have proof or you can spot common claims across several sites, I’d be careful what you take as gospel.
- Casino Reviews – Same thing here. Be careful of how much weight you give any one review. Also be aware of any clear bias the reviewer may have since they do make money from recommending new players to casinos. But see if you can spot any common themes of casinos not paying players, forcing bonuses on them, etc.
You’ll find plenty of information between those 3 sources.
And in doing so I think you’ll find an honest and safe casino that has great games and likes to take care of their players.
They’re out there, believe me. It just might take some work on your part to find them.