Our online casino reviews exist so that you, the player, always know exactly what to expect. There is a lot of hazy information out there when it comes to non-Gamstop casinos — to tackle that, we’ve built a dedicated research team to investigate every single new casino.
We’re on a mission to provide the most helpful, accurate and engaging casino reviews on the internet. No bloat, no copy-paste content, no writing by people who’ve never even wagered in an online casino. All of the casinos recommended below have been fully vetted and reviewed by our team. They are completely accessible for anyone signed up to Gamstop and are not regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.
Use the list below to skim the highlights of each casino, jump straight to registration or read our detailed reviews.
Above and beyond everything else, players are at the casino to play games. It doesn’t matter how good the bonuses are or how beautiful the platform is—if the right games aren’t available, players aren’t joining. So what do we look for?
On the developer side, we want to know how many unique providers the casino has got on board. Have they stuck with a single giant provider (like a Microgaming) or are there dozens of options? The best non-Gamstop casinos essentially have to invest in elite providers to keep up with the competition. We’ll always call out the biggest names like NetEnt, Pragmatic Play, Betsoft and Play’n GO so players get an idea of quality.
We’re also looking for quantity. For a high-performing modern online casino, 500+ games is the absolute minimum. The more games there are, the better the review. And this isn’t limited to video slots either: we would hope to see a wide range of RNG table games, live dealer suites, lottos, mini games and jackpots.
During the research for each casino, our team explores the full games lobby: testing filtering options, searching specific games, and of course loading up and playing various titles. This is particularly important for live dealer games which can’t be played for free: until they’re signed up, players have no idea how many live tables there are, what the dealers are like or what games are even available. It’s our responsibility to provide all of this data to prospective members.
Since we exclusively work with non-Gamstop casinos, players usually want to know what kind of licensing and security infrastructure exists to protect their investment, data and winnings. And so we lay it all out.
If the casino has a Curacao license we’ll highlight that and explain what it means for players. If the casino is self-regulated then we’ll investigate exactly what they’re doing in terms of protecting personal data, securing transactions, guaranteeing payouts and ensuring fairness across their games. No two casinos are the same when it comes to security and data protection, so we always do our due diligence on behalf of readers.
What does every new player want to know before joining an online casino? How much free money do I get. Well we make that a priority in our reviews, don’t worry.
In fact, our team devotes more space to promotions than any other component of online casinos. We make sure players know exactly what they’re getting for their money: bonus amount, required deposit, wagering requirements, bet limits, time constraints, game limitations and more.
And we do the same thing for all the other promotions too, not just the welcome package. If there are sports bets, cashback offers, competitions or no deposit bonuses, they’re all clearly described in every review. Since it’s not always obvious, we also make it clear whether these bonuses are good, bad, or indifferent opportunities for players.
Payouts are probably the single biggest deciding factor when choosing a new casino: if players can’t easily and reliably get money out, then we make that blatantly clear in our review. Casinos which make banking unreliable and difficult for players simply cannot get a positive review from our team.
What else are we looking for? First, a diverse range of payment methods. For most modern casinos this will include bank cards, e-wallets, and a cryptocurrency option. We expect high deposit and withdrawal limits and for cashouts to be processed within a couple of days. ID verification should be fast and there should never be fees applied to any transaction.
In every review we provide a banking “overview” to players, as well as dedicated sections for both deposits and withdrawals.
When an online casino makes its rules and requirements awkward, vague or hard to find, it’s not attractive to players. It can lead to players being “caught out” by an obscure rule or even to lose bonus cash by misinterpreting its conditions.
Casinos with the most transparency and fairest rules get huge credit from us. Bonus requirements and withdrawal rules are integral to the player experience. While having less-transparent terms isn’t inherently negative, it does weaken a casino when compared to more open competitors.
On the upside, even the casino with the least clear T&Cs can still feature safely in our reviews. Why? Because our team combs through every line of the T&Cs to highlight the key points of every casino on the reader’s behalf.
For us, customer support is every bit as important as licensing and transparency. There are a lot of moving parts in an online casino and things do occasionally break. When that happens, players need customer support to quickly jump in and provide a solution.
In our reviews we massively prioritise the casinos that offer integrated live chat. We actually go one step further and engage the support team multiple times, testing the depth of knowledge and response times across the team. If there’s no live support, we’ll test the email or phone options as well. The results of this “testing” are shared in every review so players know exactly what to expect whenever a problem crops up.