How We Rate Online Casinos
We at OneSpout are highly dedicated to helping our users choose the online casinos that can give them the most exciting and enjoyable gaming experience. So here’s how we approach our rating process in order to offer you the top gambling platforms in the world – read on to find out! And since we are often asked what we base our reviews and ratings on, we decided to put together a detailed list of our 19-step process below to let you in on what takes place behind the scenes.
Security and Regulations / Steps 1-3
Obviously, our first and most important requirement for any online casino is that it is safe and secure for players to game at. But there are several things that go into this, and rest assured that we put every one of them under the microscope with each casino that we review.
Banking Methods at Online Casinos / Steps 4-6
After we’ve ascertained the casino’s credibility, we move on to the next step of our rating process which is the available banking methods. These are crucial to any respectable gaming site for a number of different reasons, not least important of which is the convenience they offer players.
Available Games / Steps 7-11
Although we take all the non-negotiables very seriously, we’re actually just as strict about the fun elements of any online casino. And that includes the game selection, of course. And here are exactly the aspects of the casino’s game library that we evaluate when we create our reviews.
Casino Bonuses & Promotions / Steps 12-14
Casino bonuses are another fun element of any casino and an additional way to enjoy the games and the whole environment in general.
Customer Support / Steps 15-17
Any casino exists thanks to the players, whom it provides its services to. And one of the ways it can uphold that high standard of services is by providing exceptional customer support. But this, like many of the other aspects mentioned above, consists of several elements – all of which are checked by our team of professionals.
Mobile Experience / Steps 18-19
Most online casinos these days strive to make their platforms accessible from all kinds of devices. And it’s no wonder, seeing as how roughly half of today’s online gambling is done on mobile devices. And different casinos go about this in different ways. Some only see to it that their sites are optimized for different screen sizes. And others go deeper and provide apps for smartphones and tablets.
Rating and Conversion Rates
When rating the many different online casinos on our site, we use something called a conversion rate to keep things realistic. This is our way of actually measuring players’ satisfaction with different casinos. And it’s calculated by taking into account the number of players who registered or even deposited at a respective gambling platform after visiting our site. This number speaks for itself when determining how “good” a given casino is and it certainly has an impact on each casino’s general rating.
OneSpout is an independent site and the results of our work are offered to users entirely free of charge, with the intention of giving players a selection of truly worthwhile platforms for them to choose from.
However, in order to be able to afford this, we do charge a certain fee from these casinos, if users of our site have chosen to sign up with them. Sometimes it’s possible for those fees to affect the position of the casino on our site. But they certainly don’t impact our reviews, and we will never list a platform that is unsafe, unfair or is for any other reason considered to be unfit for players.
Our reviews are 100% unbiased and transparent, and are entirely “as-is”. So with that in mind, we also do not make any guarantees as to the information published on this site and encourage players to also use other sources of information regarding different online casinos. Furthermore, although we do our best to keep all the information about sties and promotions updated, it is every user’s own responsibility to double check this data for themselves.
How We Rate FAQs
Are your reviews entirely unbiased?
Yes. In fact, we take pride in this and we base our reviews solely on facts, so you can be sure that our ratings and lists are completely transparent.
What do you base your casino reviews off of?
We have a total of 18 steps in our review process, and these include the assessment of various casino aspects, such as security, licensing, banking methods, software providers, customer support, etc.
Do you take promotions and bonuses into consideration when rating casinos?
Of course. We know how important bonuses are to players and they are part of what make a wholesome gaming experience. You can check out our list of the hottest current promotions here.
How do you determine a given casino’s safety?
We approach safety with the utmost responsibility and scrutiny. And when doing so, we take into account things like SSL encryption certificates, licensing and regulation.
Are any of the online casino reviews sponsored?
No, each one of our reviews is completely independent and we strive to make ours entirely honest and impartial. It’s possible for us to charge casinos certain fees for registrations and/or deposits that were made from our users, and that may slightly affect their positioning. But those fees have no impact on the reviews themselves.
How important are the casino games in the rating process?
Very. Our approach is very complex and it takes into consideration all aspects of a given site. And since players’ main objective of visiting an online casino is to play games, we recognize their significance. In fact, we’ve even listed casinos by different game types.