CasinoCrunch is a site based around bringing you the best casinos online.
This is not just some kind of vague claim of the kind you can see all over the internet, there is a genuinely serious point to this approach.
With the rise and rise of online gaming, long may it continue, there have unfortunately been more than a few sites, well, parasites in fact, following in the wake of the legitimate companies.
We don’t want you to fall foul of those – we’re talking frozen or stolen accounts, unclear or pointless bonuses or rigged games with no chance of winning anything – and no that’s not just altruism for the sake of it.
It’s in our interests at CasinoCrunch to avoid and warn people about these cowboys as their activities can harm us just as much as the player, to the detriment of the industry as a whole.
And that’s where our online casino reviews come in.
They’re not the sole method of safeguarding the industry and its customers, but from the latter’s perspective, you can save a whole lot of heartache simply by checking out an online casino review here before setting up an account, let alone depositing money.
Think of our list of online casinos as a one-stop-shop of reputable sites – if it’s listed with us, it’s amongst the best out there, if it’s not, it may well be the complete opposite of that.
List of best online casinos
You’ll see that our online casino list is well-stocked and will have something for everybody.
Download and no-download sites, mobile-enabled casinos, Norway-specific sites, sites with games from just the one supplier versus those using several different developers, slots-focused sites as against those with a lot of table games and other pursuits…they’re all here, the one thread which draws them together is they’ve been thoroughly investigated by us and put to the test to make sure they meet the requirements in all areas.
This would include (though not be limited to) a healthy and interesting games selection from a reputable developer like NetEnt or Microgaming, generous Welcome Bonus with no unfair or hidden strings attached, plenty of other promos like Free Spins and Free Money, first rate customer service, ideally in Norwegian, plenty of ways to contact the site and a generally attractive and easy-to-use site design.
This doesn’t mean the list is set in stone. New reviews of online casinos will be added as and when new sites which tick all the boxes appear.
Conversely, should a casino which was on the list fail to meet requirements in some or other way, rest assured it will be removed from the list.
If you want a real-life example of when this can happen, you need look no further than Unibet, which won’t be listed with us due to its risible customer service and, even worse, not only refusing to pay out winnings but even retaining customers’ own deposited money.
Only secure casinos get listed with us
There is one other, central component to an online casino’s operation which it simply must have in order to be listed at CasinoCrunch.
We already noted above that there are rogue casinos. Happily a gambling site’s trustworthiness is easily measurable before we need even give them a cent, which means we can forget about them and move on.
Of course, you can also do this yourself, but we like to take the hard work of doing the research away from you, so you can free yourself up for the more appealing activity of gaming to win.
Furthermore, we have the expertise and experience to know exactly what to look for so alarm bells might start ringing about a casino which may not for the regular punter.
One crucial consideration is which gaming authority a gambling site is licensed with. There are many of these, around the world, which casinos take advantage of by registering themselves overseas.
The internet naturally lends itself to this, but unfortunately not all the gaming authorities are equal.
The most prestigious organizations include the Maltese LGA, Alderney’s AGCC and the GBGA on Gibraltar.
These bodies have a strict code of conduct and make sure that no iffy site will sully their reputations.
This is indeed what happened with, not a casino, but a gaming developer (BetSoft) who were awarded a license by the AGCC in 2012, only to have it rescinded 2 years later due to them not fulfilling all the obligations of a trustworthy site adequately.
Our casino reviews also take a look at the encryption software used by the site – 128Bit SSL certificates are the norm, which is a technical way of saying there’s no chance of your details getting hacked or your money stolen.
A casino should also ideally be accredited by an independent watchdog body like eCogra, which takes an in depth look at things like protection of Juveniles (from gaming), fairly-rated games, help for problem gaming and prompt and fair payment of winnings.
Finally, to be secure a casino needs to have a wide selection of the best secure payment methods, both traditional means such as bank transfer or credit/debit card, and the up-to-date eWallets like Neteller and Skrill, virtual credit cards, and pre-paid cards like Paysafecard and Ukash, which other players prefer since they’re quick and easy to use.
The Reviews Should Also Make Good Reading!
Finally, whilst a casino which didn’t meet the above requirements as a bare minimum (optional extras like loyalty programs, use of social media to communicate with players, frequent and varied bonuses and promos and ‘offline’ perks like competitions or affiliated walk-in casinos and other entertainment centres) would certainly not make the list, it is in no way intended to be a dry resume of all the positive aspects of any online gambling site.
We also hope, indeed it is our intention, that our reviews are entertaining and interesting to read as well as being informative – and make no mistake that can’t be said of all the online gaming info out there – so read on and find out more about the wonderful world of online casinos!