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How Rates Online Casinos

By: Joan Peppin, Wednesday January 28th 2009
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In due course online line players must learn how to evaluate online casinos. However in the beginning they will have to depend on the due diligence carried out by experts. One such expert is CasinoAdvisor. CasinoAdvisor is fast becoming the most trusted source of information on online gambling. Players can get news, advice, articles and reviews all at one stop at CasinoAdvisor. Where CasinoAdvisor scores are that its reviews of online casinos are done in an objective fashion following a clearly decided set of criteria. This ensures that the ratings given to the online casinos reviewed are truly comparable. In order for players to appreciate and believe in CasinoAdvisor's ratings, they should understand the process that CasinoAdvisor follows. Players should bear in mind that the ratings are not based on what the online casinos state at their web sites but on actual gaming interactions carried out by CasinoAdvisor. The salient features of the process are listed below.

The most important issue is payments and CasinoAdvisor considers both deposits and withdrawals. Most online players prefer to use credit or debit cards to fund online casino accounts. CasinoAdvisor evaluates how smoothly deposits take place using these options. Very few transaction rejections raise the rating of the online casino. Even more important than this is the promptness with which the online casino honors withdrawal requests. The online casino holds the player's funds in trust and delays or defaults in withdrawal are just not acceptable.

CasinoAdvisor believes that a good online casino will associate with reputed partners and therefore takes into account the reputation of the partners while rating the casino. At the top of the list of partners is the software provider. If the software provider is one from Microgaming, Cryptologic, Playtech, Real Time Gaming, Wizard Gaming or Vegas Technology then the online casino gets a higher rating. Another partner is the licensor. The licensor gives permission to the casino to operate after it assesses the casinos promoters, financial worth, managerial system and software. Licensors from some jurisdictions are very thorough in their review and online casinos licensed and regulated in these jurisdictions score highly. The preferred gaming jurisdictions are Antigua, Curacao, Malta, Gibraltar, Alderney and Kahnawake.

CasinoAdvisor considers customer support as a vital function because it is the communications link between the players and the online casino. The factors that CasinoAdvisor considers are the number of communication channels offered, whether the support is available 24/7 and whether the response is courteous, quick and efficient. CasinoAdvisor rates customer support on the basis of its own experience in dealing with them.

Finally CasinoAdvisor looks for red flag indicators and does not list online casinos that exhibit such indicators. Such casinos are rogue casinos and CasinoAdvisor would not want players to patronize them. Many of the red flags are in the form of vital information that the online casino should provide but does not. This includes the name and complete address of the owner, the name of the agency that independently tests the gaming operations for fairness, the reports given by such agency, whether the casino provides safeguards against problem gambling, whether the security systems have been independently tested and certified and whether the casino has appointed an independent agency for dispute resolution.

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Comment by: Karl Benton On: October 16, 2009
The casinos that are featured here on Casino Advisor are all great online casino and many of which I play at myself so I can vouch for them in saying that the casinos they've selected to represent here on the site are good sites that are worthy of playing at.
Comment by: Ponto Rio On: October 10, 2009
The rating system here is proper and I agree with most of the selections that they've made here on the site as I too play at many of these casinos that are featured on the site so I can vouch for them...
Comment by: Steve Brando On: September 07, 2009
I think that all good rating systems really start with integrity which I fully beleive is something that those who are involved with writing and drafting content for Casino Advisor posses.
Comment by: Dilan On: August 15, 2009
Having a rating system that is based on objective criteria is essential for ensuring that the information being presented is true and based on fact vs. influence by casinos in this case. I think that Casino Advisor based on the reviews I have read here on the site does a good job in ensuring that things are kept as real and legitimate to how they really are.
Comment by: Steve Brando On: July 21, 2009
Your rating system is good and I concur with the choices and picks that you and your editors here on Casino Advisor make as to which online casinos are favored and some of the best online casinos to choose from and play.
Comment by: Bernard Fiska On: February 03, 2009
I've evaluated several different online casino portals in the past and I have to really commend for their honesty and their choices in the online casinos they represent here on their site. The reviews are fair and honest and objective from well at least the ones that I've read. I'm very pleased with this site and try recommending it to my friends who have an interest in playing at online casinos!

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