How we Choose the Best No Wagering Casinos
While we understand the value of a no wagering bonus, we don’t simply recommend any casino that offers one. Before we point our users in the direction of a casino site, our experts take a look at everything behind the scenes – here are some of the key areas we assess.
Licensing and Player Safety
All of our reviews start at the same place: licensing. If a casino doesn’t hold an appropriate licence from an industry regulator such as the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) – or if its licensing status has recently been brought into disrepute – then we’ll never recommend it to our users.
Licences ensure a degree of player protection when gambling online, including proof that the site’s games are fair and clean, and high standards of encryption technology are being used to protect customer data. Checking the licensing status of a casino operator is the first and most important port of call in our reviews process, and players should never place a bet at an unlicensed site.
Wide Range of Eligible Games
We recommend online casinos that have both a wide range of games and software developers on their site. This means all the expected delights of video slots, table games and live dealer action, but also depth within these games, such as a decent mix of roulette variants. Providing entertainment to its members is the primary function of a gambling site – an eclectic mix of games is a great way to deliver this.
In the context of no wagering bonuses, we like to see a casino keep the majority of its games open for bonus play. Excessive game exclusions – where casinos restrict the games that are eligible to play with a bonus – will tarnish the value of a no wagering offer, and will influence our assessment of a casino online.
Fair Terms and Conditions
Without wagering requirements, there are sure to be other terms and conditions applied to a no wagering bonus. We’ll go into what these might be a little further on, but the main principle we take stock of is how player-friendly these T&Cs are. We understand that conditions on a bonus are a necessary evil, but if a site’s terms are deemed too much of a hindrance to players being able to win some cash, then it’s unlikely to be favourably reviewed by our experts.
Good Customer Support
For any issues related to their casino accounts, players need to be supported by good customer service. In our eyes, this means making use of a range of different communication channels – such as email, social media and live chat features – throughout the majority of the day. The best no wagering casinos in this category will offer support 24/7, 365 days a year.