Casino Players Resource
Welcome to our dedicated players resource on Casinos Online. The purpose of our Player Resource, is to provide as much information as possible concerning all aspects of playing at an online casino.
Unlike many other casino portals who fill their pages with just game strategy guides, the purpose of our Players Resource is to provide our visitors with essential need to know information which they can use to make an informed decision before opening an account at an online casino.
The Players Resource on Casinos Online is continually updated and will provide information on deposit and withdrawal methods, licensing jurisdictions, casino software, casinos to avoid and other essential information which we feel players should be aware of.
The most important aspect of playing online is the ability to fund your casino account securely and also be able to withdraw your bankroll in a timely and efficient manner.
All of the online casinos which we feature and recommend on Casinos Online provide a multiple number of ways for you to do this. The most obvious method is by using your own bank debit or credit cards. However there are many other facilities available to players.
Web wallets such as neteller and paypal are also extremely popular and also provide state of the art security and encryption when you use their services.
The purpose of Casinos-Online.co.uk is primarily to be a positive resource for those online casino operations which are operated to a high standard and in turn, providing our visitors with as much information as possible, so their gaming experience is an enjoyable one.
When we launched the site, we were initially not going to have a resource for those casinos which should be avoided. We felt that if a casino isn’t listed on Casinos-Online.co.uk and personally recommended by us, then that was warning enough.
However after much deliberation, we have decided to create a ‘Rogue and Blacklist’ section to the site, whereby those operations which have succumbed to new depths of roguedom should be highlighted.
There are many innovative software companies behind the 2000 plus online casinos which are currently in operation.
We provide background information and a brief potted history on each of the major players in this area.
As well as covering the software companies that power the casinos we feature here on Casinos Online, we also provide details on the other main companies who are involved in the online casino industry.
Our Casino Software Guide therefore is a great place to read up, on what to expect and the major differences between each company.
Conventions and Conferences
Being a multi billion dollar industry, the Online Gaming or iGaming Industry has many conferences and conventions dedicated to it, held throughout the year around the globe.
Casinos Online whilst not in attendance at every event, does from time to time attend certain selected events. Those events attended are geared either towards the UK market or certainly feature operators who provide gaming products and services available to those players who reside in the UK.
On these pages you will find in-depth reports of some of the conferences whereby staff from Casinos Online have been in attendance.
Indeed, main contributor to the site, Dave Sawyer, has also spoken at some of the events held. With the first conference Dave attended being the International Casino Exhibition held at Earls Court, London, in January 2006.
DMOZ – A Gambling Resource?
This is the third article I have now written about DMOZ or the Open Directory Project, during my time as a volunteer editor with the directory which started back in October 2009, when my application to edit in the Games/Gambling/Guides/Reviews category was accepted.
The purpose of this article, is to put to bed some myths about the directory, particularly some assertions made from a very vocal minority of gambling webmasters, concerning some of the categories I myself as an editor have permissions to edit in.
The aims of the directory are clear, and that is to be a worthwhile resource to the visitors of the directory and not to act as a link resource for webmasters.
eCOGRA – Player Protection
eCOGRA ( eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance ) was setup in 2003, with funding from the likes of Microgaming and 888.
The purpose of eCOGRA is to ensure fair gaming and operator conduct, resolving disputes between players and those online casinos which have been accredited by eCOGRA,
eCOGRA is self funding and is an independent organisation, free of control from any company.
The directors of eCOGRA are high profile figures with a strong background in the gaming industry.
Free Play Slot Machines
The Online Slots Guide on Casinos Online, features in our view some of the best and innovative slot games available to play currently online.
Not only do we provide informative reviews, but all of the slots which are featured are also available to play for free.
This means, you can play any of the slot machines without having to leave the site, or go through the process of registering and opening an account at an online casino.
One of the most popular parts of Casinos Online, the number of games available in our free play slots section continues to grow every week.
Many of the online casinos which are listed and recommended on Casinos Online, operate in jurisdictions which are approved and white listed by the UK Gambling Commission.
The licensing jurisdictions featured on this page include the likes of Gibraltar, Alderney and Malta.
Of these, Alderney and Gibraltar are regarded in the industry as the hardest places to obtain a license to operate an online casino in.
This is an ever expanding list and is meant as guide for players, so as you know what type of protection is offered to you, from the jurisdiction of the casino you decide to play at.
Reputable Gambling Portals
We are pleased to recommend a number of online gambling portals which provide players with a wealth of information.
The portals listed on our reputable gambling portals page, are in our view the very best resources concerning gambling online.
Please take a moment to check out the sites listed.
They each provide you, the player, with the necessary information required before you start playing at an online casino.
Casinos Online is a supporter and advocate of responsible gambling. We believe that gambling and playing at online casinos is a past time enjoyed by many people.
Although we are only too aware that a small minority can develop a gambling problem.
As a result on our Responsible Gambling page, we provide advice and links to resources which can help you, should you find your gambling is getting out of control.