On this accredited and recommended section of our online casino reviews casino page you will find the cream of the crop of online casinos. The best of the best. We have done you the honour of splitting this page up three ways with the Accredited 5 star rated casinos listed first, followed by the 4 star and then the 3 star rated recommended casinos. There may me a couple of duplicates when you look through the lists (Vera & John for example listed three times) because the odd casino has separate websites for different locations.
First up are the cream of the crop, our 5 star rated online casinos:
Yes Casino – UK Online Casino Reviews
Our accredited casinos with a 4 star online casino rating are certainly nothing to be sniffed at. Top quality and trustworthy in all areas:
Yes Casino – Global Online Casino Reviews
The following 3 star rated online casinos have passed our tests. Perhaps not the very best of the bunch but safe enough:
Yes Casino – USA Online Casino Reviews
In this “Maybe” section of our online casino reviews page you will find all the casinos we have reviewed which are not rogues but need a bit of work to improve enough so that we can fully recommend them. Not necessarily bad casinos in their own right but not ones we would suggest you play at as your main or only online casino.
Maybe – Casinos needing a bit of work to improve:
Unlisted Online Casino Reviews:
Casinos originally accepted but removed for a particular reason, heading rogue, missing information, change of management or awaiting casino licenses. We are investigating these thoroughly before we make a decision on where they go, Yes, Maybe or No?
No – Blacklisted Online Casino Reviews:
There are so many casinos in our “No” section that our blacklist page has become a bit too big. We have therefore listed hundreds on the blacklist page itself but we have also set up a new guide category for casino owners and operators where some entire groups are listed. For example one group has 351 online gambling sites we do not recommend.
Here on this part of the online casino reviews page you will find explanations of how we review and rate casinos as well as all our online casino ratings and explanation of our extensive blacklist of casinos we recommend you avoid at all costs (and the reasons why of course).
There was a worrying trend which started a few years ago and which has been snowballing, gathering pace at an alarming rate. This being that casino owners don’t seem to be able to figure out what to do with casino bonuses. The online casino bonus is dead and has been for a few years, it is just that most casinos don’t know what to replace it with or are afraid to take chances. There are therefore three sorts of casinos now, there are those happy with the status quo and not doing anything different. There are the really good ones who are focusing on loyalty programs, gamification and other incentives to keep a player at their casino, these are also hoping to phase out the traditional and messy welcome bonus. Then there are the third kinds of casinos… those simply looking to exploit the player and / or the bonus chasers.
The casino bonus has become more and more strict over the past few years with more and more clauses, higher wagering requirements and casinos using any old excuse to not pay out on a bonus. We know this already but what we have been seeing more of of late is making bonus terms and conditions as confusing as possible and also barring numerous payment methods from being allowed to win with a bonus (but hiding this term in the T&C so well hidden that most are going to miss it) but these casinos are not blocking bonuses for these deposit methods.
But that is not all that is wrong, there are now more and more white label casino operators out there, many of whom are making it very very affordable for somebody to open up their own casino. These white label operators are basically creating a market where con men are opening up a casino, not paying any players for a year or so and then the casino closes eventually only for the owners to have set up another 4 or 5 clones of these casinos in the meantime also with an expiration date and no chance of the customer getting paid. Yes occasionally there will be an honest casino pop up through these white labels but with these hundreds of casinos being so virtually identical even down to the terms and conditions that it is almost impossible to know the occasional good ones from the bad.
This trend in dodgy white labels has stemmed from the whole casino bonus malarkey that’s been ongoing since the dawn of online casinos and we can only hope that the newer trend of actually offering players good loyalty programs and good customer service will eventually win over and we’ll see the cream of the crop rise to the top and we’ll see these awful thieves (for that is what they basically are) disappear.
To cut a long story short:
We are having a total overhaul of our online casino reviews in 2017. To kick off with we are going through all online casino reviews very briefly so we can quickly identify any remove any with any question marks at all hanging over them. Our motto is now “No more Mr Nice Guy”. There are still so very many good and honest online casinos that if there is any doubt we are dumping the weak. We have identified key areas which are now “no benefit of the doubt”. We have also seen some casinos going backwards either in customer service or in their terms and conditions over the past month or so and these will also be dealt with swiftly and sharply. We are taking no prisoners, there will be no leniency. If in doubt stay clear. There’s so many other places to play so if we are overly harsh on one or two then so be it. Better safe than sorry.
There are so many dodgy casinos that we’ve had to split the casinos up into various pages based on their casino ratings, the accredited casinos, the approved casinos, the maybe’s, the not recommended and the downright rogue casinos.
Our in depth Online Casino Reviews system:
Our second port of call is a whole new casino ratings system along with in depth reviews of the key points. It is all about the honesty, reputation, loyalty and customer care. That is it. The important stuff. Will I get paid my winnings? How quickly do they pay? Do they reward my loyal custom or not? This is the stuff that is important. This is what an online casino review should be focusing on. If a casino tries their hardest not to pay you or get you to lose back your winnings then on the blacklist they go!
How do we perform our online casino reviews?
For every single online casino review we like to track down as much general information as we can so you have an easy to use overview. For the online casino bonuses we will find out if they are cashable or sticky bonuses as well as listing the wagering requirements required before being able to cash out.
For deciding on the casino ratings we need to test the casinos out fully as well. We will register with the casino, feel our way around the interface and check the terms and conditions and see if everything is clearly laid out or whether sneaky terms are hidden away in the small print. We will also test out the customer support (live chat where possible, also via email and phone) and then we will make a small deposit to test out the banking and bonuses.
We will then test out the slots and games on offer to see if the interface works properly and check for any bugs or lags. Then we will play through our deposit wagering and should we go bankrupt we will make a another small deposit without taking any bonus, play through the deposit 1x so we are able to cash out and test the whole withdrawal process, how tricky the casino makes it, how much they try and trick customers into reversing withdrawal and how much they mess around the verification process.
This manual testing along with the various options and the range of products on offer all add up to the various ratings we award casinos. Of course we do also take into account the general reputation of the casinos, the complaints (or not) against them and how hard they are trying (some casinos are constantly striving to improve and if a small casino is showing they are doing everything in their power despite a small budget, we will look more favourably towards them as opposed to a big name brand who is cutting back on certain aspects and reducing the customer experience). A casino should always be looking to improve the experiences of their players and striving to be the best of the best. A casino going backwards is a very bad sign and a warning sign that they might completely shaft their players and affiliates in the future.
Responsible Gambling: This is a key feature every casino needs to promote. Casinos who do not have fully automated responsible gambling limits and options will be punished.
Online Casino Reviews & Ratings Update:
As we are trying to make this website more and more user friendly, we felt that we should make the online casino reviews page more easily searchable. We have created a new set of pages to house all our online casino reviews and have also added the online casino ratings to the table. In order to get the table also sort-able by casino rating we have slightly altered the below online casino rating system. Not a big change but we have bitten the bullet and added star ratings to the existing casino ratings system. Hopefully this will make the online casino reviews table much easier to navigate.
Online Casino Ratings Explained:
Rather than over complicate things by giving every reviewed casino a percentage score, a score out of 10, or a star rating, we have decided to keep things as simple as possible. Simple yet straightforward and transparent.
Our online casino ratings are split into three categories: Yes, Maybe and No (hence the name Yes No Casino). Obviously blacklisted casinos are not recommended whatsoever whilst we would advise caution when considering the “Maybe” casinos and explain why we cannot fully recommend them.
Our Yes casino ratings are: Accredited and Recommended.
Here we shall explain the differences between our main ratings:
YES Casino Rating: * * * * * (Accredited)
For a casino to receive our coveted accredited status they really have to go above and beyond. Aside from top notch customer service and interface and everything a recommended casino provides, these casinos go that little bit further, offering that little bit more. Something special, they try and go above and beyond the ordinary, these casinos go that extra mile.
In short, these are la creme de la crème!
YES Casino Rating: * * * * (Recommended)
Casinos that get a 4 Star Rating from us are ones that we hold in the very highest regards.
These are casinos that if somebody were to ask us which casino would they recommend to somebody who only wishes to join one single casino and stick with that casino only, we would point them to our 4 Star Rated casino list.
These are casinos who have not only fulfilled our requirements in terms of openness, honesty, quick payouts, good selection of slots and quality overall customer service and playing experience.
YES Casino Rating: * * * (Recommended)
A Recommended 3 Star Rated casino is one that holds up most, if not all of our requirements.
Open, trustworthy, reliable, quality customer service, fast payouts and quality overall gaming experience.
These are all casinos with the potential to make it to a higher casino grade but fell just short for one reason or another. It could be that the casino is brand new (ie too new to definitively give them top marks), perhaps their game selection could be larger or maybe they do not yet have a mobile casino.
Either way these Yes Rated casinos come recommended by us and we will be visiting them ourselves regularly and keeping tabs on their progress and if they can make it higher up in future. You can’t go far wrong with an of our recommended casinos.
MAYBE Casino Rating: * *
Maybe Rated casinos are respectable (ish) but fall short of excellence in one or two key areas. Ok casinos for bonus chasers but not certainly there yet to be your #1 if you are looking for a single home. We cannot fully recommend a maybe Rated casino and we will explain why they have fallen short and what you have to look out for when playing there.
We don’t really recommend you play here as there are so many better alternatives so you do so at your own risk!
Casinos Under Review *
Some casinos and casino chains might be complete unknowns to us (for being brand new with the owners and employees having no previous track record for example) or some casinos and chains might be under take over discussions or might just have been taken over (mergers and acquisitions happen ALL THE TIME in the online casino industry). Other casinos might have changed platform or terms and conditions. These and various other reasons can see a particular casino land up in our “Under Review” section. Some might be high class casinos but till we can fully verify that we cannot fully recommend them to you. Safety first.
NO Casino Rating: (Not Recommended, Rogue & Black Listed)
A casino can end up black listed for a number of reasons, It isn’t rocket science though. A casino where you cannot reach customer service or never get a response? Black listed. A casino with no responsible gambling limits with customer service refusing to help you? Rogue. Casinos using every dirty trick in the book to delay withdrawals and getting you to play your money back to them? No thank you. Casinos enforcing bogus terms and conditions or hiding terms behind invisible links? Stay clear of these jokers. I could go on and on but we’ll be listing the reasons why casinos get black listed.
Blacklisted by group?
Some casino chains have all their properties black listed by default and we will explain why for each one in turn. Examples of the reasons are illegal activities, long standing histories of player complaints at all their sites, too many payment issues, etc. We are not made of money and do not want our identities stolen so for some blacklisted online casino reviews we are not going to be testing with our real info and real money if we are fearful and need to protect ourselves. This is just common sense.
In Short: If you are looking for one single casino to play at full time then consider a one of our top rated casinos (4 or 5 Star). Bonus hunters can also consider a 3 Star rated casino. Anything else you really do so at your own risk.
Safe online casinos:
With so many different online casinos out there on the net, finding a safe place to play can be quite a daunting challenge. How do you know that the online casino you are considering playing at is as safe and sound as they look? In this article, we will explore some of the various aspects of safe online casinos, so you can weed out the untrustworthy and guarantee a safe and secure casino gaming experience for yourself. Let’s start by looking at one of the more obvious aspects of safe online casinos: valid gambling licenses.
The first thing any online casino player should do is check out the licensing information for a casino they are considering playing at. Safe online casinos will carry licenses from respected gambling authorities. As a general rule of thumb; the UK Gambling Commission, the MGA (Maltese Gaming Authority), and licenses issued out of Gibraltar, Alderney and even Curacao are all quality places to start for European online casino players. If there is no licensing information available, stay away.
Rogue and blacklisted casinos
Players may wish to check out some of the more respectable casino review sites for more information about their chosen casino. There are several good sites out there which call out rogue casinos and blacklisted casinos. These are casinos which for some reason or another (they will tell you the reason) are not considered to be safe.
Bad reps and usually built on negative press. Our advice would be to read reviews of your chosen online casino. Users who have trouble claiming winnings, or are otherwise unimpressed with a casino site are often the first ones to let you know all about it in the comments section of casino reviews.
Promotions that sound too good to be true
If a casino’s promotional offer or welcome bonus sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Rogue casinos will claim to offer you thousands of pounds worth of cash, but after you deposit, they will tell you that their offer has “expired”. Other casinos are more than willing to offer you bonus cash, but they add huge wagering requirements into the deal. As you know, you cannot withdraw any winnings until all wagering requirements (also known as playthrough or turnover rates) are met. Generally, wagering requirements of 25x to 50x are considered reasonable.
Speaking of withdrawals, it is advisable to check for slow withdrawal times and added charges for withdrawals. Ideally, a safe online casino will get your money to you quickly, and at no extra cost. You can’t expect every withdrawal method to be free of charge, but you should easily be able to spot those casinos which are taking you for a ride in this department, and those which aren’t.
Are you even eligible to claim the promos and bonuses, cash prizes and holidays in the sun that the casino offers? Not even country or region can. Players should read the terms and conditions of a bonus before claiming it. If the promos and bonuses all contain harsh conditions, that is usually a sign of a dodgy casino.
RTP rates and auditing
Just because an online casino might be kosher, doesn’t mean that the software they use is. Several software developers offer pretty bum deals in terms of theoretical RTP (return to player) rates. Online slots should have an RTP rate of roughly 93% or higher to be enjoyable, any less than that and you’re being taken to the cleaners. A casino which is regularly checked by independent auditors, or that showcases their recent wins and payouts are usually a safe casino.
Play for free
If you’re in doubt about the quality of the games that an online casino offers, why not test them out for free? The very best online casinos will offer you the chance to play their games for free. Doing so can see you able to gauge how often you are likely to pick up a win, and what kind of size win in relation to your stake we’re talking about.
Other online casinos offer no deposit bonuses. These can be advantageous to claim. A no deposit bonus will allow you to claim a small sum of free cash. This is great if you wish to try out the casino’s games, potentially win real money and not put yourself at risk. Again, this will help you gauge the quality of games over at your chosen casino. You can always walk away if you are unimpressed, with no strings attached, too.
It is better to get an idea of what you’re dealing with in terms of games, especially before you decide to put your own hard-earned cash into the casino.
Don’t be afraid to ask
One thing players should never be afraid to do is test the customer support over at a casino that they may wish to consider playing at. Of course, any online casino’s customer support team is going to tell you that their casino is safe and secure and the bomb, but that’s not really the point of this exercise. The point is that you can use this experience to test their service out. Does the customer support team respond in a friendly manner and are they fast and efficient? Does the casino offer a wide-range of customer support options, or are you going to be hanging on for 3-4 days waiting for an e-mail reply?
The safest and most secure casinos won’t cheap-out when it comes to customer support. Rogue, unsafe and blacklisted casinos will often be as shrewd and cheap as possible in this department.
Put into practice what you have learned
Now it is time to utilise all the information you bagged from the research you have done. This may sound rather tedious, but it is the ultimate way to ensure that you are playing at a safe and secure online casino site. Keep in mind that steps we’ve mentioned above and you can rest easy, secure in the knowledge that you are playing at safe online casinos.
Online Casino Guide:
Here at Yes No Casino we are an independent online casino review site and online casino guide featuring only trusted online casino reviews and online casino bonuses. We also provide honest slot reviews, slot strategies, casino strategies and review the cheats, tips and myths to be found about casino slots gambling. We are also working very hard on creating a brand new dedicated section on this site providing useful resources for problem gamblers.
Yes No Casino is run by online casino players especially for online casino players. We have full time jobs away from this site so we don’t need to sell you any bullshit and if we don’t like something we won’t be shy in telling you about it! We are providing you this site because it is our hobby and our passion. We know how much dangerous misinformation there is out there about online casinos and slots so we want to put things straight. Our day jobs involve helping to catch and prosecute (among others) cyber criminal gangs so we will not put up with rogue casino operators under any circumstances.
Online Casino Reviews:
We take a great deal of time researching any casino we review on Yes No Casino. We will also sign up to the casinos, test out their customer service, the layout of the site, how smoothly the casino runs. Does the casino have the right responsible gambling tools, do they add fees to deposits and withdrawals, are the terms and conditions fair, transparent and easy to find? We will then test out their bonuses by depositing and playing as well as testing the withdrawal and verification system. This is the only true way to properly do online casino reviews. We are currently nearing completion of our website redesign and the next stage will be to completely re-review all the online casinos featured on the site. The main point of all this is would we (aside from during testing for the online casino reviews) deposit and play our own money at any particular casino: Yes, No or Maybe?
Casino Blogs & Opinion:
Tired of online casino reviews websites giving you generic crap clearly written by a professional writer? Then you have come to the right place. We are not afraid to tell you how it is and we enjoy giving the big companies a good kick up the ass as we successfully did with Playtech and are trying to do with Microgaming to name but a few. We are often in direct conversation with casinos and slot providers offering our free independent and unbiased advice.
Some of our more popular blogs include: 18 simple rules for online casino players | Beware of the latest “screw you” online casino bonus term | Wake up Microgaming it’s 2017 | Things that annoy us in the online gambling industry to name but a small few.
Return To Player:
We also definitely do not want to do anything generic with our online slots reviews. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can copy and paste the description of a casino slot but that doesn’t really get you anywhere. We like to really give the casino slots a good hard play so we can advise you not just if it is worth playing, but also what to expect and how best to play them. We will play a good couple of thousand spins in demo mode to really get the feel of the slots and then test our findings out in real money mode just to make absolutely sure the slots run as they should. Every now and then we even discover a sneaky little tip which can really improve your odds. And of course do not forget our Return To Player database which as far as we can tell is already the biggest such casino slots rtp database on the planet!
The Best NetEnt Casinos:
NetEnt are a Swedish software company who have rapidly taken a real hold on the online slot machine market. You can’t move these days without running into a Net Entertainment slot or two. We will list the very best NetEnt casino bonuses.
The Best Microgaming Casinos:
Microgaming were once upon a time the undoubted market leaders in the online slot games industry. More recently they have been upstaged by NetEnt but they can still come out with a world beater like Jurassic Park or Hot as Hades. But with the advent of multi-platform casinos and multi-platform providers like Nyx, Playtech, Odobo and the like, Microgaming casino bonuses have wisely joined the bandwagon and are now partnering with slot makers like Genesis Gaming, Rabcat and more recently Playson and Quickspin to release their casino games under the hood of their Quickfire online gaming platform.
The Best Playtech Casinos:
Playtech casino bonuses are coming back with a bang in 2016 and that is a something we are delighted to see. We have been acting as independent strategic advisors to Playtech for some time now and it is great to see them taking some of our points on board. Not only have they brought out the excellent Age of the Gods series of jackpot slots but they have also been working their magic with The Flintstones, Ace Ventura, Superman and many more. 2016 is a huge year for Playtech.
The Best No Deposit Bonuses:
I’ll be honest, I don’t much bother with no deposit bonuses and have actually never cashed out a win from one. Nevertheless I must be in the minority as our no deposit casino bonus page is one of the most popular on this website. We will continue to keep our no deposit bonuses up to date and even arrange exclusive deals with some of the casinos we work with.
How Online Casinos Work:
We know how confusing the online casino game is, we have all been there at some point when we first started out playing so to help you out we have done a bucket load of research and testing so that we can hopefully answer all your questions. If you have any questions left unanswered then just get in touch and we’ll go right ahead and do the research for you! We have also (and will continue to do so) been interviewing key personnel within different aspects of the online gambling industry. These interviews are proving very popular and informative with our readers.
Casino Strategies & Slot Cheats
Searching the internet you will come across lots of different casino cheats, strategies, tips and slot machine cheats. We have saved you the trouble by trawling the net and reviewing all the strategies and cheats we have seen and letting you know which ones work, which ones don’t work and which ones were completely fabricated just to try and con you of your hard earned cash. We have also added a few little casino tips and tricks and slot machine strategies of our own.
In Depth Articles
Aside from in depth articles about things like random number generators, strategies, etc we have also written a few other interesting articles. You may not be aware of it yet but eSports are absolutely massive and the eSports betting scene is one of the fastest growing sectors of the online gambling industry. We have written a full in depth introduction for you on eSports betting. Virtual Reality is becoming all the rage now that technology has finally caught up with the concept. We have written the most comprehensive virtual reality casino guide on the net.
Gambling Addiction Help:
We understand very well how damaging any form of addiction can be, gambling included. We strongly feel that every single online gambling portal should do their utmost best to promote responsible gambling. For this reason we have a dedicated section on this site about gambling addiction which we will continue to add to and improve upon. We will be digging out the most shocking and most interesting gambling addiction stories we can find as well as providing a huge database of gambling addiction help centers from all around the world. We appreciate all the help we have also been getting from you in order to keep this database as up to date and inclusive as possible!
We do not currently have a mailing list as we are debating the ethical implications. We get so frustrated by the spam we receive and we are sure you feel the same way. Sending out a single monthly newsletter featuring interesting news and articles is ok by us but the worst offenders send out a dozen weekly emails or an email for every language. The absolute worst are the portals who buy email databases and spam emails pretending to be from somebody else. A recent one for example calls themselves GWild thus pretending to be Go Wild but there are hundreds of similar examples. Evil. We have actually been offered seriously massive email databases by people on Facebook and by email… please stop offering us this crap. We don’t want it and never will.
As far as advertising goes we are also against the aggressive approach advertising on random non gambling sites. If you google a gambling term then you know what you are getting into but away from that is a no go for us. We include things like Will Hills sponsoring the darts world championship or bet365 sponsoring Stoke City to name but a couple of so so many. The governments need to do so much more, thankfully the UK Gambling Commission is trying to crack down but they really do have their work cut out for them.
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