Yes, it is safe to play at some online casinos, but not at others. The main purpose of this website is to give you access to trusted online casinos that are very safe play at.
Some casinos are known to be “Rogue”. Meaning they will gladly take your money, but if you happen to win, they will find any excuse not to pay you. If they can’t find an excuse they will make one up, or just not communicate with you at all. That was always my main concern with gambling online, wondering if it’s all just a scam to take your money.
There are many casinos out there that are actually in the business to run a great casino online. These casinos will honour your winnings and pay you any and all winnings as soon as possible. They want your return business, so they operate in a very professional manner.
You can usually tell the quality of a casino by their customer service (live chat is a must) response time and quality of service. Payout times can vary depending on if the casino processes withdrawals one at a time, or in a batch a couple times per day to cut down on operating costs, but that is also a good indicator of casino quality.
I have played at all of the casinos on this website, after having researched them to find out if they were trusted or not, and have experienced their customer service and withdrawal processes. I have also played at other online casinos that I will not show on this website due to bad experiences by me and/or other people. I want my fellow Canadians to only have the best online gambling experiences, without having to deal with shady casinos.
I chose the Top 10 Online Casinos featured on the home page based on my experiences, backed up by other players comments and lack of complaints over the many years (some more than 10yrs) they have been in business. These casinos run on three different software platforms, giving you different slots and games to play. Those 3 software platforms are pretty much all Canadians can play.
There are a couple other software platforms out there that we are not allowed to play. Like Rival for example, but most casinos that use Rival software are Rogue so we aren’t missing much, only a couple casinos are OK to play at.
Be wary of online casinos that offer huge no deposit bonuses, or bonuses that seem too good to be true, they usually are. One example I found when browsing online was an RTG casino, named “Cool Cat”, offering a $400 no deposit bonus. A little digging around and I found out that Cool Cat is a Rogue casino, they don’t like to pay, so stay away.
So yes it can be totally safe to gamble online, you just have to know where it is safe to play.