What Defines the Best Playtech Casinos?
There are many things that we consider when reviewing Playtech casinos. Our review process is multi-dimensional: we consider not just the various factors about a casino but also the minute details that separate them from each other. This comprehensive approach to reviewing helps because it enables us to give readers a holistic picture of the casino we are reviewing. We look at the casino from the point of view of a player, and a lot of things count, including:
- Reputation of the parent company
- Whether progressive jackpots are paid in full
- Range of games
- Withdrawal service
- Customer support
- Licensing jurisdiction
- Quality of service
- Overall player experience
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Our Casino Review Process
Our casino review process is designed to capture the essence of an online casino and we do this in teo important steps:
- Data gathering, and
- Data analysis.
Step 1: Data Gathering
To determine how good (or bad) a casino is, we need to find out everything there is to know about it. We consider ourselves experts at data gathering, and we do this by not jut referring to the Terms and Conditions pages, but by requesting every online casino to complete a detailed questionnaire. Their responses to our questions enable us to capture as much data as is logically possible about their casino(s). Our data gathering process covers the following points:
- Casino license
- Fair play certification
- Different aspects of the bonuses offered
- Accuracy of the terms and conditions associated with the bonuses
- Penalties for bonus abuse
- Overall fair play
- Withdrawal-related issues: cash-out time, restrictions, minimum limits, reversal time, and more
Step 2: Data Analysis
Once we have collected the data, we get to the second step of our review process: data analysis. We analyse the data provided on multiple parameters. Based on our analysis, we subject the casino being reviewed to a scoring system that helps us rank the casinos in order of merit.
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The Benefit of Having an Exhaustive Review Process
An exhaustive review process is a big help, we feel, because it enables us to provide a clear and as complete as possible picture about the casino. When we gather data about the different casinos, we consider factual information, not circumstantial data. Our analysis of this factual information gives us a clearer picture of the way the operator thinks when it comes to offering games and a chance to win to players. The way the terms and conditions are crafted gives a clear indication of how things are likely to be at the casino.
We come across operators who are absolutely clear about what they have to offer and how players can go about getting these offerings. That gives us a picture of the integrity quotient of the operator and allows us to tell players what to expect. Unfortunately we also come across operators who are vague, or at best ambiguous, about how players can use their offerings. That also allows us to inform players of how they should approach the casino. When it comes to Playtech, things are crystal clear in terms of what the casino has to offer and what player expectations should be. That is why Playtech-powered casinos – online as well as mobile – are such big hits among players across the world.
The Trust Factor about Playtech Casinos
An online casino allows players to test their luck and skill by playing games for money. We understand that where money is involved trust is very critical. One way of cultivating trust is transparency. And that is where Playtech casinos stand out from a number of others in the business. Playtech, unlike Microgaming – the other big fish in the online gaming software pond – may not work with eCOGRA, but there are other equally big names that Playtech is associated with in the matter of trust-building and certification for fairness and responsibility.
Apart from being compliant with the guidelines laid down by the various licensing jurisdictions that the different casino operators come under, Playtech also partners with regulatory and government bodies to ensure fairness and legitimacy. It follows the code of conduct for age verification and social responsibility laid down by the Remote Gambling Authority (RGA), of which it is a member. Playtech holds a Certificate of Prior Approval from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) and is tested and certified by Technical Systems Testing (TST), which is now part of Gaming Laboratories International (GLI).
We test the casinos on all these parameters, and that is what enables us to give players the comprehensive picture about the different Playtech casinos we review.