Founded over a decade ago, Casino Checklist UK focuses entirely on online casinos that are either based in the United Kingdom or offer UK players a dedicated experience from another jurisdiction. We have developed a detailed checklist that we use to determine which casinos are the best of the best.
As you may notice we actually list very few casinos here. This is due to the fact that we prefer to list only the best of the best rather than to list every single site where you can gamble online. By sticking with the best you ensure that you have a trouble free and entertaining experience.
The UK Casino Checklist
Below are details on the various sections of the casino checklist we use and we suggest you use when choosing an online casino. For a casino to be features on our site it must have all of the following features.
All casinos must be licensed in a jurisdiction that is UK approved and whitelisted. These jurisdictions include but are not limited to Gibraltar, Alderney, Malta and the UK itself.
All casinos must use the latest encryption technology to ensure that all financial transactions are processed securely. This includes P128-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Digital Encryption which is the standard that all major financial institutions use. Players should always be able to audit their accounts with statements of all transactions.
Payout Percentages Independently Audited
Game payouts must be independently audited by a third party company to ensure that all players are receiving a fair gaming experience. We also like to see these RTP figures published by the casinos which gives a level of transparency. RTP figures published on a game by game basis are preferred.
Fast Payment of Winnings
Winnings should be paid out in a timely manner. While this of course varies from casino to casino and based on withdrawal method we expect all casinos to pay as quickly as possible.
Please Note : In recent years it is becoming more and more common for casinos to have some sort of weekly or daily limits on the amount you can withdraw. In all of our casino reviews we list any such limits and casinos with no limits on withdrawals are always rated higher than those with limits. It is up to you as to whether being paid in installments will be an issue.
Progressive jackpot wins should be paid in a single payment (With the exception of IGT Mega Jackpots which are paid in installments by IGT themselves).
Dedicated UK Player Support
Support staff should be available around the clock via a range of contact options including free phone in the UK. We also like to see Live chat as an option as this gives you an instant way of getting in touch without picking up the phone. E-mail response times must be faster than average.
Regular Promotions and Players Club
All casinos must offer all players extra promotions as well as a loyalty program. With many casinos using the same software it is often these extras that make one casino stand out from another.
Clear Bonus Terms and Conditions
Terms and conditions for all bonuses must be clearly stated. This includes information on wagering requirements as well as excluded games and any other limitations. Casinos should not have ambiguous language which is not 100% clear to players.
Solid Responsible Gambling Policy
Gambling is meant to be a form of entertainment but for a small amount of players gambling can become a problem. All of the casinos that we list must have a solid responsible gambling policy which allows players to set limits on deposits as well as give players the option to self exclude from the casino.
There are a range of other factors that we use to determine if a casino is worthy of being listed here at Casino Checklist UK. After a casino passes all of the above points we look further into the ownership, history and reputation among other things to ensure that we only list the best of the best when it comes to online gaming.