TOP CHOICE CASINOS
PLAYING ONLINE IN 2024
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I primarily play at MyBet Casino for their Aristocrat and Novomatic slot games like Choy Sun Doa, Where's The Gold and Book Of Ra which you see in land casinos but MyBet Casino is pretty good for card games too.
There is a decent Live Dealer casino with blackjack, roulette and baccarat along with an RNG casino offering all the best card games, in particular Blackjack variants which include single deck Blackjack.
There is some video poker but it's not the best casino for that - Microgaming-powered casinos like 32Red get that accolade. Customer service is quite straight-laced but efficient and payouts are pretty good too with no reverse time to delay things.
Add in the poker network and sports betting option and MyBet Casino is one of the most comprehensive overall products I've reviewed for Top Choice.
Check out my detailed MyBet Casino review for more detail.
BetVictor, having rebranded from Victor Chandler in 2012, have really laid into their online casino product and livened it up no end. The end result is one of the best casino sites if you like live dealer games (with no less than 4 live casinos on offer) although it's not the best venue for RNG card games or video poker by a long shot. There is however a very good selection of land-based slot machines from IGT & Aristocrat plus some premium Novomatic slots, all available on a PC or on smartphones and tablets.
BetVictor utilises a single-wallet banking system across all it's products which, coupled with intuitive navigation mkesg life pretty easy and intuitive compared to a number of other multi-product sites.
Besides the online casino, four seperate live casinos and top slots from Novomatic, Aristocrat, IGT, Microgaming and Net Entertainment, the BetVictor suite also includes a popular poker room and sports betting. The only minor blemish on the casinos' scoresheet is the 12-24hr "reverse" time, a now-common feature which I dislike immensely.
Check out my detailed BetVictor Casino review for more detail.
Having played most Playtech-powered casinos and having stuck with just a couple, one of which is Paddy Power, it's probably no surprise why I consider them to be one of the top casinos for afficianados of Playtech casino games.
They aren't perfect - support could be a little more personal, the website layout is a bit muddlesome and bonuses are not the best when compared to many other Playtech-powered casinos but that is countered by very fast cashouts, some well-known land-based slot games in the complementary 'Games' product and no reverse pending policy making it a great casino for most players.
Paddy Power also has several other products that all link together including poker, financial betting, a sportsbook ( which is Paddy's core business) and most relevantly to me, ' Paddy Power Games' which has a lot of slot machines you may recognise from land-based casinos like Pharaoh's Fortune, Cleopatra, Rainbow Riches and more.