STEP 1: How to find the right casino brand for you
The first thing you would need to establish is how and when you would you like to play slots online. Would it be desktop based, or will you be playing from a mobile device while on-the-go? The format is another thing to consider, would you prefer to log-in and play instant games from your browser, or download the casino’s library of games onto your machine? We ask these questions because online casinos are categorised into three groups – Instant play, download, and mobile – so a clear idea right from the start will greatly narrow down your search for an online casino!
The type of software employed by the casino is the second important factor when deciding where to play. The better the brand, the more options are available to you, not to mention a bigger variety of top quality slot titles to choose from. Canadian-favoured software brands for slot games include Microgaming, Netent, Playtech and IGT.
Finally, most online casinos will try to entice you with a welcome bonus – and depending on the reputation of the casino, such as the ones we recommend, the offerings are usually well worth considering. Check which bonus deals suit your pocket and whether you can comfortably meet the required terms and conditions – read beforehand!
The great thing about online casinos is that many will enable you to give them a test drive without the need to deposit any money. This is a good way to familiarize yourself with the website and try out some of the games.
STEP 2: The registration process
Once you have settled on a casino the next step is to register with them and open your player account. The process is very simple and shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes. Whether you have opted to download the software or log directly into the site there will be a clearly marked section for you to “register” or “open an account” – in most cases as soon as you open the casino site you will be prompted to register. From there you will be required to fill in some data. The pages will differ slightly from one casino to the next but the information required is standard and includes your basic personal information (name, address, telephone and email) and your new gaming account details (username, password, confirmation, security question & response). In instances where you accepted a bonus as part of your sign-up deal, you will be required to input the bonus code as well.
When registering it is critical that you always fill in the correct data as any errors or discrepancies will cause frustrating delays when it comes to cashing out your winnings. Casinos have strict verification processes and typically require at least two identity documents and a copy of your credit card. If the data matches up and you have met all the conditions you shouldn’t encounter any problems.