Online Casinos Canada: 2016 Online Casino Awards
2016 brought out some fabulous improvements to the online gaming community. New online casinos opened up, offering better promotions, more variety, and of course, greater competition. And in the world of gambling, competition is everything! If you want to know which sites really stood out, check out the OCC Casino Awards for 2016. Looking back on the year, here are some casinos that shined the brightest:
Best Online Casino – Royal Vegas
Back for another year running, Royal Vegas steals the most prestigious award in the online casino realm. Winning BOC is really a huge deal. Earning Best Online Casino means you are doing everything right, and that’s certainly nothing to sneeze at. Royal Vegas certainly ticks off every box on our checklist: EU registered and regulated, eCogra certified, live dealer games, flash version, downloadable version, smooth mobile site, hefty Welcome Bonus, huge selection of online casino games, great software providers like Microgaming backing them, 24/7 live chat, email, and phone support – and the list goes on and on. With a brightly coloured website, intuitive UI, and fun promotions coming out all the time, Royal Vegas has definitely earned this award and the right to continue the title they clinched last year.
Best New Online Casino – Casino Land
While Royal Vegas has carefully cultivated their playing space over almost two decades of quality service, it’s important to let newcomers into the field as well. It gives a healthy competition for current online casinos, urging them to do even better, allows a new twist on an old scene, and lends more variety and flavour to the mix. That’s why we promote the Best New Online Casino award, giving it to a new casino that really outshines the rest. This year’s Best New Online Casino award goes to Casino Land, and we’ll tell you why. Unlike most newbies to the game, Casino Land has come out fast and strong in the areas that really count. Their Welcome Bonus package adds up to %800 over four deposits, solid payment processing, loads of gaming variety, and high quality operating system to play all the great games they host. Additionally, this online casino boasts a Pogg recommendation, something that even veteran establishments don’t earn lightly. Besides which, Casino Land has a great personality, something that punters really appreciate when playing online. All this combines to one thing; a great user experience. That’s why Casino Land earns Best New Online Casino award, and we can’t wait to see what else they’ve got in store.
Best VIP Program – Casino.com
Punters are a selective group, and we’re kinda snooty about our exclusivity as well. Simply put, high rollers are spending a lot of money, and they want to be recognized for it, even if it is a fun way to spend cash! So, a VIP program can make a big difference to players in the online casino community. In addition to the clout that these promotions bestow upon loyal players, the rewards can usually be translated into real dollar savings and rewards, making a VIP program more important to players than ever. Casino.com earns Best VIP Program, and here’s why. Casino.com VIPs get a lot of perks. We’re talking personal account managers, dedicated promotions, higher bonuses, new welcome bonuses, special gifts, higher withdrawal amounts, express payments and withdrawals, personal cashback offers, and invitations to exclusive VIP events. What’s more, Casino.com makes it relatively easy to qualify, so more members are able to cash in on the coveted seat.
Best Support – Roxy Palace
Customer support is rated as one of the most important features of an online casino. Well at least according to customers, and those are the opinions that really count, right? Roxy Palace earns the Best Customer Support award for 2016, and they’re likely to keep winning it if they continue on their current track. Roxy Palace has 24/7 customer support. Members can call any of the toll-free numbers provided, and they’ll receive immediate assistance in seven different languages (no, the entire world doesn’t speak English!) Additionally, players can fill out an online form that will send an email query to the customer support staff and these queries are usually answered within a few hours. For more pressing matters, a live chat system is available, as well. Punters can simply click on the live chat window and instantly be connected to a service rep. What’s really unusual is the amount of positive feedback Roxy Palace has garnered for its customer support. We all know how jaded some online reviews can be, especially when it comes to online casinos. That’s why it’s such a big deal to see the overwhelmingly majority of feedback stating how excellent this customer support is. That alone is enough to earn Roxy Palace this award.
Best Promotions – 888 Casino
Who doesn’t love a good promo? No one playing the online casino racket that’s for sure. Punters live for their bonuses, and good promotions equal good casino nearly every time. 888 Casino is 2016’s lucky winner of the Best Promotions award, and there are a boatload of reasons why. After all, just look at the variety of promotions they offer. Every day of the week holds something new and exciting for 888 Casino members. Sunday raffle, Manic Monday, free play money Winning Wednesdays for cashback on losses, and of course Saturday Night Live! And those are just the daily delights 888 Casino offers. This club also has monthly reloads, seasonal bonuses, game-based promos, VIP rewards, comp points to throw around, live dealer incentives, and more. There’s always something new and exciting being given away at 888 Casino, so they truly deserve this honorary title.
Best Mobile Casino – Casino Room
Finally, awarding our last trophy wasn’t an easy feat. Best Mobile Casino award is a tough award to hand out because there are so many online casinos that have produced amazing mobile versions. While it was a hard choice to make, OCC decided to award Casino Room with Best Mobile Casino for 2016. Casino Room’s mobile site is web-based, so no download is necessary. This means anyone with a mobile device, smartphone, or tablet can access the games from Casino Room’s mobile-optimized site. The mobile version is just as smooth and easy to navigate as the desktop version, so players won’t be fumbling for their fun while on the go. Moreover, the gaming selection is one of the largest available in the mobile casino gaming sphere, touting hundreds of exciting options for punters of every style. In addition to a great experience and loads of options, Casino Room’s mobile site transfers all your details flawlessly. This includes payment details, credit card information, and bonus points as well. Real money players can use all the same payment options and bonuses they have on their desktop account via the mobile site. Everything is as smooth and effortless as you could hope for, earning Casino Room the exciting title of Best Mobile Casino for the year.