Pretty much as soon as the internet went live, people were looking at ways of gambing on it - with the first online casinos appearing as early as 1994, before many of us even had email addresses. Or, for you whiper snappers, were even born.
The online casino world has changed quite a bit over the past 20 years, and there are literally hundreds of different casinos offering thousands of games. In this section we'll guide you through the key things you'll need to know when playing online including what you can play and where, what bonuses are on offer and, most importantly, which online casino sites we recommend.
Below you'll find a list of safe online casinos, all of which are appropriately licensed and run games from reputable software providers. Because there are some big differences between countries when it comes to playing online, we have also written a set of specific guides to various places, including: UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and South Africa.
Best Online Casino Sites For 2017
Good solid casino offering from this UK high street brand. Games are split between multiple tabs, which can be a little confusing, but means they can offer a huge range of slots from Playtech, Microgaming, Netent, WMS, IGT... the list goes on.
They run an interesting loyalty program based on points which you earn for completing certain tasks such as playing a specific game or completing a certain number of spins. Points can then be swapped for bonuses. New customers can claim a large £500 welcome bonus, plus extra bonuses on your second and third deposits.
Coral offer some pretty unique features, including the ability to deposit in cash through their high street betting shops (if you're in the UK). You'll also be please with their wagering requirements, which are a very low 24x bonus. Plus bonuses on your first, second and third deposit.
In terms of games they have a wide range from providers such as Playtech, NetEnt and a few others. They also occasionally pick up exclusive games if you're the kind of person who likes to try new things.
One of our favourite casino sites, Bet365 offer a range of games split between multiple tabs. The full Playtech suite is available both for download and browser-based play in the 'Casino' tab, whilst NetEnt, IGT, WMS and a few others can be found in the Vegas tab.
Bet365 run regular promotions, have a fantastic mobile site & app and offer excellent custom support which is available 24 hours a day. They're also one of the most trusted and respected casinos on the internet with no withdrawal limits, pending periods or other funny business.