Welcome to UltimateCasino.com, where we provide honest rankings and reviews of the top online casinos, sportsbooks, and poker rooms.
When you start looking for safe online casinos you don’t have to look far for a website that rates your options. This might lead some people to wonder why we’ve decided to create yet another casino review site. Why not do something unique instead of creating something that on the surface looks like other online casino rating sites?
The main problem we have with sites that rank and review online casinos is most of them aren’t providing true reviews. Many of them give great reviews and recommendations for every site they review. Most of them don’t even bother to see if players have issued complaints or been stolen from.
Here’s an example:
An online casino named WinPalace was part of the Affactive group. The owners of this group were arrested in early 2015 for criminal activity unrelated to online gambling and all of their casinos were closed, including WinPalace. Even before the casino was closed it earned a reputation for delayed payouts, poor customer service, and had been accused of outright theft.
As we’re writing this it’s almost a year after the casino closed and you can still find reviews stating how great the casino is. Here’s a partial quote from a site named casino deposit reviews.
“… their easy to navigate website make them an up and coming star of the online gambling world.”
With just a small amount of research, you can find numerous examples of these types of reviews.
When we see these reviews it’s obvious that many website owners simply post positive reviews and don’t bother doing any research.
This is something we never do here.
The reason this site is different is that if a site has a shady past they get a poor rating. When you look through the pages in the scam section you’ll quickly see that casinos, poker rooms, and sportsbooks that have treated players poorly get rated accordingly.
We believe that by researching and publishing issues that these sites have it’ll provide a valuable service to you and you’ll come back to visit more in the future.
You can find plenty of great places to gamble online that provide safe play, fair odds, and quality customer service. You just need to find a trusted source to help you find them.
We want this site to be your trusted source.
Please take a few minutes to look around and let me earn your trust. Read some of the reviews, both good and bad, so you can see how this site operates.
The bottom line is if we don’t trust an online casino, sportsbook, or poker room enough to use our own money we won’t recommend it to you.
How We Rate Online Casinos
You can read more about the rating section we use on one of the reviews section pages, but here’s a quick overview.
A rating of 8 to 10 is reserved for a gambling site that has a long track record of fair and safe play. These sites are the first we look to when we want to play and the ones that we recommend to our friends and family.
A rating from 1 to 3 is reserved for the places that we won’t play and recommend that everyone avoid. These sites have so many issues in the past that the odds of you getting your money if you’re lucky enough to win are small.
Ratings from 4 to 7 are for gambling sites that are for the most part safe but they have a number of issues that keep them from being rated higher. A 7 is much better than a 4, but we feel safe playing at a 4 or 5. We don’t recommend depositing as much at lower rated casinos or sport books, but we do recommend them if you don’t find any of the sites we rate higher appealing to you for one reason or another.
Gambling Jurisdictions and Land-Based Casinos
The best websites are like people. They never stop growing.
You can learn more about the different laws and jurisdictions around the world in the jurisdiction section of the site. The reason we mentioned how a website is always growing is that you’ll find thousands of jurisdictions around the world and we don’t know if we can ever cover them all. But we started with the largest and are adding more all of the time.
Many of the same things can be said about land-based casinos, poker rooms, and sports books, Thousands of them operate around the world. We’re always adding new information, so check back often.
Why Trust This Site
The pages on this site are all written from us to you. You’ll see the use of I on many pages, and we on others. Either way, every page is written for individual gamblers like you.
But the truth is I’ve had a lot of help putting together all of the information on this site. The ratings require a great deal of research and effort and one person couldn’t do all of this alone.
You can read more about the people who help maintain the ratings and have helped put this site together on the about us page, but I wanted to give a brief overview here about why you can trust the ratings.
I’ve been involved in the online gambling industry since 2000 and two of the other principle contributors have been working in the industry for over 10 years each. We’ve seen the good and the bad, including some sites that have always put their players first and the ones that simply disappeared in the night with their customer’s money.
We’ve learned that producing honest information builds trust and loyalty and is the only way we’re willing to operate.
Like I mentioned above, let me earn your trust. Don’t make the mistake of just reading the reviews for the casinos with the best ratings because you’ll miss some of the underhand things bad ones do. Read a few in the lower ranges too. Knowledge is power and our goal is to give you more power.
A Final Word
You’ve already seen that we’ve designed this site for you. We’re always happy to hear from our readers. If you have questions about an individual online casino that we don’t cover, drop us a line. If we know more about it we’ll tell you, and if not we’ll offer you a safe alternative.
Most of the language we use on the site is about online casinos, but the truth is that the online gambling world is included. Not only do we cover casinos, but we also cover online sports betting sites and online poker rooms.