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Top 5 Tips for Choosing the Best European Online Casino

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If you’re in Europe and looking to play in online casinos, things couldn’t be better for you! With a plethora of world-class gambling sites aimed at EU players, and the convenience that online world offers, playing your favourite casino games online can be a truly rewarding experience.

In the last decade, online casinos have grown in popularity, and currently are all the rage. As per the leading statistics & source information website Statista, the online gambling market in Europe was worth a staggering €30.5 billion in 2020 – accounting for more than 50% share of the worldwide online gaming market.

A quick Google search for ‘online casinos’ will literally dish out thousands of results at you. But, how can you be sure which gaming sites are actually the best ones?

While personal preferences regarding the type of games and payment methods will often decide which casinos you’ll want to play at, there are some crucial aspects which every punter must keep in mind before signing up at a casino site.

The below 5 tips will cover the most-important aspects that decide if a casino is really among the best European online casinos.

1. Licensed & Regulated in Europe

When you’re playing casino games for real money, safety and security takes the front seat. Scroll down to the bottom of a casino website and check if it holds a valid gambling licence from an EU governing body.

Two such respected regulatory bodies are the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Gibraltar Gambling Commission (GGC) that make sure that all EU casinos that hold their licences are fair and legit. A gaming licence granted by these bodies is accepted in most EU countries.

However, since Europe is not governed by a unified gambling law, some nations have also framed their own gambling and betting laws. For example, Sweden casino players must play only in casinos licensed by the Swedish Gambling Authority; the Danish by the Denmark Gambling Authority, and the British players in casinos holding a UK Gambling Commission permit.

Top Euro online casinos, such as Casumo, hold an operating licence issued by such reputable authorities. Always play in a casino licensed for your country to avoid any loss of winnings, fraud, and issues related to payments and privacy.

2. Payment Methods Tailored for European Players

All real money online casinos support at least a few popular payment methods such as credit cards, debit cards, and ewallets.

But for an online casino to be among the European top dogs, it has to do much better. If you’re in Europe, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find many fast, secure, and easy payment options specific to your region.

So, apart from common casino banking options, like cards, you’ll get other great choices, such as Trustly instant banking (popular in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Germany), Klarna online bank transfers (for Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland,), and ewallets such as PayPal, Jeton, MiFinity, and MiFinity.

Moreover, the best European gambling sites support multiple currencies, and accept deposits and withdrawals in Euros, DKK, SEK, NOK, GBP, HUF, and CHF.

The advantages of playing in your local currency are twofold. Firstly, it helps you easily keep track of your spendings, and manage your casino bankroll better.  And, secondly, you’ll get rid of any currency conversion fees that may be levied by your funding source, or the casino.

3. Huge Variety of Online Casino Games

The best Euro online casinos are well-known for providing both top-quality and a huge selection of games.

This is made possible because some of the biggest gaming software developers that power online casinos are from (or headquartered in) European nations such as Sweden, Estonia, and Isle of Man. Moreover, these top game providers (e.g., Microgaming, NetEnt, Evolution, Playtech) cater only to the regulated and legal markets, like Europe.

As a result, when you play at top EU sites, you’ll get to enjoy the complete suite of high-quality casino games, including, online slots, progressive slot games, table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, keno, craps, poker, and the best live casino games.

The game count at these top gambling sites easily runs into a couple of thousands, or even more. Do note that not every EU-licensed online casino will have such an impressive range of games from the best gaming studios. Small, or newly launched operators usually have to start off with fewer games and providers due to budget constraints.

4. Quality Customer Support

Playing from the comfort of your home, or from literally anywhere with your mobile these days, is certainly convenient and also a lot of fun.

But what when you need immediate assistance with something? It could be a common question, such as ‘How to claim a bonus’, or something more pressing, such as a problem with your deposit or withdrawal.

Whatever your query, a top-drawer customer service can make or break your experience at a casino.

Partly due to regulation, most European online casinos deliver an A1 customer service. While most online casinos nowadays offer 24/7 support through live chat, the top ones deliver a premium, quality customer service via phone, email, and live help.

Their support staff are not only knowledgeable and efficient, but can also converse in local languages such as Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Portuguese, and German.

5. Casino Bonuses that are Worth Claiming

Online casinos and bonuses go hand in hand. If you’ve ever visited an online casino, you must have seen various offers advertised there, such as, free spins, welcome bonus, cash backs, and other offers on the site’s ‘Promotions’ page.

While they all promise something free, or extra to gambling enthusiasts, the details are often in the smaller print – the bonus’ terms and conditions.

The best EU casinos give out bonuses that have fair terms and conditions (low playthrough requirement, high cashout limit, etc.). The bonus terms are also clearly presented alongside the offer so that players can make an informed choice.

Final Thoughts

The above points show that a little research beforehand can help you pick a casino site that best fits your requirements. Reputed and licensed Euro online casinos have a valid licence, good reputation, quality games, a variety of payment methods, quick payouts, and prompt customer service.

Last, but not the least, whichever casino you decide to play in, always play responsibly and for recreation only.

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Top 5 latest charming iGaming brands out of the European Market

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It is no secret that the iGaming market is on the rise, with new iGaming operators and software providers constantly appearing. It might be, therefore, difficult to find those with unique offerings. We have put together a list of some of the rising stars of the industry present on the European market.

AFUN

AFUN Entertainment Group specializes in game development, payment system development and product data analysis. It is among the best legally licensed Sportsbook and iGaming platforms, with more than 1,500 game products and 30,000 sports events.

Present across Europe, America and Asia, the AFUN Group is licensed by Curaçao and has obtained an offshore gaming license from the Gambling Commision of the Government of Malta. With over 20 years of experience, the company has recently entered Latin America with one goal in mind: to guarantee the best online experience and provide each user with a personalized gaming experience on a trustworthy platform. It has already shown promising growth on the Brazilian market.

Check out their website with a wide range of games and keep up with the latest updates through their LinkedIn page.

Wazdan

Wazdan leads the way on innovation in casino content development. With a portfolio of over 150 cross-platform casino games, the company promises amplified performance and revenue growth.

The company adopts a partner-centric approach, offering tailored services and products that best align with their clients’ growth strategy. Wazdan also aims to stay innovative by constantly expanding its cutting-edge player-engagement suite, while respecting all the requirements of the regulatory regimes, promoting responsible gaming.

The company has been in the market for 10+ years pushing iGaming technology forward, which undoubtedly earns a place for them on our list.

Softswiss

Softswiss offers software for online casinos and bookmaking websites. What makes this company stand out is that their products can be delivered as standalone solutions or combined into a single iGaming Platform.

Softswiss was awarded the Best Online Casino Provider in the Nordics 2022 (B2B) award at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards. Beyond its casino platform – an exceptional, scalable, iGaming platform with high-speed of operation and intuitive management – the company’s portfolio includes:

  • Game Aggregator – Bringing together 170+ casino game studios with over 11,000 mobile-friendly games via a single API integration
  • Softswiss Sportsbook – A unique high-performance platform for sports betting operations
  • Affilka – Affiliate Management Platform
  • Jackpot Aggregator – Enabling customized jackpot campaigns
  • Softswiss Lottery Terminal – An all-in-one lottery system for any land-based operation

With such a wide range of offerings and further services, including anti-fraud support, player retention and content management, the company deserves this spot on the list.

Stakelogic

Best known for its online slots and live casino games, Stakelogic offers a wide selection of casino games and works with over 500 operators in 20+ countries. The company’s slogan ‘Think Bigger’ highlights its commitment to innovation, as the company constantly works to revolutionize the online gaming industry.

Stakelogic creates graphic slots and live casino games that represent the most advanced online games available on the market. Every product is tweaked and tuned to the level of ultimate user experience.

Over the years, the company has collected 7 awards for its outstanding performance. With 10+ live studios, 3 game shows and 250+ unique slots, Stakelogic is changing the way players play.

Apparat Gaming

Apparat Gaming is a relatively new player on the iGaming market, but is already showing promising results. Founded in 2020 by a team of industry veterans, the company is on a mission to develop “slot games with a German accent”.

Apparat Gaming develops slots of the highest artistic quality, with German technical standards. The company secured a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority in 2021 and has since become the trusted supplier of online content for operators in Germany and other European markets.

As the last contender on our list, Apparat Gaming delivers on the German stereotype: high-quality products, reliability and commitment. And absolutely no sense of humor. This is iGaming with a German Accent.

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“MPL launches India’s first multi-game Loss Protection initiative for a risk-free gaming experience”

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MPL, one of the world’s largest mobile and skill gaming platforms, has announced India’s first ever multi-game Loss Protection policy that is aimed at safeguarding the interest of the players. With this policy, gamers can claim a refund of up to 100% of the net loss that they may have incurred after playing 10 gameplay sessions with specified thresholds. This initiative is a great step in enabling users to play some of the most popular titles on the platform while keeping their financial security in mind. The loss protection initiative will be available for activation during MPL’s marquee gaming festival, Diwali Lakhpati Party, and will help users enjoy a great  gaming experience during the festive season.

This first of its kind initiative in the gaming industry is aligned with MPL’s player-first approach that shows the company’s commitment towards offering  a safe and secure gaming experience. This will also enable the players to concentrate on the gameplay without having to worry about the probability of losing money.

Through this program, once a user activates this policy, they can avail the option of claiming a refund of their net loss, if incurred, after 10 gameplay sessions. The policy covers select titles which are some of the top games like Poker, Ludo, Fantasy, Carrom, Block Puzzle, etc. The procedure for activating the insurance entails a successful KYC verification and the amount is directly refunded to the users’ MPL wallet. Gamers need to submit their claims on the app to avail the offer.

Commenting on the launch, Namratha Swamy, Country Head – India, MPL, said, “At MPL, we are committed to offering best-in-class gaming experience to our users always. We feel the Loss Protection policy is a great initiative that can foster safe and risk-free gameplay and is aligned with our player- first approach. With this, we hope our users can enjoy a great festive season and play their favorite games on the platform without having to worry about losing money”.

The MPL Diwali Lakhpati Party, which will run from today until October 31, presents many opportunities for players to try their hand at skill gaming and claim grand cash rewards.  The marquee gaming gala, with a total value of Rs 40 crore, will see more than six million gamers with 10,000 users expected to win every hour.

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Shutdown of Stadia – Comment from Cloud Gaming Platform Antstream Arcade

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Steve Cottam, CEO of cloud gaming platform Antstream Arcade, commented the following on the subject of Google Stadia’s shutdown:

“While not so long ago the death of Google Stadia would have been sending shockwaves around the cloud gaming industry, the writing has been on the wall for quite a while. The space has evolved and grown rapidly since the service’s launch in 2019, and with Xbox and Nvidia releasing user figures of over 10 million for their streaming services, it was obvious that Stadia’s offering had fallen behind the curve.”

“Stadia will be remembered for much longer than it existed for as a proof point that cloud gaming services live and die on their catalogues. Other big tech companies who have started their own cloud gaming initiatives – with few ties to the games industry – will rightly see this as an indicator about what gamers really want when it comes to value, accessibility, and catalogue in cloud gaming.”

 

Antstream Arcade is a cloud gaming platform with the world’s largest library of fully playable, fully licensed games from the arcade era and beyond – currently sitting at 1,500 titles.

Antstream is on a mission to make these games as accessible as possible to the modern gaming audience. That’s why each of the 1,500+ games on Antstream Arcade is completely free to play, removing the traditional  cost barrier to engaging with gaming’s vibrant history.

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