This article was first written in 2012 and a lot has changed for Canadians for the best casinos around.
Check out our 7 Best Casinos for Canadian players recently posted.
We have updated this article to reflect casinos that are still in business while removing some that have since closed.
A quick list of popular casinos for Canadians
Many sites will list casinos for Americans but what about Canadian players?
Canada and America have different laws when it comes to online gambling and quite frankly, Canadians simply have more casinos to choose from and have safer depositing options too. Just see our list of Interac casinos for Canadians to find more.
In short, the only gaming companies that don't take Canadian players are gaming groups located in Canada or casino software in Canada.
There are 4 main casino software makers that currently accept Canadian players for real money play.
They are Microgaming, Playtech, Real Time Gaming and Net Entertainment.
When it comes to casino games and selection of slots, these 4 softwares are all you will ever need.
Just a quick note on any provincial regulated online casino. They might be safe and secure but know that as a player you are definitely not getting the best bonuses or value. This is why you rarely see them recommended or mentioned on popular casino sites.
There are also 2 provincial regulated casinos that exist PlayNow run by the BCLC and Espace Jeux run by Loto Quebec. They both accept Interac but the software are still in their infancy and PlayNow is struggling to regain the confidence of the public after leaking player data.
Update: PlayOLG casino has since opened their doors and is an online casino in Ontario.
These casinos typically don't have the best bonuses or the best return for the slot games or the best selection of games either.
That said let's look at the some of the casinos we recommend for each software and include their signup bonuses.
Microgaming software launched in 1994 and is considered the best in online gambling for the complete online casino solution.
Most of these casinos have over 400 games which include over 20 blackjack games, over 50 video poker games and over 200 slots. Some players think it is too much selection but the games are well constructed and many list their payout percentages on the site.
Three recommended Microgaming Casinos:
Also known as RTG, this software accepts all players around the world including Canada, the USA, and France. They have existed since 1998 and are well known for their slots and table games especially blackjack. The slots might not look as pleasing to the eye but they are too much fun.
Three recommended RTG Casinos:
Playtech are a publicly traded company with Israeli founders. The progressive jackpot network is usually a few million dollars at any given moment. The casino software launched in 2001 and is available for Windows computers or no download instant play. There are probably over 50 online casinos using Playtech software and some Playtech casinos to check out:
Three recommended Playtech Casinos:
Also known simply as Net Ent, they are a Swedish based casino software company and have gone from nobody to a big player in online gambling in what seems like a few short years.
Their games get rave reviews from players and if things keep up at this pace, they will become the leader in online gambling. Oh, and Betsson was the casino that had a player win 11 million euros on the Mega Fortune progressive slot!
Three recommended Net Entertainment Casinos:
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