Editorial Policy - How We Review Casinos and Online Slots

Slotsjudge is an informative platform dedicated to varied gambling topics. Here, existing and potential players can find objective casino and slot reviews based on our research and experience. We follow a strict editorial policy to keep our reviews fair, up-to-date, transparent, factual, and accurate in terms of all the details which may influence the experience of our readers. This approach makes the gambling industry transparent, and our readers can trust Slotsjudge as an expert guide.

On this page, you'll find information about our principles and approach when working on all the reviews you see on the site, which help ensure all Slotsjudge pages are unbiased, honest, and relevant.

General Principles for Evaluating Online Casinos and Slots

When evaluating casinos or games we display at Slotsjudge, we don't just pick random sites and add them to our rating. Our approach is more complex and professional. The core principles guiding our work are research, fairness, and relevance.

We always pay attention to all the details surrounding safety. Our reviews cover licensing, security tools like Anti Money Laundering (AML) and SSL encryptions, reputation, feedback or complaints from players, and other details that guarantee the player's safety.

We aim to delve into every online casino site and explain to players what features distinguish one operator from another and how some casino characteristics appeal to various casino enthusiasts.

The approach to safer gambling is another critical element we factor in. When exploring the site, we examine the range of responsible gambling tools and look for links to independent organisations to help players who face gambling addiction. An online casino that acknowledges the importance of safer gambling will rank highly on our casino guides.

Our reviews are not biased and are impregnable to influence by external parties. We only consider our user experience and real players' reviews to form our rating.

Evaluation Process: Selecting the Best Online Casinos

Our Slotsjudge experts work with each casino you see in our rating, be it by reading the terms and conditions or testing every feature of the site. Here's the step-by-step process our team of experts follows to evaluate online casinos you find on the site:

  1. Gathering information: First, we must understand the casino's ownership model, licensing conditions, and other essential details, including collaboration with game providers and the site's general terms.
  2. Our registration: Then, we need to ensure that we test the site as genuine users to know all the pitfalls. Therefore, we create an account, deposit, get bonuses, and withdraw funds. We act as real players to get objective information.
  3. Evaluating available games: We check the casinos' catalogues in our reviews. In addition to the games range, we analyse the available types, providers, filters (including the ones by volatility or specific features), the presence of the latest releases, and more.
  4. Examining payment methods: Our experts believe that casinos should have diversified payment methods to meet the needs of players from different regions. We check the transaction speed, especially for cashouts, fees, and limits.
  5. Analysing bonuses: All promotional material must be frequent and multiple to rank highly. But the central aspect we analyse is the presence of affordable wagering requirements. Our Slotsjudge team can also display personal bonuses for our readers.
  6. Testing the site's performance: We try the sites by getting registered, playing, testing navigation tools, and estimating the interface. We conduct this research on desktops and various mobile devices to ensure the casinos are responsive on iOS and Android.
  7. Verifying the casino's security: We commit to demonstrating the casino's security measures, so our research always includes testing all the safety tools. We will always recommend SSL-encrypted casinos, which guarantee players their money and data protection.

Evaluation Process: Selecting the Best Casino Slots

Besides online casinos, our Slotsjudge team tests and overviews video slots from many providers with diversified features.

It's also a complex process since we want our reviews to provide information about features players can find, our experience of playing these slots, and the comparison with other software you see on the site.

This is what we test when evaluating online casino slots:

  • Visual appeal: Slots can have very different themes, plots, and graphics - we analyse all three in great detail. We also estimate sound effects and other elements that influence visual appeal.
  • Gameplay features: Slots differ in characteristics, and we test them to understand how they work and what payouts players get according to specific multipliers, free spins, or other bonus options.
  • Payout parameters: Payouts on slots are always random, but we can consider some parameters like the slot's volatility, the Return To Player (RTP) percentage, the max win potential, and volatility.
  • Mobile compatibility: We launch slots on mobile devices and desktops as part of our tests. This way, we check their compatibility with varied gadgets, platforms, and operating systems, especially in iOS and Android.
  • Provider's reputation: We always pay attention to the providers behind the games. These brands should always harbour internationally renowned licenses from governing bodies such as the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) and certificates from gambling laboratories like iTechLabs. Plus, we consider how many awards they have won from industry ceremonies such as the eGaming Review (EGR) awards.

Our Team of iGaming Experts

Of course, our project could only exist with the experts standing behind each review or any other service you access here at Slotsjudge.

We are experienced and knowledgeable iGaming professionals who report industry innovations and rely on research and analysis to provide each review.

Thanks to our contacts with casino representatives and providers, networking at thematic gambling conferences, and profound analysis of the iGaming market, our team is always on the spot to identify the latest trends, regulations, and developments.

Things We DON'T Do at Slotsujdge

Fairness is, above all, that's the central concept of our project. That's why there are a range of actions which are against our editorial policy:

  • We don't provide scores in our rating for sale.
  • Our experts never ignore the negative sides casinos or slots may have
  • We don't forget to update reviews to keep them relevant.
  • We don't provide reviews of slots or casinos we haven't tested.
  • Our team is illiberal with its praise when features or services are average.
  • We don't promise bonuses which are absent on the casino's site.
  • Slotsjudge experts release reviews only after verifying all information.

Total transparency is the bedrock of our project, and we hope that reflects in the standard of excellent reviews we proffer.

Our Personal Experience is a Must

When we prepare information about a particular site or game, we examine player reviews and complaints. When the complaints are present, we track how fast a casino representative or a slot provider resolves them.

We don't recommend such casinos if these complaints are multiple and operators don't resolve the issue.

Then, it's time for our research. Our strategy includes testing the registration process, an opportunity to make straightforward payments, a convenient interface to find and play games on varied devices, real money bets, and the overall withdrawal process.

Bonus Offers

We like bonuses a lot, so it's another aspect we are very attentive to.

We don't promote expired offers or recommend bonuses with too detailed playthrough requirements.

We also cover the following details:

  • The bonus amount and whether it's divided into several parts.
  • The percentage of a match offer and the number of free spins.
  • Wagering requirements and the max bet while wagering.
  • The period when the offer is active and when it expires.
  • The maximum bonus cashout players can withdraw from the bonus.

Conclusion

The main goal of our Slotsjudge project is to be helpful to players. We want to stand out from the rest of our competitors by providing relevant, objective, and professional reviews and tips.

Since we are passionate about the gambling industry, it's easy for our team to stay up-to-date with the latest gambling trends and get involved in the industry to the maximum by visiting gambling conferences and viewing the latest news.

As a result, our editorial policy and principles are based on transparency, objectivity, and honesty, which translates into a safe and fair experience for our readers.

When you have questions, concerns, or feedback, please get in touch with our team on this page or via the contact details available at Slotsjudge. We are happy to hear from you and make our project even more user-friendly!

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Aleksandra is an experienced editor-in-chief at Slotsjudge with a wealth of knowledge in the iGaming industry. With over 9 years of experience in the field, she has developed a deep understanding of the latest trends, technologies, and developments within the industry.

Updated: 15.06.2023