Today we’re going to peel back the curtain and invite you to take a peek behind the scenes of Crypto Lists. After you’ve read this article you’ll have a much better understanding of how we compile our reviews and formulate our Bitcoin casino ratings.
Sometimes it’s fun to take a small break from articles covering the pluses and minuses of the best casinos around to give you some insight on how we operate as a company and close-knit team. Today in this special article we’ll be giving you an overview of what we look for in the iGaming sites we review and highlight the steps we take to make sure our reviews are thorough, unbiased, and most of all, helpful.
If you’re keen on getting a really thorough breakdown on how we formulate our ratings, then you might like to read our page: How Do We Review Casinos where we expand and add on to what’s below. But without further ado, let’s pull back the curtain and spill the beans about our review process. It’s not all fun and games (although, there’s plenty of that too!).
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- 1 The Adventure Begins: Selecting the Brands
- 2 The Reviewers: Our Band of Experts
- 3 New Kids on the Block: Reviewing Fresh Bitcoin Casinos
- 4 The Evaluation: Let the Games Begin
- 5 The Breakdown: Software, Promos, and More
- 6 The Legit Check: Licensing Information
- 7 The Support Test: Let’s Have a Chat
- 8 The Extra Mile: Any Questions and History
- 9 The Follow-Up: Post-Review Process
The Adventure Begins: Selecting the Brands
Finding the right crypto casinos is like hunting for treasure in a huge field; you’ve got to know where to dig. We filter through the best and the worst, and put them through a rigorous test. It’s not always perfect and some sneaky ones might slip through the cracks (more on those later). But hey, we’ve got our fine art of selection pretty much down pat.
The Reviewers: Our Band of Experts
Not all heroes wear capes. Our team of experts, like Tom and Ron, who are sports betting aficionados, are better suited to review crypto sportsbooks. On the other hand, Markus and Chris, our crash game enthusiasts, are the perfect pair for those reviews. But on the flipside to that, it’s also important that we all get a taste of the things we’re not too used to, so that we’re able to be genuinely objective in our thoughts.
New Kids on the Block: Reviewing Fresh Bitcoin Casinos
When it comes to reviewing new crypto casinos, we’re like detectives on a mission. We dig for information like the release date, cross-check it with the operators and even their social media accounts. We take our sweet time to ensure accuracy and honesty.
But, hey, we’re also players! We often get the first taste of a new crypto casino. We make sure to give you the most accurate first impression, and help the operators smooth out any rough edges before it goes live.
The Evaluation: Let the Games Begin
Once we’ve got the brands and the reviewers, the real fun begins. Our team dives into the casino headfirst, exploring its every nook and cranny. We look at everything from when it was launched, to the game developers, sportsbooks (when applicable), and more. We then weigh up the pros and cons, and give you a comprehensive overview of the platform.
We’ll also get in touch with the support team to see how they handle tough questions, but we’ll come back to that shortly.
The Breakdown: Software, Promos, and More
We don’t just stop at the overview. We take a deep dive into the software the casino uses, the game development studios they’ve partnered with, and the promotions they run. We look at the VIP programs, check out the user experience, and even scrutinize the design and layout.
And yes, we do play the games. You can’t expect us to have fun when we have a smorgasboard of fantastic titles to enjoy right before our very eyes!
We explore the variety, from video slots to classic blackjack, crash games to progressive jackpot tournaments, and even live casinos. We also test the transaction methods to ensure they are smooth and hassle-free, be it crypto or fiat.
The Legit Check: Licensing Information
We also check the licensing information of each casino. We cross-check it with relevant bodies like MGA in Malta, UKGC in the UK, and master license holders in Curacao such as Antillephone and Gaming Curacao. We even check the certificates in the footer of their sites and verify their authenticity.
The team at Crypto Lists are knowledgable about the nuts and bolts of the various global licensing bodies, including the ones we’ve mentioned but also the Kahwanake authority too. We’re currently in the process of building a whole new section on our site that groups casinos together by operator, but also by licensor too.
The Support Test: Let’s Have a Chat
We know how important customer support is for you. So, we test out their support channels, ask relevant questions, and see how quickly and effectively they respond. Sometimes this can be done in super-quick fashion, other times we have to wait a while for them to respond. In either case, we’ll be transparent and let you know the approximate times and some of the questions asked.
The Extra Mile: Any Questions and History
We cover any outstanding topics and delve into the history of the brand. We use internet archives like Wayback Machine to see how the site has evolved over time. Sometimes, in the cases of brand new sites, there isn’t much to report. However, when a brand has been live for a few years there’s usually a nice amount of things to uncover and highlight. These things include past promotions, adding new deposit methods, as well as large-scale rebrands and redesigns.
The Follow-Up: Post-Review Process
Our job doesn’t end with the final spin of the roulette wheel. We listen to your feedback and make sure to update our reviews accordingly. We even have a warning list for casinos that have failed to meet our standards. Of course, if a casino’s operators get in touch with us to explain that their position on this list is unwarranted or unfair, and present evidence, then sites will be taken off. The purpose of the list isn’t to ‘punish’ any particular casino, but to help our readers to avoid potential scams demonstrate our genuine lack of bias.
In addition, for the casinos we think are definitely worth trying out, we constantly monitor their sites for updates and new features. When we discover this kind of new info, we’ll update the review and incorporate it into news articles and news flashes that continuously populate the review page and give added value to our readers.
So, there you have it! Hopefully that’s given you a better insight into how we do our Bitcoin casino ratings. Was it more or less thorough than you expected? Let us know via our live chat if you have any specific questions you’d like to know or if there’s something we don’t include in our evaluations that you’d like us to.