How We Review and Rate Online Casinos

Andrew McDermott
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Andrew McDermott
Alicia Butler
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Alicia Butler
Updated: April 15th 2024

We have unveiled a new online casino rating system, which will quantifiably rank online casinos, sweepstakes casinos, and social casinos by several key factors.

On February 1st, 2024, we launched a new 6-point rating system, a complete reimagining of sweepstakes casino reviews. It will offer insight into the way these casinos work, providing players with invaluable information so they can easily understand which gaming site is right for them.

Through easy-to-scan infographics, the score will both subjectively and objectively numerically rank each sweepstakes casino, allowing players to immediately understand the fine print behind bonuses, as well as site offerings.

You can find an example of this latest rating system in OddsSeeker’s Sportzino review and review which are new sweepstakes casinos on the market.

Sweepstakes Casino Review and rating system used by

Why Do We Do It This Way?

With 25 years of experience in the casino gaming industry worldwide and 10 years advocating for players in the U.S., the OddsSeeker team has a wealth of knowledge of the overall customer experience at gaming sites.

OddsSeeker has conducted research in the social and sweepstakes casino industries since 2016, and forthe past four years, the entire focus of OddsSeeker has been to provide reviews and ratings of sweepstakes casinos.

"We want to help people understand the most important differences between sweepstakes casinos sothey can understand the benefits and risks of sites where they’ll potentially spend their money. We created this system to help people get more bang for their buck playing games online." - Alicia Butler, Editor

The new six-point review and rating criteria are based on the following:

  • Player experience
  • Existing player promotions
  • Games
  • Cashier
  • Welcome bonus
  • Comparative analysis

Three points of criteria are subjective and based on data, and three points are based on an expert's subjective assessment.

Data-Based Scoring

  • Games - A look at the total number of games based on categories (slots, live dealer, bingo, table games, crash games, etc.), plus multiplier scores featuring key games and gamecategories.
  • Cashier - An objective, weighted score based on specific payment and redemption options.
  • Welcome Bonus - An objective score based on the amount of Free Sweeps Coins granted upon complete registration. (No Deposit Bonus)

Comparison table of sweepstakes casino cashier and payment options of the 4 top operators

Expert Assessment - Subjective Scoring

  • Player Experience Score - Subjectively conducted by experts assessing platform availability (browser play, iOS App, Android App) and product usability.
  • Existing Player Promotions Score - Based on the frequency and quality of existing player promotions offered in a 90-day period.
  • Comparative Analysis Score - Based on an analysis of the remaining criteria. This enables a weighting ofsweepstakes casinos, including offerings such as PayPal cashier options, live dealer games, sports predictions, and so on.

Altogether this new rating system makes the best place to find sweepstakes casino reviews to help gamers choose the best place to play every day!

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew's worked in the sports betting & online gaming industry since 2008! He has developed products to help gamers and bettors as well as created solutions used by some of the world's largest gaming companies; Gamesys, Gala Coral, 888, Bwin Party & more. With his deep experience working with online gaming companies in the UK, Europe, and the USA, Andrew brings extensive value to the research studies, products, and content that we create at OddsSeeker. In 2016, Andrew created in an effort to help American gamblers find the most generous promotions available that day so that people can stretch their bankroll the farthest - for more chances to win big. In 2018, Andrew sold to Catena Media, where he stayed for 20 months while helping them grow their US business. Immediately after leaving Catena in 2020, Andrew founded TheQNA Company to create a better version of the BonusSeeker product under the brand & to extend that consumer-first approach to build products that help people find companies and services in healthcare and personal finance. As founder of The QNA Company, Andrew, along with our executive team, leads the strategic vision for how our network of sites helps people answer the questions they need to find their new favorite brands & products. Power to the consumer! You've got questions, we've got answers!

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