Multichannel gambling operator BetOnline is positioned in the Panama jurisdiction and accepts players from Canada, the US and further afield. BetOnline Casino has a few interesting features worth discussing in our latest Canada review.
Over three deposits, Casino BetOnline can let new players claim up to $3,000 of bonus credit from a big-time welcome package available without free spins. To claim the bonus offer, review readers can submit the promo code "BOLCASINO" on each deposit worth from $25 to $1,000. Don't forget to submit the code with the cashier or else the bonus can't be credited.
Any new users who receive the welcome package are asked to overcome 30x wagering requirements placed on the total value of the bonus and deposit. Upon review, the terms also reveal how the bonus must be used in 30 days and can only be wagered on BetSoft games, excluding roulette, baccarat and craps.
BetOnline Casino also has a policy of letting new players place their bet risk-free. Users are entitled to place their first bet and receive a bonus in return if they incur a loss worth $10 to $100 on American Blackjack, Caribbean Poker, European Roulette, Fruitbat Crazy or Viking Voyage, which has a free spins bonus mode. This bonus can be unlocked with no deposit after contacting the customer service team.
At BetOnline, review readers can look for a weekly code that can unlock a 20% reload bonus up to $500. The weekly bonus comes with 35x wagering requirements and 14-day expiry. The 10% Weekly Casino Rebate can also prove effective, with 10% of losses incurred in select games from Monday to Thursday being awarded as bonus funds.
Competition is also rife among players, with BetOnline having hosted past events such as the $100,000 Casino Iron Man prize draw. Another event to consider is the $15,000 Bitcoin Deposit Leaderboard, while the Live Casino Weekly Challenge is exclusively for table games and can give away $1,800 in bonus prizes.
BetOnline Casino will remain unequipped to provide exact Canada bonus deals and free spins for as long as the cashier doesn't provide them directly in CAD. However, there's another bonus option if review readers are willing to deposit in cryptocurrency and wager in USD.
Alongside the US, Canada players are the only users eligible for a 100% crypto bonus offered by Casino BetOnline. By transferring crypto worth at least $20, players are eligible to receive a crypto bonus up to $1,000. The wagering requirements are only 14x and the bonus offer can be redeemed by submitting the code "CRYPTO100" at the cashier.
With Casino BetOnline, review readers can try out games developed by the impressive BetSoft Gaming. While excelling at producing 3D slots, BetSoft is also proven developer of casino tables that are powered by virtual software and not dependent on the working hours of human dealers.
To create an enticing lobby, BetOnline Casino Canada has also secured access to software from other good developers, such as Visionary iGaming, Fresh Deck Studios, Magma and Nucleus Gaming. BetSoft is the best-known of the developers, with BetOnline lacking a little star power from a NetEnt or Playtech. For Microgaming fans, Spin Palace Casino Canada is a good option.
One thing that surprised us in the review is that BetOnline Casino has launched a brand-new instant-play site and left the old one online. During this Canada review, the URL for BetOnline led us to the original casino site. To find the new one, we had to click on the banner at the top of the screen.
BetOnline's new casino site for Canada is a visual improvement and more straight-forward to navigate. Review readers should expect to install Flash or use their existing plugin, with compatibility available to users on Windows or Mac devices.
On mobile devices, BetOnline Casino Canada presents the same curious ultimatum where players can access the classic site or current site. As on desktop, there's a red banner at the top of the mobile screen for making the switch to the new and improved site. Comparatively, the new mobile site is faster, smoother and all-round easier to use.
After visiting Bet Online Casino from a mobile device, review readers have the option to create a link on their home screen. Please note that this doesn't entail the installation of a native app, with Casino Bet Online compatible on iOS or Android. Review readers will merely have a quick link for convenient access.
BetOnline has separated the live dealer tables into two categories: black and red. It appears that the black live casino is powered by Fresh Deck Studios, while the red is operated by Visionary iGaming. For the full offering, review readers need to explore both sections. Also, worth noting is that live tables can't be played with no deposit or any bonus funds - cash bets only.
The red live casino carries blackjack, roulette, baccarat and super 6. Available seats are shown in the lobby, as are the names of dealers and table limits whenever listed. In the other live casino, there are diagrams to show exactly which seats are open. Plus, review readers can also find casino hold'em to complement baccarat, blackjack and roulette.
At least 120 video slots were accessible from the new and improved lobby when this BetOnline Casino Canada review was undertaken. To whet your appetite, there are sections to highlight the new release and the most-played games. Having those smaller sections can help when initially looking for slots to play, but also remember to load titles with no deposit and explore the free spins and other features.
For this review, the casino even carried an exclusive slot release in the form of Lucky Liberty. Other top alternatives included Totems of Fortune, Mystic Grounds, Downtown Vice, Quest to the Quest, Stellar Strikes, No Limit Bandit, Back to Venus and Take the Bank. Before playing, check out the bonus features to see if free spins or any other rewarding perks are offered.
Although BetSoft hasn't played a role in supplying the live dealer software, the provider has stepped up to deliver non-live casino tables. These cover the likes of Blackjack Double Exposure, Blackjack Switch, Super 7, Pirate 21, American Roulette, European Roulette, Zoom Roulette, Craps and Baccarat.
Our review also found a healthy selection of poker tables, including Let It Ride, Oasis Poker, Pai Gow, Triple Edge and Caribbean Poker. Additionally, there were video poker machines in the shape of Deuces Wild, Aces & Eights, Jacks or Better, Jokers Wild, Double Bonus and Double Double Bonus.
Review readers can check out these high payouts found among the games at BetOnline Casino Canada:
After this review, BetOnline Casino should be advised to create a section where all of the progressive jackpots can be found. No such section was available in our review of the new casino site, while the old one had a popup screen for exploring the current highest jackpots. With jackpot slots, they can't be played with no deposit, but you can still benefit from free spins if they are programmed into the bonus features.
From the old casino site, were able to identify Reels of Wealth, Faerie Spells, Legend of the Nile, Mr Vegas, Dragon Kings, Pompeii, Fruit Loot and Charms & Clovers as progressive jackpot slots - and some of them offer free spins. Although Casino BetOnline is yet to announce any millionaires, a Floridian named Brad J won $29,737 on Multi-Hand Blackjack in April 2016.
At BetOnline Casino, it's unfortunate for our review readers that no deposit can be directly received in CAD. Therefore, no deposit can be wagered in CAD and must instead be played in USD. Even a crypto deposit will be converted into USD, so we must advise review readers to confirm the details of their transactions before proceeding.
As of this review, BetOnlineCasino was willing to process deposits of $20 to $100,000 by Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Litecoin and Ethereum. For VISA, Discover, American Express and MasterCard, BetOnline can accept transactions of $50 to $2,500. Then there are less utilised methods such as Person to Person, Money Order, Wire Transfer and Cashiers Check.
All cryptos can be used to process withdrawals of $20 up to $15,000, whereas no credit or debit card is approved for cashing out. For review readers, that leaves the only alternatives as Wire Transfer ($500-$15,000), Person to Person ($50-$400) and Check by Courier ($500-$2,500).
BetOnline is one of the most helpful sites for explaining how to deposit with Bitcoin and complete payments. The operator is also reachable in different ways, including a North American telephone number, live chat and three email addresses. BetOnline is also present on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
With BetOnline, no deposit will be subjected to risk, as the connection is protected with 256-bit RSA encryption certified by GlobalSign. In our review, there's less certainty over fairness, with BetOnline operating out of Panama and not presenting a licence number.
BetOnline has been on the web since 2001, while the company's roots date back to 1991. After researching the casino site for this review, we were pleased to find a largely clean reputation. In fact, there was one case on a casino portal where BetOnline had resolved 20 of the 22 complaints raised there by players.
We were glad to see that Canada didn't feature on BetOnline's list of restricted locations. In the review process, no deposit would be accepted within the locations to follow: Afghanistan, Australia, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, France (and overseas lands), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Malta, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Panama, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Canada is recognised as one of the priority nations on the signup form. After registering, review readers will continue to play in English, with French support not displayed on the new site and Google Translate as the only alternative. Another shortcoming of BetOnline Casino is the lack of local Canada payment options, which seems to be caused by the operator's sole dependency on USD.
Every new player needs to be patient with the signup form. BetOnline Casino simply refreshes the form once new details are added. Only several fields are required and review readers must supply an exact postcode when registering from Canada - the form cannot be submitted without this information. No deposit will be needed by BetOnline Casino Canada until you're ready to transfer the funds.
Having three 100% bonus offers of up to $1,000 allows for players to receive up to $3,000 in bonus funds in the early stages. Free spins aren't included, though you can stake a $100 risk-free bet with no deposit required also. BetOnline Casino Canada has an improving selection of software and we hope to see further new games released in the wake of this review.