Commander Luke Barnet
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Greetings to our new recruits. This is your captain speaking. In today’s training, we’ll be going through arguably the most important tool in our intergalactic war with bad bookmakers. I speak, of course, about our online gambling reviews.
No gambling comparison can be made, nor best online casinos ranked, if we do not have our online gambling site reviews in order to first determine the quality of the bookmaker in question. It’s like putting in the spacefuel before you go into hyperdrive – you can’t have one without another, and more importantly, you need it to reach your ideal betting destination.
Of course, with being a captain of some standing, I am someone you look up to. It’s understandable. Please, don’t be embarrassed – you can have a photo with me and my medals later. But it’s important to note that I do not run this ship on my own.
Every member of the PlayersBest team is an expert in their respective fields. They have years of experience, expertise and a passion that burns like the sun. This means that whatever online gambling site reviews catches your fancy – from a William Hill review to a Fanduel rating – you can rest assured that it’s handled by the best the universe has to offer.
Greatness in cyberspace travel can only be achieved when all of the checks are in order. You may prefer to simply go rocketing off but there is work to be done in our gambling reviews. You wouldn’t want to get out into space only to realise you hadn’t refilled the tank – you’d just be out there floating. And, because I don’t wish for any of my cadets to be floating round with mediocre bookmakers, I ensure every planet I plot coordinates for you to land on has a hospitable atmosphere.
That means you don’t have to worry about being burned out like a supernova from mediocre betting sites, when you utilise my recommendations. But what makes them so good? For the curious, here’s 10 criteria I always check for our gambling reviews.
Just like you wouldn’t step on a ship which wasn’t piloted by a licensed captain, you should never use a site which isn’t both licensed and secure. How do I check such things for my online gambling site reviews? How do you answer questions like “is Bet365 legit?”.
As I can’t tell you what you like – I’m not happy about that fact but spacecore says the brain probe is against intergalactic protocol – I don’t know how you like to bet. Therefore, I have to take a ‘the more, the merrier’ approach to betting variety. After all, if you have an asteroid field full of options, a few of them are bound to hit.
Of course, quality is even more important than quantity, so you won’t see my gambling reviews giving credit for any old space debris. Great casino games, fabulous and creative betting markets, even great bingo and poker options, all count towards my recommendation considerations.
Important to note though is that not all betting sites have the same target audience. This is, of course, to be encouraged – variety is what makes the planets turn. I mean it’s not, scientifically speaking, but you know what I mean. So, when I talk about betting variety, I keep that target audience in mind. I won’t, for instance, penalise a bingo site for not covering the third division of the La Liga. But a jack-of-all-trades operator with a football section? That would not leave this officer best pleased. It’s all about balance in this old universe, isn’t it?
All interstellar creatures are different and how they bet is different too. It’s so important for gambling reviews to understand that. One of the ways in which people approach gambling differently is in the amount they like to bet. Some want to bet mere cents, others much more, many in between those extremes.
What’s important is that the best operators are suitable for as many people as possible. That means I want a lower limit so low I can limbo under it like it’s the 1999 space core New Year party. My back never recovered. The higher limit? Well, look to the skies, my friend. I want it right up there with the stars. The bigger the space between those limits, the better for my gambling reviews.
Odds represent how much you win if your bet is successful. Better odds mean you get money if you win. Therefore, the more money you can get, the bigger the recommendation from me. There’s no need for a degree in astro engineering for this one.
Promotions are a personal thing to an extent. The kind of promotion that works for you might not work for someone else. So, variety is really important here so more people get the kinds of advantages they want to see.
With that said, quality promotions do have certain things in common. Namely, they need to have a generous pitch. That’s like your first impression when you see that lovely promotional advertisement shimmering in the night sky. They then need to back it up with fair terms and conditions. Now, that is the recipe for a deliciously cosmic bonus offer.
Sometimes, even us distinguished space heroes get a little lost in space from time to time.You take a wrong turn off the Milky Way and suddenly you’re lost down a black hole for 30 years and the crew locks you in the dungeon below the bridge. It has happened to the best of us, we’ve all been there. And it’s the same when you reach a good betting planet. It could all look great, be well signposted, but you still need a little extra help now and then.
That’s why I take customer service so seriously in my gambling reviews. I start with the written service first – the help sections and FAQs – before contacting the team. I value similar things that I demand from my crew, I want them to respond to my questions quickly and intelligently. In terms of the gold standard, you can’t go wrong with around the clock live chat.
In order to bet with real money, you’re going to need relevant payment methods. Again, I don’t know what’s best for everyone reading this – I’m a captain not a mind-reader – so the more quality options that are available, the happier I am. Special credit in my gambling reviews also go to selections which allow access for a truly international audience. Although, of course, as long as they have your preferred option, that’s all that should matter to you. In addition, it’s also vital that they have fair fees and warp-speed transaction times.
When it comes to aesthetic design, one person’s shooting star may be another’s black hole. With that in mind, I won’t be telling you whether a site looks good and presenting my opinion on something subjective as fact. It’s tempting because my taste is impeccable – I picked out the carpets on the bridge – but it’s simply not my place here.
What I can do though, is objectively test the technical design. That’s whether things load properly, are structured logically, all the links work and so on. In other words, it’s whether everything is working as it should and you get a seamless online betting experience.
Distinguished though I might be, I’m but one mere captain and I have my limitations. That’s why I always check out other people’s experiences on a betting site to see how my experience stacks up against theirs. You can find people’s feedback online pretty easily if the bookmaker is reasonably popular. There are often hundreds of published reviews on app pages, for instance. Basically, I want to see if my experiences were what the average Earthling can expect so I can give it my full recommendation
Often my initial tests are done on the desktop version of a site but that doesn’t make the mobile experience any less important or any less of a consideration in my gambling reviews. For many people, mobile is their preferred – sometimes only – way they use betting sites. This mean all those tests? I’ve got to do them again for the smaller screen for comprehensive gambling reviews.
You’ve likely noticed during our jaunt through everything that goes into the gambling reviews here at PlayersBest that I’ve avoided anything which comes down to personal preference.
While during a review I may suggest what kind of player a site or app may best suit – and I certainly make it clear what’s available on any betting site I’m putting through the ship;s computers so you can know what to expect – ultimately, I’m not here to tell you what to like. I can help you understand what’s out there, and crack the good from the bad open like atoms, so you never have to settle for less. But the preferential side of things is down to you.
That’s why you’re part of this crew, after all: to learn to fly for yourself. I’m here to give you the training and the co-ordinates, and that’s all. If you expected me to simply say that a certain site is perfect for you, unfortunately, I can’t know what kind of betting you like. I don’t know if you’d prefer a newcomer user-friendly approach or a deep, stats-heavy platform; a mobile or desktop experience’ or even if you’re after sports, casino games, or a bit of both.
And these are just rudimentary considerations. I haven’t even brought up style preferences, and if you’re a player from the United States, the laws of the state you’re in also has a huge impact. My online gambling reviews will lay this all out for you, but that last big leap for mankind is yours to take. If you haven’t thought deeply about your preferred destination, now is the time to do so.
Before you go, I thought it was important to explain the position of bonus reviews here at PlayersBest. While promotions absolutely are a part of the gambling reviews you’ll find here, they’re also subject to their own articles, attention and reviews whenever the team here feels that there’s suitable ground to cover. We’re an intergalactic exploration squad, and we will leave no space stone uncovered.
That’s because promotions – and the lab analysis of whether they’re worth the time of my crew – is something that can be rather complicated. It comes down to the terms and conditions. There’s often wagering requirements, time limits, geographical restrictions , market restrictions, qualification terms and more to consider. In the case of betting sign up offers, there may be additional time restrictions from registration to consider. In the case of a casino deposit bonus, there may even be percentages to take into account for the wagering requirement.
And that’s without going into how they compare to similar options, their originality, creativity and more. In other words, there’s ample reason for extra, focused exploration, which is why you’ll find bonus reviews alongside our regular online gambling site reviews.
Well, we’ve come to the end of this part of our journey. I hope you’re now ready to venture forth to those gambling reviews and utilise them to find your perfect betting destination. Our mission preparations are like no other, meaning you can explore the online betting cosmos with completed confidence. You may think your captain is a sentimental old man, but I feel there is a perfect betting partnership out there for everyone.