Our Top Newly Launched Casinos

New online casinos are being launched in the Canadian market all the time, adding to the large number already in operation. It may feel daunting testing out newly released casino site but there are actually quite a few advantages in playing at a newly launched casino such as getting better sign-up offers. We list some of the best new casinos for Canadians in the table below

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5 Reasons to play at a new casino

1) Better bonuses and sign-up offers

Without an established name in the market new sites often try and attract new players, at least in the beginning by offering better welcome bonuses. For example Casino Cruise is offering 100 free spins as well as a $1000 welcome bonus. A well as free spins and better match bonuses many new casinos also offer attractive no deposit bonuses during their launch period.

2) Multiple software providers

The latest trend in the industry is for casinos to offer games from multiple software providers. This enables gamers to benefit from the specific strengths of different software companies – the progressive jackpots of Microgaming and the 3D video slots of NetEnt as an example. Newly launched casinos benefit from having a clean technological slate to be able to launch with multiple providers, whilst older online casinos often have to overcome some technical hurdles in order to integrate the different software under one roof.

3) Better chances of winning

With a smaller player base at the beginning, players at new sites have a better chance of winning prize raffles and tournaments – anything dependent upon the total number of players competing

4) Starting afresh

One of the main reasons why players move on to a new casino is simply because they got bored with their current online gaming site. They want new games, a new look and think that a new casino will bring them a change of luck.

5) Just for the sake of diversity

Even if one is fully content with its current gaming destination, new online casinos are usually quick and easy to sign up with, and it’s never a bad thing to have some variety and check out new sites. Registering and playing at more than one site also enables you to keep a comparative eye on the casino landscape, compare offers, free spins and other promos as well as new game releases.

2 disadvantages of playing at a new casino

1) Risk 

It may seem like a risk playing at a new casino, what happens if a player wins the jackpot and because of this won’t allow any withdrawals to stop it from going broke? We understand this concern which is why in our reviews of new casinos we go beyond our already in-depth review of existing casinos, making sure that the operator is reputable and has sufficient investment.

Generally we only recommend new casinos launched under an existing group such as the Fortune Lounge or a new casino which has already carved out a stellar reputation in another country such as Mr Green in Scandinavia

2) Fewer Payment Methods

Many new sites start out with fewer payment options than more established sites, however over time these casino sites will establish partnerships with more payment providers. Besides, even at their inception most new casinos offer enough choice.

 Developments with new casinos

1) Mobile first or at least mobile equals

Casinos now don’t look upon their mobile platform as a nice addition but as a platform equal in importance to their desktop casino. In the case of LeoVegas casino they adopted a mobile first strategy – designing their product and interface first for their mobile platform and then adapting it to their desktop

2) Quicker Sign-Up process

The new breed of casinos have markedly streamlined the registration process. Whereas more established casinos required you to complete 20 fields over 3 screens, with the new set of casinos you can complete the registration process in under 30 seconds

3) Multiple software providers

New casinos start from a clean slate and can take full advantage of technological developments in the industry, specifically HTML5 to integrate games from different software companies under the same platform.

4) Instant Play Only

The development of HTML5 has enabled casinos to seamlessly integrate games from different software companies but it has also meant the decline of download software which by its very nature can only accommodate the software specifics of one company. All of our recommended new casino sites offer the games via the browser/instant play only.

5) Free spins over welcome bonus

A trend with the newly launched casinos is to offer a welcome package containing a smaller welcome match bonus than the older set of casino but to offer free spin slots (both no deposit and deposit) in addition. As some of the match bonuses from older sites were almost unreachable we see this as a good development

6) Adventure and Mission Play

Another trend you can find in new casinos is mission and adventure themes. Adventure casinos such as Casumo aim to integrate video games with online gaming giving missions and tasks for players to complete. This trend to give casinos more of an entertainment feel than gambling destination is reflected in the soft designs of the new casinos, using lots of primary colors instead of the glizzy red and gold ‘las vegas’ themed designs of the first generation of sites.

7) Playtech to Net Entertainment

An industry wide development rather than a casino specific development but most of the good new casino sites we recommend are NetEnt based (with games from other boutique providers). Net Entertainment casino has broken out from its Scandinavian ‘heartland’ and is now becoming the game provider of choice worldwide, whilst we see fewer good new Playtech and to a lesser extent Microgaming casinos.

How to choose a new or old casino

Whether to choose a new casino or an old established casino comes down to what you are looking for and what’s important to you

Choose a new casino if:

  • You want to play games from multiple games companies
  • Looking for free spins
  • You want a quick sign-up
  • Not concerned by fewer payment and support options

Choose an older casino if:

  • You’re happy with games from just one provider
  • Looking for a big welcome match bonus
  • Looking for the widest selection of banking options
  • Would like the option of telephone support

Final Words on New Casino Sites

Pick a new Canadian casino from our list above and you can’t go wrong, you get the security and re-assurance from knowing that it’s been tested and its operators vetted, and you get all the pluses from playing at a new site, including enhanced bonuses and casino games from multiple software companies.