Dailyhawker Presents the Best Online Casinos for 2020
Online gambling is as popular as ever going into the new decade and there is no shortage of fantastic iGaming venues that cater to global players. Dailyhawker has done a roundup of the industry for 2020 to show you exactly what’s out there. Below, you’ll find our favourite five online casinos.
We made our selections based on welcome bonuses, games offered, licensing arrangements, customer support, and other aspects important to the online gambling experience. You’ll also notice that all of the selections below are at least friendly towards Australian gamblers, if not directly appealing to them.
Of course, these are just five of the many great casinos serving the Australian market in 2020. There’s a much bigger selection and a world of juicy bonuses out there waiting for you.
Raging Bull Casino
One of the best casinos around today has to be Raging Bull. This modern iGaming venue really specialises in promotions. Not only does it offer a tasty 200% on your first deposits, the site periodically runs exclusive promotions for featured pokies.
Whilst on the subject of promotions, Raging Bull also runs a VIP programme. This allows players to earn cash back and other special perks. The rewards get increasingly more valuable the higher up the VIP tiers you reach. Finally, we couldn’t not mention the $100 free chip promotion the site offers at the time of writing. Those that sign up and make a deposit receive an additional bonus of $100 with much less stringent wagering requirements than the main welcome bonus.
As an Australia-facing casino, the deposit methods might be a little limited compared to many other global online casinos. However, players can still load their accounts with Visa, Neosurf, or Bitcoin. However, they can only withdraw using either Bitcoin or international wire transfer.
The quality of the game selection at Raging Bull is understandably high thanks to its use of Real Time Gaming products. It’s always reassuring to see the developer’s name since it only offers games audited by Global Labs International. You can expect to see loads of pokies, video poker, massive progressive jackpots, and plenty of of casino classics amongst the large list of games.
Another Aussie-facing casino with a particularly juicy welcome bonus is FairGo. Like Raging Bull, FairGo runs on Real Time Gaming software. It boasts more than 250 of the industry’s most entertaining titles. Part of the top software developer’s catalogue is the exciting and innovative, narrative-drive Reel Series of Slots. These are not only endlessly entertaining but are part of a pair of progressive jackpot pools too.
FairGo is no slouch when it comes to its welcome bonus either. The site offers up to $1,000 in bonus money, spread out over five instalments. Particularly heavy on promotions, the casino also offers various cash back incentives as well as loads of subsequent matched deposit bonuses.
As a modern casino operator, FairGo makes games using HTML-5. This means that players can enjoy most of the venue’s titles without any need for an additional download. Many titles and the casino lobby itself have been optimised to look great on any sized screen.
Those concerned about licensing and player support will be pleased to learn that Real Time Gaming is audited by one of the planet’s most reputable iGaming test labs. In fact, Global Labs International actually won an award at the Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards in 2018 for its commitment to fair play. Similarly, FairGo holds a licence from Curaçao eGaming, which should put players’ minds at ease. Finally, if anything does go wrong when using Fair Go, you can contact a professional, round the clock, customer support team via telephone, email or live chat.
Bit Starz is a cryptocurrency-friendly casino that also accepts deposits in more traditional currencies too. The site was started in 2014 and it has quickly become one of the most recognisable allowing deposits and withdrawals in Bitcoin and other currencies.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the Bit Starz online gambling experience is the truly massive signup promotion. New players can claim up to $10,000 worth of free bonus money. Bit Starz divides this welcome bonus into four distinct phases – meaning you’ll need to deposit four times to claim the maximum.
The freebies don’t end there, however. The casino periodically treats players to additional bonuses. These sometimes award non-cash prizes too. For example, players can win tickets for Tokyo 2020 with one of Bit Starz’s current promotions.
In addition to offering one of the iGaming industry’s most lucrative bonuses, players can also look forward to an exceptional game selection. They’ll find a huge number of slot machines, video poker, table games – just about everything you’d expect from an online casino in 2020. These titles come from a huge number of upcoming casino software developers, as well as some established names. You’ll find games by NetEnt and Play ‘n’ Go amongst the slightly more obscure names.
Like many of the online casinos serving Australia today, Bit Starz holds a licence with Curaçao eGaming. It also features customer support over the phone, via live chat, and by email.
True Blue Casino
The newest name of our list of favourite online casinos for 2020 is True Blue Casino. However, don’t let the relative obscurity of the software developer put you off. Despite being only established in 2018, the iGaming venue has a lot going for it.
As a new contender for market share, True Blue Casino is up against some well-established names. To stand out from the crowd, the operator offers a stellar signup bonus of 200% up to $2,000 (at the time of writing). Given that players must only wager this a total of 30 times, it’s actually one of the more potentially lucrative promotions around too.
The promotions don’t end after players have completed their signup bonus either. The site hosts regular reload bonuses to keep players interested. These include exclusive promotions on new games, cash back promotions, and daily free spins!
As another Real Time Gaming casino, True Blue features an extensive selection of the latest games. These include lots of table games, pokies, video poker, and more. You’ll also find loads of jackpot games and others. Players can access the entire catalogue using a desktop computer or a massive selection of the games on offer via either mobile browser or a standalone client.
From the newest casino on our list to the most established. Black Diamond has held a licence from Curaçao eGaming since 2009. Owned by DeckMedia N.V., the operator provides a huge number of pokies, table games, and unlike some of the other suggestions on our list, it actually has a live casino too.
Like other Australia-focused online casinos, Black Diamond only features a limited number of deposit options (credit card, Flexepin, Neosurf, or Bitcoin). Unfortunately, the site also only features withdrawal via bank wire.
Again, the site’s main draw is its generous welcome bonus and subsequent promotions. Not only are players greeted at the site with a 750% bonus and a load of free spins, they can also take part in unique challenges like the “The Legendary Dinosaur Egg Chase” which awards prizes for each day a player makes a deposit. Similarly, there is a VIP club, Bitcoin exclusive promotions, and league table “races” for cash prizes.
Black Diamond’s more than 300 titles come from many of the industry’s best-known developers too. You’ll see many exciting games from the likes of Pragmatic Play, Betsoft, Vivo Gaming, Octopus Gaming and IGTech.