Why Choose Online Casino Geeks?
Here at Online Casino Geeks, our sole aim is to help you discover the best bonuses, slot
games, live casinos, table games, cryptocurrency casinos, and best online casinos. Our only goal
is to provide you with an informative website that covers all of these topics with a high
degree of accuracy. Accuracy is the key so you can be confident that Online Casino Geeks is
the ultimate go-to resource for trustworthy guides and reviews for all areas of the online
One of the reasons our reviews are a cut above the rest is because our team is made up of
real players that play at online casino games every day. Every review is based on the first-
hand experience of the players that play at these casinos. We know exactly what makes an
online casino tick, why one bonus deal is better than another, and what makes a high-
We can also spot which online casinos are trustworthy. This is simply because we make the
effort to check all the terms and conditions, licensing, FAQs, take the time to speak with
customer support service agents, and check the companies that own the casinos. When we
review a casino at Online Casino Geeks, it is safe to say that we leave no stone unturned
enabling us to build the complete picture and pass that knowledge on to you via our online
casino and game reviews.
With our due diligence so finely tuned, we are able to omit online casinos that do not cut it
and add the ones that stand out above the rest. As a result, you are presented with only the
best and most trustworthy online casinos where the majority of members are truly happy
with what their online casino has to offer.
Every one of our reviews covers the following topics:
- Overall quality score
- Software Providers (game developers)
- Games available at the casino
- Live casino games
- Deposit and withdrawal methods/limits
- Licensing information
- Mobile gaming options
- Customer services options
- Pros and cons
Online Casino Geeks’ Review Criteria
All our casino reviews have been laid out to give you easy to browse, accurate and informative content. We break down every section of the casino so you can quickly find out all the facts. By doing this, it makes your life easier when creating a shortlist of online casinos that you feel meet your requirements.
We understand that no one casino player is the same, and all casino players have different needs. As such, we cover all the bases in our online casino reviews so the information you find is guaranteed to apply to your circumstances in one way or another.
Our casino reviews include information such as:
- Year the casino opened
- Overview of gaming developers
- Overview of games available
- Welcome bonus and promotions
- RNG/Virtual casino games (slots/table games)
- Live casino information
- Mobile casino breakdown
- Banking options available
- Customer support
- Pros and Cons
Cryptocurrency Review Criteria
Within the online casino industry,, cryptocurrency casinos are booming. At Online Casino Geeks we love the innovation that cryptocurrencies bring to the online casino scene and as such we have been dabbling in cryptocurrency casinos from the day the first one was made available.
There is a growing number of cryptocurrency casinos, BTC casinos, and casinos that offer players the chance to play games using either cryptocurrency or fiat currency. We review every one of these casinos in the same way as we review fiat currency casinos.
Cryptocurrency casinos should offer the same engaging gaming experience and casino account management as fiat currency casinos. Many casinos that accept cryptocurrencies offer games from top software developers such as Microgaming, NetEnt, Play’n Go, Betsoft, and also offer a range of progressive jackpot games such as Mega Moolah and Mega Fortune. The casinos also offer the same licensing from UKGC, MGA, and other trusted authorities.
Of course, the difference between the reviews is mostly when it comes to deposits and withdrawals. One of the key advantages to depositing and withdrawing crypto is that most transactions are instant. When we break down how well an online casino performs when it comes to crypto we look at the following criteria:
- Does the casino force players to convert crypto to fiat currency?
- Can you keep your balance in crypto?
- Which cryptocurrencies are accepted?
- Can you withdraw your cryptocurrency?
- Is there a pending time for crypto withdrawals?
We also look at how the casino uses provably fair algorithms, whether the casino uses smart contracts, and how secure the casino’s cryptocurrency payment and withdrawals are.
Advanced Casino Reviews
Our casino reviews are very well organised and easy to read, but at the same time, the information we provide is also extremely informative. We do not simply create a list of games and software provider, we go into detail. Our research takes us deep inside the very online casino’s terms and conditions, bonus terms, and FAQ/help sections.
If we find any information deemed to be ambiguous, we contact the casino’s customer support for clarification. We then take all of our research and write it into our online casino reviews in easy to understand terminology that you can absorb in seconds.
In short, our goal is to make the entire casino review process effortless for you. By doing this, our casino reviews will help you make an educated decision when creating your shortlist of online casinos that you would consider joining.
Topics We Cover Include:
We condense all the below information into our casino reviews as well as sections on our website so you do not have to spend hours reading walls of text provided by the casino’s FAQ and T&C pages. Whether you are new to online casinos or an experienced casino player, every point we cover gives you exactly what you need need to know.
New players can easily begin to learn and understand what makes an online casino trustworthy and playable while experienced casino players can quickly find out whether the casino will suit their style of play.
Device Compatibility: We test the casino on desktop and mobile devices. We use various smartphones and tablets with iOS, Android, and Windows. We download any apps and test games, banking, and help sections. We also test the instant play/responsive version of the website to make sure it works via a browser on all the aforementioned operating systems.
Safety/Trustworthiness/Licensing: Testing games for fairness takes time and money, but luckily we have a team of real players that test games to see if the results seem bias or not. We also perform background checks on the companies that own the casinos to see where they are located, which gambling licenses the company has whether the company owns other casinos, and which consumer rights and privacy laws/jurisdictions the company falls under.
Live Casinos: When we test a live casino, it has to be perfect. Live casinos are essentially another casino within an online casino. We have to look at the game variation offered, how the casino performs in peak hours, and which live dealer platform the casino uses such as Evolution Gaming, NetEnt, Playtech, eZugi, Pragmatic Play, and so on. We test the games, dealers, betting software, and we look out for which live dealer games are available on mobile.
Game Strategy: Head over to our blog and news section to test out your casino gaming strategy. We are always providing our readers with tips on which online slots to play, which progressive slot games have the best RTP (Return to Player), and how to implement bankroll management strategies as well as how to play table games and which strategies are available.
The Most Important Points To Consider When Choosing an Online Casino
While there is no online casino licensing bodies in Nigeria, there is a way to make sure an online casino is fair and safe to play at as a Nigerian citizen. Here are all the areas we cover in our reviews and some additional tips to help you understand what each of these sections means in terms of security, safety, and trustworthiness within the online casino industry.
- Consumer Rights and Privacy
For the most part, as long as an online casino is licensed by a trustworthy authority, then your legal rights are protected. As such we would recommend playing at an online casino licensed by the MGA – Malta Gaming Authority. It is an EU based licensing authority and as such, when you do business with an EU company, you are protected by EU consumer rights and privacy laws.
You will also be able to use the MGA to open disputes against casinos you think have abused your consumer rights – the MGA will act as a mediator in the dispute giving you all the support you need. Furthermore, you will have access to the EU online eCommerce disputes page where your complaint will be handled by an EU representative.
- Security & Integrity
Every online casino worth its weight in gold is protected by advanced online security systems. One way to ensure an online casino 100% uses safe and secure technology, as well as internal employee, practises to protect player accounts, financial information, personal information as well as game integrity is to check the casino’s licensing.
Casinos with a reputable remote gambling license will not only have their games regularly checked but also their security systems are tested for weaknesses or malpractice by third-party IT security firms.
- HTTPS Encrypted Connections/Financial Transactions
We will never review an online casino that does not use HTTPS encrypted security certificates when you connect to the casino’s member login area. SSL encrypted connections are important on so many levels. For one, they encrypt your connection to the website. Encryption is also important when you are connecting to the casino’s banking section. All casinos should state that they use 128-bit SSL security for all banking transactions.
- Financial Security
The MGA covers Nigerian players and as such all casinos that are covered by the MGA license cannot keep player’s money in the casino’s bank account. Under the rules of the license the casino must open a completely separate bank account (much like an Escrow account) and the total balance of all member’s accounts at the casino must be kept in this bank account. If the casino was every to go into liquidation or bankruptcy, all member account balances will be protected.
- Third-Party Certification
All MGA licensed casinos are subject to random RNG (Random Number Generator) gaming algorithm checks. The licensing body will send in third-party algorithm experts to test virtual games while there are separate teams that will check live dealer studios. These checks are announced randomly and without warning to the casino, and as per the terms and conditions of the MGA license, the casino must instantly comply.
- Gambling Support
If an online casino uses the MGA license, then the casino will have gambling support options for those that feel they may be developing a problem with gambling. The casino will provide links to help and support website for those with a gambling problem. Furthermore, the casino will supply your account with self-help tools that allow you to self exclude yourself from playing real money games, set weekly or monthly deposit limits, and some even let you set maximum bet limits.
Once you are happy that the casino is covered by an amicable licensing authority that has your best interested at heart as a Nigerian casino player, the next step is to check out the games the casino has to offer.
Software & Gaming Providers
Gaming developers in the online casino industry are known as ‘software providers’. There are more than 50 of them that supply all manner of games from slots, blackjack, roulette, craps, baccarat, video poker, scratch cards, bingo, lotto, and live casino table games. As with any industry, some are big-name brands, while others are breaking onto the scene, and there are always a few newbies also breaking onto the online casino scene.
Here is a list of the 5 most well-known software providers you can trust:
- Microgaming (Virtual slots and table games / live casino games)
- NetEnt (Virtual slots and table games / live casino games)
- Pragmatic Play (Virtual slots and table games / live casino games)
- Evolution Gaming (Live casino games)
- Betsoft Gaming (Virtual slots and table games)
Some software providers offer large progressive jackpot networks with online slots and/or table games with million-dollar jackpots to jackpots worth thousands of dollars. Others specialise in certain games or gaming technology like Evolution Gaming which is purely a live casino gaming platform provider.
By choosing a casino with a mix of games from different software providers you are guaranteed not only a diverse gaming experience but also a high-quality gaming experience.
Table Game & Slot Variety
Every one of our online casino reviews will give you an overview of the games that the casino offers. We make sure we are very clear about which games you can play. We will look at which slot games are available and the variation of slot you can play such as progressive jackpots, classic slots, non-progressive slots.
In addition to this, we take a deep look into which table games and the variations of table games are available. For example, if there are 10 roulette tables, we look at the variation of roulette tables offered such as French Roulette, European Roulette, American Roulette. We also check to see if poker table games, dice games, scratch cards, and video poker are available.
- Video Slots: classic slots/progressive slots/non-progressive slots
- Table Games: blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, dice and more
- Video Poker: jacks or better, ace and eights, joker poker
- Lotto and Bingo
- Live Dealer Games: blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, dice and more
We place a heavy emphasis on breaking down the type of games each online casino we review has to offer. This is because we want you to find an online casino that will offer you the type of games you want to play before you sign up. As a result, if you are a live casino player that prefer to play blackjack, you will know whether the casino’s live dealer suite has enough games to keep you busy.
Likewise, if you are a slot player and you prefer playing progressive jackpot slots, then you will be able to quickly discover whether the online casino we have reviewed has a decent selection of progressive slots. Quite simply, if it does not, then you can quickly move onto another review in search of an online casino that gives you the right selection of progressive jackpot slots to suit your style of play.
With high-speed WiFi as well as 3G/4G connections now available in Nigeria, you can connect to online casinos and play slots with high graphic/animation intensity as well as live dealer games with crystal clear HD video. On top of this, all of these qualities are available thanks to the fact that mobile technology is continuously improving.
Just over a decade ago playing real money or cryptocurrency casino games via a mobile phone or tablet device was practically unheard of. Fast forward to today and almost every online casino is designed to give you real money casino gaming on the move.
Some online casinos provide iOS and/or Android apps while almost every online casino has an instant play option. Instant play casinos use responsive web design that allows you to load the casino via your mobile device’s web browser, log on, manage your finances, and play real money virtual as well as live casino games on the move.
Our casino reviews test mobile compatibility of every casino:
- Tablets and Smartphones
- Windows Mobile, iOS, and Android operating systems
- Mobile Browsers – Safari, Chrome, IE, Brave, Firefox
- Instant Play and Mobile App Gameplay
By the time you have finished reading the casino’s mobile review section, you will know if the casino offers any downloadable apps, how well its apps perform, whether the live casino offers mobile gaming options, and how well the responsive instant play and casino account management performs.
Online Casino Bonuses & Rewards Programs
Second, to playing at a casino that is fully licensed and trustworthy are casino bonuses. Some players place more stock in bonuses than games available. No matter which type of player you are, we make sure that we cover all bonus offers available to Nigerian online casino players. However, not all online casinos will make their welcome bonus or regular bonuses available to Nigerian citizens.
As such, you will see our reviews take a two-pronged approach. We firstly break down the bonuses available at the casino with a heavy emphasis on the new player welcome bonus and then we briefly cover the regular bonuses promotions. After this, we mention which countries qualify or do not qualify for the welcome bonus so you know if the bonus is available to you in Nigeria.
Welcome bonuses are available for new players only and are available to one person per household address per casino as a one-time bonus offer. There are tons of different welcome bonus offers. Most of the giveaway a deposit match deal, for example, a 100% deposit match bonus up $500 means that if you deposit $100, you will start with $200. However, there specific bonus terms and conditions that apply.
We break down the casino’s bonus T&Cs by reading through the casino’s bonus policy and add the most important points to our casino reviews so you know exactly what you are getting.
- Wagering requirements: the majority of welcome bonuses will have a wagering requirement that needs to be met before the bonus money is available to withdraw
- Bonus expiration: when you are given bonus money, you will have a set amount of time to play through the wagering requirements before it expires
- Free Spins: some bonuses come with free spins. We cover which video slots the free spins apply to and wagering requirements required for winnings from free spins
- Deposit stages: Quite a few online casinos will offer you a 2, 3, and even 4-part welcome bonus in which your first few deposits will be awarded deposit match bonus money
Other Bonuses & Rewards Programs
When you become a fully-fledged member of an online casino, and after you have used your welcome bonus, you want to take advantage of further bonus offers. Online Casino Geek’s casino reviews briefly cover some of the bonus deals on offer as well as whether or not there is a VIP/loyalty points reward program available. Adding to this, if the casino offers tournaments such as slot races or raffles, we will also briefly mention what is available.
Casino Customer Support
As a Nigerian online casino player, you will be able to join most European operated online casinos where their support departments are either open 24/7 or operate during the same business hours as Nigeria. In our reviews, we will mention the support options available to you from self-help FAQ sections to live chat.
- FAQ Sections
- Live Chat
- Email Support
- Telephone Support
How Are Online Casino Geeks Different from Competitors?
Our main quality is accuracy. We play at the online casinos we review, we test them using multiple devices and operating systems like many of our competitors. However, we also go one step further by taking the time to dissect the casino’s terms and conditions, bonus policies, and FAQs.
Although from time to time online casinos do change their terms and conditions, on the whole, every one of our reviews is an interpretation of the casino’s terms and conditions. That means we take the time to read every clause in the T&Cs to make sure that our reviews enlarge the small print in an easy and quick to absorb manner.
Let’s face it, no one wants to read the small print and the issues that arise when we do not can mean we miss important factors that will affect our online casino experience. We make sure this does not happen to Online Casino Geeks’ readership. Therefore, it is our all-round due diligence is one of the main reasons we are different from our competitors.