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At Top 5 Casino Sites we have a dedicated team of reviewers and researchers all committed to sharing their deep knowledge of the world of online gambling. Not only do we trawl the web looking for the best online casinos, we also take a deeper look at the various games on offer. Our aim is to create the ultimate resource for all of your online gaming needs by bringing you regular articles, explanations, guides and strategies for all your favourite games, from online roulette to slots.

*The following tips and articles are solely recommendations and should not be considered as professional advice.

eGaming Mergers and Acquisitions from 2012-2017

Peter Grey | | 399 Likes | 0 Comments
In the last five-plus years, the eGaming industry – betting, casino, bingo, poker online operators – have scrambled to strike deals between themselves, to merge, or to acquire the business of their rivals. There are many reasons for this,...
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A Guide to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

Joe Townsend | | 390 Likes | 0 Comments
Stroll down a high street in the UK and you’ll probably find a betting shop with an FOBT in it. Known technically as Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, FOBTs have been the subject of much debate in recent years. Indeed, with supporters and critics...
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Betting Casino Sites vs Stand Alone Casino

Sally Burns | | 386 Likes | 0 Comments
Online gaming has in recent years become far less segmented than was previously the case, with many major brands now offering their players a more diverse range of gaming and betting choices than ever before. One of the most obvious ways in which...
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6 Online Gaming Developments To Watch For in 2018

Peter Grey | | 381 Likes | 0 Comments
1. Regulated Markets Governments and lawmakers around the world continue to take very different views of regulated online casino markets. It is hard to argue against the regulation introduced into the UK having been successful, both for the coffers...
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BGO Casino to Ditch Bonus Wagering Requirements Moving Forward

Peter Grey | | 414 Likes | 0 Comments
Wagering requirements have been a part of the online casino industry for nearly 20 years, but it seems that one casino is stepping up to take this somewhat controversial “condition” out of the equation. BGO Casino – one of Europe’s most...
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The Newest and Best Slots of 2017 (So far…)

Brett Lewis | | 746 Likes | 0 Comments
The New Year looks like it’s going to bring some exciting online slots and December’s releases look very enticing, with some great games from NetEnt, Betsafe and other big game developers. Let’s take a look at some of the best slot games...
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The Best Online Slots of 2016

Joe Townsend | | 561 Likes | 0 Comments
Who can resist a fresh release from one of the big casino software companies? With so many casino game developers competing for the next big thing, the world of online casino entertainment is never short of great new slot games. With the release of...
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The Ultimate Guide to IGT Gaming Casino Games

Joe Townsend | | 741 Likes | 0 Comments
IGT stand as one of the most famous names in the online casino industry. IGT (International Game Technology) specialises in the design and development of online casino games....
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Online Casino VIP & Loyalty Schemes – Are They Worth It?

Peter Grey | | 741 Likes | 0 Comments
The online casino industry is booming and only looks like growing even further. With so much fierce competition, online casinos are offering generous VIP and loyalty schemes to keep their players happy and ensure a longstanding relationship with the...
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The Ultimate Guide to NetEnt Casino Games

Brett Lewis | | 798 Likes | 0 Comments
NetEnt are one of the leading software providers in premium online casino gaming. Formally known as Net Entertainment, NetEnt have been offering their services for more than 20 years (hitting the scene in 1996), and they’ve delivered a...
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Live Casino Face-off: Betfair vs. Paddy Power vs. Grosvenor

Brett Lewis | | 711 Likes | 0 Comments
The beauty of online casinos is just how easy it is to open a browser, log in, and start playing your favourite table games in a matter of seconds. Live casino games give you all the convenience of online gambling with the glamour and excitement of...
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The Ultimate Guide to Playtech Casino Games

Joe Townsend | | 711 Likes | 0 Comments
Playtech is widely considered to be one of the best software providers in the world of online gaming. They have been around since 1999 and have since grown to be one of the biggest and most respected casino gaming platforms available. In a market...
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New Trends in Online Casino Gaming 2016

Peter Grey | | 858 Likes | 0 Comments
Online casinos give everyone the chance to place a wager wherever and whenever they like. The great online casino rush may be over but there’s plenty of room for more online gaming entertainment. With so many options, the pressure is on casino...
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Why Smart Players Choose French Roulette

Brett Lewis | | 852 Likes | 0 Comments
Roulette is the most famous casino table game out there - players place their bets on numbers, colours, odd or even and watch in excitement as the ball bounces around the spinning wheel, hoping it will land on their lucky number. This game has many...
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The Truth About Casino Payout Percentages

Joe Townsend | | 1054 Likes | 0 Comments
When you enjoy your casino gaming online you often see a payout percentage in the region of 97% (at reputable casino sites anyway), but what exactly does this percentage mean? If you are a serious gamer then you probably want to seek out the casino...
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The Newest and Best Slots of 2015

Peter Grey | | 950 Likes | 0 Comments
This year has seen the release of some of the most enjoyable slots out there. Different casinos use different software providers which will affect which slots games are on offer. Microgaming continues to impress with the likes; Ariana, Hot as Hades...
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How much money can be won at an online casino?

There is almost no limit to the amount of money you can win at the best online casinos. Each week there is millions of pounds in prize money and bonuses up for grabs regardless of the stakes you’re playing for. Indeed, jackpot slots such as Mega Moolah and Major Millions each have jackpots topping ?1 million just on their own, so you can see that you’ll never be short of ways to win when you join our top sties.

What kinds of games are available?

When you play at the top UK online casinos, you’ll find the following games on offer:

  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Slots
  • Jackpot Slots
  • Video Poker
  • Baccarat
  • Casino Hold’em
  • Casino Poker
  • Craps
  • Scratchcards
  • Live Dealer Games
  • Casual/Arcade Casino Games

What is the difference between the download platform and instant play platform?

In general, there will be no major differences between an instant play and downloadable casino platform. In some instances, downloadable casino sites will offer a selection of “exclusive” games not available via the instant play website. Additionally, you may also get extra bonuses if you download a casino site.

Are there apps for mobile?

Yes. Although some online casinos use a mobile website, there are others that allow you to play games via your mobile or tablet using native apps. To see which casinos have their own mobile apps, you can read our expert reviews or visit you native app store for iOS, Android, Blackberry or Windows Phone.

What are the technical requirements to play on a PC or Mac?

Instant play online casino sites (i.e. ones where you don’t need to download anything) typically require you to have the latest version of Flash installed, Windows 8 or better and a sufficiently fast internet connection. If you use a downloadable casino, you’ll need to ensure you have sufficient memory on your hard drive.

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