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We only review the best online casinos on the internet

Why? Because you haven't got time in your lives to bother with rubbish.

It's the way of the world these days. We've become impatient beings, we want everything instantaneously, we only want to do things that are worthwhile.

We don't want you to mess about browsing rubbish casinos, playing with shit games, and flicking through a clutter of shit bonuses. Other casino comparison websites may offer more casinos, but none will offer both the quality and quantity that we do.

The casinos that we offer have to fit a strict criteria.

Safety first

Of course, they must be safe, that¡¯s a given. Anything that¡¯s not won¡¯t get through the door, so therefore all the casinos featured on our site are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and offer the latest security and encryption technologies. If a casino loses its UK license, it¡¯s coming straight off. No questions asked.

Then we go for the stuff that¡¯s a bit more subjective, the stuff that other casino comparison websites wouldn¡¯t be all that fussed about: we¡¯re talking casino bonuses, customer support, games, user experience. Of course, other sites aggregate on these metrics, or at least they say they do, but if a top online casino isn¡¯t offering value in these areas, we¡¯re not featuring them.

Like we said, we don¡¯t want you wasting your time, plus we don¡¯t want you depositing your hard-earned cash into a casino which quite frankly isn¡¯t up to standard.


Bonuses are massively important in the online casino world. But we don¡¯t want you diving headfirst into something that isn¡¯t right. We¡¯ve seen some seemingly magnificent welcome bonuses on the internet down the years, but once you read the small print they¡¯re anything but magnificent. In fact, they¡¯re absolutely terrible.

And that¡¯s almost always down to the wager requirements. These days more and more, and usually the best online casinos, are offering bonuses with no wager requirements meaning that the offer that they advertise is indeed the offer that you will get. Whereas at a casino that has wager requirements, you could be made to wager your initial deposit by up to 100x before you can withdraw.

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Only interested in no wagering casinos? Well we have a page for that, don¡¯t worry! And a new Wager Free Spins site too.

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Something that¡¯s criminally overlooked is the customer support offered up by online casinos.

When you¡¯re struggling online, there¡¯s nothing more annoying than not getting an answer to your question quickly and efficiently. You want to speak to someone, and you want to speak to them now.

So, as you will discover when browsing our site, every casino we feature offers customer support for over 15 hours of the day via telephone or at least live chat meaning you will get an answer to your query right away.

We have a lot of casinos offering 24/7 customer support via phone and live chat too, including the likes of Spinit and Betfair, which is just outstanding, really.


Obviously, this is a big one. You don¡¯t want to be joining a casino which has less than 100 games of which they are all crap.

However, 100 games with them all being quality, well then that is good. 888 for example is a magnificent casino, yet it only offers a 100 or so slot games which to many might not be impressive, but when you actually flick through the library, you will be suitably impressed. Then you¡¯ve got the likes of SlotsMillion who are offering over 1,000 slots.

There¡¯s a lot of variety in this field, but again, be assured that every casino featured on our site has a very excellent selection of games.

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This is another biggie. There¡¯s nothing worse than going on any website and having a nightmare trying to navigate around the place. You want easy transitions and you want speedy loading times. PlayOjo, for example, excel in this field.

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But rest assured, just like everything else on our site, we¡¯ve done our best to separate the wheat from the chaff, the frauds from the legitimates.

No casino has made it through our net yet. There¡¯s no contamination over at CasinoCircle HQ, that¡¯s for sure.

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All You Need To Know About Baccarat - Casino Circle

Baccarat Guide

August 2, 2017

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It may not have the popularity of blackjack or the romanticism of roulette, but Baccarat – James Bond’s favourite game – is one of the games out there for those looking to make some money.

Established all the way back in the 15th Century, Baccarat is mostly played in Asian casinos these days, but was originally invented in Italy, and introduced soon after in France where it was first documented following the Franco – Italian War.
Just 150 years later, Baccarat was almost cast into oblivion following the outlawing of gambling under King Louis XIV in the 17th Century and practically became a lost game until the opening of Monte Carlo in 1857.

But back from the wilderness it came with a vengeance, and not long after its inception in Monaco, Baccarat rapidly rose into a renaissance soon establishing itself as the game for the nobles, the royals, and the aristocracy, firstly in France, then Europe, then around the world.

Baccarat has retained its elegant status to this day, and is mainly played by the high rollers on high minimum bet tables. It’s often seen as the game for the world’s biggest gamblers where its commonplace that millions of dollars will be exchanged during one session.

But it’s not exclusively for the rich, far from it. A lot of “bricks and mortar” casinos will have high minimum bets on their tables, but with online casinos you’ll be able to start off as low as you can on blackjack and roulette.

The Game

The etymology of the word Baccarat is Italian for “zero” which refers to the fact that the 10’s, and the picture cards (King, Queen, Jack), all have a value of zero in the game.

The online version you’ll play will commonly be ‘North American Baccarat’, or ‘Punto Banco’ as it was originally known. Punto Banco is a slight variation of the original Baccarat, and began in Latin America. It’s now the Baccarat adaptation that is most common in the USA, Europe, Australia and Macau too.

Now, with Punto Banco, you don’t actually have to bet on your own hand to win; you may bet on yourself, the banker or on the tie (both the banker and yourself hitting the same total).

Betting on yourself pays out 1-1, betting on the banker pays out 95% (with 5% commission going to the house), and betting on the tie pays out 8-1.

The aim of the Bacarrat is simple: to get as close to a 9 as possible with two, or potentially three, cards.

The Rules

Each card is worth their face value (apart from those mentioned above) and Ace is equal to one. You initially start with two cards and add the value together. For example, if you are dealt a 6 and a 3 you have hit 9. If you are dealt 6 + 5 you will be on 11, but in Baccarat you only take the number on the right-hand side so you will actually be on 1. If the player has an initial total of 0 – 5, he will draw a third card. If the player has an initial total of 6, 7, 8 or 9, he stands. Now, here’s where it gets a little bit more complex:

If the player stood after two cards, the banker regards only his own hand and acts according to the same rule as player. That means the banker draws a third card with hands 0 – 5 and stands with 6 or 7, 8 or 9.

If the player drew a third card, the banker acts according to the following rules:

If Player drew a 2 or 3, Banker draws with 0–4 and stands with 5–7.

If Player drew a 4 or 5, Banker draws with 0–5 and stands with 6–7.

If Player drew a 6 or 7, Banker draws with 0–6 and stands with 7.

If Player drew an 8, Banker draws with 0–2 and stands with 3–7.

If Player drew an ace, 9, 10, or face-card, the Banker draws with 0–3 and stands with 4–7.

If the banker total is 2 or less, then the banker draws a card, regardless of what the players’ third card is.

If the banker total is 3, then the bank draws a third card unless the players’ third card was an 8.

If the banker total is 4, then the bank draws a third card if the players’ third card was 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

If the banker total is 5, then the bank draws a third card if the players’ third card was 4, 5, 6, or 7.

If the banker total is 6, then the bank draws a third card if the players’ third card was a 6 or 7.

If the banker total is 7, then the banker stands.

House Edge

The house edge in Baccarat is one of the lowest amongst all of the casino table games, and is one reason for its huge pull – the house edge betting on yourself is 1.24% and on the banker it’s 1.06% (despite the 5% commission). However, betting on the tie has a relatively high house edge of 14.4%.

Baccarat has risen back to prominence in recent years with the development of online casinos. Whereas before, and even still now, Baccarat is mainly a luxury for the rich, online casinos make it accessible for anybody to play this fascinating and legendary game.

Author: Will H.

Will has been a part of the nitty-gritty world of gambling for over 10 years now in one shape or another, and though he mainly works in the background at Casino Circle, his vast experience and insight is always fascinating to read and listen to.

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