About us

Since we arrived onto the scene in 2013, OnlineGambling.ca (OGCA) has become a go-to resource for Canadian bettors. From expert online casino reviews to in-depth sports betting guides, we cover the gamut of the online gaming sector. Through reliable resources and tools, tailored recommendations and latest trends, we will find the right casino or sportsbook for you.

Online casinos
Over 100 online casino & sportsbook reviews
Almost 10 years as the leading gambling experts in Canada

Our mission

To be Canada's no.1 trusted online destination for all things gambling. We inspire our readers to make smarter gambling decisions through the best information, content & tools.

Why our readers trust us

We're committed to providing you with accurate, trusted and impartial advice and information, so you can make the best choice.

Safety is paramount, which is why we only give the thumbs up to those sites that have passed our rigorous rating process. If a casino isn't up to standard, it isn't featured and if we deem it unethical, it goes to our blacklisted page – no exceptions!

Our editorial process

OGCA is here to provide readers with informed, trustworthy and relevant information about the online gambling industry. There's no charge for using our site, as we want all bettors in Canada to be able to benefit from our research. And you can rest assured your data is protected in line with our Privacy Policy.

We are an independent comparison site for online gambling products. While we do receive a fee for promoting some of the brands listed on our site through our advertising partnerships, this in no way affects our unbiased opinions and ratings.

Very importantly, if we do not believe a casino or sportsbook meets our high expectations and requirements (laid out below), we won't promote them.

How we rate online casinos & sportsbooks

We take our roles as expert reviewers very seriously at OGCA, which is why we have such a stringent rating process in place when it comes to all of our online reviews. Discover the different factors and criteria for our five-star rating:

Our recommended sites must use state-of-the-art encryption and firewall technology, to ensure you and your money are safe at all times.
To make our list, an online casino or sportsbook needs to be certified and licensed by a reputed regulator, such as the Malta Gaming Authority or Kahnawake Gaming Commission.
We expect a wide range of payment methods to be available for Canadian bettors. We are on the lookout for things like imposed fees for making payments, the limits for deposits and withdrawals, etc.
Game selection
Game selection
We're not going to be happy with a handful of dated games as an online casino portfolio. We only shortlist those sites that have a varied selection, covering slots, table games, live dealer, etc, from leading software providers.
Bonuses & promos
Bonuses & promos
Sites should offer new players a rewarding welcome bonus, plus regular promos and offers for existing customers.
Customer support
Customer support
We expect players to be well looked after. Sites should offer a detailed FAQs section, as well as live chat, phone and email options.
Device compatibility
Device compatibility
There's no excuse. Today's sites should be full optimized for mobile or else have a downloadable app, available for both iOS and Android.

How does our star rating system work?

What's the difference between a 5-star casino and a 3-star casino? We've broken down what the different stars actually mean:

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5 stars = Excellent
Our coveted five-star rating is reserved for sites that meet all of our high standards and have a reputation for being of the highest calibre in the gambling world. In our rating system, these sites rank between 4.5 and 5 stars.
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4 stars = Very good
This is still a site that meets the majority of our requirements, but there are a few things that could be improved.
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3 stars = Fair
These sites meet all of the safety and trust requirements, but fall short when it comes to some of the other key criteria.
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2 stars = Poor
This isn't a site we recommend. These sites are very limited in terms of what they offer to customers and can sometimes be questionable when it comes to trust and safety.
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Under 2 stars = Avoid
It's quite simple: you should not play here.

In the media

Meet our team

Our team of experts is on a mission to educate you about the vast world of online casinos and sports betting. They have decades of experience between them and have written for some of the world's top publications.

Sal Vetri
Sal Vetri, Sports betting expert

Sports data analyst and content creator Sal is an NFL Show host for Daily Fantasy Sports site, Awesemo.com, as well as being a regular OGCA contributor. He runs a personal YouTube channel boasting thousands of subscribers. He specializes in DFS, covering NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB and PGA golf, too.

Sal's expertise: Fantasy Sports; Sports Betting

Daniel Coyle
Daniel Coyle, Sports writer

Based in Montreal, Daniel has been writing about sports betting for two decades. His work has been featured in major sports media and daily newspapers, including Sportsnet, NESN, Sports Illustrated, Montreal Gazette and Globe & Mail. He has also contributed to a number of betting blogs, covering major sports leagues and tournaments around the world.

Daniel's expertise: Sports; Sports Leagues

Stephen Olayanju
Stephen Olayanju, Gambling writer

Stephen is an avid casino punter and writer with over five years' experience producing content for numerous gambling brands, such as Better Collective and All-in Global. His particular expertise lies in online casinos and slot games, having reviewed well over 300 products.

Stephen's expertise: Online Casinos; Slot Games

Kelsey Kramer
Kelsey Kramer, Sports writer

Kelsey is a sports journalist and OGCA contributor, who also freelances with ESPN as a sideline reporter. She covers a whole range of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, softball and lacrosse.

Kelsey's expertise: Football; Basketball; Baseball; Soccer; Softball; Lacrosse

Luke Garrison
Luke Garrison, Sports writer

Luke is an Ontario native and diehard fan of all professional Toronto teams – especially the Leafs, Raptors and Jays. After graduating from the University of Guelph with a bachelor's degree in English, he earned a post-graduate certificate in sports journalism from Centennial College. He has been writing about sports for 14 years and has been a contributor for outlets such as FanSided, Full Press Coverage and the Canada Press.

Luke's expertise: Hockey; Basketball; Baseball

Peter Nwajei
Peter Nwajei, Online gambling writer

Peter is an experienced content writer based in Ontario. He has worked in the online sector for more than six years and currently handles content for over five major casino websites. He is passionate about educating others on the world of online casinos, and helping punters enjoy a reliable, responsible and fun gambling experience.

Peter's expertise: Online Casinos; Gambling

Dr Nancy Irwin
Dr Nancy Irwin, Clinical psychologist & author

Nancy is a frequent media expert on reinvention, trauma and addictions on podcasts, radio and TV shows. She has a private practice in West Los Angeles and is also on staff at Seasons Recovery Center in Malibu.

Nancy's expertise: Psychology; Addiction; Problem gambling

David Yeskel
David Yeskel, Travel writer

Travel journalist David (The Vegas Guru®) has covered Las Vegas for 20+ years, specializing in hospitality, entertainment and dining. He's written for the likes of Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Travel Agent Magazine and Las Vegas Magazine.

David's expertise: Las Vegas; Travel; Hospitality

Our journey

We may be relatively new kids on the block in the world of online gambling, but we have come a long way in the past nine years. Discover our incredible journey:

Onlinegambling.ca (OGCA) is born and our mission is clear: to inspire Canadian bettors to make smarter gambling decisions through the best information, content and tools.


Our site is rapidly growing with amazing content across our online casino, sports and gambling pages.


We start recruiting heavily, bringing in a team of expert writers and journalists to deliver the best and most informed content to our readers.


We want to reach a wider audience and readership, which is why we branch out into the exciting world of social media with the launch of our Twitter and YouTube channels.


We certainly keep ourselves busy during the challenging Covid-19 outbreak. We release a whole load of new casino and slot game content to keep up with demand, and focus heavily on sports with the launch of a brand new esports section.


OGCA undergoes an exciting site refresh with a more modern and user-friendly navigation and casino review section to give our readers a seamless experience.


We have many exciting launches in the pipeline. Watch this space!


Why you should gamble responsibly

We want you to enjoy yourselves, but we also want you to be safe and gamble responsibly. It's essential that you monitor how much time and money you're spending, and to be aware of the steps and precautions you can take if you start to notice worrying signs. If you or someone you know is struggling with problem gambling, the following organizations are here to help.

Get in touch

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