Casinos have been around in British Columbia for a very long time indeed. BC casinos were always regarded as being the ones to aspire to in all of Canada if not all of North America. There are land casinos to be visited all over British Columbia with four in Vancouver alone and many more spread throughout the province.
When these casinos first went online in 2010 there was much excitement especially as the first online casino was to be run by BC Lottery Corporation. However, the launch of the new casino, PlayNow turned out as a disaster as the casino crashed during the first few hours of operation and had to close its doors.
There were rumors of horrendous security breaches after the casino got back on line with some unscrupulous players being able to access other member’s account and transferring funds so that could be illegally withdrawn. Since then, scandal has flowed scandal with players complaining of almost non-existent customer service, unreasonably long payout times, poor choice of games and distinct lack of promotions and tournaments. These are the reasons why players should steer clear of PlayNow for the time being, until they get their house in order.
On the other hand, the privately owned BC online casinos continue to go from strength to strength and succeed on attracting players from across the Province and all of Canada.
The secret of this great casino success is that they know what Canadian players want and how to provide them with it.
• Top class graphic backdrops.
• Powerful software.
• Generous match bonuses for all deposits.
• Exciting promotions and tournaments.
• A wide range of deposits options in Canadian dollars and all other currencies.
• Rapid response customer service that is on call 24/7 everyday of the year.
BC players can usually be split into two categories. There are those who like to play slots. For this sector of the online gaming community they can be spoiled with a choice of hundreds of games, three reels, five or even six. Over the years playing slots has become much more of an adventure than it used to be, requiring skills and strategies that were unheard of just a while ago. These skills and strategies will really swing into action when a player takes part in a progressive jackpot promotion. Winning a progressive jackpot can mean prizes that have been known to run into the hundreds of thousands of Canadian Dollars.
Canadian players are traditionalists and still enjoy their well known table games from Craps to Blackjack, Roulette to Baccarat.
Poker has been around for many years, and there is no bigger casino hit than Texas Hold’em, with games and tournaments going on 24/7 for players of all levels. For those who like to play their poker digitally, Video Poker is what they are looking for with so many permutations and skill levels to suit any player.
What’s for sure is that there is a game to suit every Canadian player.
While it’s a shame that Canada’s first online casino was such a catastrophe, the professionals have more than filled the gap. Now you can be sure that British Columbia casino sites are as good as you will find anywhere online.