NoDepositFriend.com is an online casino directory that aspires to be the world's leading provider of safe no deposit bonuses and expert gambling advice. We are a group of casino professionals that specialise in finding and testing no deposit bonuses. Our primary goal is to ensure that our list of bonuses features safe deals that are valid and work as advertised.
We labour assiduously to ensure that our bonuses are accessible, our content is factual, and our list is updated every day with the latest offers. None of this would be possible if not for our ethical work culture and the knowledge of our staff, all of whom have been hired for their intimate knowledge of the industry or expertise in a related field.
We do our utmost to work within the boundaries of a strict set of values. These values inform everything we do and help regulate our conduct in favour of players just like you:
Our approach is scientific; our judgements are based on the best possible evidence. We are not beholden to any third party, nor are we affiliated with any online casino operator. NoDepositFriend.com is committed to being the world's #1 independent casino directory.
Stories that detail poor conduct in the industry are not hard to find. We know this, and we're aware of the potential risks. Our team are ruthless when they suspect a casino of inadequate safety procedures, and we have a track record to prove it.
Misinformation, bias, and equivocation are sadly commonplace on the internet, making it even more vital you have a trustworthy guide. Our team has a cumulative experience in the industry that spans over a century, and we harness it all to keep you on the right path.
Meet Our Industry Experts and Writers
Accountability is an essential aspect of our work culture. To achieve and maintain the high standards we aspire to, we rely on the fluid cooperation of our many departments. Every member of staff we employ has a vital role to play, and it's the task of our management to make sure that all the content we publish has been carried out with diligence and integrity.
Let's introduce you to our management team:
Editor in Chief
A natural wordsmith, Steven has frequented many occupations that allow him to wield his gift of phrase. Prior to joining our team, Steven had taken up roles in online journalism, the tutoring of creative writing, proofreading and editing. His foray into the world of online gambling has been a resounding success, seeing him rise to become our Editor in Chief in a short breadth of time.
Senior Content Writer
If Steven is the General, Connor is our Captain in the trenches. As the Assistant (to the) Chief Editor, Connor is heavily involved in our reviewing process, working hands-on with our less senior writers to create compelling, factual and direct content. His role is to communicate our long-term strategy to the team - a role well-suited to one whose prior job was in the hothouse of tabloid journalism.
Dr Pauline Lemar
Mathematician and Data Analyst
Dr Lemar lives by the phrase: "Without data, all you have is an opinion." After earning her Doctorate in Computational Mathematics from the Institut de Mathèmatiques de Bordeaux, Pauline was employed by a highly-regarded third-party testing agency and has been active in the online gambling industry ever since. A very welcome member of our growing team.
The NoDepositFriend.com Charter: 5 Rules Governing the Conduct of Our Staff
- All bonuses we feature must have fair terms and conditions.
- We must negotiate for exclusive deals whenever possible.
- We must only work with online casinos we can trust.
- We must only publish content that can be verified.
- Every bonus we feature must be valid.
A Scientific Approach to Finding the Best Online Casinos
Evaluating casinos used to be determined by a single person's judgement. Here at NoDepositFriend, we consider this to be both archaic and unreliable. Instead, our researchers use all the tools and data available to provide an accurate, detailed ranking of a casino's service.
Our evaluation can be divided into six consecutive parts, with each part being denoted by a question. The casino will receive a ranking for each part based on its performance, and this performance will be determined by a set of meta-criteria. For the sake of transparency, let's provide you with an overview of what we're looking for and how the evaluation works:
Every casino we feature must have a valid license from a reputable gambling authority. Licenses ensure that the casino follows strict regulations put in place to protect consumers.
Example of meta-criteria: How reputable is the gambling body that has issued the license? For example, a license from the UKGC holds more value than a license from the Government of Curacao.
Casinos must not have any outstanding, legitimate complaints levied against them by former or present players. Such complaints are an indication of a dishonourable practice and/or false advertising.
Example of meta-criteria: If a casino has received legitimate complaints, have they tried to resolve the issue or disregarded it entirely? Casinos that have a culture of neglecting customers must be blacklisted.
The use of the latest SSL Data Encryption Technology, or Transport Layer Security, is non-negotiable. We can't abide by any casino that does not invest in the prevention of cyber-crime.
Example of meta-criteria: There is no meta-criteria for this part of the evaluation. We operate on a zero-tolerance policy with casinos that cannot guarantee player safety.
Software providers, like the games they create, can vary in quality. As well as judging the calibre and variety of games, we also check to see if the software provider has had its Random Number Generator software tested by a third-party testing company.
Example of meta-criteria: Do the casino's software providers make the Return to Player (RTP) of their games available to the public? Such transparency is often a reflection of integrity.
We only feature bonuses that give players a reasonable chance of winning. By reviewing the terms and conditions and trying and testing the bonus using our own money, we can gather an accurate impression of its fairness.
Example of meta-criteria: Is the bonus eligible on a game with a high return to player? Games with the best odds make it more likely that the player can fulfil the bonus' wagering requirements.
Every casino has a unique policy concerning deposits and withdrawals. Deposits are almost always instant. Therefore, our attention is directed primarily at whether the casino can process withdrawals quickly and securely.
Example of meta-criteria: How many safe transaction methods hosted by the casino allow for instant withdrawals, or withdrawals that take up to 72-hours to process? The more it has, the higher it ranks.
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