SweepsKings Seal of Approval
Seal of Approval by SweepsKings

SweepsKings Seal of Approval

The sweepstakes casino industry is expanding at a rapid pace, as more and more players embrace these platforms as valid alternatives to the scarcely available online and land-based casinos.

However, this rush of popularity is bringing a wave of bad actors to the stage, which in turn helps mediocre platforms to appear “good” in comparison.

At SweepsKings, we believe that our players deserve only the best of the best, and we’re actively seeking the most reliable sweepstakes casinos that cast a tall shadow over their contemporaries with exemplary bonuses, round-the-clock support, and games from leading i-gaming developers.

What is SweepsKings’ Seal of Approval?

The ultimate show of trust we, as casino experts and connoisseurs, can bestow upon a sweepstakes platform is our Seal of Approval.

To better understand what this means, we must first differentiate between “ordinary” sweepstakes casinos, the crème de la crème, and downright scam sites.

Our experts have tested over 50+ sweepstakes casinos and share decades of combined experience in this industry. We’ve harnessed this abundance of experience to create a comprehensive rating system and rigorous tests – only those platforms that pass them all are the ones we entrust our Seal of Approval to.

Today, we’ll help you learn more about the sweepstakes industry as a whole by breaking down each element that factors in our Seal of Approval process.

Operator Reputation, Track Record, and Legitimacy

SweepsKings cannot approve of a sweepstakes casino if we don’t know who’s behind the brand. This factor holds immense weight because we’ve uncovered several companies operating entire chains of dubious sweeps platforms in our research; SweepsKings has also uncovered just as many sites where no information about the owner is publicly available.

Throughout our research, we’ve grown to trust casino brands that are transparent about their operations. For example, we know that WOW Vegas is run by Wow Entertainment Limited; Fortune Coins is operated by Social Gaming LLC, and Pulsz is operated by Yellow Social Interactive Limited.

These sweepstakes platforms have made the names of their operators publicly available, which allowed our team to thoroughly research each company and group.

At the base level, SweepsKings requires a brand to be honest and open about their work before a bridge of trust can be formed and ultimately, our seal of approval be given.

Promotions, Bonuses, and Events

Virtually all social and sweepstakes casinos offer bonuses, but before we quantify and compare these offers, we must first verify if they are real and if they have any strings attached to them. This is done via collaborative efforts of the SweepsKings casino research and testing teams.

We’ve established that trustworthy casinos frequently bring new offers and update their old deals to remain competitive while scam platforms rarely, if ever do. To ensure that we can deliver accurate reports, our experts test each sweepstakes casino we review for months, especially if the platform is new.

Once SweepsKings acquires precise data and verifies that these promotional offers, deals, and bonuses of the casinos we observe are real, we quantify and compare them with contemporary alternatives.

Game Quality, Variety, and Providers

Games are an integral component of all casinos and combined with i-gaming developers they are a focal point of SweepsKings testing and research.

Before any sweepstakes casino we review can receive our Seal of Approval, they must pass the following game-related tests:

    • Game fairness & RNG testing – we commend casinos with RNG-tested titles or provably fair games and avoid sites with pirated or rigged slots.

    • Diversified gaming libraries – SweepsKings rate sweeps casinos based on how many gaming categories they cover. These include but are not limited to slots, table games, jackpots, fish games, originals, and more.

    • Titles sourced from reputable vendors – Pragmatic, NetEnt, BGaming, Booming Games, and Hacksaw are some of the most popular i-gaming vendors. Casinos that partner with these developers typically score high in SweepsKings’ rankings.

    • Numerous high-RTP titles – RTP or “return-to-player” represents what we call the “house edge”. The higher the score, the larger your average returns will be. Even though RTPs are theoretical values, we believe that casinos that offer a variety of high-RTP games give you a good chance of winning cash prizes.

The SweepsKings team is independently testing games in all sweepstakes casinos we review. Years of experience enable us to instantly spot unfair and rigged software since we are well-versed in thousands of popular games. Our team is also actively pursuing information and testing brand-new slots to stay ahead of the curve.

Player Safety and Trust

Even as free-to-play gaming platforms, sweepstakes casinos should provide a safe environment for players to enjoy their favorite games.

SweepsKings firmly believes that a bridge of trust can’t be built overnight, which is the main reason why our extensive casino-testing projects last for months. Our team must check every game, feature, and function of the site we review to ensure that every page is adequately protected by deep encryption protocols.

Moreover, we are also testing all banking options the casinos we review have to offer, probing the safety of online transactions. This is crucial even for non-paying players, as cash prizes can only be claimed by providing the user’s financial details.

SweepsKings awards its Seal of Approval to sweepstakes casinos that feature sophisticated SSL encryptions, 2FA authentication protocols, and safe payment systems that players can trust.

Customer Support Systems and Reliability

Customer support is more than a mediator between the user and the casino owner, and more than a troubleshooter of common issues.

We at SweepsKings believe that a comprehensive customer support service is fundamental to ensuring that players can feel comfortable gaming, spending money, and withdrawing cash prizes at any given sweepstakes casino.

Our definition of a “comprehensive” support system encompasses the following:

    • Live agents are available 24/7 – this means that professional position-matched individuals are handling inquiries, are knowledgeable and friendly, and are available to provide immediate assistance.

    • Live chat feature – even though the majority of sweeps platforms use live chatbots, this functionality provides instant help if no alternatives exist.

    • Support email and phone contacts – if our team cannot reach the casino’s customer support team directly, it’s difficult to talk about trust.

  • Help Center, FAQs, and T&Cs – ancillary support methods like “frequently asked questions” or a dedicated off-page help center are a huge plus in our book.

Supported Payment Methods

Whether you are out of coins and preparing to purchase more or simply wish to withdraw your hard-earned sweeps, it’s imperative to use a reliable payment method that will guarantee your sensitive banking data is secure.

Widely recognized payment methods like credit/debit cards, e-wallets, online banking systems, and cryptocurrencies are considered the safest. However, in our years of testing and research, we’ve come to realize that, as free-to-play platforms, sweepstakes casinos usually can’t afford to integrate the same number of mainstream payment methods as their land-based counterparts.

With that in mind, we make exceptions for reviewed casinos that support at least some of the most common payment methods like Visa, Amex, Skrill, Trustly, or Apple Pay.

Beyond payment safety, SweepsKings testers also gauge the efficacy of the casino’s banking system based on how quick and streamlined the transaction process is.

Needless to say, SweepsKings will award its Seal of Approval only if the reviewed sweepstakes casino offers “real” prize payouts. Sites that promise rewards, points, or anything similar on third-party websites and external sources are something we will never approve.

UX & Navigation

We believe that sweepstakes platforms must create a platform that is easy to use and understand. Our Seal of Approval is reserved for sweeps casinos that have invested the effort into creating a streamlined lobby with intuitive shortcuts and reasonable page-loading times.

Sites that constantly require the player to seek assistance from customer support are not exactly player-friendly and as such aren’t fit for our Seal of Approval.

Throughout our extensive research and testing, we’ve established that native casino apps exist in certain casinos, but so far there aren’t too many platforms that offer them for this to be considered a norm. While having a native Android or iOS app is a huge plus, we will never discredit a casino that never launched one.

Why Should SweepsKings’ Seal of Approval Matter to You?

Firstly, sweepstakes platforms that have earned our Seal of Approval have been meticulously tested and verified by a team of experienced industry veterans. Our SoA is a clear indicator that the reviewed casino has been verified and is trusted by professionals with decades of combined experience.

SweepsKings’ Seal of Approval is our way of helping reliable sweepstakes casinos receive the recognition they deserve, but at the same time, it is our promise to you, casino players and enthusiasts, that the reviewed sites have passed a series of elaborate tests and were found to exceed the industry’s standards.