Which online sportsbooks have the best casino games

In by on Sep 20, 2018

It’s quite rare to come across a sportsbook that doesn’t have an online casino section these days. More often than not, operators also include an online casino to their sportsbooks to maximize their revenue. Additionally, this serves a dual function as it can provide a pastime for players who are waiting for the results of the games/events they bet on. With that said, not all of these online casinos are good. A lot of this has to do of course, with the operators’ choice of online casino gaming software. Operators sometimes focus too much on their sports betting platform and then get unknown developers and publishers for their online casino gaming section.

Knowing this, what are some good examples of sportsbooks with online casinos that are worth registering to?

You’ll seldom go wrong with established brands

A majority of the sportsbooks that feature online casinos that also happen to be really good likely have been in operation for a long time. Right now, one of the best examples of this is Bet365. Initially making its name as one of the premier sports betting platforms in the UK, the brand has steadily grown into one of the top online gambling companies in the world. As such, its online operations has also grown to include an online casino, poker, and even bingo section.

With that said, it’s the brand’s online casino section that is arguably one of its main attractions (other than its sportsbook). While it mostly makes use of Playtech’s portfolio of casino games and platform, the online casino section also features a diverse selection of titles from other developers. By registering, players can enjoy rewarding and exciting casino games from IGT, High 5 Games, NextGen Gaming, Oryx Gaming, and many more. Unlike its sportsbook section, Bet365’s online casino has a more streamlined user interface and is relatively easy to navigate as well. Examples of casino games that players might encounter include (but aren’t limited to) Book of Dead, Serenity Lake, Immortal Romance, Book of Ra Deluxe, Lightning Gems, Supreme Football, Solar Flash, and Imperial Guardian.

Also one good tip to make note of, it isn't just the sportsbook bonuses you want to look for but also the online casino bonuses too. Often you can claim the sportsbook bonus separate to the casino bonus on the same site but check as every bookmaker has different rules. 

Newer brands are also worth checking out too

Of course, it’s not just more established sportsbooks that hold the monopoly on having good online casinos. In fact, there are newer sportsbooks that also offer a great casino gaming experience for their players. A prime example would have to be BetZest. Established just this 2018, this sports book already has an impressive casino games library that players would undoubtedly enjoy. By registering, players will get to enjoy a diverse selection of titles from NetEnt, GameArt, SurGames, Red Rake, WeAreCasino, and Microgaming.

Despite being relatively new, BetZest is fast shaping up to be a competitive sportsbook and online casino. Not only does it have a great sports betting platform, it also has a constantly growing and evolving online casino section that features some of the best titles from the industry’s top publishers and developers. Included in the online casino’s library are casino games such as Koi Princess, Jack and the Beanstalk, Aloha! Cluster Pays, Twin Spin, Thunderstruck II, The Rat Pack, Avalon II, and Dragonz.

Betting Brands that turned things around

Not all established sportsbooks have great online casinos. Established in the late 90s, Pinnacle Sports was one of the first online gaming websites of that time. Unlike its contemporaries though, the brand’s online casino section wasn’t as solid. The online casino and all its games was developed by Blue Chip Games Inc., a company that is seemingly non-existent now. The sportsbook section was still popular and was always at the forefront when it came to offering odds on new markets (esports in 2010 and drone racing in 2016).

So if this is an article about sportsbooks with good online casinos, why mention Pinnacle? Well, the brand drastically changed its fortunes with a website redesign back in 2016. It still was a formidable sports betting platform but now it also had a much improved online casino. Not only did it offer generous promotions, this online casino section also had a wide selection of casino games that, up until now, is still growing. Right now, players can get to enjoy some of the most popular titles (as well as some obscure ones) from developers such as NetEnt, Lightning Box Games, Microgaming, Playson, Endorphina, Stormcraft Studios, Yggdrasil, Booming Games, and Habanero among others. A couple of the thousands of titles available to players include Scruffy Scallywags, Gonzo’s Quest, Snowing Luck, Agent Jane Blonde, Chicago Gangsters, Kamchatka, Sidewinder, Playboy, Goldwyn’s Fairies, Rainbrew, Chilli Chilli Bang Bang, Penguin City, and Agent Jane Blonde.

What should players look for?

A great way to determine if a sportsbook has great casino games is to check what online casino gaming software it’s using. Sportsbooks that make use of NetEnt, Microgaming, and Playtech are likely to have the latest and most popular titles on their online casino sections’ libraries. Of course, players can also try to check out established sportsbooks but then again, not all of these brands are going to be like Bet365. So regardless of the time a sportsbook’s been around, a player’s best bet is to check the online casino software it uses before he/she proceeds to registering and depositing funds to his/her account.