How We Test

Putting operators through their paces with real money. Wallets at the ready!

At Compare.bet, we have two ways of assessing a gambling site. First is our review process. Here, our team does a deep dive into each provider and their offering in order to create a comprehensive review. We weigh up a long list of deciding factors, from payment methods to mobile app support and betting options to reputation. 

As part of our review process, we also rate gambling sites with a score. Wondering how we come to that final score? We’ve made the scoring system available for anyone to read and we will continue to update and evolve our scoring to ensure our reviews make it easy for you to find your ideal gambling site.

Sometimes though, it’s even more reassuring to know that someone has actually been a customer of the site, rather than just reviewed it from the outside. That’s why we are rolling out our Real-World Tests.

Our Real-World Tests in six simple steps

  1. Sign up
    Create a new account at the gambling site, noting the ease registration and quality of user experience
  2. KYC checks
    Successfully complete ID verification (either automatically or manually)
  3. Deposit
    Make a deposit using a debit card
  4. Play
    Play games, bet on events and generally spend time wagering and browsing the features made available for logged-in users
  5. Withdraw
    Withdraw winnings, noting any fees applied and time of withdrawal
  6. Confirm
    Confirm receipt of winnings to our bank account, noting the date of receipt

How do I know which sites you’ve tested?

A ‘Tested’ indicator will appear on our comparison tables, showing that the gambling site has been tested end-to-end by a member of our team.

How can I see findings from the test? 

We are working on integrating specific test findings into our review content, and we hope to have this feature available to users soon. In the meantime, you can rest assured that we have personally played, won and withdrawn from the site with no issues.

The people behind this page

Compare.bet's online gambling content experts helped write, edit and check this page:

Daniel is the editor-in-chief at Compare.bet. He has half a decade of experience writing on topics including sports betting, online casino and the NBA. Daniel also covers Premier League football for The Warm-Up and has interviewed Louis Saha, Richard Dunne and Gary Pallister. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys film photography and making Spotify playlists.