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Online Casino Battle: Canada vs EuropePublished February 9, 2011
...and the winner is?!
There's so much competition out there - we check out two online casinos that are both popular with Canadian players to see which currently has the edge.
Brand and Software
Maple Casino is part of the established Vegas Partner Lounge which consists of 10 online casinos, 3 poker rooms and a mobile gaming platform. Maple Casino wows the crowd with industry-leading Microgaming games.
Europa Casino also comes from pedigree stock. It is part of the Euro Partners group which has online casinos, poker rooms plus a mobile casino, sportsbook and online games site too. They pack a punch with Playtech powered games.
There's not much between these two in this category - both offer a trusted brand name and top notch software. Maple Casino, does however come from a slightly bigger group so that perhaps nudges them slightly ahead.
Maple online casino pulls out all the stops with more than 550 games, with additional games being added on a regular basis. You can pick from a rich mix of online casino games, including table games. One highlight is the great number of variants. Choose from Bonus Blackjack, Double Exposure Blackjack, Super Fun 21 Blackjack, Multi-Hand Blackjack and more. There is also Video Poker, Baccarat, Roulette and live dealer games. Finally, players will be tempted to play on no less than19 progressive jackpots. These include Microgaming's millionaire-makers Major Millions and King Cashalot.
Europa online casino proudly boasts more than 450 top online casino games. Choose from BlackJack, Keno, Craps, Slots, Roulette and Video Poker. There are almost 20 online progressive jackpot games including Caribbean Poker and Safe Cracker. You can also play the great new, Pink Panther slots here too. Overall there may not be quite as much variety here as at Maple Casino but there's still plenty of choice, including the thrills of the recently added live dealer games.
With 100 extra games offering added variety Maple Casino has the edge here.
Europa Casino currently awards a 100% bonus on the first deposit of each month plus a weekly loyalty bonus of $/€/£25 - players can therefore cash in amazing bonuses of up to $/£/€2,400.
Maple Casino starts off with a novel 60 minutes free play offer with credit of $1,250 - with players keeping their winnings over and above the original funding. Next there's a first deposit bonus of up to £/€/$40 plus an extra bonus of up to £/€/$60 - so players start out with up to £/€/$100 free cash in their accounts. The cash-fest continues with ongoing 15% deposit bonuses awarded up to £/€/$3,000.
Both offer hefty sign up bonuses and ongoing deposit bonuses. One thing's for sure, whichever of these two casinos you play at, you'll get plenty of free play on the best games out there.
Whether you play at Canada's favorite, Maple Casino or fancy some classy continental fun at Europa Casino you are assured a top quality online gaming experience. Canadian online gaming fans can hold their heads up high though, as based on these criteria they just won the competition by a nose.