CanPlay Casino is a multi-software online gaming site licensed in Canada for Canadian players. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) has given the Abenaki Council of Wolinak a seal of approval for the site as well as for several other domains that they have not been launched yet.
The site runs on Pala Interactive's B2B gaming platform which supports hundreds of slots, blackjack, video poker, and other games from top developers such as Microgaming, Bally, and more. The site is registered to Mohawk Internet Technologies with a DNS record created in their name in June 2018.
Software and Games
The gaming platform allows instant play on any web browser and offers players the option to download and install mobile apps from Apple and Android.
The desktop site operates much like platform's U.S. New Jersey site operates. As long as you are in the service zone (Canada) - and there's no sense trying to beat the geolocation software using VPN or another masking technology - all you have to do is:
Sign Up - It's quick and easy to register an account. Start with an email address and by choosing a password
Deposit - Don't forget to check out the Promotions section for special offers and wagering requirements on any restricted games or contribution weightings
Play - Choose from over 700 games!
Android and iOS apps are not required to deposit, play, or manage your account. Of course, the same app works for iPhone or iPad. You'll find a link to the App Store page on site.
Some Android phone and tablet users prefer the extra feeling of security when using an app. While not available at Google's Play Store, the gaming site does provide a direct link for APK (third-party) download on its mobile pages.
When playing on a mobile app, please be sure to be connected to WiFi, rather than mobile cell data, if you are near the border. The geolocation software could mistakenly determine you are outside the country and you would be unable to play.
You won't easily be able to see all the games or finish claiming your Welcome Package until you've completed the sign-up process. One title that is sure to jump out at you in the background, though, is Microgaming's Mega Moolah.
Some games you may not be familiar with are licensed or created by RocketFrog Interactive - Pala's software development partner formerly responsible for the platform and "social" casino game development. As expected when launched for "fun play", games like Mystic Treasures of the Nile are now available for real money play in Canada!
While the base platform independently supports nearly 400 games, "plug-ins" or APIs make its scalability nearly infinite. This means that when a leading developer such as Leander Games inks a deal, they can bring in all of their gaming provider partners with single integration as well. As of early 2019, the site featured over 700 games.
Mixed in with hundreds of well-known titles, look for games you have probably never seen before like Barnyard Frenzy alongside favorites like Pixie Garden. Pragmatic Play titles are available too!
By securing a KGC license and operating on the Pala platform, CanPlay Casino is able to offer games you simply can't find anywhere else in Canada. Most publically traded and listed companies won't allow their products into a regulated or semi-regulated market unless the operator is licensed there.
Look for Temple of Tut from JFTW and make your gambling peers anywhere in North America jealous if you capture a winning screenshot!
1x2Gaming's in-house development lab, Iron Dog Studio also supplies games like Siren's Kingdom.
If you like multiple bonus rounds, you really need to check out Ave Caesar, a Leander title that was initially released exclusively to the Stars Group and is now available here.
If you enjoy Asian-themed games, you are in for a sweet surprise in the Dragon Lounge. There is a whole section of the site dedicated to nearly 40 games including Dragonz, Emperor of the Sea, Caishen's Gold, Six Acrobats, Fortune Girl, and the Fantasma favorite, Samurai Ken.
Jackpot slots make up a complete suite of games with combined jackpots in the millions of dollars. Of course the risk is a little higher than standard slot games because a small part of the RTP (theoretical return to player percentage) goes into the jackpot with every spin.
Microgaming will pay out progressive jackpots like Mega Moolah directly, so all you would have to wait for is confirmation. Mega Moolah is one of the best-known jackpot slots because it pays out so often and is usually in the news when it falls to a lucky player. It's in the news a lot!
Look for the Pala exclusive, Jackpot Shores, a progressive game that seeds at $100,000 and simply grows from there until it is won again and reseeded with another Hundred Grand.
Table and Card Games
Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games in Canada, and you'll find a good variety of games here. Microgaming's Gold Series includes Vegas Strip, Downtown, Atlantic City, Classic, European, and Single Deck. Look for a new contender on the block in FELT Gaming. The company offers six different games. Whether you prefer $0.50 minimums or $1,000 max bets, the Pala exclusive Diamond Series should be a good bet.
Craps, Baccarat, 3 Card Hold'Em (Felt) and Double Ball roulette lead up the animated random number generator (RNG) table games.
Live dealer games
Most of these games are streamed from Ezugi studios in the Baltic region, Asia, and Latin America. The dealers and croupiers all speak English. Ezugi has been producing live streaming table games since 2012. The company operates 9 different studios with more than 20 tables in play around the clock.
Many of the games are 1-to-Many, with unlimited blackjack back bets and auto-roulette. The games are variously available in PC Flash and mobile HTML5 formats.
Blackjack - Insurance, Double Down, Split Pairs, side bets
Unlimited 21 BJ auto-split
Roulette - Single zero. All Euro options
Auto-roulette - Europe. Detailed game history
Baccarat - Classic roadmaps, social tools
Casino Hold'em - Eastern Europe studios. Optional side bets
Keno HD - Latvia studio. Numbers are drawn live
Bet On Numbers HD - Bet on the outcome of a 6-ball draw
Bonuses and Promotions
Look for Welcome and Sign-Up bonuses to get started
Different bonuses may have unique wagering requirements
Max cashouts are applied to welcome bonus - see terms for specifics (6x deposit+bonus)
Banking and Customer Service
All convenient Canadian deposit and withdrawal methods are offered. While methods can and do change from time to time, upon launch they were offering:
Customer support is available via an online submission form as well as live chat. The FAQ is not extremely helpful but does contain a few items of information.
On a positive note, if the FAQ articles don't answer your question properly, you can post a public message in the section. We applaud the transparency of that feature.
Max cashout on Welcome Bonus
Wagering requirements and max cashouts are found in separate sections (Max cash is buried deep in General T&C)
The Final Word
CanPlay Casino gives players choices in a Canadian licensed online casino that they may have never seen before. The platform also offers games from several European developers not usually found in the market.
The Kahnawake Gaming Commission license has allowed the Abenaki Council of Wolinak to offer a secure suite of premium games to players in the country, as well as give players a truly fair mediation process in case of disputes.
Many operators serving Canada prefer to be licensed in Malta, Gibraltar, or the UK, which allows them to serve specific markets in Europe. However, the KGC is perhaps the best bet for player protection when not playing at a provincial lottery site. Some players appreciate the fact that aside from KGC and provincial sites, other online casino operators offering games in the country may not be in compliance with the law. Players themselves have no legal worries.
This is a gaming site with a robust offering of top-tier titles from world-class providers. The bonus terms are fair, as long as new sign-ups are aware their cashout may be limited when accepting some welcome offers. Those who prefer to play without a bonus on their first deposit, and those who simply enjoy extended playtime when trying out a new site, should be quite pleased with their choice.