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Overview

Established in 1998, Chartwell software is a flash based no download casino client. The game selection is limited compared to the larger brands, with what seems to be a heavy focus on slots. Graphics are of average quality and the gameplay is at times frustratingly slow. There are some issues related to the questionable ethics of encouraging the player to make incorrect plays when playing optimally at Blackjack – when playing Basic Strategy and hitting some soft hands the software will produce a pop up questioning whether you really want to do that. This is easily dismissed and you can check a box so that you will not be asked next time that hand comes up, but as this happens when you are making the correct play it leads us hear a The Players’ Online Gambling Guide to believe that the software designers were trying to encourage the players to play poorly. As with many other software providers they offer a Video Poker auto-hold function that is good but not perfect. The Chartwell auto-hold will hold a winning hand but not necessarily the best hand. Due to the out of date appearance of many of their games combined with the Wizard of Odds suspecting that Chartwell are no longer in operation, we're not sure of the exact status of this company. It is possible that Chartwell have closed and that casinos using their software will simply receive no further updates. In general Chartwell casinos tend to be reputable and safe venues to play with a few of the bigger UK bookmakers choosing Chartwell – think Eurobet, Coral and BetVictor. There client list and client credibility make Chartwell a safe bet and despite the so so software an enjoyable experience.
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The North American country of Canada shares a border with The United States of America and has coasts on the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific oceans. The population of Canada is currently in the region of 37.8 million people. With regard to the gambling sector, Canada has historically existed in a grey area but in recent years there has been a move towards officially recognizing that casino gaming, slots play, horse racing, lottery play, video lottery play, charitable gaming and interactive gaming are permitted in the country’s borders. The laws in Canada with respect to gambling are complex and varied, with provinces and territories each setting their own rules. At the present time online gambling appears to exist in a grey area, where there are 'legal' province run operators, but gambling with overseas operators does not appear to be problematic. You can learn more about the legal status of gambling in Canada in our article - Is Online Gambling Legal in Canada?