Polder Casino was established by L&L Europe Ltd Casinos in 2013, and comes with a focus on pokies, table games and live casino games. One of the more recent entries into the online casino market, Polder Casino uses a modern design combined with a selection of some of the most popular gambling software systems.
- Software system(s) used:
NetEnt, Portomaso Gaming, Yggdrasil Gaming.
- Restricted countries and license:
Use of Polder Casino is restricted in Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey and the United States.
This casino holds its license with the Malta Gaming Authority.
The owners of this Casino, L&L Europe Ltd Casinos, own a total of ten online casinos which are currently in operation. These include the following: No Bonus Casino, All Irish Casino, All Australian Casino, CasinoCasino, Free Spins Casino, All British Casino, Karl Casino, Norges Casino, NorskeAutomater and Polder Casino.
Polder Casino is a casino that operates entirely from the webpage version. This is accessible after a user has signed up through the registration process. This can also be accessed through mobile devices.
- Forms of Deposit
Polder Casino accepts the following forms of deposit: Bank transfer, MasterCard, Neteller, Paysafecard, Skrill, Visa and iDeal.
- Languages Supported
Polder Casino offers its service in English only.
Polder Casino is a casino with an obvious focus on pokies, as is generally the case. In this it has a great many offerings from NetEnt. Also on offer are a variety of other great games separated into a few key sections.
- In terms of jackpot games, Polder Casino has a total of 14 on offer, including the very popular Mega Moolah.
- 40 Table games. This includes classics such as Roulette, Texas Hold'em and Caribbean Stud Poker.
- 5 Live Casino games covering blackjack and roulette.
- Plus a great deal of miscellaneous other games.
The main Polder Casino games page.
There are a total of 5 live games available from this casino. These are as follows: common draw blackjack, live blackjack, live roulette, VIP live blackjack and VIP live roulette.
Polder Casino comes with a live-chat service. This is available 24/7. It also comes with an email address for general enquiries, which can also be used via a form on their support page. There is a phone number for support available, though this is for UK users only.
Other than that they don't offer much in the way of a help or FAQ section. If you experience problems with this website be prepared to have to deal with their staff.
Polder Casino also lacks any sort of problem gambling help section.
Polder Casino Design and Usability
A casino based on the polders of the Netherlands is an odd thing, but apparently that is the choice that the designers have gone with. Like other casinos from this group, the casino itself is not really concerned with its theme, it is just a means to an end, and the end is giving the players their games. As it is, this is a very simple design, simply choose a category from the main game page and a drop box brings up your options. No messing around and nicely separated, so Polder earns points here.
In terms of usability, this is one of the better websites out there. Perhaps because of its modern design, there is little in the way of fluff for Polder Casino. While this also means it is cutting down on some of the more useful other features which are common among other casinos, Polder has obviously been designed to help people play, rather than show off their bonuses as so many casinos do.
There is no official phone app available from Polder Casino. It is, however, designed to run on most mobile devices. Simply visit the website from a mobile device to be forwarded to a mobile version of the website. While there are a few games which will be unavailable on mobile devices, most will run perfectly fine.
- Compatible Systems
Mobile devices capable of running HTML5 should work with this site just fine. Specifically this means somewhere in the area of:
- Apple iOS 7.0.X and above
- Android 3.X and above
- Windows Phone 7 and above
- Blackberry OS 10 and above.
It might also run on some devices older than the ones listed, though generally this is not recommended.
HOW TO REGISTER
Registration for this website is done in three parts, the forms below and email confirmation.
The first page asks for simple user information and country location.
The second page asks for more personal detail and a working phone number. This is important when user password/usernames are forgotten. When this page is completed an email will be sent to the user. This needs to be opened and accessed in order for the account to be verified and made active.
- Withdrawal methods and times
Polder Casino offers the following forms of withdrawal: Bank Transfer, Neteller, Skrill, Visa.
The fastest of these methods are through E-Wallets, with withdrawal time being around 0-24 hours and bank transfers being 3-5 days. These are all on top of a 0-24 hour pending time. The withdrawal limit for Polder Casino sits at 5000 EUR per day.
The wagering requirements of Polder Casino sits at 35x on pokies, which is around average.
Contributions from other games are as follows:
- Video Poker: 10%
- Table Games: 10%
- Live Casino: Unavailable with bonus cash
Polder Casino also uses uses a points program. This program gives the player 1 point for every £10 they deposit, and the player loses 1 point for £10 they withdraw. 50 points can be exchanged for £5.
At the time of writing there are two currently active promotions from Polder Casino, in addition to the signup bonus, these are as follows:
This bonus comes in one tier, and gives a 100% bonus on deposits, up to a maximum of $500.
Hansel and Gretel Free Spins
To be eligible for this bonus the player needs to have deposited £20 or more in the last week. This bonus gives players 50 free spins on this 5 reel, 10 payline pokie.
For this bonus the player needs to play the Warlords: Crystals of Power pokie between the 1st and 6th of May. During this game the player needs to complete one of the challenges to fill the pokie with a full screen of one of the character symbols. Doing so makes the player eligible for a bonus of €3333.
Our Experience and General Reviews
My experience with Polder Casino has been largely positive. The site itself, while lacking some key features, runs quickly and responds very well. Given how eager some providers are to let their websites remain outdated and only just functional this was one of the easier sites to review.
General reviews of Polder Casino run from medium to high. Most review sites place it around the 3-4 star range.
COMPARISON TO OTHER CASINOS
When it comes to games offered by this casino, it comes somewhere in the upper-middle of the pack. By using three popular gaming systems it allows itself a better selection in most, especially when it comes to pokies. They also cover most of the bases in table games, though there are a few like Sic Bo that are unfortunately absent.
The wagering requirements for the site are also decent, so its nice not having to waste time reaching them.
Bonuses for Polder Casino are a little bit lacking, but they do tend to change these often. This means that casual players can often come back to something new and interesting, but longtime players might feel the site a little lacking in this regard.
Where it does really suffer is in the help section, or rather the lack of a help section. Simple FAQs can really save a lot of time here, so I have to wonder exactly how they overlooked this. The lack of a problem gambling help section is also not a great thing.
General consensus on Polder Casino is that it has a great selection of games, and works quite well.
Popular gaming ranking site Askgamblers.com has it at 8.7/10, with casinolistings.com rating it at 8/10, thebigfreechiplist.com giving it a 6.4/10 and quality-casinos.com giving it a 4.4/5.
Not the best social media presence out there, but at least Polder seem to be trying. With no Twitter page to speak of, and only a small Facebook page with around 450 followers, there is definite room for improvement. That said, their last update was around a week prior to the writing of this review, so at least they try to keep things up to date, which is a lot better than many online casinos do.
Great game selection, especially when it comes to pokies, decent bonuses and a nice design help put Polder Casino in the better half of online casinos. While it does struggle in some areas, especially when it comes to help sections, this is a casino which covers a lot of what customers come to want and expect. If you are after some good pokies and a nice selection of other table games then I can absolutely recommend checking out this website.
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