Established in 1997 by bwin.party Casinos, Party Casino is an old boy in the online gambling game, and boasts that it is the largest of the online gaming services. Party Casino offers a great many games while specializing, as many online sites do, in pokies.
To deliver these game Party Casino employs the following gaming software systems: PartyGaming, Electracade, Cryptologic (WagerLogic), Evolution Gaming, Betsoft and IGT (WagerWorks).
Use of their services is restricted in the following countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bulgaria, Cook Islands, Cuba, France, Gibraltar, Guatemala, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Portugal, South Korea, Syria, Turkey and the United States.
They currently hold licenses from the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority and the UK Gambling Commission.
The group that owns this casino, bwin.party Casinos, also operates the Gamebookers and bwin Casinos.
Originally called the Starluck Casino by Ruth Parasol under the organization iGlobal Media, Party Casino has gone on to be one of the largest in the business, even earning a place in 2005 on the FTSE100 Index. After a merger in 2011 between PartyGaming and bwin Interactive Entertainment this company became the largest online gaming company that currently exists.
Headquarters for this group are registered on the Isle of Man.
This online only casino is available in the standard webpage variant as well as a downloadable desktop version and a mobile app for use on the go.
Party Casino accepts the following forms of deposits: Bank Wire Transfer, ClickandBuy, Maestro, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafe Card, Solo, Switch, Ukash, UseMyBank, Visa Electron, Visa, Western Union, Entropay, Citadel Commerce, Trustly and Skrill.
In addition, Party Casino is available in the following languages: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, French, Greek, Romanian and Russian.
Party Casino offerings cover all the main bases in what you would expect from a modern online gaming service. They separate their games into the following categories: jackpot slots, pokies, roulette, blackjack, live casino, table games, and video poker, with additional tabs added for new and featured games. Of these offerings the majority focus on slots.
Some of the featured games from Party Casino.
Just a few of the many slots games on offer from Party Casino
As such a large and successful site, Party Casino is able to offer a help in ways that many sites cannot. This includes a 24-7 live chat service, an email address for general enquiries, as well as toll free phone numbers for 26 different countries and an international line for which international charges do apply.
On top of this they also include a short FAQ and a question submission form which can be filled out from the website itself. They also some very helpful information on responsible gambling, even offering a self-exclusion tool and a self-help toolkit. Attention of this level to problem gaming is rare, so their effort here is really above and beyond what most sites offer.
Party Casino Design and Usability
The design of the Party Casino website brings one main concept to the forefront: no-nonsense. With only one banner on the main page linking to various bonus offers and sales with a background image of a popular featured game the rest of the site is nothing but simple text and image links to everything you could want or need. This is aided by the simple black and white layout, with small amounts of blue trim.
It will never take you long to find what you want when you use this site, and that is a very good thing.
In total Party Casino offers 12 live casino games, certainly enough to cover the basics but probably a little bit less than what people would expect from a site of this size.
The games that are covered on this site include two forms of blackjack, four forms of roulette, two baccarat tables, casino hold’em, Caribbean stud poker, three card poker and ultimate Texas hold’em.
The mobile offerings for Party Casino go above and beyond what most sites can offer. In addition to the main site being accessible from a mobile device (though this is not recommended) they also offer a desktop download which can also be used on some mobile devices (though, again, this is not recommended), and a proper mobile app for Android, iOS, Windows phones and Blackberry. This mobile app can be found through iTunes, Google Play, and most other applicable app stores.
In terms of compatibility, the app will run on iOS 7.0.X and up, Android 3.X and up, Windows Phone version 7 and up and Blackberry OS10 and above.
It is important to note, however, that not all games are offered on the mobile apps, though to make up for this Party Casino have created a bonus for progressive jackpots and the ability to play games ‘just for fun’, that is the ability to try the games without putting any money down.
HOW TO REGISTER
Registration for Party Casino is a simple two-step process with no email verification required.
The first step of registering for Party Casino asks for your person information.
The second step concerns the users account data.
The fastest of these withdrawal methods are for EWallets, at around 24-48 hours, with credit/debit cards taking 2-5 days, bank transfers taking 3-7, and Cheques taking 14-28 days. All of these are on top of the 48-72 hour pending time.
The withdrawal limits here depend on your membership level, with the lowest VIP level being able to withdraw a maximum of 20k USD per month, while the highest VIP level allows for 150k USD per month.
The wagering requirements for this website are 30x your bonus plus deposit.
As you might expect with a site this size, Party Casino offers more variety than most when it comes to bonuses.
The first is a 100% bonus on your first deposit, up to $100. The second bonus, currently running, is a chance at a new iPhone, with tickets being given out for each $20 deposit, with additional tickets being given out at an increased rate of two per $20.
Also currently on offer are two day dependent bonuses, Wealthy Wednesday and Super Sunday. The Wealthy Wednesday only requires a login on Wednesday, which will then give you free spins on selected slot games. The Super Sunday bonus occurs similarly on a simple login on Sunday, by logging in you simply gain access to a card flip which can result in numerous different prizes including cash rewards, free spins, no deposit bonuses, free spin reloads and bonus reloads.
Weekdays and weekends also offer reload bonuses, where once during each of these periods you can log in to refill free spins on applicable games.
It should be noted that all of these bonuses are subject to change, as this site is so active they often switch between different prizes, so there is really a lot on offer here.
Our Experience and General Reviews
My personal experience with the casino has been largely positive, mainly due to how simple it was to navigate and find a few key games. There are some slight issues with load times though this will obviously vary based on your internet speed and computer specifications.
Online reviews for this site are mostly positive, with most hanging around 4/5, though popular rating site askgamblers.com only has it at a 5.8/10, above average but not great.
COMPARISON TO OTHER CASINOS
In terms of what games are on offer, Party Casino does really deliver what you would expect compared to other casinos given its popularity and success, instead it operates in similar manner to many others in that it focusses on slots and selects a few other expected games, which it still does well.
The best comparison between Party Casino and other comes with the bonuses on offer, the ones offered here have a level of variety that is not often seen with others, even if their deposit bonuses are a little lacking.
The mobile app and desktop app are also of high quality, offering more range in terms of devices and access than most.
Party Casino also rates among the best when it comes to customer support, both in terms of speed and different avenues of communication on offer.
General consensus on Party Casino revolves around praise for its mobile versatility, slot machines and live support. Complaints often revolve around the unreliability of the software, and while there are indications that Party Casino staff have worked to alleviate this issues there are still those claiming it they exist.
Askgamblers.com have it rated at 5.77/10, casinosexplorer.com have it at a much higher 4.3/5 and casinosource.ca have it at an even higher 9.8/10.
By all accounts Party Casino does not have a great social media presence. With no discernible Facebook page and only a few followers on twitter they seem to have placed not much worth on these platforms, though it is important to note that the twitter page does still get updates, just not often.
The Party Casino Twitter page
In accordance with what I have read in many individual’s testimony it is important to note that a rating for this site really depends on your individual mileage. If it works then it works very well, as it did for us. with a solid though not amazing selection, with the same being said it bonuses which range between great and below average.
While it really stands above the crowd when it comes to mobile accessibility and live support it is somewhat let down by a poor social media presence and an apparent so-so level of software reliability. Even with these issues, however, I feel confident in drawing a conclusion for the rating of Party Casino.
4/5 stars, with room for improvement.
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