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Party Casino Verdict
We’ve got many good things to say about Party Casino. For starters, it’s operated by a very reputable company, Bwin.Party, and its customer support team is excellent. There’s also plenty of games to choose from, and a myriad of modern and traditional banking options available. However, the confusing (and sometimes hidden) wagering requirements, vast amounts of money you need to spend to move up the VIP ladder, and lack of recognisable jackpot slots mean that it only just merits our four-star rating.
Design & Usability
Party Casino has a simple black-and-white colour scheme, and uses the regularly updated background to feature one of its newest slots. The top menu bar lets you move between the Games, Promotions, Download Casino, and Loyalty pages, and below this, there are nine tabs for each type of game.
Underneath the featured slots on the homepage, there’s a thorough introduction to the site which covers safety and security, jackpot slots, the welcome bonus, customer support hours, and reasons to sign-up.
At the top of the site, there are buttons that allow you to sign-in, become a member, and search the games lobby.
Software & Gameplay
Party Casino runs on Bwin. Party software, which lets you choose between the instant-play site and the download casino. Both seem to run smoothly, and are easy to use. There aren’t any games that are exclusive to the site, but you can play many of Bwin. Party’s own slots games.
Safety & Security
Payments & Withdrawals
You can use any of the following payment methods: Skrill, Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, Paypal, Entropay, Neteller, Skrill 1-Tap, Paysafecard, Diners Club, Bank Wire Transfer, Fast Bank Transfer, and Instant Banking.
The default minimum and maximum deposits are £5 and £10,000. The minimum withdrawal amount is not advertised, but the maximum you can withdraw per month starts at £20,000 for Bronze level players and rises to £100,000 for VIP members. The terms and conditions state that “payments will be made as soon as reasonably possible (subject to up to three business days internal processing time).
The customer support team work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be contacted by live chat, email, and telephone. There’s also an FAQ section, and a link to the file upload page that allows you to submit attachments/screenshots as part of your help request.
Bonuses & Promotions
When you join Party Casino and make your first deposit of £10 or above, you’ll be rewarded with 120 free spins on the most popular slot game on the internet, Starburst!
The offer only has 10x wagering requirements, which is much better than the previous loyalty based wagering, which was too convoluted for the average player to be worth it.
Each month, the Promotions page features newly-added offers such as the Weekly Reload Party, Super Sunday, Wealthy Wednesdays (free spins), and the January Sale. You may also come across prize draws where you can earn draw entries by making deposits during an allotted time for the chance to win physical prizes like an iPhone 7. N.B., you can only see the wagering requirements for the reload bonus offers prior to accepting them, i.e. you’ll need to have already made your first deposit. We believe these should be visible to new players as it may influence their decision to sign-up.
In summary, Party offers some unique and interesting promotions, but with the confusing wagering requirements which appear to be much higher than average, we can only award the site two stars for this category.
Terms & Conditions: 18+. New depositors only. UK residents only. Minimum deposit £10. Free Spins are valid only on Starburst and expire in 7 days. 10x wagering apply. Certain deposit types are excluded. T&Cs apply.
We were unable to find any information regarding mobile play on the desktop site, but having visited the website on an Android phone, it appears that smartphone and tablet users can play via their mobile web browsers.
Variety & Originality
The games at Party Casino are supplied by various software houses including Microgaming, Williams Interactive, IGT, and NetEnt.
There are more than 325 slots including Miss White, Serengeti Diamonds, Foxin’ Wins Again, Kiss, Golden Goddess, Dracula, and Game of Thrones, and 23 jackpot slots. However, it’s disappointing that all of the jackpot slot games are in-house (Bwin.Party) titles.
In addition, there are twelve different roulette games including Lucky Star, 3D European Roulette, and Double Bonus Spin Roulette; nine blackjack games including Vegas Downtown Multi-Hand, Perfect Pairs, and Side Bet Blackjack; five table games (Baccarat Combi, Craps Classic, No Commission Baccarat, Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker, and Craps), and twelve dealer games including Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker, Blackjack Party, and Dragonara Roulette.
As we mentioned earlier, there are no Party Casino-exclusive games but there are plenty of Bwin.Party titles which can only be played at Party Casino and Bwin Casino.
Another thing we noticed on our last visit is that around 5% of the games were unplayable due to “Under Maintenance” notices.
Loyalty & Rewards
The VIP programme contains five levels, and you begin as a Bronze member. To reach Silver, Gold, or Palladium level, you’ll need to earn 50, 750, or 2,000 points per month. VIP status is by invite only. Points can be spent in the online Points Store where you can purchase All Games Bonuses of £5 to £5,000. You get one point for every £25 spent on slots; every $125 spent on video poker, roulette, table games (except blackjack), and live games; and every $250 spent on blackjack. So, to move up to the second loyalty level (Silver), you’ll need to spend at least £1,250 per month if you choose to play slots or as much as £12,500 per month if you prefer to play blackjack. Personally, we feel these targets are way too high.
VIPs get 24/7 VIP support, faster withdrawals, exclusive VIP promotions, invitations to special events, higher withdrawal and deposit limits, and a personal account manager.