Party Casino Review
Party Casino is an online casino established in 1997 that runs on a multi-software platform offering games from a variety of suppliers. It is operated by GVC Holdings PLC and is registered under the jurisdictions of Gibraltar and United Kingdom. Last updated: May 6, 2016.
Review of Party Casino
Party Casino is a part of the industry-leading PartyGaming "umbrella brand" that also runs the popular Party Poker site, and more recent additions in the Bingo, Backgammon, Sports-betting and even financial trading arenas. PartyGaming has been in business since 1997, is licensed and regulated by the government of Gibraltar.
Custom software and unique games
Party Casino uses custom-built software that integrates both its own in-house developed games and games from other developers, so you are assured of a unique gaming experience, with many games that do not look like carbon copies of the ones that you may have played in other casinos. It boasts several classic entertainment themed slots tie-ins including The Terminator, Gone With the Wind, Knight Rider, Tarzan, and Sin City, and there are also multi-million dollar jackpots on offer such as The Big One and Gold Mega. The software is fast and is easy to use, and if you can't or don't want to download and install the Windows software, then you can always play the casino immediately via your web browser. The table and card games have above average limits, so you can bet as small or as big as you want.
One minor gripe with Party Casino is that some of the in-house games are, it must be said, starting to look a little long in the tooth these days, especially compared to the latest and greatest releases from the likes of Net Entertainment or Microgaming.
The bonuses at Party Casino include a signup bonus, friend referral bonus, and other regular bonuses that you will receive via email. Party Casino's custom software is excellent in this regard - by simply clicking on your promotions section, you can see exactly which bonuses you are entitled to, the conditions attached, and even how much you have wagered if there are wagering requirements associated with the bonus. If only all casinos were this transparent with regards to their promotions.
Security and Stability
A high level of security characterizes Party Casino best. You don't have to worry about the privacy of the information you relay as well as the safety of the e-cash transactions that you process. The software is protected by complex security architecture that makes sure the games and the game outcomes cannot be remotely manipulated. Another level of security is the 128-bit encryption technology that provides a strong defense against hackers.
In short, it is one of the most professionally managed, transparent and solid businesses in the online gambling industry today. Furthermore, PartyGaming has been recognised multiple times by respected industry panels. For example it recently won the 'Operator of the Year' and 'Socially Responsible Operator' awards at the 2008 eGaming Review Awards.
Withdrawal limitations to be aware of
Party Gaming is also known for fast and reliable payouts, which our testing verified - withdrawals were often processed on the same day as requested. Unfortunately there is a catch and that is their monthly withdrawal limits. Normally we would not have much of an issue with them as they aren't minuscule at $20,000 to $150,000 per month depending on your loyalty status. However the fact that these limits are applied to progressive jackpot winnings is a big black mark against the casino, and is one condition that we were very surprised to find at this otherwise good casino. At the lowest tier of $20,000 per month, you could be waiting 12 years to receive all your winnings on Party's flagship jackpot The Big One, which currently sits at roughly $2.9 million. That is simply not good enough, especially when you consider that the majority of progressive jackpot funds are contributed by the players patronising the casino.
Party Casino is a reasonably safe choice for online casino players. It has been in business for longer than most in the industry, has solid backing and is professionally run. Many of the games are unique and the payments are processed quickly. However the policy of paying big progressive jackpot wins in monthly instalments over a decade or more is a massive disappointment and something that we never thought we would see at a casino that is otherwise held in high regard.
Party Casino Jackpots
These are the current progressive jackpots at Party Casino as recorded by our casino jackpots tracker. Click a jackpot name to view detailed statistics, jackpot graphs, and win records.
|The Big One Colossal Cash||$2,487,453|
|Millionaire's Club||$587,924 €587,924 £587,924|
|Rags to Riches||$183,760 €183,760 £183,760|
|Crazy Jackpots Line 8||$169,346 €169,346 £169,346|
|Caribbean Stud Poker||$162,380 €162,380 £162,380|
|Crazy Jackpots Line 9||$161,230 €161,230 £161,230|
|Crazy Jackpots Line 6||$147,601 €147,601 £147,601|
|Crazy Jackpots Line 7||$126,152 €126,152 £126,152|
|Crazy Jackpots Line 1||$120,343 €120,343 £120,343|
|Crazy Jackpots Line 2||$118,806 €118,806 £118,806|
|Crazy Jackpots Line 3||$95,056 €95,056 £95,056|
|Crazy Jackpots Line 4||$81,999 €81,999 £81,999|
|The Big One Mega Cash||$70,491|
|Shoot-O-Rama||$40,679 €40,679 £40,679|
|Crazy Jackpots Line 5||$30,958 €30,958 £30,958|
|Hollywood Acclaimed||$22,708 €22,708 £22,708|
|Hollywood Blockbuster||$16,196 €16,196 £16,196|
|Movie Mayhem Level 4||$12,611 €12,611 £12,611|
|Movie Mayhem Level 3||$7,308 €7,308 £7,308|
|Super Jackpot $1||$4,020 €4,020 £4,020|
|Sushi Express||$2,338 €2,338 £2,338|
|The Big One Super Cash||$1,835|
|Super Jackpot 25c||$1,750 €1,750 £1,750|
|Hollywood Classic||$1,132 €1,132 £1,132|
|Movie Mayhem Level 2||$516 €516 £516|