Purple Lounge Casino Review
Purple Lounge Casino is an online casino established in 2007 with games supplied by Microgaming. It is operated by Media Corporation plc and is registered under the jurisdiction of Malta. Last updated: May 28, 2015.
Review of Purple Lounge Casino
Dressed in a colour scheme that reflects its name, Purple Lounge is a Malta licensed online casino, poker room, and sports betting exchange. Purple Lounge has been around since 2007 but a change of ownership in early 2010 saw the site purchased by the London Stock Exchange listed Media Corporation PLC (stock symbol MDC). The casino is available in English and German languages, and is powered by premier online casino software developer Microgaming.
Casino closed, players remain unpaid
In April 2012, Purple Lounge's parent company Media Corporation abruptly closed the casino, citing financial distress. Players with funds in the casino at the time were never paid, nor did the Malta regulatory authorities pursue the owners of the casino who failed in their duty to separate player deposits from the operational funds of the casino. Former Media Corp executives involved in the fiasco are still involved in the online gambling industry: namely Jason Drummond, CEO of Nenx and Philip Jackson, CEO of Boxhill Technology.
Software and Games at Purple Lounge Casino
The Purple Lounge Casino is powered by Microgaming (as is the poker room). You can either download the casino to install on your PC or play directly from a browser in the Instant Play mode. The Microgaming software is one of the best in the industry, and provides a number of exciting features including high quality graphics and sound effects, cutting edge animations, multi-table gaming, smooth functionality, the ability to track your cash and hand histories, and more.
There are currently more than 450 different games for you to choose from, and with Microgaming releasing four or five new games every month, you will probably never run out of games to play at this casino. The games available include a huge selection of slots, table and card games, video poker, and also specialty games. Adding to the excitement are the massive progressive jackpots on offer (see right of page for current values).
Promotions at Purple Lounge Casino
There are quite a few exciting promotions at Purple Lounge Casino, starting with the 100% first deposit bonus up to £75 for newcomers. Other promotions include the Purple Lounge Casino Loyalty Program, and a range of other promotions that are organized at regular intervals. You can get updates on these regular promotions at the casino’s promotions page or through the newsletter from the casino. One thing we did not like was the doubling of wagering requirements on all bonuses for customers depositing via Neteller or Moneybookers.
Security and Fair Play
Purple Lounge Casino uses advanced technology like 128-bit SSL encryption to provide a completely secure environment for your transactions. It boasts a Trustwave compliance certificate which asserts that the casino's policies and procedures are top notch when it comes to handling your financial information. The casino also ensures complete fair play and uses a random number generator that has been tested and verified for randomness. The casino is certified for accuracy, randomness, and fair play by eCOGRA.
Banking at Customer Support options
At Purple Lounge Casino you can transact in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling, and Euros. The casino supports multiple payment options, including credit cards (Visa and MasterCard), Visa Electron, Delta, MoneyBookers, NETeller, and bank transfer. Unlike most of the top Microgaming casinos, Purple Lounge restricts withdrawals to a maximum of £1000 per day, although thankfully progressive jackpot wins are not included in this policy.
Purple Lounge Casino rates highly when it comes to customer support. You can get in touch with a team of knowledgeable and friendly customer support executives 24x7 through e-mail, live chat, and also telephone.
Overall Purple Lounge is a good option for online gambling that is let down by a couple of its policies. It offers casino, poker, and sports betting all in one attractive package, and is run by a competent and professional team. However it would be remiss of us not to note that there are Microgaming casinos out there that do not double the wagering requirements for Neteller/Moneybookers depositors and do not have daily withdrawal limits.