A relative dinosaur in terms of its age, PartyCasino was originally launched as Starluck Casino way back in 1997. It changed to the name we know and love in 2006. Nowadays, the brand aims to bring Las Vegas-style fun to Canadian players. It features a decent welcome offer, a wide range of scintillating slots and a pretty awesome loyalty program for more frequent players.
With PartyCasino’s parent company Gaming VC Holdings Plc (GVC) being listed on the London Stock Exchange and the brand itself holding both the GGC and UKGC licences, you can rest assured that you’ll be looked after here and all transactions will be handled safely and securely. So, let’s see how the main features, promotions and games stack up against the competition.
Party Welcome Bonus
This online casino has chosen to keep things dead simple when welcoming new Canadian players in the door. Therefore, on your first three deposits of C$10 or more, you’ll have the chance to opt in to the fantastic welcome package. There are three parts to this, as follows:
- First deposit: 100% bonus up to C$200 and 20 free spins
- Second deposit: 100% bonus up C$150
- Third deposit: 100% bonus up to C$150
So, if you lay down, say, C$100, you’ll soon be playing with C$200 (your deposit plus your bonus). Just remember to enter the bonus code WELCOMEBONUS when making that first trip to the cashier. On top of that, you’ll also be gifted 20 free spins for the totally crazy jackpot slot Melon Madness Deluxe. Just ensure that you meet the wagering requirements as described below before the offers expire within 30 days after each deposit.
Cashback and VIP
No matter if it’s the first or last spin of your session, you’ll always be earning cashback from the casino. It’s not a huge sum, of course, but every little helps and it’s great to see this being offered to both new and experienced players alike. So, for every Instant Win game, you’ll earn 0.25% back from any real money bets. For slots, it’s 0.1%, blackjack gets you 0.025% and all other games will earn you 0.05% back. We think this is a great idea and wished more casinos would follow suit.
Then there’s the additional rewards lavished on the most loyal players. The VIP loyalty program is invite only, but boy is it worth it if you make the grade. Here’s a short list of some of the things you can expect to receive if you get the call: VIP account managers, tailored cashier service, exclusive bonuses, 24/7 VIP support and plenty of gifts and other rewards throughout the year.
When taking up your welcome offers, be sure to note that you have 30 days to complete the 35x wagering requirements, otherwise any bonus funds and/or winnings will be removed. Similar requirements exist for any winnings you receive off your free spins, however the wagering here is set a more modest 10x – but you only have 3 days in which to satisfy this requirement.
Other things to be aware of are the minimum deposit of C$10 and the max bet of C$5 for slots. Additionally, while slots count 100% towards the wagering, video poker, roulette and live casino games only contribute 20%, while blackjack sits at the bottom of the pile on 10%.
With more than 600 games and counting, there are certainly enough to keep you entertained for hours on end. The casino tends to highlight big-name tie-ins a lot, so there’s things like Narcos (based on the hit Netflix show), Downton Abbey (a British TV period drama) and even games based on everything from Rambo to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Resident Evil. See what we mean? There’s almost too much choice. And they come from some of the best providers too, including Microgaming, NetEnt, IGT, Williams Interactive and Evolution.
A special section dedicated to jackpot slots also gets pride of place on the PartyCasino site. There you’ll find massive multi-million dollar jackpots in the form of Gladiator, Hall of Gods and Mega Moolah Isis. The cherry on top of the cake is that the brand has several exclusive jackpot slots, too, with titles such as The Win Genie, Octoberfest Madness and The Sting.
One neat feature we should mention is PartyCasino’s super useful ‘smart lobbies’. This means that the website will gradually learn your preferences and only show games it deems most relevant to you and your preferences, a little bit like Amazon’s ‘Customers who bought this also…’. You get the idea. Seriously impressive stuff, for sure.
Party Live Casino
As PartyCasino signed up to host Playtech’s Live Casino games, there are too many to count. This major coup is backed up with additional live table games from Evolution, satisfying all your needs for every imaginable variation of roulette, blackjack and baccarat. Game shows are also covered here, with Spin a Win, Monopoly Live and Dream Catcher to name but a few. Sic Bo, Texas Hold’em and 3 Card Brag are also among the live dealer games available in Canada.
Seeing as PartyCasino is relatively long in the tooth compared to some of its more modern competitors, it still manages to provide a fairly decent mobile experience for those that prefer to play on the go. Not only are most of the casino’s roster of games available from your iPhone, iPad or Android, but you can also do all your depositing, withdrawing and speaking with customer support from the fully responsive website. And for those that prefer a dedicated app, PartyCasino offers both iOS and Android versions which download in a matter of moments.
Party customer support
While an FAQ section exists, it’s not exactly extensive, so anything beyond the most basic questions won’t be answered unless you contact customer support. Luckily, Canucks have a dedicated local number to call any time, day or night, seven days a week. Simply pick up the phone and dial 1-844-440-6188 to get in touch with an agent right away, or else send an email over to email@example.com for less urgent enquiries.
Deposit & withdrawals
PartyCasino has really pulled out all the stops when it comes to banking options. Not only can you use credit cards from Visa or MasterCard, but there’s also PayPal, Paysafecard, Apple Pay and the Canadian friendly Instadebit. Depositing and withdrawing have a C$10 minimum both ways, but throughout our time at the casino we found everything was processed very quickly.
Party Casino Review – conclusion
We had a great time at PartyCasino and we were genuinely shocked to find such an old brand still kicking with life and innovation. Our experience was smooth from the get-go, and the casino is well worth checking out if you’re after live dealer games – they have so, so many options here. All in all, then, there’s really nothing to complain about here – just go visit them soon.