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, and is traded on the London stock exchange (symbol PRTY.L).
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 dont 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.