|Headquarters||Isle of Man|
Partycasino is a brand of GVC Holdings Limited, a multinational gaming and sports betting group. The company in fact runs several brands, including CasinoClub, Betboo, Partypoker and bwin. This large business has licenses in 14 countries, generating over €4.2billion of sports wagers a year, while employing over 3,000 people.
Partycasino itself is operated by ElektraWorks Limited and purports to be one of the world’s largest online casinos. The site has a friendly design, using blue and black, with a slot-themed background instead of plain black. Some original artwork and slot imagery is used on site, while the layout is very straightforward and accessible.
The games area at Partycasino has a big ad panel, but it doesn’t get in the way. Above this there are gaming categories and a search box, while below there are large game tiles. Games take a few moments to load, but they do appear in a large space with the site faded in the background, which looks good. A strip with a quick depositing link, clock and menu button becomes available, though a full-screen option would be ideal.
The games are provided by several companies here. NetEnt is perhaps the most recognisable, supplying Starburst, Wild Wild West, Drive: Multiplier Mayhem, Hansel and Gretel and more. Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches is a classic, which most players will recognise, or Microgaming brings Game of Thrones for TV fans. IGT and Yggdrasil also provide some impressive game, but most notably, this site has exclusive PartyGaming software. These are in-house games, so players will find new and interesting titles like Space Venture and Cash Cruise here, with massive jackpots.
The table games are a little limited, but there is a good mixture of game types- roulette, blackjack, craps, baccarat, hold ‘em and more. Baccarat Combi is a fun twist, as is the very unusual Lucky Star roulette. The site has several video poker titles to back these up.
The live casino area is well presented at Partycasino, thanks to a clever animated tile system where the dealers come to life when you hover over them. The site offers roulette, blackjack, poker, baccarat and more, with some fun extras like Blackjack Party and Dragonara Roulette, live from Malta, to make things more interesting.
The games are powered by Evolution Gaming, with signature luxurious sets and varied camera angles. This very professional setup also features useful software tools, like volume, chat, reminders and a view changer.
PartyCasino provides an iOS app for iPhones and iPads. The app is convenient, but essentially provides the same experience as the mobile version of the website, which is the way that Android users play PartyCasino games on mobile.
The mobile site is very neat, keeping the basics of the branding from the desktop site, but making everything smaller, more streamlined and convenient. The main site areas can be reached in one or two taps, with expanding menus. The game selection remains intact.
There is a convenient contact button found near the site bottom, which opens a large and clear contacts page for players. This includes live chat, email and phone options, with toll free numbers for a huge list of countries.
Support is open 24/7 and the team is welcoming and happy to help. Players can also see a short list of FAQs, but a more detailed knowledge base would be ideal.
Partycasino is covered by a secure certificate, issued by the well-known and trusted Thawte brand. The site uses 128-bit SSL encryption to protect player payments. The site’s RNG is certified by the iTech Labs, who ensure that casino games are fair.
Supporting this, the site uses eCOGRA as a third-party assurance of fairness. Most importantly, Partycasino is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.
Partycasino accepts Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, EntroPay, Trustly, PaySafeCard, Diners Club, PromoCode, Citadel, wire and bank transfers and MasterCard and Visa cards. This broad selection should appeal to most players.
The depositing system at Partycasino is nice and easy to use, with an on-page menu that lists methods with their relevant information. The minimum card withdrawal is £10 and there are no fees, making this a very convenient setup.
Pros and Cons
PROS: Exclusive PartyGames titles, interesting Live Casino games, broad selection of payment methods, high security and trust.
CONS: No Android app, unclear wagering requirements.