Royal Panda Casino joined the online gambling jungle in March 2014. The mascot – a regal-looking panda bear – bears an uncanny resemblance to his famous martial-arts loving cousin. But does Royal Panda provide online casino kicks? This review will investigate …
Despite its young age, it’s clear that Royal Panda is a serious brand. Founded by Dutch-based professionals with over 10 years of iGaming experience, Royal Panda is primed for the UK market by acquiring a UKGC license.
The website is sexy and clean, accessible through mobile and beefed up with the latest NetEnt games. But how does the panda fair in other areas?
Royal Panda Casino would not be an online casino worthy of the name unless it offered a welcome bonus, and the one it does offer is fairly typical – a 100% matched deposit bonus up to a maximum of £100. The play-through requirements are nicely transparent as well – just x35 the bonus amount.
As of February 2015, table games, video poker and live games now count 10% towards the wagering requirement. We're pleased to say Royal Panda listened to our feedback! The perk of the panda bonus system is that deposit funds and bonus funds are separated. This means you are eligible to withdraw winnings from your original deposit without meeting wagering requirements.
The site runs regular promotions, such as the aforementioned 'win a trip into space' promotion where a player was set for an out-of-this-world experience if they succeeded in landing the maximum possible win while playing the Starburst slot. At the time of writing, the site was launching the new South Park: Reel Chaos online slots with 45 free spins available for players willing to make two separate real money deposits on separate days. Killing Kenny has never felt better!
Royal Panda also offers a charming loyalty scheme: the ‘loyal panda’ program distributes panda points to frequent players. Though the premise of this is just like any other comp-scheme, players are free to exchange points for novelty prizes such as a trip to Las Vegas in the casino shop. The Rolex Submariner is our personal favourite!
18+, first deposit only, T&Cs apply. Casino bonus: min. £10, max. £100. Bonus/free spins winnings wagering requirement: x35. Max. bonus bet: £5, can vary. Free sports bet: Minimum deposit and stake £20 (min odds 2.0). Credited after all qualifying bets settled.
There are over 200 games available at Royal Panda, including a bulging slots catalogue and an impressive live dealer suite featuring quirky variations such as 'immersive roulette' and 'slingshot auto roulette.' 55 of the games are available via mobiles and tablets, with iOS and Android devices both supported. The only criticism is that Royal Panda is entirely casino focussed – there’s no poker or bingo client.
The website is colourful and intuitively-built (and it's hard not to fall in love with the panda mascot!)
Panda power at the Royal Panda casino comes from only three software sources, but they are three of the very best and most reputable when it comes to casino software, namely Microgaming, NetEnt and Evolution Gaming.
Game providers: Evolution Gaming, Microgaming, NetEnt, Thunderkick.
Neutral reports on the web are generally positive about the success of cashing out or cashing in at the Royal Panda casino. Most eWallet transactions take less than a day, credit and debit cards three to five working days, and bank transfers three to ten days. There's a fairly typical pending period of 24 hours before larger withdrawals are enacted. Royal Panda lets you withdraw up to $15,000 a month using Skrill, which is above industry average.
|Payment Method||Name||Depositing||Withdrawing||Withdraw Time|
|Astropay||$25 - $500||$25 - $500||1 - 7 days|
|Bank Wire||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 3 days|
|Credit Card||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|Debit Card||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|eWire||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 3 days|
|Fast Bank Transfer||$0 - $1000000||$0 - $1000000||1 - 3 days|
|Giropay||$0 - $5000||$0 - $5000||1 - 3 days|
|iDeal||$0 - $2000||$0 - $2000||1 - 7 days|
|Neteller||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|PaySafeCard||$0 - $4000||$0 - $4000||1 - 7 days|
|Skrill||$10 - $5000||$250 - $2500||1 - 7 days|
|Trustly||$10 - $50000||$10 - $10000||1 - 7 days|
|Ukash||$0 - $1000||$0 - $1001||1 - 7 days|
|Visa Electron||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|Wire Transfer||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|TrustPay||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|AGMO||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 3 days|
|Todito Card||$50 - $40000||$0 - $40000||1 - 7 days|
|Ekonto||$5 - $5000||$5 - $5000||1 - 7 days|
|Boleto||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|PRZELEWY24||$1 - $5000||$1 - $5000||0 - 4 days|
|Sofort Überweisung||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
|DineroMail||$10 - $50000||$10 - $100000||1 - 7 days|
Any new casino is bound to take time to find its feet, and the Royal Panda casino really does seem to have found its furry feet (or paws) in a remarkably short space of time, making serious in-roads into the UK and Dutch markets. It must be doing well if it is able to offer a free trip into space for the winner of one of its promotions.
The casino does seem to have been developed with the comfort and ease of the player firmly in mind, and it's really nice to find a casino that's completely open and honest about its bonus wagering requirements.
If you can 'bear' thinking about adding another casino to your list of favourites, then Royal Panda casino is one that should definitely give you 'paws' for thought.
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