PartyCasino is PartyPoker’s new stand-alone casino, moving the non-poker offerings to a separate online venue along with some new additions. The site follows in the footsteps of PartyCasino UK, but is exclusively available to players in New Jersey.
PartyCasino Games and Gaming Software
At present, PartyCasino has:
- 231 slots
- 7 progressive jackpot slots
- 11 types of video poker
- 4 types of blackjack (including multi-hand)
- Texas Hold ‘Em Bonus Poker
The selection of slots is very good, especially considering that the site just launched. Other game categories are currently a bit thin, however. This is to be expected as PartyPoker basically just cut out their selection of casino games (which were always an afterthought to the poker table action) and moved them to a new venue.
It’s safe to assume that this is just the beginning for PartyCasino, and it will develop similarly to its United Kingdom counterpart. If the UK version of the site is any indication, expect an even larger variety of slots (with as many as 80 progressive jackpot variants), more varieties of blackjack and roulette, Baccarat Combi and scratch cards to be added as time goes on.
Territorial licensing arrangements for certain game types are likely the only reason a full port of the United Kingdom site was not made available in New Jersey at launch, and it will be interesting to see how the local PartyCasino site fleshes out over time.
Currently, the New Jersey site is using IGT as its primary game provider with some NetEnt and Konami offerings sprinkled in. This means a very good roster of popular slots in spite of the fairly low overall count.
If you’re into licensed properties, you’ll find all of the following here and more:
- Family Guy
- Guns N’ Roses
- Andre the Giant
- Jimi Hendrix
And if you’re looking for online versions of popular games from land-based casino floors, PartyCasino has you covered with:
- Lotus Land
- China Mystery
- Dangerous Beauties
- Triple Treasures
- The Cleopatra series
- Triple Red Hot 7s
- Wolf Run
Mobile Device Support
PartyCasino continues to support iOS (Apple) and Android as the former app associated with PartyPoker did. Mobile development is presently in its very early stages, however. Thus far only about 20 slots, three types of video poker and one video blackjack game are available.
You can definitely expect this area to be addressed soon by PartyCasino, as mobile gaming is the hottest area of competition among online casinos right now. However, until PartyCasino gets up to full speed, you might want to stick with the desktop and laptop version if possible.
PartyCasino Live Dealer Tables
PartyCasino New Jersey does not currently offer live dealer tables. However, it’s safe to assume this is in the works, as PartyCasino UK has a total of 24 live dealer games available including roulette, blackjack, Texas Hold ’em, Caribbean Stud Poker and the Dream Catcher spinning wheel game.
This is another area that seems to come down to licensing agreements. Most of PartyCasino’s current software providers don’t offer live games, and it’s something they likely didn’t think much about before now since their business model was focused on table poker. PartyCasino NJ does appear to offer some NetEnt titles, however, and NetEnt offers live dealer blackjack and roulette. Interestingly, NetEnt is also one of relatively few developers that offer their live dealer games for mobile devices, so that’s something to look for in the future.
Signup and Ongoing Bonuses
PartyCasino is offering a welcome bonus for new players. However, do note that if you have ever had an account with the New Jersey version of PartyPoker or its former casino app, you will not be eligible for this bonus. International players with PartyPoker accounts from outside the country do seem to be eligible.
You’ll get deposit matches for your first three deposits if you use the code WELCOMEBONUS when signing up. The largest is for your initial deposit — 100% matching on up to $200, along with 20 free spins at Melon Madness Deluxe. You’ll then get an additional 100% match on your next two deposits, but only up to a cap of $150.
There is a wagering requirement of 35x the total deposit (plus bonus amounts) to withdraw any funds won, however, and you can’t use Neteller or Skrill to make any of the deposits. Slots are also the only game that contributes 100% to the wagering requirement; video poker and table games contribute 20% of each wager and blackjack contributes 10%. Finally, the wagering requirement must be met within 30 days, and during this time your maximum allowed bet is $5 per pull on slots or $50 per hand at any other game type — any larger bets are not counted. There is also a list of about 15 games that are completely excluded from the wagering requirement. The Melon Madness free spins also have their own separate wagering requirement, which is 10x the amount of any winnings completed within three days of receiving the spins.
Given all of this, it is worth taking time to consider whether you will get more value out of signing up for the PokerParty welcome package instead, which simply gives you $25 in total value with far fewer strings attached (including $10 earmarked for slots and casino table games).
Though the new welcome package is more weighted to high-limit slots players, there are some ongoing bonuses and promotions that make PartyCasino worth a look for all types of players. These include 10% cashback for all of your play on Saturdays (with a cap that increases with your tier level), one free instant-win clickcard every Sunday, personalized reload bonuses once per week, and periodic leaderboard contests with prizes.
PartyCasino Loyalty Program
PartyCasino’s loyalty program appears to be directly tied into the one offered through PartyPoker. Since PartyCasino is so new, the program terms do not appear to have been updated to reflect the new status.
However, it is clear that points earned at PartyCasino contribute to the overall loyalty program tiers — Bronze, Silver, Gold and Palladium. At the moment, the Bronze and Silver levels appear to still only grant free poker tournament tickets as a monthly reward, while the higher tiers offer $200 and $500 cash rewards respectively.
The point earning rate varies by game, and Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker bets do not earn points.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
For deposits, Visa and Mastercard are accepted, as well as online bank transfers and Instant eChecks. You can also deposit money to your account at the Atlantic City Borgata’s cashier cage or at 7-Eleven stores. The e-wallet services Neteller and Skrill are also an option, but be aware that deposits made with them will not qualify for the welcome bonus. There are no fees for any deposit type.
PartyCasino also offers fee-free withdrawal through these methods, though some can take up to three days to be approved and sent.
24 hour service is available by browser-based live chat, phone or email.
PartyCasino clearly has some growing to do, but the initial launch is interesting, especially given the weekend promotions and the other periodic bonuses they offer. Slot fans will definitely want to give this new online casino a look.