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Partypoker is a well-known and longstanding brand in the online poker space. That association helps make PartyCasino an instantly recognizable name in the competitive New Jersey online casino market. The company will also be launching in Pennsylvania shortly, with other states sure to follow.
PartyCasino first launched under a different name — Starluck — back in 1997 as part of a company that would come to be called PartyGaming. It quickly became one of the first big and successful online casinos in the world.
In 2001, PartyGaming launched its poker product, and over the next five years Partypoker became the largest online poker site in the world. However, when the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 was passed, PartyPoker chose to pull out of the US and focus on other markets.
In 2011 PartyGaming merged with bwin Interactive Entertainment to form what was, at the time, the world’s largest integrated online gambling company. In 2016, GVC Holdings acquired Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, and a year later launched the newly updated PartyCasino UK.
The legal situation changed in the US when New Jersey legalized online gambling in 2013. By then bwin.party had become Boyd Gaming’s digital partner. Party-branded online gambling sites — including the new Partypoker — launched in New Jersey in November 2013 with the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City as its land-based partner.
In 2018, GVC split the casino and poker sides into standalone sites, thereby creating PartyCasino NJ. The online casino underwent a significant upgrade at that time, patterned after the PartyCasino UK site.
Along the way, PartyCasino has evolved into a favorite site for many New Jersey online casino players. Its expansion into the Pennsylvania market is expected imminently.
Here is a review of what PartyCasino has to offer, covering welcome bonuses and other promotions, site features and game selection, information about the app, banking options and customer support.
|NJ Bonus Code||PLAYNJCASH|
|PA Bonus Code||To Be Determined|
|Free Bonus||25 Free Spins|
|Deposit Bonus||100% matching bonus up to $1,000.|
|Last Updated||January 2021|
Most online casinos provide welcome bonuses to entice new sign-ups, and PartyCasino is no exception. There are a couple of them, in fact: a free spin bonus and a matching deposit bonus. When a site offers both of these to new users, it’s often described as a welcome package.
As its initial incentive, PartyCasino offers 25 free slot spins just for registering an account. Use the bonus code PLAYNJCASH when creating your account in order to claim this bonus.
PartyCasino also offers a 100% matching bonus on first deposits up to $1,000.
This first deposit bonus is quite straightforward and similar to many other sites. Deposit between a minimum of $10 and a maximum of $1,000 and you’ll receive an identical amount in bonus credit. You can deposit more than $1,000, of course, but that’s the point at which the bonus caps out.
There is a playthrough requirement players must complete before they can withdraw the bonus money. It requires 15 times the bonus amount to be wagered at any combination of games in order to keep the bonus funds and any winnings from them.
For example, say you sign up and deposit $100. You’ll receiving an additional $100 as a matching bonus. Before this becomes cash, you must wager 15 times the bonus, or $1,500, in order to keep the bonus. The bonus money cannot be withdrawn until the wagering requirement is satisfied. Players have 30 days to complete the wagering requirement.
PartyCasino also offers other bonuses and promotions to players on a periodic basis. These promotions take various forms and can award bonus dollars, free spins, cash prizes or other benefits.
There are Daily Click Cards that require nothing more than logging in, visiting the promotions tab, and clicking the card to receive a prize. Promotions such as the Slot in the Spotlight and Game of the Week involve playing one particular slots game during a specified period to win bonus dollars. Others, like the Sunday Play & Earn also require playing a certain amount on a given day to earn bonus money.
A more original form of promotion is the Saturday Saver. This returns 10% of the losses a player sustains on Saturday to use as a bonus on Sunday. Reload bonuses come up frequently as well, usually along the same lines as the first deposit match bonus.
Most of these promotions require you to opt in first in order to receive them. Many also come with their own wagering requirements, so players will want to pay attention to the terms and conditions.
PartyCasino also has a loyalty program designed to reward high volume players.
Players accumulate loyalty points every time they play. Loyalty points can be redeemed at the points store for bonuses or cash. Points are awarded as follows:
Points accumulated each month determine a player’s level in the loyalty program:
Once players reach the Gold level, they can start exchanging loyalty points for cash at a rate of $200 for every 2,750 points. Those at the Palladium level enjoy a better exchange rate, earning $500 for every 5,000 points.
To sign up for an account at PartyCasino, first click the “Register” button at the upper right of the homepage. At that point, new users will need to supply an email address and create a user ID and password.
After that, new users must provide some personal information for identification purposes and security. These items include:
The registration process also involves setting up personalized security questions to help protect your account. This is also the time to enter the PartyCasino bonus code PLAYNJCASH in order to receive the welcome bonus described above. Agree to the terms and conditions, and that’s all there is to it.
Creating an account on the mobile version of the site (discussed below) works similarly. Just click the “Register” in the upper right and proceed from there.
The PartyCasino app is available for download directly from the company’s website. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find “Quick Links” and then proceed to the apps section. There are apps available for either Apple (iOS) or Android devices. Just click to download and follow the instructions from there.
The app has all of the same functionality as the web-based browser version of the site. Most of the games are available, as well, although some of the older titles playable on the desktop version might not be available on the app.
The graphics are clear and the app can be used in either portrait or landscape mode. Users can access the cashier and perform all banking operations using the app.
The app uses geolocation to ensure those making real money bets are indeed within New Jersey when doing so. Users need to enable location services when using the app. In some cases users may need to download the GeoGuard app in order for their location to be verified.
PartyCasino reflects a great deal of online gambling experience. The platform is well established not just in the US, but internationally as well.
With the desktop version there is nothing to download as the site can be directly accessed via a web browser. The site works equally well on Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Explorer. In some cases players will need to adjust their settings and/or enable the GeoComply software plug-in in order to ensure geolocation is working.
PartyCasino in New Jersey and Pennsylvania adopts the same purple color scheme as the UK site. Both sites function similarly, offering almost exactly the same selection games and providing nearly identical playing experiences.
The home screen highlights current promotions right up top. Scrolling down then reveals shortcuts to featured games, selected live dealer games, new games, leaderboards and more.
Tabs across the top link to an array of game types, including slots, table games, blackjack, roulette, live dealer games and others. There are links to new and exclusive games, plus a category of games created by Ainsworth Game Technology. A search function enables users to find particular games quickly.
All in all, Party Casino has a look and feel that resembles many online casinos. The design is intuitive, and players generally should not have any trouble finding and playing their favorite games.
PartyCasino provides online casino players all of their favorites styles of games, including a number of exclusive titles and a few unusual ones not found elsewhere.
Games from top developers like IGT, NetEnt, Win Studios and the aforementioned Ainsworth are all well-represented. So, too, are Williams Interactive, Konami, Incredible Technologies and Slingo Originals. Seasoned online casino players will find practically all of the favorites and standbys, as well as many other offerings from which to choose.
PartyCasino in New Jersey has the largest games offering as it was the first site to launch in the US – so please note that there are some differences between NJ and the site in PA. Here’s what to expect from PartyCasino.
New Jersey welcomed PartyCasino to the state in 2018. The NJ online casino has been growing steadily since launch, and now has hundreds of slots and dozens of table games available.
PartyCasino also offers players a great selection of live dealer games thanks to its partnership with Evolution Gaming. Access blackjack, video poker, and roulette variations streamed live from real casino dealers.
New Jersey has had a two-year head start on Pennsylvania, so we’ll need to wait for the PA online casino’s games library to catch up. PartyCasino in PA will likely launch with a few dozen slot titles, including player favorites like Melon Madness and Gonzo’s Quest. As far as table games go, expect a few versions of blackjack and roulette to start with. Players of the PA online casino will need to wait to access live dealer games, though Evolution has a studio in the state so they could arrive quite quickly.
As of late 2020, slots players will find over 300 slots titles from which to choose. That’s not the widest selection in New Jersey, though it is larger than some sites. Pennsylvania online casino players can expect a few dozen slots to start with, including the biggest titles from IGT, Konami, NetEnt, and more. There is great variety among the selections, with popular titles including:
There are a number of progressive jackpot slots available in both NJ and PA, too. Some have featured especially large jackpots, sometimes even climbing into the seven-figure range. The biggest among these include:
The selection of blackjack titles in New Jersey is modest but adequate, with five titles as of late 2020. Pennsylvania players should see a similar or slightly smaller array to start with.
Since Party is a brand known for poker, the selection of video poker games available at Party Casino NJ, is pretty good, with nearly two dozen titles. PartyCasino in PA should launch with the standard Game King offering to start with, then expand over the first few months. The current lineup in New Jersey includes popular titles such as:
There are additional casino-style Texas Hold’em games included as well.
Table games also include one baccarat game, one craps game and a small handful of roulette games, including both American and European variants.
PartyCasino NJ also features a selection of more than a dozen Slingo games, the popular game that combines slots and bingo.
There are also five live dealer games available in NJ, both on the web-based browser version and the app. PartyCasino shares these games with the Borgata and BetMGM apps, and the offering will soon be available in PA. They are:
All in all, PartyCasino offers a nicely varied selection of game types. The site is always also adding new games, especially slots titles, to provide greater selection.
When it comes to depositing and withdrawing funds, PartyCasino provides a number of methods for both.
The many deposit options include:
Players can set deposit limits for themselves if they wish on a daily, weekly and/or monthly basis.
There are fewer withdrawal methods available, but still many different options:
All withdrawals have to be approved by a review team. Most are approved quickly, although the site says to allow up to five business days for the process to complete.
At the top right of either the website version or the app appears a “Help & Contact” link. However the link only takes the user to a fairly sparse FAQ section containing no contact information.
The FAQ section is not searchable by keyword, and is arranged in categories that are sometimes difficult to parse. Much of the information is general in nature, making it a less-than-useful resource.
PartyCasino.com does provide both a toll-free number for phone support and a way to contact support via email. There is also live chat available 24/7, although reports are the response is sometimes quite slow.