This might sound shallow, but my first impression of Royal Panda Casino was positive because their website looks great and the logo cleverly and subtly manages to make a crown look like a panda’s face, or should that be the other way around? This casino is one of a seemingly endless batch of new web-based casinos featuring games from Net Entertainment and Microgaming’s Quickfire platform. These games are everywhere these days, and it takes something more special than a well-designed logo to make a new casino stand out from the crowd. We took a look to see how Royal Panda stacks up.
Software and game selection
The game collection at Royal Panda is very good. The Microgaming Quickfire platform integrates a selection of the best games developed by Microgaming over the last decade. Some of Microgaming’s more well-known slot machines include Playboy, Jurassic Park, Immortal Romance, Avalon, and Thunderstruck II. These first-class games are bolstered by fresh new titles from smaller independent developers such as Quickspin, NextGen, Leander Games, and more. There are also a full collection of Net Entertainment slot machines, which are up there with the best on the market today. New and popular titles include South Park, Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest, Jack Hammer, and Aliens. In all I counted over 200 slot machines to pick from, mostly 5 reel video slots, but also including 20-odd 3 reel classic-styled machines.
The majority of the table games at Royal Panda are provided by Net Entertainment. This is a good thing as the games are more modern and polished than Microgaming’s offerings. There are multiple variants of Roulette and Blackjack, along with Baccarat, Caribbean Stud, Texas Hold’em, Casino Hold’em, Red Dog, Craps, and Oasis Poker. Those of you that prefer your action dealt with by a live dealer have the choice of live Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino Hold’em, and Roulette. The studio-based tables are supplied by specialist live gaming provider Evolution Gaming. Table limits go as high as 500 per hand on blackjack for the virtual games, and up to 5000 on the live dealer tables. There are also 12 different video poker games to choose from, along with a few miscellaneous parlor games and scratchcards.
Compared to the many similar web-based casinos that I have played at recently, I was not blown away by the interface at Royal Panda. It uses a standard grid layout of game logos and categorizes the games into sections using tabs. There are two sorting options that you can apply to each tab: by popularity and alphabetically A-Z. The site has a search box, but despite not having an accompanying submit button, it is not “live” like many other sites and instead relies on you to hit enter to perform your search. I was a little miffed the first time I typed something there and waited while nothing happened (yeah sure, first-world problems). When you change the tab, sort preference, or perform a keyword search, the site re-lists the games without reloading the entire page which is nice, but the indicator that tells you it is working is so small and inconspicuous that a couple of times I missed it and thought that the site had not registered my clicks. So overall it is not the best user interface I have seen, but it is far from the worst.
Banking and support options
There is an extensive list of payment methods that you can use to deposit your money into a Royal Panda account. Almost all of them credit funds to your account instantly and allow you to be playing without delay. deposit, and a bank wire transfer. , the withdrawal to a Skrill account was paid in a little over 24 hours, which is very good.
There is a useful help tab located on the right of your browser window everywhere you go on the website. . responded to via email call to Malta. The live chat facility is one of the better ones I have ever seen at an online casino. The chat client keeps a history of your discussion even after you close the window, My talk with the staff via the live chat was handled politely and professionally,