Royal Panda Casino
After years of working in on and offline gaming, the founders of Royal Panda Casino decided in 2013 to go their own way. They assembled a highly skilled and talented team of gaming experts and launched the casino in 2014 with a cute panda as their mascot. It quickly became a players’ favourite for its extensive choice of games, large Live Casino section, generous and original promotions and fast payments.
In 2017, LeoVegas acquired Royal Panda Casino although to this day it is still operated as a separate entity by Royal Panda Limited under licenses from the MGA Malta and the UK Gambling Commission.
The GMBLRS Detective
Royal Panda is one of the online casinos that took off like a rocketship directly after the launch. We will probably never know which combination of factors was responsible but the team surely got most things right straight from the starting line. A strong brand name, a cure mascot, tons of games, a large number of Live Casino tables, professional customer support, fast payments and original promotions – all came together to make Royal Panda a favourite gaming hangout for players from around the world. In 2018, they added a Sportsbook to their offering for selected countries.
It was all plain sailing, especially when it came to bonus wagering as the casino had a rather strange rule on how players wager through a bonus. Only cash bets contribute and they can redeposit before dipping into bonus funds to aim to get through to the end. Some, including me, saw it as an encouragement to deposit more and in some cases that meant that players would go over their budget. However, that has been changed for our UK friends and they are now free to withdraw any winnings as long as they have not touched the bonus funds.
Joining the casino is simple and straightforward as the entire registration is done on a single page. A confirmation SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number which will authenticate your account. UK players have to complete the verification process before they can deposit and play.
Once in, you can look forward to a huge game choice which increased significantly after the casino was acquired by LeoVegas. There are currently 20+ providers listed with a well-balanced mixture of legacy studios and newcomers as well as shooting stars such as Big Time Gaming and Blueprint Gaming. What suffered after the takeover is the Live Casino section and today they offer tables from Evolution Gaming only whereas before they had four suppliers.
Head to the banking lobby anytime you feel read as there will be a generous welcome bonus waiting on your first deposit. Choose from a decent range of payment methods including debit/credit cards, e-wallets, prepaid cards and instant banking solutions to make your deposit and the bonus will be instantly added. Please note that wagering requirements apply to all bonus offers, subject to the Royal Panda bonus terms and conditions.
All players are automatically enrolled in the Loyal Panda rewards program which comes with four levels – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Diamond. Every bet you make will earn you LP Points that can be used in the Loyal Panda shop for bonus spins at varying bet values as well as a range of gifts and merch. You can also decide to donate your points to a charity which will receive the equivalent value in cash.
Royal Panda is a fast-paying casino, processing withdrawals 24/7 throughout the year, including weekends. Transfers to e-wallets take usually minutes to a couple of hours while card and bank transfers are processed every day. They will take up to three business days to reach your designated account.
Responsible Gaming is at the core of the casino’s mission to provide first-class entertainment. To control your gaming, you can use a range of self-set options within your account section including deposit/loss limits, taking a break or executing a self-exclusion. UK players will be pleased to know that Royal Panda is a GAMSTOP casino, a universal self-exclusion scheme offered by the UK Gambling Commission.
The GMBLRS’ Detective Verdict
No doubt, Royal Panda is a fine gaming establishment that offers a comprehensive experience for all kind of players, be it slots, live casino or sports enthusiasts. The team is continually improving its offering aiming to offer the latest games, better and more promotions and even faster payments. What we didn’t like is the rather average welcome bonus, but that should not be a deterrent.