African Palace Casino Review
The only strong feature of African Palace Casino is the Playtech software - nice slots, diverse table and card games, huge jackpots, and all that. Everything else is somewhere in between poor and average: alright banking, kinda crap-ish welcome bonus, poor website and lobby. The final drop (or rather a brick) that tips the scales against it is a long list of delayed and declined payments.
African Palace Casino was established in 2004, and has made itself quite a reputation. The reputation of a casino that doesn’t like to pay legitimate winnings that is. Even though they changed the management in 2012, and despite their license from the Government of Curacao, they are still kinda crooked (as numerous player reports suggest).
The website is on the edge of being an outdated crap. What’s more irritating is that wherever you click, it downloads a piece of casino software for you. Select a game category - the casino setup is downloaded. Click on a game thumbnail - the setup is downloaded. Click on the logo on top (which is supposed to bring you to the home page) - you’ve guessed it, get another exe. The website is a freaking game of Minesweeper.
“The website is a freaking game of Minesweeper - click in a wrong place and you’ll end up with a pile of casino setup files on your hard drive”
Another sure way to tell that a casino doesn’t give a shit, is a banking page. If they have Moneybookers listed there (they’ve been Skrill for 4 years now, you know) - it’s as good as dead. Anyway, the deposit and withdrawal methods include the said Skrill, Neteller, credit cards, Wire Transfer, and Entropay. Pretty standard.
The support is available through the toll-free phone, live chat, and email, round the clock.
Software and Game Variety
African Palace Casino has a downloadable client (that you can’t get away from), and an instant play version (archaically named “Flash Casino”), both powered by Playtech. Both are a pain to navigate through, but the games are alright.
Playtech slots are still pretty nice. Especially their licensed titles like Superman, Batman vs Some Bad Guy series, King Kong, Gladiator, and others. And of course there are progressives like Jackpot Giant (currently at €8 million), Age of the Gods (~€700k), and more.
Other games are pretty diverse, and include baccarat, roulette, blackjack, keno, bingo, virtual betting, video poker, casino poker, etc.
Mobile and Live Games
African Palace Casino doesn’t have a mobile version. The website is not adapted to modern gadgets, the “flash casino” of course doesn’t work, and it sticks the same exe client into your face on every tap.
Live games are not there too. We’re not even surprised.
Bonuses and Promotions
At African Palace Casino you get bonuses on the first four deposits:
- First: 200% match up to €200
- Second: 50% match up to €150
- Third: 75% match up to €100
- Fourth: 100% match up to €50
The wagering requirements for all of those are equally crappy - x40 on the deposit plus bonus amount. The minimum deposits to qualify for those are €25 for the first one, and €50 for the subsequent ones.
“The wagering requirements for every stage of the welcome package are equally crappy - x40 on the deposit plus bonus amount.”
There are no other promos at the time, but be sure to check the promotions page for the up-to-date offers.