Updated: 05 Feb 2018
Punt Casino Review
There are a lot of casinos which have the word “bet” in their names, but Punt Casino is not one of them! These guys replaced this word with “punt”! Well done, 5 points to Punt Casino! Now you may think that other aspects of this site are pretty original and interesting too, but, unfortunately, you are not right. Punt Casino offers around 150 games, and all of them are from Real Time Gaming. The only accepted currency is ZAR, and the welcome bonus (a 100% first deposit bonus up to 3,500 ZAR) is sticky! The wagering requirements are one more disappointment - 40 times the sum of your deposit and bonus. Is there anything good about this casino? Probably, only the support service (from time to time!).
- Mobile friendly;
- 24/7 live chat;
- Phone support;
- VIP program.
- No information about the license;
- ZAR is the only supported currency;
- No live games;
- No FAQ;
- The wagering requirements are 40xB+D;
- Sticky bonuses.
Punt Casino promotes itself as a top online casino of South Africa. Well, it’s not really true. The first thing we didn’t like is that the website provides no information about the license. We asked the support, and you know what? They said they hold “a gambling license”. It looks like they don’t even know what the word “license” means! The website itself looks kinda average, and the navigation is far from perfect. Some pieces of information are not really easy to find. Actually, some of them are just absent - for instance, we had to contact the support again in order to find out if the withdrawal limits apply to jackpot winnings.
Customer Support: The support agents are available round the clock, and you can contact them via live chat, email or phone. The number is toll-free, by the way. We tried the chat and got a reply pretty fast. Besides, the agents speak not only English, but also French and Spanish. The only problem is that their answers were not always helpful. FAQ section is absent.
“ZAR is the only supported currency”.
Banking: First of all, this casino supports only South African Rand (ZAR). Secondly, the list of banking options is not bad. It includes Skrill, Neteller, Bitcoin, ecoPayz, and several other methods. Withdrawing your winnings won’t take more than 7 days. However, every method has its specific time limits. The minimum withdrawal amount is 300 or 500 ZAR, depending on your method. In case your accumulated deposits do not exceed 1,000 ZAR, you have a right to withdraw NOT more than 20 times this amount. For example, you’ve got 300 ZAR of accumulated deposits. In this way, you can request 6,000 ZAR. If you wanna withdraw 7,000 ZAR, you will get only 6,000 ZAR, and the rest will be reduced from your account. This clause also applies to your potential jackpot winnings.
Software and Game Variety
Punt Casino is powered by Real Time Gaming and offers somewhere around 150 games. Probably, these guys feel a bit awkward because of such a “rich” library, because it’s impossible to check the overall variety before creating an account. Anyway, here are some of the games you can play there:
- Slots: Asgard, Eternal Love, Ninja Star;
- Jackpots: Aztec’s Millions, Megasaur, Spirit of the Inca;
- Table games: Baccarat, Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker;
- Video poker: All American, Aces and Eights, Joker Poker;
- Specialty games: Craps, Keno, Treasure Tree.
Mobile and Live Gaming
Punt Casino is compatible with iOS, Blackberry, Android, and Windows devices. The mobile version of the website looks okay, and you can access it right from your browser. No need to get a special application - just go to the website, enter your details, and that’s it.
Live games are not available, and that’s not surprising at all. We didn’t expect a casino which cooperates with a single provider and offers less than 200 titles to have live dealer games in its library.
Bonuses and Promotions
The welcome package of Punt Casino looks like this:
- The first deposit - a 100% bonus up to 3,500 ZAR;
- The second deposit - a 75% bonus up to 2,500 ZAR;
- The third deposit - a 125% bonus up to 4,000 ZAR.
“You will have to wager the sum of your deposit and bonus 40 times. What is the worse, the bonuses are sticky!”
To claim each of these bonuses, you have to deposit at least 50 ZAR and to use a special code. The wagering requirement is awful - 40 times the sum of your deposit and bonus. This is not very inspiring, but the fact that the bonuses are sticky is even worse. “Sticky bonus” means that the amount of the bonus will be removed from your balance when you request a withdrawal.