Royal Panda may be a new face, but you shouldn’t underestimate them! They were founded in 2013, but the website did not launch until 2014. Since then, the casino has seen explosive growth.
At first glance, it might be difficult to ascertain why. It’s an online casino which is exclusively powered by Evolution Gaming. Royal Panda has several dedicated tables, which is obviously a huge plus in our eyes. It also benefits from a large number of its special features supporting, if not being downright aimed at live casino goers!
Live Games: 30+
Varied and lucrative promotions
Dedicated Royal Panda tables
More than just blackjack and roulette games
Only Evolution Gaming
No language specific tables
The website is licensed by two different regulators. The first being the Malta Gaming Authority, and the other is the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Both regulators are well known to be quite strict, and have high criteria for a casino to obtain their license.
This goes a long way to prove Royal Panda’s trustworthiness in our eyes! We also snooped about, and while there were complaints raised against the casino, they were quickly resolved or dismissed.
Software & Live Dealer Games
Live casino games don’t get their own separate page. Instead, they’re just another tab under the all games list. As a result, the page doesn’t get any special, live casino game only attention.
What releases are there are just listed as is, and you can choose which ones you want to play. Mousing over doesn’t reveal any extra information like table limits or time-frames when tables are or are not available. Also, there’s no way to only display live blackjack or live baccarat. It’s definitely not a deal-breaker, but it is an area Royal Panda lags behind in.
One thing we do appreciate is that all available games are sorted by popularity. This gives you a basic idea where most players are spending their time! There’s only one developer whose games you can play in the live casino section, and that’s Evolution Gaming. As we mentioned before, Royal Panda has three dedicated tables in Evolution’s Riga studio. You’ll find two blackjacks and a roulette. But alongside those three tables, you also have the software provider’s vast library of ‘generic’ releases, too.
Sure, they may not have the website’s logo, but that doesn’t make them any less popular. In fact, we’re quite pleased to see that Evolution Gaming’s more out-there ideas are obvious hits! One thing we’re not huge fans of is the absence of language specific tables. There’s also only one VIP table, exclusively available for Royal Panda Live Blackjack. Sadly, we were unable to confirm whether or not private tables are available on this website or not.
Bonuses & Promotions
Your first bonus will be the welcome promotion! Your first deposit will be met with a 100% match bonus, which we quite like. Your minimum deposit is €10, while the maximum caps at €100. Wagering requirements are 35x, and apply to all releases, not just live games.
That said, live games only have 10% wagering contribution. One important thing to note specific to this casino is a capped max bet when using bonus money. Your wager cannot exceed €7. You also must meet the wagering requirements within 90 days, or else the bonus money will expire. And, for reasons we can’t quite comprehend, deposits made using Neteller, Paypal, Skrill or Paysafecard aren’t eligible for the welcome promotion.
Pandas love bamboo, just like we love this weekly bonus! Every Friday, you get access to a 50% match bonus for up to €150 for casino games. And yes, that includes live variants as well! It’s essentially a less powerful version of the welcome promotion. Best we can tell, the terms and conditions are the same as for the welcome bonus. As such, we won’t bore you with all the details we’ve already covered.
But our favourite promotion is probably this one! On the twenty-first of each month, you can win €210 worth of cash if you play Royal Panda Live Blackjack. Both the regular and VIP table are eligible for this bonus. To be able to win, you have to score a blackjack before midnight! If you do this, your name is entered into the draw.
From said draw, three lucky winners will be given €210. And this isn’t awarded to you as bonus money with a wagering requirement. No, this is pure cash, and you could withdraw it immediately if you so choose. There’s a €5 minimum bet. The number of blackjacks you win also doesn’t have any impact on the draw.
Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, Skrill, Neteller and bank transfers are the only payment methods which can be used for both deposits and withdrawals.
For all deposits options, the transaction time is near instant, and there’s no fee to pay. You do have a minimum deposit worth €10. Skrill and Neteller can withdraw instantly, while credit and debit cards and bank transfers require between one to five business days.
Royal Panda has recently started improving their live casino section and while there is still room for improvement, the highly reputable operator is clearly getting there. They’ve got some of the best titles developed by industry leaders Evolution Gaming, high table limits and very good promotional offers for both new and existing players.