Parklane Casino United Kingdom 2017 Review

Parklane Casino is an online casino that’s part of the Game Tech Group NV collection of online wagering portals. The GameTech Group are based in Cyprus and Curaçao. This company runs a large number of online casinos, including Cashpot Casino, OceanBets Casino and Atlantic Casino. Like most of these sites, Parklane Casino runs via a licence granted to it by Curaçao eGaming. It does not have a UKGC licence as yet, which means you cannot play here if you are a UK resident.

People in the UK will of course recognise the name ‘Parklane‘ (or rather, Park Lane), probably from the Monopoly board where it is the second-most expensive property (a snip at £350) behind Mayfair. Park Lane itself is a major road in the UK’s capital than runs from Marble Arch to Hyde Park Corner. It’s full of historic properties and expensive hotels. Here’s hoping that with a bit of luck you’ll win sufficient cash at Parklane Casino to afford a night or two in one of Park Lane’s exclusive establishments.

Welcome bonus

There’s a staggering deal on offer for new players at Parklane Casino – a potential two hundred percent welcome bonus up to a mammoth €2,000! That’s quite a hefty wedge of cash and to be honest, we’re always a little sceptical about online casinos that offer such huge bonuses so we’re going to have to go through the T&Cs with a very fine-toothed comb …

… and what we find is a little bit of a mystery. It’s unclear as to whether this is a sticky bonus or not. The site’s T&Cs state ‘bonus money is virtual money that cannot be withdrawn’ and ‘withdrawing funds excluding the bonus amount can be made …’

So, it seems you can never withdraw any bonus cash but you can withdraw your winnings … once you have completed wagering requirements. These requirements are thirty-three times the bonus and deposit amount. You will lose any bonus money you’ve been granted if you do not use it within fifteen days of its award.

Only slots count one hundred percent towards wagering. Blackjack, roulette, casino poker, baccarat, video poker, craps and ‘Casino War’ all contribute ten percent. All ‘other games’ contribute one hundred percent as well.

Range of games

No matter the layout, bonuses and promotions available at any online casino, it doesn’t matter a single hoot if the games that they have aren’t up to scratch. It’s a good job then than the casino here can boast a very encouraging number of suppliers and some of the best names in the online wagering business. NetEnt and Betsoft are represented here, along with Amaya, NextGen Gaming, Leander Games and a handful of others.

All these big names gives rise to a gaming portfolio with plenty of winners. If you like video slots then you are odds-on to be entertained. Top titles available here include When Pigs Fly, Birds! and A Dragon’s Story. There are traditional three-reel slots here too if that is your preference.

Non-slots games are not as numerous, but there are still plenty of them. Roulette, blackjack and casino poker are all well covered with multiple versions of each. You’ll also find sic bo, keno, baccarat, poker dice, three-card rummy and scratch cards.

There’s a live casino here complete with live roulette, blackjack, baccarat and casino poker.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Big bonuses
  • Lots of very good games
  • Site is easy to use

Cons

  • Stupidly large minimum withdrawal amount – £100!
  • Five day pending period – SAD!

Layout and usability

If you’ve played at an online casino that’s powered by Game Tech Group’s software before (and the chances are that you have, even if you might not have realised it) then you’ll instantly recognise the set-up at Parklane Casino. Game Tech provides a ‘white label’ solution that fledgling casino companies can slap their own branding all over and develop as their own site.

How much effort is put in is of course down to the commitment of the individual company, but most ‘white label’ solutions end up looking much like each other. So, Parklane Casino does end up looking like many other Game Tech casinos, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s a well thought-out design that works perfectly well. It would have been nice to see something a little more original, though.

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If a casino chooses Game Tech Group as their white-label solution, then they automatically receive a special mobile-optimised version of their casino for smart phone and tablets.

This is of course what Parklane Casino has done, so there’s a mobile version of their casino good and ready for players who to prefer to wager when they are out and about.

The Parklane Mobile Casino App is an extremely tight looking app that’s very easy to use. It works better on a tablet, but functions in a perfectly fine manner on smart phones as well.

Promotions for existing players

The only other bonus that seems to be in effect at Parklane Casino is a fifteen percent payment method deposit bonus. If you make a deposit using Paysafecard, Neteller, Skrill, PostePay, GiroPay or Sofort. The play-through requirements associated with this bonus are twenty-five times the bonus and deposit amount. You need to make a deposit of at least €20 (or your currency equivalent) in order to receive a deposit bonus.

The promotions page also mentions ‘free casino bonuses’ and asks you to contact support if you want to see if you are eligible for a free casino bonus. We are not in favour of this approach – any bonuses and promotions should be clear and visible to both registered and non-registered players – you should not have to go ‘begging’ to support to see if a bonus is available.

VIP/Loyalty scheme

Parklane Casino operates a loyalty scheme for casino players who enjoy a slight amount of VIP-like treatment. You ascend up the scheme by accumulating VIP points, and you receive one point for every €10 you spend at the casino (slots only – most other games you have to spend €100 in order to receive one point). You can exchange every one hundred points you gather up for €1, and you also climb the four VIP tiers (silver, gold, platinum and black) as you add points to your account. The higher up the scheme you are, the bigger the bonus you receive when you earn points. Top level VIPs receive a twenty percent bonus every time they wager.

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Special features

The number of providers available here is quite astounding. The full list is a follows: NetEnt, Betsoft, Amaya, Ainsworth, ELK Studios, 1×2 Gaming, Gamescale, GameArt, NextGen Gaming, Leander Games, Lightning Box, Thunderkick and Novomatic.

If you have a particular favourite among that list then as an added bonus at Parklane Casino you can use filters so you can only see the slots that are provided by your chosen software company.

The Help Centre at Parklane Casino is where you should head if you become unstuck. Here you will find all the answers to the majority of the most common questions poised by the users of this online casino. This includes both technical questions about the site and account questions, such as dealing with the cashier and becoming a Parklane VIP.

You’ll also find a list of brief rules pertaining to each specific game.

If you need extra help you can chat with the live support that’s available 24/7, or use the email contact box. If you’d prefer to use your own email client then you can email the casino direct at support@parklanecasino.com.

Other betting options

It’s doubtful that you’d find many bookies if you took a quick stroll down Park Lane in London, so you should not be too surprised that there are absolutely no sports betting options here. There’s no online bingo hall or dedicated poker room either, just so you know.

Conclusion

An image of 4 casino ratingAs much as we like Parklane Casino (and we do) we really cannot get over that €100 minimum withdrawal limit. Most online casinos set the minimum withdrawal limit at €10 or €20 so we really don’t understand why Parklane Casino (or rather Game Tech Group) have set the minimum withdrawal limit so high.

The biggest shame of all is that this ‘too high’ withdrawal limit detracts from what, otherwise, is a perfectly fine online casino. There are plenty of games from numerous providers which adds up to an immense amount of potential online wagering fun. Okay, so this is not the flashiest online casino that you will ever encounter, but it gets the job done.

Why not treat yourself to a trip to the Parklane Casino and claim the mighty bonus that’s on offer here? You might not even have to pass ‘GO’ in order to collect £200, or much more!

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Money Options

  • Payment methods available: Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, bank transfer.
  • Currencies available: AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, RUB, USD, ZAR.
  • Deposit limits: min: £20, max: no limits.
  • Withdrawal limits: min: £100 (!), max: £5,000 per month.
  • Withdrawal times: eWallets: 24 hours. Credit/Debit cards: 10 days. Bank transfers: 5 days. Cheques: not offered.
  • Pending time: 5 days.

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