Royal Panda Casino Review

• Great looking site
• Optimised mobile site
• Long list of banking options.

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An Overview of Royal Panda casino

There are many online casinos out there with mascots with varying degrees of cuteness but it safe to say that the Panda is the nicest of them all. Established in 2014, Royal Panda is the brainchild of gaming enthusiasts who have a decade worth of experience in the gambling sector. Their main aim was to create a site that would be good to look and above all easy to use as a player. Read our full review to see if they have managed to succeed on that front.

Online Pokies at Royal Panda casino

When you first log into Royal Panda, you will notice a dizzying number of slot games. We lost count once the number of online pokies went above 1000! The good news is that there are games that will appeal to every type of player and even better news is that the quality of all the games is top notch. You will not find what is described as ‘filler’ material to make the site look full.

If you are fan of online pokies then have no fear as Royal Panda has all of your favourite games including Game of Thrones, Starburst, Thunderstuck and Moon Princess. Progressive slots such as Mega Moolah are also present giving you an impressive selection of online pokies. Moving over to table games and is the case with most tier 1 operators, you will find multiple variations of roulette, blackjack and poker.

Mobile Casino at Royal Panda casino

We hate to sound like a broken record but having a mobile optimised site or app is essential if you want to be taken seriously. Thankfully Royal Panda have paid close attention to their mobile app and have created a product that is responsive and easy to use. There is also an impressive selection of games be it table or online pokies that are available to you at a click of a button. The mobile version of the site works well on either an android or iphone device and tablet users will also find their user experience enjoyable.

You don’t need to download a dedicated app for Royal Panda and most of the games available on mobile will have demo versions as well. We are pleased to report that their mobile product is head and shoulders above the rest of the casinos operating in New Zealand.

Bonuses and Promotions at Royal Panda casino

Royal Panda Welcome Offer

There is no shortage of promotions at Royal Panda for New Zealand players. The casino welcomes you to their site with a NZ $150 welcome bonus along with 10 Free Spins! The wagering on the bonus is on the higher side at 35 times but it nothing that will get in your way if you are truly looking to play at a good online casino.

Fridays are made happier by the loveable Panda by giving you a balance boost of 50% up to NZ $150. Fans of blackjack can also take part in the ‘Lucky 21’ promotion on the 21st of every month. In this promotion all winners become part of a lucky draw that pays out NZ $210.

Apart from the superb promotions on offer, Royal Panda rewards players who play frequently with their loyalty programme. You are automatically included into the programme once you sign up and accumulate points for playing regardless of whether you win or lose. These loyalty points can be exchanged for free spins, cash bonuses or store items from the Loyal Panda shop. At the shop you can buy luxury watches, ipad and designer sunglasses. The loyalty programme is split into four tiers starting with bronze, silver, gold and ending with diamond.

Royal Panda Live Casino

Royal Panda Live Casino

It comes as no surprise that Royal Panda has integrated with Evolution Gaming to provide its players with the best possible live gaming experience. Evolution has cracked the code when it comes to live games offering roulette, blackjack and many others.

Pros & Cons of the Royal Panda casino


  • Almost All Netent RNG Games

  • All Netent ‘local’ and ‘pooled’ Jackpots

  • Royal Panda Mobile featuring Netent Touch


  • Bonus wager requirements: 35x

  • Deposits with Skrill, PayPal, Neteller and Paysafecard not eligible

  • No Netent live casino


All major deposit and withdrawal methods can be found at Royal Panda casino. You can choose to make a deposit using either Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, AstroPay, DineroMail, EcoPayz, e-Pro, Euteller, eWire, Giropay, iDebit, InstaDebit, Interac Online, iWallet, MuchBetter, SafetyPay, Sofort, Todito Cash, Transferencia Bancaria, Trustly, Venus Point, Zimpler, Skrill, Neteller or Paysafecard

Withdrawal methods are more limited but still cover all the trustworthy options including Fast Bank Transfer, Skrill, Neteller, Visa, Mastercard or Maestro. Withdrawal can take upto 24 hours which is fast compared to a lot of the other casinos.

Safety & Security

Royal Panda is licensed by both the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). These regulatory bodies ensure that you are taking part in a casino that can be trusted. Your sensitive documents are handled with care as the casino uses the latest in SSL encryption technology. The casino also respects your privacy and won’t harvest or sell your information to third parties.

Customer Service

Customer support can often times break or make an online casino. Royal Panda make sure that your questions are always listened to and that you have access to the right information at all times. The site has a comprehensive FAQ section but if should you feel the need to contact support, then they are only a click away. You can connect with them via email, telephone or live chat. If you happen to call them during a busy period and are kept in queue then you can always opt for the option of being called back. A customer service agent will call you as soon as possible, so you’ll never need to wait on hold.

Regardless of how you get in touch, Royal Panda have made it easy for you to obtain the answers that you seek. If you have your doubts about anything be it deposit methods, withdrawal times then the best thing to do is to knock on the support door of the Panda!

Our Verdict

It puts a smile across our face when we visit a regulated, safe and secure online casino. The smile becomes even wider when you realise how easy it is to use the site, to access the huge library of games and how deposits take a mere seconds to process. We cannot recommend Royal Panda enough to our fellow Kiwis and would like you to give it a go for yourself to truly believe the hype.