This is my review of PowerPlay Casino.
I have been a fan of ice hockey for over two decades now. Born and raised in Finland, it only makes sense for ice hockey to be near and dear to my heart. This is because even though we only have a population of around 5.5 million, we have pretty much become known for our world-class ice hockey players and our three world championships. We even almost got our fourth one in 2021, but Canada just managed to escape with the title after scoring during extra time. While this was not exactly a power-play goal, it was still close enough as extra time was played with 3 vs. 3 rules… So yes, these are the things that PowerPlay Casino made me think about!
PowerPlay Casino is operated by a company named Deck Entertainment B.V and specialize in both casino games and sports betting. This casino has been around since 2018, but this review has been written in 2021, making this a rather fresh take on the already popular casino.
Let us get to it then, shall we?
Looks and feel of PowerPlay Casino
PowerPlay Casino has two separate slogans. These are “Raise your game” and “Dare to dream.” As a casino player, these both are obviously advice that you should heed.
I must admit that PowerPlay looks rather remarkable. The website mostly focuses on red colors and hues, which is always great for adding a bit of danger and excitement to your product. What is more, the site is reasonably easy to use, although I really would have liked to see a game provider-based search option. Finding your favorite forgotten slots might not be as effortless here as it is at various other casinos…
Bonuses and rewards
New customers at PowerPlay Casino are in for some great times with three separate deposit bonuses. Here is how the welcome bonus was structured at the time of writing:
1st deposit: 100% up to 200 + 100 free spins
2nd deposit: 100% up to 500
3rd deposit: 100% up to 300
The thing that had my ears perked up was that all the three bonuses were worth 100% apiece. You should note, however, that 35x wagering applies for the bonus and that you can only withdraw a total of 4,000 from your bonus. While this is still undeniably a lot of money, such restrictions are never particularly fun. Even as an avid casino player, I have rarely won big due to my small bet size, but if I did, I would certainly not want the casino to take away a large bulk of my winnings. Still, the restriction of 4,000 is far from the lowest that I have seen.
On top of the casino welcome offer, PowerPlay also offers plenty of other extras for their sportsbook visitors. Oh, and I should also mention that there is even a thing called Free Spin Tuesdays here to brighten your days!
As I previously noted, PowerPlay Casino does not offer a real provider-based game search. Because of this, you cannot filter games based on your favorite studios. As a result, it is also quite hard to figure out which studios are indeed available. Based on the logos that I saw at the bottom of the page, companies like Microgaming slots, Playtech slots, Foxium slots, Nektran, Pragmatic Play slots, Realistic slots, Lightning Box slots, Golden Rock Studios slots, and Evolution slots are at least all part of the fray.
Even though many of my favorite providers (Quickspin, ELK Studios, NetEnt, Red Tiger, etc.) were not available at PowerPlay Casino, there is no denying that everyone can still find a bunch of great slots to play. And even if you get tired of slots, you still have all the best Evolution live casino tables and hundreds of sports betting markets to keep you company. It is certainly not as if you are going to run out of things to do!
Safety and security
PowerPlay derives its casino license from the island of Curacao. This license is not the best in the business but can still be trustworthy enough if found in the right hands. What is more concerning, though, is that Deckmedia B.V hardly has the best reputation. If what I have read about them is correct, you should avoid dealing with them as they could go to great lengths to justify seizing your wins. And even though this might be just online hearsay, the license is still too weak to guard you if things go awry.
Banking options at PowerPlay Casino
PowerPlay has many of your typical banking bells and whistles from Visa to Mastercard, Ecopayz, Neteller, Skrill, MuchBetter, Interac, and several cryptocurrencies. If the information on the site is correct, PowerPlay tends to process withdrawals instantly.
PowerPlay Casino’s support page lists numerous ways to get support. These include live chat, email, phone, and even Facebook. According to the site, support is open 16 hours a day, which is not a lot. The support agent that I talked to, however, answered my queries pretty fast and effectively, so the level of support should generally not be a concern here.
My experience at PowerPlay Casino
After seeing that PowerPlay did not have a European license, I did not expect too much from them. That is not to say that casinos without European licenses cannot be good, but especially Curacao-licensed casinos tend to have me on my toes.
While I did somewhat like PowerPlay’s welcome offer, Deckmedia’s reputation did not exactly have me jumping up and down. Thus, if I were you, I would perhaps take a look at some of the other options in our huge online casino database.