Party Casino v Windows Casino: Which Is Best?Published May 31, 2010 by OCR Editor
Two massive games vaults; which has the edge?
With such a lot of competition out there in the big bad world of online casinos, every operator is vying for their share of the market. We take a look at Party Casino and Windows Casino, two brands that aside from great bonuses, perky promos and responsive customer care, are both looking to pull in the punters with their sassy assortment of games.
They may both have 100+ online casino games available for download or instant play but which of these big brand casinos has the superior selection? Online Casino Reports waded knee deep through their colossal collection of gaming action to bring you our thoughts on the matter.
The Top Table Games
Table games are one of the highlights of land based casinos, both as a player and an observer. Trying to recreate that buzz online is one way to test out our dynamic duo.
At Party we found an enticing mix of both European and American Roulette with buy-ins ranging from $1 to $500. We love the fact that live dealer games were also available here.
Windows only offer European Roulette and couldn't muster up quite the same excitement with their table games. However, we like the fact that they offer newer games such as Wild Viking – an appealing mix of roulette and poker.
Fast paced and full of excitement, the early part of the game sees Party Casino scoring the first goal, but don't celebrate too soon, there's plenty more action ahead.
The Most Popular Poker and Video Poker
Party Casino has nine varieties of video poker, although most of this is for single hand games. Every game has prizes, feature rounds and bonuses to add extra excitement and incentive. Poker variants include Let it Ride, Caribbean Poker and Three Card Poker.
Windows also has some nifty moves in the poker category. Players will be pleased to find Tens or Better, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker Deuces Wild, Kooka Kena Poker, Mega Deuces Wild, Multi Hand Jacks or Better and more. Games have different numbers of hands and poker players will find a game to suit their tastes here. Video poker options include Aces and Faces, Deuces Wild and Jacks or Better – all 4 line games.
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Party Casino has a fantastic range of unique slot games including blockbuster and big brand exclusives like Terminator, Top Gun, Saturday Night Fever, Rambo, Mission Impossible, Cluedo and the newest buzz, Monopoly, which is truly enjoying an online renaissance. The game lends itself well to the web with its new Pass 'Go' Bonus, two great bonus games and a prize pot of $500,000. Other popular choices are their Marvel themed slots; Incredible Hulk, Thor and more.
Party may have the edge on exclusives but Windows comes into its own with its mega mix of single line, multi line and video slots. Video slots choices include Vacation Station, Football Rules, What's Cooking and Thrill Seekers. Multi line slot games include Bermuda Triangle and Wild Spirit Novel Slot; single line slots include Alchemist's Lab and Sultan's Fortune.
Whilst Party Casino has got the crowds cheering with their fun-themed slots based on all our favorite films and board games, Windows is drawing gasps with their trickery; producing a beguiling and bumper range of slots to please all. Nothing between these guys – play could go either way.
The Coolest Card Games
Next up, card games; the mainstay of any online casino. Both brands have lots to offer here. Party Casino deal up a dizzying variety of Blackjack – multi hand, single player, multi player, single hand and multi hand plus games with different table limits. They have a customizable table where players can set the speed of play and control the action to suit their particular style. Other card games include Baccarat, Casino War, Progressive Poker and Red Dog among others.
Windows can't compete in terms of the variants of games but does offer a great range; Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino War, Let Them Ride, Red Dog, Craps, Casino Hold'Em, Pontoon and Viking.
The live action and superior range of varieties sees Party Casino running rings around Windows Casino in this section of the game.
The Edgiest Arcade Games
In the past arcade games had a reputation for always being the bridesmaid rather than the bride; of being the lesser attraction at casinos. However, in recent years superb graphics, creative development and great online playability have really brought them into their own.
Party Games are certainly up with the times, giving arcade games a strong presence at their casino. They have all the current faves such as Bejeweled, which allows players to win an incredible 20,000 times their bet! Also available are lesser known games; slots, hi-lo games, keno, virtual racing and scratch cards. All can be played with real money or just for fun
Not to be outdone, Windows also pulls out all the punches. On display here are games such as Bonus Bowling, Dice Twister, Heads or Tails, Penalty Shootout, Pop Bingo, Mahjong and Keno. A great choice but nonetheless Party Casino have just hit the bar.
The Juiciest Jackpots
Party Poker boasts plenty of progressive jackpots in the form of linked video slots with six figure payouts. These video slots have a unique tiered progressive structure which adds lots of excitement into the mix. Also available are jackpot slots that reward high spenders with dizzying bonuses. Favorites such as Mega Fortune Wheel have great graphics. Those looking for themed fun can try out blockbusting epic and comic-hero themed slots such as The Amazing Spider Man, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, many of which have a titillating twenty pay lines as well as free spins.
Windows also has progressive games with big money prizes on offer. Check out Megaball, Caribbean Poker, Magic Slots, Wall Street Fever and more. Many bonus games cater for all pockets; starting out at just $0.10 but rising to $100.00, not only that but games include a range of different betting choices making them great fun for high, medium and low rollers and giving everyone a chance of the prize.
The Whistle Blows
The ninety minutes is up and Party Casino certainly had the edge, although Windows Casino gave them a real run for their money. With standards so high and with both casinos continually improving their range of games and online services, we can't wait for the return match.