When initially opening Punt Casino you get asked if you would like to receive their push notifications. What this does is it sends you an offer every so often (determined by the marketing team) to your browser or PC. It can become a bit invasive especially if you are playing on a family PC or shared device, so be careful when signing up for those. There is usually an opt out function, but it can be tricky to find. You are welcomed with a well set up and easy to navigate page with little icons themed to the casino feel. The slots section has a slot machine, the table games section has dice, crypto games has a BTC symbol, etc.
Account set up
To create an account, you need to enter your first and last name, an email address, password as well as a mobile number. You can choose which currency you are looking to play in, it defaults to USD. You need to verify your email before signing in. Interestingly, the verification email does not come from the casino itself, but instead from “Inclave” which is a third party security company. You then get a SMS verification as well to the number you registered on there, so you won’t be able to insert a fictitious contact number. Only once you have passed both of these hurdles are you able to sign in to the casino. Once you have signed in, you are immediately put into the promotions page which offers you their welcome bonus.
Once you have moved on from this page by clicking "Continue to Games Lobby", you receive a pop up with a few more offers and bits of information regarding the casino. Side note - I logged out and back in again to see how the casino behaves, and it would not allow me to return without completing all my information.
It is an attractive looking casino
Simplistic in their set up
There is a “not sure what to play” option which selects a random game for you to try out
There are multiple layers of verification required
Only cryptos accepted for USA players
Withdrawals can take between 24 and 72 hours to process
Small game choice
They are quite generous with their bonuses, or coupons as they refer to them, and you are able to redeem the coupon by heading to the cashier, clicking on Coupon and then reading through their recommended promotions for the offers of the day. Below we have the welcome bonus which has a minimum deposit amount of a very affordable $9.
Their other bonuses have a substantial minimum deposit requirement, but they have packaged it neatly to show what the minimum requirement is for each coupon claimed.
Their game catalogue consists of 9 game providers with the highest contributor being from KA-Gaming. Spribe is their only provider for the Crypto Games so it is much the same in terms of their variety. There are a few games which will be restricted with a US IP address, so keep that in mind when playing.
Coins and payments
They accept 6 cryptos, BTC, ETH, LTC, BCH, DOGE and XRP. They do not accept Fiat deposits when playing from the US. Withdrawals will be reviewed for 24 hours and it could take up to 72 hours for the casino to release this payment. Document Verification is required prior to processing a withdrawal.
They have email and 24 hour Live Chat support and the agent I spoke to was a bit abrupt but knew what they were talking about with all my questions. The time it took for the agent to take the chat was rather slow, but once the chat had started, the person’s response time was quick enough. Their Telegram channel is exclusively for marketing purposes.
Geos and Languages
They offer English, German, French and Simplified Chinese as language options.
The restricted countries are Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Costa Rica, UK and Australia. The USA is welcome, but there are certain restrictions set with some game providers.
Security and Community reputation
There is an additional layer of casino security using third party software as mentioned earlier (Inclave). This seems to be for the casino more than your personal information though.
If, like me, you are more concerned about anonymity with gaming, I do suggest the below casinos as alternatives:
Bitcoin Video Casino: this is a 100% anonymous casino with a larger variety of games. It was established in 2013 so it has a long history of success online.
CryptoLeo: this casino has a tiered level of verification so it’s not entirely anonymous, but if you keep under the radar you can go with a simple email verification for quite some time.
Punt Casino has only been around since 2021 and since it is new, there are expectant teething issues and this youngster is still trying to find its feet. For a very simplistic, cards on the table kind of casino, this is definitely one for you, but if you are concerned about anonymity and keeping your gaming private, I would suggest you steer away from Punt Casino.