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By: Russell Potvin

Punt Casino is a mobile-friendly online gambling website with some great no deposit and other bonus offers for players in Canada and around the world, especially those from Africa. This South-Africa based casino has made some great strides since inception and has consistently been reviewed at or near the top of African's best online casinos. Although the site's operations are based out of South Africa and are geared towards the African market, Casino Punt still has some fabulous options for players around the world, and those from Canada have given mostly positive reviews about this site. The site is specially optimized for mobile gameplay and our review even turned up a few jackpot winners from Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary at the site. A source at the company also informed us that while the focus of the site has been towards Africa, they are slowly opening up to players globally, including those from Canada.

Review of the Welcome Bonus at Punt Casino

The bonus offers at Casino Punt are fairly extensive and encompass a welcome match deposit offer, daily bonus offers, cashbacks, free spins, some no deposit bonuses from time to time and a nicely structured VIP program. While Canadians may not be entitled to as many bonuses as those living in Africa, expats from Africa living in Canada can enjoy the full range of bonuses and other offers at this casino. Our review of the casino showed a welcome bonus of 10,000 South African Rand (which equates roughly to 875 Canadian Dollars) which is pretty decent. This can be claimed as match deposit bonuses over the first three deposits: a 100% match for up to 3,500 Rand (= 305 Canadian Dollars) for the first deposit using the code WELCOME100, plus a 75% match up to 2,500 Rand (= 220 Canadian Dollars) for the second deposit using the code WELCOME75, plus a 125% match for up to 4,000 Rand (= 350 Canadian Dollars) for the third deposit using the code WELCOME125. To claim this bonus, all you have to do is go to the 'Cashier' and visit the 'Coupon' section where you can review which of the three options mentioned earlier you would like to avail - please remember to claim the coupon BEFORE making the deposit.

At the time of this review, there weren't any no deposit bonus offers available, but we've reviewed Casino Punt before and they do come up with some no deposit options on occasion. The no deposit bonus takes the form of free spins more often than not, though sometimes it can also include free money bonuses. The availability of these no deposit options depends on luck of the draw, but do note the frequency of these no deposit options increase during holiday seasons and sporting events, so be sure to review their 'Bonuses' section during these periods to make the best use of these no deposit offers. Alternately, please review our list of no deposit Canadian casinos for list of sites with good options.

The wagering requirements or playthrough at Punt Casino isn't great, compared to some of the other Canadian sites we've reviewed. The playthrough signifies the minimum amount of play required before bonus funds are released for cashout and is typically calculated as a multiplier of the bonus amount. The playthrough for deposit-based bonuses here at Punt Casino is set to 40x which is a bit on the higher side and unfortunately, both deposits, as well as bonus amounts, must be played through. For example, if you deposited 50 and got an additional 50 as a bonus, then the requirements stipulate that you must bet (50 + 50) x 40 = 4000 worth of total bets before cashouts are allowed. For no deposit bonuses, the requirement is even higher at 60x. Additionally, not all game types contribute equally to this wagering requirement, and bonuses expire 30-days after hitting your account - we've seen better bonus conditions in reviews of other Canadian gambling sites.

Review of Other Promotions at Punt Casino

Casino Punt also has a few other nice bonuses running for players in Canada. During our review, we got a nice 15% daily cashback on losses, though this is only applicable if you do not have any other bonus running and if your balance falls below 10 Rand (which is pretty close to being 0). The good thing is that there is no opt-in required for this bonus - this bonus is automatically credited to your balance every morning if the cashback conditions are fulfilled the previous day. In addition, there were some cool daily bonuses we found during our review, ranging from daily deposit match bonuses/coupons, free spins, and even free cash on rare occasions. These keep changing daily, so it's best if players review what bonuses are being given each day by visiting the 'Cashier' section. You can also check out the reviews of some other free spins casinos in Canada here for a comparison. Finally, we also found a referral program during our review here, and Canadians can refer a friend and get a 100% deposit match of their friend's first deposit, up to a maximum of 5,000 Rand (= 435 Canadian Dollars).

Punt Casino also has a VIP program in place for their regular players. First, the bad bit - enrolling into this program isn't automatic as most of the other Canadian sites we've reviewed. Instead, you'll have to write to their support team with a VIP request who will review your profile and grant you entry to the program. That said, once you're in, there are some nice benefits starting from a personal account manager with personalized services, exclusive bonuses, increased cashbacks, free spins, as well as cash and other benefits.

Software Review of Punt Casino

This is a casino that favours mobile gameplay and their games are geared as such. The range of games isn't as extensive as some of the other Canadian gambling sites that we've reviewed and consist mainly of some well-known slots, some table games (Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, and Craps), and Video Poker. Live dealer games are a notable absentee. The games are powered by Real Time Gaming (RTG) which is one of the most reputed software developers that we've reviewed. While the games can be played on desktop devices via instant play HTML5 and Flash games, there is a very nice mobile app that you can download in a matter of seconds (note that due to the inability of gambling apps to be placed on some mobile stores like the Android Play Store, the app may need to be downloaded directly off the casino website). Mobile play is supported on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and Blackberry devices. The mobile app is very fast, responsive and all functions feature well. All bonus and game options are available on the mobile app as well as on desktop devices. In addition, you will also be able to download a desktop software client if you do not wish to play directly off the browser. The average payout % (or RTP % as some call it) is at a very healthy 98%. However, the language availability is a bit limited with English being the only available option.

Review of Banking and Support Options for Canadians at Punt Casino

Being an African facing casino, Punt does not have Canadian Dollars as an accepted currency - instead, all CAD deposits will be converted to South African Rand. However, the methods of deposits are quite varied and you should have no problem getting your money in and out of this site. Punt Casino also accepts Bitcoin, which is not a feature in all sites that we've reviewed and is a nice addition in today's crypto oriented world. Other popular banking instruments include Neteller/Skrill, Visa/Mastercard, Ecopayz, Entropay and EasyEFT. However, as mentioned earlier, the only currency option available here is South African Rand (ZAR).

Customer Support at Punt Casino is provided in the form of 24/7 live chat and e-mail support who were found to be reasonably friendly and quite fast in responding during this review. They also have a phone number available for support but this is not toll-free, so it will be an international call from Canada. The good thing is that support is available 24/7 so you can always count on their support team for help, wherever in the world you are including Canada.

Licensing, Security and Player Protection Review for Canadian Players at Punt Casino

Punt Casino claims to be South Africa's biggest online casino and they are justifiably so, by revenue at least. During this review, we did not have problems playing here, and they are a fully licensed casino, via a Curacao gaming license, and can legally operate in Africa and globally. Owned by Yebo Affiliate, Casino Punt started operations in 2016 and their games provider RTG is one of the most reputable, so players from Canada can rest assured of game fairness. Even the company operations are reviewed and audited independently by Technical Systems Testing (TST) to ensure transparency. The data and information on site are protected by 128-bit SSL encryption so Canadian players can be assured that transactions and data storage on the site is safe. Finally, they also have an active anti-money laundering and responsible gambling policies on-site to protect players and their funds. Overall, we did not find much lacking from a safety standpoint in this review though there wasn't much information on dispute resolution on the site.

Our Overall Review of Punt Casino

Punt Casino largely satisfies the basic conditions of a gambling site's review but there are certainly some things they can improve upon. The good thing is that they have a lucrative welcome bonus, as well as good ongoing promotions, free spins and no deposit offers running from time to time. Their mobile app is also quite solid and their website has a nice blog and section with gambling tips that help players maximize the efficiency of their gaming experience. That said, the number of games isn't great as most Canadian sites reviewed have plenty more game options - this casino would do well to include more well reviewed and reputable software providers and many more games, including live dealer games and more jackpots. Secondly, the website design isn't great and not as attractive to play on compared to some of the other reviewed Canadian sites. Finally, a lot of bonuses aren't available in Canada unless you've claimed them in Africa and then moved to Canada, and their wagering requirements and bonus terms may be a putting-off factor for some Canadians. Overall, this is a decent, but not a great casino and you can find other well-reviewed casinos in Canada at our site. That said, Casino Punt does have a few good things going for it, and we would recommend it for players with a connection to the African continent, or those who travel between Canada and Africa often.

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