If you are anything like us, you may well be under the impression that Jackpot Joy is all about bingo and not a whole lot else. However, in doing our research prior to this review, we found that it is also responsible for offering one of the more impressive mobile casino experiences in the UK right now. Bingo still plays a huge part of course, but we suppose when the likes of Paddy Power and Bet365 are offering bingo to players, it makes perfect sense for one of the market leaders to battle back too!
The operations of Jackpot Joy are managed in Gibraltar and they have the licence to prove it, although they are fully compliant with UK Gambling Commission rules and regulations too, ensuring that players here will be enjoying a safe and legal experience at all times. Player safety is paramount and we would never consider recommending a mobile casino that does not guarantee it – and probably would not even review it in the first place in all honesty – but Jackpot Joy passes all of our checks with flying colours and so gets off to the ideal start. Now, it is time to find out whether the brand should have stuck with bingo or if their mobile casino experience is everything that it is cracked up to be!
Games and Software
If you head straight to the Jackpot Joy mobile site, you will find that bingo is still the priority, with a selection of games being presented immediately. We are not big bingo fans, so we headed straight to the casino side of things and were immediately greeted by a familiar favourite in the form of Rainbow Riches. We had to go to the bottom of the main page to view the full slots selection – they really are that little of a priority – and found around fifty games. technically, there are games from IGT, NetEnt, WMS and others on offer at this mobile casino, but as you can probably work out from the numbers, they have been extremely selective with what they have chosen to offer. Players can enjoy Starburst and Guns n’ Roses, for example, but there is no sign of Mega Fortune. Fortunately, many of the most important games that the partner developers offer in the UK are included and there is plenty of branded action too, including games based on Monopoly and Deal or No Deal.
We were not expecting live dealer action here and there does not appear to be any, with the roulette and blackjack side of things covered by virtual versions of the games that come from a general selection. There are plenty of novelty games, and this is perhaps an area in which Jackpot Joy manages to stand out in the crowd, but in general there is not a lot to get excited about in terms of the games alone.
A Warm Mobile Welcome
Given that not much of the Jackpot Joy experience has been focused on casino players thus far, we did not really have much of an idea of what to expect from the welcome bonus, but it did turn out to be decent. Specifically, players can enjoy a 250% boost on their first deposit, with up to £250 on offer. The turnover requirements are not exactly much to write home about, as the bonus cash will need to be played through forty times even if you are playing the slots, but with some careful play it could well turn into real, withdrawable cash.
Perks of Playing There
There are some good elements to Jackpot Joy, including fast withdrawals, a withdrawal limit of £10,000 per transaction and absolutely no limit on the number of transactions that can be in process at any given time, and also PayPal support. However, we have to question on behalf of all mobile casino players why anyone would intentionally limit themselves when it comes to the games. As more and more mobile casinos decide that the time is right to bring on board as many developers as possible, one that has a limited range and then limits the selection even further by curating the game selection does not really sound all that good to us. We have to conclude that Jackpot Joy is best for mobile bingo fans, with the casino just being a bit of a distraction. As a main mobile casino attraction, this one leaves quite a lot to be desired and we would be inclined to push players in the direction of somewhere like BetVictor or Leo Vegas for a similar yet clearly superior experience.