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Fairground Slots Verdict
Fairground Slots is a fun place to play and the images of rollercoaster rides and helter-skelters help to reinforce the brand’s chosen theme. There’s a good selection of slot games to discover, and some attractive rewards for staying loyal to the site. But, if you favour table games over slot games, Fairground is unlikely to get your teacup in a spin.
Design & Usability
The theme of Fairground Slots is evident in the carnival-inspired splash-screen that greets you when you visit the site’s homepage. Against purple and pink mountains and skies, there are entertainment tents, fairground rides, a Ferris wheel, and a helter-skelter. And, across the image, there are details of the welcome bonus and a hot-pink banner that invites you to click to become a member.
The menu system is hidden away in the top-left to save space. Simply click on the three horizontal lines and you’ll find the main pages and log in area listed within.
As you scroll further down the homepage, the template is the same as all other Jumpman Slots brands. There’s a list of membership benefits, latest winners, and a gallery of some of the most popular games.
Software & Gameplay
The lobby is located under the menu on the left, and all of the games are listed via rows and rows of thumbnails. Although you can filter and sort the selection, the use of icons rather than text across the top of the lobby makes it rather confusing to understand which button does what.
Once you’ve chosen a game to play, it loads as an overlay with a list of recommended titles across the bottom. Most games can be played full-screen but there’s no option to try them out in demo/fun mode.
Safety & Security
Fairground Slots is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the UK Gambling Commission. McAfee provides the site with its SSL certificate, and SQS has externally tested and certified the operator’s Random Number Generator (RNG).
Payments & Withdrawals
The Cashier allows you to choose from MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, Paypal, Paysafecard, and Pay by Mobile, but a few more e-wallet options like Skrill and Neteller wouldn’t go amiss. The banking system is nicely laid-out and easy to use, but the minimum withdrawal amount of £30 is rather high, plus it can take three to five working days for withdrawal requests to be processed.
You can call on the customer service team (N.B., not quite literally, as there’s no telephone support) by email, live chat, or by getting in touch using Facebook Messenger. Sadly, the opening hours aren’t very user-friendly at all as many people would be at work or commuting when the team is available from Monday to Friday between 9.30 AM and 6 PM. There’s an FAQ page which covers the basics, but a new player guide would be a benefit.
Bonuses & Promotions
The welcome offer banner on the Fairground Slots homepage invites you to “Spin the Mega Reel to win up to 500 free spins on the Fluffy Favourites Fairground slot – a choice of game which nicely ties in with the casino’s theme. However, when you examine the Ts and Cs in more detail, it’s apparent that although first-time depositors who add £10 or more to their accounts do indeed qualify to play the Mega Reel game, no prizes are actually guaranteed. You can also claim a free Mega Reel spin on every subsequent deposit of £20 or more. But, with 65x wagering requirements, we’d personally prefer to decline.
The other special offers that are listed on the Promotions page are identical to those at other Jumpman Slots sites. For example, there’s a weekly Pizza Club competition in which the top five wagerers win a pizza e-voucher, a Cashback Boost deal for newbies, Happy Hours (where you can win ten or more free spins every Wednesday), and the Turbo Reel re-depositor’s free game.
You can play at Fairground Slots using a mobile browser such as Chrome or Safari. The site is designed for smaller screens, and saves you the hassle of downloading a special app. Expanding menus allow you to browse the various game types, as well as key pages such as promotions, support, the cashier, and your account.
Variety & Originality
Despite the latest releases from some of the companies (e.g. Playson, NYX, and NetEnt) that supply Fairground Slots not being offered, there’s still a decent mix of popular titles including Eyecon’s Fluffy Favourites, NetEnt’s Jack and the Beanstalk, Gonzo’s Quest, and Starburst, and Microgaming’s Ariana.
Fairground Slots also has a handful of table games like American Blackjack and European Roulette, but you’ll need to search from them manually or scroll through all of the games in the lobby as there’s no separate category or filter for table games.
Loyalty & Rewards
Members earn Kudos rather than loyalty points by playing games and making deposits. There are five tiers within the VIP system, and as you get closer to the top, you can qualify for birthday bonuses, up to fifty free spins, and up to 10% weekly cashback.
In addition, Fairground Slots lets you earn trophies by completing set tasks such as “play three different slots”, and each time that you unlock a new level, you get a free spin of the Mega Reel which gives you the opportunity to win free spins and Amazon vouchers.