Jackpot Jones is an online casino that’s awash with pieces of eight and buried treasure. This newly-launched site sits on the Nektan network, and what instantly makes it stand out from the crowd is that its welcome package a) solely consists of free spins and b) only comes with 1x wagering requirements. The casino’s pirate theme also makes it more memorable than many Nektan casinos. But, do the other important elements that make up a first-class playing experience such as promotions and loyalty rewards measure up?
The high quality of the graphics at Jackpot Jones is impressive. The background image features treasure chests full to the brim with gold coins and pearls, and the brand logo includes a pirate’s cutlass. The advertising banner also follows the buccaneer theme, and shows you some of the latest games that you can play, and links that you can click on to view more information about the welcome package and VIP club.
The casino uses the familiar Nektan website template, which consists of a login area at the top, a live chat link at the bottom, and the games lobby.
A brief introduction is located at the bottom of the homepage, and the lobby has a dedicated tab for “Jones’ Picks”.
The customer services department opens daily from 8 AM until midnight, and can be contacted by email, live help, and telephone.
Sadly, Jackpot Jones offers considerably fewer promotions than many of Nektan’s other casinos such as Cupid Slots and Vegas 100. But, it does at least have an exclusive welcome package.
The welcome bonus lets new members claim up to 100 free spins on the Gonzo’s Quest slot on their first three deposits, each of which must be worth a minimum of £10. However, to get your hands on all 100 free spins, your first deposit needs to be £10 or more while your second and third deposit must be at least £50 and £40 respectively. Although you can only convert a maximum of ten times your winnings to real cash, the 1x wagering requirements are impressively low.
The only other promotion that was available on our last visit to Jackpot Jones was the Weekly Loyalty Cash Bonus, which allows players to claim 10% of their losses back up to £250.
Jackpot Jones uses Nektan software for its instant-play casino, and you can enjoy games from the likes of SG Interactive, IGT, NYX, and NetEnt. The playing experience is reliable even if the software is slightly basic compared to other platforms such as Playtech and Microgaming.
It would be helpful if there were a dedicated page about playing on mobile devices, as you won’t find any mobile apps like some online casinos offer. However, if you navigate to the Jackpot Jones website using a mobile web browser, you’ll find a mobile-optimised version of the software allows you to play a decent range of games on the move.
Jackpot Jones holds gambling licences from the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Gambling Commission. IBAS is the authority which deals with player disputes, and NMi tests and audits the site’s Random Number Generator. Industry-wide best practice is followed to ensure that your details are stored securely.
Unfortunately, Jackpot Jones offers considerably fewer games than many of Nektan’s online casinos. Currently, there are around 140 titles to choose from, and due to the limited number of tabs for the different game types in the lobby, it can sometimes prove hard to find what you’re looking for.
There are many popular slots including Megajackpots Cleopatra, King Kong Cash, Pixies of the Forest, Finn and the Swirly Spin, Gonzo’s Quest, and Rainbow Riches, and a small range of table games like Blackjack Hi-Lo and Roulette. Another disappointing factor is that there are no live dealer games available, which are usually one of the biggest attractions at Nektan-powered online casinos.
You can fund your account using Maestro, Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, Boku, Paypal, Skrill, Paysafecard, Trustly, and Zimpler. Withdrawal processing times depend upon the payment method you choose. For example, e-wallets take 24-72 hours while bank transfers take 5-10 days.
Entry to the VIP Club is by invitation-only, and if you’re considered worthy of a place, you’ll receive an email. The Club has four different levels, and the perks that you could benefit from (depending on your level) include personal account management, VIP welcome cash rewards, enhanced promotions, anniversary bonuses, VIP hospitality, birthday bonuses, and weekly loyalty cash bonuses.
The 1x bonus wagering requirements are an attractive feature of Jackpot Jones, but if you’d rather claim bonus funds than free spins, you’re out of luck. The VIP club also comes with some enviable rewards. However, the biggest letdown is the reduced selection of games, and the absence of live dealer games and casino games (bar two) is likely to put many potential players off.