Payday Slots is one of the first new additions to the Jumpman Slots Network of 2018, and like other sites on the network including Wizard Slots and Gold Rush Slots, it’s stocked to the rafters with popular slot games such as Microgaming’s Immortal Romance, NetEnt’s Twin Spin, Eyecon’s Fluffy Favourites, and progressive jackpot slots like Mega Moolah. Players are encouraged to unlock trophies as they play at the site, allowing them the chance to earn extra rewards through Jumpman’s Mega Reel game. But, is Payday Slots more likely to gobble up your monthly wages or top them up?
Cheesy cartoon images of employees jumping into the air holding wads of cash with luxury yachts and hot-pink sports cars behind them either suggest that Payday Slots could make your lucky day or that the workers in question have received an unexpected bonus in their monthly pay packet. The Payday Slots logo sits on top of a pile of gold coins. The overall result is that the site looks cheap but cheerful, and as we’re guessing that Jumpman Gaming wasn’t aiming for cheap when it decided on the name “Payday Slots”, we’re surprised that more effort hasn’t gone into including better quality graphics.
While the design of the website might be unimpressive, usability is a different kettle of fish. The navigational menu is deliberately kept brief, and the large font makes it clear to read. You can choose from “Trophies”, “Promotions”, and “All Games”, and other pages such as “Contact Us”, “Terms and Conditions”, and “FAQs” can be accessed by scrolling to the bottom of any webpage.
You can’t miss the welcome offer due to the amount of space it takes up, but if you want to read more about it, you’ll need to visit the Promotions page rather than click the ad as the latter takes you to the sign-up form. On the right-hand side of the advert, there’s a list which scrolls through the latest Payday Slots winners.
A table of featured slots sits across the centre of the homepage, and underneath it is an introduction to the site that explains what types of games you can play, what promotions and bonuses you can expect, how to play on mobile devices, safety, software providers, etc.
You can speak to the customer service team via Payday’s live chat service or using WhatsApp, but annoyingly, they’re only available from Monday to Friday between 9.30 AM and 6 PM. Outside of these hours, the only option left is email.
Provided the first deposit that you make to your Payday Slots account is worth £10 or more, you get to spin the site’s Mega Reel. While the ad banner advertises the biggest prize available – 500 free spins on Starburst – the small print states that a) winning a prize isn’t guaranteed and b) prizes vary and can include Amazon vouchers or free spins. The other thing that we found off-putting is the alarmingly-high wagering requirements that prevent you from withdrawing any bonus winnings until you’ve played through the bonus sixty-five times. Plus, the same wagering requirements apply to almost every bonus offered by Payday Slots.
The remaining promotions are the same as those offered by other Jumpman Slots brands, and they include Newbies Cashback Boost (all newcomers receive double real cashback during their first month), Happy Hours (play between 3 PM and 7 PM every Wednesday for a chance to win five hundred free spins), Pizza Club (VIPs can win a free pizza every week), and Turbo Reel (spin the Turbo Reel with every qualifying deposit and you could win between fifty and five hundred free spins).
As it stands, the special offers don’t blow us away, partly due to the high wagering requirements, and partly because there are no exclusive or original promotions.
The software that’s used at Payday Slots is provided by Jumpman Gaming, who’s also the operator and owner of the casino. It performs well with regards to speed and reliability, but as the games window uses the existing browser window and hides the links to the lobby and cashier, it can be annoying if you’re mid-game and want to make a deposit, withdraw funds, or look at alternative games.
The games lobby includes several tabs to separate the games, and there’s also a search box and an A to Z filter. But, it would be good if the table games and instants were given their own tabs.
The homepage introduction includes sections on Device Compatibility and Pay by Mobile, which explain that you can sign-up and play games on any device such as a mobile or tablet. What it fails to mention, however, is that you can play on mobile devices by visiting the Payday Slots website using your web browser as no mobile apps are offered.
Payday Slots is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. The site’s SSL certificate is supplied by McAfee while the games are tested for fairness by SQS – an independent RNG (Random Number Generator) auditor.
Payday Slots is home to around three hundred games from NYX Interactive, NetEnt, Eyecon, Elk Studios, Microgaming, NextGen, and Pariplay.
The lion’s share of the games are online slots, and they include Wolf Cub, Bar Bar Black Sheep, Mega Moolah, Irish Luck, Thunder Reels, Lucky Leprechaun, Irish Eyes 2, Immortal Romance, Twin Spin, Fluffy Mega Jackpot, Foxin’ Wins, Mad Mad Monkey, Fireworks Master, Shaman’s Dream, and Jungle Spirit – Call of the Wild.
The selection of instants and table games is very small, plus they’re hard to find as they’re listed in the A to Z category. You can enjoy titles such as Rio Bingo, Spin Lotto, Atari Star Raiders Scratch, Epic Gems, Lucky Keno, Blackjack HD, Punto Banco, Casino Hold’em, Deuces Wild Double-Up, and American Roulette.
It’s great to see that you can use both Paypal and Pay by Mobile along with more traditional banking methods such as Visa, Maestro, and MasterCard. However, we believe that players would appreciate the option to use more e-wallet and pre-paid card methods like Neteller, Skrill, and Paysafecard.
While making deposits and withdrawals are easy to do, you can only cash-out amounts of £30 and upwards. Withdrawal processing can also take a while (N.B., up to five working days).
Newbie, Expert, Pro, VIP, and Legend are the five levels that make up the Payday Slots VIP scheme. You start as a Newbie, and must earn Kudos points to gain promotion to the higher levels. Kudos is earned by making deposits and playing games.
From Expert level and beyond, you get between 1% and 10% weekly cashback. Every level is entitled to birthday bonuses and weekly free spins.
Overall, it’s a relatively simple system with limited perks.
As the Jumpman Slots network is constantly expanding, Payday Slots lacks originality. However, if you’re a fan of online slots and aren’t too bothered about having access to table games, it might be a site that you feel comfortable joining.