Jackpot Party is a UK focused Online Casino that has some exclusive slot games from WMS (one of the leading ‘real world’ casino game suppliers. What’s really exciting is not something that’s initially obvious, but once you sign up is immediately clear. Jackpot Party is a community.
When you load up a game, there is a community chat window where you can meet and ‘friend’ other players; there are leaderboards where you can compare high scores and wins with other players; and site-wide progressive jackpots that are active for all games that you play at the casino.
Licencing and Security
Jackpot Party’s casino is licenced in the relatively strict jurisdiction of Alderney. Alderney is one of the handful of Gambling Regulators that are located outside the EU that are deemed suitable for inclusion in the UK’s whitelist. Alderney are one of our favourite jurisdictions since they require the casinos to publish the long term return to player percentages for each game – always good to know!
Reputationally, Jackpot Party is run by a subsidiary of WMS – one of the leading manufacturers of electronic and digital gambling machines. These games can be found in many bricks and mortar casinos, though not so much online at the moment. Indeed, one of the selling points of Jackpot Party is that they have a number of exclusive titles from WMS that you won’t find elsewhere.
Security wise, Jackpot Party’s games have been tested by Gaming Laboratories International – one of the top independent casino game testing companies in the world. Additionally, there’s the industry standard 128 bit encryption on pages where you’re providing your personal details/financial transactions.
The software is one of Jackpot Party’s biggest selling points. As mentioned earlier in this review, the casino uses WMS software to provide games to their members. The games perhaps offer more for slot players than table game players, with fairly limited choices available in those areas, but that’s not the point really is it?
The strong selling point is the exclusive access to the WMS games that bricks and mortar casino goers will already be familiar with. WMS is another example (the other being IGT) of a company that has years of experience in creating and devising gambling and slots machines (hugely pre-dating the rise of online casinos) and this shows through in the games that they provide.
It’s a massively different experience to a Microgaming, Playtech or IGT casino. Sure, the slot game mechanics are similar across all software providers, but with the WMS games there’s a social aspect to the games, with leaderboards, chat streams and generic, cross casino progressive jackpots that are active on all games at Jackpot Party.
As with many of the more reputable casinos, the depositing options are much more limited, but include mainstream payment methods that most people will have access to such as Mastercard, Maestro, Visa and Visa Electron as well as NETeller and Skrill (aka Moneybookers).
When you go to make a deposit, there’s also a handy link to set yourself a 7 day deposit limit. Nicely done – something we’d recommend you seriously think about doing.
Withdrawals are normally processed by the team within 24 hours, though the time taken by the various payment methods will vary once this has been done. Quickest methods are as usual the various eWallet options such as NETeller or Skrill, whilst credit cards can take 3-5 working days.
As noted at the start of the review, Jackpot Party is a UK focused online casino. However, there are a limited number of other countries that are permitted to open an account – Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Luxembourg.
Help starts with the ‘Help Centre’ which can be reached through the link at the top of the page. Here you’ll find a comprehensive FAQ section, but you’ll also be able to activate a live chat with a member of the support team or fire off an e-mail to them if you’d prefer. There’s also a UK phone number (though it’s not immediately obvious) where you can reach the support team – 020 3077 8977.
Support is available 7 days a week, though only from 9am to midnight UK time.
Jackpot Party is a fantastic casino, particularly for slots players! The site-wide progressive jackpots are a very tempting feature just by themselves and the social features of the site are bound to be attractive too.
With exclusive games from WMS and the security of knowing that this is a casino operated by the software company themselves (well, by one of their subsidiaries – but same difference) together with the reassurance of being regulated by Alderney, this is one casino not to miss – we recommend you give them a try now!