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Jackpotjoy first burst onto the scene in April of 2002. Owned and operated by Gamesys, developers of some of the most popular bingo sites on the internet today. With more than four million players enjoying Jackpotjoy and its offerings over the years, it will come as no surprise that they were voted the Bingo Operator of the Year in 2007 and 2011, a highly prestigious award that is presented at the annual EGR Awards ceremony.
Their advertising campaign, spearheaded by Barbara Windsor, has garnered much of their success in recent years. Having such an iconic celebrity, who is pretty much a national treasure, truly raised the sites profile and placed them alongside the other elite sites within the industry.
The Jackpotjoy website is somewhat different to its competitors in that it maintains a very traditional shape, with the link down the left of the page, leaving the space at the top of the page for the sites key features, such as player login and password resetting. The inner pages are well laid out and easy to navigate, whilst also delivering the necessary information without appearing cluttered. The right hand side of these pages is generally used to display the current progressive jackpots on offer — of which there are many! The sites colour scheme is visually pleasing and the dark grey text on a brilliant white background reduce the strain on the eyes sufficiently. Overall, there’s nothing that really stands out as a negative here.
With Jackpotjoy being owned and operated by Gamesys, it is hardly shocking to find that they use their custom software package. This is a welcome break from the norm’, in a time where most sites will jump on the Virtue Fusion bandwagon and worry about originality later. The software is smooth and pleasing on both a visual and audible level. Players can either “dab” the numbers off the cards themselves as they are called or leave the software to do it for you, which is a nice little feature for those times when the phone rings or the kids (the little ones and the one with the ring on his finger) need your attention.
There are a plethora of games on offer, should you choose to deviate from the usual bingo for a while. Wonderland, Friendzy, Bingo Royale (starring their very own Barbara Windsor), Double Bubble, Peggle Slots and Tiki Island are just a few of the lesser known games that we recommend you try but if you prefer to stick to games you’re familiar with then there are plenty of those too. Deal or No Deal makes an appearance, as do others such as Bejeweled and Golden Balls.
Straight off the bat you are offered a 200% bonus from Jackpotjoy on all deposits between £10 and £100. While there are plenty of other bonuses that offer more than 200%, there aren’t many big, trusted brands that are willing to extend their bonuses up to £100. The bigger depositing players will certainly get better value here on that front.
Every two hours between 8am and 2am there are free games with cash prizes that players can take advantage of. Each of these games boasts a prize pool of £50, so it’s well worth your time. From what we understand you do need to have previously made a deposit to take advantage of these games, but deposit £10 and you get a few free games of bingo every night. Sounds like a bargain to us!
There is so much value here it’s unreal. A thoroughly professional outfit offering free bingo to its paying customers, while also providing an enticing promotion to new players. They really have covered all the bases. Their software is some of the best around but hasn’t saturated the market in the way that Virtue Fusion has, which keeps it from being “more of the same” if you are looking for a new operator to spend your evenings with. All in all, we don’t think you can go wrong with Jackpotjoy.