If you’ve ever wanted to become a star in the casino world, Jackpot247 is perfect place to start. Founded in 2011, this online casino is part of the NetPlay TV Group, which means you not only get to play online, but on TV. Because the online site is directly linked to Jackpot247’s ITV broadcasts, you can play roulette from the comfort of your home (or anywhere else via your mobile) and watch as your fortunes playout on TV.Claim Bonus
Pros & Cons
- Play live games on ITV
- Two unique slot sections
- Play bingo from £0.10
- Solid welcome bonus
- Competitions where you can win prizes
- Small number of slots
- Limited selection of table games
BONUSES & PROMOTIONS
In a twist on convention, you’ll have to tick a box to confirm you want to receive the Jackpot247 welcome bonus when you join the site. Although it’s generally a good idea to take up these sorts of offers, the logic for not taking one is that your early activity won’t be restricted. Of course, if you don’t mind fulfilling a few requirements, you can get up to £200 free thanks to a 100% first deposit bonus.
In terms of the restrictions we’ve mentioned, you will have to wager 25X your bonus before you can make a withdrawal. Assuming you meet the wagering requirements within 30 days, you can withdraw the bonus and any winnings you’ve accrued. However, you’ll have to keep in mind the contribution weightings:
- Slots bets = 100% contribution
- Roulette bets (except bets covering 19 number or more) = 100% contribution
- Video poker, baccarat, 2 Ways Royal, Craps and Sic Bo bets = 5% contribution
When you compare this deal to others on the market today, it stacks up well. £200 is a solid amount of money and 25X is just below the industry average. Finally, the fact you can get 100% credit for roulette bets means that most players should be able to clear this bonus within the allotted time limit.
Jackpot247 isn’t big on bonuses when you compare it to other operators. Indeed, once you’ve claimed picked up your welcome reward, you’ll have just one regular promo to fall back on. Technically known as the “Midweek Goodie Bag”, this bonus uses the reload format and changes on a monthly basis. Put simply, when you make a deposit of £50 or more on a Wednesday using the code MIDWEEK, you’ll receive 20 Golden Chips and a £10 bonus.
Depending on the month, the Golden Chips will be valid on a specific game. For example, if Roulette is the game of choice, you’ll have 20 Golden Chips worth £1 each to spend on roulette. To release any bonus credits, you’ll have to wager 35X the bonus (i.e. £700) and any Golden Chip wins will be returned minus your stake. To ensure this deal isn’t too restrictive, the additional £10 you’ll get is valid for use on any of Jackpot247’s games. Again, these credits have a 35X playthrough, but you will be able to withdraw your bonus and winnings if you meet this requirement within seven days.
One area where Jackpot247 does shine is the competitions department. Designed for those with a competitive streak, these deals allow you to win anything from cash and computers to trips to Las Vegas by completing certain tasks every time a competition is live.
SOFTWARE & GAMES
From a visual perspective, Jackpot247 isn’t overly ornate. Although you will find a promo banner and a progressive jackpot counter at the top of each page, the developers have worked to keep the interface as clear and concise as possible. Because of this, you’ll find the options inside the various gaming grids are well spaced out, while the main headers provide clear breaks between each category. One point of note from out test was that there is some server lag when you move from pager to page. Although it’s not a painful wait, the transitions aren’t as smooth as they are at some sites.
Assuming you’re comfortable with the loading times, the gaming lobby inside Jackpot247 has two main selling points. Initially, you’ll find 109 slots, including 18 progressive jackpot slots. This, in comparative terms, isn’t the largest selection of slots you’ll find online. However, when you enter the Vegas lobby, you’ll find an additional 37 slots and 13 jackpot slots. In practical terms, this division keeps Playtech’s products separate from titles by other developers. Is that really necessary? Possibly not, but if you know a specific developer you like, this division can be handy.
Beyond slots, you’ll find a fairly condensed table games section featuring blackjack, roulette and a single bingo variant. Known as Pop Bingo, this 90-ball variant allows you to swap your game card multiple times before you click the start button. After paying between £0.10 and £100 to play, a fixed number of balls will appear and, if you fill your game card, you’ll win a prize. Although the format is slightly different to a traditional game of 90 ball bingo, the action is similar and should give you that bingo buzz.
Finally, and this is perhaps the main reason to join Jackpot247, you’ll get to play on TV. By clicking on the “Live” tab, you can choose to play one of the onsite roulette, blackjack or baccarat live dealer tables. However, if you fancy becoming a minor TV star, you can choose the roulette tables that are hosted online but also beamed to the masses via ITV. This feature is something you won’t typically find online and, for us, a reason Jackpot247 is worth a look.
Like the desktop site, the Jackpot247 mobile app for iOS and Android can link directly to the operator’s TV broadcasts. Essentially taking the live dealer casino experience to a new level, this feature is certainly a major selling point for the mobile casino. However, during our Jackpot247 review, we did notice slight lag as we were browsing the app. Because the app doesn’t use a static lobby, you’re essentially moved between various pages as you browse. In practice, this lag isn’t particularly damaging to the app’s functionality. However, it is something to note.
From a gaming perspective, you will find a solid if not slightly small selection of slots. In total, the slots lobby has 64 options, but the focus here is clearly quality over quantity. Recent releases such as Wild Beats and Star Awakening from Playtech are placed alongside classics like Top Gun, Age of the Gods and Great Blue.
Beyond the standard slots and casino games lobby, Jackpot247 also offers a “Vegas” tab. Here you’ll find 70 additional slots from software suppliers other than Playtech, including IGT and Quickspin. Finally, because live action is Jackpot247’s main selling point, you’ll be able to swipe your way through a lobby where you’ll find four live roulette variants that broadcast both online and via ITV.
DEPOSIT & WITHDRAWAL
The fastest way to get money into your Jackpot247 account is to use a debit/credit card or an eWallet. In this instance, the minimum deposit is £10 and you won’t have to pay any fees even if you wish to deposit more than £10,000. As part of its licensing conditions, Jackpot247 provides SSL encryption for all transactions and your funds will be stored in a secure, segregated accounts to ensure you never lose out if the site fails.
On the way out, Jackpot247 has a minimum withdrawal limit of £10 (anything less than £10 will incur a £1.50 charge) and a £5,000 maximum. The internal review process can take up to 48 hours, which is slightly longer than some sites. However, once the funds have been cleared, they will typically appear in your nominated account with three days (some banks may take five days).
In line with its TV roots, Jackpot247 is fully connected to the web of social media. Twitter (@Jackpot_247) provides hourly updates of the latest deals and TV appearances, while Facebook (@Jackpot247) provides behind-the-scenes insights into what goes on at Jackpot247 HQ. Beyond this, an onsite blog offers betting insights and daily news. While many operators offer blogs that simply cover the latest sporting events, Jackpot247 goes beyond the norm to provide a wealth of general news. In short, if you’re looking for a full entertainment hub, Jackpot247 is great.
Jackpot247 has an extensive FAQ that does tackle many of the common questions you might have. However, if you don’t fancy resolving your own issues, there are four ways to get some help 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
- Live Chat
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 08000 147 535/0203 727 3932
- Post: NetPlay TV Group Limited
PO Box 356
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