Wayne's Jackpotjoy Review
Jackpotjoy is one of my favourite bingo sites, simply because their games look great, they're so simple to use and they don't have unreasonable wagering rules and hoops you have to jump through to get your money. I've always been paid out instantly with little fuss, which is always something I look for in a bingo site.
The chat hosts are some of the best too, which isn't something I usually focus on, but having been to their chat host studio in Stoke-on-Trent I have seen first hand the set up there, including the live studio which allows them to broadcast fun quizzes and other shows, such as Chat AM, directly into the big rooms.
The site is the flagship brand on the Gamesys platform, which means it gets a little more love than any of the sister sites such as Heart Bingo. There are loads of slots and casino games you can play too, including exclusive Gamesys slot games that have been developed in-house, and therefore you may not have seen before.
Jackpotjoy is one of the rare sites that does Session Bingo really well, so if you want that real bingo hall experience online, this is as close as you're going to get. The only downside for me is that some of the really cool games, such as Crystal Maze Bingo, have had features removed of late, which means there isn't really much to them other than a different background design.
Other than that, there isn't a lot to complain about, which is why Jackpotjoy makes it into my Top 10 Best Bingo Sites for 2020.
Jackpotjoy runs on the Gamesys bingo platform which mainly has 90 ball games, although they do have some 75 ball and 80 ball is available as part of Session Bingo games. They also have a few rooms that were once interesting variants, such as Crystal Maze and Game Show Bingo, but at some point the features that made these rooms unique have been removed.
Despite that the bingo rooms are great and they're one of the best around for mobile bingo experience. Here are the rooms you can find at JPJ:
- 90 Ball Bingo
- 80 Ball Bingo
- 75 Ball Bingo
- Blox Bingo
- Crystal Maze Bingo
- Game Show Bingo
- Session Bingo
In addition to bingo there is obviously slots, but also casino, instants, free games and poker.
If you're used to playing bingo in your local club, then you'll probably like the Session Bingo room they have at Jackpotoy.
Session Bingo works in the same way as you would in a real bingo hall, you buy a bundle of tickets for £5. This gets you an hour of bingo, 15 games in total. There is a mix of 90, 80 and 75 ball bingo played in each session and it works out cheaper than buying tickets to all the games individually.
There are four sessions per day:
- Morning: 10.00am - 11.00am
- Afternoon: 3.00pm - 4.00pm
- Evening: 7.00pm - 8.00pm
- Twilight: 11.00pm - midnight
Just head to the dedicated Session Bingo room if you wish to take part.
Daily Free Games
One of the great things about Jackpotjoy is that there are a number of daily free games you can play each week that work as a little incentive to come back to the site every day. Although they say 'free', they're only free to players who have made a deposit of £10 in their lifetime. So essentially once you're a depositing player, they will be free to you forever.
There are four free games in total, and each works on the basis that you get one go every day, and by the end of the week your aim is to collect various things to win a prize.
- Doubly Bubbly
- Tiki's Catch of the Day
- Rainbow Riches Daily Bonus
- Daily Paper
You can only choose one of these games per week and each week begins on a Monday. So if you try one this week you'll have to wait until Monday next week to try a different one.
Simply click on 'Free' from the main menu to find and play your chosen game.