In a Nutshell
- Top highlights: An excellent variety of bingo and slots games
- VIP or loyalty programme: Yes
- Other offerings: Slots, Roulette, Poke, Blackjack
Jackpotjoy is one of the most familiar names in the UK online bingo space, not least thanks to TV host Paddy McGuinness endorsing and advertising the brand. As you’ll immediately see on visiting the site, Jackpotjoy isn’t just about bingo, with the likes of slots, casino and instant games also available. These, combined with the various features the site offers to ensure responsible gambling, help to make Jackpotjoy an alluring place to dabble in bingo online.
As you might expect from such a well-known online gambling portal, Jackpotjoy serves up various promotions and bonuses that will assist you in getting more out of your time as a member here.
While the exact promos offered are liable to vary over time, you can nonetheless expect to see:
- A generous first-deposit bonus
- Free bingo games, with real money to be won
- Free spins on the slots games
- Bingo guarantees
- Juicy jackpots
- An intriguing refer-a-friend scheme
Games & Software
With its offerings based on the highly respected Gamesys platform, Jackpotjoy gives you no shortage of options for playing online bingo. No fewer than 16 bingo rooms can be explored here in all, encompassing 75 ball, 80 ball and 90 ball games.
Highlights include the two free bingo games, Play Off Palace Daily and Play Off Palace Weekly, as well as Session Bingo, which enables you to buy a bundle of bingo tickets for a single reasonable price, so that you can enjoy 15 different games in the same room.
Another intriguing bingo room here is The Crystal Maze Bingo, which carries the branding of the TV series and involves you racing against time to collect gold tokens in the frenzied fans of the Crystal Dome.
Whichever room you pick, though, you can expect a bingo playing interface that is easy on the eye and just as straightforward to use, while also incorporating tasteful sound effects (although you can switch these off if they prove too annoying).
You can enjoy the top bingo online here without having to download anything, with the action taking place within your web browser, whether you are playing on a desktop computer or your mobile phone. An app is also available for smartphone players, though, which is something we’ll touch on in more detail in a minute.
With the likes of slots, blackjack and video poker included among the ‘mini games’ here, you can expect quite the all-round gaming and social experience.
All 16 of the bingo rooms that you can access as a desktop player at Jackpotjoy are also available in optimised form for mobile users, including The Crystal Maze Bingo, Sapphire, Blox Bingo, Game Show Bingo, Speed Bingo and many others.
However, the smaller screen that you’ll have to play on as a smartphone user does mean a re-jigged design that requires you to toggle between the main bingo playing interface, the chat window and the mini game window. Nonetheless, it’s hardly a massive inconvenience, as Jackpotjoy makes it all feel pretty slick.
The process of registering an account at Jackpotjoy should take you just a few minutes. When you click the ‘Join Now’ link on the homepage, you’ll be guided to a page that asks you to supply your email address, title, first name, surname, date of birth and gender. You’ll then need to provide your postal address and a mobile number.
Finally, you’ll be invited to decide on your username and password, before validating your account by responding to the email the site sends you.
All of the most obvious options for putting down a deposit on a site like this are represented at Jackpotjoy, including:
- Visa Debit
- Visa Electron
You can access all of these accepted methods simply by clicking ‘Deposit’ on the homepage.
The standard of help provided to members of Jackpotjoy is as good as we’ve seen offered by almost any other online bingo portal. There’s a complete FAQs database that answers some of the most common questions that the site’s users have, but if you still feel the need to get in touch with the site support team directly, you’ve also got the option of sending an email or using the provided telephone number. Advice and help in relation to responsible gaming is also available here.
One drawback is that the site and its support section are only available in English, thereby potentially deterring many users with a different first language.
It takes a lot to become one of the best places to play bingo online, but Jackpotjoy certainly ticks all, or almost all, of the obvious boxes, plus a fair few less obvious ones. The choice of bingo rooms – including both free and paid options – is strong, while the gaming interface is also a pleasant one and there’s a fine selection of promos and bonuses to further sustain your interest.