Jackpot City

Website URL www.jackpotcitycasino.com
Founded 1998
Payout 95.9%
Bonus Amount: $1600 Welcome Bonus
Games: 500+
Mobile: iOS, Android, Blackberry
High Rollers: Loyalty Program
Bottom Line: View

The Expert's Opinion:
Jackpot City has been around since 1998 and unfortunately their standard for fair play has certainly been compromised.

We have received numerous reports on their lack of consistency in dealing with complaints leaving players frustrated an unable to access their funds. This is a consistent theme found on other portals as well so we highly advise visitors to stay away from this casino.

We recommend instead to check our no 1 recommended site Royal Vegas

Tom Wilson, Editor

 

Security and Fair Play

Secure CasinoLicense – Jackpot City is owned by Digimedia which is authorized to offer remote gaming by the MGA (Malta Gaming Authority) one of the most reputable e-gaming jurisdictions

eCogra – Jackpotcity’s random number generator is certified by eCogra which reported an overall payout of 96.3% for 2015

SSL Security – All financial transactions are secured by SSL technology

Banking Options

TypeDepositWithdrawal
visaYY
Mastercard CasinoYN
VISA Maestro CasinoYY
echeck casinoYY
iDebit CasinoYY
Citadel casinoYN
Entropay CasinoYY
Eco CasinoYY
Paysafe casinoYN
ezipay casinoYN
Bank Wire DepositingYY

Support Options

Support Hours24/7
Support Phone1-800-768-1946
Support MailVia Site
Support Live ChatYes (via Site)

Client Feedback

With Jackpot City having been in operation for 15+ years there was an abundance of chatter and feedback on the various player forums. Here’s a representative selection of some feedback.


Positive

We noted the following types of positive feedback on Jackpot City Canada

  • Generally responsive support
  • Ad hoc bonuses given out to loyal players
  • Withdrawals processed fairly


Negative

On the forums we found a few isolated complaints including

  • Download software took time to download
  • Customer support agents can be ‘pushy’
  • No slot games other than Microgaming
  • Archaic L&F
  • Clients have difficulties on-boarding with them

Overall most players seemed to have a happy playing experience at Jackpot City. The  complaints we found revolved around live chat agents sometimes being a little pushy (you can just contact via email if you find this the case) and with the lack of games from other software companies, something which Jackpot City makes no claims to offer. 

 

Welcome Bonus

The Jackpot City welcome bonus offers a possible $1600 made up of x 4 100% match bonuses up to $400

First DepositSecond DepositThird DepositFourth Deposit
✓ 100% up to $400
✓ 100% up to $400
✓ 100% up to $400
✓ 100% up to $400

Required Deposit:To get the $1600 maximum sign-up offer you would need to deposit $1600
Small print: x 50 Wagering requirements

The Jackpotcity welcome bonus needs to be wagered x50 on the bonus, higher than the industry average of x40. Slots and keno contribute 100% to the wagering requirements, video pokers and all blackjacks except classic 10% and roulettes 8%.  Jackpot City Canada divides your casino account balance into a cash balance and bonus balance so you can see how far you’re progressing with the play-through. New players have 7 days in which to make a deposit in order to get the match bonus.


Bonus in Practice: All 4 match bonuses are 100%. On the 1st stage match deposit $400 and you’ll receive in turn a $400 bonus but to ‘clear’ the bonus i.e be able to play with it you’ll first need to wager (i.e gamble but not necessarily lose) $20K (50 x $400). However this is the maximum deposit bonus, you can deposit for instance just $100 requiring wagering of $5K (50 x $100). All  four stage match bonuses are the same 100% up to $400.


Bonus Sum Up: A maximum $1600  welcome bonus with 100% match across all deposits  makes this a strong online casino bonus  for bigger wagerers. The play-through requirements are at the top end though. However players with a smaller bankroll or those just intending to make 1 deposit can still benefit from the 100% match deposit on the first match bonus.

Recommended: Although JackpotCity Casino has a strong bonus offering, it is always better to choose a better-known casino which is more applicable to a Canadian audience. Royal Vegas has great bonuses and easier on-boarding process:

Games

Slots: Jackpotcity games are powered by Microgaming software one of the industry’s top casino software companies so you’re assured of a top gaming experience.After you register and click on the games button the games library is neatly presented with all the major casino game types categorized for your ease. I fancied playing a video slot and spun a few reels on Tomb Raider but all the well know slot games are there including Thunderstruck, Avalon II, Immortal Romance and Game of Thrones etc.

Of course there are more than just the ‘brand’ name titles as Jackpot City hosts over 300 different slot games, strangely though there were few 3 reels slots, games I sometimes like to play for their simplicity and regular pay-outs.

Progressive Jackpots: A lot of Canadians play at online casinos sites offering Microgaming games in the hope of winning that life changing progressive jackpot and an end to 9-5 work.  Jackpot city.net gives you that chance with 21 different progressive games including, Mega Moolah, Major Millions, King Cashalot and many more.


Blackjack & Roulette: If table games are more your thing then Jackpot City offers 30+ different blackjack games. Who knew that you could play 21 in so many varieties? Another skill game where players can narrow the edge is Video poker of which Jackpot City offers 22 different varieties. Fans of 100% luck games can take their chance on the 8 different roulette tables. Either way, Canadian players will want to hit the action when they get a see the ultra-realistic green felt of the table games.

Players looking for an altogether more realistic playing experience can now play live casino games powered by Evolution gaming the no1 live casino provider. On the downside Jackpot City doesn’t offer any casual or scratch games. This is very much a casino for the major casino games – slots, blackjack, roulette and video pokers.


How To Play:  Canadians have two choices in how to play Jackpot City Casino games. There is Jackpot City’s original platform – the download casino with software that is quick and easy to install taking just a couple of minutes.  This platform (which of course is free) still offers the biggest range of games, around 600 and the slightly sharper graphics.

For those players who prefer no download casinos, Jackpot City offers an instant play no download casino which you can play through your browser. Just go the website, log in with your details from registering and you’ll see the casino lobby. Their flash casino does have fewer games than their download, but still more than enough with around 300+.

 

Mobile Casino

mobile casinoThe Jackpot City portable casino is web based and so you simply type in the URL into your mobile phone’s web browser and you’ll find a casino specially ported to your handset. Alternatively if you’re on the desktop/flash casino you can leave your mobile number and they’ll send an SMS with a link to their mobile site.

Their mobile casino is compatible with iOS and Android and so can be played on the iPhone and all good android smartphones such as HTC, LG, Samsung, Motorola, Nexus etc. Like a number of other Microgaming sites Jackpot city recently increased the number of games available on their mobile casino to just over 60+  which is a reasonable amount but far from outstanding. I tested out Hitman and Atlantic City blackjack wanting to try both a table and slot game and both games played well on my handset. The mobile and desktop accounts are both linked. So as soon as you register and make a deposit from either platform you’re ready to go.

Promotions

Getting a player on board is one thing but how do you keep that player with you? In Royal Vegas’s case they do this by a variety of promotions, tournaments and reward programs.

Ongoing Promotions
Loyalty Program
VIP Program

Bottom Line on Jackpot City

Recently taken over by Digimedia the same owners as Spin Palace, Jackpot City has undergone a bit of a renaissance with a new design and big TV campaigns. It does not change the fact the casino is quite archaic and there’s no real reason to play there when there are dozens of other more modern and intuitive casinos out there for Canadians.