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Rating: 4 / 5
Reviewed By: Simmo
Updated: 3rd October, 2013

My name is Simmo and some of you will already know me from Slotjunkies or Casinomeister. I look after this WMS slots website too and have been playing at their online casino since it was launched in January 2011. Initially called Jackpot Party and now sold to EGO and re-branded as "Slots Magic", this is my original Jackpot Party Casino review which I made for this WMS Slots site prior to the switch. It's not as good now in my opinion but the games choice is still up there so some of this is still relevant.

No doubt the Jackpot Party brand from WMS Gaming will be familiar to US slots fans already as it is named after their (in!)famous Jackpot Party progressive slot machines which are common in Vegas, Atlantic City and beyond.

The irony however, is that while WMS and the Jackpot Party brand are well known in the US and in several other countries, they are little known in the UK and at launch, the UK was the only jurisdiction that was allowed to play the WMS slots online! Since then, Jackpot Party have also started taking players from Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Belgium, the Channel Islands and the Isle Of Man.

So to the casino itself. I signed up and started playing there since the day WMS launched Jackpot Party. Being a regularly visitor to Vegas I was already familiar with games like Star Trek and Zeus (there is no online version of Zeus II, Zeus III or Great Zeus though as I write unfortunately) so I was looking forward to playing the slots online.

In a nutshell, after a few minor-sih teething problems, Jackpot Party has become one of my favourite online casinos. I guess it's not too surprising as, conscious of the fact that they have very valuable land-based licences to protect, they really had to get it right! The land-based tie-in is also good news for players as it means you're dealing with a casino and company that is very keen to do things the right way.

Jackpot Party Casino's plus points, aside from the innovative slot games, are the fact that cashouts are done within 24hrs, they only ask for ID when you hit a deposit threshold (I'd guess I was asked at aound thhe 3k mark), support is responsive and everything on the site is very clear. They also allow you to set deposit limits in your account and have multiple deposit methods.

I wouldn't say that their table games are great - they are supplied by Realtime Gaming and adequate is the best way to describe them I guess - but to be honest you don't join Jackpot party for table games anyway. It's all about slots and you can always keep up with the latest WMS slots available online via this website or through their excellemnt Youtube channel.

As with any online casino, I would always recommend to prospective players that they read the T&C's before depositing and Jackpot Party is no different (T&C's). This is especially pertinent if you play with bonuses as these invariably come with fairly stringent terms attached, although in Jackpot Party Casino's case they are better than average.

No online casino is perfect of course and if I were to improve one thing at Jackpot Party it would be to add the ability for a player to request "manual flushing" which is currently only available to VIP's. In general, cashouts are processed around the (GMT) lunchtime of the following day (excl. Saturdays) which is OK but in the meantime you can reverse winnings and play the cashout back - I'm not a fan of that myself as I think it encourages irresponsible gambling so I think players should have the option.

In all other respects though Jackpot Party is a pretty quality establishment and I think the fact that after all this time, I still play there most weeks is testament to that.

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