Jackpot City is an eCOGRA approved online casino owned and managed by the Tower Rock Ltd., also known as Belle Rock Entertainment. Under the dominion of the Gibraltar-based Carmen Media Group, Belle Rock has been in the online gambling business for several years, and in addition to Jackpot City, now operates a respected network of gaming sites, including River Belle and Lucky Nugget Casino.
Most online gamblers know that being eCOGRA approved carries a lot of weight. Not only is Jackpot City tightly audited and monitored on a consistent basis for prompt payouts and player service, they are licensed in the UK white-listed jurisdiction of Gibraltar, which as a self-governing British dominion, regulates online casinos according to UK and EU standards. Payout percentages average above 96% and are independently audited and posted by eCOGRA on Jackpot City's website (click the eCOGRA Safe and Fair logo to view all archived reports). A membership with the Interactive Gaming Council caps off Jackpot City Casino's commitment to fair and responsible online gambling.
If their credentials weren't enough of a good reason to open an account at Jackpot City, the track record at Carmen Media adds yet another weight of distinction to this online gambling group. For the last three years, Carmen Media has been nominated by eGaming Awards for Casino Operator of the Year and The Top 20 Most Powerful Gaming Operators in Europe. Jackpot City independently placed second for Best Jackpots by readers of Strictly Slots Magazine.
As for the software powering Jackpot City Casino, it's a familiar name. Microgaming's Viper platform is available for both download and Flash (over 400 downloadable casino games and 150 through Microgaming's FlashX Control Player). For anyone unfamiliar with Microgaming, state-of-the-art technology powers the entire platform, including all backend security. Every transaction with the software is secured with 128-bit SSL encryption, as are all financial transactions facilitated by Jackpot City Casino's e-Cash merchant, Datacash Ltd. With the integration of Risk Sentinel - a fraud management software platform designed to prevent stolen credit card usage and identity theft - players should feel secure sharing their personal details to facilitate financial transactions.
On the user's end, Jackpot City offers every player account a password protected login to Microgaming's CashCheck and PlayCheck system. CashCheck provides an audited trail of all deposits and withdrawals, while PlayCheck allows players to view their gambling activity, including such details as card's drawn, chips bet and final hands.
The last thing worth mentioning about Jackpot City Casino are their promotions, especially their sign up offer. Although not currently being offered, one of the best no-deposit bonuses we've seen came out of Jackpot City, and it's still worth mentioning considering it may come back at any time. It was $/£/€/25 Free - no questions asked, no obligations (other than normal wagering requirements). Simply wager the bonus money 50 times over and withdraw up to $/£/€/5,000 in winnings.
The regular welcome bonus, is nonetheless, a good offer. With a minimum deposit of $/£/€/20, players will receive a match bonus (100%) up to $/£/€/200 Free, followed by a second match bonus up to $/£/€/300 Free on the next deposit. All games go toward the 50x play-through, EXCEPT Baccarat, Roulette, Craps, Table Poker, Red Dog, Sic Bo and War. Video Poker wagers (excluding Aces Pokers) count 10% toward the play-through and all Blackjack games (excluding Classic BJ) count 2% of every wager amount.
Please note that both bonuses must be claimed within 72 hours of opening a real-money account, and will become null and void if one's account is inactive for two months. Also, do not claim this bonus if you have claimed a sign-up bonus with any other casinos in the Belle Rock Gaming family, before first clarifying with customer service of your eligibility.
All bonus money is managed by an innovative bonus system that keeps track of the play-through as it is progressively met, consequently automatically transferring bonus money into the player's real money account where it is available for withdrawal. Again, please keep in mind that certain games do not apply to the play-through on both bonuses. These include Craps, Baccarat, Roulette, Casino War, Sic Bo, Red Dog and Table Poker. And always read the full terms and conditions of the bonus before claiming, so as to be aware of any time restrictions.
As for ongoing promotions, Jackpot City offers a constant supply. The bulk of these promotions consist of free credits every week on select video slots every week of the month. For example, Jackpot City gave 10 players 250 free credits in free spins on Microgaming's Loaded Video Slot over the course of just one week. For up-to-the-minute promotions and special deals, players should check the Jackpot City Casino Blog, which is published through their website.
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