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Jackpot Party Casino Review

Jackpot Party is an online casino established in 2011 with games supplied by WMS Gaming. It is operated by WMS Industries Inc. and is registered under the jurisdiction of Alderney. Last updated: April 9, 2014.

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Review of Jackpot Party

Owned and operated by the esteemed WMS Industries Inc., Jackpot Party is a fully instant play online casino that has been granted a highly regarded Alderney gaming license. Jackpot Party offers a selection of land casino slot machine favourites such as The Wizard of Oz™, Star Trek™, Zeus™ and Bruce Lee&trade, along with many more.

Sadly Jackpot Party was sold By WMS Alderney to SkillOnNet Ltd on February 18, 2014. Players are able transfer their balances over to a new site called Slots Magic, or have their balances paid out if they do not wish to transfer over. As such we are marking Jackpot Party as closed.

The rich history of WMS Industries

WMS is a leading company in the interactive amusement industry that has been in business since 1943. If you are my age you probably played or saw Williams or Bally branded pinball machines like The Twilight Zone or The Addams Family. In fact, if you take a look at the top 10 highest rated solid state pinball machines of all time you'll see that Williams or its subsidiary Bally manufactured 9 of them. WMS and its subsidiaries were also responsible for arcade video game classics such as Defender, Stargate, Robotron, Joust, Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam. WMS moved into the slot machine business in 1994 with its first slot Reel 'em In!®™, and since then has successfully produced many slot machine hits. In short, these guys know a lot about making fun gaming machines!

Exclusive games and jackpots

The number one attraction of the Jackpot Party casino is undoubtedly the exclusive WMS games, many of which you simply cannot play anywhere else online. These are the same games that have thrilled players in Las Vegas casinos for the last two decades. You can play the likes of the aforementioned The Wizard of Oz, Star Trek, Zeus, and Bruce Lee right now, with many more on the way.

The quality of the slots is in a word, superb. The graphics and sound are excellent and the features offered by the various machines including stacked wilds, free spins, bonus rounds, scatters and more offer good variety. Each of these slot machines is linked to the Jackpot Party progressive jackpot. Offered at five different levels, the jackpot is awarded randomly and can be won by any player, no matter what bet size they play at.

In addition to the exclusive slot machines, Jackpot Party features a smallish collection of table games including Baccarat, a few Blackjack variants, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud, 3 Card Rummy, Let'em Ride, Video Poker, American and European Roulette and Keno. The interesting thing about these games is that they are all provided by RTG software, unlike the proprietary slot machines.

Banking and support

Jackpot Party offers a limited selection of the most common deposit and withdrawal methods such as major credit cards, Neteller, Moneybookers and more. This is more than enough to adequately service their European clientele. Our tests showed small withdrawals to be handled quickly, and the money was back in our Neteller account within an hour which is great to see. Support is primarily provided by live text chat, however there are email, phone and fax options available if necessary (see info column to the right).

Only for European players

So the news of such an esteemed company as WMS Industries entering the online casino market would seem to be all positive, right? Well it is if you live in one of the limited number of countries that they accept players from at this point in time - i.e. the UK, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Isle of Man or Guernsey. Otherwise, you'll have to be content with browsing the website and keeping your fingers crossed that countries like the USA adopt some sensible online gambling legislation sometime soon. The best we can say on this point is if companies such as WMS are getting involved, they must see some light at the end of that particular tunnel.

One for the future?

With the emergent popularity of smarter slot machines that record your "achievements" among other features, it doesn't take a genius to see where this is going. Take a trip to Vegas and play a bit of your favourite slot machine. Then pick up right where you left off from the comfort of your own home once you return from your holidays. The possibilities are exciting and WMS, with its large back catalogue of well known land slots, is positioned nicely to take advantage of these opportunities.

Jackpot Party is definitely recommended for players from eligible countries. We like the Alderney licensing, the excellent games, fast withdrawal handling, and good quality support, as well as little extra touches like a dedicated "party chat" tab as well as the ability for you to add to your own friends list. For everyone else, you can either watch this space and hope or move to the UK!

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17 March 2011 - 6:58am
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I've been playing at Jackpot Party for a few weeks and I am loving it. The games are good and they paid within a day when I won. I've never played the games in a real casino though so I can't say how they compare. But its so nice to play some different games for a change.

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21 May 2011 - 8:12pm
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Only UK Cry..I must watch on youtube to see these great WMS slots...

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2 January 2012 - 7:37pm
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yeah, accepts players from UK only.. good luck making big money on just that!

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3 January 2012 - 12:33am
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Yes its a strange policy but seeing as they are a large well-known publicly traded company in the U.S. they have to be more cautious than most I guess. We can only hope that they will open up to more countries in the future.

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3 January 2012 - 1:16am
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I like the Bruce Lee one. Too bad they aren't in the U.S. Sad I can't believe how good some of the casino games are.

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3 January 2012 - 8:02pm
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would really like to try those games out so If anybody knows of an other serious casino that offer em, let us hear about it!

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3 January 2012 - 11:20pm
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Unfortunately there aren't any others. Jackpot Party is owned by WMS Industries which is the manufacturer of all these games that you can also play for real in Vegas and other land based casinos around the world. They don't license them to anyone else. You can bet though that as soon as the U.S. clears up their legal issues they will be entering the U.S. market and most likely others around the world.

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6 January 2012 - 2:58am
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yeah lets hope so!

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28 January 2012 - 11:16am
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I just loved this casino as i stepped over it. But it's so unfortunate that they only accept UK players, so I can't play. However i spoke to a chat representative, who told me they are about to brand out in several new countries, but ofcourse specifically for my country Sweden she didn't have a timeline fore when. I just don't see why they don't open up to otjer countries faster, there must be a lot of money to be made as their games are the real ones that are in the real casinos!

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28 January 2012 - 5:53pm
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yes, I would really like to play those games also. But hey if they dont want my buissnes.. nothing to do about it Confused

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29 January 2012 - 11:28pm
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I assume the reason is that due to their corporate structure in the United States they have to be absolutely certain that anywhere they accept players from carries no chance of legal repercussions.

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30 January 2012 - 5:48pm
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yes, well at least it shows that they are serious about the buisness..

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9 July 2012 - 8:06am
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As of today, Jackpot Party will accept players from the following places in addition to the UK:

Sweden
Finland
Ireland
Iceland
Luxembourg
Isle of Man
Guernsey

Good news if you live in one of those countries!

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19 February 2014 - 4:29am
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Sadly Jackpot Party has been sold to new owners SkillOnNet Ltd. Players with accounts there may transfer their balances over to a new site called Slots Magic that has roughly half the number of WMS slots that Jackpot Party had. If you don't want to transfer your balance you can request to have it paid out.

I say "sadly" for a few of reasons:
1. Many of the WMS games have disappeared overnight and we can only hope that they are re-licensed to other operators in the future.
2. The replacement casino, Slots Magic, is not Alderney licensed and regulated. Instead it is run by a holding company in Cyprus with a Maltese license.
3. The new owners, SkillOnNet, have been busted in the past for running rigged software that cheated players who doubled up in video poker.

Our advice for players with an account there is to request a payout of their balance and account closure. There are better casinos with the same WMS games as the new Slots Magic, including CasinoEuro, Unibet, Bet365, and the rest of the Betsson group.

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19 February 2014 - 11:09am
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i am personally never had any problem with skill on net casinos, have withdrawals more than 2k euros, all was paid. Total i am up with them around 5k euro.
Btw, i am probably incorrect, but nobody prove that they cheat? Some games did test on 300 shields slot in double feature, and by their result there is was huge difference, but this shows nothing...

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