There are few things you can do when you are relatively new in the online casino world: You can emulate older, more famous casinos. Most casinos would opt for the safer choice of going after what’s tried and tested. After all, you’re a betting website. You of all people understand the dangers of hazardous betting, so it wouldn’t seem very logical of you to try and be your own unique thing, to go down the road less traveled and think you’d succeed. Well, not only did Cherry Jackpot casino has gone down the road less traveled, they’ve also managed to succeed and become one of the hottest new casinos out there.
Established in 2017, Cherry Jackpot casino is part of the ESG N.V group which has released Casino Max earlier that very same year. ESG N.V’s mission is to provide gamers with an online casino they can trust, according to their website. The first thing you’ll notice about Cherry Jackpot Casino is how beautiful (and quite different) their website is from regular, more established casinos. The UI is noticeably more modern than other casinos which have always resorted to old web designs that are easy to use and appeal to older demographics. The website’s UI is telling of Cherry Jackpot’s entire approach to gambling world. They’re quite unique in every aspect, as we will detail in this review…
Cherry Jackpot Casino is powered by RTG (Real-Time Gaming). RTG was founded in 1998 and they are one of the big players in the casino gaming industry. However, it is one of those companies that are quick to realize and optimize on latest trends in IT world, which is evident in their use of data analysis to tailor their gaming solutions. They’ve realized that 60% of gamers prefer using their mobile devices to download or instant play options. Because of that, Cherry Jackpot is one of the most mobile-friendly online casinos we have ever visited. There’s a feel that the website was designed with the mobile user in mind, first and foremost. Cherry Jackpot pride themselves in being compatible with almost all devices and platforms, from Andriod to Mac, and everything in between. While there’s no download option in the website (quite a rarity from an RTG-powered casino), the fact that the website is mobile-optimized suffices to provide a satisfying gaming experience.
Cherry Jackpot casino offers 6 varieties of Blackjack, including Pontoon, Match Play 21, Super 21, and European Blackjack. There’s also about 10 varieties of Poker available like Joker Poker, Loose Deuces, Pick ’em Poker and Double Bonus. It is also host to several other popular games such as Baccarat, Bingo, Keno, Sic Bo, Red Dog, Roulette, and Let ‘Em Ride.
Cherry Jackpot is licensed in Curaçao, which is a small island state in the Caribbean, which reveals that the target audience of the casino is US players. Although the website is available in Australia, the casino only deals in US dollars and doesn’t have a UK license as of yet.
Like everything about this casino, Cherry Jackpot offers a unique welcome bonus that consists of a 200% match of the initial 10 deposits, up to value of a whopping $20,000. That amount is huge in any casino’s standards, which makes the fact that it is offered by a relatively new casino all the more impressive. Moreover, there’s no time limit whatsoever to these deposits. You can place them whenever you please and you’d still claim the bonus the casino promises you. One downside to it, though, is that once you made as many as a single withdrawal, your deposit bonus is discontinued. Upon knowing that fact, you might want to rethink about wanting to win every hand you play.
There’s also daily bonuses, depending on the day of the week, which ranges from 60% bonus (on Thursdays, Tuesdays and Saturdays), to 70-80% (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays), and up to 100% on Wednesdays on Slots and 75% on all other games.
Cherry Jackpot’s name is an oxymoron (cherries being the low paying symbol of slot machines) and this is not the only paradox about this casino. While it requires a minimum deposit of $35, it requires a balance of $200 for a player to process a cashout, which can prove pretty annoying for low-rollers.
Cherry Jackpot Casino accepts and deals in a variety of payment methods, including and not limited to Visa, MasterCard, cheque, and even Bitcoin. Its payout limit is $4000/week which is something we have seen in bigger online casinos so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a new, smaller, casino is adopting the same policy. The cashout time varies of course depending on the method, but it averages around 48 hours with no option for weekend cashouts. The website charges $25 for withdrawing money via cheques or bank wire transfers, and it will take from 3-5 working days to process cashout requests made by these two methods. Not an optimal option, if you want my opinion.
Security, Fairness and Customer Support
Being new is the bane of Cherry Jackpot’s existence for now. They realize this and they take measures to ensure they’re as trustworthy as any other casino. This is evident in the fact that their security measures are nothing below outstanding, because the website protects its customers’ data using the state of the art 128-bit SSL encryptions. The Random Number generator ensures that the games are randomly fair. The games are also audited for fairness by Technical Systems, on behalf of RTG. Cherry Jackpot has managed to play their novelty card to their advantage by applying the latest security encryptions, and boasting about. They have bragging rights though so we can’t call them show-offs.
Customer support is one of the aspects we liked about Cherry Jackpot Casino, with all options covered (live chat, e-mail, landline) any day of the week, 24 hours of the day, it’s reassuring to know that the customer support is always around the corner in case of any inconveniences. The online staff is friendly and nice, which is a cherry on top. SWIDT?