Wicked Jackpots in a nutshell
In April 2015 the well established if controversial gambling software company Cassava Enterprises added another casino to their expanding portfolio of sites. This portfolio already contains 888.com and a number of bingo sites.
The newbie casino is called ‘Wicked Jackpots’, and immediately styled itself as ‘THE hottest online casino in the UK!’, which is a bold claim as new UK-friendly casinos seem to pop up on a daily basis.
The site also brags about FREE, no strings attached bonuses, monthly cashback for all players and jackpots over £1 million. That’s a lot of shouting, but is any of it worth listening to? Let’s find out …
What’s the look and feel of Wicked Jackpots?
Wicked Jackpots is both quite minimalist in its design, and very colourful – in fact we were reminded a huge amount of bgo, which has the same ‘colour block’ design type. It’s a very nice design that gets our approval.
What games are available at Wicked Jackpots?
Wicked Jackpots is heavy on slots, as seems to be an increasing norm among new online casinos these days. There are not that many titles here actually – just over 130. Happily, NetEnt are among the providers here, so you can at least play Jack & The Beanstalk, Elements and Robin Hood: Shifting Riches. Several of the slots have progressive jackpots, the most appealling of which is Millionaire Genie.
Unbelievably, we could only five casino games – three versions of roulette (including a live version), ‘Wheel of Light’ (a game show version of roulette) and Caribbean Poker. An online casino without blackjack? Or baccarat? Seriously?
The only other section is ‘Demo Games’ which seems basically to be the same slots again, only for ‘play money’ play.
It seems games at Wicked Jackpots are a little thin on the ground.
NetEnt is the casino’s main software provider, but there are also contributions (somwhere) from 888 Gaming, Barcrest, Eyecon, IGT and WMS.
All games are played in-browser.
The site does not mention that it works on mobile, but we found that it did. Oddly, blackjack makes an appearance on mobile.
Wicked Jackpots does supply 24/7 live chat support which we used and found to be helpful.
What promotions are available at Wicked Jackpots?
Wicked Jackpots is a casino that offers a very hefty welcome package – up to £1,100 in bonus cash and 130 free spins to help Gonzo’s Quest on his search for Eldorado (surely he’s found it by now? He’s been looking for ages!). There’s another welcome bonus of £350 plus 25 extra spins on Rainbow Riches. It’s not common for a casino to offer two welcome bonuses, so we’re going to have to look into this one.
That first welcome bonus is a pretty standard 100 percent match deposit bonus up to £350, plus those 25 freebie spins on Rainbow Riches. Your entire bonus package is spread over your first SEVEN deposits, as follows:
- 1st – 100% up to £350 + 25 free spins on Rainbow Riches
- 2nd – 50% up to £150 + 40 free spins on Millionaire Genie
- 3rd – 100% up to £100 + 20 free spins on Bruce Leee
- 4th – 25% up to £125 + 15 free spins on Disco Spins
- 5th – 25% up to £125 + 10 free spins on Magic Portals
- 6th – 25% up to £125 + 10 free spins on Lights
- 7th – 25% up to £125 + 10 free spins on Fluffy Favourites
Oddly, Gonzo’s Quest is not listed among those games, but the free spins can be used on any slot, so it’s a bit confusing why specific games are listed.
Seasoned online casino pros know that hefty bonus offers usually mean tight wagering conditions, so let’s take a peek at them.
It’s really no surprise that the wagering conditions are not too grin-inducing – 25x bonus + deposit, plus Wicked Jackpots is wicked in that NO games contribute 100% towards wagering requirements. We have no idea who dreamt up this policy (Wicked Jackpots is not the only casino that does this) but we wish they’d take a long walk off a short plank. Game weightings are as follows:
- Slots, scratch cards, keno, race, arcade – 90%
- Hi-lo games – 50%
- Roulette games – 10%
- Blackjack and ‘Wheel of Light’ – 5%
- Video poker – 5%
As contributions go, these are pretty wicked (and not in the good definition of the word) – we like to see roulette contribute at least 20% for a start.
The good news about your bonus is that winnings are not capped, so at least there’s that.
Your bonuses continue to rack up as you play. The cashback policy is tied to the VIP scheme which progresses from blue to platinum levels. You can claim up to ten percent of your losses back each month, but at blue level this is capped at £5. Rise to platinum and you can claw back up to £150.
Banking details are found towards the bottom of the site’s T&Cs. The site accepts debit and credit cards, including the virtual credit card Entropay. When it comes to eWallets, Skrill is conspicuous by its absence, although PayPal, Ukash/Paysafecard and Neteller are all fine.
Your initial deposit must be at least £30, and you cannot deposit more than £1,000 a day or £3,000 a month. Unfortunately, the same limits apply to withdrawals. A £3,000 withdrawal limit per month is pretty terrible in our opinion.
Processing times are not hare-like. At least two days for eWallets and a minimum of five days for credit and debit cards. There’s also a pending period of 48-72 hours.
The final verdict
What’s not to like about Wicked Jackpots? Well, quite a bit in fact. The biggest sins we feel are the lack of casino games (FIVE! – we even checked with support to see if this was correct and it was), the ‘disguised’ wagering conditions and the ultra-slim withdrawal limit of £3,000 a month.
What gets the RightCasino.com thumbs up? Maybe the design, NetEnt’s slots, the fact that the bonuses and cashback offers seem to be genuine and we did find support to be a great help. We’re finding it hard to think of anything else, though.
So, will you find Wicked Jackpots wicked (as in brilliant!) or wicked (as in terrible!). Why not let us know?