Casinos in this industry have run into trouble in the past, only to have a new ownership group come in to try to fix the problems. In some cases, this is a continued failure, while other groups have managed to right the ship. How has it worked out for the subject of this review, Cherry Jackpot Caisno? Read our review to find out if it is worth you playing here.
The Cherry Jackpot Casino, while having launched in 2017, has a background that includes the Club Wolrd Casino brand, which had its fair share of issues over the years. Recently, the company was taken over by a group fo gaming consultants set to clean the assets up and make the company reputable and profitable. This included trying to distance itself from the Club World brand and focusing on this new, fresh looking site and its sister property Casino Max.
The site has a license from Curacao Gaming, which in itself may have been the source of the original issues. Curacao is not a jurisdiction that keeps too close an eye on the operations of their licensees. We understand why the company has this license, however: it allows them to take players from the United States, which is an attractive option for many offshore casinos.
The Casino Games
The games at Cherry Jackpot are provided by Real Time Gaming. This Costa Rica based software developer has been building games since the mid-1990s and continues to be one of only a handful of vendors that allow their clients to accept wagers from the United States.
RTG is best known for their Reel Series Slots games, which you will find in the lobby at Cherry Jackpot. These games, with titles like Aztec’s Treasure and Vikings Voyage, bring together the great gameplay that RTG is known for with far more detailed graphics than you will find in classic slots games. Overall, these are the best choices for you in the slots lobby, which houses over 80 games.
The Table Games are Cherry Jackpot are some of our favorites in the U.S.-friendly market. Games like Pontoon and Pai Gow Poker show off the design from RTG, and the card-dealing graphics are smooth and without any lag. We can see you spending a significant amount of time playing these excellent Table Games.
Real Time Gaming software is available for players to download onto their PCs or playable in any browser. The graphics in the download are slightly crisper, but the non-download version allows players to access the games from their mobile devices. The majority of the titles are available in mobile format, and the games we tested didn’t show any signs of deficiency being played on smaller screens over mobile connections.
The Welcome Bonus
New players at Cherry Jackpot are met with a very aggressive Welcome Bonus. You will receive a 200% Welcome Bonus on each of your first 10 deposits. There are some concerns with bonus offers like this one. Specifically, there doesn’t seem to be any sign of what the maximum deposit is for each bonus. We hope this isn’t a case of a casino trying to line its account with quick deposits because they need the money for operational purposes, but we are going to give the site the benefit of the doubt here. The wagering requirement listed is 40x, which is a bit on the high side, but given how many bonus dollars you can accumulate, it probably won’t matter much.
The Payment Options
The payment options are very different if you live in the United States or somewhere else. E-wallets are the best option for those non-U.S. residents as those will get you paid the fastest, while Americans should opt for Bitcoin as a fast, secure way to complete their transactions.
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The VIP Program
One area we were totally disappointed in our review of this casino was in the VIP Program, or more the lack of a program. We think that a VIP program is an integral part of keeping players loyal, and the rewards within are part of the overall ROI for any players’ deposit. Not having a program at all seems odd, so we wonder if it is the case of it being a subjective program that isn’t advertised. IF you are a player and know more information about the VIP program at this casino, we encourage you to contact us so we can update this review with the most up to date information.
The Support Department
There are several ways to contact this casino if you have any questions or issues. First, we always suggest checking the Frequently Asked Questions section as many answers can be found there (we would actually like to see the casino add more to this page). You have the option of calling a toll free number – not likely toll free from outside the United States – or emailing the site. They also have a Live Chat option, with a window that pops up from the bottom right-hand corner of each page of the site. We clicked on that link and had an agent available within one minute, which is excellent response time.
Our overall impression of Cherry Jackpot is right in the middle of the road. We appreciate that new ownership is trying to clean up a mess of the Club World days while preserving the database they had, but we would like to see more in the way of promotions and VIP program. This would go a long way to complement the excellent games from Real Time Gaming. While we wouldn’t put this at the top of our recommended list of casinos, we can’t say that you shouldn’t play at Cherry Jackpot. We only suggest that perhaps you read some of our other reviews before making a final decision.