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Jackpot Cafe sister sites 2023
All of the Jackpot Cafe sister sites have things in common to an extent, but no two sites on this platform have more in common than Katie’s Bingo and Zoe’s Bingo, which we assume to be operated by the same white-label partner of Brand Battery Holdings Limited. We have no idea whether Katie Cooper, the alleged owner of Katie’s Bingo, is a real person or not, but the portrait of her on the site’s homepage is a convincing representation of a real person. It’s an unusual choice of theme, but it makes the site feel somehow personal and gives it character. Katie’s Bingo has clearly gone down well with critics, as it was named “Best New Bingo Site” by BingoPort in 2017. It very nearly doubled up on that by winning the same award at the WhichBingo Awards that same year. It was pipped to the post in the end, but even being nominated for such a prize is an accolade – and it’s one that Katie’s Bingo touts proudly.
Lippy Bingo isn’t an iGaming site that’s going to give you backchat (although some of the people in the chat rooms might). Instead, the type of “lippy” being referred to in the name of this member of the Jackpot Cafe sister sites family is the type you paint on your lips. That’s why the Cheryl Tweedy lookalike on the site’s homepage is puckering up a kiss for you when you land on the Lippy Bingo homepage. There isn’t as much bingo range at Lippy Bingo as you’ll encounter at the broader and deeper bingo-focused sites on this network, but there are enough unique bonuses to keep things interesting within the few bingo rooms that exist. If you’re more interested in slots after enjoying the portfolio of Jackpot Cafe, you’ll be pleased to know that all the same slots games are available here as well.
Some of the Jackpot Cafe sister sites have thematic connections to (and official licences from) real-world celebrity and/or gossip magazines. We’ll see one of them a couple of paragraphs down from here. Chit Chat Bingo sounds like it should be such a site, but it isn’t. There isn’t a magazine called “Chit Chat” no matter how much it sounds like there ought to be. Instead, Chit Chat Bingo prides itself on having some of the chattiest bingo rooms you’ll find on the internet. The pick of all the rooms at Chit Chat Bingo is the Royal Room, which is also the pick of all the bingo rooms at plenty of the other Grand Battery Holdings Limited bingo sites. There are plenty of other rooms to try your luck in if you’re struggling to obtain tickets for that all-important room, though, and five hundred slots thrown in as part of the bargain.
Fruity Vegas pulls off the neat trick of looking better than it actually is at first glance. Between the striped black background and the Vegas road sign-style logo on its homepage, it looks like an upmarket online casino. It’s actually not – it was put together using one of the more basic of the templates that went into the design of the Jackpot Cafe sister sites – but it dresses up the template well, and first impressions count for a lot. Fruity Vegas makes a good one. No matter how good a first impression is, though, it can’t last for long. The scales are likely to fall from your eyes the moment that you notice the x50 wagering requirement attached to promotions at Fruity Vegas, after which the limited range of slots that it offers is likely to be the next problem.
When we were talking about Chit Chat Bingo, we said we’d get to one of the Jackpot Cafe sister sites that have connections to a well-known publication soon enough. Here it is in the shape of Pick Me Up Bingo – and you’re more than entitled to be underwhelmed by it. We’re accustomed to casinos and bingo sites that have connections to well-known real-world brands to offer us more than casinos and bingo sites that don’t, but that doesn’t seem to be the case on the Grand Battery Holdings Limited network. Pick Me Up Bingo has a fairly feeble welcome promotion, offering up to £50 in cash. It’s not terrible, but it hardly screams “big-time iGaming site.” The collection of games here is nothing to write home about either, with very few viable options for bingo but hundreds of slots, which suggests that Pick Me Up Slots would have been a far better name for the site.
The homepage of Moon Bingo makes a few eye-catching boasts. The first is that it’s thus far offered “12 years of bingo fun.” That figure is actually inaccurate – Moon Bingo has now been online for more than fifteen years – it’s just that the homepage of the site hasn’t been updated for a while. The other big claims made are that Moon Bingo has paid out more than five hundred million pounds in prize money during its long existence and has entertained more than six hundred thousand players. We’d love to know how many of those six hundred thousand players are still considered active members, but Moon Bingo remains one of the most popular bingo-focused Jackpot Cafe sister sites regardless. It’s rapidly approaching the point where it’ll need a new look if it’s going to complete another decade online, though, and perhaps a few graphics more suited to the “Moon” theme wouldn’t go amiss next time.
The vast majority of iGaming sites are never advertised on television or on the radio because that kind of advertising is extremely expensive. There are plenty of former stars of television and radio among the Jackpot Cafe sister sites, though, because plenty of them had big money advertising budgets back when they were on the 888 UK Limited platform. Dazzle Bingo never quite made it as far as television, but it was promoted on several popular radio stations and is very keen for visitors to know that fact. That’s why it’s more prominently featured on the Dazzle Bingo homepage than any of the bingo rooms or games on the site. It’s worth scrolling down further if you’re a bingo fan, though, because there are still plenty of decent bingo rooms to play with here if that’s your bag. Dazzle Bingo also promises to offer “all your favourite slots games,” too, so it’s yet another all-rounder on a platform full of them.
Jackpot Cafe Information
|#No. of Sister Sites||235|
|Best Sister Sites||Lippy Bingo, Katies Bingo, Pick me up Bingo, Fruity Vegas and Chit Chat Bingo|
|Owner/Operator||Grand Battery Holdings Limited: Hospitality House, 16-20 Cumberland Street South, Dublin, D02Y097, Ireland|
|Sister sites status||50 Active, 160 White Labels and 25 Inactive sister sites. 235 total sister casinos.|
|UKGC Licence page||UKGC Licence: 58267|
|N/A – not on Twitter|
|N/A – not on Facebook|
Jackpot Cafe operator – Grand Battery Holdings Limited
In a shrewd but unexpected manoeuvre, 888 UK Limited shifted its focus from online bingo to its more lucrative casinos in 2021, with a simultaneous aim of expanding into the US sports betting market, which had recently opened for business following a change in the law. As a part of this grand plan, the company put more than 200 sites, including all of its bingo sites, up for auction. Dublin-based Broadway Gaming Limited emerged as the highest bidder and subsequently transferred the ownership of the sites to Grand Battery Holdings Limited in February 2022. Despite the closure of some of the newly acquired assets by Grand Battery Holdings in early 2023, perhaps due to a lack of profitability, many of the remaining sites still possess significant brand value and monetary worth. Broadway’s acquisition of these assets is widely considered a wise business decision, with some experts even suggesting that the purchase price of £38m was a bargain.
After Broadway Gaming acquired 888 Group’s sites, it was faced with a unique challenge: how to ensure that its new assets were properly licensed without exposing itself to risks associated with taking on someone else’s third-party casinos and bingo sites. The company already had a UK Gambling Commission license covering its bingo sites, but expanding this to include the new sites could be a potential minefield. To minimise any risks and ensure regulatory compliance, Broadway Gaming established Grand Battery Holdings Limited as a holding company for the newly acquired sites, which secured a separate UKGC license. Despite being the largest operator of sites among UK casino network companies, Grand Battery Holdings is essentially a branch of Broadway Gaming, sharing the same address and employees.
Jackpot Cafe review
Jackpot Cafe Sister Sites Welcome Bonuses
Jackpot Cafe’s choice of colour scheme (muddy brown) might be deeply questionable, but we can’t find much to question about its welcome promotion, which offers one of the largest potential rewards you’ll find on this casino network. It’s a fifty per cent matched deposit up to a maximum value of £777, available with first deposits only. The promotion comes with fifty free spins, which are redeemable on “selected games” only. The bonus plus anything won from those free spins has to be wagered x35 before players can withdraw anything, but that’s in line with UK averages. It’s a shame it’s a 50% matched deposit rather than 100%, and you’ll have to remember to enter the code “CAFE” when making the qualifying deposit to redeem it, but it’s a big number.
Having come up with such a potentially generous welcome promotion, the people behind Jackpot Cafe must have decided their work was done. They thought there was so much value to be had with the welcome offer that there was no need to include any other promotions or bonuses at all – and so they didn’t. When that first bonus pot is used up, the rest of the time you spend at Jackpot Cafe will be a promotion-free zone. Attitudes to bonuses vary, so that’s likely to be a bigger issue for some players than it is for others.
Top Games at Jackpot Cafe
The most popular, well-known and successful online slots game in the history of the medium is Starburst by NetEnt. That’s why it’s always featured so prominently on the homepages of the casinos that have it, and that’s also why it’s listed as the number one game at Jackpot Cafe. Having done that, though, it feels unnecessary for Jackpot Cafe to also include the Slingo version of Starburst in the top row of games on its homepage. It’s great to let players know you have Slingo games as well as slots, but doubling up on Starburst is a bit excessive. Some of the other choices made in and around the top row are also odd. Temple of Iris by Eyecon is a good example – the game is more than twenty years old, and even Eyecon wouldn’t say it’s one of their best creations. With titles like Shaman’s Dream and Bonanza also in the spotlight, Jackpot Cafe comes across as a casino that’s more focused on the past than the future.
Customer Support and Licensing
Jackpot Cafe has got its customer support bases covered, providing players with a triple threat of assistance options, including email, live chat, and phone support. For email support, reach out to them at email@example.com. Meanwhile, their live chat support is accessible 24/7 via the link on the “Contact Us” page of the casino. For those who prefer to speak with a real person over the telephone, dial 0800 279 3222 any day of the week from 8 am to midnight. In terms of regulation, Jackpot Cafe operates under UK Gambling Commission license no. 58267, which was granted to Grand Battery Holdings Limited in February 2022. So far, the operator has a clean record with the regulator, receiving no fines, warnings, or sanctions.
Withdrawal Speed and Support
Jackpot Cafe cash-out process could put a damper on your winnings, taking away some of the excitement. The casino only allows withdrawals through debit cards and PayPal e-wallets, but there is a compulsory 48-hour processing period before transactions can be authorised. If you go for PayPal, allow an additional 2-3 business days for the funds to clear. Meanwhile, withdrawing through Visa or Mastercard Debit can be like watching paint dry, taking up to five working days. Compared to the top online casinos in the UK that offer instant or same-day withdrawals, Jackpot Cafe’s withdrawal processes are painfully outdated.
Final Thoughts on Jackpot Cafe
By far and away, the best thing about this casino is its welcome promotion. If you’re someone who lays down big deposits, Jackpot Cafe will offer you more for your money than any other casino on the Grand Battery Holdings Limited network. In the long run, though, the lack of additional promotions and the slow speed of withdrawals is likely to progress from being a mild annoyance to the decisive factor that persuades you to move on to another casino.
Jackpot Cafe Sister Sites Player Reviews
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Jackpot Cafe hasn’t attracted any reviews from players at major review websites since before it moved from the 888 Group to Grand Battery Holdings more than twelve months ago. We don’t like to bring you outdated reviews, so we have no player feedback to share with you here. We’ll keep watch for new reviews and bring them to you here if they ever appear.