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Jumba Bet is a new casino from Funky Fortunes. They only just launched in 2016.
Stop. We know what you’re thinking.
Hearing ‘new casino’ triggers an alarm for most people. We totally understand, it does for us, too. You can never be too careful when dealing with an unknown casino – especially one who accepts American players.
But because you can never have too many safe and legit US-friendly casinos, we thought it’d be a good idea to check them out and write up a review. That way you can make an educated decision as to whether or not Jumba Bet is worthy of your attention in 2017.
Let’s get to it.
Jumba accepts deposits from the following methods:
They also offer helpful advice if your credit/debit card isn’t working. For example, they suggest:
This is extremely helpful advice given that rejection is a common hurdle for Americans trying to gamble online. I also like how they accept all forms of plastic – credit, debit, prepaid and gift cards. That said, they almost have to, because the only options Americans can use are Visa, MasterCard and Upaycard (a lesser known e-wallet). They don’t accept bank wires, money transfers or bitcoin – all useful options for Americans. They’re a new casino, so we’ll cut them some slack here. But we hope adding an option or two (preferably bitcoin) is on their to-do list for 2017.
Here are the cash out options:
The minimum cash out is $100 (according to their terms), except for players from the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Greece – the minimum for them is $50. Before you can request a cash out, however, you will need to send in a few documents proving your identity, as well as getting on a quick phone call with them. They recommend you do all this 14 days BEFORE you request your first cash out. Last – they have weekly cash out limits. Your limits depend on your VIP tier:
This is sort of a mixed bag. Limits suck, but these are better than what you’ll find at some other US-facing casinos. But only if you spend and play enough to reach the higher VIP tiers. This is sort of scary. You don’t know who these people are, but yet the only way you can cash out larger sums is to spend enough money with them to achieve their higher VIP tiers. That takes trust, but trust is a 2-way street and takes time to build. And we couldn’t find anything about how they handle jackpot winnings. Some casinos don’t apply their limits to progressive wins. But since Jumba doesn’t mention progressives in their terms, it’s safe to say their limits above would apply.
This might not be too big a deal since they only have one progressive jackpot machine as of January, 2017.
Here are the details for each of Jumba Bet’s evergreen offers.
Their welcome offer starts with $25 free cash, no deposit required. Then they have their deposit bonus, which is done over 4 separate deposits, like this:
You can claim as much as $1,225 between the free cash and deposit bonus.
On top of their welcome offer, Jumba also offers the following daily deposit bonuses and free spin offers.
Get 50 free spins on The Last Pharaoh slot machine on top of the following deposit bonuses:
You can take advantage of each bonus twice.
You can take advantage of two deposit bonuses:
Like the offer above, you can use each one twice.
They offer two deposit bonuses:
They say nothing about frequency, so I assume you can use these only one time (each).
They offer two deposit bonuses:
Again, they say nothing about frequency. So, I think it’s safe to assume you can use each one only once. That covers their main bonus and daily offers. But they also offer monthly ‘themed’ promotions. Since these change every month, it’ll make sense to bookmark their promos page so you never miss them.
Jumba Bet has a multi-tier loyalty program, too. They cover all the . Some of the perks include free cash, birth day bonus and leaderboard competitions.
As much as I like seeing a multi-tier VIP program, the downside is their lack of history. To earn a higher VIP status, you have to spend more money. But that takes trust, which is harder to come by when you’re brand new in this industry. That said, this type of VIP program is a great thing to have for the long haul. It encourages players to stick around and play more, so they can earn more perks.
Here are the general terms for their offers. The standard playthrough for their bonuses is 40x the bonus. This is reasonable. But the playthrough depends on the game you’re playing. Here’s their chart that says how much a bet on each game applies to your playthrough.
One thing that caught my eye is this – new players are restricted from using their match offers to play table and video poker games for their first 3 deposits. It’s sort of a weird rule, but I’m guessing it’s there to protect them from advantage players or bonus hunters. But that’s their main bonus rollover. Here are a few other important terms I spotted:
It’s sort of scary when they say they reserve the right to close your account or reclaim winnings/bonuses at any time – all of which is at management’s discretion. But only time will tell if they’ll abuse this power – we’ve heard nothing negative so far.
Jumba Bet’s software and games comes from software provider, Saucify. While I don’t have a ton of experience with this software, what I can say is that it’s nice to see something different in the (offshore) US market. It’s not Real Time Gaming, Rival Gaming or BetSoft. So, if you needed a reason to try a new casino …there you go.
Here’s a list of the games they offer and our commentary:
The good news is they have some blackjack variations I can’t recall seeing at any Real Time or Rival Gaming casino.
The bad news is this is the most pitiful table game selection I’ve seen. Most US-facing rooms have between 15-25 games (including all their blackjack variations). There’s not even 10 games here.
They have a decent selection of video slots with several fun themes you won’t find at other US casinos. The biggest letdown is how they only have 1 progressive slot machine.
This is a good selection of video poker games. Definitely on par with Real Time Gaming and Rival Gaming casinos.
Overall, they say they have 130 games. We didn’t find 130 games – only what’s listed above – but that’s because they have both a browser casino and download (which we didn’t check out). So, I assume the only way you get access to all their games is to download their software.
I only used their browser casino, which I liked. One thing that stood out to me is how easy it is to browse their games. And, if you want more information about a game, all you have to do is click it and a small window will pop up. It’ll tell you how many decks are used, what the max payout is, and any special rules the game will have (like how many times you can split or double down in blackjack).
The browser casino will also be the only option for mobile devices. The good news is their casino is compatible with Apple, Android and BlackBerry-powered devices. The bad news is that their browser casino has fewer games than their download (because they left out common options like craps, keno and several table games).
Hopefully ‘add more games to browser casino’ is another item on their to-do list for 2017.
You can contact Jumba Bet’s support 24/7/365 using one of the following options:
They have live chat, too. From my experience this is usually the best option, so I’d start there if you have any questions or run into any problems.
Now that we’ve covered all the important stuff, here’s what we think are the best and worst things about Jumba Bet.
So, what’s our overall opinion of Jumba Bet?
It’s nice to see a casino who uses different software – especially in the US market – because it’s easy to get burnt out when every casino offers the same games.
However, the downside here is you’ll have to download Jumba’s software to get them all. Considering how many casinos are moving towards HTML5 (where no download is required), it sort of seems as if Jumba is moving backwards.
I’m also not a fan of the weekly deposit limits based on VIP tiers. This requires more trust than I feel is justified for a brand new casino.
But, overall, Jumba Bet is off to a good start with no clear problems or complaints that we could find. If you can get past the download and weekly cash out limits, then I see no reason not to give them a shot. Though, I do recommend starting slow, and only if you have an account or two at one of our top-tier US casinos.