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Joe Fortune Casino has been accepting Australian players since 2016 and powered by the likes of Rival, RealTime Gaming, NextGen, Microgaming and iSoftBet. It’s a multi-platform instant play Bitcoin online casino that’s reputable.
There’s a slight caveat though it’s only available to casino players from Australia. Armed with a Curacao license it’s operated by Ridley Media NV. Since it mainly focuses on the Aussie market there’s a few aspects here and there that the operator missed, but it’s pretty good overall.
”Per capita Australia is one of the biggest online gambling markets in the world”.
The site’s game library is divided into ”pokies” (slots), table games (blackjack, baccarat and roulette), in-house progressive jackpots, video poker and specialty games. The games listed can be played on mobile phones and desktops for free or for real cash.
Exclusive bonus for players
Players from United States not accepted
Players looking to extend their playing time at the casino can do so with a whopper of a Bitcoin match bonus of up to AU$7,500 strung out over 9 deposits. The first bonus is 300% up to AU$1,500 (JFBITCOIN300), to qualify for it you must deposit at least AU$500. The next 8 bonuses is 150% up to $750 (JFBITCOIN150) which adds up to AU$7,500.
When you accept a bonus, keep in mind that there’s a roll over requirement of 40x the deposit and bonus sum attached to it before any funds associated with it can be withdrawn. Games that contribute 100% towards the play-through are pokies (slots), specialty games, scratch cards and keno. Pai gow poker, Let ‘Em Ride contribute 20% and blackjack 10%.
Non Bitcoin depositors also qualify for a bonus package up to $7,500 which comprises of 9 deposits. The first bonus is 200% up to AU$1,000 while the next 8 deposits is 100% up to $AU500. The total bonus package is worth AU$5,000. Before you can withdraw your winnings you must complete the wagering requirement (WR) of 40x the deposit and bonus sum first.
The site rewards its regular depositors with a ”Ripper Rewards” program. The nice thing about it upon your very first deposit you’ll start earning rewards in the form of 10% cash back on losses, for every depositing ‘mate’ you refer you’ll get AU$100.For every 1$ you wager on slots you’ll receive 1 comp and for every $4 played on other games you’ll earn 1 point.
The good news is that the Ripper Rewards program extends to VIP players too. If you scored more than 50,000 points within a calendar month and made more than $25,000 in deposits, you qualify for the following stuff:
Joe Fortune Casino’s game library is just as impressive and it lists the very best Microgaming, Rival, RealTime Gaming, iSoftBet and Spinomenal games. I must point out that some of the games have been developed in-house and can only available to the casinos that operate under the Bovada banner. To give you an example, the site recently released ‘A Night With Cleo’, it’s an ancient Egyptian themed slots with a host of bonus features and it celebrates one of history’s most iconic women-boobs and all.
”Joe Fortune Mobile Casino is compatible with the 3 largest providers for mobile platforms: Android, iOS and Windows.”
The site’s suite of games is easy to access and the registration process is a breeze. It’s buffet-gaming at its best, you can pick and choose from a robust selection of pokies, table games, video poker and towering jackpots. At times I feel that the operator is trying too hard to impress especially with humdrum Aussie expressions like ”fair dinkum” and ridgey-didge”. Unfortunately not all the Microgaming games are available but you can still play Mega Moolah, Break Da Bank Again, Game of Thrones and Jurassic Park.
”There is virtually a pokies game for everyone whatever taste you may have, it’s right here!”
Some of the progressive jackpots offered are from Rival and a few progressives are in-house. The casino’s amazing jackpot titles are from Microgaming, they run into millions of dollars. Popular titles include Mega Moolah, King Cashalot, Fruit Fiesta 5 Reel, Cash Splash 3 Reel, Strike Gold,One Million Reels BC, Major Moolah, Major Millions and many more.
The site specializes in video poker that includes varieties such as single-hand mode and multi-hand mode: Joker Poker and Jacks or Better. When you play these games ensure that you understand the ranking of each poker hand, their rules, odds and basic strategy.
Player support is available 24/7, 365 days per year through email ([email protected]), live chat or telephone. I find the staff to be competent and friendly. As a Bitcoin depositor they walked me through the entire registration process and explained to me how their cash out policy works-now this is what I call service!
The casinos uses SSL technology that encrypts your personal details making it virtually impossible for any third party to gain access to. Although Joe Fortune Casino states that the payout ratios of its games are fair it does not corroborate this.
Based on my playing experience I can honestly say that its games are above board. But, I’d still like to see an auditing report which will make the operator even more transparent than it already is. One area where it needs to sharpen up is its responsible gambling section, in my opinion it’s pretty ‘vague’ and buried in its terms and conditions. I must say some of the clauses in its Terms and Conditions gave me a chuckle, have a look at this one:
”1.3. Come on mate, don’t get ahead of yourself. You’ve got plenty of time to grow up! You must be 18 years of age or older to access the Website. Providing a false name, date of birth or address may constitute a criminal offense and at the very least, will result in your account being disabled and any available funds forfeited. This is no joke, and neither is being charged with a criminal offense.”
Joe Fortune Casino only offers a limited amount of deposit and withdrawal methods. Deposit options available are credit/debit cards or Bitcoin. Cash outs are paid through Bitcoin, Cheque, or wire transfer.
One thing that struck me about the operator is that it encourages players to use Bitcoin because it’s fast, secure and very easy to use. Withdrawal limits depend on the cash out method you’ve used.
Bitcoin is by far the best, you can withdraw as much as $10,000 every 3 days. Cheques can be used too, to the best of my knowledge very few Australian players still use it. If you prefer to be paid by cheque you can withdraw $3,000 per week.