Updated: 03 May 2018
Joreels Casino Review
The long-gone, wild and classy 1920’s when gentlemen wore fine suits and had square jaws, still bother our minds. Some of us miss the style or manners, but some, like Joreels Casino, miss the dry law and the 1919 gambling prohibition. There’s so much charm in those underground casinos and bootlegger’s dens that Joreels tried to depict it in their online casino. As for the website - it’s fine and fancy, partly in 1920’s style and partly styled as an old comic book. We don’t like landing-type websites, but this one is cool. Despite their “underground” design, the Casino holds licenses from the most reputable gambling institutions in the world: the UKGC and the MGA. The game library is big enough: more than 600 games from top-notch software providers such as Microgaming, NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Merkur, and several more. There are few bonuses, and the welcome one is a 100% deposit match up to €100 with 70x bonus wagering requirements. They will also give you ten free spins per day for five days (with 45x WR’s). All in all, if you like the spirit of the early XX century, and you’re not afraid of the Great Depression, coming after those fabulous 20’s - Joreels Casino is worth a try.
- Licenses from the UKGC and the MGA;
- Reputable software providers;
- 24/7 customer support;
- SSL encryption;
- Full mobile compatibility.
- Deposit and withdrawal fees;
- Too high wagering requirements for the Welcome Bonus;
- No Video Poker.
Right from the start, when you open the Joreels Casino website, you find yourself in a cozy vault, looking like a bar, a casino, and a den of gangsters at the same time. The whole website is designed in that theme, except the game library - it’s styled like an old comic book. The names of all games pop up in speech bubbles as you hover the cursor over them, and you can sort games by genre, popularity and software provider. The website is available in six languages, including Japanese, which is very unusual.
“The website’s design is awesome, but there could be a little bit less of razzamtaz, whatever it is.”
The only thing that’s annoying about the site itself is the abundance of silly words. They greet you with a long speech, full of bee’s knees and cat’s meow, and then promise you mazumas (or kahunas, we’re not sure about that), and it goes on and on, through the promotions description. When we wrote these words we were guessing whether the T&C’s would be written in the similar language? They were not, by the way.
As for the legal part - these good fellas hold licenses from Malta and the UK, so you shouldn’t worry about any issues that might happen - they all will be properly regulated. The website applies SSL encryption and PCI DSS security protocol to keep your data safe.
Banking: Here comes the first disappointment: they have deposit fees. The banking options are abundant, and the fees are being levied for all deposits except Trustly and EcoPayz. The fee amount varies from 1,5% for Instadebit to 9% (!) for Paysafe. We’re starting to understand why they’re so much in the Al Capone’s theme. The withdrawal methods are also plentiful: they have Neteller, Skrill, Ecopayz, Instadebit, Trustly, credit cards, bank transfer and several more. Cashouts via Skrill and Neteller are taxed at the rate of 1%, credit cards - at €2,50 and bank transfer - at €10. All transactions are subject to 24-48 hours pending time, and after that, you’ll receive your winnings instantly via eWallets and within 3-5 days via credit cards or bank transfer.
Customer Support: Customer support is available 24/7 via live chat, and there is also a wide Q&A section where you can try to find useful info. Round-a-clock support is good, but we want more! There is no excuse for not having a phone number, as the phone was already invented in the twenties!
Software and Game Variety
The casino has more than 600 games to play from NetEnt, Microgaming, NYX Gaming, Yggdrasil and few other developers. The games are organized in few sections, and we dare to say that these sections mostly suck. New Reels, Risky Business, Jo’s Reels - these say nothing to us, so they’re useless. Luckily, they have a software filter and a search bar.
- Slots: Starburst, Immortal Romance, Power Plant, Poltava;
- Table/Card Games: Roulette, Pai Gow, Red Dog, Blackjack;
- Video Poker: Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Aces & Faces.
Mobile and Live Games
Joreels Casino provides five live games: Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack, Dream Catcher and Casino Hold’em. It’s enough for most of us, but we’d like to see more variety soon.
The website can be reached via any modern mobile device. It’s fast and convenient, and the mobile game library is big enough to satisfy anyone’s needs.
Bonuses and Promotions
There is a welcome bonus at Joreels Casino, and it doesn’t shine neither with freshness nor generosity. It’s a 100% deposit match up to €100 + 50 free spins (10 spins per day for five days). The wagering requirements are 70x for the bonus money and 45x for free spins. This doesn’t sound good already, but there’s more: both bets and winnings are limited to €5 and €2000 respectively. There are no other suspicious clauses on bonuses in the T&C’s, but we think that these are enough for not claiming the bonus at all.
There are other bonuses at this little vault, like free spins, happy hours, and weekly races.
“The Welcome Bonus turned out to be worse than we expected.”