The United States and Australia have one thing in common when it comes to gambling online—they both seem to do anything and everything in their power to prevent their citizens from doing it. Because of Australia’s laws, online casinos that operate in Australia are forced to be based elsewhere. Though this usually results in many casinos simply being accepting of Australian bettors, there is one that goes out of its way to cater to an Australian audience, and that is Joefortune Casino.
The site itself features an easy to use and understand interface that any online gambler will instantly become familiar with. The site itself was only founded in 2016, so there really aren’t a bunch of customer testimonials to go off of. What we have seen and read through our research, however, is that Joefortune offers a top-notch experience and is capable of meeting the needs of most any gambler.
Right off the bat, something we absolutely love is the variety of software that you will find on this site. There are three software names put to use by Joefortune and all of them have plenty of experience as well as a solid reputation upon which to rely. Through your time playing at Joefortune, you will find games by Microgaming, Rival, and Real Time Gaming.
The games at Joefortune are instant play, meaning that no download of a casino client is required. Simply load up your browser, log in, and you can begin playing.
The games at Joefortunate are split into a few different groupings, and we will go forward talking about each of these game categories individually. First up is the selection of slot games. As is the case at most online casinos, Joefortune sees a majority of its game fall under the slots category. In total, there are in upwards of 150 individual slot games on the site at any point in time. If you consider the software providers mentioned above, you can rest-assured knowing that you will be playing some of the freshest titles around as well as some classics that you have probably come across before. What’s more, traditional players will be satisfied to know that there exists a few classic reeled slot games as well.
The second category of games Joefortune features is blackjack games. Apart from traditional blackjack, there are also about 5 other spin-offs of the game; some you may have heard before but most you probably have not.
There are about 20 table games covering everything you would expect and not much more. The selection of table games is as vanilla as it comes. There are 2 versions of American roulette, 2 versions of European roulette, pai gow, craps, and baccarat. Though there are a few more obscure games on offer, the table games selection is very plain in our opinion.
Being that Joefortune caters primarily to Australians, and seeing as Australians love their pokies, it makes sense that there are almost 20 video poker titles. For those who may not know, pokies is what Aussies refer to video poker machines. When it comes to video poker there is a nice mix of classic games and newer iterations of those classics. All in all, Australian bettors would be hard-pressed to find a site with a better pokie selection.
Joefortune is still a somewhat new casino, so we will let them slide as it relates to the skimpy offering of promotions and bonuses. While the selection does leave a little to be desired, the bonus offered to new players who have just made their first deposit is superior to what you will find at most other places.
The $5,000 welcome package exists as a series of deposit bonuses paid out over the course of your first nine deposits. The most attractive aspect of this whole offer is the 200% welcome bonus given out on your very first deposit. Not only is this a 200% matching bonus, the available bonus monies are up to $1,000. This means that a $200 initial deposit will see you with $400 in bonuses and $600 with which to begin playing. On your next 8 deposits, you will be eligible for a 100% matching bonus up to $500 each time. Certain terms, conditions, and wagering requirements apply, but this is truly one of the better welcome packages on the market today.
In addition to the welcome bonus there is a reward scheme tied to slot play as well as a referral bonus given out. Other than those, the selection of promotions and bonuses is not as robust as you might expect or hope.
Once again, we think that this has everything to do with Joefortune being a new casino, but the truth of the matter is that you are not left with a plethora of banking options from which to choose. Quite simply, making a deposit can be done via most Visa or Mastercard debit/credit cards or via Bitcoin.
As for withdrawing funds, this can also be done via Bitcoin, but you can opt to receive a check in the mail. If the withdrawal is large enough, bank wires are also an option. Each method of deposit carries with it its own fees and requirements, and you would do well to read up on these before ever creating an account.
For an online casino so new, Joefortune is really doing a lot correctly. We would like to see some improvements made in certain areas, but in others, Joefortune looks and feels more professional than some sites that have been in business for more than a decade. There is no live casino at the present moment in time, but there is the option for mobile play on just about any and every smartphone and tablet. While 100% of the games are not compatible for mobile play, you will find that a large majority of them are.
Finally, customer support is only available at certain times of the day, so reaching them can be a headache from time to time. Still, in our experience the customer service staff at Joefortune is as kind and helpful as you will find.