For us, Jumpman Gaming are one of the most exciting bingo brands for some time. They’ve added a much needed splash of colour to the industry which, although it is as strong as it’s ever been, could do with having the bar raised.
Jumpman Gaming have done exactly that, and not only in terms of the games that they offer themselves. By forcing some of the biggest networks to up their games, Jumpman have ensured the bar is raised industry wide.
This is a dream scenario for the players, as they get a much improved industry serving them and a higher quality range of games to play.
Games on Offer
If we had one criticism for Jumpman’s network, it is that the sites feel as much tailored towards casino players as they do to bingo players.
This may be seen as a positive for some, and we know lots of you like to play both types of games, but when a site is billed as a bingo site then bingo should take centre stage, and this does not always seem to be the case.
The main game on site is that of the 90-ball format. For this variation you will get a card with three lines of numbers on it. You get a prize for filling each line in the fastest time, and then an overall prize when you clear the full card.
90-ball games, for us at least, are the bread and butter of the bingo industry and these are the games that most people will be familiar with. If you’re new, then Jumpman offer a wide range of ‘newbie’ rooms where the games run a little slower and there are more prompts to let you know what’s going on. More seasoned players will likely find this a little too slow and will prefer the main rooms.
The alternative to the 90-ball game is the 75-ball option. These games come in a range of different shapes and sizes. The format of the game is pretty similar to 90-ball, but you don’t get lines to fill and the majority of games are just played as a single card with a single prize.
The best thing about them is that Jumpman offer a range of different icons that can appear on the card. These might be in the form of animals, numbers, and a wide range of other icons as well, and when they are completed your card will be full.
The Lucky Stars bingo room is one of the most popular on the site and it includes a wide range of players.
Tickets start from just 1p and work upwards to 5p, so whilst it’s not designed for out and out beginners, it’s often where a lot of them tend to congregate to learn the ropes.
The free bingo room can be used by all players, but you won’t get access to all of the games straight away. Some games are set up for players that are new to the site to essentially show them around and act as a guide, and then there are other games that reward existing players for playing a certain amount of games within a specific timeframe and hitting other milestones.
The prizes are small, and the games don’t run all that often, but you are getting something for free here when you do get access, and you can’t grumble too much at that.
They also include a VIP free bingo room as well. This is for players that play a lot or have been customers of the brand for a long time. Prizes are much more lucrative here but again, they don’t run all that often. They are worth putting in your diary though as prizes such as iPads, Bluetooth speakers and even holidays have all been won before.
Pay Day Jackpot
The Pay Day Jackpot takes place on the last day of every month and is one of the biggest games running on the network. The room is only open for a few hours but comes with a jackpot usually worth around £1,000, but it has been even higher than that.
Tickets aren’t cheap, priced at 50p a go, but this makes for a big game. It’s also worth noting that tickets for this one can be pre-bought, which is another reason so many people take part.
Bingo Millions might be one of the most lucrative bingo rooms in the industry, let alone on the Jumpman network.
The room, as the name would suggest, comes with a total prize of £1.5 Million that works as part of a progressive jackpot. As you can imagine, traction across the industry for this is huge and it gets thousands of players on the last day of the month when it opens.
The side games on offer are extensive, with hundreds of games to choose from. Jumpman have been keen to utilise a range of different casino game providers for this purpose, and as a result the catalogue is large indeed.
Some standout games for us include Starburst, 7’s to Burn, Book of the Irish, and Beat Bots. The range of table games is a little on the low side compared with other networks, but all the big hitters such as roulette, blackjack, craps and baccarat are in play, which is more than most bingo fans would ever need.
About Jumpman Gaming
One of the most impressive things about Jumpman, and something that is easy to forget given the strength of their offering, is that they’ve only been established since 2010. Yes, this is over a decade ago now, but in comparison to most of their competition they had a good deal of catching up to do, so kudos to them for getting this far.
Jumpman is actually broken down into two companies; 15 Network and Jumpman Slots. The 15 Network takes care of the bingo side of things, and even though the number 15 is used in the name they have a lot more companies operating on their network.
The slots section of the company only came about in 2016, but they did state that they are keen to implement this into their bingo network as well, meaning you will likely see some independent slots on the bingo network in the not too distant future, games that won’t be available anywhere else.