Island Jackpots Review
Island Jackpots actually started life as Shanghai Spins, but during 2017 the owners - Tau Gaming - decided to make changes to the name. We're not quite sure why but fundamentally it's exactly the same site albeit with a different look and name. It's still powered by Dragonfish and offers players access to over 300 slots including progressive jackpot games.
As is standard for most Tau Gaming brands, Island Jackpots is a simply designed site. It's set up to work on mobile, tablet and desktop with no app required to play. The homepage welcomes you with a peaceful tropical island scene. In fact it's so nice it makes you want to seek out a holiday as opposed to choosing a slot to play. Scroll down and you do find quite a lot of the featured slots that are available to play at the site.
Island Jackpots Welcome Offer
If you choose to sign up as a new player to Island Jackpots then you'll be offered 25 spins on Sharknado when you deposit £10 using the code PLAY25. Winnings from the spins will be capped at £2.50 and credited to your real money balance. Up until May 2020 Island Jackpots was a no wagering casino so any wins from bonuses or spins were paid in cash. As of May 2020 it's now applying a x40 wagering term to wins from these spins.
Inside Island Jackpots you'll find plenty of slots to play and most are accessible on mobile or tablet. No app is required! Among the games you can play are Irish Eyes, Starburst, Autumn Gold, Stampede, Birds On A Wire, Cleopatra, Guns N Roses, Aloha Cluster Pays, Davinci Diamonds and Black Widow. You can still play Fluffy Favourites and other Eyecon titles but these are publicised on the homepage!
Island Jackpot Promotions
Progressive jackpots form an important part of Island Jackpots roster. The site offers a jackpot tracker tool that can send you an SMS notification when the progressive is about to pop. We suspect this is just a nice way of staying in touch with you and encouraging you to play. As we know from our own trackpots it's not easy to pinpoint when a jackpot will fall - if it was we'd be winning them!
Don't expect to find too many promotions at Island Jackpots. You will get offers of daily free spins provided you're a qualifying depositor and these spins come with a x40 wagering term. To qualify, players must deposit a minimum of £5 in the last 30 days and wager a minimum of £1 on any of the games. We would like to see a few tournaments or prize offers at the site, but it's not something we anticipate will ever materialise.
Overall, Island Jackpots is a decent Dragonfish powered site to play slots, instant win games and progressive jackpots. We think is has a good selection for players, However the loss of the no wagering terms on bonuses is a disappointment. The biggest issue we have is that it doesn't offer anything above and beyond what you can find at other brands. Most certainly it's offered nothing unique in terms of promotions or games since it launched in November 2017.
Another consideration is that Island Jackpots doesn't have any live casino or casino games. Additionally there's no bingo channel. We like the idea of the Jackpot Tracker but once you've logged into the site there's no mention of it. How do we sign up for example? This could have been a key feature to make Island Jackpots stand out from other brands on the Dragonfish Slots Network. As is we like what's available but when compared to more well known brands it falls short.