The Jumpman Slots Network was launched back in 2016 by Jumpman Gaming. Over the years, this organisation had established its name in the online bingo market with their ’15 Network’ product.
The 15 Network became home to dozens of bingo brands, some better known that others, such as Rocket Bingo, Tidy Bingo and Lucky Rainbow Bingo - to name three of the most prominent.
In 2016, most likely sensing that the majority of profits were coming from the slot games, Jumpman Gaming launched ‘JMS’, the Jumpman Slots Network. The new platform would be slot games focused and used an entirely different system to that used by the 15 Network.
Initially JMS launched with Dove Slots, a proprietary brand to Jumpman Gaming and second came Slot Shack, a brand owned by Meteor Marketing Ltd (us).
Within a couple of years the numbers of brands on the network exploded and at the time of writing (02/20) there are 146 hosted on the platform. Out of these, the lions share are white labels, whilst a significant minority are run by Jumpman Gaming themselves.
In case you’re wondering, a white label, in this context is a brand that offers games (principally slot games), that are operated (software, customer support, licensing) by Jumpman Gaming, but owned, by a third party organisation.
After some time, Jumpman moved all the 15 Network brands over to the Jumpman Slots software, a move that saw the brands become much more mobile friendly and much more casino game focussed. The 15 Network does however remain to this date and 15 Network sites can be recognised by the ’15 Network’ logo they display in their footer and the offering of the‘Mega Wheel’, instead of the Mega Reel (Jumpman Slots), in their welcome package.
In terms of games, Jumpman is not a developer and as such, all of the games available through their sites are third party. This is the case with most modern casino brands and as such, you’ll likely find brands you’ve played at other sites. It has to be said that Jumpman must have some good skills at the negotiating table because they seem to have forged relationships with most of the major slot game developers in the market.
Despite not offering proprietary games, Jumpman Slots still manages to stand out from the crowd in a number of ways. One such example is by way of introducing spinning wheels (15 Network) and reels (Jumpman Slots sites) to their platforms. These random, spin based systems are used to decide the prize a player wins, in the first instance, as part of their welcome package. Although the prizes differ between the two networks, in both cases a £10 (or greater) initial deposit will be required to try your luck and determine your welcome offer.
We believe that the first use of the spinning wheel as a means of determining a welcome offer on a bingo site, took place on Zingo Bingo (the first ever 15 Network site launched). However, nowadays wheels and reels of various sorts can be found at many different brands of gaming site. Imitation, as they say, is the most sincere form of flattery!
Further to the spinning wheel, Jumpman have also reinvented the wheel when it comes to loyalty rewards. All sites on both the 15 Network and Jumpman Slots (JMS) make use of a trophy based scheme where players earn trophies for completing various actions on site. Trophies entitle players to various benefits such as additional spins of the mega wheel, or reel, as the case may be.