“Jammy Monkey” is what I called my nephew when he beat me at poker. I had wanted to use another word, but I restrained myself.
I mean come on, who bets like that on an inside straight? 21-year-old or not, he should know better.
Jammy Monkey is also the name of an online casino, one that clearly conjured up some painful and traumatic memories for me.
Jammy Monkey is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and owned by Intouch Games, the same operator behind the previously reviewed Bonus Boss, and one that seems to have exploded in popularity over the last couple of years.
It’s a brand on the rise and Jammy Monkey seems to be a jewel in its crown.
This monkey-themed casino is offering all new players a no-deposit bonus of £10. To collect the bonus, simply sign up for an account and use your funds on any of the site’s slot games.
There is a 40x wagering requirement and a maximum withdrawal of £10.
The site claims that you’d “be bananas to miss out” on this offer. But you could also just be apathetic. Let’s be honest, if you’re depositing hundreds of pounds at a time, a simple £10 offer isn’t going to appeal to you.
Fortunately, there is another bonus and it offers a more appealing £300 spread across your first two deposits with the site.
The first deposit is matched up to £200 and the second is capped at £100. The minimum deposit is just £10.
Once you’ve collected your bonus credits, you have 3 days to meet the 40x wagering requirements.
If you invite your friends to Jammy Monkey, you’ll be given a £5 bonus. This is a seriously underused casino bonus and while I always respect its inclusion, I can’t help but feel like the sum should be higher.
Online casinos throw huge sums at their marketing. They compete aggressively for keywords and ad space and often spend hundreds of pounds acquiring a single new player (which is acceptable for them, as that player could go on to spend much more over their account lifetime). If an existing member refers someone new, they bypass all of that advertising and the casino acquires a new player with minimum effort and no cost.
Surely that’s worth more than £5 in bonus credits?
I’m nit-picking though, as many casinos don’t even offer this promotion.
Jammy Monkey also has a Game of the Month bonus, whereby all players are given Free Spins on a select slot machine, and it has a Jammy Rewards program, which functions like a Loyalty Scheme.
Slots and Bingo Rooms
My first introduction to Jammy Monkey was via the no-deposit bonus. On the deposit screen, it states that the bonus can be used on “more than 30 games”. In the terms and conditions, it clarifies that it can be used on “any game”.
I assumed that this was a minor contradiction. An error. But then I saw the games room and realised that both of those things can be correct.
There are only 30 games or so available at Jammy Monkey. It’s a casino that seemingly tries to do everything itself and doesn’t rely on the usual white label method of just hoarding games from developers like Playtech and Microgaming.
It’s commendable, and it’s something I like to see, but 30? It feels a little on the small side.
I would have preferred them to work with a few big developers while also building their own games. That way, players can enjoy classic video slots while getting accustomed to Intouch Games’ creations. When they hit 100 games, they could go solo.
As it stands, the Jammy Monkey games room just looks bare.
They release a new game every month and have a huge jackpot attached to most of their titles. But if you’re the type of player who enjoys playing the classics and likes to see what new games there are from NetEnt, Betsoft, Pragmatic Play, Yggdrasil, and Co. you’re going to be disappointed with the selection.
All of the games are slots, as well. There are no table games, no scratch cards, no video poker, and definitely no Live Casino. It feels like you’re browsing the “new games” section of your favourite online casino and while that’s good to begin with, you’ll eventually reach a point where you’ve played them all and have tired of them.
Depositing and Withdrawing
As with its gaming selection, Jammy Monkey keeps things very simple on the payment side of things. But all of the main bases are covered, so that’s okay.
It accepts Visa, MasterCard, Pay By Phone, PaysafeCard, and PayPal. Payments are a little on the slow side, with a pending time that can extend to 72 hours, but most seem to be processed after around 24 hours, and that’s perfectly acceptable.
Jammy Monkey Review Summary
There are clearly a lot of positives to Jammy Monkey, including the no deposit bonus and alternative Welcome Bonus. The site is also clean and easy to navigate. But the games are going to be a big stumbling block for many players.
I like what Intouch are doing here, I really do. I am forever complaining about the lack of originality in the online gambling space and so I would be a hypocrite if I criticised them too much. I also want to encourage sites to be different and to create their own games, as the industry is just becoming a homogenous blur.
If those 30 games were from developers we know and love, this would be a 2/5 review at best. But because they are unique and good, and because Jammy Monkey has a lot of other things going for it, the score gets bumped up to a 4/5.
- No Deposit Bonus
- Matched Deposit Bonus
- VIP Offers
- Unique Games
- Tries to be Different
- Only Slots
- Very Small Games Room
At a Glance
- License: UK Gambling Commission
- Operator: Intouch Games
- Games: Slots
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Jammy Monkey FAQ
Can I Use PayPal?
Yes, Jammy Monkey accepts PayPal and it can be used for both deposits and withdrawals.
How Long Do Withdrawals Take?
It should take between 24 and 72 hours for the site to process your payment, but it will depend on the method used. To speed things up, make sure you are verified and stick with PayPal if you can.
Who Creates the Casino’s Games?
All of the games hosted by Jammy Monkey seem to be made in-house by Intouch Games, the casino’s owner.
Is Jammy Monkey Licensed?
Yes, the site holds a license from the UK Gambling Commission, allowing it to operate legally throughout the UK.