Looking back at Blackjack Ballroom Casino's first big jackpot winner

An online casino property that loads fast and still looks good is one worth visiting. With that in mind, this review covers one such site.

Blackjack Ballroom is an online gambling site that is as simple and straightforward as they get. There is no pretense here. This European site makes no apologies for being a place to play slots, video poker, and more.

The first thing to note is that Blackjack Ballroom is a member of the Interactive Gaming Council, which means their games are reviewed and certified by independent auditors. The casino is certified fair by eCOGRA and it is UK Gambling Commission licensed.

Moving on, there are a couple of things that make Blackjack Ballroom different. To start with, you need to download and install the high-definition casino software onto your Windows-powered computer. After downloading you simply register from the software. Once registration is complete you can start playing as soon as you make your deposit. There is also a mobile casino, which you can read about below. The mobile casino does not require any downloading as the games play in the mobile browser, tap here if reading this on mobile.

Site navigation

As always, we start with site navigation. When you first bring up the Blackjack Ballroom site, you are greeted with a very nice landing page. The page has been tastefully designed without a lot of clutter to get in the way. It also appears to be responsive, so players shouldn't have trouble viewing the site with a smartphone or tablet either.

Across the very top of the site is the main menu. Just underneath is a banner ad which, at the time of this writing, displayed a graphic advertising the casino's welcome bonus. Just below that are two links: one for launching play and the other for downloading the software. Those links remain persistent as you move around the website.

Underneath the banner is another section briefly describing the welcome bonus along with brief instructions for registering and making a deposit. Following that is another section with a few advertising blurbs. At the bottom of the page is a footer that includes additional links to the casino's privacy policy, FAQ section, terms and conditions, and more.

Main menu

Most of what you'll need to navigate is found in the main menu. There are six links, as follows:

  • Home - This link returns you to the site's homepage
  • Sign up Bonus - Learn more about Blackjack Ballroom's welcome bonus here
  • Casino Games - Here is where you will find links to the various game categories
  • Winners List - Follow this link to see the biggest and latest winners
  • Contact Us - Want to get in touch with them? Click this link
  • Play Now - A link to site registration.

The main menu is quite effective in its simplicity. There are no sub-menus involved, so you will not get lost trying to navigate. A single click will get you to most of the major areas on the site. As for the links found in the footer, these are links to the administrative sections of the website. They are:

  • About Us
  • FAQ
  • Privacy Policy
  • Responsible Gambling
  • Fair Play
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Casino Affiliate Program.

The way this site has been laid out makes navigation extremely easy. If there is one downside, it is the fact that information is limited. Blackjack Ballroom designers could have done a better job informing potential players about how the site works, what operating system the software works on, etc.

Blackjack Ballroom games

Blackjack Ballroom offers four categories of games: slot games, blackjack, roulette, and video poker. You are probably familiar with all these categories as an experienced online casino player. But for those who might be new to online gambling, let us look at each category in more detail.

The slots category consists of all the casino's video slot games. With more than 550 titles to choose from, there is no shortage of great slots here. For example, you can play Mega Moolah. Blackjack Ballroom slot games include classic titles as well as the most modern slots with bonus play, free spins, and more.

Blackjack is the next category at Blackjack Ballroom. This is where you will find a variety of different blackjack games with their own unique rules. Play Atlantic City Blackjack, classic blackjack, European blackjack, Vegas Strip Gold Series Blackjack, and others. All the games in this category have been designed to offer a seamless blackjack experience with state-of-the-art graphics that are sharp as we've ever seen.

Blackjack Ballroom's roulette category includes numerous games that follow European, French, and American rules. All their roulette options offer traditional inside and outside bets clearly displayed on a betting table just in front of the roulette wheel.

Video poker is the fourth and final game category. Here's where you'll find all your favorite poker titles presented in a video-arcade format. Play All Aces, Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, and more. The great thing about Blackjack Ballroom video poker selections is that you can play with very low betting requirements. Play for as little as 0.25 per hand.

One last thing to note about the games here is that Blackjack Ballroom offers progressive jackpots on many of their titles. For example, Mega Moolah is a progressive jackpot slot. Others include Poker Ride and Jackpot Deuces, and many more.

Bonuses and promotions

One area where Blackjack Ballroom doesn't do as well as other online casinos is that of bonuses and promotions. They currently have only a single welcome bonus for new players. It is a progressive bonus paid out over three deposits. On your first deposit, you will receive a 100% matching bonus up to £150 (also available in dollars and euros). Your second deposit is a 50% match up to £200 while your third deposit nets a 25% match of up to £150.

Add them all up and you will discover that the total welcome bonus is worth up to £500. That is certainly generous, don't misunderstand, but there are other online casinos with more valuable welcome bonuses. Most online casino properties also offer multiple promotions simultaneously. To see only one at Blackjack Ballroom is a bit surprising.

Blackjack Ballroom does offer a VIP loyalty program, so that's good. It is a 6-level program that rewards VIP players with points that can be redeemed for chips. VIP players are also rewarded with special promotions from time to time. The best part is that you do not have to sign up for it. Just start playing for real money and you'll start earning VIP points. The more points you earn, the higher your VIP level.

Banking options

There are numerous banking options for deposits at Blackjack Ballroom. They start with major credit cards. Blackjack Ballroom accepts both Visa and MasterCard, but there are going to be fees and charges involved. Those fees and charges are assessed by the bank and credit card processor.

Here are some other options:

To make a deposit, you first have to register and login to the casino via the software. Then click the 'Bank' button. This will open the Blackjack Ballroom ATM where you can choose your preferred banking method. Then just follow the on-screen instructions to make your deposit.

Use the same ATM to make withdrawals as well. Blackjack Ballroom's site says they offer numerous options for withdrawals, but they do not list what those options are. We know one of them is a DBT/WIRE transfer because their site lists it as having a £300 limit. All other options have a £50 limit.

Mobile play

Blackjack Ballroom mobile works directly from your mobile browser. There is no app, simply tap on this link to register and start playing. Mega Moolah on mobile is available as are the entire Microgaming mobile portfolio of games.

Big winners at Blackjack Ballroom

There are a lot of winners every day at Blackjack Ballroom but none as famous the Klaus who won $5.5 million on Mega Moolah. The player from Finland had received in mail an installation CD from Blackjack Ballroom. After installing the casino he began playing the Mega Moolah at 0.50 cents per spin. Soon the jackpot bonus game was triggered and after spinning the jackpot wheel, it landed on the Mega Jackpot slot.

Klaus said "when I saw 5,556,753 flash on my screen I though it was a U.S. phone number. It couldn't be a jackpot, I must be mistaken! So I just got up from my table, went outside to clear my head, and then came back in again for another look and noticed five and half million dollars sitting in my casino account!" Soon after Klaus was flown to Sydney, Australia, to pick up the winners cheque and the rest is Mega Moolah history.

Klaus' win was only the second but a sizeable win on Mega Moolah. It was Klaus' win that made online gamblers take notice of Mega Moolah, and that was ten years ago! Continue reading more about the Mega Moolah winners.

In summary

A first look at Blackjack Ballroom gave us a lot of hope that this was an online casino worth playing. But discovering that you can only play by downloading and installing the casino's software turned out to be very disappointing. In this day and age, downloadable software is just unnecessary.

If you can get past the software thing, Blackjack Ballroom certainly has a good selection of games to choose from. It has all your favorites including slots and table games. Best of all, the casino's designers have done an excellent job of creating something that is fast, easy to navigate, and unencumbered by a lot of unnecessary bloat.

Pros:

  • Good selection of games.
  • Progressive jackpots.
  • 24/7 online support.
  • Independent auditing of games.
  • Multiple deposit options.
  • £500 welcome bonus.

Cons:

  • Windows software needed to play.
  • Limited no information or game demos on their website.

Why not give Blackjack Ballroom a try today?

Byline: This article was published by Mega Moolah expert Henry. Media and other enquiries.

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