Joe Fortune Review

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Established 2016
Customer Service Live chat, email, telephone
Bonus: 200% up to $5,000 claim bonus
Rating 9
Not available to residents of United States Players from United States not accepted

Joe Fortune Casino review

Joe Fortune Casino is a new online casino site hoping to connect with AUD real money players using its humorous brand of Aussie bloke personality. The titular Joe Fortune is the sites representative, who is “someone everyone wants to be mates with” according to the casino. For the most part it works, and Joe Fortune's straightforward premise extends to the generous upfront welcome bonuses (“A bloody good bonus for you smart bastards”) and a strong 400-game line-up of pokies, table games, video poker and niche specialties from software giants like Microgaming and NextGen and lesser-known studios like Novomatic. For Australian players seeking a newer virtual gambling destination outside the pack of long-running regulars, Joe Fortune is a recommended choice. Licensed by Curaçao eGaming, authorised and regulated by the Government of Curaçao and owned by Betting Partners (known for great sites like Bovada and Slots.lv catering to our American friends), Joe Fortune provides a safe online environment for AU players who want to enjoy their favourite pokies and table games on computer or mobile.

Banking Options

  • Deposit Methods: Visa, MasterCard, Bitcoin
  • Withdrawal Methods: Visa, MasterCard, Bitcoin
  • Withdrawal Limits: Not Available
  • Accepted Currencies: AUD

Joe Fortune Casino overview

Joe Fortune is an instant-play, no download online casino site with over 400 casino games of all types from well-known gaming software developers like Microgaming, Rival and Realtime Gaming. All of its titles can be accessed via your computer, smartphone (Android, iPhone, Samsung, Windows Phone) or tablet (iPad, Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, Microsoft Surface) using a Web browser – there’s no need to download any special software or apps to play.

Accessing and playing games is easy and snappy with a clean interface – just scroll through the list of games sorted by category and click or tap on your desired game to find out more about its rules through the ‘Learn More’ button. If you’re ready to dive in, opt to play for free in ‘Practice Play’ or for real money in ‘Real Play’ mode.

Joe Fortune sign up welcome offer

Joe Fortune sign-up bonusJoe Fortune Casino’s welcome bonuses for Australians is straightforward and generous – just the way we like it. Upon signing up, we were able to snag a 200% Welcome Bonus up to $1,000 on our first deposit, which is significantly more than any other online casino’s current welcome package. All AU players have to do is use the bonus code ‘JOINJOE200’ while depositing to redeem the offer.

Afterwards, the next eight deposits are eligible for a 100% cash bonus up to $500 with another bonus code ‘JOINJOE100’. Combined altogether with maximum deposit limits for at least six of the eight deposits, and you can essentially score up to $5000 in bonus cash to play and win with.

With such a massive onus comes play-through requirement conditions, which we found reasonable and standard-fare compared to other sites – only wagers made after the redemption of the bonus codes counts towards fulfilling the bonus requirements, with the amounts subject to a 40X playthrough requirement before any winnings can be withdrawn. There’s different playthrough requirements for each game type, but all contribute – pokies have the best percentage contribution at 100%.

Joe Fortune’s Bitcoin bonus

Bitcoin casino depositsJoe Fortune is one of our only recommended casinos that accepts payments using Bitcoin, and there’s even an exclusive bonus offer available for Bitcoin users. Deposit using Bitcoin and you can claim up to a whopping $7,500 in matched deposit bonuses – all you need to do is sign up, make your first real money deposit using Bitcoin and enter the promo codes to claim your reward. During your first Bitcoin deposit, enter ‘JFBITCOIN300’ to get a 300% match up to $1,500, then enter ‘JFBITCOIN150’ on the subsequent eight Bitcoin deposits to get a further 150% match up to $750 on each deposit.

Other bonuses and promos at Joe Fortune

Once you’ve made use of the welcome bonus, there’s also several other regular rewards and promotions on offer:

Mate’s Rates: Refer-a-Friend and get $100 for every one who signs up, deposits at minimum $25 and plays with real money. They also get $10 in free casino chips and are naturally eligible for the welcome bonus.

Ripper Rewards: Joe Fortune Casino’s version of a loyalty program, all members get 10% daily cashbacks on deposits and points awarded when playing any real money game on the site – 1 point for every $1 wagered on the pokies and 1 point for every $4 bet on any other game type. Score enough points (50,000) and you get bumped up to VIP status, where extra bonuses kick in such as a bump up to 15% cashback, birthday bonuses (free games), and faster withdrawals.

Casino games at Joe Fortune

Joe Fortune game lobbyTypes of games available at Joe Fortune include:

Pokies: Over 130 titles from Microgaming, Novomatic, Rival, Realtime Gaming and Spinomenal are listed under Joe Fortune’s “Slots” section. They have a good mix of well-known popular games like Avalon, Game of Thrones and Terminator 2 and a ton of niche games you can’t really find anywhere else, like Major Moolah, Reel Crime 1: Bank Heist, Shoot! and Spy Game.

Speciality: 16 specialty titles including bingo, keno, scratchies and sudoku can be enjoyed if you’re in the mood for some casual, relaxing games not reliant on skill or expert knowledge of the rules.

Table games: 16 table games to try, including all the staples like baccarat, blackjack, roulette and poker, with more niche titles like craps, pai gow poker and rummy also available.

Video poker: 17 Video poker titles from Microgaming, Realtime Gaming and Rival are playable, including Bonus Poker, Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, and Mystery Bonus. We found it great to be able to play certain video poker games from Realtime Gaming as they tend to be a bit harder to find online at reputable casino websites.

The black, white and gold aesthetic makes things look clean and easy-on-the eyes, but there’s no doubt there is room for improvement on the aesthetic factor – but when it comes to functionality, the basic Joe Fortune desktop and mobile site does what it’s intended to do with little-to-no issues.

Joe Fortune deposit options

One thing we noticed while reviewing Joe Fortune is it has far less options for deposits and withdrawals than other online casinos. While it’s a bit of a downer, arguably the two most important methods – MasterCard and Visa credit card deposits – are available, and the third option, to our surprise, is bitcoin. Deposits are instant using credit, meaning your money will appear right away in your casino account once you deposit. Withdrawals can take 48 hours to process and are naturally subject to wagering/playthrough requirements.

Digital cryptocurrency isn’t a common option for casino deposits or withdrawals, so Joe Fortune should definitely be on your radar if you have a good amount of bitcoin stored away and want to spend it. Make sure to create an account with a bitcoin web wallet service to be able to deposit with it, such as CoinJar or Bit Jar Australia – who are recommended by Joe Fortune.

Regulated and licensed by the Curacao eGaming jurisdiction, Joe Fortune properly follows the iGaming industry standards set upon all fair and responsible gambling sites. 128-Bit digital SSL security encryption technology protects your deposits, withdrawals and financial/personal information.

Customer service at Joe Fortune

Joe Fortune have a help FAQ section on-site which answers many common questions, such as how progressive jackpot pokies work, how to verify your account, and how to make a deposit. A live chat option, an email contact form, and customer service hotline (free to call) can be reached at 1800-837-129. In our experience, all options were speedy and representatives were helpful and patient with our queries.