I must admit to being a fan of the Jackpot Factory Group of casinos, which includes All Slots, All Jackpots, Wild Jack, First Web and the latest 999 Casino which caters for the Chinese market. I am a member of a couple of their casinos, and their service has been excellent and payouts have been fast and efficient. An eye catching animated banner for First Web caught my eye, and as it is one of their casinos I haven't yet tried I ventured over to check them out.
Powered by Microgaming Viper, the software download and registration process was fast and hassle free. Within minutes I had made my first deposit - note that their minimum is $25 unlike most Microgamings where it is $20 and was busy downloading the games. The download itself comes only with Gopher Gold slots so you need to download each one separately, which for the games I wanted - Kathmandu, Halloweenies, the new Wheel of Wealth and a couple of the power pokers took over 8 minutes on a fast cable connection, Kathmandu being the slowest to download. I passed the time by losing nearly all my money on the Gopher slots - having hit absolutely nothing within 10 spins I switched to the newly downloading Kathmandu and luckily hit the free spins on my second go.
First Web offer a $75 bonus on your first $25 deposit. I claimed this through the promotions panel and though it says it can take up to three hours for it to be credited it hit my account in a lightning fast 20 minutes. I lost virtually the whole of this bonus and my subsequent four deposits playing the new Wheel of Wealth game trying desperately to hit the wheel of wealth. When I finally did what a let down, after an eternity of the wheel slowing down and speeding up the wheel finally stopped on 600. Great I though, Ive won 600 dollars only to find out it was actually 60 dollars as the wheel pays out on coins bet.
Im sure however the Jackpot Factory staff will be along soon with some goodies in my account to lessen the blow - one thing the Jackpot Factory are very generous with is free cash and goodies. Once I have licked my wounds I will definately go back to First Web - after all you can't win them all :)