PlayOJO hasn't been around for long, yet since its launch in the UK in 2017 it has won over lots of fans. The huge collection of casino games provides a solid base, while the OJO's Specials area reveals three ways to get more out of your time there. The site also benefits from a bright and feisty design to draw you in.
Pros and Cons
- 3,000+ casino games
- Games from NetEnt, Barcrest, Microgaming, and more
- Spin one of three OJO Wheels for prizes
- You must be a member to try any games
- The OJO A-lister part of the VIP program is via invitation only
Promotions and Bonuses
You'll soon see there are no wagering requirements for this casino – a refreshing change to many others and one of the reasons why players love PlayOJO so much. When you sign up and make your first deposit, you'll receive 50 free spins. These must be played on Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead online slot game.
The small print states your first deposit must be worth a minimum of C$10. Each spin is worth 10p. While the lack of wagering requirements is good to see, you should still read the small print before claiming.
You can sign up by hitting the yellow JOIN NOW button on the home page. You'll need to complete your personal details first as you progress through the three signup steps. It's good to see a link to the live chat facility just to the right of the signup form, so if you get stuck, help is at hand.
The signup process takes just a couple of minutes. Canadian residents are required to validate their membership prior to using the site, even if only to play some demo games. Verification might feel tiresome, but it shows how responsible and trustworthy the casino is as they meet their legal requirements.
Deposits and Withdrawals
The link to the banking page at the bottom of the PlayOJO site gives you all the details you'll need about depositing and withdrawing cash at the casino. One surprise is that there are no minimum withdrawal amounts for any of the methods. The cashier contains further details about any maximums in place.
Choose from the familiar suspects, such as Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, and more. They haven't provided any cryptocurrencies, although bank transfers and debit cards are included in the mix.
The design is superb, featuring a quick menu to the left of the site with all the main links you could want. You can reach the games area from there, which is divided into six main areas. You also get to view the new casino games and there's a link to all the games if you don't want to miss out on anything. Another plus point for PlayOJO is that you can view the exciting game titles prior to deciding whether to join. They're not secretive on that count, which is good to see.
The mobile site has those same six gaming areas on the landing page when you arrive via a tablet or smartphone. Featured, new, and popular games are easy to see too. No app is needed for iOS, Android, or other devices. If you decide to sign up on a smartphone, the process for doing so takes you through one step at a time rather than trying to cram too much into view at the same time. A green bar at the bottom shows your progress. Of course, members can log in using the same username and password they would use on the desktop site.
The small print at the foot of the site reveals this is a Skill on Net casino. However, there are many other big names providing games here, such as Microgaming, Yggdrasil, Bally, NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Barcrest, and NYX.
With major developers such as NetEnt and Microgaming in the mix at PlayOJO, it's no surprise to learn you've got a far-ranging mix of games to try, including 700+ online slot games, 20+ roulette games and 40+ blackjack games.
There are also a few versions of baccarat to discover. If you go through to the card games area, that's where you'll find the video poker options (they're not included in the main menu). It's good to see the jackpot games in their own area, where the total progressive pot is updated live underneath that menu option. Jackpots for popular games including King Cashalot, Mega Moolah, and Cleopatra vary, but they can go well into three figures and even four or five.
All this and you get a live casino too – easily accessed from the top of the games page. There are 66 assorted games to try from NetEnt and Evolution, so variety is certainly the spice of life at PlayOJO Casino. You'll find different varieties of roulette, blackjack and even baccarat here.
It's good to see all the most popular live game variants are included, yet each one comes in several varieties as well.
The OJO's Specials area tells you more about the perks of being a member of this casino. The link to this area is at the left side of the site. It is divided into three areas – OJOPlus, The OJO Wheel and Club OJO.
OJOPlus is like comp points, except you receive cash rather than points each time you bet on a game. It's up to you to decide whether to use it to bet on games or withdraw it. The OJO Wheel is another way to enjoy some rewards. These are promoted as wheels of chance (there are three, with each one getting better than the last).
Finally, Club OJO is a VIP club featuring multiple levels. Once a level is reached, you never lose it. You may get the occasional spin on the OJO Wheel as a bonus, too.
Support and Security
If you need some help using the site, head for the help section in the main menu. You can take a tour of the site first (ideal if you're new). Underneath that, there is a huge section of FAQs, with several questions under each area. There is also a useful legend table which reveals the meaning of all the logos you might see on the site.
Underneath all that, you'll see you can contact the help team via email or (our favourite) live chat. You should log in to use this, available between 6am and midnight.
Finally, at the bottom of the site, you'll see the casino is registered in Malta and operates under a license given by the UK Gambling Commission. They provide a link through to the license, so you can check its current validity.
The bottom of the PlayOJO site has a link to a long page on this topic. This focuses on the need to play responsibly. There is a link through to GamStop, a site you can register with to make it impossible for you to gamble at any online casino licensed in Great Britain. They also provide details of three cooling-off periods you can adopt, along with three temporary suspension time frames for the site. Self-exclusion follows on from these methods. Add in five links through to sites such as Gamblers Anonymous and Gambling Therapy Helpline and you can see the casino is doing all it can to provide information and support.
It's difficult to find any area where the PlayOJO team fails in its responsibilities and roles to provide a great-quality casino for those interested. With hundreds of games, plenty of action, a user-friendly format and a juicy welcome bonus it's easy to get in touch with them too if you have any queries. Small wonder that PlayOJO Casino has won awards during its first two years in action. We suspect they may end up with some more soon as well.