Gamesys Ltd was founded in 2001 and opened their gaming site Jackpotjoy the following year. Today, the Gamesys Group is the owner of Gamesys Ltd and several other companies, and provides technology services for the online gambling business.

Gamesys Ltd develop proprietary multi-platform gaming software and solutions for marketing, account management, system security, banking, and more. They also offer hosting, maintenance and technical support. Their focus is on bingo, casino and instant win games.

In the 2002-2012 period, Gamesys published over 250 white label versions of Jackpotjoy for partners such as Orange, Ryanair, Tiscali and Lycos. Among Gamesys high-profile clients we find names such as The Sun, Heart FM radio and Harrah’s Entertainment (owner of Caesars Palace).

In August 2012, Jackpotjoy’s app Bingo & Slots Friendzy started offering Gamesys games with real cash prizes for Facebook users aged 18 and over in the United Kingdom. For the first time ever, Facebook users could play cash games and win real money with their friends on Facebook.

Gamesys use a minimum of 265-bit encryption provided by Thawte Security to safeguard personal account information and transaction data.

Companies owned by the Gamesys Group:

-Gamesys Limited (focused on software development and technical support)

- Profitable Play Limited (runs Jackpotjoy)

- Entertaining Play Limited (runds Sun Bingo, Caesars Casino, Caesars Bingo, and Heart Games)

- Leisure Spin Limited (runs Gamesys non-UK international sites Botemania and Jackpotjoy Sweden)

- Mice and Dice (handles marketing and non-technical support services)

Basic facts about Gamesys

Owner: Gamesys Group
Certified by:
Gambling license:
Downloadable casino:
Browser casino: Yes
Live casino: No
Mobile casino: Yes

Games & Software

Gamesys’ game portfolio chiefly contains classic slots, video slots, table games, video poker, and other games such as Bejeweled Hypercash™ and Play Your Cards Right™. They have launched several games inspired by TV game shows, such as The Price Is Right, Deal or No Deal, Strike It Lucky, and The X Factor: Steps to Stardom. For it’s 40th anniversary, British tabloid The Sun commissioned Gamesys to develop the slot Winning Headlines! for Sun Bingo.

Gamesys’ selection of video poker game is really nice and does, if all hand variants are counted, comprise 50 different varieties.

A majority of Gamesys’ games are developed in house, but Gamesys do partner up with other developers now and then, including Endemol Games, Genesis Gaming and Electrade.

Gamesys software was designed to work well with other casino platforms, and it is therefore common to find Gamesys games next to games from other providers.

As mentioned above, Jackpotjoy offers Gamesys games with real cash prizes for adult Facebook users in the UK. The app, named Bingo & Slots Friendz, contains a series of slots games and 90 ball bingo, and have features such as community progressive jackpots, bonus games where you can win free bingo tickets, and invite a friend rewards that result in larger payouts when invited friends play in the same game. Pages and news feed activity for Bingo & Slots Friendz are not visible to underage users and users located outside the United Kingdom.

Downloaded casino or browser play?

Gamesys was one of the first casino software developers that started making games that could be played directly in the player’s browser instead of being stored in a downloadable casino client. Today, all Gamesys games are available for browser play. Flash and Java is extensively utilized, and Gamsys also create games using HTML5 to make it possible for their games to run on as many platforms and devices as possibly.

Live casino

Gamesys does not have a live casino.

Mobile casino

Gamesys have a mobile casino and you can find it at Jackpotjoy. Chose between playing for play money, for prize points or for real money. Examples of available games are Blackjack, Roulette Splendide, Deal or No Deal, Diamond Bonanza, Treasure Island, and Full House Bingo.

Gamesys Jackpots

Gamesys have a small selection of games with progressive jackpots, including a Jacks or Better video poker progressive jackpot.

At the time of writing, the Bullion Bonanza slot progressive jackpot payed out £15,268 just a few days ago but is already up at £4,202 again. The Diamond Bonanza stands at £5,504 and the Tycoons Treasure at £4,499. These are all examples of Gamesys jackpots that pay out quite frequently, so while they don’t reach any enormous sizes you do have a comparatively large shot at actually triggering one of them.

The largest progressive Gamesys payout so far came from the Deal or No Deal 20p slot machine and was an impressive £1,963,054. This machine doesn’t pay out very often, and since the 20p level is so popular among the Deal or No Deal players the jackpot tends to grow really big. It has an average payout of just under £700,000.

List of Gamesys games with progressive jackpots:

Deal or No Deal
Tiki Temple
Diamond Bonanza Progressive
Bullion Bonanza Progressive
Tycoons Treasure Progressive
Wonderland Wonderland Progressive
Jacks or Better Progressive
Caribbean Stud Poker

Gamesys Games

Examples of slots from Gamesys
A Girl’s Best Friend
American Dream
Ballroom Stars
Barnyard Bonanza
Bejeweled 2
Bullion Bonanza Progressive
Chuzzle Slots
Deal or No Deal™
Diamond Bonanza Progressive
Double Bubble
Family Fortunes
Fortuna the Dragon
Fortune Temple
Fun of the Fair
Girls Best Friend
Golden Balls™
Guilty Pleasures
High Five
In it for the Monet!
Jalapeno Racers
Jungle Jump
Mystic Meg
Nuts and Bolts
Pirate’s Plunder
Queen of Egypt
Red or Black™ Slots
Spinning for Gold
The X Factor: Steps to Stardom
Tiki Island
Tiki Temple
Tycoons Treasure Progressive
Winning Streak
Wonderland Wonderland Progressive
Yeah Baby!
Zuma Slots
Examples of table games from Gamesys
Multi-Hand Blackjack
Blackjack +3
Vegas Downtown Blackjack
Atlantic City Blackjack
Single Deck Blackjack
Vegas Strip Blackjack
Roulette Splendide
Caribbean Stud Poker
Pai Gow Poker

Examples of video poker games from Gamesys
Jacks or Better
Jacks or Better Multi-Hand
Jacks or Better Progressive
Aces and Faces
Deuces and Joker
Deuces Wild
Joker Poker Kings or Better
Tens or Better

Examples of other games from Gamesys
Bejeweled Hypercash™
Play Your Cards Right™

Examples of mobile casino games from Gamesys
Roulette Splendide
Deal or No Deal
Diamond Bonanza
Treasure Island
Full House Bingo