Kerching Casino Goes Kerplunk
All details below were correct when published on 22nd November 2021. 18+. UK Only. Wagering terms and conditions apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Another week and another adieu to casino brands you’ve probably not heard of nor care about. The latest to drop into online gambling’s now extensive waste basket are Kerching and Jackpot Jones. Both are owned by Activewin Media who are part of the Betfred group. The brands ran on the Nektan platform which was sold to and renamed Grace Media following Nektan’s administration. Despite all the rebranding both brands have now been closed and are both sporting advice to visitors to redirect themselves to Hot Streak Slots – also on the old Nektan setup.
What To Do If You Have Money In Kerching
If you currently have an account with Kerching or Jackpot Jones then you’re advised to login and withdraw or play your funds before the account is closed. Should any funds remain in your account after it is closed, you have six months in which to contact Customer Support at Grace Media to arrange for their return. However given that when you visit Kerching you can’t login or find a login page then it does seem that the best thing to do is contact support and get your money back. Jackpot Jones on the other hand does still offer a login option and presumably from there you can either play or reclaim funds.
Why Are They Closing
Despite being an online entity since 2007 it’s safe to say that Kerching hasn’t exactly been kerchingging in recent times. Looking at traffic stats neither it nor Jackpot Jones seem to have much traction or attraction. As we know first hand with our own Slots Gold it’s sometimes easier to walk away from a brand rather than throw money at advertising or desperately hope that the continual slide will arrest itself. In short we suspect that both brands had run their course. But could there be more to it? Well Trustpilot reviews of Kerching aren’t exactly glowing and it has 43% bad reviews. Could it be that wiping the slate clean and starting again is the best way to move forward here? Or could it be that affiliates have been earning from legacy players and a closure/redirect puts an end to that?
Hot Streak Slots
And there’s strong evidence for the latter two theories as the one thing does surprise us about the closure of Kerching and Jackpot Jones is that the owners are redirecting users to Hot Streak Slots – another Grace Media brand – which has as much attraction name wise as Kerching and Jackpot Jones. Judging by traffic stats it appears to be a relatively new addition as it has zero traction although some review sites have had it listed since March 2021. If both sites had no visitors/players then it’d make sense to close them down and put an end to it all and perhaps redirect them to the more established – and much better alternative of Betfred Casino. The one thing we wouldn’t expect them to do is offer players the same slots and platform but under a new umbrella. Especially an umbrella which based on our experience, despite having a good selection of slots, just doesn’t seem attractive to players.