Just For The Win “We share your passion for games”
Just for the win or better known by the acronym JFTW, is a small indie game studio who has only released a handful of slot machines, but already taken the online casino sphere by storm!
JFTW opened up their game studio as late as 2016 and has their headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. They quickly emerged on the radar of both, us slot enthusiasts and online casinos, as an up and coming slot supplier to keep an extra eye on.
I remember even before their first online slot release that there was a big buzz among online Casino about the new game studio and the expectations were high – as the team behind are industry veterans from NetEnt and LeoVegas.
Who are the masterminds behind JFTW?
As many other slot suppliers who have risen to stardom of lately, like Quickspin and Yggdrasil for example. The team behind JFTW are Swedes who previously worked with NetEnt.
Johan Persson, the co-founder, and CEO is one of the few who’s not from NetEnt. He was the former CPO and creative director at the renowned mobile casino LeoVegas.
Tiger Holmgren, the CPO of JFTW, have undoubtedly one of the best track records in the industry with not one, but two slot machines who have won the prestigeful EGR award for “Best Game of the year” during his years at NetEnt.
The team behind definitely have the brains and know-how to create epic slot machines!
Is Just For The Win a Microgaming Studio?
Short answer: Yes!
Long answer: No not really. Currently, their games are only available on Microgaming’s platform. But they have their creative studio and team in Sweden, far from Microgaming’s head-quarters on Isle of man. Which means they are an independent gaming studio who happens to work extremely close to one of the industry giants.
The plus side for you and me is that by using Microgaming Platform, Just For the Win do not need to develop expensive software and host servers themselves, instead, they can focus their knowledge and creative minds on creating some truly epic online slot machines.
“A simple way to explain Platform is to see it as the software and servers that make the slot machines run – you can read more about this is in the “How slot machines work guide!”
Another plus with their games being available through Microgaming is that you will find JFTW slot machines at all the online casinos that have slot machines from Microgaming – which means you will find them in any Spanish online casino.
Just For the Win Free Spins?
Does not having their own platform means you can’t play JFTW free without a deposit? Of course not, you can, no need to worry!
Microgaming’s platform has the support for free spins, and this means that all of the of online casinos who offer their games can also offer Free spins on slots from JFTW.
I’ve shortlisted a handful of trusted Indian casinos that regularly hand out no deposit free spins on JFTW below.
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What makes JFTW stand out from the competition?
Well, their slogan says it all: “We share your passion for games.”
I’m sure the feelings are the same for all of us who have tried their online slots:
There is a playfulness mixed with innovation in their slot machines, that makes the passion they put into these slots shine through!
Even though I not necessarily like the volatility, features or graphical theme – their games always have a wholeness to them, there is rarely an ingredient missing.
As a newcomer, I definitely place JFTW in the top of new slot suppliers, their graphic has dramatically improved with their last releases and mechanically (features) and math wise they always surprise with small innovative ways to give the slot machines that extra excitement.
The wholeness in their slot machines, is also what makes them stand out. In my opinion, they are already developing games that beat Play’n Go and Betsofts, both mechanically and graphically.
As they have just started, it makes me eager to see where they will be in a few years!
How’s the gameplay on mobile?
This is always my favourite part when reviewing a slot supplier. How their games look, feel and play on an Android, iPhone or Windows phone is very important in a more mobile-focused world.
I would say it’s here where JFTW could make their most significant improvement.
As you can see in the picture above, the reel area does not fully cover the mobile screen from top to bottom, which I find a necessity on an already small screen. You want to use as much as possible of the screen.
On the plus side however is the navigation. The spin button, bet-size button, auto-spin button are conveniently placed on the right-hand side and are easy to manoeuvre.
The best part with is the slide-out navigation bar where you can go to the casino lobby, turn on or off the sound without needing to leave the game screen. Well done!
I know how I like to play on mobile, do you?
When I play on a smartphone, I do it either in public places or while I’m doing something else.
That’s why while I’m playing I do not want to attract the unwanted attention of the people around me or I want one hand free so that I can multitask.
Hence for me, the Portrait mode/vertical mode is extra important. And yes, JFTW mobile slots does support it, but it is noticeable that in landscape (horizontal) is how they built the game to be played.
The best experiences playing casino slot games from Just For the Win is on a laptop or big screen as that’s how you get the most out of the graphical elements and animations![Insert picture of landscape and portrait mode slot]
Are JFTW slots safe to play
All the slot machines JFTW releases have been tested and certified by eCogra, an internationally approved tested agency. They test to secure that the RTP (Return to player) is the same as provided by the gaming provider. These tests also make sure there is no other way for the slot provider to in any way temper or change the slot machines when you play.
Established, award-winning and trusted casinos like LeoVegas and Royal Panda offer their games is another confirmation that their games are safe to play as they wouldn’t want to risk their reputation with offering slots from unserious actors.
Spanish casinos with JFTW slot machines
When is their next game being released?
As a small studio they cannot release top-notch online slots every month, but as far as I’ve heard, they will have between 6-8 slots released this year. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to get a sneak peek or information about their upcoming releases.
Also worth knowing is that they release a graphically scaled down version of each slot they develop. The reason being for people in remote areas, with less powerful hardware and weaker internet connection, also should be able to play their online slots.
I’m torn with this strategy as I would rather see more game releases with new mechanics than two releases of the same game math but with different graphics.
Play JFTW games for free without deposit
I’m proud to tell you that you can enjoy all the games from Just For The Win game studio right here at G2G. I strongly recommend to try out the games for free first before playing with real money. Knowing the slot and its features before playing with real money improves the experience as you know what to expect from the slot machine.
All their slot machines can be played for free money below: