Slots of Fun with Santa

Sleighing the Competition on Christmas-Themed Slot Machines

They call him Jersey Joe and his take on Christmas is different than most. With less than a week until Santa Claus comes down the chimney with his bag full of goodies, and while most of us are franticly scouring the mall for some last minute gifts or the grocery store for ingredients for that perfect holiday, he likes to celebrate in his own unique way. The American spends his holidays playing Christmas-themed slot machines and live streaming it to the world.

“The Christmas music on most of these games will definitely get you in the holiday spirit,” he said.

Joe Stapleton, a 41 year old New Jersey resident, is a television producer by career and a gambler by heart. He is no stranger to the casino pit and has been placing bets and testing his luck for nearly half his life. His games of choice are video poker and online slots. He prefers to play from the comforts of his own living room, something he couldn’t do until 2013 when his home state legalized online casinos.

That was a great day, a game changer. I live two hours from Atlantic City and online gambling brings the casino action to me without having to travel down the Garden State Parkway. Being able to find my favourite games from live casinos and play them at home is key. I can log on, play for just a few minutes and then log off. Plus, online casinos offer greater choice and games that I can’t find on a casino floor.

With the luxury of being able to play from home, Jersey Joe has successfully managed to merge his profession with his pastime to create a slick looking Youtube channel that produces four high quality shows each week.

Passion and Profession on YouTube

Caption This & Spin to Win airs on Wednesdays. It’s a game show where Jersey Joe posts pictures and his viewers provide the comedy. The person with the best caption gets to spin the wheel for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. His variety show Kicking Back with Jersey Joe is is slated on Thursdays and then on Fridays it’s his talk show The Brew, which is recorded live, where he invites friends and viewers to engage in bar talk type conversation.

I’m having a lot of fun with YouTube and I want my viewers to experience that as well, that’s why I do 4 shows every week. I’ve been able to use my vast television knowledge to produce broadcast quality episodes that could air on TV. If I can provide an opportunity for my viewers to kick back, relax and have some fun for a few short minutes, to escape their troubles and see the good things in life, then I’ve accomplished my goal.

According to the majority of comments on his Youtube channel, Jersey Joe is not only meeting his goals he’s surpassing them. Perhaps his best show, Online Gambling with Jersey Joe, which boasts ‘live, legal, online casino action,’ airs on Saturdays and he opened his most recent broadcast by saying, “Tis the season to be merry and hopefully you’ll be merry and a winner.” That positivity paid off. He hit big on several bonus spins on a holiday-themed slot machine called Jingle Spin.

There are quite a few Christmas slots machines out there to choose from, including Secret Santa by Microgaming, Ghosts of Christmas Slot by Playtech, which also offers Fruit Shot Christmas Edition, and Flowers Christmas by NetEnt. Play n’ Go’s Merry Xmas is another game slots fans will enjoy. These festive machines all have a few things in common; five-wheel grid layouts, free bonus spin games, Christmas-related symbols and bonuses and higher-than-average payouts.

Advice for Beginners

Most of the Christmas slots are uniquely themed, except for Fruit Shop, which is a holiday spinoff of their classic version. Most online casinos will feature and profile their Christmas slots in their daily email blasts. Jersey Joe can’t stress enough how important it is to watch for double point offers & free play deals.  “Don’t delete those emails,” he warns.

His Youtube channel is quickly approaching 1,000 subscribers and he has 3,000 followers on twitter @JerseyJoe50.  On the live stream, he starts every session with a $25 buy and simply tries to double it up. He’s cashed out for as much as $4,000 before and has scored a number of progressive jackpots ranging from a few hundred bucks to a $1,000.

The goal is always the same, just to have fun and hit a good bonus. Obviously a jackpot is the big thrill but if Santa puts a bad beat on you just remember it’s only a game.

Jersey Joe has been broadcasting themed shows for years now and has no plans on being the Grinch that stole Christmas. He will continue making excellent gambling content, He likes the yuletide symbols and is a fan of the Christmas bells too, especially when they’re ringing out loudly for a winner. In Youtube, he’s found a community where he can share his views and real-time experiences while having a blast playing games like video poker, blackjack, roulette and slots.

If you need a boost in holiday spirt be sure to check out Joe Stapleton’s Youtube channel, JerseyJoe50, where you can watch and learn and gain valuable experience on the ins and outs of online gambling before even making a bet. Another tip you’ll get? You can play these Christmas-related slot machines online year round.

Santa in the summer, baby!

Derrick Oliver

Derrick Oliver

Derrick Oliver Dewan is the founder of High Roller Radio and has interviewed a number of the world's top poker players and gamblers. A former radio and television broadcaster, Derrick was brand manager for Poker Pro Canada magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including the Toronto Star & Windsor Life.


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