First of all, for those unaware, we do have to begin this Funzpoints review by reminding you that it is not a gambling site. Instead, Funzpoints is a social casino that works with a Sweepstakes casino, hence why it is accessible to users across the US. This means that you can play for free in all states, and with purchases for the chance to win cash prizes in 48/50 states, with Idaho and Washington being the exemptions.
The good news is that social casinos can also offer welcome bonuses as well, only they work a little bit differently. Social casino bonuses come in the form of virtual currency that you can use to play the games - meaning that there is no cash value in their offers. However, most social casinos have two different types of virtual currencies - one for free play and one for the chance to win cash prizes. Funzpoints is no different, and you can get both types of currency as part of your welcome offers.
When you first register your Funzpoints account, you will get free standard funzpoints to play with right away. You can then get more free funzpoints every three hours by spinning the wheel. Standard funzpoints can only be used for free play, meaning that some games will be locked and you will see ads when playing. We’ll cover this in more detail later on in this Funzpoints review.
Similar to what some of you may have read about in our Pulsz review, the second virtual currency at Funzpoints casino is known as premier funzpoints. These can be used to play in premier mode for the chance to win cash prizes. You can get a free premier funzpoints bonus when you make your first purchase of standard funzpoints. There are plenty of other ways that you can get your hands on both standard and premier funzpoints. You can find details of these in the “Rewards and loyalty program” section of this Funzpoints review.
In terms of first impressions, the “fun” element of Funzpoints is very much evident in the cartoonish theme, that’s awash with animals and casino memorabilia. Don’t worry though, as the animated theme doesn’t appear too juvenile at all. In terms of functionality and navigation, we found the site very easy to operate. Given the free-to-play service that they offer, a good social casino should always be accessible for new players. As was the case in our Hollywood Casino review, we found that Funzpoints is a good social casino site for new and experienced players alike.
Standard vs premium mode
In this part of our Funzpoints review, we should also highlight the differences between playing in standard and premium modes. As mentioned previously, standard mode is the free-to-play mode, and you will never have the chance to win any cash prizes here. Access to certain games is therefore restricted, boosters are locked and you will receive a few pop-up adverts while playing, which can get a little bit irritating. You can unlock the games and boosters, and get rid of the ads, for 30 days by making a standard funpointz purchase
In premier mode, all of the games and boosters are unlocked as standard, and there are no adverts. When playing in premier mode, you have the chance to win cash prizes and enter the jackpot draw. However, there is no way to purchase premier coins, strictly speaking. This means that they are rarer and your time spent in premier mode might be limited to an extent. As we said in the previous section of this Funzpoints review, the easiest way to get a premium funzpoints bonus is to make a purchase of standard funzpoints.
The Funzpoints website has been excellently optimized for mobile use. Cellphone and tablet users can therefore expect the same quality of casino-style gameplay as desktop and laptop players. However, there isn’t a dedicated Funzpoints app available for download at the moment, nor is there a Funzspoints esports platform. You can take a look at our Prophet Exchange review for the closest sporting equivalent to a social casino.
You can purchase standard funzpoints in multiple packages of different sizes using your bank account directly. You have the choice between using Visa or Mastercard credit and debit cards, as well as making an online bank transfer. We should once again remind you in this section of our Funzpoints review that players in Washington and Idaho cannot make purchases or win cash prizes. There are no deposits made at social casinos like Funzpoints, only purchases, therefore you will never have any real money balance here at any point.
Not being able to make deposits also means that you cannot make any withdrawals at a social casino either. However, with premier funzpoints, you can play for the chance to win cash prizes. When you choose to redeem a cash prize using your premium funzpoints, it will be paid to you into the same bank account that you used to make your standard funzpoints purchases. In some cases, you may be able to use a different account, but that is at the discretion of Funzpoints casino. At Funzpoints, bank payments should be processed and in your account on the same day, while ACH payments may take between one and three days. This is much faster than the majority of other social casinos, where 7-10 days is the norm.
Purchases and cash prize limits
The minimum purchase that you can make at Funzpoints is $20, while the maximum amount of premium funzpoints that can be redeemed is 200,000. The maximum daily cash prize redemption at social casinos is limited to $10,000 in most states, however, this may be smaller in others. For example, in Florida and New York, the limit is $5,000.
If you encounter any issues or hit any stumbling blocks when playing at the Funzpoints casino, the customer support team is available. You can reach them via the toll-free phone number or via the support email address, both of which can be found easily on the website.
The downside to this section of our Funzpoints review is that there is no form of live chat and a 24/7 service isn’t really available. While you can technically send an email to them at any time of the day or night, emails sent during unsociable hours will typically be responded to the next morning.
Although a live chat service is still missing, we weren’t disappointed at all, as the standard of customer service that we received was excellent and responsive. This has also been reflected in the Fuznpoints reviews that have been left on various platforms by existing players on the site.
This is the section of our Funzpoints review where it is essential to highlight the differences between social casinos and gambling sites. Funzpoints is a social casino, meaning that it is judged by US federal and state laws as a sweepstakes prize giver, rather than a gambling site. As long as the site gives you free Sweepstakes Coins, without providing you any possibility to purchase them, then it stays on the right side of the law.
Funzpoints is compliant with this, as you can only purchase standard funzpoints, with the premium funzpoints technically coming as a bonus. US federal law also requires sweepstakes operators to give you free coins via postal request. Once again, funzpoints offers this service - which we’ll cover below.
In what states is Funzpoints legal?
As we have covered at various points throughout this Funzpoints review, Funzpoints is legally available in some capacity in all 50 US states. However, players in Washington and Idaho cannot make purchases nor win cash prizes, therefore basic standard mode is all that’s available in those two states.
Players aged 18 or older in all of the remaining 48 states can play at Funzpoints in premium mode for the chance to win cash prizes. However, the rules regarding how much you can win and be paid in prizes may differ between states. It’s also worth pointing out that your sweepstakes cash prizes will also have to be declared to the IRS in your tax return if they pass a certain threshold.
Is Funzpoints safe?
There isn't, strictly speaking, a tiered VIP system that you might find at some real money casinos and even at other social casinos. Technically speaking, premium mode is the equivalent of a VIP program, as this is where you can potentially win cash prizes.
As we told you back at the start of this Funzpoints review, the easiest way to get a free premium funzpoints bonus is by purchasing a standard funzpoints package. As well as getting a bonus with your first purchase, you can also get a free premium funzpoints bonus with every purchase thereafter. However, there are also a couple of other ways to get more free premium funzpoints. Let’s take a look at these below:
Sweepstakes requests by mail
As we told you when covering the legal questions in this Funzpoints review, US federal law obliges social casinos to allow players to request free Sweepstakes by mail. You can do this at Funzpoints by sending a written request in a stamped envelope to their physical address in Canada. With each written request, you can get 100 standard funpointz and 500 free premium funzpoints.
When playing games in both standard and premium modes, you will have the chance to win tickets. Each ticket that you win gives you one entry into the jackpot draw that is running at that particular time. Funzpoints runs multiple different jackpot draws, all with different timeframes.