Barcrest Slot Machines – Online Versions

Many UK casino punters will be familiar with the name Barcrest. They have been supplying casino slot machines to piers and amusement arcades in the UK since the year dot pretty much and now they have started to bring some of their more popular slot machines to online casinos.

Barcrest are owned by IGT so the slot machines they release online are developed and released through Wagerworks which is also an IGT UK subsiduary. Consequently this means that online casinos licensing Wagerworks software are the places to find Barcrest slot machines.

The 4 Barcrest slot machines I have seen online so far online are Reel King, Rainbow Riches, Cashino and Elvis Top 20. All four of these are available at Sky Vegas Casino, a relatively recent online casino in the grand scheme of things but one that advertises on UK TV (see a list of TV advertised online casinos) and has developed a good reputation.

The one thing you notice about these particular games – a trait that you also see in Novomatic slot machines – is a similarity in game play, most notably in the feature rounds. Of the aforementioned Barcrest slot machines, only cashino has a free spins bonus but all of those games with the exception of Reel King have at least 3 different types of feature round.

Invariably they are triggered in a similar manner too. One of the features is always triggered by getting bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 for example, while the other features are generally triggered by 3 scatter symbols anywhere in view.

Compared with Novomatic slots like Book Of Ra or the more popular IGT slots like Cleopatra 1 and Cleopatra 2, I find Barcrest fruit machines a little less entertaining, however they are also lower variance (meaning lower risk) so you will get more playtime for your dosh. Horses for courses I guess.

Check out the Barcrest slotmachines at Sky Vegas.