Free Spins Slots

For those unfamiliar with the concept of free spins slots, this refers to slt games where a bonus round can be triggered awarding any number of free spins. These have become increasinly popular with slots players for the main reason that the potential win during a free spin bonus is, if not unlimited, certainly unknown and potentially huge. The slots vary in terms of how the bonus round is triggered, but usually it is by getting 3 or more scatter symbols in view. The bonus can award anything from 5 to 150 free spins depending on the slot, and more often than not each win is multiplied by a factor between 2 and 10x. Very entertaining and once you’ve found one that works for you, there’s no going back to the old “pick ’em” style bonus round.

Iron Man 2 Slot Machine (Playtech Marvel Slots)

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Playtech have just launched a new online slot machine called Iron Man 2, a follow up to the original Iron Man slot machine that they released in 2010 as part of their popular Marvel Slots series. This second version differs fairly substantially from the original Iron Man although obviously the overall theme is the same.

I played a demo of the Iron Man 2 slot on the Playtech stand at the ICEi show in London in January (2011) and it’s now been released to play for real at BetFred casino. The immediately obvious difference is that Iron Man 2 stacks most of the symbols on the reels in 2’s. The original Iron Man slot had stacked symbols but only for two of the graphic symbols – Ironman 2 stacks several more.

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Cleopatra Slot – 5 Scatter Win!

Posted By: Dave Letterman


Last week (January 2011) I was up in London and playing the casino slot machines at the Empire casino in Leicester Square and the Palm Beach in Mayfair and I couldn’t hit jack on Cleopatra. It was so bad I ended up playing Book Of Ra and Pharaohs Fortune most of the time. The rubbish session was due in no little part to the fact that the land based version of the Cleopatra slot has a pretty poor payout (no pay on 2 9’s and often on 2 scatters even!).

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Novomatic Slots Online: Lord Of The Ocean

Posted By: Dave Letterman


One of the more recent Novomatic slot machines to come to online casinos (notably Sky Vegas) is the cult land-based slot game, Lord Of The Ocean. For those of you that have played the Book Of Ra slot, the Lord Of The Ocean Slot will be a little familiar, not because of it’s ocean-going theme, but the gameplay.

Note: Novomatic slot machines do not support US Dollars so if you are going to play them online, do not register an account using the USD currency or you will find the games do not load!

Lord Of The Ocean is a 9 line slot where the feature round is trigered by getting 3 or more scatter symbols in view. Not quite as easy as it seems as this is a relatively high variance slot game. The scatters also – like Book Of Ra – double up as wild symbols so getting them on reels 1 -3 is ideal!

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Book Of Ra Slot & Pharaohs Fortune Now at Grosvenor Casino

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Grosvenor Casino (renamed from “G Casino” in Q3 2011, owned by the Rank Organisation and the online outlet for the land-based Grosvenor Casinos) have recently added a plethora of new slot machines to the Games section of their website (while the casino section has a new download casino supplied by Playtech). Some of the new slots are from IGT, others from Novomatic and the latest batch of slots include two of my own favourites: Book Of Ra (Novo) and Pharaohs Fortune (IGT).

Note however that because Novomatic slot machines like Book Of Ra do not always support the US Dollar currency, you shouldn’t sign up an account in USD or the games will not load (and you can’t change the currency after you have signed up!).

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Land-based casino goers will probably be familiar with both these slot machines. Book Of Ra (along with the similar Lord Of The Ocean slot) has a unique bonus round where one symbol gets turned into an expanding scatter symbol. While high variance and with a difficult-to-hit feature, you can get some great wins on this. In fact, playing at Empire Casino in Leicester Square (London Clubs) only this week I hit an £1,800 bonus round off a £1.50 bet!

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Thunderstruck II Slot – Imminent!

Posted By: Dave Letterman

In May 2010, Microgaming have pencilled in the release of the new Thunderstruck II slot which will be eagerly awaited by online slots players I’m sure. Well…it is by me anyway LOL. A new microsite, dedicated to the Thunderstruck II slot has been launched where the first screenshots will be available to view.

All we know at this stage is that it will look and feel very different to the original. There are four different types of free spins bonus and 243 payline in the style of IGT’s Multiway system. Early indicators suggest it will be more akin to the Tombraider 2 slot in the way it plays than the original, but we’ll have to wait and see…

Unfortunately for USA residents, new Microgaming slots are not available to them because of the grey legal landscape surrounding online gambling in the States, but for everyone else, 32Red will undoubtedly have the game early doors.

Pre-release Special Offer: Ladbrokes have also announced that new players who signup and deposit £25 and turnover at least £150 on the original Thunderstruck slot in April 2010 will receive 50 free spins on Thunderstruck II as soon as it is launched.

More information when I get it.

Great Blue Slot – Playtech

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Thought I’d share half a dozen great wins from one of my favourite slots, Great Blue. These wins were all generally at Tote Casino or Bet365 Casino where I play most. I’ve lost count of the times that the Great Blue slot has rescued a session for me. It has stacked wilds on all 5 reels but the killer is the free spins bonus.

Get 3 or more scatters and you pick to clam shells which reveal 7, 10 or 15 free spins or a 5x or 8x multiplier. You get 8 spins at 2x by default so if say you pick a clam with 15 free spins and the clam with the 8x, you get 23 spins at 10x. When the stacked wilds drop, you’re quids in.

One further note is that the Max bet varies from casino to casino with some being really low. I’ve compiled a list of Great Blue max bet sizes for you should you be a high roller like me.

Edited To Add: There is a new Playtech casino from the Genting Group (who have an excellent reputation and – little known fact – happen to be the biggest casino group in the World) that also has the Great Blue slot and a number of other excellent Playtech slot games. For more information, check out the Genting Casino page at AZOC which includes a review and full games list.

Anyway, take a look at these wins and drool 😉

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Gladiator Slots Review (Playtech)

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Oh. My. God! I saw the Gladiator slot at the ICE show on the Playtech stand in a kiosk and thought “wow”. Coulda played it for ages. And now…it’s come out online at Playtech casinos such as the excellent Bet365 (where I play). I don’t know where to start LOL. I’m trying to write this and play the damn thing at the same time and it ain’t easy!

Anyway, as slots go, I’m gonna put my rep on the line and say that you won’t see a better slot game come out in 2009! The graphics are stunning, the gameplay smooth, the music is great…the whole thing oozes class, but it’s the gameplay that will ultimately prove whether the Gladiator slot can fight with the best. And it’s good. It’s very good! If you don’t believe me then you can play the Gladiator slot free in your browser and see for yourself.

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Online Slot Machines – King Kong

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Play King Kong Slot Machine at Intercasino

Now let’s be frank here, there aren’t going to be many people who can afford to bet $500 a spin on an online slot machine! So when you see a screenshot like the one above with a life-changing win of $240,000, that ain’t gonna happen to most of us, right?  Right. I mean can you imagine the adrenaline rush of betting max and pushing the button, then seeing a win like this come in? It would be enough to send most people over the edge, me included. If not emotionally, certainly financially. So my advice…don’t do it!

Anyway, when Intercasino announced this week that they were releasing their King Kong slot machine, it was too good to ignore. I played the King Kong slot in Vegas so had to check this one out to see if it was the same. It’s

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Triple Fortune Dragon Slot Review

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Triple Fortune Dragon SlotWagerworks, a subsiduary of IGT UK, have just released a new online slot called “Triple Fortune Dragon“, a 243 payline slot with a Japanese theme based on the Land based casino slot game of the same name. I’ve just been playing it at Virgin Casino and am pleased to say it offers something a little different rather than just being a clone of an existing slot as so many new ones are these days. Actually it reminds me of the popular 50 Lions and 50 Dragons slots that you see in Vegas and even more prominently in Macau, although this one doesn’t have stacked wilds like those two do.

When I say 243 paylines (IGT term this “Multiway”), what this essentially means is that a symbol can appear on any reel of the slot and be in a winning combination. With the exception of 9’s and 10’s, you need 3 of any symbol to get a win. To initiate the free spins bonus, you need 3 bonus symbols (or more) on the first 3 reels (as in the screenshot here). The bonus round gives you 15 free spins where all wins

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Davinci Diamonds – Slot Mining!

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Davinci Diamonds
If you’re a slot player and been to the Meccas of Vegas or Macau, you’ll probably be familar with Davinci Diamonds. I played it first at the Wynn in Vegas and again at the amazing Venetian in Macau and I couldn’t quite make up my mind if I liked it or not but thought I better add a heads up to Online Casinos & Slot Machines [] at least as it’s a recognisable game and features “Tumbling Reels”!

Now, Wagerworks – a wholly-owned subsiduary of slot machine manufacturer IGT – have released the anticipated online version and amazingly, on time too! It is now available to play online at Virgin CasinoBlue Square and PaddyPower Games, although unfortunately for Americans you can’t play Wagerworks casinos (it’s the law!. Also available now is the Davinci Diamond freeplay slot – but again, no Americans 🙁

For those that aren’t familiar with Davinci Diamonds, it’s a slightly new concept

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