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.

Cleopatra 2 Slot – From Vegas To Your Living Room!

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Cleopatra2 Online SlotWagerworks this week released the new version of the popular Cleopatra slot – the originally titled, “Cleopatra 2” – into their online casino software (Flash based, no-download). Virgin Casino are the first to get it (as usual) and by the time you read this it will also be available at Paddy Power Games and Blue Square casinos. But there’s bad news for Americans: Wagerwoks casinos do not accept US Players. Blame your “we-know-best” Republicans for that piece of legislation passed in 2006! Or get your own back and play the free version of Cleopatra 2 here.

But for the rest of us. YAY! Any slot fan who has been to Las Vegas or Macau will probably have seen this one on the floor already. It’s an IGT slot and crops up at most places in Vegas along with a few of the more recent casinos over in Macau (I played it at the Venetian on the Cotai Strip – a truly awesome place). If you haven’t seen the Cleopatra II slot in real life yet then

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Wolf Run SlotWagerworks – they who are owned by IGT, the world’s largest land-casino based game manufacturer no less – have just added the Las Vegas slot favourite, Wolf Run, to their flash casino software. 

That means you can play Wolf Run online for real money at Virgin Casino, Blue Square or PaddyPower Games in a standard web browser with no game download required.

For USA players this is a bit of a bummer as US residents are not accepted at IGT-powered online casinos – sorry, blame your politicians.

That said, if American players want something similar, check out the review of the Cashapilla slot which also has stacked wilds and free spins.

So what’s Wolf Run like?

Well, if you have played the original in Vegas then you shouldn’t be disappointed…the Wolf Run slot online is pretty much identical to the land casino version of Wolfrun, with just a couple of subtle changes to the music. And that’s about it. There was

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Mega Moolah Slot Now On Flash Instant Play!

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Mega MoolahMicrogaming‘s most popular “random jackpot” slot, Mega Moolah, is now available on the instant-play Flash casino at 32Red (or King Neptunes for USA players). Mega Moolah combines 4 levels of random jackpot peaking at over £1 million, with a free spins bonus round which features 15 free spins, all wins trebled and since it’s (much delayed) release in 2007 has proved a very popular slot.

The largest of the 4 jackpots starts at £1,000,000 and as I write is currently standing on £2,300,000. In May 2011 a player hit the jackpot on Mega Moolah Summertime for $4.4million! Niiiice! Not bad considering it can be won from as little as £1 a spin. The lowest of the 4 jackpots is a measly £10 and there are two levels inbetween and Mega Moolah is a low/medium variance slot. For the latest jackpot amounts check out the real-time tickers on the front page of my Mega Moolah site.

The jackpot is in itself a bonus round where you get to spin a wheel

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Avalon Slot Review (Microgaming)

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Avalon Slot Machine

The Avalon slot machine from Microgaming is another of my regular stop-offs at [32Red]. Released in early 2006, it’s a 20-payline free spins slot with a variable multiplier, following in the footsteps of the “Kathmandu” slot from 2005. It was one of Microgaming’s first “coin display” slots which I personally hated (everything showed in coins rather than credits) but thankfully they have since  added an option to choose which way it displays (go to “Options” and tick the “Show As Credits” box), although this doesn’t affect the “win counts” as shown in the picture below.

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What Are “Free Spins” Slots?

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Most 5-reel slots are termed “bonus slots“, meaning that they have a feature, normally triggered by a certain combination of symbols appearing. In standard video slots, these tend to be “pick ’em” style bonus rounds where the player uses the mouse to reveal hidden prizes. However, a more entertaining bonus round comes in the form of “free spins“, where the player is awarded X spins, normally with multiplied payouts.

For example, the most popular online free spins slot is Thunderstruck, a Microgaming slot which is available at [32Red], [King Neptunes] (USA), [Mummys Gold] and [Roxy Palace] to name a few of the better online casinos. When playing Thunderstruck

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50,000 Pyramid Slot Review (IGT)

Posted By: Dave Letterman

50,000 Pyramid Slot

The 50,000 Pyramid is a free spins bonus slot from IGT subsiduary, Wagerworks, with a 95.02% expected return and wild symbol from Wagerworks where you can win up to 40 free spins at 6x multiplier – if you’re lucky! Can’t say I’ve ever had that one but I have had over 30 spins with 4x before now and it can be a rewarding slot. The thing I like most about it is that the bonus round occurs fairly regularly and I’d classify it as a low variance slot, meaning the risk of busting out is lower, but that’s countered by the fact that the wins during normal play are generally quite small.

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Cleopatra Slot Review (IGT)

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Cleopatra Slot

The Cleopatra slot (and the newer but streakier Cleopatra 2 slot) from IGT (released originally under the re-branded Wagerworks label) is an authentic online emulation of the Las Vegas classic slot of the same name (manufactured by IGT), but with a 95.02% return – somewhat better than the land casino based versions of the Cleopatra slot machine that’s for sure! All online casinos that licence IGT games are “instant play” flash casinos that run in your browser and boast some of the top English brand names among their licencees (see list at base of page, or right). Cleopatra is one of the most popular slot games not only at these casinos, but at any online casino and is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot with a free spins bonus round.

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Isis Online Slot Review [Microgaming]

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Isis Slot

Isis is not a slot for the faint-hearted! It’s a high variance slot from Microgaming with a lot of small-paying symbols and the occasional monster, along with a potentially lucrative free spins bonus round offering up to 30 spins at 6x multiplier. The slot was developed in 2005 by Microgaming and has become a real “love it or hate it” slot on the forums. Me? I’m a high variance fan, so I love it – well, like it a lot to be more accurate – but it can be a real bastard at times.

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Aztec’s Treasure Slot Review (RTG)

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Aztecs Treasure Slot Machine - RTG

Aztec’s Treasure is a popular RTG slot, part of their entertaining “Real Series”. It’s a 20-payline 5-reel slot with a Random Jackpot, expanded wild symbol and free spins bonus.  The wild symbol occurs on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and is 3-symbols deep, so you could end up with all paylines covered, or just one. The slot is medium variance, meaning that there’s a reasonable chance of busting out without a big win or the bonus round.

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Aladdin’s Wishes Slot Review (RTG)

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Aladdin's Wishes Slot

Aladdin’s Wishes is a low/medium variance (risk) RTG “Real Series” slot – one of 20+ 5-reel slots comprising the Real Series to be found in RTG casino downloads. The Real Series share similar characteristics in that they are mostly 20-paylines (the odd one is 25), 5 reels, have bonus feature rounds (usually triggered by scatters) and each has a Random Jackpot which is awarded, oddly enough, randomly! The bonus is nearly always a free-spins bonus, although in Aladdin, it can vary.

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