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5 Wilds On Thor Slot!!

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Thought you might enjoy the video I made of the new Thor slot for the Slotjunkies site this week. The game has just been released exclusively at BetFred Casino so I was giving it a run for my money and had a bit of a result: 5 wilds in the free spin feature!!!

Not only is the Thor slot actually a very decent game, it’s No 11 in the Marvel Series* and along with Fantastic 4, Hulk and the volatile but original Iron Man 2, I rate Thor as one of the best in the series although it is early days to be fair and I said the same about the original Iron Man game which I don’t play anymore.

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Weeding Out The Best Playtech Casinos

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Article Introduction

Note: this article was written in 2011 and a newer version now exists (July 2014)

Hmmm…Playtech casinos. Minefield! While creating my AZOC Playtech casinos list I had the fortune and misfortune (depending on your take!) to have played some 30 or 40 Playtech casinos. Now I’ve been a slots player for several years and I love Playtech slotsGladiator, King Kong, The Hulk and the other Marvel slots are all groundbreakers and excellent fun – so this wasn’t just about research: it was also about having some fun, trying to make some money (that bit didn’t work out!) and finding the best Playtech casinos to stick with ongoing.

What I noticed during the course of this time is that there seemed to be two patterns emerging when it came down to seperating what I considered a decent Playtech casino and a crap one. That’s not to say there aren’t exceptions to both patterns but in general I noticed that Playtech casinos operated by bookmakers, on the whole, treated me pretty well, while those run by Israeli businesses treated me more as a cash-cow.

In the rest of this article, I go into some detail on those Playtech casinos that shone through, with emphaiss on games choice, customer service and cashout times – the 3 things I look for in a good online casino. It’s safe to say that if I don’t mention a Playtech casino in this article then it didn’t stand out – in fact it was probably a dud LOL.

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Playtech King Kong Slot Launches!

Posted By: Dave Letterman

Playtech have launched their new MGM licenced King Kong slot. Initially released at Omni Casino and BetFred Casino the game has now also been added to Bet365 and Sports Interaction Casino. On first look I have to say this game looks fantastic. It has footage and a soundtrack taken from the Kong movie and even the gameplay looks decent. There are free spins with stacked wild reels and pick ’em style bonuses which seem to happen with alarming regularity.

The slot works in two modes: Big City Mode is the one I prefer because the free spin bonus has stacked wild reels. The other mode, Jungle Mode, has sticky wilds in the free spins and it never seems to give me any decent wins although I guess the potential is there for some, er, monsters!

The Kong slot is now available at quite a few Playtechs along with other big-name games from the world of film like Gladiator and The Mummy. Check out the article on Playtech Casinos for more info and to decide where to play.

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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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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