Most online slots are manufactured by a handful of casino software
providers. The most prominent providers of online-only slot machines are
, Net Ent
and Realtime Gaming (RTG)
although the latter are getting left behind by the games the other 3 are producing.
A number of popular land casino slots
available online now too including games by WMS
labelled offline as Admiral, Gaminator, Novostar in Latin America or Novoline)
and some Aussie-style pokies from Aristocrat
Obviously there are quite a few pretty dull games online - the sheer number of online
slots now is quite mind-boggling and as a result, it can be confusing and even daunting to know
which ones are good and which ones should be given a wide berth. Below you'll find some of
the games that I like or I know are popular with players.
Thankfully, the majority of safe and reputable casinos licence their online slot games
from one of the main providers above. You can be pretty sure in fact that any casino licensing IGT or Microgaming
slot games are safe. With Playtech, most are safe enough, but the way they treat players varies
considerably. On the subject of Playtech, it's well worth checking out the
Playtech Marvel slots
you are here: a superb set of games but only available until 2016 when the licence with Disney expires.
With RTG, unfortunately there is a real mashup of good and bad licencees and great care
is required when choosing a casino to play safely. All of the online casinos represented
here at slotjunkies.com
are safe casinos that I have played myself or have a very good
Below are links to videos I have created of some of the best online slots. Click on
any slot to view the video, see the bonus round in action, view information about that
slot game and see where you can play it safely and securely. If you are new to the world
of online slots, don't forget to check out my casino slots 101 article
for some important tips before you play.
Click any image below to watch the video
Some Picks from RTG (USA friendly)
The slots featured above are part of RTG's "Real Series" slots available at
all RTG licenced online casinos. Every slot in this category has a "random jackpot" of
upto several thousand dollars, and most of the slots have free spin bonuses.
They can be very streaky, but the potential for big wins is pretty decent.
Some Picks from IGT's Range (No USA)
IGT produce a few familiar names to those of you who play slots at land casinos.
Among them, Cleopatra I and II
Pharaohs' Fortunes and
are the best known names but they also have a much wider range
of similar online slots to choose from. All IGT games are browser-based so there is
no need to install any casino software.
Some of the best online slots by Playtech
Playtech have recently expanded their slots and while the choice isn't as wide
as with Microgaming (below) or RTG, some of the slots are just superbly presented
and immensely playable. Great Blue and Gladiator are my picks of the new hi-intensity
video slots, with Desert Treasure a golden oldie that I still enjoy. Once again, most
Playtech slots feature free spin features too.
Some Top Novomatic Slots
Regulars to land-based casinos in Europe will I'm sure be very familiar with the Novomatic Gaminator slot machines
that seem to have started dominating. Quite a few of the games that feature on thos machines have been turned into
online slot games by Novmatic through the Greentube subsiduary. A few online-only games have also been added to the roster
but the commonality is they all look, sound and feel just like you expect Novomatic slots to.
Top Slots by Microgaming
Microgaming not only produce the biggest choice, but they also have the most
casino licencees so you will find their slots at many online casinos. And they are
also arguably the best for graphics and choice with the superb Tombraider, Hitman and
more recently Tombraider II being the picks for style. Although the oldie slot
Thunderstruck is still my firm favourite. For some reason, I also seem to have had
my biggest online slot wins on Microgaming, some of which you can see in my
slot win gallery
. I'll be adding more wins
as I go along, luck playing a fairly large part in that statement of course!
Top online slot games by WMS (Williams Interactive)
WMS Gaming (through their now-defunct online division, Williams Interactive) started to release a slew of their
popular Vegas slot games online in 2011. Unfortunately, a lot
of players from various countries - USA included - can't play these slots online yet. But the games
are awesome and those few who live outside North America and know the WMS games will be pleased as
punch I suspect. Count me in that lot!