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Online Slots - Some Of My Favorites

Most online slots are manufactured by a handful of casino software providers. The most prominent providers of online-only slot machines are Microgaming, Net Ent, Playtech 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 are also available online now too including games by WMS, Bally, IGT, Novomatic (often labelled offline as Admiral, Gaminator, Novostar in Latin America or Novoline) and some Aussie-style pokies from Aristocrat and Ainsworth.

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 while 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 reputation.

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.

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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 Wolf Run 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!