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100%/150% bonuses + 200 spins free at Sloto'Cash - in Jackie Chan-themed Triple Special - Read More
New slot - romance is in the air with Heartstrings at Win A Day with a FREE $36 sweetener - Read More
New proprietary crypto slot - Game On ONLY playable at CryptoSlots - Read More
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March 2021 Recommended Bonuses
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28 February 2021 100%/150% bonuses + 200 Jack Chan spins
Sloto'Cash is running another of their 'deposit twice and get a massive freebie' promotions, this time celebrating some of the classic movies starring the martial artist, actor, stuntman, filmmaker and lots more that is Jackie Chan. This promotion runs until 15 March 2021 with the RTG Jackie Chan games, Fire Dragon (see screenshot), Eagle Shadow Fist and Fantasy Mission Force. This promo is open to all Sloto'Cash players (new and existing).
The first two bonuses are 100% up to $1000 and 150% up to $1500 respectively and BOTH come with a gift of free bonus spins. The first bonus (100%) gets 50 free spins on Fire Dragon and the second bonus (150%) gets 100 free spins on Eagle Shadow Fist. Even better and with massive potential - there is NO maximum cashout with these two bonuses so feel free to aim BIG and take the casino to the cleaners.
The minimum deposit for the first two bonuses is $25. Use bonus codes MARTIALSPINS-1 and MARTIALSPINS-2 to claim those two deposit bonuses and get your free bonus money and 150 total bonus spins. Afterwards, head to the cashier and redeem bonus code FREE200MARTIA to be awarded a cool 200 FREE SPINS with no extra deposit required (max cashout $500) on the Fantasy Mission Force game! Note that the three bonuses need to be redeemed in order.
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Win A Day is celebrating the month of love (that's February, apparently - Valentine's, etc.) with the release of a new romantic, kissy-wissy-themed slot game called Heartstrings. As you'd expect, it's packed full of romance, love and everything else that will make you either feel all cosy if you're in a loving, happy relationship or alternatively could make you want to smash the screen if you've just been dumped.
Either way, you'll feel good taking money out of the game. You can try Heartstrings risk-free with Win A Day's exclusive $36 no deposit required bonus (see below for details).
In terms of the game layout, Heartstrings is like nothing we've seen before with a heart-shaped playing area (see screenshot) and 12 different win-lines. You really need to play the game to get a feel for its initial weirdness which soon becomes a familiar and different type of slot to the norm. Once again, this is the case with proprietary games such as Heartstrings - they will always be a refreshing change and a wake-up call for your eyeballs. It also means you can't just sit back and relax because there are features-galore to get involved in.
Most of the symbols are typical romantic stuff including a pair of lips, love letters, engagement rings, bouquets of flowers and roses. The best paying of all these standard symbols is the engagement rings which can pay up to x2000 your stake. Two non-standard bonus symbols to look out for are Double Wild and Mystery Bonus. The Double Wild appears on the middle reel and replaces other symbols to activate more win-lines and create bigger payouts - and then doubles them! The Mystery Bonus symbol is a 'scatter' that boosts your wins with a random multiplier.
Heartstrings can be played at stakes of between $0.60 up to $6 per spin.
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06 February 2021 New crypto slot - Game On
CryptoSlots is - as you'd expect - an online casino dedicated to cryptocurrencies. CryptoSlots accept Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Monero and Litecoin and all games are proprietary so you won't be able to play them anywhere else, plus the games are provably fair, meaning you are GUARANTEED a possible win with every spin.
Game On is an American Football-themed slot, fresh from the design team at CryptoSlots. As is always the case when playing at this casino, it's refreshing to be playing something quite 'different' that doesn't 'feel' the same as hundreds of other generic online slots. Game On calls itself a 'Mega Matrix Slot'. It's a five reel game with 15 win-lines per spin and various payout-boosting features to add to your normal winnings.
Land two scatter symbols on reels one and five and you'll be awarded the free spins bonus feature which begins with five free spins and 'Sticky Expanded Double Wilds' on reels one and five. To add even more potential to the free spins bonus round, the sticky wins symbol will double anything you win.
There's another way to secure some free spins playing Game On. If you spin in three or more Free Spins symbols on reels two, three and/or four then you'll enter another bonus game with 15 free spins in the bag this time. There's another appearance of the Sticky Expanded Double Wilds, this time filling reel three and again, it'll double anything you win. Fifteen free spins is probably plenty for a decent win and some excitement but every time you land a Free Spins symbol on the reels during the bonus game, you will be given ANOTHER free spin. And that's unlimited.
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Casino Classic up to $/€200 bonus
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We've worked with this group for an incredible 20+ years now (which makes us feel old) and have nothing but the highest regard for the whole team behind these casinos, including Casino Classic. Bottom line, they are recommended and can be 100% trusted. The free no deposit bonus might be brief but it's a nice touch. Trust-wise, Casino Classic tick all the right boxes. Grade-A Recommended.
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Big Dollar make big claims but with all the goodwill in the world, we're starting to become more than a bit annoyed with the messy, confusing and incomplete websites attached to the casinos owned by this online gambling network (Genesys Group), which is a big indicator that Big Dollar's designers have taken their eyes off the ball. Or just don't care.
As with all brands in this group, Big Dollar itself is not a bad place to play with hundreds of quality casino games from Betsoft, Genii, Rival and Saucify but the owners/operators seem hell-bent on making Big Dollar 'appear' bad. To be blunt, whoever is responsible for this group's casino websites should be ashamed of themselves. A first glance at Big Dollar Casino's website doesn't present anything amiss but you'll only have to click one link to other pages to quickly discover that Big Dollar's website has been amateurishly thrown together with next to zero quality-control.
Genesys Group has shot themselves in the foot again by hiding Big Dollar's download casino on its shoddy website. Search all you want (we did) but you will not find any button or link to download Big Dollar Casino. Bearing in mind that Big Dollar's software download is by far the best of the three available casino editions (download, browser-play and mobile), this is yet another massive mistake.
It doesn't get any better (actually, it gets worse) when we look at Big Dollar's bonuses information. This is truly the worst example of explaining bonuses that we have come across at ANY online casino in probably a decade or two. There are so many mistakes, omissions and inconsistencies regarding bonuses that it's hard to know where to start.
Big Dollar's welcome bonus for first-time depositors is at least clear in that we know it's a 200% deposit bonus, ie. deposit $/€/£50 to receive a $/€/£100 bonus and thus a starting balance of $/€/£150. That's where the brief clarity ends and a crap-storm of confusion smacks you in the face. Read our full review of Big Dollar Casino for more on this.
You'd think that having a no deposit required sign-up bonus would be a good thing for players - and it is, when done properly. Big Dollar Casino does offer new members a free no deposit bonus but - shocker - it's another pure-chaos situation that only Big Dollar could screw up this badly.
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Da Vinci's Gold is part of a gambling network with a long history, entertaining punters since 2015. The usual banking methods are supported but Da Vinci's Gold stands out from the pack by focusing on the crypto/Bitcoin market and the casino's best bonuses, promotions and special offers are usually Bitcoin-exclusive. Bitcoin deposits at Da Vinci's Gold are instantly available for play. Unlike at some casinos, Da Vinci's Gold don't wait for Blockchain confirmation that the funds have cleared so the moment you deposit with Bitcoin, you're ready to play.
Game providers at Da Vinci's Gold include Arrows Edge, Betsoft, Booming Games, Boongo, Dragon Gaming, Felix Gaming, NextGen, Qora, Rival, Saucify + more but it depends where you live which game suppliers you get access to as some game providers block certain countries. You'll get plenty of games, no matter where you live. Downloading Da Vinci's Gold free software is going to give you the widest choice of games and the smoothest gameplay.
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Slots Empire is an RTG (slots, video poker, scratch cards, table games, etc.) and ViG (live dealer blackjack, roulette and more) powered casino with a Roman Empire and Centurion theme. Slots Empire welcome members aged 21+ and has a refreshingly short list of excluded countries. Currency options for play are AU$, euros or US$ and Slots Empire offer a download casino, browser-based casino and a mobile version for phones and tablets.
Slots Empire's download casino is of course the most recommended and if you own a computer then you should be downloading to get the complete package of what Slots Empire has to offer.
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Slots Empire is a perfectly decent casino but with room to improve. There could be more deposit and cashout options, clearer instructions on how to download Slots Empire's software and the bonus wagering terms could certainly be lower. But on the plus side, Slots Empire has a good reputation, 24/7 telephone support, reasonably fast cashouts and some attractive promotions. Grab the free spins and decide for yourself. We consider Slots Empire worthy of a look and expect this casino to achieve continuing success and popularity with online players.
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Palace Of Chance is certainly no 'one-brand operation' and is just one casino in the long established Virtual Casinos group that has been in constant operation, seemingly with lots of players, for more than fifteen years but the casino brands in this gambling network have always suffered something of a flawed reputation. You are welcome to read our in-depth full review of Palace Of Chance if you'd like some clues on how to really piss us off.
By some margin, the bulk of player complaints against Palace Of Chance are down to slow payouts. Players do receive their withdrawals but it is likely to be a slow process. If you have won a couple of thousand or more, you'll be waiting even longer if the barrage of negative cashout reports can be believed. Players who have reviewed Palace Of Chance have frequently complained of waiting several weeks and even months to receive their cashouts.
All games at Palace Of Chance are designed and provided by Realtime Gaming (RTG) and can be played via any of Palace Of Chance's three different casino formats - software download (this is the premium version), browser and mobile. The casino itself confirms that the Palace Of Chance download casino offers additional benefits and facilities not found in either of the other two versions including the ability to play multiple games at once, side-by-side and more 'immersive gameplay'.
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Whilst we are far from impressed with many aspects of Palace Of Chance, it isn't exactly a dodgy casino either. If you win, you will get paid - but probably slowly. Unlike several other online casino review websites, we don't believe that slow payouts alone should constitute a 'blacklisted casino'. If the games are fair and you WILL be paid your winnings (eventually) then blacklisting is too strong a reaction.
If you are prepared to accept no-hurry payouts then Palace Of Chance is as good an RTG casino as many similar ones you'll easily find online in their hundreds. If you want quick payments, guaranteed-reliable support and larger cashout limits then we recommend you play elsewhere.
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Why do download casinos still dominate over browser/mobile casinos?
If you were playing at online casinos back in the late 1990's/early 2000's then you might remember how commonplace (and often compulsory) casino downloads were. At the very beginning, it could easily take an hour to download an online casino to your computer. Mobile games were barely getting started and played laughably bad for many years - it's a quite recent development that mobile gaming has started to catch up with its software download/browser equivalents. Browser-versions of most casinos were available but with a restricted selection of games and often less lobby functionality. Downloading was the only way to go if you wanted the best casino experience with all the games and features. In many cases, the same is true today.
We're some years forward and downloading casinos is not as popular or required as it once was. Some browser-versions are able to perform almost as well in most situations but still, in our opinion it is the downloaded casino that will always shine through and perform best. Lots of online casinos include considerably more games and banking options in the download version. Despite some casinos removing their download facility, many of the most experienced and successful online players will only play at download casinos. It is our opinion that downloading is the way to go pro if you want the ultimate online casino experience.
Perhaps the biggest advancement and player experience improvement over recent years is the facility for download casinos to offer multi-software games. Whereas in the days of yore, download casinos could provide software from only one supplier (ie. Microgaming or RTG), these days casino downloads can include games from lots of different providers, with seamless integration into one giant online casino. This became particularly apparent during 2019 and the entirety of 2020 when lots of casinos including Cocoa, Desert Nights and Slots Capital + more all expanded their download casinos by adding new game providers, creating monster-sized online gambling venues. Download casinos, it seems, realise there's competition and continue to push way ahead of it. We 100% predict that more online casinos will become multi-software download casinos throughout 2021 and beyond.
There will always be some exceptions to the rule with a browser-based casino performing extremely well and not far short of what is expected from a download casino. This is almost always only the scenario with casinos such as Slotland and Win A Day - casinos that have been established since inception as browser-based only (and then mobile too) with no downloading involved or available. But we still wouldn't argue if these brands decided to introduce a download version of their casino!
We've listed the best rated and most popular download casinos using Microgaming, Playtech, Rival and RTG software, many of which also automatically include games from Alchemy Gaming, Arrows Edge, Betsoft, Booming Games, Boongo, Dragon Gaming, Evolution, Felix Gaming, Fresh Deck Studios, Fugaso, Just For The Win, NextGen, Pulse 8, Qora, Saucify, Slingshot Studios, Spinomenal, Stormcraft, Tom Horn, Vivo Gaming to name just a sample of the many suppliers and designers that now make up true super-casinos online that not even the biggest land-based casinos could ever hope to compete with.
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What is happening in 2021 to Flash casino games?
As you might have read, Adobe pulled support for its Flash product a few years ago and the big browsers will no longer support Flash-based browser games in 2021. This includes many of the best non-slot games such as table games, video poker and soft games, which can be some of the most enjoyable. Bottom line, hundreds of casino games are going to vanish overnight and become unplayable, at least in the browser version.
This wiping out of games is not restricted to online casinos. Tens of thousands of Flash-supported games will be disappearing forever across many popular online gaming sites. Fortunately, some archiving webites have stored some of these games for future play and there are already some work-arounds to play old Flash games going forward - but not at an online casino that's pulled the games from their collection. You can keep Flash on your computer if you ignore the various nagging prompts asking you to remove it. You'll just be restricted to (non-casino) games still supporting Flash.
Online casino game developers have had plenty of time to convert their Flash games to HTML5 format, which would keep the games active for players. Unfortunately, in some cases there's been a distinct lack of urgency in working to keep these games live. This is no fault of the now stripped-down online casinos - many of them have been chasing their game suppliers for a fix to the Flash issue for a long time. We have to blame the suppliers, not the casino.
That said, some casinos have been able to keep their Flash games for 2021 but playable via the download casino only, which is another reason why many casinos must be regretting their ill-advised idea of removing or hiding their software download casino over the last couple of years. As predicted, it has bitten them on the rear-end and has forced these now non-download casinos to either convert the games to a working browser format such as HTML5, reinstate their downloadable casino, or lose their vast catalogue of Flash games entirely. Don't think we didn't warn them - 'cos we did.
You might be wondering what destinity awaits various Flash casino games or even entire game designers/suppliers, so we asked around and got some priceless information (subject to change) from the excellent, friendly teams at Grand Mondial and Sloto'Cash as follows:
There was a time when a non-download Microgaming casino was mega-rare. These days, lots of online casinos using Microgaming to supply their games have dropped their download casino and it's looking very likely that these casinos have shot themselves in the arse (yeah, we reckon it's possible). All Microgaming download casinos will still continue to supply ALL games for players, regardless of what happens to the browser-based versions. Download casinos are, as we told these now browser-only brands, a vital tool in attracting and keeping players. We didn't get very far convincing these Microgaming casinos that they should keep their download casino. Perhaps they will listen now. Incidentally, all of Microgaming's mobile games that already exist in your games database will continue to play as normal in 2021.
Rival's approach to the Flash fiasco is so far something of a surprise and not a good one. A company of this size and one that doesn't have a great non-slots selection would, we'd have thought, been more prepared but apparently Rival is going to lose the lot. This is a BIG chunk of Rival's games collection going bye-bye and it doesn't even matter if you have downloaded the Rival casino because you won't find these games there either. Rival's statement is: "Please be advised that as of Monday November 30, 2020, we will be completely decommissioning all flash games." which includes plenty of scratch cards and bingo games. The list of vanishing Rival Flash games is as follows:
Discontinued Rival Flash casino games: 30-ball BINGO, 5 Reel BINGO, 80-ball BINGO, 90-ball BINGO, A Switch in Time, All Aboard, American BINGO, As the Reels Turn 1, As the Reels Turn 2, As the Reels Turn 3, Atomic Age, Aussie Rules, Baby Boomers: Cash Cruise, Baccarat, Beach Bums, Beach Bums Mobile, Best of Luck, Bowled Over, Candy Cottage, Cast for Cash, Cast for Cash Mobile, Cavalier Cash, Cirque Du Slots, Cosmic Quest 1: Mission Control, Cosmic Quest 2: Mystery Planets, Costume Party, Craps, Cream of the Crop, Diamond Temple, Diamonds Downunder, Doo Wop Daddy-O, European Roulette, European Roulette Mobile, Fantastic Fruit, Fantastic Fruit Mobile, Fantasy Fortune, Fast Lane, Fixer Upper, Flying Colors, Future Fortunes, Gobblers Gold, Goldenman, Grandma's Attic, Gunslingers Gold, Gunslingers Gold Mobile, Heavyweight Gold, Heroes Realm, Hole in Won, Itchin' 2 Win, Jacques Pot, Japan-O-Rama, Keno, Keno - Vegas Jackpot, Major Moolah, Metal Detector, Midway Madness, Moonlight Mystery, Moonshiner's Moolah, One Million Reels BC, Opera Night, Paigow Poker, Penguin Payday, Penguin Payday Mobile, Pigskin Payout, Pirates Pillage, Pirates Pillage Mobile, Psychedelic Sixties, Pub Crawlers, Red Dog, Reel Crime 1: Bank Heist, Reel Crime 2: Art Heist, Reel Party, Reel of Fortune, Ride 'em Poker, Rock On, Roll Out the Barrels, Secret Garden, Sherwood Forest Fortunes, Spartan Warrior, Spy Game, Star Jewels, Star Jewels Mobile, Sudoku Box Game, Summer Ease, The Back Nine, Tiki Treasure, Tiki Treasure Mobile, Travel Bug, Wacky Wedding, Watch the Birdie, Western Wildness, Wheel of Cash, Wild Safari
Realtime Gaming is proving the value of the download casino. 2021 will only impact 'instant-play' browser-based casino players. Download and mobile players will not be effected if RTG's statement is accurate: "The impact of not converted Flash games will only be on Instant (browser) Play. The games that are already available on Mobile WILL continue to work on mobile. Games no longer available for Instant/browser player will continue to be supported on download only."
Discontinued RTG Flash casino games (but still playable at RTG download casinos): Aces & Eights, All American Poker, American Roulette, Aztec's Treasure, Aztec's Treasure Feature Guarantee, Baccarat, Bonus Deuces Wild, Bonus Poker, Bonus Poker Deluxe, Craps, Crazy Vegas, Derby Dollars, Deuces Wild, Diamond Dozen, Double Bonus Poker, Double Double Bonus Poker, Double Double Jackpot Poker, Double Jackpot Poker, Dream Run, European Blackjack, Food Fight, Fruit Frenzy, Golden Lotus, Green Light, Hairway to Heaven, Hillbillies Cashola, Jacks or Better, Jumping Beans, Lion's Lair, Loose Deuces, Lucky Tiger, Match Play 21, Mister Money, Naughty or Nice Spring Break, Orc vs Elf, Pai Gow Poker, Pirate Isle, Polar Explorer, Rain Dance, Red Sands, Ronin, Sevens & Stripes, Sevens Wild, Shark School, Super 21, The Elf Wars, Tiger Treasures, Treasure Tree, Vegas Three Card Rummy, Vulcan, Wild Wizards
WGS Technology games
WGS has been leaving its partner casinos sort of hanging without firm dates set for when we or the casinos can expect to know for certain what's happening and when. The couple of statements we've seen so far from WGS are: "Right now, anything that you can play on a phone or tablet will work January 2021." and the apparently optimistic "Upgrades to existing games are in the works to move them to HTML5."
No specifics there as to whether all WGS's Flash games will be converted and make a comeback in HTML5 format for browser players, or just a selection of the most popular Flash games which wouldn't surprise us. Either way, we'll keep you posted when we know more.
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