Most Vegas-bound slots players will be familiar with the Super Jackpot Party slot from
WMS Gaming, a leading progressive jackpot game that is pretty popular. Well WMS have launched
Jackpot Party casino to the UK, Belgium, Swedish, Finnish and
Icelandic audiences which provides online access to a host of their famous slots including the Wizard Of Oz, several Star Trek slots, games from
the Hot Hot Super Respin series including Griffin's Gate, Plataea and Hearts Of Venice plus G+ games like
Palace Of Riches II, the original Zeus slot and G+ Deluxe game, Kronos.
MoneyBurst games like Glitz and the Bruce Lee slot are also available -
and Super Jackpot Party itself of course!
Jackpot Party casino is licenced in Alderney - the strictest and most secure online casino jurisdiction - although that's probably no surprise
and WMS are a huge and trusted brand in any case. In fact, all of the online casinos that carry IGT slots
are also licenced here. There are a good range of deposit and cashout options available at Jackpot Party including all the usual debit and credit
cards along with the popular eWallets like Neteller and Moneybookers.
There are several styles of Wizard Of Oz slots in land-based casinos - White Witch and Black Witch being the 3D ones I have played -
and the online slots include the the "Wicked Riches", "Ruby Slippers" and "Emerald City" variants. I guess the main downside is that playing these games
online, you'll miss out on the Bose stereo seats that accompany them in the land-based casinos (surround-sound in the headrests!), but some of that
series, most notably "Ruby Slippers" in my opinion are great slot games anyway.
I also neglected to mention that some Spinning Streak games are also available. John Wayne and Riches Of The Amazon
spring to mind. Not my favourite type of slot to be honest but I can see why they would have their fans. They are certainly original but the fact
that other slot game manufacturers haven't copied these is quite telling in my opinion.
Overall, I think it's brilliant that WMS Gaming finally joined IGT in releasing their slot games online. Although Jackpot Party casino is the
WMS flagship, they do license some of their their slots out to other online casinos and those versions don't have the progressive
jackpots which means the RTP of the base game is 2.99% higher - that will appeal to some players. I'd imagine that when the
USA regulation is finally sorted there will be some pressure, not to mention some potentially lucrative licences, to licence them to the
Vegas Casinos as they come online.
It will be interesting to see whether their own Jackpot Party online casino will have stolen a march by that time.
I have written a more detailed Jackpot Party Casino Review for the WMSslots.net microsite
if you want to read more. Also, keep an eye on the free slots here for some more WMS games in 2014. I'm told that freeplay
versions of more Jackpot Party games, in addition to Zeus, are in production, including Wizard Of Oz and Bruce Lee.