Getting to Vegas casinos is pretty tricky for me, but when I can it's straight to the Wynn or
Encore for some mammoth sessions on the slots! Here in UK, we just don't have the
variety of Vegas slots - we do have some of the IGT games but most of our home-grown
slots are pretty dull although we are graced with IGT slots like Cleopatra,
Wolf Run and the very popular Pharaohs Fortune slot.
Our big problem is really findng WMS slots whch I love... there are a few at Aspers Casino in London
but beyond that you just never see them here. Which is partly why I love going to Vegas to play once a year.
On the plus side though, a number of the more popular Vegas slots from IGT and WMS are now available
to play online, and because I don't live in the USA, I *can* play them online. The payouts on the
online equivalent to the kiosk-style slots in Vegas such as Cleopatra, Treasures of Troy
etc, are also slightly better, coming in closer to 95%, but it doesn't replace the experience of being
on the floor in Las Vegas with the waitresses, the slots all around pumping out sound ...atmosphere... that's what
Novomatic, via their online subsiduary Greentube, have developed a 6-reel version of their popular (and volatile!) Book Of Ra slot machine for online play.
Imaginatively dubbed 'Book Of Ra 6', the game features a 6th reel that can be activated or deactivated via an 'ExtraBet' button. Aside from that and the re-arranged paytables needed to accommodate the change, the only other differentiator between this version and the Book Of Ra Deluxe is the slightly increased volatility.
The original 9-line 5-reel Book Of Ra and 10-line Book Of Ra Deluxe machines are also still available to play online.
At present, the new game is only available at Star Games which means UK, US and Canadian players don't have access.
In the meantime, I've dug up a number of video demos of my favourite Vegas slots which can be
played online. If you weren't already aware, you can play many of these on this site (yes, even Americans
can join in on some) although if you are from the USA, I'm afraid the casinos that carry these slots
won't take you for real money play. Yet, at least. Meantime, here ya go - the best
Las Vegas slots that are available to play online right now (in my opinion obviously!)!
So there you have it - some excellent slot videos of some excellent Vegas slots! Hopefully showing you
the bonus features gives some insight into how each of these play. If you want to see a load more of
these videos, then head on over to the Slotjunkies Video Slots
site where there are over 100 more or just return to the OCV homepage to see a full list
of the free slots you can play here. And check out the new Thunderstruck II
slot from Microgaming while you are there - awesome!