In total there were 18 new slots, with titles slanted toward October’s favorite holiday: Halloween. Let’s take a look and see what kind of offerings you can expect at the various online casinos.
Over at GoldenNuggetCasino.com, it’s keeping up a steady pace when it comes to adding new slots to the lineup. October brought nine new titles, many of which celebrated the spirit of Halloween.
While the holiday has come and gone, these three slots are still worth your time. Fortunes of the Dead is based on the Day of the Dead, honoring spirits of long-gone relatives. Spin the reels to reveal three bonuses: the Skull Bonus which awards a coin prize, the Once in a Wild mystery bonus, where you get one respin that features 4 Wild symbols randomly placed, and the Scatter Free Spins bonus, where you will be awarded 5 free spins.
Also on tap is Dr. Jekyll Goes Wild, where the magical green potion can be paired with the mild-mannered doctor to get Free Spins, and Blood Suckers II, where you’ll find all manner of vampires and your goal is to get to the Hidden Treasure Bonus Game, where coffins and chests hold prizes.
Golden Nugget continues to be the leader of the pack with 450 total games, including 403 slots and 47 blackjack and table games. But there will be no resting on its laurels, as two casinos are nipping at GN’s heels. It’ll need to make a big move in November to keep that #1 slot in terms of online casino games.
Tropicana actually added more games in October than they had in at least 4 months. They are making a slow and steady climb up the ladder, diversifying their slot offerings.
Of the 5 new slots available for play the Queen of the Tree Folk is one worth experiencing. This fantasy-themed game is named after the Warrior Elfin Queen who rules the magical forest. The 5 reels have a wood-grain background and offer 243 ways to win. The Free Spins Bonus round provides three options for play, each with a different number of spins and multiplier. Also fun is the Winstones Resort & Casino slot, a comical take on a Flintstone’s era cartoon. The Wooly Mammoth takes you to the Bonus Spins Feature, which consists of two stages: a Pick Bonus and a Free Spins round. Yabba dabba doo!
Month-end totals for Tropicana included 25 Blackjack and table games and 169 slots, meaning they are approaching the 200-mark. Let’s see if they manage to push themselves over in November.
Virgin seems to have a system for adding slots, alternating two additions one month with four the next. This is a four slot month. Notable among the new games is Sapphire Sorceress and Million Dollar Money Drop.
Sapphire Sorceress is set in a fantasy world with spellbooks, cauldrons and magical artifacts. While there is no Bonus Game, there are Raining Reels that provide Cascading Wins up to 20x your line bet. VirginCasino.com is the only one this month to add Million Dollar Money Drop, a slot version of a TV gameshow in the UK. Featuring a typical gameshow backdrop and invisible audience that claps and cheers for every win, your goal is to gets stacks of cash in front of trap doors, which come into play during the bonus round. If you have stacks on 4 or 5 trapdoors, this can make for a fairly lengthy Bonus Game, where you can rack up some change on the spins. And at the end, you also get to keep the amount that is left on the one unopened trap door. Now that’s a bonus
It’s no surprise that Virgin has almost identical numbers to Tropicana, as they share the same land-based casino partner. They finish October with 189 total games, 167 of which are slots.
October brought three new slot offerings to BetfairCasino.com. Certainly not the dozen new games that some casinos added, but better than those that failed to add any at all.
Two of the three new slots centered on All Hallow’s Eve: Blood Suckers II, which follows the Vampiress Amilia through the castle in search of the treasure of her ancestors; and Dr. Jekyll Goes Wild, set in London’s dark and misty streets during the Victorian Age and featuring Sticky Wilds and a Big Bet feature. The third offering is the fifth installment in the Monopoly series: Monopoly Brings the House Down, which also features a Big Bet option.
Those three additions bring Betfair’s total game count to 250, with 227 slots and 23 blackjack and table games. This places it solidly in the middle of the pack in terms of total games offered.
BorgataCasino.com has added five new slots, down from eight just a month ago. This brings the total game count at the NJ gambling site to 255, with 232 slots and 23 blackjack and table games, just a few ahead of Betfair.
Two of the new five slots are have Asian themes: Fu Dao Le, a 5 reel/243 payline slot featuring good luck symbols, a feature-rich bonus game, as well as four jackpots; and, The Legend of Shangri-La, where you’ll find Free Spins, Sticky Re-Spins and random substitutions.
CaesarsCasino.com really stepped up its game in October, adding a whopping eleven new slots, seven more than September. With only four of the 12 casinos having more games, Caesars is making a run up the leaderboard with 377 total games, of which 336 are slots.
In addition to several of the darker-themed Halloween titles, Caesars has also added Jackpot Inferno by Everi, equine-themed Golden Mane, and Glorious Empire, which takes you back to the days of the Roman Empire with armored soldiers, decorative chariots and winged horses. The game pays both ways and has a Scatter Free Spins Bonus where you’ll win up to 15 games, and any Wild appearing is held for the duration of the spins.
For the third month in a row, Harrah’s has neglected to add any new games, slot or otherwise. With 59 slots and only six blackjack and table games, the site is next to last in terms of game offerings and 130 less than its nearest competitor. Time to pump up the slots to keep customers engaged.
Kudos to MoheganSunCasino.com for adding twelve new slot titles during October, tying for the highest number of slots added for the month. The site is making a run at Golden Nugget and that #1 spot, with 400 slots and 38 blackjack and table games.
New slots include the four Halloween-themed slots (Charms and Witches, Dr. Jekyll Goes Wild, Blood Suckers II and Fortunes of the Dead), and a nod to winter with Snowflakes, where fractal snowflakes in brilliant colors adorn the transparent reels. The Free Spins bonus game comes with 7-15 free spins, depending on the number of Scatters shown, and comes with a Locked Wilds feature.
In addition, you can get Icy Wilds (which add an additional Wild to the reels after the reels stop spinning) or the Icy Wind (which blows a Wild onto the reels while they are turning). Both make for a winter wonderland where wins can be increased significantly.
PalaCasino.com is reversing the trend of adding new games to its list. October saw the casino lose one slot and one table game, bringing its total to 233. Of those, 215 are slots and 18 are blackjack and table games.
It’s been a rollercoaster on BetMGM online casino when it comes to the addition of new casino games. August saw six new slots added, while September when up to 12, and October dipped back to only five added. Last month’s addition puts the total count at 241 games, landing playMGM squarely in the middle of the pack, along with three other NJ online casinos.
The two strongest additions were Fu Dao Le and The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays. Fu Dao Le is a progressive slot from Bally that offers 243 ways to sin. It has a Jackpot Bonus Feature, a Red Envelope Bonus, Free Games feature as well as for progressive jackpots (mini, minor, major, maxi).
The Legend of Shangri-La: Cluster Pays from game-maker NetEnt offers Stacked Symbols, Cluster Pays, and a circular orb that makes random substitutions for additional wins.
Tied with the aforementioned Mohegan for the highest number of slots added to the arsenal, Resorts bumped up the choices by 12 in October—all slots.
Players will want to check out Golden Mane by NextGen. Set amongst rolling hills, this equine-themed slot has 5 reels and 10 paylines, with a minimum bet of $.15 per line. It features a beautiful Golden Stallion Wild and Horseshoe Scatters. Two or three of the latter lead to the Free Spins Bonus game, which features Sticky Wilds, allowing for increased wins on subsequent spins.
You can also test out Theatre of the Night, a relatively simple game with five reels and 10 paylines (which pay both ways). Set in a magical forest with reel symbols that represent flora and fauna, you’ll want to achieve the Firefly Re-Spins feature where you not only have Stacked Wilds on reel 3, but also selected symbols also morph into Wilds.
Resorts is gaining on leader Golden Nugget, with total game offerings of 448 (410 slots and 38 blackjack and table games). The NJ gambling site is just two games shy of first place. At the rate it’s going, it’s anybody’s horse race.
PlaySugarHouse.com is sitting comfortably in fourth position amongst all 12 casinos, with 380 total games. During October its added 11 new slots, bringing that total to 354.
Amongst those twelve slot titles are two that are unique to SugarHouse. Riverboat Queen and Wild Wild Gems are exclusive to their online casino. The former, by Everi Games, features nine reels and 32 paylines. You’ll feel like your chugging up the Mississippi on a real riverboat while you spin for progressive tier jackpots.
Wild Wild Gems, also by Everi, is a more classic game with sapphires and rubies, bars and 7s that will serve up some truly glittering rewards.
888 Casino failed to add any slots in the last month, keeping its total steady at 55, the lowest amount of slots for any NJ online casino. With its seven blackjack and table games, its total offering currently stands at 62.