Slots Galore Casino Review
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First impressions are warm and friendly at Slots Galore. Its color scheme of brick red, terracotta and warm brown combine with sharp graphics to give a hospitable welcome. There’s an intriguing Flash rotation of its many features such as promotions, bonuses and tournaments to give players some idea of what they’ll get for their money, which is quite a lot, but could be even more.
Vegas Technology powers Slots Galore, giving players more than 120 games in slots, video poker, European roulette, Blackjack, and craps. Eye-catching full-color graphics make these games truly a sight to behold, but players with computers that have less speed and storage capacity, or are a few years older, may find the site works slowly for them. The site also doesn’t seem to work well with Macs, which isn’t surprising considering that most online casinos are rendered almost exclusively for PCs running Windows operating systems.
One thing to note: Make sure you have the latest version of Macromedia Flash installed on your computer if you intend to play the No Download version of Slots Galore. That way, the games with run as smoothly as possible.
Technical issues aside, Slots Galore shows that it wants to be responsive to customers. Its introductory Flash on the home pages lists such customer desires as: “I want a bonus on every deposit” and “I want a casino manager I can trust” show that Slots Galore has listened to customer surveys and responded.
One of these customer-centric options is its separate menu of Flash-based Help Files. The manual appears in its own pop-up window, which definitely helps newbies. Some of its entries on things like “Game Buttons” are generic no matter what game is selected, so any serious questions about how a game works or how to play it should be directed to the web site’s around-the-clock customer service.
Slots Galore Casino Games
Slots Galore’s name doesn’t lie. There are 3-, 5- and 7-reel slots, 3- and 5-reel bonus slots and progressive slots. The 5-reel bonus slots offer the most variety, with fan favorites such as Cleopatra’s Pyramid, Winter Wonderland, Parrot Party and The Right Prize, a variation of the successful TV game show, “The Price is Right.” All but the progressive slots can be played for fun. Only real-money players can gain access to the progressive slots.
Table games are as rich as slots. There are three kinds of blackjack (Standard Blackjack, Blackjack Vegas Strip and Progressive Blackjack), craps, keno, Carribean stud, European Roulette, Let Them Ride, Red Dog and Tri-Card Poker available for fun play. As with other games, progressive table games are only open to real money players.
Video poker includes all the familiar games such as Joker Poker, Deuces Wild and Jacks or Better, along with Tens or Better, Aces and Faces, Deuces and Joker and Double Joker. Players can try their luck at multiple hands with some versions. For instance, a variation of Deuces Wild offers a maximum of 100 hands at once!
Slots Galore’s Bonuses, Promotions and Tournaments
Slots Galore has an especially rich offering of tournaments and most buy-ins are at a level accessible to a large number of players. The biggest buy-in for a monthly tournament typically is $10. In most cases, the prize is the pot, but some tournaments boast as much as $100,000 in winnings. For instance, in February the website held a “Lucky in Love” slots tournament featuring the Doctor Love game. A “March Madness” Slots Tournament is offering a grand prize of $150,000 out of a total $300,000 in prizes to be won throughout the month.
Slots Galore features two standing promotions: a 100 percent first-deposit bonus to a maximum of $1,000, and a 25 percent reload bonus on subsequent deposits. The biggest bonuses and other perks can be earned through The VIP Plan, a loyalty rewards program in which players earn points that can be redeemed for cash or prizes. Points are allotted according to an increasing scale depending on which games are played. For full details see Slots Galore’s Promotions and The VIP Plan sections on the website.