Online casinos have been legal in a few states of the US for several years (Delaware and New Jersey were the first to legalize in 2013, and have since been joined by Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia. But as any European casino fan who has played in one of these sites or mobile apps will tell you, the selection of slots looks dated and tired.
Or at least, that was the case. In recent months, US online casinos like Caesars, DraftKings, and Betrivers have been able to revamp their slot lobbies. This is all thanks to state regulators finally giving the green light to slot studios like NetEnt, Big Time Gaming, Elk, and more. Here are 5 of the most classic Euro slots which Americans now access, as discovered by the team at casinosformoney.com.
Gonzo’s Quest (NetEnt)
One of the all-time classic slots features the friendly looking conquistador Gonzo, as he explores the jungles of Mexico in search of gold. Now US fans can fall in love with Gonzo and his quest, and even play the megaways sequel, which comes with bigger prizes and massive volatility.
Bonanza (Big Time Gaming)
Bonanza was the first slot to launch the megaways mechanic about a decade or so back. European casino players loved the chance to win one or more than 100,000 paylines. Big Time Gaming started licensing the megaways mechanic to other providers and now no month is complete without a dozen new releases using this innovative way of playing.
This space-aged slot from NetEnt is one of the mainstays of every Euro casino, and we expect it to do the same in the US. If there are free spins on offer, chances are it’s for Starburst. The chilled-out soundtrack, low variance, and brightly coloured gemstones are the ideal way to start an evening of slot action.
Monopoly (Big Time Gaming)
Another slot which recently got the megaways treatment was Monopoly. Of course, this was a board game classic on both sides of the Atlantic before it became a slot, and the excitement of the casino version lies in the fact that the actual board game plays such an integral role in the spinning reels.
Oracle of Dead (Entain)
This one might be heavily inspired by Play n’ Go’s Book of Dead slot, but it’s a good one all the same, and has become something of a slot classic in its own right. Ancient Egypt is always a big draw for slot fans, especially when we get to go deep inside the pyramids for some progressive jackpot prizes.
The growth in legal US casinos has been a welcome one, at least for residents of the 5 states which have legalized slot play. We just hope that more US state legislatures follow the trend of licensing online casinos. This will help boost tax revenues, promote responsible gambling, and get rid of those crummy slots Americans have had to put up with in the last decade! Our big wish for 2022? That Swedish developer Play n’ Go get fully licensed and offer their award-winning slot in the lobbies of the big guns.