It’s been an exciting month for new slots with the NextGen Judge Dredd slot and South Park: Reel Chaos from Net Entertainment both making a first appearance. Red Hot Devil from Microgaming is also out, as is the multiplayer version of their Playboy slot. Cool Jewels by Williams Interactive is also expected out this month, using the new Exploding Pays engine; this is their most radical wacky reels arrangement yet with no paylines as such, looking more like Bejewelled than like a slot machine.
The new UK licensing regime for online gambling sites has been delayed by one month and will now come into effect on November 1st. Sites that are regulated in Alderney, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Malta or Antigua and Barbuda will be given a continuation licence to enable them to continue operations with UK players after the legislation comes into force. Originally this was only if they had submitted an application for a UK licence before 16th September, but an extension has now been allowed with applications needing to be in by 23rd October.
The casinos and online slots sites listed on this site all have UK licence applications under way. We know of quite a few sites that have already exited the UK market and some that have restructured to keep the UK players separate from the international players in preparation for the new tax regime to be introduced in December. Once the Gambling Commission has dealt with the large volume of applications that have been made, we can expect to see a number of new sites on offer to UK players that have previously been regulated in a non whitelisted jurisdiction such as Netherlands Antilles.
It will certainly be easy to tell in future which sites are UK compliant as from 1st November they will be required to display their licence number on every page. This came into effect back in August for sites that already had a UK licence, so if you want to see an example visit mfortune or Pocket Fruity.
Bgo has a couple of regular promotions. The monthly Beat the Boss promotion has reset for October. This consists of a series of challenges that must be completed to win prizes; each section of bgo has its own set so you could just do the slots ones or try some of the other sections as well. There’s also a daily free game, a spin of the Boss’s Wheel, where you can win free spins on the exclusive slot Jungle Trouble. Bgo usually give out free spins for making a deposit whenever they launch a new slot, so it’s worth checking the site regularly for that.
Guts have a regular promotion that is better than many of the special promotions you’ll find elsewhere. All you have to do is deposit and spend £20 on a Thursday, and the following day you will receive 10 or more free spins on the game of the week (updated every Monday). There is NO wagering requirement on winnings from the free spins.
The Guts Halloween promotion is well under way and runs until October 31st with free spins and bonus offers available every day. To qualify, deposit and spend £20 then come back the following day (and every day till the end of the promotion) to see what you’ve won.
Mr Green run regular Cash Drop offers (usually but not always on a Thursday) on a different slot each time. Real cash prizes of £5 to £250, worth £1000 in total, are awarded to random players of the featured game.
This week, on Tuesday 28th October, there will instead be a free spins promotion on Fruit Shop. Deposit and play £20 for 25 bonus spins, £50 for 60 bonus spins and £100 for a massive 140 bonus spins.
Running most weekends are slots tourneys. Mr Green slots tournaments differ from the ones you’ll find elsewhere in several ways, the most important being that there is NO need to spend massive sums in order to be competitive as the leaderboard placing is based on the highest percentage win over 20 consecutive wins, not total winnings or total spend. The minimum value spin to qualify is just 25p, and the top 5 win real cash prizes of £100 to £1000. South Park is a slot for the weekend of 18th – 19th October.
For 30th October to 2nd November, a 4 day slots tourney will run on 4 Halloween featured slots.
188bet have the Get More Free Bets promotion running for the whole of October. This is a special bonus awarded on the basis of the number of the days in the month you log into the casino and play; play on 5 days and you’ll get £5, play on more than 20 days and you’ll get £50. There’s also a £500 prize draw in the mobile casino – use code MOBILE5 and get one entry for each day you play between 22nd and 31st October,
The Throne of Games free spins promotion for new depositing players is still running at Slots Magic. This consists of an initial 20 free spins on Wizard of Oz, plus an additional 20 free spins for each of the following 7 days on a different slot each day of the week (use code SPINS to get them). The winnings are capped at £100 though so it is more about trying out the slots than potentially winning.
Selected Fridays are Free Spins Friday. Deposit and spend £20 on any of the featured slots (all by Williams) and get an entry into that week’s draw – each draw has 35 prizes of 20-60 free spins on a different slot each time.
Trick or Treat runs from 27th – 31st October. Opt in and play the featured slots, spending at least £20. If you lose, you get a Trick – 20% cashback up to £100. If you win, your winnings will be doubled, again up to £100.
The Games section has a networked prize draw promotion on the new slot Gold, from 20th October to 7th December. Spend £50 on Gold to get an entry (1 per player) and you could win one of 3 gold iPone 6s or one of 3 gold Dr Dre Beats headphones in the draw on 9th December.
A Spooky Slots leaderboard contest runs in the Games section until 2nd November. The top prize is £1500 with prizes for the top 50 – earn one point for each £10 spent on the featured spooky slots.
The Games and Vegas sections also frequently give out free spins and bonus back offers. These tend to be for one day only so it’s worth checking the site often.
The Sky Vegas Full Throttle promotion, with a car as the prize, has finished now and we’re waiting for the next exclusive. In the meantime they are running the same Gold promotion as at William Hill .
Betfair have a special offer on the Williams Star Trek series of slots in the Vegas Slots tab. To unlock the later games you must win medals in the earlier games. Betfair are giving out 10 free spins when you unlock Explore New Worlds and 25 free spins when you unlock The Trouble With Tribbles.
The Net Entertainment free spins promotion that has been running for the last few weeks is over now, but now there is a prize draw and free bet promotion on Jack Hammer which has just been added to the Arcade. Each week – 20th-26th October and 27th October – 2nd November – spend £20 or more on any slot to get a prize draw entry to win one of 1000 free bets of £2 – £25 in value. Or spend £50 on Jack Hammer in the first week and £50 on Jack Hammer 2 in the second week to enter both draws and also get a guaranteed free bet (again of £2 – £25 in value)
There’s also the Feel Good Fridays promotion. Spend £500 or more Monday – Thursday and get a free bet on Friday (which has to be used before midnight and only carries a single playthrough requirement). The bet varies in size from £5 to £100 and you can increase your chances of getting one of the larger amounts by spending more. Two randomly selected players will receive a £250 bonus.
Bet 365 has the ongoing Slots Club promotion which only applies to the Playtech slots in the casino section (and requires an opt in). The promotional periods run for complete calendar months and the idea is to earn a target number of loyalty points on each of a target number days to win a cash prize. These range from £5 for earning at least 50 points on each of 10 days during the month right up to £1000 for earning at least 2500 points on each of 25 days during the month.
The Vegas section (where you’ll find the Net Entertainment slots) also has regular promotions. 30th and 31st October sees a 25% reload offer (up to £100). To qualify you have to deposit at least £20 and enter an offer code.
Coral have a regular promotion, Bet and Spin, that gives out a mystery casino bonus (from £2 to £100) when you place a bet on the featured Premier League match.
Coral also have the regular Supercharged Slots promotion in the casino section. A different slot features each week and when you buy in with £20 cash (any time from Monday to Thursday) you receive a £20 bonus; you must then play through deposit and bonus 20 times on the featured slot before you can withdraw any winnings.
There’s also a regular Sunday bonus back promotion on a featured slot, and on 30th and 31st October there’s a £20 bonus up for grabs when you play £20 on Halloween Fortunes.
Probability mobile slots sites
#100 Lucky Days, which started back in August and continues until 11th November at a number of Probability powered sites, consists of lots and lots of prize draws. There are daily draws, Tuesday – Friday every week, with 5 x £20 cash prizes and to enter you just need to deposit £5 or more the previous day.
Weekend draws take place every Monday with a choice of gadgets and luxury items to be won. To enter, either qualify for 3 or more of the previous week’s daily draws or deposit £15 or more over the weekend (Friday – Sunday).
Finally, there are milestone draws every 10 days (dates on site), again with a choice of (even nicer) gadgets and luxury items to be won. To enter, either qualify for 5 daily draws and one weekend day during the 10 day period or else make a deposit of £50 or more.