Slot machines, also known as fruit machines and one-armed bandits, first appeared on the world entertainment stage in the late 19th century. Today, online slots are one of the most popular casino games on the planet. A little inquiry soon reveals the reason – it’s that playing online slots, especially at River Belle, is a terrific way to let your hair down and just have fun. Of course it’s nice to potentially win, but that’s not the most important thing.
Some people might say that online slots are too simple to be popular. Those people would be wrong. The strength of online slots is precisely the elegant simplicity of their design. You just pull the lever, so to speak, and watch the reels spin at your leisure in the hope that they will form a potentially winning combination. Of course, nowadays, there are many more ways to potentially win than the traditional 3x3 rows and columns – watching the patterns form and transform into potentially winning lines and clusters can be quite therapeutic. Under the best circumstances, playing an online slot is like interacting with a work of art – with the difference that a work of art never paid out money!
Playing the new generation of online slots is also a lot like watching a special kind of animated movie. Online slots created by developers like River Belle’s multi-award-winning partners Microgaming and NetEnt have the most incredible themes based on every aspect of popular culture. Immerse yourself in Norse mythology with Thunderstruck 2. Explore the jungle with the Adventure Palace slot. Play Avalon 2 and join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table on the Grail Quest. The list is endless. Comic books, pirates, gangsters, superheroes, steam-punk explorers, vampires, detectives, and more – if you can imagine it, there’s probably an online slot game theme for it.
As the themes become more imaginative, so do the sounds, graphics, animations and special features keep getting more inventive and entertaining. Not only that, but viewed as pure entertainment, online slots are uniquely suited to smaller screens such as mobile phones and tablets. Because they run on a loop, mobile games are actually more rewarding to play when it’s hard to concentrate – like during a commute – than it is to watch a TV series with a complicated plot, for instance. Of course, you can play mobile slots anywhere, any time, even in your pyjamas – as well as great options like our interactive live dealer games. It’s like having a galaxy of entertainment in the palm of your hand.
At River Belle, we have over 500 slots to keep you entertained.
Classic slots, also known as reel slots, emulate the original slot machines, just with better graphics and sounds. The icons on the reels often look like the old-time fruit machine icons. Classic slots are the perfect introduction to slots for novice players because they are so basic.
Online video slots are the new generation of online slots and practically constitute a genre of entertainment all to themselves. Themes, special features, graphics, animations, sounds, soundtracks and animated reel icons are all part of the fun and games. Often there is a story-line that unfolds progressively as you go deeper into the game. This makes for a very satisfying entertainment experience. Tie-ins with famous brands offer additional depth – try Microgaming’s new Playboy slot for something different!
MegaSpin slots offer the possibility of potentially winning several times at once. Playing MegaSpin slot games is like playing multi-hand online video poker – one spins activates up to 4 identical 3-reel, single-payline slot games with just one spin. The slots pay out independently.
Progressive slots put aside a fraction of every bet goes into a progressive jackpot, adds up to the biggest potential payouts of all. The online progressive slot with the biggest reputation is Microgaming’s Mega Moolah. The online progressive slot jackpot world record was set on Mega Moolah in 2015, when a 26-year-old British soldier won a Moolah jackpot of nearly $20 million.
The first step is registering for a player account. An initial deposit entitles you to a Welcome Bonus – enough to spin the reels until you figure out which online slots suit your personality and style. You can always play in demo mode if you want to try things out first.
At River Belle, the emphasis is on responsible gambling and entertainment. Most of our slots have a Return To Player (RTP) percentage of 96% and more and use a random number generator (RNG) to make sure that each spin generates truly random numbers.
Of course, playing online slots is also gambling, so our online slots are also equipped with a betting limit feature which allows you to play within your personal limits.