Slots.lv is an online casino licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission and operating in English. The site uses multiple software packages to power its games, including Betsoft and RealTime Gaming. Compared to many Internet casinos, Slots.lv is a relative newcomer, having launched in 2013.
Pros and Cons
Slots.lv offers a wide variety of games from multiple software providers, and some of their games are proprietary, which means they’re not available anywhere else. The site has an excellent reputation for timely payouts and competent customer service. They also offer a nice variety of bonuses and promotions.
PROS – Slot machine players love the casino because its theme is hyper-focused on slot machine play. They also have an impressive number of slot machine games in their stable. The site targets slot machine players. The bonus playthrough requirements, which strongly encourage clearing your bonus via slot machine play, are not going to present a problem for most customers.
Slots.lv does offer table games and video poker. You can play any of these games via the software download, but they also offer a no download version of their casino that can be played in your Web browser.
CONS – Like most online casinos, Slots.lv has playthrough requirements that almost ensure that you won’t have much money left when you clear the requirements. In order to clear your bonus, you’re required to wager 40X your deposit + bonus.
Here’s an example of how that works:
On your first deposit of $500, you’re eligible to receive a signup bonus of $1000, which gives you a bankroll of $1500 to play with. Seems unbelievable at first, but you have to place $60,000 in wagers before you’re allowed to cash out. If you assume the site has a 95% payback percentage on its slots, you’re expected to lose $3000 on that amount of action—which is, of course, more than your entire bankroll. That doesn’t mean you can’t walk away a winner, but you have to get awfully lucky.
Also, some of the slot machine games, especially most of the ones powered by RealTime Gaming, seem a little dated now.
Slots.lv Games Available
Slots.lv offers a wide variety of slot machine games via Betsoft and RealTime Gaming. But they also offer a wide variety of additional casino games, which they categorize according to type as follows:
- Table Games
- Video Poker
- Specialty Games
Available table games include multiple versions of blackjack, craps, baccarat, Caribbean Stud, and Vegas three card rummy, among others. Pai gow poker and roulette are also available. These games all follow the standard sets of rules, but the variety of different blackjack games available is impressive. Also, the software that powers the blackjack is some of the fastest on the Internet.
Most of the more common video poker games are available, including Jacks or better, Deuces Wild, and Bonus Poker. Slots.lv also offers Double Jackpot Poker, Double Double Bonus Poker, Bonus Deuces Wild, and Joker Poker. You have the option to play these the traditional way, but you also have the opportunity to play 3 hand, 10 hand, or 52 hand versions of the most common games.
Slots.lv lists three games as “Specialty Games”. These include:
- Virtual Racebook
Their version of keno is the same game you’ll play at a land-based casino, but I think it’s a rare gambler who’s interested in this game online. The advantage of land-based keno is that it’s a slow paced game, so you can stay in action for hours without risking a lot of money. When you’re playing keno online, you’re playing just as fast as you would any other casino game.
Skratcherz is an online version of a scratch-off lottery ticket. This isn’t one of my favorite games, but I’d recommend it to people who play state lotteries. The payout percentage for state-sponsored lottery games is a dismal 50%. I can’t imagine that Slots.lv is that cheap with their payouts. But you should try it yourself to see.
The virtual racebook is interesting, but it doesn’t allow you to bet on actual horses at an actual racetrack. Part of the fun of betting horses is doing the research to try to get an edge. With the virtual horses in this game, no research is necessary or even useful. Still, it might have a limited sort of appeal to slot machine players looking for some variety.
Make no mistake, though—Slots.lv focuses most of its energy on slot machine games. The games they offer, especially the Betsoft powered slots, are exceptional.
Bonuses and Promotions
New players are eligible for $5000 in bonuses over their first 9 deposits. You get a 200% match bonus of up to $1000 on your first deposit, then 100% on each of your next deposits of $500 each.
Mobile players are also eligible for a $25 bonus just for playing on their mobile devices.
The playthrough requirement for these bonuses is 40X your deposit plus bonus.
Slots.lv has a lot to offer to slot machine players, but it shouldn’t be overlooked by blackjack or video poker players, either. For a casino that brands itself as a place to play slots, it offers a lot of options. The signup bonuses are generous. The playthrough requirements are a little tough, but that’s typical in today’s Internet gambling environment.