REMEMBER THE MICROGAMING SLOT TOURNAMENTS?
Slot Tournaments were once popular amongst UK players - specifically on the Microgaming Download Casino platform. Then... they kind of fizzled out and there was not much interest altogether. But why did this happen?
We think that this was largely down to a number of issues surrounding casinos who opted for Microgaming as their 'sole' provider. You see, a lot of online casinos like 32Red Casino and Roxy Palace Casino signed agreements with Microgaming at the height of the software giants' popularity. This meant that they were probably bound or tied in to having Microgaming as their only provider.
As new software and game providers emerged, it was clear that the future was no longer tied to the casino download client. Providers like NetEnt, soon began churning out games which were purely browser based. This had its advantages as many players were against the bulky casino client being loaded onto their hard drives. Coupled with the fact that the MG Download client was a bandwidth hog, players soon began to seek alternate forms of online gaming.
A NEW BREED OF ONLINE SLOT TOURNAMENTS
In 2015, Videoslots Casino pioneered an online slot tournament concept which grew from strength to strength. They called it the 'Battle of Slots'. At the time, Videoslots said of it:
We now offer our players a brand new game mode, available only at Videoslots.com. We believe that this way of playing will take the video slot casino games to a whole new level. From this point onwards, you will now have the ability to play against others in real-time video slot Battles. You can challenge your friends and other members of Videoslots.com in this revolutionizing game mode, you will also be able to chat with the other combatants at the same time as you are spinning the reels.
The Battle of Slots ushered in a new era of online tournament slotting. It gave the players the ability to compete for cash and free spins as well as sit and go tournaments. All this could be done without the need for any downloads or additional software. It became an instant hit and is extremely popular amongst players to this day.
OTHER CASINOS JOIN IN
Once it became apparent that slot tournaments were popular and here to stay, other online casinos joined in and began creating alternate forms of slotting competitions.
Casumo Casino introduced a 'Reel Race' concept where players play for real money on selected slots and in turn had the possibility to win cash, bonus and free spin prizes. Rizk Casino also introduced a similar concept called the 'Rizk Races'.
A number of other casinos like Yako Casino give players the ability to compete over a longer period of time. These tournaments look at the biggest win multipliers over predetermined periods and also reward players handsomely.
More information on Slot Tournaments, the types on offer and which casinos offer them can found on our Slots Tournaments page.