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The Best Slot Machine Innovations of 2013

love-boat-slot-jackpotThe year 2013 was a very busy year for many online slot machine providers, we have of course had a steady stream of new and unique slot games launching on every gaming platform you can think of, and as we prepare to celebrate the start of 2014 we shall take a look back at some of the major slot game innovations of the last 12 months.

Cryptologic Remove Downloadable Gaming Platform

One casino software company who opted to remove their downloadable gaming platform and concentrate solely on instant play games in 2013 was Cryptologic, it did seem a strange move at the time with players questioning why would they get rid of their downloadable suite of games, however this was to enable them to add other software providers slots to their already bulging gaming suite.

This they have now started to do just that and if you visit the Inter Casino site that is powered by Cryptologic then you will find plenty of new slot games on offer in additional to all of their usual ones.

Playtech Launched the Dream Jackpot Concept

One major innovation in regards to the design of one of Playtech’s 2013 launched slot games was their Dream Jackpot concept, this very unusual bonus type feature is one on which players accumulate raffle tickets when playing their Love Boat slot machine which was launched in 2013.

Every week one raffle ticket is drawn out of the hat and the person with the winning raffle ticket picks up an instant jackpot worth $10k. This has to be one of the most unique slot game innovations of the year and if you have never come across it before then do log on to one of our featured Playtech casino sites and check out that Love Boat slot.

NetEnt’s Mega Fortune Slot Machine

Not really an innovation but a world record, was announced back in January of 2013, and this was that NetEnt’s Mega Fortune slot machine which is one of their network wide slot games had finally paid out it s huge jackpot which had been growing for many months.

The biggest jackpot in the history of online casinos was awarded to one lucky player back at the start of 2013 and that player managed to walk away with a life changing 17.8 Million Euros, and throughout 2013 that slot has continued to pay out some huge amounts, so well done NetEnt.

Legalized US Online Gaming

2013 also saw three US States finally opting to make online gambling legal from within their jurisdictions, this now means that slot players living in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey are able to play a range of legal online slot machines.

There was of course a mad rush of online gaming companies joining forces with many land based casinos in those jurisdictions to allow them to offer their gaming platforms and casino games to players living, residing and visiting those three US States.

More Mobile Slot Machines Launched

Many online software companies who along with many of their slot games are fully reviewed throughout our website launched more and more slot games onto the mobile gambling environment in 2013, with larger numbers of Playtech, Microgaming and NetEnt online slots being made totally compatible with most mobile devices.

It should be pointed out that all of these three software and online casino game providers have yet to release a range of completely unique mobile slot games, however with their online slot games proving so popular we expect even more of them to be given the mobile makeover in 2014.

More Tournament Slot Games Launched

It is Microgaming who is famed as having one of the biggest ranges of online slot tournaments. In fact their annual Grand Slam Slot Tournament is always a popular event and offers the biggest prize pools found attached to any online slot tournament.

2013 saw Microgaming adding more and more slot games to their already bulging collection of tournament slots and as such if you are looking to play in any type of online slot tournament then you are advised to select a downloadable Microgaming casino site for you will not find a bigger selection of different types of slot tournaments that those offered at these casino sites.

Additional Licensed Slots Launched

During 2013 we did see quite a number of completely unique and exclusive online slot games launched, many of these new slot were fully licensed slots which boasted a theme of a company or film franchise that ensured players were playing games with a name and theme they were familiar with.

The Playboy slot has to be one of the more innovative slot games launched in 2013, and does of course come with the world famous raunchy and mildly erotic Playboy brand theme, and anther slot game which really did prove to be an instant hit was the licensed Batman themed The Dark Knight Rises slot machine.

Whilst those two slot games mentioned were released by Microgaming it is not only that software provider who have been launching fully licensed online slot games in 2013, Playtech have as usual brought out a steady stream of fully branded slot games in the last twelve months.

One of their most popular new slot games in 2013 was the Little Britain slot game themed around the UK’s most popular comedy sketch show of the same name this slot has been entertaining tens of thousands of online slot players since its launch a few months back.

Playtech have also been releasing even more of their Marvel Jackpot slot games in the last 12 months and as such if you are a fan of the Marvel Comic Books then you are going to find a whole array of online slot games available from Playtech software powered sites each of which feature characters from those comic books on those slot machines.

It is safe to say that 2013 has been a year of major innovations in regards to online slot games and we just know 2014 is going to be even more exciting for worldwide online slots players.

Author: Marcus Nilsson

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