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BGAMING is the in-house game development team at SoftSwiss, one of the world’s leading casino content aggregators and platforms. SoftSwiss delivers “cutting-edge online gambling solutions, software and games” to companies all over the world, and they were first established back in 2008, making them a veteran in the iGaming industry.
SoftSwiss are also known for being one of the first iGaming developers to take the crypto casino niche seriously, and the vast majority of their games can be played at Bitcoin casinos, with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In this review, we’re going to be taking a look at BGAMING – the game development side of their operation.
BGAMING develop all of their slots using HTML5 technology – this ensures they can be played across all devices, including desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices. They also use a very unique function called a “Provably Fair” verification feature. This proves that their games are running fairly (and that nothing untowards is going on), and players can check themselves, using cryptography, to make sure they’re playing games that are fair. BGAMING’s slots are state-of-the-art, and they play incredibly well across almost all device types.
BGAMING currently offers more than 40 different slots for you to enjoy, and many of these carry common themes while others are more unique. Below, we’re going to be taking a look at 10 of BGAMING’s most popular releases to date!
Book of Pyramids: Book of Pyramids is one of BGAMING’s most successful slot releases, and it’s also one of the best to play, thanks to the high RTP of 97.1%. The game’s based around a 5-reel, 3-row format, and there’s a total of 9 fixed paylines in play here. The main attraction of the game is the bonus round, and this is triggered by landing 3, 4, or 5 of the scatter symbols anywhere in view. During the bonus, a new special symbol called the Scarab starts coming into play, and if you’re lucky enough to land five of these Scarabs on an active payline, you’ll win a whopping 9,999X multiplier!
Cherry Fiesta: Cherry Fiesta is one of BGAMING’s “old-school” slots, and it aims to take your back to basics; you’ll find yourself playing with a combination of playing card values, including 10, jack, queen, king, and ace and fruit-related symbol, and with an RTP of 97%, it’s yet another of the game developer’s titles that offers really good value. It’s built around a 5-reel, 3-row format, and there’s a total of 9 fixed paylines in play here. If you land three of the Cherry Girl scatter symbols in view you’ll trigger the bonus round, and you’ll then be awarded a whopping 30 free-spins! It’s actually possible to win up to 50 free-spins (by landing 5 scatter symbols in view), so there’s plenty of chances to win big in Cherry Fiesta, despite the old-school theme!
Fantasy Park: Fantasy Park is one of BGAMING’s slots to not feature a free-spins bonus – but that doesn’t mean it lacks action. There’s an exciting Expanding Wild feature which is active during the base-game, and if you land a wild symbol on reels 2, 3 or 4, the wild will expand, cover the reel, and up to 10 re-spins will then be awarded. There’s also big win-potential in Fantasy park, as landing five of the wild symbols on an active payline awards you a payout of up to 5,000 coins!
Dominators: Dominators is one of those games where a comparison can’t really be made with any other slot in the iGaming world. This is what BGAMING are great at; coming up with unique, never-before-seen themes. The game is set in medieval Romania, and you’ll be battling alongside vampires as you try to trigger the free-spins round. Doing so awards up to 15 free-spins, and during the bonus round all wins are multiplied by 3X!
Lucky Ladys Clover: Lucky Ladys Clover is a 5-reel, 3-row slot from BGAMING with just 9 paylines. This seems to be a fairly standard layout for them. It’s essentially a clone of Novomatic’s Lucky Ladys Charm, and the big win-potential lies within the bonus round, which is triggered by landing 3, 4, or 5 of the scatter symbols anywhere in view. You will then be awarded 15 free-spins, and during the bonus round all wins are multiplied by 3X. It’s also possible to win more free-spins, by landing another 3, 4, or 5 of the scatter symbols anywhere in view during the free-spins feature.
Lucky Blue: Yet again, Lucky Blue is a 5-reel, 3-row video slot with 9 paylines, and it comes with an RTP of 97%. The game’s based all around diving, and you’ll be slotting alongside a number of sea creatures like fish, coral, turtles, sea stars and crabs. The main goal of Lucky Blue is to land three or more of the scatter symbols anywhere in view, as doing so will trigger the free-spins bonus. During the bonus, there are no additional multipliers, but there’s some massive win-potential, as lining up five of the Shark symbols on an active payline awards a 5,000X line bet payout!
Brave Viking: Brave Viking is set in an ancient Scandanavian kingdom, and you’ll be acting as the hero, as you attempt to ward off the enemy. One of BGAMING’s most visually appealing games, Brave Viking carries a slightly higher RTP than many of their games, set at 97.1%. There are also two bonuses – although it’s the free-spins that you’ll want to land. This is triggered by landing three or more of the Blue Rune scatter symbols anywhere in view, and you’ll then be awarded at least 15 free-spins.
Aztec Magic: We’re used to seeing Aztec-themed slots in the iGaming industry, and BGAMING has added Aztec Magic to their portfolio. The game’s built around 5-reel, 3-row format, although here, you’ll find 15 paylines instead of the game developer’s conventional 9-line format. Again, the big win-potential is found in the free-spins feature, and this is triggered by landing 3, 4, or 5 of the scatter symbols anywhere in view. During the bonus, you’ll want to actually land more scatter symbols, as doing so awards cash payouts between 5X and 100X your total stake!
Slotomon Go: BGAMING takes no shame in admitting that Slotomon Go is heavily inspired by the hit game Pokemon Go, and it features some great-looking graphics, ideal for those wanting something a bit more retro to try out. The game is super volatile, and has just 5 reels, 3 rows and 5 paylines. If you manage to land three or more of the Yellow Gems anywhere in view you’ll trigger the free-spins feature, and this awards you with 10 free-spins. During the bonus, one of the higher-paying symbols will be chosen to act as a stacked symbol. This gives you the chance of landing a full screen of one of the top-paying symbols, awarding some fantastic win-potential!
Platinum Lightning: Platinum Lightning is one of BGAMING’s most successful releases, and it draws its inspiration from Ancient Greek mythology. You’ll be playing alongside some recognizable characters like Zeus, Neptune, Medusa, Poseidon and the Minotaur, and the game’s built around a 5-reel, 3-row format. Interestingly, you’ll find a total of 24 fixed paylines here; quite a strange number. Landing 3, 4, or 5 of the scatter symbols anywhere in view (the Bolt of Lightning) triggers the multiplier feature. If you manage to land all 5 scatter symbols in view, you’ll win a payout of a whopping 777X your total stake!
While BGAMING are undoubtedly known best for their video slots, they also offer a very small selection of casino table games. Currently, this includes just a couple of titles – you’ll find Roulette and Blackjack offered – but as the game developer grows, it’s likely that we’ll see this offering expanding, with more new games hitting online casinos around the world.
While BGAMING are yet to develop any tournament or gamification systems into their games, as mentioned earlier, many of their slots run on Provably Fair gaming technology. This is made possible using Blockchain technology, which allows players to independently verify that the result of every game round is truly random. It’s essentially like being able to verify the game’s random number generator (RNG) for yourself, and for those who are crypto-savvy, it’s a great way to double check that the game’s you’re playing are actually fair, and operating as they are legally required to be.
- BGAMING’s slots are fun, fast-paced and offer - generally speaking - a significant amount of win-potential.
- They like to vary up their themes, meaning you won’t just find the same old re-hashed content that we’ve become so accustomed to seeing from most other game developers.
- The fact that all of BGAMING’s slots support Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) is testament to the software provider’s commitment to penetrating new markets, and it’s clear that they’re unafraid to try out new things and operate their company from an innovative point of view.
- Unfortunately, currently, BGAMING (and SoftSwiss, their parent company) are poorly regulated. They’re regulated in Curacao, who have a relatively poor reputation when it comes to enforcing rules and making sure game developers and operators are treating players fairly.
- BGAMING’s slots are also quite hard to find - especially at non-crypto casinos. However, as the company grows, their games are becoming more accessible, and it’s likely we’ll see them making an appearance at more prominent, accredited casinos in the near future.