New slots 2018

slot machineThere are well over 100 software developers that specialise in the field of online gaming, and together they combine to produce on average close to 200 slots per month. Based on our experience, however, only a handful of the new creations are of acceptable quality when we look at the mathematical models and potential.

Generally speaking, software developers aim to produce games at the rate of at least one new slot per month, something we see with providers such as Yggdrasil, NetEnt, and Red Tiger Gaming for example, although this number can, of course, vary a great deal.

It's common practice for developers to strike deals with specific casinos to produce exclusive material which, unfortunately, are all too often just lazy clones of old games. This means that a particular developer may churn out as many as 2 to 3 slots during the length of a month. Other studios, such as Big Time Gaming, are known to focus more on quality, which is why the launch pattern may be less regular.

Knowledge is power! Try new slots for free and learn the facts

We love playing slots, and we're huge slots enthusiasts ourselves, which is the reason we started Bigwinboard.com in the first place. Still to this day we play online slots more or less on a daily basis, both for fun and educational purposes. With many years of experience, we know what we want to see in a slot and have come to expect a certain degree of quality. There's nothing worse than a low paying, unbalanced game, lacking both innovation and entertaining features, and if we ever come across such games, we will loudly voice our honest opinions in the reviews we publish.

You have probably seen it, the endless stream of generic casino sites turning up on Google with the sole purpose of promoting anything possible to promote - rouge, scammy or flat out criminal casinos and slots, it doesn't seem to matter which. On Bigwinboard.com we have another approach. We aim towards writing unbiased, honest, factual and educational reviews. Being players ourselves, we want to use our experience and knowledge to help less seasoned players avoid the pitfalls or wasting their hard earned money on awful slots without any chance of decent returns.

On Bigwinboard.com you can learn everything worth knowing about new slots. All our reviews are concluded with a final verdict and ratings to aid the player in his or her decision-making. In many cases, you can even try the games for free! We usually only make room for the commercially most successful providers and their games, who's productions nonetheless can be disappointing. However, from time to time we will give the odd obscure provider a chance as well, especially if we find something we deem good enough to share with out readers.

Important about new slots

Always make sure you play slots with an acceptable RTP. The general rule of thumb is that it should be at least over 95% for online slots, although 96%+ is prefered. Some providers, such as Play'n GO allow casinos to choose pre-defined settings themselves and could be as low as 85% for certain markets.

Keep an eye on our slot statistics page where we monitor the general performance of the providers. It doesn't say anything about individual slots but may help you in your decision-making and possibly even tell you which providers to avoid.

As important as it may be for you, avoid making gameplay decisions solely on visuals. Online slots have evolved to look more and more like Candy Crush type games, but it's still gambling, and your main objective is to beat the casino. Don't allow the casino and game providers to fool you into wasting your hard earned money on games mathematically designed to rip you off.

Take some time to educate yourself on casino variance and the best approach to beat wagering. Don't listen to people who argue that there are elements of skill involved in online slots - it's irresponsible, ridiculous and flat out wrong. However, certain strategies can improve your chances of clearing bonus wagering.

Read our reviews before playing new slots. We use our knowledge based on years of experience playing slots to help guide you through the jungle of bad and good games.

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Readers testimonials - your favourite new slot 2018

Stephan T (Germany) - I always get super excited when I hear about upcoming Big Time Gaming slots, something that Bigwinboard is often first to report about by the way! All my favourite games are from BTG, so it's no surprise that my top game this year is Donuts. The volatility is extreme and so is the potential. I've seen examples of multipliers going all the way up to 135x in the bonus and screenshots of people having had insane wins in the main game. In my opinion, no one comes close to creating high variance slots of the same quality as BTG.

Linda R (Sweden) - I'll be honest, I barely know the name of the games, let alone who develops them, and I couldn't care less to be honest. With that said, I do have my favourites, and this year Wild Heist at Peacock Mansion by Thunderkick is the one that has received most playtime from me. It has all the right elements I look for in a game - loads of fun features, great potential, smooth gameplay and superb graphics. There's something about the theme itself that also appeals to me.

Jonathan A (UK) - I'm not a big fan of new slots that look more like mobile games for kids than anything else. For this reason, I Usually tend to stick to Novomatics, Merkur, and other retro type slots. I'm happy playing the old classics such as Lucky Lady's Charm, Dolphin's Pearl, Knight's Life, Magic Mirror, and so on, but was still pleasantly surprised when I read the Book of Ra Magic review here. Novomatics release variations of their games from time to time, but this was a title that stood out more, combining elements of Magic Mirror with classic Book of Ra while also increasing the variance even further.