Last Updated: January 19, 2017
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Barcrest is a UK based casino game developer that was established in 1968. Originally focused on land casino games, Barcrest has expanded to the online casino industry as well, offering some of their most popular games to punters in the comfort of their own homes. Recently the company has expanded to begin offering mobile games as well, and in 2011 Barcrest was purchased by Scientific Gaming, merging the assets of two very strong game developers.
Barcrest slots have a very unique look and feel to them. They are all bright and animated. The sound effects are sudden and loud. If babies were to play slot machines, I bet 9 out of 10 would choose Barcrest.
There is always plenty going on with Barcrest slots. Most of them seem to have three different bonus games. Sometimes there are feature on the initial spins, like a wild randomly replacing another symbol on what would have been a losing spin. Whatever is going on, the makers try to make it fun and entertaining.
As an advocate for open and honest gambling, my favorite thing about Barcrest slots is that they disclose the theoretical return percentage in the rule screens, which were invariably close to 95% on the games I played. I believe this is in compliance with a UK law. The slots I played in London always disclosed the return somewhere, usually buried in the rule screens. Perhaps they don't need to do that with Internet slots, where the player is outside the UK, so it is nice to still tell the player what he is up against. For this, I saw "hip hip horray!"
Although its focus is primarily on slots, Barcrest is an established name in the UK slot sector with a history that reaches nearly 50 years. Combined with Scientific Gaming, Barcrest is a reliable and safe developer and you will find their games in some of the best online casinos in the industry.