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Calling all slot players looking for risk-free gaming!
Slotomania is a community of over 100 million players who love the entertainment that slot games provide without having to put cash into a machine or transfer money to a traditional online casino. It’s a social gaming site that’s 100% dedicated to slots.
You won’t find video poker, specialty games, or casino table games at Slotomania, but, you will be able to unlock more titles as you level up through the Slotomania ranks.
The premise of Slotomania is to provide a virtual gathering place for you and your friends to compare your successes, send gifts to each other, and monitor each other’s progress.
You’ll be gifted with more virtual coins every 4 hours. But, you don’t need to limit yourself to those allotments, as there are all kinds of bonuses, gift opportunities, tournaments, and quests that you can participate in to boost your betting resources.
Slotomania is primarily designed for Facebook play but can be accessed through the app stores or your PC or laptop.
You won’t be cashing out any real money, but it’s not required for you to invest any either. You can get started with just an email address and have those reels spinning in less than a minute, but bring your friends along, because with Slotomania, the more, the merrier!
Who Can Play at the Slotomania Casino?
Although this isn’t a traditional casino service as you can’t win any real cash, there is a strict 21 years of age or older policy.
It’s a service for international players around the world. However, the Playtika Rewards program is targeted for residents of the United States and Canada.
There aren’t any specific limitations noted except for a unique inclusion in the terms and conditions stated as follows: “You shall not use the Service if you are located in a country embargoed by the United States or if you are on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals.”
Playtika is the driving force behind Slotomania as well as other sister sites like Bingo Blitz, Caesar Slots, and Vegas Downtown Slots.
It was the first company to introduce social networks to a free casino-style gaming site where anyone who is of legal age can play without having to risk (or be rewarded with) real money.
Playtika has offices in the United States, Canada, Israel, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Argentina, and Japan. The company was previously under the Caesars Interactive Entertainment umbrella. But, in 2016, Caesars online games unit was acquired by the Chinese game developer Shanghai Giant Network Technology and Jack Ma, e-commerce Alibaba Group founder, for a 4.4 billion dollar price tag.
The Good Stuff
A Truly Social Experience
While Slotomania does provide slot gaming without any financial commitment, it focuses more on interacting with friends using Facebook. The more people you get to play, the more you reap the benefits of it. Not only can you participate in gift exchanges for more play cash, but you can have a customized leaderboard to see how your little network is doing compared to you.
You Can Get Away Without Buying Chips
I would assume that most of Slotomania’s players buy some chips at one time or another, but there are so many ways to keep the reels spinning as long as you take the time to figure things out. You can log in every 4 hours and get a new batch awarded to you. You can also complete missions and level up to faster replenishment.
Huge Fan Base
Slotomania was the first social network casino gaming premise and is one of the biggest to date. It has 100 million global users and a Facebook following of 12 million. It’s not a service that you would expect to fold or discredit itself. For years it had the backing of Caesars Entertainment. Even though it changed hands a few years ago, it’s a website and app with proven stability. Remember that 4.4 billion dollar sale price?
The Bad Stuff
Slot Games Only
You need to be a real slot lover to reap the benefits from Slotomania. It is a social gaming casino site, but it doesn’t offer any other casino games. You can’t play video poker, table games, or other specialty games. You start with slots, and as you progress up the ranks, you get exposure to more slots.
Benefits Can Be Confusing
The Slotomania website is vastly different from the app. Each offers different information, but neither provides a very helpful introduction to the service. There are just so many different things going on at once that new players can quickly be overwhelmed. Even if you’ve played there for awhile, you still may not be taking full advantage of all of the bonuses and promotional offers as they’re not spelled out comprehensively for a quick review.
You won’t find any table games, video poker, or other non-slot casino gaming provided by Slotomania. As its name suggests, it’s slots, slots, and more slots.
The selection that you’ll have access to will change as you level up through the casino. You move up the ranks by purchasing extra chips. While investing in more chips may not be necessary as you will have several opportunities to claim free ones, buying some additional will unlock more significant rewards, including a bigger gaming catalog.
When you look at the games in each category – Video Slots, Slots, and Classic Slots, you notice that many will have a padlock in the bottom left-hand corner. You can only select games that have an arrow instead of a padlock. The higher you level up, the more you’ll see the locks released and a go-ahead to give a new game a try.
I found the video slot collection to be the same as the classic slots. The “other slots games” provided a slightly different presentation, the ability to sort alphabetically or by new additions, and alternative games from the other two areas.
There are 119 gaming possibilities exclusive to Slotomania. While the experience may be similar to traditional casinos, the betting limits are much more substantial. One of the first slots I pulled up has a minimum bet of 200 and maximum of 350,000,000. For most of us, it’s a good thing that this is “virtual” currency or we could “actually” bankrupt ourselves quickly!
Video & Classic Slots
- Panda Chi
- Rainforest King
- Farm Fortune
- Despicable Wolf
- Ladybug Loot
- Rapid Fire Jackpots
- Forest magic
- Enchanted Oz
- Chili Loco
- Mermaid Money
- Oriental Secrets
- Crystal Spells
- King of Gold
- Riches of Asgard
- Kitty Boots
- Kiss of the Vampire
- Saloon Rush
- Santa Mania
- Arctic Tiger
- Soaring Spins
- Texas Boss
Other Slots Games
- Dragon Lore
- Farm Fortune II
- Prince Eclipse
- Magic Trixie High Limit
- Silver Lion
- Return to Wonderland
- Legend of the Elements
- Despicable Wolf 2
- Goddess of Babylon
- Tinker Bell’s Fortune
- Golden Longhorn
- Mystical Mojo
- Enchanted Oz
- Go Bingo
- Halloween Thrills
- Giant Wold
- Furrocious Football
- Fairy Wings
- Clovers and Bells
- Arabian Tales
- Ghost Motel
- Queen of the Desert
- Wild and Free
- Wild Pixies
I have reviewed other social gaming sites, and while they all have their own learning curve, I found Slotomania to be extremely confusing when it comes to earning chips and keeping the reels in motion.
First of all, you get an entirely different experience if you pull it up on your website or if you use the app. I couldn’t even locate an FAQ section in the common site version, but there was an extensive one when I used the app on an iPad.
Even though there are some informational materials, this is a service where you have to get in there and use it time and again to get a real feel for what’s available to you.
I was able to locate several ways to collect some free chips to extend playing time, but there’s not a comprehensive list that to review and understand straight off the bat. I’m not sure why a service that caters to millions doesn’t take a little bit of time to put together a simple step by step explanation, but it’s something that’s lacking.
As far as the promotions go, you can collect free spins and virtual currency, but you’ll never find any cashable bonuses as you would through regular casino operations. This is a social gaming site, and while you can spend cash on buying more playing chips, it’s a one-way transaction. You won’t be withdrawing anything.
The central rewards program in the US and Canada is called Playtika Rewards. It’s a simple level-up program where you advance up a notch based on purchasing chips, or you can also complete some tasks during your gameplay.
The rewards program provides you with free coins and gifts for your friends as well as discounts on buying coins. So, basically, you buy coins, level up, and then you can get a lower rate on buying more coins depending on how high you rank in the system.
Clicking “rewards” will pull up your status. If you’re a brand-new player, you’ll start out as Bronze. You can also see how much you’ve progressed toward the next level and how many points it’ll take for you to attain it.
One of the best benefits to the program is that you can claim more daily gift cards the higher you go, thereby decreasing the amount of actual cash you may need to spend to stay in play continuously. I’ll discuss the gift cards next, but Bronze level players can only redeem 5 within a 24-hour period; at the highest Black Diamond level, you can claim 50.
Your daily gift also increases significantly just by going up one level. For example, if you’re a starter “Bronze” player, you can get a 250-coin daily gift, but reach the next level (Silver), and it jumps 100 times for a 25,000-coin daily reward. Free coin gifts start at 50 for Bronze and increase to 500 for Silver. Mystery gifts from friends carry a 1 time multiplier for Bronze but are worth 3 times that if you’re a Silver player.
The entire rewards benefit package includes:
- Kickstarter Bonus
- Coin package Discounts
- Status Point Multipliers
- Lotto Bonus
- Mega Bonus
- Store Bonus
- Daily Gift
- Free Coin Gifts
- Mystery Gift Multiplier
- Share Post Gift Multiplier
- Fan Page Gift Multiplier
- Sloto Cards Set
- Gift Card Cap
- Lotto Premium
The highest-level players also can take advantage of VIP chat support available around the clock.
Your status is determined by how many points you accumulate. You’ll earn points every time you make a purchase or when you level-up within a game.
Gift cards can be sent and received by connecting through Facebook. You’ll want to have a network of your friends who are all registered Slotomania players, and they’ll accept gifts from you, and you’ll receive some from them. The more you get, the longer you can play without having to make a purchase.
As I mentioned above, the higher you rank in the loyalty club, the more gift cards you can accept each day.
Bronze level players who are the newbies to the casino get 5. Once you reach Silver, it doubles to 10 and goes up accordingly until you’re a top-tier Black Diamond player. Once you reach the highest level, you can redeem 50 gifts every day.
Gift cards are sent anonymously to your friends whenever you make a purchase. You’ll also be given the opportunity to send them when you ride a lucky streak in the game you’re playing.
SlotoCards are like the gift program meets baseball card collecting. You try to collect as many SlotoCards as you can to fill an album. Once you complete an album, you can claim massive amounts of coins. The third album is boasting a prize of 20,000,000 coins once it’s filled.
How do you fill the album?
You click on the individual cards, and they will each have a “how to” button, so you know what your mission entails. One may indicate that you can play any game to claim the card. For another, you may have to collect a lotto bonus.
As you complete each set within an album, you get a portion of the bonus. For example, the “Flower Power” set within the collection is worth 40,000 coins.
A SlotoQuest is yet another way to claim some extra coins to boost your balance. To participate, you click on the SlotoQuest button, and you’re off and running. You can decide if you want an easy challenge, medium, or difficult. The harder the quest, the more you earn.
Once you start, you’re guided along the way. The game board will prompt you to play specific games and then, once you complete the task, you move to the next one.
In an easy challenge, you can claim 600 coins. The most difficult will issue you 8,000 if you complete it to perfection.
Tournamania is Slotomania’s tribute to slot tournaments. It’s another free game that you can play to vie for a piece of the prize pool. You may not always get in on the action, though, as tournaments fill up quickly. But, if you’re persistent, you get to play as you usually would while racking up tournament points and, hopefully, earning yourself a place on the leaderboard.
As I mentioned, there are so many things going on within the Slotomania experience that you’d need to continuously check in to see what’s available on any given day.
I did locate a pretty significant promotion, but it was only offered to Australian-based players in 2017. What I liked about it was that it took you out of the virtual realm and into the real world. I didn’t see a link to it within the app, but the website was promoting a trip for two to Melbourne just based on a written statement of why you should be given the prize. It was judged on creativity, neatness, and writing style.
Although it’s now out of date, I would hope that there would be similar promotions that would pop up in the future for players in other areas as well.
Getting back to what is currently offered, you can take advantage of any of the following:
- Mega Spins
- Stamp It!
- Mega Bonus
- SlotoClub (level 50 needed)
- Coin Package Discounts
- Friends Scoreboard
- Facebook Promotions
As this isn’t a full-service casino with real money wagering, banking is only is one direction – toward Slotomania.
You can purchase more coins, so you can play longer, and you can also buy boosters that help you to level up faster. But, you won’t be taking any money out of your account. This is a virtual currency casino only, and all you’re playing for and buying are opportunities to stack up coins to keep the slot reels spinning longer.
You’ll probably be greeted with several pop-ups encouraging you to purchase more coins. That’s going to be the norm on this site. While there are plenty of opportunities to claim free credits, if you want to play for an extended amount of time, you’ll probably want to buy in from time to time.
If you’re using an app, like through the Google Play store, chances are you already have an account set up for in-app purchases so you can use that to replenish your virtual coins in an instant. You do have other options though, but the credit card acceptance is only for US players.
- Apple App Store
- Google Play Store
- Amazon App Store
- Windows App Store
- Visa Debit
- Diners Club
What Are You Buying and How Much?
Coins and boosters are the 2 products sold through Slotomania. The coins will increase your playing ability while the boosters will expedite your chances to level up through the loyalty club ranks and earn you more benefits.
New players start out with 10,000 coins and can log in every 4 hours and claim more depending on the rewards club status. The following are the purchase prices if you’re in a hurry to replenish.
- $1 for 3 days
- $2 for 7 days
- $3 for 14 days
- $3 for 3 days
- $4 for 7 days
Whether you purchase chips or boosters, the friends that you’re connected with on Facebook will receive an anonymous gift card, but you’ll know that it’s courtesy of you.
The VIP Lounge
“What happens in Black Diamond stays in Black Diamond.”
That’s how Slotomania promotes its top-level player status tier. It takes 8,000,000 annual status points to achieve the highly secretive Black Diamond VIP status, but then you unlock the mystery of what’s behind it.
The rewards club does increase significantly with every jump you make to a new tier. You get more significant multipliers and bonuses as well as the ability to use more gifts on a daily basis. VIP players also have access to an exclusive live chat support line and get bumped to the front of the queue for responses as well.
As this is a social gaming platform and not a play for pay setup, you shouldn’t need customer service as much as traditional players. However, there is an email ticket set-up in case you do run into any questions.
The service area was easy to reach through the app, but I experienced a broken link when I tried to access it on the full website.
The customer service area is where it pays to be a VIP player as you don’t have to go through the email ticket system like everyone else. You get a dedicated VIP support helpline that’s set up through a live chat service. It will get you a near immediate response whereas everyone else could be waiting for awhile for their ticket to be called (virtually, that is).
Would I Play at Slotomania?
There’s no way around it; you have to like slots to enjoy the Slotomania experience. It’s slots, slots, and more slots. If you’re used to online casinos that offer real money wagering, you know that there’s more to a casino, as they traditionally feature table games like roulette, blackjack, poker, and other gaming such as video poker, keno, etc. You won’t find any of that on Slotomania.
When I first took my virtual tour, I was a bit overwhelmed. Even though the gaming is concise and straightforward, coming up with the resources to play the games is a whole other story.
This is a social casino and not “for cash” gaming, but you still need credits or virtual “coins” to participate. While you do start out with 10,000, you can run through that rather quickly, so you want to look for alternative ways to increase your balance.
You can also buy some, but it’s certainly more fun to take advantage of as many freebies as you can find. That’s where it becomes a little challenging. There are awards you can claim every 4 hours as well as gifts, quests, tournaments, boosts, and a plethora of other ways to earn your coins. Figuring out what’s available to you is the real test.
While the powers that be at Playtika put forth a highly entertaining, desirable platform, they neglected to lay it all out for players. A step by step video and a reference page would change everything in my opinion.
Of course, just like traditional video games, you may prefer just to jump in and figure it out as you go, and that may be even more fun for you.
You won’t find the big recognizable slot games that you would in traditional casino settings, but there are plenty of fun variations on the concept to keep players engaged for hours. Replenishing coins is relatively inexpensive compared to some other social gaming sites, and the perks of bringing friends along for the ride are well worth the (free) price of admission!
This review was made by: LegitGamblingSites.com Rating: 4.33 out of 5