Wide selection of online casino games

One of the biggest forms of entertainment in the world, casino games have been an integral part of society since ancient times. Starting on the streets and in private houses, moving into bars and then bricks and mortar casinos, casino games finally became even more accessible as they became available online. Due to increasingly easy ways to travel, as well as internet access, games are no longer restricted to a fixed location and so a wide variety of game variants are now available. From table games to arcade games, slots to cards, each game provides exciting and quality entertainment, wherever and whatever you prefer to play.

History of Casino Games

Despite years of intense research, it is still not known exactly when gambling games came into existence. However, there is archeological evidence of games being played for money or reward, in the form of various paintings and artifacts, found on many excavations of different ancient cultures. Excavations in Greece, Rome, Egypt, India and China have all offered proof of games for money as being part of their ancient societies, proving that games have always played a principal role in the social and economical structure of a civilized society. The only differences that occur are in terms of technological and manufacturing capabilities - as wealth grows and new technology is discovered, the games on offer improve and alter, but their underlying function remains the same: they are designed to entertain.

The first real bricks and mortar casino resembling those that we use today was called the Ridotto. It was created in Venice in the seventeenth century, and was used as a way to monitor gambling games during carnival time in an attempt to stop corruption. This gave casino games a whole new opportunity to increase in popularity and the idea of housing games to make them fair caught on quickly. Casinos spread in Italy, then across Europe, eventually travelling to America and Canada, and then reaching all countries around the globe. Games thrived as new rules and twists were invented, creating multiple versions of each game for players to enjoy, creating a varied and exciting source of entertainment.

When the computer was invented, playing computerised games became extremely popular – but it wasn’t until the internet came into existence that games at home for money could become possible. Online games soon provided many more possibilities for players, with 24-hour access that could be played in the comfort of your own home, without the need for travel expenses. This changed the lives of players, enabling them to access their favourite games despite busy work and life schedules. In addition, game variants that were usually restricted to a fixed location now became readily available, offering both quality and choice. At Slots Heaven, we offer more than 300 games, including traditional favourites like Blackjack, Slots and Video Poker, as well as progressive jackpots.

Different types of game you can play

When you play games in our online slots casino, there are a wide variety of game types to choose from. Each is designed to provide you with the very best in graphics and animations, with interactive bonus features and special extras designed to enhance your overall experience. As there is so much to pick from, we’ve created an overview of game types to help you choose which type of game you would like to play.

  • Blackjack: One of the original gambling games, blackjack is a card game that you play against the dealer. When you play, your aim is to try and make a hand of 21, or as close to 21 as possible, without going bust – you go bust if your hand exceeds 21 in total. The highest, best-paying hand pays out at 3:2 - this hand is called Blackjack. Originally, this hand had to consist of the Ace of Spades and a black Jack, but now, it can be any Ace and any card valued at ten. There are many variations of this game, including 21 Duel, Pontoon, Blackjack Switch, and Progressive Blackjack – try out the various options in Practice Mode first to see which you prefer.
  • Craps: This game has been made famous by its starring role in James Bond films, and as a result, it is seen by many as the most glamourous and exciting option. Craps is also one of the most complicated games you can play, with a complex betting system, but this is what makes it so exciting. A two dice game, the bets you can place are made up of a series of single roll and multi-roll bets, so it takes a bit of time to learn. But the time and effort is worth it because craps offers plenty of entertainment. Only found in a limited number of casinos because it requires a huge table to play on and several staff to man the game, online craps provides round the clock access.
  • Roulette: An exciting wheel-based game, the outcome of the game is reliant on what number the ball lands on when the wheel stops spinning. You have a wide range of bets that you can place, making this a traditional favourite all around the world. The overall rules are simple – you make the bet, spin the wheel and wait for the outcome – but the complex betting system and generous payouts make it exciting. For instance, payouts start at even money for the easier to hit bets such as colour, odds, and evens bets, but you can get a payout of up to 35-1 for a single number (straight bet). Game variations available include Roulette Pro, French Roulette, Mini Roulette, and American Roulette (which has an extra zero on its wheel).
  • Slots: Well known around the world and easily recognisable because of their unique design, slots games have the same basic premise but they come in a variety of designs. You can play multi-reel and multi payline games, and each game has its own special features on offer including bonus games, scatter symbols, wild symbols and free spins. Slots offer players some of the biggest jackpots available online, but you can choose from fixed jackpot or progressive jackpot games. Themes include movies such as Incredible Hulk, comic books such as Marvel, and ancient history – simply select the game that you like the look of, check out its extra features, and play.
  • Video Poker: An exciting combination of slots and a simplified game of poker, Video Poker has simple rules, so you can start playing quite quickly, even if you are completely new to the concept. There are plenty of game styles and variations on offer, and plenty of choices when it comes to how many paylines are on offer. Variations to choose from include 4-Line games like Deuces Wild, and 50-payline games such as Joker Poker.
  • Live Casino: For a realistic casino feel in the comfort of your own home, live casino games provide you with a clever combination of a live dealer and online gaming – so you gain the benefits of both. Live streamed direct to your computer using video technology, you place your bets using the computer buttons and watch as the live dealer activates the game, gives in-game commentary and highlights the result. You also get to enjoy live chat, on-screen results, and winners’ boards – so the overall experience provides increased interactivity and a more sociable feel. Live games on offer include Live Roulette, Live Casino Hold’em, Live Baccarat and Live Blackjack.
  • Arcade Games: If you want to experience some fun games that make you reminisce about the good old days before all the rules got complicated, you might want to try our arcade games. These old-style games include Derby Day (horseracing), Bowling, Keno, Spin a Win (like the Wheel of Fortune TV show) and Pop Bingo. Easy to learn, you can get the hang of these games quickly and enjoy the fun they have to offer without having to learn any complicated rules. Boasting excellent graphics and animations, the internet has taken these games to a new level to provide you with the best possible arcade games entertainment.

Tips for playing games in your online casino

Whenever you play games online, there is no foolproof method that you can use to make sure you secure a win, but you can follow a few tips to help improve your overall experience. The best place to start is your bankroll - when you play Real Money games, you need to make sure that you are choosing games and placing bets at a level that suits your bankroll. Your funds can be managed in a variety of ways, to make sure that they stretch as far as they can go.

Promotions and offers: Watch for special offers and promotions that are relevant to you and the games you play. New players and returning players alike can boost their bankroll by making use of bonuses. Our bonuses change regularly, and are designed to offer you a variety of options to suit your tastes and preferences. Look for our promotional offers and bonuses on our dedicated promotions page. You can also sign up to our emails to receive the latest bonuses that are relevant to you direct to your inbox.

Choose your table limits wisely: Before you join a game, take a look at the upper and lower table limits. These give you an indication of how high or low you can bet so you can locate a game that matches your bankroll.

Be aware of your bet amounts: When you set your coin level, make sure you are aware of the number of bets per spin, roll or deal, so you can set your coin level accordingly. For instance, if you play a 25 line slots game and wish to activate all lines, the total of bets that you place is 25 per spin – that means each spin costs 25x your coin level. Don’t set your coin limit too high if you want to enjoy the best possible online games experience.

Games strategy: there are a number of strategies for each game, with each offering a variety of approaches and principles, to help you improve your game and your bankroll. These are not foolproof but they might enhance your playing time - you can see what other players and professionals suggest and try out their theories and see whether they match your own playing style. To look after your bankroll, you can try out new games and tactics in Practice Mode – you will get a feel for our casino software and you will also have the opportunity to test out new games strategies before investing any funds.

How to open an account and play for real money

To open a Real Money account with Slots Heaven , click on the Play For Real Money button that you can see on any page of our website, and then enter the required details. Your information is stored safely and securely and is used for security reasons only, and once you have entered the necessary information, click on Create to activate your account instantly. You will also need to make a deposit to play our real money games.

If you are a new player, you are also eligible for an exclusive triple your money 200% Welcome Bonus of up to $400(plus 200 free spins). To claim your bonus, create a Slots Heaven account, make your first deposit in the Cashier to receive your Welcome Bonus and play real money games. You can accept or decline your Welcome Bonus in the pop-up notification once you make your first deposit and before you start playing your favourite casino games. If you choose to accept the bonus, it will be added to your account immediately.

Glossary of useful terms

Here are some terms that will help you to navigate our software and play our games:

Bet Max: Use this button to play the maximum number of possible bets on your game – especially useful when playing progressive jackpot games.

Cashier: Go to this section to complete all money transactions, including deposits and withdrawals.

Cashout: To take your winnings from the casino and place them back into your bank account or other preferred payment method.

Deposit: To add funds to your bankroll using your preferred online payment method.

Lobby: Go to this area to access all your favourite online games.

Online Bonus: Bonus money that you can choose to claim from your online casino to make your bankroll stretch further – terms and conditions will apply.

Paytable: This table is available in every game and displays how much each winning combination will pay out.

Practice Play: Play our casino games in fun mode for virtual chips – no deposit needed.

Progressive jackpot: A jackpot linked across multiple machines. The jackpot amount is not fixed, but accumulates in relation to the number of bets placed into the jackpot side bet. You can only bet into a progressive jackpot if all lines are activated.

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