When the first slot games were developed in the 19th century, they were pretty basic and the technology available, simply did not allow for a bonus road to be included on the reels. It wasn’t until the 1960s when electrical slots were introduced that more could be added to the reels and this developed further through the 1970s and 1980s.
However, 1996 was the real turning point for slots and bonuses. During the early 1990s, the digital revolution produced technology that allowed casinos to exist virtually on websites that could be accessed on the internet.
The first online casino only had a few traditional table games like Blackjack, but hot on the heels of the first online casino came the first virtual video slot. This hi-tech slot game allowed players to experience a bonus round that took punters to a second screen. Online casinos such as Diamond Jackpots and online slots both came into existence in 1996.
Today slots are all about the bonuses and some classic slots have reached this status with a very basic bonus round. Games like Book Of Ra, Book Of Dead, and Cleopatra only have one type of bonus round yet these games are still headliners at online casinos. Book themed slots are still being created today and the basics of the games remain the same. The only addition is that some book-based games now have special features that trigger in the base game and increase your chances of winning. Book Of Christmas Bound To Be Lucky and Book Of Halloween are all worthy entries in the book-themed slots catalog.
Rainbow Riches Slot
Rainbow Riches is another classic slot that has been around for some years. The success of this game continues to influence the creation of related slots such as Rainbow Riches Slingo that is a bingo/slots hybrid. Rainbow Riches is an Irish folklore themed slot that contains a number of bonuses, from money trails to wishing well multipliers and even pots of gold, all are included in this slot. If you prefer free spins bonus then Rainbow Riches Pick N Mix and Rainbow Riches Free Spins would be more to your liking.
Rick and Morty Megaways Slots
If you fancy getting right up to date with slots trends, then Megaways slots are about as up to date as you can get. One of the latest Megaways games is Rick and Morty Megaways. This of course is based on the American Sci-Fi animated comedy series. The slot by Blueprint Gaming can have as many as 117,649 active winning lines during any one spin. This is because the game is played out on 6 reels with a 7th row running across the top of the main gaming platform. The reels can hold as many as 7 symbols on each reel too. If you like bonus rounds then this slot boasts 4 of them and you are free to choose whatever one takes your fancy, should you be lucky enough to land 4 scatter symbols on the reels.