With real-money gambling finally set to be licenced and regulated at the end of 2013 going in to 2014 in some U.S States, this article produced for Online Casinos & Slots takes a look at some of the slot games that U.S players can expect to get their hands on.
TheÂ ‘BigÂ 4’ slot machine developers most prominent in U.S. land-based casinos Â are IGT, WMS, Bally Tech and Aristocrat but only one of these, IGT, is currently positioned to enter the U.S real-money gambling market as the first States go live.
New Jersey started issuing licences in November 2013 with the first online casinos opening shortly before Christmas while both Delaware and Nevada are not far behind. California, Florida and several other States have proposed legislation going through the political loop and of course, every State has different rules and regulations with certain types of games allowed, others not. The common denominator is tax revenue.
IGT have already identified a number of their popular slot machines that will be in the first tranchÂ release in New Jersey and are already available at Betfair New Jersey Casino. These games include the evergreen Cleopatra, Wolf Run, Siberian Storm, Monopoly Plus,Â DaVinci Diamonds and Kitty Glitter. Noticeably absent from the list are games like Pharaoh’s Fortune and branded slot games likeÂ Ghostbusters, Sex & The City and The Hangover, partly because not many of these are available in online format, partly because of brand-licensing issues.