Barcrest has its roots in the UK from as early as 1968. The company was responsible for the majority of all the fruit machines in UK casinos, bingo halls, bookies and pubs alike. If you have played a fruit machine in a British bar or at an arcade, the chances are that you have already played a game developed by the company.
In 1998 IGT (International Game Technology), an online software provider acquired the company, before it was sold on for a second time to Scientific Games (SG) in 2011. It still operates under the Barcrest brand but as a subsidiary company of Scientific Games.
Barcrest is responsible for some of the most iconic slots including Rainbow Riches, Monopoly and Monty’s Millions. The games where all original slot machines but have now been converted into online versions. Alongside the old classics, the company has proved they are still going strong with popular titles such as Cash Stax, Ooh Aah Dracula and King of the Aztecs
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They where the first UK software provider to introduce the new multi-line, five reel slots to replace the older, outdated three reel slots. You may not find many three reel slot games online, but you will find some of the older machines in the land-based casinos.
Another innovation that helps Barcrest stand out from other software providers was their new ‘High Roller’ option. It lets a player spin the reel at a high cost, meaning they could win big. The only downfall to this is the player gets fewer spins, as they cost more money per spin.
All of the Barcrest land-based slot machines and online slots are independently tested by third-party companies to ensure fairness. The company also hold two UK Gambling Commission Licenses.