Head-2-Head: SlotsMillion Vs Videoslots
Casino fans have never had this much choice! Literally thousands of brand out there to choose from, with some of the most advanced technology on offer. It really is an exciting time for gamblers.
Now, we know that slots players are hardly the forgotten minority in this scenario. Indeed, it seems like slot games are always the biggest category available and many developers stick solely to creating games of this type. But because we love a good spin ourselves, we set out to find the best casino brand for slots players. A brand that caters specifically to the vast and varied tastes of the slots fan as well as all the other important bits like security, user experience and so on.
Today, we will be pitting two slots-focussed casinos against one another. You will have heard of these brands before but how well do they stack up, side by side? Who will win the title of Top Slots Casino?
The weigh in
In the red corner, we have SlotsMillion. This site’s main aim is right there in its name – it wants to offer players a million slot games! Given that there aren’t that many out there yet, SlotsMillion is offering as many as it can in the meantime, representing a bewildering array of slot providers, from industry titans to plucky little start-ups just making their way in the world.
In the yellow corner, looking dark and mysterious, the broody, no-nonsense Videoslots. Don’t let this ‘strong silent type’ fool you – this casino is a heavyweight in slots provision and it offers all the players’ favourite slot titles, from the obscure to the wildly popular.
Which of these slots casinos take home the coveted RightCasino accolade today? Here’s a closer look at what these brands bring to the table:
- Founded in 2014
- Licensed by the UKGC and MGA
- 1,805 games available
- Offers Virtual Reality experience
- Founded in 2011
- Licensed by the UKGC, MGA and Swedish gambling authority
- 3,456 games available
- Offers several slot tournaments
This is a battle for slot supremacy and that’s where Round One will start. We can’t really rely on the numbers alone, particularly because Videoslots provides the total number of games it have available, not just slots. This casino offers a number of other categories so we won’t make any guesstimates over how many slots vs other games are available. As this is a battle over slots, we don’t think it’s fair to include Videoslots’ selection of non-slot games in our judgement process. While the casino offers a healthy range of table and live casino games, the brand’s focus is clearly slots. Even the name supports that theory. So for the purposes of this comparison, we won’t be looking into these games further.
That’s not to say that Videoslots is lacking on slots. It took us almost a minute of scrolling to reach the end of the unfiltered list of slots available, and that was just the Video Slots category. There are also two smaller categories – Slots and Jackpots – to contend with so although we don’t know the exact number of games, we’re pretty sure Videoslots has got well into the hundreds of titles available.
SlotsMillion makes this part easier for us. It’s got close to 2,000 games available and every single one of them is a slot game. For players who don’t want to faff about, trawling through other game categories, this is the perfect casino destination. It’s wall to wall slots up in here and we’re loving it!
Of course, finding the right slot among all these hundreds of titles can be a challenge. SlotsMillion allows players to filter the games on display. They can choose to show New Slots, 3D Slots, Video Slots, Classic Slots or Jackpots from the menu bar on the left-hand side.
They can also sort by game provider and even by theme, if the mood strikes for an adventure slot or a sci-fi slot. Finally, players can also filter the slots selection by bonus features and the number of paylines. What’s really cool is that multiple filters can be active at once so players can get really specific with their search requests. This function lets players find NetEnt slots with 25 paylines that pay both ways and have a free spins feature, with just a few clicks.
Over on the Videoslots site, players can narrow down their search by category and then further by game provider and by game features. The only downside is that only one bonus feature can be active at any one time so if you want a game that has free spins and colossal symbols, for instance, you’ll need to search twice. Having tested out the competition’s website, we have to say that this is kind of a big drawback when it comes to convenience. Having hundreds of options is grand and all that but trawling through them in search of something specific is a lot less fun than you’d think.
If you’re after a specific title, both these sites offer a search feature so there’s no problem there. Despite not having the information needed to compare the number of slot games, we reckon that even if they had the exact same amount of titles, this round’s winner would still be miles ahead. The winner of Round One is SlotsMillion!
Games selection is all well and good but how a site presents its games is equally important to the discerning player. You can have all the slots in the world but it’s no use if players can’t get to them quickly and conveniently.
SlotsMillion does a pretty good job in this regard. First impressions are positive – a colourful site that’s well signposted for the different areas available and a clutch of impressive credentials in the footer. The only real bit of critique we could offer about the SlotsMillion design is that it is quite familiar. A lot of other casinos have the same layout. We realise this isn’t really a disadvantage or even has all that much impact on a player but we’re trying to be as fair as we can. And of course there’s that Virtual Reality option. SlotsMillion was the very first casino to implement this technology and while we couldn’t test it out (the team’s Christmas requests for a VR headset have clearly fallen on deaf ears), it’s some pretty incredible technology and certainly something to watch out for in future.
In terms of mobile experience, SlotsMillion more than delivers. Its mobile version is a slick reworking of the desktop site that retains the general layout but fits it deftly onto a smaller screen. A collapsible menu keeps things organised and a massive 1,608 slot games are available for mobile play.
The Videoslots website… takes some getting used to. This is as far away from the standard casino template as you can get and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s as if the casino’s designers had one goal and one goal only – games. The site has a dark colour theme, which we actually quite like, and a stripped back layout that is both convenient and a little stark in appearance. There is no ‘Promotions’ or ‘News’ page that aggregates bonus updates at Videoslots, which is a bit annoying. The important stuff can be found in the top menu bar, where links to the current, ongoing tournament opportunities can be found. We don’t necessarily hate this site because it does do what we need it to do and in a fairly straightforward manner. But for those players used to sites looking like the one over at SlotsMillion, it can take some time to get to grips with it.
As for the mobile site, are we allowed to like it more than the original? Because we do. The mobile site loads quickly and appears to be better organised than the desktop version. Instead of page links scattered about the place, a collapsible menu bar keeps all the important buttons in one place and offers navigation that is much better suited to players using a touchscreen device.
Round Two, by just a hair, goes to SlotsMillion. At the end of the day, having a website feel familiar is probably a little better than one that doesn’t.
When you’re comparing casinos, you can’t ignore the technical parts. Sure, they’re a lot less exciting than the games selection but these features, or their absence, can have a significant impact on the player’s experience. In fact, we daresay a casino’s licensing and support aspects are more important than the slots because they impact the player’s peace of mind, which can’t really be understated.
Let’s start with Videoslots. This casino is licensed by the UKGC, the MGA and the Swedish gambling authority, which means three separate, highly regarded European regulators approve of the brand. That is most definitely good news. The brand offers information on the payment methods available and a step-by-step guide to setting up each one. New players will definitely appreciate that attention to detail.
Regarding payment methods themselves, a good range are available here, including ewallets, credit cards and more. Most players will find their preferred method in that long list of options, which include only the most secure services.
Customer support is available via email, live chat, telephone and there’s even a physical address if you want to send snail mail (we don’t judge). There’s also an FAQ section which is really in-depth and explains all kinds of things, from defining RTP to information for affiliates and more. Overall, a well-rounded and thorough customer service provision from Videoslots.
On to SlotsMillion. This casino holds licenses from the UKGC and the MGA. It’s also got a ton of security certificates to its name (visible in the footer), which show this casino’s commitment to player safety and fairness.
There is a page dedicated to the payment methods on offer and though it’s not as in-depth as its competitor’s, it will be more than enough for the majority of players. To access support services, you’ll need to click the floating tab on the right-hand side of the screen. This opens up the SlotsMillion FAQ, which looks pretty slick. We like the visual appearance but the content of the page is not as detailed as the one on Videoslots.
The FAQ page also outlines the ways to get in touch with a SlotsMillion representative. This can be done via live chat or email and players can leave a message in the live chat window to request a callback on the phone. We couldn’t actually find the SlotsMillion email on this page so that’s not exactly ideal.
Based on attention to detail and the variety of player support available, Round Three goes to Videoslots!
And the winner is…
Despite a strong performance throughout, Videoslots will not be taking home the title today. After losing two rounds, the contender in the yellow corner landed a single winning round, lessening the blow of defeat a little in this hard-fought contest. SlotsMillion is crowned our RightCasino Top Slots Casino!