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Slot machines are popular worldwide and each region has their favorite games. In the United States IGT is the most popular brand followed closely by Bally Gaming. In the UK slots are called fruit machines with Barcrest games being hits with players. Down under in Australia and New Zealand they call their slots Pokies or Pokie machines and Aristocrat is the major player in the industry.

Below we take a look at the most popular games in each region and discuss if the games are available online and where to play them.


In the USA there are quite a few slot machine manufacturers vying for the space on casino floors. One of the oldest companies is still the most popular - International Game Technology. IGT is behind big brand name slots such as the Price is Right and Monopoly. They are also the creators of the Mega Jackpot rage of games which hold the world record for the biggest ever jackpot win. Below are some of the most popular games in US casinos.

  1. Mega Jackpots
  2. Wheel of Fortune
  3. The Price is Right
  4. Monopoly (Various versions)
  5. Jackpot Party
  1. Cleopatra II
  2. 5 Times Pay
  3. Double Diamonds
  4. Jeopardy
  5. Little Green Men

Quite a few of the games listed above are now available online via Wagerworks which is a subsidiary of IGT. Unfortunately for many players the games are off limits due to country restrictions. Players from the US, Australia and several other countries cannot play. If you are from another country check out Virgin Casino.


In the United Kingdom slots are known as fruit machines. The games work a little differently to Vegas style slots in that they have defined hot and cold streaks. They pay out based on the amount of money that has gone in rather than on a purely random basis. There are several big players in the UK slot market with Barcrest being the biggest. Interesting Barcrest is part of the IGT group. Popular games in the UK include the following.

  1. Rainbow Riches
  2. Cashino
  3. Snakes and Ladders
  4. Reel King
  5. Bullion Bars
  1. Bar-X 5
  2. Elvis Top 20
  3. Golden Game
  4. Bar-X Magic 7
  5. Golden 7

The good news for players is that Barcrest have started rolling out their games online. For more details check out the Online Fruit Machine guide or visit Sky Vegas online casino as they have all of the new releases

Australia & New Zealand

Down under they call their slot machines pokies. While we are not sure where they got the name from they do produce some great games. The biggest player is Aristocrat who provide slots to casinos, sporting clubs and pubs in Australia and New Zealand. All of the games have five reels, multiple lines and some sort of bonus stage such as free games or a double up bonus. Some of the most popular games in the region are.

  1. Queen of the Nile
  2. Indian Dreaming
  3. Lucky 88
  4. Where's the Gold
  5. Wild Ways
  1. Super Bucks
  2. King of the Nile
  3. Golden Pyramids
  4. 5 Dragons
  5. Prize Fight

Aristocrat seem to be ignoring the online space and have not released any of their games for online play either for free or for real money. If you want to play their games you will have to find them in a casino or visit down under.

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