Barcrest Software Review
Barcrest is a UK-based gambling games and software developer that has been operating in the market for 50 years. They have created over 50 different slot machines that feature a variety of bonus options and in 2011 Scientific Gaming became owners of Barcrest.
Barcrest's work includes the production of various slot machines, although the company’s main focus is currently on the generation and development of products for online video slots. The games are mainly developed as flash versions, but there are also a growing number of slots for mobile devices. What makes slots by Barcrest stand out is the variety of themes, number of paylines and their seamless and intuitive interface designs with several kinds of service symbols and bonus options. They also create classic slots that have a more contemporary style using 5 reels with modern graphics.
Popular Barcrest Slots
Both modern slots as well as their classic slots, that were developed over ten years ago are among their most popular slot machines:
- Rainbow Riches - a 20 payline fairytale slot with 5 special symbols and 3 bonus round options
- Monty’s Millions - a 40 payline money-themed slot with multifunctional symbols and a round of free spins
- Wild Knights - a 10 payline slot with special symbols, several kinds of free spins, an uncommon themed round and an extra mode of bonus bets
Scientific Gaming works closely with the world famous Playtech Corporation. As a result, most of the slots by Barcrest are available today in online casinos that operate on the Playtech platform including:
The company was founded in Manchester in 1968. At first, the company specialised in the production of arcade machines, bingo and slot machines for land-based facilities. These models were successful in pubs, bars and small casinos. It was in the late '70s when Barcrest started developing digital slot machines. Even modern-day players have commented on the relatively high number of bonus options that this developer’s video slots offer including an exclusive set of features.
Over a thirty year period, Barcrest has created a number of interesting video slots and becoming significantly more active after 1998. This is when the company merged with the world famous International Game Technology (IGT) corporation. It was a step which gave them access to the international markets so they were able to compete with other developers. This is when Barcrest became actively engaged in the production of new video slots. A number of its games gained popularity and the slot machines released then still attract players to this day.
Another turning point in the company's corporate history took place in 2011. Scientific Gaming took ownership of Barcrest after purchasing it from IGT. The Head Office for Scientific Gaming is at the same location as Barcrest's in the city of Feltham in the UK at this address: SG House, 1 Dukes Green Avenue, Feltham, TW 14 OLR., firstname.lastname@example.org.