Barcrest Mobile Casinos
Barcrest grew up in Manchester after the company was formed to design and build analogue fruit machines. The company grew up very well indeed and for the next three decades it was scarcely possible to enter a pub, an arcade or a bingo hall in Britain and many parts of Europe without seeing a Barcrest machine being played. In addition to the classic fruit slots Barcrest dominated the market with amusement with prizes (AWP) and skill with prizes (SWP) machines as well.
In 1998 International Game Technology (IGT) from the United States acquired Barcrest and spread its gaming technology and sensibilities across the globe. It was only a matter of time before the popular Barcrest bingo and arcade games made their way to the interactive gaming world. Early in the 2000s online gamers were introduced to slots adventures like Ca$ino, Monty’s Millions and Money Mad Martians.
In 2006 Barcrest released the online version of its casino slots game Rainbow Riches, featuring the antics of an Irish leprechaun. It quickly became legendary as one of the most popular games ever devised. Barcrest continued making casino-based games while only occasionally adding to its online portfolio.
In 2011 the banner of Barcrest was transferred again when it was returned to the UK after being bought by Scientific Games Corporation. Barcrest was brought on board to meld with Global Draw, an industry specialist in server-based gaming machines. The new division of SC Gaming is expected to now expand its offerings for the licensed betting office, arcade and bingo sectors. With the announcement of the formation of the new venture came a lamentable sidebar that Barcrest would no longer be manufacturing its venerable terminals and cabinets.
Barcrest Mobile Slots
Barcrest’s modest collection of about a dozen online slots has been beefed up considerably in the hands of SC Gaming. The company is certainly not shy about cashing in on its past successes by employing brand extensions. There are at least 14 versions of Rainbow Riches now available. SG also is a big player in the branded market with adaptions of the Rocky motion picture franchise, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, the game show Deal of No Deal and cartoon curmudgeon Andy Capp. Most come loaded with sequels and bountiful slot opportunities. Currently the only offerings on mobile are Monty’s Millions, Wipeout and, of course, Rainbow Riches.
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Other Mobile Casino Games
Roulette & Blackjack
At the table SG Gaming is strongest at roulette with nine variations of the wheel. SG produces two online blackjack games but none of its table games have migrated to mobile yet.