Betsoft slots slot machine games designed by Betsoft Gaming, Ltd. Betsoft is a software developer for the online casino industry with headquarters and all operations based out of London. Betsoft is best-known for their 3D slots, though they also have a complete library of table games, poker-style games, traditional slots, video poker and bingo games, and are now taking over the mobile sector as well.
Betsoft games are among the best-reviewed in all of the online gambling business. Their first titles were released in 1999 – the company has added to their collection to the point that it now contains more than 200 individual titles. Their slots with three-dimensional graphics are still the most popular in their collection, in part because they're pretty to look at, in part because they tell in-depth stories and are studded with bonus features.
Betsoft Gaming is known as an innovator. Not only do they host more 3D casino games than any other company, they provide complete service to operators, from software to back-end management. The company has been publicly traded (on a minor British market) since 2010, the same year they were certified by the much-lauded Alderney Gaming Control Commission. In 2013, Betsoft reached partnership deals with three operators in the North American market, making their games available to American players for the first time.
Betsoft's website is surprisingly mute on the subject of their management team and Board of Directors. We've been able to find some details on the company's top three executives, and we've included that information below.Mark McKeown, CEO
Mr. McKeown is a senior-level executive business professional with more than two decades' experience in digital interactive product development, marketing, and operations management across multiple platforms. He made a name for himself developing product roadmaps for industry leaders in game design, becoming a leader in revenue generation for behind the scenes providers of live TV and online content. He has conducted executive operations and worked on sales teams in 25 countries around the world, and joined the team at Betsoft a decade ago as a sales executive. Mr. McKeown is probably best known from creating a series of pay-to-play TV game and movie systems that are still in use by major distributors today.Mike Block, CFO
Mike Block is the CFO of Betsoft Gaming Ltd., and has served in that capacity since 2012. Many credit Mike Block with pushing the company in the direction of expanded mobile and social gaming applications. Mike is a certified accountant, having worked in executive finance positions for over two decades. He manages all of Betsoft's financial activities in England and abroad, and serves in an advisory capacity for gaming corporations and agencies that report to world governments. Mr. Block manages and develops all of the company's financial strategies, including managing all the accounting and quality control departments as well.Lauren Pfefferman, COO
Mrs. Pfefferman is a C-Level executive with nearly two decades' experience in business development, direct sales, and product marketing. Her goal when joining the company in 2011 was to help Betsoft better understand the emerging gaming market, and she is credited with guiding the company's recent innovations and growth in new markets, particularly North America. Her experience is mainly in Internet, eCommerce, and Technology issues, and her career has been spent specializing in board-level management of various technology-driven businesses. She's said to have driven Betsoft's successful strategy toward mobile gaming from a ground level, leading accounts through major transformations at the executive level. She has been named as part of Gaming Intelligence magazine's Hot 50 executives, and represents Betsoft in various industry associations.
Betsoft Slot Machines
Broadly-speaking, all Betsoft slot games can be broken up into one of three categories.
- Mobile Slots
- Slots3 Slots
- Classic Slots
Betsoft's first mobile release wasn't until 2012, and it would be another two years before the company had a decent-enough collection of mobile games to write about. The main thing the company has done well in creating a mobile library is to stick with what works. Their first mobile games were just mobile-friendly translations of their most-popular classic titles. Then they started porting their Slots3 games into a mobile format. By the end of 2016, they're expect to have 75% of their entire game library, including slots, available to mobile players.
Betsoft's Slots3 collection is their premier line of slot games - fifty-nine different slots. This collection gives them the largest library of 3D titles of any online casino designer. These games feature what Betsoft calls "true 3D graphics" and animations that rival what's available on console video games and animated feature films.
The company's original roster of slot games, before acquiring the technology that allows for Slots3 titles, is this group of eighteen different games without 3D graphics, but with the same mind toward design as all of Betsoft's best games. Many of these classic titles remain as popular as when they first appeared a decade ago.
Popular Betsoft Games
Here's a guide to fifteen of Betsoft's most-popular titles. We tried to pick a variety of games in order to show off the best of what Betsoft has to offer.The Slotfather
Built around a theme of a crime family (and making plenty of not-so-subtle asides to the famous film series by a similar name), The Slotfather is a 5-reel and 30-payline Slots3 game. The game's symbols are the trappings of organized crime activity – weapons, fancy suits, fast cars, and plates of steaming Italian food. The game's special Multiplier Mob bonus game rewards players up to twenty free spins, along with a multiplier ranging from 1x to 20x for each spin. A second bonus, called The Slotfather Bonus, takes place on a second screen. It's a pick'em game in which you select different businesses to rob. Your prize during these bonuses? A random credit award in the neighborhood of 100 credits or so per pick.Good Girl Bad Girl
One of the most-popular Slots3 titles ever, Good Girl Bad Girl uses a unique double storyline to allow players to choose between being "good" and being "bad." One options pays left-to-right, the other pays out on right-to-left combos. You can also use both, for a total wager of 30 credits per spin. The symbols are all interactive and animated, and change depending on whether you're good or bad. Think things like halos and pitchforks. The game's lone bonus is The Money Wheel Bonus, in which a spinning wheel (in either heaven or hell) pays out random credit prizes. We love the scatter symbol in this game, which pays out starting at just two symbols anywhere on active lines, regardless of position or order.The True Sheriff
The True Sheriff is an attempt to translate the excitement of Old West gunslinger films with Slots3 game design. The game's symbols range from revolvers and cactus to bar maids and horses. The gun symbol is actually an important symbol – if it appears on the game's center reel the free spins bonus is activated - an animated gunslinger will start shooting at the symbols, turning some of them into wild scatters. Three or more blasted symbols will pay off a free spin prize between 10 and 15. If you land five or more scatter symbols, you'll enter a classic high noon shootout with a bandit, as part of the game's Showdown feature. This game is very adaptable in terms of player bankroll. It can be an expensive game, though max bets are available from $2.50 up to $250 per spin.Greedy Goblins
Betsoft's popular Once Upon a Time classic slot gets the Slots3 update in this sequel, a five-reel game with up to thirty pay lines available for wagers. The theme of the game is a band of thieving greenskins raiding villages and generally causing mischief. You can play the game with wagers ranging from just $0.02 all the way up to $75 per spin, though a max bet is required to gain access to the game's top payouts, which are a three-tiered progressive jackpot system. The game's logo is a scatter symbol that awards up to 25 free spins each time it appears. A multiplier symbol is also available that increases your payout as much as 10x. Greedy Goblins was Betsoft's first Slots3 game to use a cascading reels system, which can turn a single spin into multiple back-to-back wins on a single triggering bet.Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Betsoft has yet to dig in to the world of licensed slot games, but their version of the classic Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde story gives us a good idea of what their licensed games might look like. This five-reel and thirty-pay line video slot by Betsoft was one of the first Slots3 games. This game's symbols are all familiar to fans of the classic spooky story, from bubbling potions to traditional playing card and playful animated fruit symbols. Two bonus rounds exist – one, Hyde Run, is triggered by spinning three of the game's logo symbols on any active pay line. In this game, Dr. Jekyll attempts to outrun the police after a recent caper by Mr. Hyde. The other bonus game, Potion Mixing, is triggered by a specific scatter symbol, and is a classic Betsoft pick'em game rewarding instant credit prizes.Slots Angels
The theme of Slots Angels is simple – biker chicks. There's nothing pornographic about the game – maybe a few NSFW or PG-13 images of scantily-clad women, but nothing too bad. In the game, the player joins forces with a gang of cool biker chicks as they travel across the country. The symbols include motorcycles, pool tables, bottles of beer, money clips, and (of course) a sexy biker chick in her full regalia. The game includes three pick'em bonus games that don't do much to distinguish one from the other – basically, you're throwing darts at a board, participating in a bike race, or trying to repair a bike, all by selecting random options which pay out free spins, wager multipliers, or instant credit prizes.Pinocchio
Pinocchio is based on the classic fairy tale, not the Disney game of the same name. Still, as good as Betsoft's designers are at producing video game-like slots, it may as well be a fully-licensed game. Since it's a Slots3 title, it should be no surprise that it's a five-reel and fifteen-pay line slot with a bonus game, a scatter symbol, and a wild symbol. The player plays along as the story of the wooden boy who becomes a human plays out. We start out in Geppetto's workshop, unlocking additional worlds and more storylines by filling up different score meters on the screen. The icons in the game include things ripped straight from the story, like wooden toys, whales, bottles of booze, and fairies. Re-spins and instant credit prizes are also available based on bonus games triggered by the appearance of scatter symbols.After Night Falls
After Night Falls is Betsoft's homage to The Pink Panther's Inspector Clouseau. In this game, you're a remarkably-familiar French detective hunting down a group of jewel thieves through the night streets of Paris. Landing three or more of the game's After Night Falls symbols will award you free spins, as well as a random prize multiplier of up to 10x. This slot is all about bonus games – three exist, triggered by different combinations of the game's scatter symbol, and only available at different stages of the game. Not surprisingly, these are all pick'em games, in which selecting things like where the crooks might be hiding or when they plan to pull off their next heist leads to multipliers and instant credit prizes.A Christmas Carol
One of Betsoft's newest Slots3 video slots tells the story of Charles Dickens' classic (and most importantly public-domain) novel with the awesome graphics and story-driven slot systems we've come to expect from this company's mainstream releases. This is a five reel slot, like most of Betsoft's Slots3 titles, but instead of the usual thirty or fifteen reels, it offers only up to twenty lines. The real driving force of the game is its three bonus rounds, based on the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Each rewards a different type of bonus, from free spins to random wilds to a unique "guaranteed win" spin. Betsoft's new Double-Up Mini-game is available on A Christmas Carol for a first time, allowing a wager on all payouts that could double your winnings. People love holiday-themed slots; Betsoft is hoping that love extends to classic works of 19th century British literature.The Tipsy Tourist
The True Sheriff is an attempt to translate the excitement of Old West gunslinger films with Slots3 game design. The game's symbols range from revolvers and cactus to bar maids and horses. The gun symbol is actually an important symbol – if it appears on the game's center reel the free spins bonus is activated - an animated gunslinger will start shooting at the symbols, turning some of them into wild scatters. Three or more blasted symbols will pay off a free spin prize between 10 and 15. If you land five or more scatter symbols, you'll enter a classic high noon shootout with a bandit, as part of the game's Showdown feature. This game is very adaptable in terms of player bankroll. It can be an expensive game, though max bets are available from $2.50 up to $250 per spin.Weekend in Vegas
An attempt to cash in on the popularity of the popular film The Hangover, Betsoft created their zany new game Weekend in Vegas, featuring three wild and crazy friends unleashed on Sin City. In the game, the characters call the city they're going to "The Capital of Second Chances," which we think is pretty funny.) Weekend in Vegas is not one of Betsoft's more bonus-packed games, with just a single bonus round. What makes it unique is that you can play that round as each of the three main characters. One is aggressive, making big risks for big potential rewards. One is balanced, offering a guaranteed return. The other is cautious, who may not win big, but definitely can't lose. The designers make up for the lack of features by giving players a really lucrative Scatter Pays system, a spinning Money Wheel, and wild symbols that reward a 2x multiplier each time they complete a winning combo.Mega Glam Life
A long-awaited online slot machine? Sounds funny, but it's true. Glam Life was one of Betsoft's original Slots3 titles, a popular title meant to attract female players with its symbols related to shopping, glamor, and the high life. Mega Glam Life is a recent release by Betsoft that picks up where the original left off. It's a beautiful-looking five reel and twenty pay line true-3D video slot with symbols of expensive cars, luxury yachts, an uncountable piles of cash. Mega Glam Life's main attraction is its three-tiered progressive jackpot system, with a top prize that resets to $100,000, making it the largest in all of Betsoft's progressive collection. The game includes the use of a scatter symbol (for the progressive payouts), as well as stick wilds that can lead to future repeat wins. An additional Money Wheel bonus round rewards instant credit prizes randomly.At the Movies
Built around a theme of a crime family (and making plenty of not-so-subtle asides to the famous film series by a similar name), The Slotfather is a 5-reel and 30-payline Slots3 game. The game's symbols are the trappings of organized crime activity – weapons, fancy suits, fast cars, and plates of steaming Italian food. The game's special Multiplier Mob bonus game rewards players up to twenty free spins, along with a multiplier ranging from 1x to 20x for each spin. A second bonus, called The Slotfather Bonus, takes place on a second screen. It's a pick'em game in which you select different businesses to rob. Your prize during these bonuses? A random credit award in the neighborhood of 100 credits or so per pick.Whospunit?
Whospunit is a five reel and thirty pay line video slot based on a murder mystery theme. It contains a unique feature by which the top prize is awarded based on your ability to accuse the correct person of murder. The symbols are all representative of the characters in the story, from the butler to the mysterious cousin. From the beginning of the game, you're thrown into the story with a countdown that lets you know how much time you have until the game's unique Detective Mode begins. During this time, you have to collect stars that pop up randomly on the reels, which you can trade for clues to (eventually) help you try to name the murderer, which leads to the game's top payout of 320,000 coins. You earn these clue stars by spinning winning combos during regular play. Once Detective Mode begins, you use scatter symbols as opportunities to present the clues and claim the top prize.Rock Star
This five reel and thirty pay line 3D Slots3 series game by Betsoft is designed around a heavy metal theme. The graphics really set the mood on this game, which owes as much to tongue-in-cheek This Is Spinal Tap humor as it does to actual heavy metal music. The game's symbols are all related to traditional rock star paraphernalia. You'll hear blasting guitar riffs, see brilliant flashing lights, use a drum kit as a spin button, and just generally rock out with the crazy musicians on the screen. This game includes multiple bonus rounds, each built around an instrument from a rock band. Unfortunately, they're all basically pick'em games with different graphics, handing out multipliers and instant credit prizes, like most of Betsoft's bonus-heavy Slots3 titles.
Betsoft Gaming's slot titles are aimed at players who are into slots with beautiful graphics, lots of player bonuses, and plots modeled on modern console and computer games. Betsoft slots are regarded as the top-end of online casino game design – their titles are responsive, they spent a lot of time and money on design, and the games have high replay value.
Thanks to an aggressive new release schedule, we expect their total slot machine holdings to double within two more years. We also expect Betsoft to make new developments in the areas of mobile and social gaming, as Betsoft executives have been quietly forming partnerships and mergers with smaller companies that focus in these up and coming niche markets.