If you have more than 200 games on the market you’re surely a big player in the slots market, and Play’n Go has gone sailing past that milestone easily enough.
The company has been around for a while though, so the release schedule isn’t overcrowded and the company’s boast to produce high-quality games rather than simply lots of games doesn’t look like the usual empty PR promise at first glance.
There’s no doubting the success of some of those games though. The Book of… series alone would be a great asset to any company, and Play’n GO has many more hits than that.
Swedish-based, like so many of the best new slots companies, Play’n GO also make card games, roulette, and instant wins games, but here we’ll keep an eye on their 210 slots and tell you how you can find them, enjoy them safely and get the most out of them.
Finally, we’ll give you our selection of the 10 biggest and best Play’n Go games.
Let’s start playing and going!
There is a published founding date for Play’n GO of 1997.
However, a little searching around the company’s own website – and they ought to know – also gives us a foundation date of 2005.
Fortunately for modern slot players, this is of very little consequence! The most likely story that we can find is that back in the 90s the people behind Play’n GO were working together as consultants for other companies, before coming together as a single entity in 2005.
What is important is that Play’n Go is a legal and legitimate slot company and you can trust them to deliver honest, fair games.
Whenever they were founded, the company is no listed as Play’n GO Malta Limited and Play’n GO AB.
Many slots companies are registered in Malta. We’re sure that it is because they love the weather, the beautiful interiors of the island and its rich history as a link between the cultures of Europe and the Middle East. We’re sure that it has nothing to do with a reported rate of corporate tax of as little as 5% for international companies.
Whatever the case, Malta is now very much the hub of the international iGaming industry.
As a result it has developed a highly regarded gaming and gambling regulator, the Malta Gaming Authority.
This is the first licence that Play’n GO holds. The Maltese authorities are well regarded – they have a particularly good reputation for mediation – and their paperwork is accepted in some other jurisdictions. However, you must make sure that the games you are playing and the site you are using is licensed for you, where you are.
Play’n GO also have licences from:
The UK Gambling Commission, who did formerly accept international licensing but have tightened up in recent years so that only sites licenced in the UK can offer gambling services to UK customers.
The Gaming Commission Belgium, and the Romanian gambling authorities.
Play’n GO produce games, but they also produce products for casino companies.
These are OMNY.
Omny is what is called a server-based gaming solution, which is a hybrid online service that is used by real-world casinos to give them something like the flexibility of online providers.
GMT is a “suite of gaming tools specifically designed to provide even more value to our catalogue of slot titles.”
This is a games management system that give extra features to players in order to encourage them to spend more time and money on the games you host.
There aren’t really dedicated Play’n GO casinos, but Play’n GO games are extremely available wherever you go.
For example, in the UK, you’ll find large numbers of Play’n GO slots at Fortune Jackpots, Play Luck, Wixstars, Winnings.com, and Conquestador.
That’s where the games are heavily featured, but really, every major slot provider needs to have some Play’n GO titles.
Play’n GO casinos brings us on to free games.
Because free games are a big thing with Play’n GO slots, and particularly with one titles: Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead.
This blockbuster game is one of the most popular free spins offer titles in the casino world. We’d love to know why this is. We can see that some titles come from very powerful companies, like NetEnt, whose Starburst is another major feature in the free games world, but Play’n GO doesn’t seem quite in that league.
However it happens this has made this game extremely visible, and you can play it for “free”.
We’ve put that in quotation makers because free spins are like all things that you are offered for free by casino sites, which is to say they’re not really free – with some very rare exceptions.
Most free spins offers are granted as welcome offers when you first sign up with a casino site. That’s nice. Some of these offers will allow you to simply play a few spins, collect your money and leave. But that is not a good deal for a casino site, so they would like you to play your free spins and stay around for essentially the rest of your life.
Free spins entice you into a site and most of them come with an invisible cost in the form of a wagering requirement. A wagering requirement is an amount of money you have to deposit at a site before you are allowed to withdraw any money you win from an offer. A common figure for such a deal is a 35-times wagering requirement, so if you win £10 on your free spins you’ll need to deposit and play with £350 of your own money before you can withdraw that £10.
This is all fine. It is all explained to you if you read the small print. And you should make sure you understand it before you start playing games for free.
You can also play Play’n GO slots for free by signing up a casino site and selecting to play their games on demo mode.
It is always a good idea to do this if you like the look of a game. Review sites are a great resource, but nothing quite matches the experience of actually playing a game to understand it properly. Make sure you also check out the pay table and the full rules when you do so.
Talking of review sites, a lot of these will allow you to play games for free. In order to do this you will probably have to prove your age in some way. This is usually a matter of just filling in a date form rather than providing the actual documentation that you have to do at sites where you are able to play for money.
If you want to win big prizes then you have to sign up at a casino that is licensed in your jurisdiction.
In fact, you don’t have to do this, but you are an idiot if you don’t! Unlicensed sites are not worth the risk please stay away from them.
Play’n GO slots are available at almost every casino site you’ll find, but good quality sites will allow you to look around before you sign up, including checking out what games they have available.
Many casino sites also list games by provider, so that’s a shortcut to finding these games.
In order to sign up at a licensed casino site you will need some money, some way of getting money from you to a casino account, and probably – but not always immediately – a way of proving you are who you claim to be. This could be a driver’s licence, a utility bill, or a birth certificate scanned and sent to the casino site.
Your money is the nest issue if you want to bet on these games.
Most banks make it very easy to transfer money these days. Almost all debit and credit cards are enabled for online use, and you can make fast transfers using apps where your bank won’t allow you to do it with no intermediary.
E-Wallets are also an option to fund your Play’n GO real-money play. E-wallets are now a type of online banking, and the easiest way to understand them is to think of the best known example, PayPal, which is a method of taking money from a bank into the cyber world. Some players like to use services like this because they put a buffer between their bank account and the internet, they can also be used as a way to limit spending.
You can also limit spending by using pre-paid cards or vouchers. These are the easiest way for people who don’t have bank accounts to get money online. These cards can be loaded with cash at off-line retailers, and by putting a pin number or password into a form online they can transfer this value to something like a casino account.
Mobiles are now the commonest way to get online and to play online slots and there are a number of specific mobile payment methods.
Apple Pay is for iPhone users only, and there is also an app called Boku and systems called variants of Pay by Phone that allow you to pay using your mobile bill.
You need to be sure you understand the payment methods you are using and that you also have a payment method available that allows you to accept payments should you win money.
We think that the commonest Play’n GO offers are those free spin offers associated with the Book of Dead titles.
However, you can also look out for other Play’n GO offers and bonuses if you enjoy the company’s games.
These might include free spins, tournament play, and also cash back on lost bets.
Many casino offers are called deposit bonuses, which grant players a multiple of the amount they deposit at a site. These are rarely limited to games by a single supplier.
The best way to find these offers is to follow what Play’n GO are doing. Offers are most commonly used to promote new products, so you should look out for new releases or other innovations from Play’n GO and check out if there are offers around associated with this event.
IN 2020 Play’n GO released a new game every week, so you had plenty of options to cash in that year!
Play’n GO slots do not have any unique stand-out features.
That’s not to say that they’re not great fun and some of their games are absolutely stunners. But if you can play a slot, you can play a Play’n GO slot, which use fairly standard game mechanics and absolutely standard game controls.
Before you start chucking your cash at a Play’n GO game then at least take a read of the game instructions and the pay table. The pay table will tell you what prizes are awarded for what combinations of symbols on the reels. The instructions will tell you what buttons to press and how the bonus features work.
Once you’ve done that have a few spins on demo mode too.
Beyond that there is no secret to winning at Play’n GO slots as there is no secret to winning at any other slot. You are at the mercy of the gods of the Random Number Generator. Games are set up with mathematics that give the maker a profit, but each spin must be a discreet random event that cannot be predicted.
So sit back, ask yourself if you feel lucky, recognise that that’s a futile gesture in the face of a truly random event, and spin to win!
Here are the top 10 titles that we think you absolutely must try.
This game was released in 2020 and has a steampunk theme with a Tesla feel to it. A top horizontal reel delivers multipliers, and you’ll be introduced to Play’n GO’s standard sliding bet controller in the control panel. It’s a lovely looking game with a free spins round and a 30,000-times stake top prize.
A new release with a lovely retro feel, this game is a classic game themed to the jazz age, and the 3-reel set-up of the perfect classic game. There’s plenty of bonus action though, with free spins and wilds. The soundtrack is top class.
The ancient Welsh magician is in action delivering high volatility thrills in this free-spins game with lots of special symbols and a doomy epic feel.
Welcome to the Wilde family. Rich Wilde, the Indiana Jones-alike archaeologist of the Book of mega series has a daughter, and guess what? She’s extraordinarily pretty! NO surprises there then but there is plenty of innovation in this tumbling blocks game beautifully themed to Central American civilisations.
The graphic style of this game owes a little to Thunderkick games we think. It’s actually a wildlife-themed game with Native North American trimmings. Released in 2021 it has rtp ranges (which we don’t like) and medium variance. The top prize is 5,000 stake, with a maximum stake of 100 coins. There’s a load of extra features including multipliers, special symbols and all sorts of fun things.
An unusually feminine Nordic game takes us into the mythologies of the Vikings in a nicely illustrated twist on a familiar theme, with some lovely visual features. It’s all themed, down to the free spins round, which are spins of Sorcery, Love, or War! They only come in sets of six though. This is a very standard Play’n GO release, which means it’s very good quality indeed.
This is a real classic. Released in 2016, it’s a 3-reel fruit game with all the features you would expect from that style of game plus plenty of up-to-date stuff like a wheel of multipliers and respins but no free spins.
OK, we’re going to be honest, we love these games! The Reactoonz graphics are fantastic fun, and have genuine personality. Plus that originality and feel carry on through to the gameplay that is also engaging, sophisticated and very good fun. It’s a high variance game, but it’s one we’re quite happy playing away on demo mode for ages.
The …of Dead series has another episode in the shape of this Egyptian title that can award lucky winners up to 250,000 coins. It’s a relatively straight forward title in a lot of ways but it very much lives up to the shiny aesthetics of the genre.
The name is weird. We assume that someone had already bagged all the “book of the dead” naming rights so Play’n GO had to go slightly off piste to get their name in. No matter, this is a massive hit, just about the oldest title here, and… well, it’s quite a typical game. The magic of having a hit eludes us, but we’re happy to accept it when it happens – so this is quite a standard game, but it’s hit home big style with slots players.