Slots.lv is a gambling website operated by Lynton Limited. The site holds a gaming license from the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. Slots.lv is currently the only Web- or mobile-based casino that Lynton Limited operates. The site’s game library includes titles designed by a variety of software producers, and even a few pieces of proprietary software.
Slots.lv is open to customers from North America, so only people living in Canada or the USA can open accounts and make deposits. According to the site’s customer support staff, players from the American state of New York are restricted from opening accounts.
- Dedicated slots site for North America!
- Huge signup bonus and a lot of weekly promotions!
- Mobile and Instant Play casino games!
Mobile Play at Slots.lv
If traditional Web-based casino action is difficult for North American players to find, mobile-based gaming is nearly impossible. For Americans and Canadians interested in mobile casino gambling, Slots.lv is a good choice because they offer a relatively large library of games produced by a variety of software companies. Slots.lv also offers both instant-play and downloadable titles. At the time of this review, Slots.lv does not have a specific version of the mobile site tailored for tablets, though the mobile site will function on tablet-size displays.
If you’re an American or Canadian player, the fact that Slots.lv is aimed at your market is a major feature. Of course, if you live outside North America, this is a major downside.
Game software is a major factor for a lot of players when it comes time to pick a Web- or mobile-compatible casino. The fact that Slots.lv has licensed games from a variety of producers is a big plus. It is common for gaming sites to license a single library of games – this is especially true in the American-facing market. Relying on a single producer leads to a rather dull library, particularly for slots fans. Because Slots.lv uses games from designers like BetSoft (and not just the same-old RTG or Microgaming titles found at basically every other US-facing site), they’re one of the best in the US-facing niche.
I like that customer support and software are available in a variety of languages, even though Slots.lv is open only to North American players. Players can communicate with the site in English, Spanish, French, and German. Another plus in terms of customer support is the availability of customer support 24 hours a day via toll-free phone number.
Another feature to brag about regarding Slots.lv is the general lack of negative material written about their services in customer reviews. It’s common to find complaints about slow payments, especially when dealing with a US-facing site, but I couldn’t find much in the way of complaints about Slots.lv. Apart from a few people concerned about the legitimacy of the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, member reviews and forum threads regarding the site are all pretty positive. That’s a real rarity for US-facing sites, a spot pretty much only occupied by Slots.lv and Bovada Casino.
Slots.lv Casino Games
The fact that Slots.lv blends RTG, BetSoft, and proprietary games to produce a library is one of the site’s best features. I will admit that the site relies a little too much on Realtime Gaming titles, with just a smattering of the superior-quality BetSoft and proprietary games.
Games are categorized at the site at one of four headings – slots, table games, video poker, and specialty games. Here is a breakdown of the site’s library by individual category.
Since the word “slots” is built right into the name of the casino, it should come as no surprise that the collection of slot-style games here is large. As a downside, the majority of slots titles at the casino are RTG titles, particularly in their Real Series category.
But having a large number of games doesn’t necessarily equal game variety. Slots.lv’s slot library is more like a tiny collection of quality games (such as A Night in Paris by BetSoft) surrounded by a sea of mediocre RTG slots. If Slots.lv would include a few updated slots titles (more 3D games, more licensed titles, more progressive jackpots), and rely less on the generally poor-quality Real Series games such as Caesars Empire, they’d provide a far superior slots service as compared to other slot-specific venues.
Here is the current list of table games hosted by Slots.lv:
- Tri-Card Poker
- American Roulette
- Caribbean Stud Poker
- Pai Gow Poker
- Caribbean Hold’em
- European Blackjack
- Let’em Ride
- 3 Card Rummy
- Single Deck Blackjack
- Double Deck Blackjack
- European Roulette
- Zappit Blackjack
- Face Up 21
- Match Play 21
- Perfect Pairs
- Super 21
- Caribbean Draw Poker
- Red Dog
Twenty-three games is a large number for any online casino table game collection. But take a closer look and you’ll see that fully twenty of the above titles are card-based games, like blackjack or casino-style poker. Only craps and the two forms of roulette (American and Euro) break this trend.
It’s kind of a downer that all of the site’s table games are produced by Realtime Gaming. Since the site already licenses games from BetSoft (and has shown the willingness and ability to produce proprietary games), why do they license these mediocre table games?
The reason I’m down on Realtime has to do with their casino licensing policy, which clearly states that casinos that run their games can adjust certain features. The number of decks used in a blackjack game, the pay table for a video poker game, and even small variations in the rules of table games are all available for member casinos to adjust to their liking. That means I can’t look up legitimate information about the game’s statistical advantage to make a decision about which game offers me the best odds.
I was happy to find a large collection of video poker titles hosted at Slots.lv. Here’s the full list:
- Bonus Deuces Wild
- Bonus Poker
- Bonus Poker Deluxe
- Deuces Wild
- Double Bonus Poker
- Double Double Bonus Poker
- Double Double Jackpot Poker
- Double Jackpot Poker
- Jacks or Better
- Joker Poker
- Loose Deuces
- Aces and Eights
- All American Poker
- Mystery Bonus Poker
- Pick Em Poker
- Sevens Wild
- 7 Stud Poker
Out of the seventeen (RTG-designed) games at the site, three offer the 9/6 payout that video poker players look for. 9/6 refers to the payout for a flush and full house, respectively. Looking for games with a 9/6 ratio for these wins is the quickest way to find video poker games with a low casino edge. Video poker fans rejoice – I looked through all the pay tables and found that Slots.lv’s Double Double Bonus, Double Double Jackpot, and single-hand Jacks or Better are all 9/6 games.
The rest are still fun, if you’re a fan of video poker, but their pay tables have been adjusted to give the house a slightly bigger advantage than with those three titles.
Online and mobile casinos often use the heading “Specialty Games” to collect their titles with the worst available odds. Slots.lv is no exception. At the time of this review, the games here are: Virtual RaceBook, scratch cards, Bonus Bingo, Sic Bo, and Keno. Again, these are all RTG-designed titles, so they aren’t anything special to look at or play, and most of them involve high risk wagers.
Slots.lv Bonuses and Promotions
Currently, the site is running five different promo and bonus offers. Here is a little information about each of them. Remember to read all Terms & Conditions information before accepting any bonus offer.
- $5,000 Welcome Bonus – This is really ten different offers in one – new players can earn up to $5,000 across their first ten deposits, at match rates that vary based on which of the ten deposits a player is making. Take note that only bets on slots, keno, and scratch cards work to clear the bonus money, so if you’re a table game fan, you’re out of luck.
- $2,000 Casino Games Bonus – This is basically the same as the Welcome Bonus described above, but with a smaller prize package, different wagering requirements, and different games that trigger the release of bonus cash.
- Mobile Bonus – Mobile players are in luck. Start playing at Slots.lv Mobile and you can earn $25 in free play. Any mobile player who wagers at least $500 in any seven day period is eligible for this reward.
- Sweet Thursdays – Every Thursday, the site offers players a loss rebate worth up to $20.
- The Stretched Bonus – This is Slots.lv’s version of the traditional “days-of-the-week” bonus system common at online casinos. Each of these seven bonuses is available on a different day and targets different games. The bonuses are 100% match rate offers worth up to $100.
For USA and Canada-based players looking for an above-board business with which to do their casino gambling, Slots.lv could be a godsend. Few customer complaints, multiple-language support, and a game library built from a few different sources are all good things. Licensure from Kahnawake aside, most of the features of Slots.lv make the site one of the top choices for any North American player looking for a Web-based or mobile gaming venue.