Considered a leader in providing gaming software and solutions, Amaya has been powering online poker and casino sites since its inception in 2004. For a time, the Montreal Canada based company became one of the largest names when it came to online poker. Its software was used on its own brands and online poker sites namely PokerStars, BetStars, Full Tilt, as well as on the PokerStars Championship. While it still is a major provider of online poker software, the company also used to be a big player when it came to casino games (particularly video slots). As of now though, the company seems to have sold off its casino games and software solutions in a deal with Honeywell. The casino games used to be available and certified for use by operators in jurisdictions such as the UK, EU, Spain, Denmark, and many more.
Products & Games
As mentioned earlier, Amaya Gaming makes online poker and casino software solutions. For this review though, we will be focusing on its casino games (specifically those developed by Side City Studios). Though the company’s casino games portfolio have largely taken a backseat to its online poker solutions, that shouldn’t mean that it’s inferior. In fact, the casino games that the company has developed so far could rival the best of what its competitors could offer.
The majority of Amaya Gaming’s old casino games library was made up of video slots. Players looking for video slots with exciting and rewarding gameplay would have loved titles such as Fortunes of the Amazons, Aladdin’s Legacy, Monte Cristo, Bars and Bells, Cubis, Valley of the Scarab, Thundering Zeus, Gullivers Travels, Just Vegas, Batman, Cash N’ Clovers, Shogun Showdown, Superman, Golden Jaguar, Area 21, Sushi Express, Lucky Lager, Dragon 8s, Bullseye Bucks, Dam Rich, Platinum Pyramid, Noughty Crosses, Fortune 8 Cat, Little Master, and many more. What players and operators might find interesting about these video slots is that a lot of them feature really good graphics and even better gameplay. A good example of this would be Fortunes of the Amazon. The video slot features 3D graphics and epic background music to go along with its 50 betting lines, Wilds, as well as Bonus Wheel and Free Spins game modes.
Summary & Conclusion
Make no mistake, Amaya still is a big player in the online gambling world with its online poker solutions still playing host to 470,000 concurrent players world-wide. As of now, its decision to sell out its formidable casino games library is still a mystery and topic of debate for a number of players. Thankfully though, these casino games are still very much available on a lot of online casinos and gambling portals. Players who may want to try these out can check out AskGamblers, SlotsUp or full-fledged online casinos such as QueenVegas, ExtraSpel, and StanJames. A disclaimer though, as of this writing the only place that we were able to play the slots mentioned above were at AskGamblers and SlotsUp (both casino gaming portals). For some reason or another, we were unable to see any of these slots on the online casinos where they’re supposed to be found. With that said, it might be possible that the video slots are subject to availability depending on the player’s region. Regardless of the availability, there is no denying the quality of Amaya’s casino games.