Slots Oasis Review

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Historically some casinos powered by Real Time Gaming software had less than stellar reputations – slow pays and no pays were becoming increasingly common. As such, it's nice to know that some decent RTG-powered casinos are coming on to the scene and one such casino is Slots Oasis. Despite its name, this casino offers a wealth of casino games to attract the casino gambler.

Slots Oasis is loosely Egyptian-themed but thankfully this casino isn't one that goes over the top with gimmicks. Rather the casino has worked hard to put together a set of over 150 games to keep visitors happy. Like a number of casinos, Slots Oasis is playable via both a no-download interface as well as via a download client. Although both versions offers a decent selection of games, the download version is the one I plumped for, mainly because it offers slightly enhanced graphics and also because it offers the widest selection of games.

Those used to playing online will have no problem with the download and installation routine; within a few seconds the installer downloads and a few minutes later the required run-time files will have been installed on a player's computer. Account creation is similarly easy and after providing the casino with a few personal details a player will have a new account ready for action. All play at Slots Oasis takes place using the US Dollar currency and of course, once the set-up routine has been followed once future play is a breeze – simply load up the casino, log in and play!

Slots Oasis does allow free play gaming to take place but for the real thrills of gambling a player needs to make a deposit first. Slots Oasis utilises the standard RTG cashier and thus a variety of deposit methods are available to the player including NeTeller, Credit Card, Moneybookers amongst others. The minimum deposit is $25 and as such most players should be able to play without straining their bank balance too much.

To start with I deposited just $25. Although this is much lower than I normally play with, I wasn't worried that this might not last long. The reason for this is that Slots Oasis offers a massive 400% initial match bonus. This is huge and means for every $1 deposited a player gets $4 in bonus money! This money has to be used to play slots but is a great way for a player to check out some of the casino games as well as giving themselves a chance to win big!

When it comes to selecting games to play on, Slots Oasis handily splits games down by type. A useful ‘your games' section shows the last games you played and as such jumping from game to game is straight forward. The lobby itself is also good at displaying current promotions as well as providing a gateway to the support team. As such, a play really doesn't have to venture far from the casino software itself – good to see that the casino has thought about the gaming experience for the player.

Since I was playing a slots bonus and given this casino is called Slots Oasis, it was the slots section of the casino I decided to start my play in. As is to be expected with a casino with a name like Slots Oasis, a huge selection of slot games are available covering simple three-real machines to complex video slots with wild symbols, bonus rounds and progressive jackpots. In fact, progressive game fans will love the fact that almost every game at Slots Oasis has a random jackpot attached to it. This jackpot just climbs and climbs until it is won – and these can pay out at any time on any bet! Lucky winners on forums have commented that they've won these jackpots betting just pennies – pretty exciting stuff!

One of the slot games I particularly enjoyed playing was the Cleopatra's Gold game. This 5-reel slot machine has 25-pay lines meaning winning spins come thick and fast. However, although you may think this means bit hits don't really come along, you would be mistaken! At the time of playing the progressive random jackpot stood at over $200,000 and with bonus free spin rounds thrown in for good measure some really nice hits can be achieved on this game!

The same is true of the Jackpot Piñatas game I also played. However, here the bet size is fixed at $5 per spin. Although this is hefty, the jackpot at the time of playing on this machine was over $1m! Imagine hitting that for just a $5 outlay. Sadly though I found this machine doesn't seem to give many low-value wins and as such a player should approach this game with caution if they want to get any decent amount of play for their money!

Of course, some people like the simpler gamble offered by three-reel mechanical games. Thankfully Slots Oasis attends to these people's needs too and a variety of very life-like games are available. Many are based on the games found in real casinos around the world and as such many players will feel instantly at home at this casino. I have always a sucker for the Sevens and Stripes game ever since I won a 5000 coin prize (three red sevens). Sadly I hit nothing like that on this occasion but I still managed to get a few decent wins along the way that kept me playing.

One thing that became apparent as I moved through the different slot games available is how much effort has gone in to making the games fun. Great graphics are used and particularly the later game additions have a real sense of enjoyment about them. With smooth game play and sound effects Slots Oasis is just like playing in Vegas. In fact, it's better as you can sit there playing in your underwear if you choose!

Of course, as well as slots games this casino has a variety of table games and video poker machines and I was impressed to see that Slots Oasis isn't stingy when it comes to betting limits. At the Blackjack table, for example, a player can bet up to $250 on the spots available – this means a per round maximum of $500 which is pretty hefty. Although low rollers are similarly catered for with $1 minimums enforced across most table games – good stuff!

I played at the Blackjack table as well as the Stud Poker table, War table and Red Dog table. Across each of these games the same high quality graphics were used and the fast game play should appeal to the majority of players. In fact there really are few dud games at this casino. Only the Video Poker games I went on to try seemed a little dated but then again it's very hard to make these games graphically interesting.

Video Poker fans, incidentally, will be impressed with the selection of games at Slots Oasis and along side classic games such as Jacks or Better or Deuces Wild sit other fund varieties such as All American Poker and even Mystery Hand Poker – this last game sees the pay table boosted for a random hand at the start of each game. The fact that games can be played across 1, 3, 10 and even 100 hands means multi-hand fans should also be in their element!

Unfortunately despite playing for what must have been hours I ended up crashing out. I did have some nice hits along the way but when you are playing on a bonus it is always difficult to make a cash out.

Withdrawals at Slots Oasis are processed within a timely fashion and after a player has completed a fax back form they can expect winnings to be processed in 24-48 hours. In fact, compared to the month or longer that I've waited at some RTG casinos in the past it really is good to see how casinos such as Slots Oasis have moved forward.

As well as decent finance handling, the other important test factor of a casino is with regards to customer support offering. Thankfully 24/7 support is available at Slots Oasis via email and telephone. Toll free numbers are available for US and UK players and a paid-for number is available for other players across the world. An online chat mechanism would be a good addition but having tested both telephone and email support I am confident a player's problems will be swiftly resolved here.

After playing at Slots Oasis I really couldn't find much negative to report. To begin with I thought the theme was maybe a little overbearing and too often casinos put effort in to appearance rather than substance. However, this belief turned out to be unfounded and indeed Slots Oasis has a lot to offer. A good number of games are available and the tried and tested RTG platform means players can be sure of decent graphics, sound effects and overall game play. The sign-up bonus is a great way to try out the casino and players can be sure that any withdrawals made will be processed quickly. Support is similarly good and although I didn't win here it certainly is a casino worth checking out. At the end of the day picking a casino is a personal choice, but Slots Oasis is definitely going to pick up a few fans along the way. Good stuff!

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Bet on 1 or 2 hands at the Slots Oasis Blackjack table

Blackjack at Slots Oasis

A massive 400% sign-up bonus is available giving players a really good chance of hitting a nice slot win

Sign up Bonus

I hold a Pair whilst playing Deuces Wild Bonus Video Poker

Deuces Wild Bonus Poker

The Egyptian-themed Cleopatra's Gold slot pays me back over twice my bet on this spin

Cleopatras Gold Slot

The Video Poker Double-Up games gives players a chance to turn small wins into massive ones

Double Up Poker

The Face-up Blackjack game sees a dealer's cards dealt face up from the start

Face-Up Blackjack

The Jackpot Pinatas slot boats a massive progressive jackpot of over $1.3m at the time of playing

Jackpot Pinatas

I just miss out on getting a payout whilst playing Keno

Keno at Slots Oasis

The casino lobby has a minimalistic look and feel to it

The Lobby at Slots Oasis

I am dealt a pair whilst playing Mystery Bonus Video Poker and am happy to see the bonus hand is Three-of-a-Kind – something I think I am likely to hit!

Mystery Bonus Video Poker

The Paydirt slot can pay out hundreds during it's bonus feature

Paydirt Slot

I give the Slots Oasis Roulette wheel a quick spin

Roulette at Slots Oasis

A mixed bar win on the mechanical-style Sevens and Stripes game

Sevens and Stripes Slot

I consider whether to play or not with my hand at the Caribbean Stud Poker table

Caribbean Stud Poker

Slots Oasis Strong Points:
  • Good selection of games with some new, innovative games on offer
  • Huge 400% sign-up bonus
  • Good customer support available via email and telephone
  • Fast withdrawal processing
  • Generally good graphics, sound effects and game play
Things Slots Oasis Could Improve:
  • Some of the graphics are a little dated, particularly with the Video Poker games
  • Live-chat support is not currently available at Slots Oasis
  • Fax back documentation needs to be completed, although this is supposedly for the player's protection
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