Barcrest was founded way back in 1968 as established themselves as a major provider of terminals and content in the arcade and bingo sector. They are known for providing fruities and slot games for use in arcades and pubs throughout the UK which led to expansion throughout Europe.
Since then, Barcrest expanded into the digital/online gaming industry offering their games to many online casinos, with a focus on the UK market. In 2006, they released the iconic Rainbow Riches game which is arguably the UK’s most popular slot game.
This Irish-luck themed game can be found in various formats in bookies, pubs and arcades throughout the UK with the online version still being very much loved and played today. In 2011, Barcrest was acquired by Scientific Games. They also own and operate Williams Interactive/WMS Gaming – their games can be found at BestSlots.co.uk under WMS slots.
When it comes to slot games, their most famous title is undoubtedly Rainbow Riches – the popular slot can be played online via desktop, mobile and tablet devices. The game has had many imitators but none have the same charm and appeal as the classic – it has 3 bonus features with potential wins of up to 500 times your stake.
Other slots of note include the ones found in arcades and betting shops especially such as Thai Flower, Money Mad Martians and Ooh Aah Dracula. There has been some new online-only titles like Monopoly Big Event which is very good. Barcrest isn’t the biggest software provider out there but with the backing of Scientific Games, they will develop some great games in future.