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New Slot Sites May 2024

The best new slot sites and online casinos for UK players for 2024, with all the latest new slot and casino games! We’ve got new slot sites on lots of different platforms with different types of welcome offer so whatever your tastes you’re bound to find something you like.

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New Slot Sites 2024

New Slot Sites

  1. How many new slot sites will launch in 2024?
  2. Why play at a new slot site?
  3. Are new slot sites always brand new?
  4. Trends and what to expect in 2024

How many new slot sites will launch in 2024?

Over the last few years, several new slot sites and casinos have been launching in the UK every single month, but the avalanche of new site launches slowed down a bit in 2022 and 2023. In 2024, on the other hand, we could see a resurgence and here’s why:

The major cause of the slowdown has been the UK government’s plans to overhaul the Gambling Act (the underpinning legislation for the UK gambling industry, online and offline).  This has been going on for quite literally years but now it’s finally reaching fruition.  The White Paper was published in April 2023 and various consultations have been going on since regarding exactly how the proposed changes are going to be implemented.  The plans for slot game maximum stakes have been announced (£5, unless you’re under 25 in which case it’s £2) but affordability checks and curbs on advertising and marketing are still to be clarified.  And there’s a consultation which ended in February 2024 about wagering requirements and multi product offers, which might result in both being banned.  Once all of these details have been nailed down and operators can gauge the likely effect on business, they may stop being so cautious about launching new slot sites in the UK.

TLDR: more than last year, we hope!

Why play at a new slot site?

Many players move on to new sites because they want to claim a fresh welcome bonus offer but there are lots of other reasons why you might want to try out somewhere new.

Range of games

  • You want to try some games from new providers
  • You want somewhere that’s quicker to add new release games
  • You’d like a bigger and better selection of progressive jackpots such as Mega Moolah, Dream Drop and Red Tiger dailies
  • You’d like a better selection of non slot games – bingo, instant win, crash, live casino etc
  • You’d like to be able to place sports bets or lottery bets with the same wallet

Bonuses & promotions

  • You want to play somewhere that has more/better redeposit and/or stake & get offers
  • You prefer free spins offers to bonus offers or vice versa
  • You don’t like something in the terms and conditions at your current site – wagering requirements, bonus expiry, max conversion etc
  • You’re specifically looking for prize draws, slots tournaments, player missions and/or other types of promotion that bump up the entertainment value

Trust, safety & fairness

  • You want to play somewhere with a higher level of insolvency protection
  • You’ve had a bad experience with customer service
  • You’d prefer the reassurance of a well known brand
  • The casino you’ve been playing at has reduced the Return To Player on your favourite slot games (you can find out more about this on our Best Payout Casinos page)

User experience

  • The affordability and ID checks at the casino you’ve been playing at are too intrusive
  • You’d like to be able to choose from a wider range of payment methods e.g. Trustly or Neosurf
  • The casino you’ve been playing at has an outdated design that no longer works well on your device of choice
  • You play on your phone and would like to find somewhere with a mobile app for added convenience and security
  • You’re fed up with the look and feel of the slot site you’ve been playing at and fancy a change

Are new slot sites always brand new?

A new site doesn’t necessarily mean a brand new operator!  It can be any of the following:

  • New site on a new platform – it’s rare to see independent slot sites which are genuinely and completely new to the UK but they do appear from time to time e.g Happy Tiger.  As these operators have recently passed the rigorous vetting procedures for a UK Gambling Commission licence, players can feel confident about giving them a try.
  • New site on an existing platform (skin) – the site’s owner may or may not be new to the industry, but the casino software, management and licensing is supplied by a white label provider such as Jumpman, Grace Media or Progress Play.  There’s certainly plenty of these! Some of them, however, restrict the number of accounts that one player can open and/or the number of welcome offers that one player can claim.
  • New site on an existing platform (house owned) – an already successful operator launches a new site on their own casino platform e.g. Pub Casino from L&L Europe.
  • Sportsbook or lottery site that added a casino offer – this type of site proved very popular with our users last year (e.g. Fitzdares and Lottogo) and we expect the trend to continue in 2024, with lottery betting sites such as Jackpot.com very much in the ascendant.
  • Relaunches – it’s quite common for slot sites to open in the UK and not gain much of a player base, either because the operator doesn’t make much of an effort to promote their new site or because the welcome offer isn’t appealing.  When a site that few players have even heard of gets a makeover and a new welcome offer, we’ll add it to the listings here.
  • Platform changes – sometimes casinos will close on one white label platform and reopen on another, e.g 666 Casino moving from White Hat to Aspire.  The player base usually does not transfer so these may as well be brand new sites, with everyone eligible to claim the welcome offer even if they’ve played there before.

We leave slot site listings on this page until we can see from our interaction data reports that no-one who’s looking for a new slot site is interested in them any more, so you may find some sites here that are 18 months old or even more. Mecca Games for example was still generating lots of interest more than two years after its 2021 launch.

 

Trends and what to expect in 2024

  • More slot game design changes including £5 maximum stake – Changes that have already been made to slot game design over the last couple of years include bans on autoplay, on bonus buy and on celebratory animations and the like for wins that are less than the spin value, plus a minimum time of 2.5 seconds between spins.  The result of these changes is that some games are getting released late in the UK (e g Starburst XXXtreme) or even not at all (e.g. games with a bonus buy feature that the game provider doesn’t want to remove just for the UK market). Now, more changes are coming.  There’s definitely going to be a maximum spin value for the UK (£2 for under 25s and £5 for everyone else, starting in September) and the minimum time between spins could be doubled to 5 seconds.
  • Live casino game shows become even more popular  – We expect many more live casino game shows to come out in 2024, and more providers to join the market.  Players love these games and so far they have fallen outside the scope of the mandated game design changes.
  • Even more slots with higher variance and lower hit rate – An unintended side effect of the last round of design changes is that because small “wins” that are less than spin value are now barely distinguishable from losing spins (in terms of what you see and hear rather than the effect on your bankroll) they no longer contribute to the entertainment value for most players.  Therefore, this type of “win” is less likely to be included in the design of future games and this is making everything higher variance, with more losing spins and fewer, bigger wins. The popularity of Big Bass Bonanza (and its even higher variance friends and relatives) is a perfect illustration of this trend and there’s even some slot games now (such as the Money Cart games by Relax Gaming) where any spin has just two possible outcomes – the bonus round or nothing.
  • Payment method changes – High tech payment methods such as Trustly, Muchbetter and Astropay now have increasing presence at UK online casinos.  This is because they are safe and secure for players but allow operators to be sure that a credit card (which isn’t allowed for gambling transactions) hasn’t been used at any stage of the process.  Apple Pay is also gaining traction. Depositing using mobile phone billing, on the other hand, is likely to decline as almost every operator now charges a hefty fee.
  • Mobile slots – As so many players now do all of their play on mobile devices, new slot sites that are designed to work on mobile and/or with the safety and security of a mobile app are in the ascendant, often – like Winomania and Happy Tiger – with unique mobile slot games you won’t find anywhere else.
  • More high profile exits from UK means less choice of platform – Over the last couple of years, many international operators have left the UK market.  In many cases it’s a commercial decision as taxation changes and increased regulation have been making it harder and harder for operators to trade profitably in the UK, but a few (such as BGO) were pushed following regulatory breaches.   The HUGE fine – £19.2 million – that was slapped on the William Hill Group in March 2023 is exactly the sort of thing that might cause more operators to consider leaving.   Not to mention the repeated regulatory actions that were taken against InTouch Games for historical failings which ended in their licence being surrendered in September 2023.
  • Affordability checks are more and more of a big thing – One of the proposals in the White Paper is for two levels of affordability checks.  The lower level “light touch” financial vulnerability check would be fairly unobtrusive (at least for those with an established residence and credit history) and the Gambling Commission estimate they would need to be carried out on 20% of accounts.  The higher level financial risk assessment would be triggered by a level of wagering or losses yet to be determined and in the case of some players would require them either to share financial data via open banking or directly provide evidence of affordability to the operator, possibly as often as every 6 months.  These proposals are so unpopular with players that there is an official petition to Parliament not to implement them, which more than 100,000 people have signed.
  • Unappealing welcome offers – Why? Because due to increased regulatory and tax burden, operators are really starting to feel the pinch and can’t afford to do bigger ones.  It’s not just the size of the bonus that’s coming down, either – changes in the terms and conditions affecting bonus expiry, caps on what you can win and restrictions on which games you can play with your bonus can all make a bonus less valuable to the player.  No deposit offers are also getting noticeably smaller. Should the Gambling Commission decide to ban wagering requirements or cap them at 1x, 5x or 10x bonus (all of which are under consideration with a decision to be made in Spring 2024) that will also undoubtedly result in smaller bonuses.

What certainly won’t be slowing down in 2024 is the rate of release of new slot games; the sheer number of different game providers in the market now ensures that there’s always something new and exciting to play!  We expect to see many exciting new slot game features such as BTG’s new Megadozer rolled out in the coming months.  Whether something will be released in 2024 that turns out to be the next Megaways, only time will tell.

Last updated: April 30, 2024
Sue Dawson
Head of Content

Sue Dawson has been writing about (and playing) online bingo and slots since 2013, putting her unique spin on everything.  She has written pieces for iGaming industry news sites, appeared on panels at industry events and on podcasts, helped to judge industry awards and is a member of industry think tank Ampersand Plus.

FAQ's

New slot sites are safe to play at as long as you stick to sites that are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. The slot games themselves are checked for fairness and the operators have to meet responsible gambling safety standards.  We only review UK licensed sites and for added security, we also report on each site’s level of players funds protection.

There are several different types of new slot site welcome offers. Slot bonuses can be used on the slot games of your choice. Slot spins are for one specific slot game. Some welcome offers award a variable amount of bonus or spins as a result of playing a bonus game such as the Mega Reel, and a few have some form of cashback instead of bonus or spins.  At No Wagering slot sites, any winnings from the welcome offer will be paid as withdrawable cash, but the vast majority of new slot sites have a more conventional welcome offer and you will need to complete wagering requirements before withdrawing your winnings.

The best new slot sites in the UK? There are certainly plenty of new slot sites for UK players to choose from and more are being launched all the time.  Which ones are best for you depends on what you’re looking for – which type of welcome offer do you prefer and which games do you want to play? We include lots of variety in our list of 25 of the best new slot sites so you’re bound to find one that suits you.

In most but not all cases slot games are the same wherever you play them. Starburst and Book of Dead are two very popular slot games whose RTP does change from site to site, so if one of these (or another variable RTP game) is your favourite you can actually get a better payout by changing to a different slot site.
What also varies from slot site to slot site is the size of some of the progressive jackpots. Unlike Mega Moolah which is global, Red Tiger Daily Jackpots and Jackpot King by Blueprint are specific to each site or group of sites, and they get much bigger at some – Paddy Power Games for example – than at others (of course, at very busy slot sites with large numbers of players your already minuscule chance of actually winning one of these jackpots gets even smaller).
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