Barcrest Casino Sites on Aspire Global

Barcrest are a small but perfectly formed casino software company that have been very much part of the gaming industry transfer market over the years. The company was founded in 1968, which makes them veterans in this infamously youthful industry, and with more than fifty years under their belt already, they have quite a few tales to tell and wounds to show for their efforts.

The company remain based in the Manchester area where they were first born all those years ago. Even today, Barcrest remain a relatively tiny, tight knit organisation. The company is responsible for the employment of fewer than fifty people, almost all of whom live in the north-west of England.

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  • The welcome bonus must be wagered within 21 days of being received.
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  • The welcome bonus must be wagered within 21 days of being received. The wagering requirement is 35X the welcome bonus and winnings from free spins must be wagered 35X.

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  • The welcome bonus is limited to one per household.
  • The welcome bonus must be wagered within 21 days of being received. The wagering requirement is 35X the welcome bonus plus the amount deposited.
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  • + 25 Bonus Spins
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T&C apply. New 18+ players only. Min deposit £20. Wagering requirement apply 35x. Offer valid for 72hr. 100 spins includes 3 deposit. See full terms here.

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  • The welcome bonus must be wagered within 21 days of being received. The wagering requirement is 35X the welcome bonus plus the amount deposited.
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  • + 25 Extra Spins
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  • Min Deposit €20. 18+

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  • A minimum deposit of €20 is required to receive the deposit bonus and spins.
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  • UK Players Offer
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  • £10 Min Deposit

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  • The welcome bonus is limited to one per household.
  • The wagering requirement on the match bonus is 35x and the wagering requirement on the spins are 50x.
  • The 200 bonus spins are split over the next 9 days after joining. Each day the spins are for a different game. See the T&Cs for the split.
  • UK Players Offer
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  • + 10 Bonus Spins
  • £10 Min Deposit

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  • The welcome bonus is limited to one per household.
  • The welcome bonus must be wagered within 21 days of being received. The wagering requirement is 35X the welcome bonus plus the amount deposited.
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  • + 100 Bonus Spins
  • Spread Across 1st Three Deposits

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  • Minimum deposit for the bonus is £20. The welcome bonus is split as 1st deposit 100% Bonus up to £50, 2nd deposit 25% Bonus up to £300, 3rd deposit 50% Bonus up to £250.
  • The 100 spins are awarded as 20 per day for 5 days from your first deposit.
  • The welcome bonus must be wagered within 21 days of being received. The wagering requirement is 35X the welcome bonus plus the amount deposited.
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  • Bonus T&Cs Apply

Applies only to new depositing players. Min deposit £20. Wagering requirement apply 35x. Offer valid for 72hr. Full terms and conditions apply.

  • Bonus available to new customers and over 18s only.
  • Deposit bonus is 100% up to £50 bonus. Bonus will only be applied if a deposit of £20 or higher is made.
  • The welcome bonus is limited to one per household.
  • The welcome bonus must be wagered within 21 days of being received. The wagering requirement is 35X the welcome bonus plus the amount deposited.
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  • £20 Minimum Dep

Terms and Conditions apply. New players only. 18+. Min deposit £20. Wagering requirement apply 40x. Offer valid for 72hr. 100 spins includes 3 deposits.

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  • On 1st deposit 20 bonus spins are awarded. Plus 40 spins with the second and third deposits provided a minimum of £20 is deposited.
  • The welcome bonus must be wagered within 21 days of being received. Unused spins expire after 24 hours. The wagering requirement is 40X the welcome bonus plus the amount deposited.
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  • Deposit £20 Get 50 Spins
  • Deposit £50 Get 100 Spins
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Terms and Conditions apply. New players only. 18+. Minimum deposit £10. Wagering requirement apply 35x. Offer valid for 72 hours. 100 spins includes 3 deposits.

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  • The spins expire one day after being awarded. The details of what games the spins apply to are not listed within the terms and conditions.
  • The wagering requirement on the bonus spins is 35X.
  • UK: Up to 150 Extra Spins Welcome Package
  • Split across first 3 deposits
  • 50 spins credited on each deposit

Terms and Conditions apply. New players only. 18+. Min. deposit amount £20. Max wins from extra spins £100. Wagering requirements applied on all bonuses x35. 50 extra spins will be credited on first deposit, 50 extra spins on second deposit and 50 extra spins on third deposit. T&Cs Apply.

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  • The welcome bonus is 150 spins across the first 3 deposits.
  • The offer for UK players is 50 extra spins on Aloha Cluster Pays with 1st deposit, 50 extra spins on Legend of Shangri-La with 2nd deposit, 50 extra spins on Starburst with 3rd deposit.
  • The minimum deposit for this offer is £20.
  • Unused spins expire after 24 hours of being issued. Spins are for “our best paying games” according to the T&Cs.
  • The wagering requirement on all bonus is 35X.
  • 100% Up To £200 Bonus
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  • The welcome bonus must be wagered within 21 days of being received. The wagering requirement is 35X for any winnings from the bonus bonus and 35X from any deposit bonuses.
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  • + 50 Book of Dead Spins
  • £20 Min Deposit
  • Bonus T&Cs Apply

Applies only to new depositing players. Min deposit £20. Wagering requirement apply 35x. Offer valid for 72hr. Full terms and conditions apply. 18+ Only.

  • Bonus available to new customers and over 18s only.
  • Deposit bonus is 100% up to £50 bonus. Bonus will only be applied if a deposit of £20 or higher is made.
  • The welcome bonus is limited to one per household.
  • The welcome bonus must be wagered within 21 days of being received. The wagering requirement is 35X the welcome bonus plus the amount deposited.

Barcrest – Who They Are and Their History

Barcrest were originally focused on the real world casino gaming market, becoming one of the leading British manufacturers of cabinet games for land based casinos. The company’s early history was one of consistent growth, carving out a unique niche in the casino market and gaining the acclaim and attention of the industry as a whole.

The 1980s were a time of particular success, as Barcrest were at the forefront of the explosion of electronic and video game consoles which revolutionised the industry at the time. These were big cabinet versions of the console games which were taking the world by storm. Many of the Sega and Atari style computer console games of the era were ripe for conversion to amusement arcade style cabinets, with some machines even arriving in pubs as ‘coffee table’ style games to be played with a pint of beer at hand, or even on the table. Games such as Space Invaders, Donkey Kong and Super Mario Brothers were particularly popular.

The company’s success with electronic and console games put them in pole position to take advantage when computer, digital and online games became practical in the late 1990s. So much so that Barcrest became hot property. This became clear when several of the industry’s bigger operators began eyeing the company with a view to bringing them on board.

Toward the end of the 20th Century, it became clear to the established big name international gaming conglomerates that the industry was moving online, and it was in this area that the future growth of the gaming business was likely to be. The easiest way for the bigger companies to gain a slice of the action was to buy in the expertise, and Barcrest was the perfect option. With its heritage in the traditional cabinet making side of the industry, and its clear talent for the development of electronic and digital games, the company therefore became a major target for acquisition.

Bass PLC, the British brewery company was the first to spot the company’s potential. Its cabinets and consoles were perfect for its push to modernise the UK pub industry, and Barcrest manufactured games were at the forefront of the brewery’s attempts to encourage younger people back to its pubs and bars. Cribbage, Darts and Shove Ha’penny were out, replaced by the more profitable electronic cabinets and pool tables.

Next to snap up the Manchester firm were American slot machine manufacturers International Game Technology (IGT). They acquired Barcrest from Bass PLC in 1998 for around $70 million (about £40 million).

Again, it was the perfect purchase for the Las Vegas based conglomerate. Barcrest were the leading UK manufacturer of gaming machines in the UK, selling close to 40,000 machines in the UK and continental Europe over the previous year. The acquisition was the ideal way for IGT to expand its interests across the Atlantic. Plus it would leave the new larger company perfectly poised to take advantage of the rapidly expanding online gaming market too.

This new arrangement was ideal for both parties. IGT saw its profitability soar as it could leverage its own products into a whole new territory. Meanwhile, Barcrest could also increase its brand recognition and expand its business beyond its British and European heartlands into the international market – something it would have found difficult to do without the industrial muscle of its new owners. IGT saw the advantages of the acquisition, and largely left the plucky Mancunians to do what they do best – design great games.

Yet still the corporate musical chairs were not over. A further change of ownership arrived in 2011, when the Las Vegas based Scientific Games Group stepped in to acquire Barcrest in a complex performance based deal worth a total of around $65 million.

Once again, Barcrest was able to take full advantage of the financial muscle of a giant gaming conglomerate, while largely retaining its independence. In what seems like perfect synergy, Scientific Games produce few of their own actual online games, leaving bought-in subsidiaries like Barcrest to design their slots and other casino games for them. Scientific Games acquire the games design expertise, while Barcrest enjoy their masters’ industrial and financial influence and territorial reach.

At the time of writing, Barcrest remain under the wing of the Scientific Games Group. Given their promiscuous corporate history though, no-one can be sure for how long this profitable arrangement will last before another high value transfer of ownership is arranged…

Barcrest Slots and Casino Games

Barcrest may not be the best known games provider in the online casino business, but they have many top titles to their name. These include one of the best known slots around – a firm player favourite which has become an undoubted industry classic. Even if you are unaware of the brand, you will almost certainly know their games.

First released more than a decade ago, Rainbow Riches remains one of the most played slots to this day. The Irish Luck genre has always been one of the most popular themes, and Rainbow Riches would surely top any league of leprechaun loving games. The original format is a standard five reel, three row slot with up to twenty pay lines. It includes pretty much all the acclaimed totems of the genre, including Leprechauns, Rainbows, Shamrocks and Pots of Gold galore. It rapidly took the online gaming industry by storm.

Today, the original classic has spawned around a dozen sequels, all of which also have their own charm. There are too many to list them all, but include rejigs such as Reels of Gold, Leapin’ Leprechauns, Fortune Favours and Pick ‘n’ Mix. Plenty of these are available in progressive jackpot form, which can provide some truly awesome prizes.

The company have dozens more great slots in the locker, including classics like Action Bank, Cash Stax and Wipeout. Overall, Barcrest’s output tends toward the classic end of the spectrum, with spectacular graphics more likely to be found on its more contemporary rivals’ rosters than its own.

Nevertheless, it has a certain style of game which is unique to itself: a kind of Barcrest ‘personality’ if you like. I particularly enjoy their light-hearted, humorous games, such as Barkin’ Mad, Money Mad Martians and Ooh Aah Dracula. The company is also renowned for its officially licenced ‘Monopoly’ slots. These are a big hit with fans of the original board game and its many special editions. Barcrest incarnations of the classic game include Big Event, Bring the House Down and On the Money.

Summary

The plucky Brits have been very much a plaything of the gaming industry’s corporate giants over the years, but they have always managed to retain their independence and unique character. Still based around Manchester, they are not the most innovative or cutting edge of game producers, but they do remain one of the most popular.

Barcrest remain a leading designer and producer of real world casino cabinet games. Whilst wholly owned by the Scientific Games group, their comfortable position under the wing of one of the biggest names in the business will ensure that their brand and influence will continue for the foreseeable future.