Heart of Vegas Slots Review
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock …. or stuck in the real world of Aristocrat Pokies down at your local (which is kinda the same thing let’s be honest) then you will have heard of the Social Casino App from Aristocrat Leisure called Heart of Vegas.
Today I’m going to give you my honest opinion on this highly successful and popular online and mobile pokies game and tell you why I love it and why I think Aristocrat seriously dropped the ball in a couple of aspects and (in my opinion anyway) totally ruined the experience of playing my favourite Aristocrat branded slot machines. I’ll also show you how and where you can maximise your daily free credits so that you can actually enjoy the pokies for free, because as I’m sure I don’t need to tell you – the word ‘FREE’ is used very liberally when it comes to apps.
“What’s that, you need to type your name? Would you like to upgrade for $5.99 to access letters L thru Z?” – exactly
Heart of Vegas Slots Social Casino App – What You’ve Missed
In a nutshell Heart of Vegas, or HoV for short was built after Aristocrat acquired Product Madness (Read the Full Story of Aristocrat and Heart of Vegas HERE) which was an already established social casino app and mobile platform with a strong user base.
Aristocrat then added 11 of their famed pokie games – games like 5 Dragons, Where’s the Gold and of course Queen of the Nile.
2 years later and Heart of Vegas is going from strength to strength due to an ever increasing user base and a growing plethora of award winning aristocrat games.
Heart of Vegas now contains over 66 Aristocrat branded pokies and slot games to choose from and is listed as the top rated social casino app on both Google’s Play store and the Apple iTunes library. But is it really as good as everyone keeps saying – because I know from experience that some of the reviews people leave are, well they are so encrusted with bullshit you wonder whether anyone actually believes them (they don’t for the record – so you can stop asking your own employees to leave raving reviews LOL)
My Bullshit Free Heart of Vegas Slots Review
Today I’m going to share my thoughts on Heart of Vegas Slots – the award winning social casino app that has provided thousands of Australians, and punters around the world access to the best pokies and casino slot games from Aristocrat Leisure, the most reputable electronic gaming device maker and the owner of at least 75% of the top 50 pokies and slot games in Australia
But I’m not here to argue the merits of Aristocrat and talk about the popularity of their pokie games – I’m here to talk about Heart of Vegas Slots – the social casino app available for free on both the iTunes store and on Android powered devices through Google Play.
Of course, the fact that this social casino app is the most popular on iTunes and has over 12 million registered users worldwide means I’m inherently talking about the popularity of Aristocrat pokies anyway – see even when I’m not playing Aristocrat comes up with a win?!
What I like About Heart of Vegas Slots
Ummmm hello, I can play my favourite Aristocrat Pokies and slots on my desktop computer or more importantly on my tablet, smartphone and any mobile device I can find – which in my case is 3 iPads and an iPhone I never remember buying. Oh and 2 Android powered Samsung phones and a Nintendo Game & Watch – mind you I still can’t seem to get WiFi on that… but I digress 😉
I like that I can experience all the same visual cues and sounds that I have come to know and love (and loathe) from playing these same games at my local club and pub.
But most of all I love the fact that I can play these online pokies and award winning slot games without it costing me a cent of my own hard earned money.
More Aristocrat Titles Than You Can
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What I like the most about Heart of Vegas Slots is the ever expanding and incredibly generous range of Aristocrat pokie games available through this award winning social casino app. With 66 titles to choose from and an ever growing library of new and classic Aristocrat branded pokies able to be played through both the online and mobile casino interfaces – you are genuinely spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what games you want to play – although it does sadden me to report that my own personal favourite pokie – Indian Dreaming – is nowhere to be seen on either the desktop or mobile versions of the Heart of Vegas App.
Ironically however, playing my favourite Aristocrat Pokies for free turns out to be one of the things I do NOT like about Heart of Vegas….but not for the reasons you are probably thinking.
What I Don’t Like About Heart of Vegas Slots
There are three areas of this social casino app that I think throw a negative onto an otherwise enjoyable mobile pokies game, and unfortunately for the seasoned punters among us, these three ‘hiccups’ have all but ruined the playing experience and reduced what was a fun poke on my favourite Aristocrat branded pokies into yet another button pressing mind numbingly boring game where the only incentives to continue are level ups – which is about as exciting as crushing candy – or watching crops grow on a virtual farm. #JustSaying
3 Things Aristocrat Got Totally Wrong!
1 – No Ability to Double Up or Suit Gamble Your Wins
By taking away our ability to double up and quadruple our winnings after each individual wins, Aristocrat have relegated this game to the world of mindless button pushing where it seems the only long term goal for players is to level up – and even then nothing actually happens per se.
I never actually realised how much I enjoyed/appreciated having the option of doubling up my wins, especially when they were small wins less than or equal to my initial bet. – I’m also slightly OCD and used to double up anything that left me with an odd or random amount of credits. Now however if I have exactly $1000 and I win $87 then bad luck to me, I’m stuck with a horrible looking credit line of 1087 – NOT HAPPY JAN!
2 – No way to choose how many lines and/or credits you are playing
So they took away our ability to double up our wins – I’m almost over it to be honest…. I mean it doesn’t actually take away from the overall playing experience too much. It’s not like they’ve gone and prevented me from choosing all the other variables on the machine that make gambling so unique and fun for mmmotherfucker!?!
OK I take it back! It seems that in the spirit of being out of touch with your customers and celebrating the epicness of failing – the people at Aristocrat’s social arm have decided to make their free online pokies NOTHING LIKE THEIR REAL WORLD COUNTERPARTS!
Don’t get me wrong, playing all lines is fine if you’re into that sort of thing, but as the creator of the most effective strategy for increasing your odds and beating the pokies I am incensed that they have taken away so many of the players choices. – For those unsure what I am referring to – Read my 243 Reel Ways to Win on the Pokies guide and join us in realising that without choosing what lines we are playing we are unable to take advantage of this proven method for how to win on pokies and therefore are stuck doing nothing but repeating the same button push over and over (and over and over and over) again.
Call me a pessimist but isn’t that what Farmville and Hayday are for?
3 – Bet amounts are either too small or Ridiculously High
Tying in to my issues with Aristocrat forcing players to play all the lines at once is the issue with how much it costs for each press. Once you get over the initial shock of everything being in Vietnamese dong or something (seriously, who is ever going to bet $400,000 a hit?!) you realise that on top of these stupidly large amounts is the fact there is no middle ground or happy medium regarding how much you stake with each press. It’s either something proportionately small and pathetic or it’s higher than – anyone who thinks Donald Trump would make a good President.
Games Available on Heart of Vegas Slots
The Following Online Pokies & Slot Games are available on Heart of Vegas Slots – Social Casino App, although it needs to be said that the guys at Aristocrat Leisure are constantly pushing out new and amazing games, bonuses and surprise jackpots to their 5 million+ registered players.
Here is The Latest List of Games on Heart of Vegas (August 2016)
Note that although all these games are available through the desktop app and/or Facebook – only those games marked with an *asterisk* and coloured blue are also available on the new mobile platforms available on Google Play and Apple iTunes.
- Fortune’s Way *
- Flames of Olympus *
- Big Red *
- Buffalo *
- Party in Rio *
- Dolphin Treasure *
- The Walking Dead Slot Game *
- Golden Peach (inc. Personal Progressive) *
- More Chilli *
- 5 Dragons Deluxe *
- Dragon’s Vault *
- Where’s The Gold *
- Butterfly Kiss
- Genie’s Riches
- Wild Splash *
- Birds of Pay
- Miss Kitty *
- Heart of Vegas *
- Wicked Winnings II
- Timber Wolf
- 50 Lions *
- WILD Lepre’ Coins *
- Queen of the Nile *
- Stack of Gold *
- Shaman’s Magic
- Moon Drifter
- Rhino Charge *
- Tiki Torch *
- Fortunes of Atlantis *
- Sunset King
- Turtle Treasure
- Celtic Queen
- Choy Sun Doa
- Crusader’s Heart *
- 5 Frogs
- Fortune Firecracker *
- Wild Panda
- Aztec Goddess
- More Hearts *
- Wild Things *
- Wild Inferno *
- Wolf Moon
- Imperial House
- Lucky Count *
- Bunny’s Rabbits
- Lucky 88
- Big Ben
- Phoenix Riches *
- 50 Dragons *
- Shaman’s Dream *
- Pelican Pete *
- Sun & Moon *