The licenses that the developer has obtained for its own games are from countries such as Malta, Alderney, Isle of Man, Italy, Slovenia or Estonia. They respect the standards set forward by Games Laboratory International, an auditor that makes sure that their content is fair to play for all players.
There isn’t that much to the history of GameART, since they’ve been around only since 2013. The team working at this relatively young company has been around for much longer than that, some even for 20 years, and there is plenty of experience driving it forward. They appear to be aiming for 12 new slot machines each year, so they have an ambitious roadmap for the near future. In just a couple of years, they’ve signed a number of partnerships with other platform providers, resellers and operators, which will help them grow quickly. Among these, you will find names like iSoftBet, 1x2 Gaming, BetConstruct, BlueOcean Gaming, Coingaming.io, LeaderBet, Slotegrator, SoftSwiss, Pariplay and Platin Gaming.
GameArt Casino Games
GameArt currently offers a total of 44 slot machines, all of them being available on any platform which can support HTML5. That means desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets, running a variety of operating systems. This developer doesn’t offer other types of games currently, so they don’t have a complete solution to offer an online casino. However, they have enough good games in their collection to insure that they would be a welcomed addition to any site.
One of the latest additions to the GameART collection, announced in June 2017, is the mix of progressive jackpots that will be made available to certain games. The Jackpot Games give the player a choice, between using local or progressive jackpots in the slots they play. If they go with the progressive prizes, then they will get a chance to win one of the four that will be available. These jackpots are called Grand, Major, Minor and Mini. A jackpot can be won at any point, while playing in the main game. Each of these jackpots is represented by a different sign from the Chinese zodiac, including a Green Dragon, a White Tiger, Black Tortoise and a Red Vermillion Bird.
When it comes to the overall style of the games offered at GameArt, I found them to include some inspiration from the classics, often using standard poker icons in their construction. They have their advantages as well though, as you will read about below.
I’ve noticed quite a few slots of theirs that borrow a theme from the Chinese, which seems to be a trend for all major companies these days. To give you an idea of how many games of theirs have this sort of theme, I will mention titles like 3 Kings, 88 Riches, Ancient Gong, Dancing Lions, Dragon Lady, Dragon King, Fortune Panda, Fortune Lions, Golden Dragon, Jade Treasure and many others. It’s not a plus for them, unless you have a preference for slots that have this sort of theme, though I’d imagine it would grow old after playing about a dozen different games that have a similar topic. I’ve actually had a hard time locating a slot machine among those 44 that they created so far, with an actual unique theme, so I’d call this a downside for the collection they worked so hard on.
The kind of lack of imagination that GameART has shown in the choice of themes for their slots can also be seen in the actual way that they implemented them. The graphics will often make use of poker cards, there are slots with fruits for symbols, and overall I can always find something to complain about in their slots. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t have games that I would enjoy playing. Slot machines like Texas Ranger’s Reward or Venetia are a pleasure to play, even though they don’t have only themed icons on their reels.
As features, slot machines from GameART tend to have multiple options for you to trigger. Wilds, scatters and free spins appear to be the norm, available in most slots they’ve released so far. There is usually some kind of extra feature to be had though, perhaps a multiplier applied by the wild or the free games, or another type of feature. It’s not a very exciting side of their games, and they’re not trying to innovate, but their slots should be able to give you enough to keep you interested.
From what I could gather, most of the slots they release have an average RTP of 96%, but the volatility can vary quite a bit from one slot to the next, and they seem to have a full range of options in that area. Payouts can sometimes be as low as $1,000, while other times they might reach $4,500. In all these cases, the line bet would be worth at most $0.50, so we’re talking about a range of 2,000x to 9,000x that appears to be the norm for them.