Slots that require skill

We often wonder what the gambling world would look like if it were not for a man called Charles D. Fey, who was responsible for devising the blueprint for the world’s first genuinely commercially viable online slot machine. Seriously, without Mr Fey we’re not sure that slots would kick off in nearly the same way that they have, and it would remain to be seen whether online slots would even be a thing in the 21st century.

Of course, whilst we have Mr Fey to thank for devising the first commercially viable online slot machine, it was the emergence of video slots in the 80s and online slots in the 21st century that has really succeeded in making the slot gambling industry the biggest casino gambling industry in the world. Modern online slots from Star Slots are incredibly complex and therefore exciting, however they often require some actual skills to play too. Read on for some slots that require skills. 

Rainbow Riches Pick N Mix 

Pretty much any slot gambler will have definitely at least heard of the iconic Rainbow Riches series, as this set of Irish themed slot games, coming courtesy of Barcrest, have been around since the 1960s. Rainbow Riches is also responsible for popularising the incredibly popular “luck of the Irish” slot theme too, and we genuinely wonder whether this aesthetic would be so visible in the slot industry without these games. 

Regardless, out of all the Rainbow Riches games that have come over the last several decades, it is Rainbow Riches Pick N Mix that is the best. It is a slot that requires skills though, as you must be able to make the right decision when choosing 3 out of the 9 available bonus rounds available. If you make the right choice the RTP can get as large as 99%! 


When Inspired Gaming unveiled their brand new slot game Centurion it blew many online slot enthusiasts away with its incredibly clear and HD graphics, as well as its insane bonus features. In fact, it is the bonus rounds that are the best thing about this Ancient Roman themed online slot, as they take the shape of four distinctly created bonus mini-games that play out much like video games you could play on a basic Playstation, Nintendo or Xbox. 

For this reason Centurion does very much require some level of online slot gambling skills, however this doesn’t mean that it should be off limits to beginners at all. We would recommend giving the reels of Centurion a spin in demo mode for free first, and then you can get to grips with all its bonus rounds without spending any extra money. 


Whilst it wasn’t the first slot to be released by Big Time Gaming, Bonanza was the one that really announced their arrival on the online slot developer scene, bringing with it the incredibly exciting new Megaways game mechanic. 

Bonanza is an outrageously exciting online slot to play, with enough win potential to have you laughing.

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