Aristocrat Leisure Limited is a long-time casino industry leader. It pioneered manufacturing of slot machines, game cabinets and software for casinos. With its first fruit machines launched in 1953, Aristocrat trails only IGT in the US. Lately the Sydney-based firm has been adapting its legacy game content for online and mobile platforms.

Some Aristocrats slots are considered popular classics. About half of its titles are now available online. Some of these are also mobile-ready, with Android apps a focus. Many of our recommended online casinos feature its collection of games.

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Aristocrat is a huge public company with deep pockets. With the growth of online gaming, it migrated its traditional machine-based content to the Internet. As the world went mad over mobile, Aristocrat adapted some of its iconic slot machine content to Android apps. The sheer size of its portfolio has meant that the migration process is still underway. The company has not embraced the trend toward HTML5 in-browser instant mobile games. Not yet anyway.


Some consider Aristocrat slots to be old-fashioned and cartoony. But results speak volumes. The company’s games may not be the sexiest or most sophisticated, but they have a fanatical following. Many play Aristocrat slot machines at land-based casinos, then seek online editions. No wonder many top operators want Aristocrat’s classic slots in their online casino.

- Queen of the Nile, released way back in 1997, has long been a player favorites. Many slots have adopted ancient Egyptian themes, but this title is the grand-mammy of them all. Its multipliers can combine to created huge payouts. The big thrill comes if you hit a free spin sequence. Queen of the Nile 2 came along later to refresh the original with updated graphics and game features.

- Mr. Cashman is another Aristocrat institution. The old rich chap is not a single game but a loose series of slots with a variety of themes. They share the same bonus games and “jackpot” system. These are not your usual progressive jackpot slots, so adjust your expectations. Wins rarely reach the hundred thousand dollar mark. Still, if you take home a few tens of thousands on a single spin, we trust you won’t be too disappointed.

- Pandas have become all the rage for the last decade. Like many Aristocrat games, this one adopts a Chinese theme. Wild Panda is a stunning 5-reel, 100-payline video slot that immerses you in a bamboo jungle. But even if you’re not a nature lover, consider this a cheap thrill. You can play this slot for as little as a penny and enjoy a variety of free spins and animated wilds. Spell out PANDA on the reels and you enter a lucrative bonus game with big prizes at stake.

Newer Slots from Aristocrat

Aristocrat pushes its branded slots hardest. These games are inspired by hit TV shows and movies, and no doubt a pretty penny was paid for the licensing rights. Consider this partial list of blockbusters: The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Games of Thrones. The company has rolled out a series of Tarzan slots as well. And if you hanker for pokies which feature lovely ladies with musical pretensions, Britney Spears is out there waiting. (If she's not in the pokey herself, that is.)

Fa Fa Fa is a social app for Android devices targeting the tastes of east Asians. It pulls together games with Asian themes: Wild Panda, Fifty Dragons, Double Happiness. And many more. This mobile one-stop-shop concept is replicable for other markets and slot collections. Indeed, Heart of Vegas adapts the same concept for the American market. It collects top titles in one place for Android mobile users.

The basic concept is a sound one: nobody wants to download single slots and sign up over and over. This way you can play in a single account. An alternative approach, of course, is to develop games in HTML5. Then you can run in the browsers of every device rather than requiring store downloads. Aristocrat has not taken this path. Time will tell which course is wiser.


Aristocrat may be fairly called “an oldie but a goodie” in the casino industry. The company didn’t focus on gaming content for decades. But it developed a global gaming empire, 200 countries strong, on the strength of its casino expertise. Leading operators headline its offerings. As its iconic slots migrate to online and mobile, expect this battle-tested Aussie to outlast edgy upstarts. Or buy them.