Rainbow Riches History

by The Wombat on 31-May-21

We thought we would talk about Rainbow Riches today, as it turns out that we stock 6 different variants of this classic game. Who knew?

What makes this Irish themed adventure so popular? It launched in pubs and clubs in the UK and spread into bookies, and then mushroomed online. There’s no stopping the little green fella!

Rainbow riches casino game logo

The Full History of Rainbow Riches

I think this casino game can make a claim to be the most popular slot game in the United Kingdom. It was originally developed by Barcrest game studios, who zeroed in on a popular slot theme: the Luck of the Irish, so you’ll be seeing plenty of rainbows, leprechauns, and gold and silver coins.

The first Rainbow slot hit the scene in 2008 and it had two reel sets, one for the 5×3 reels and one for the famous bonus feature located above. The feature was the Road To Riches of course, a kind of wheel-of-fortune type side game.

It was massively successful and spread into pubs and gaming shops across the land: a fast video slot machine that the business with a good reward structure and entertaining game play.

More Facts
“Which is the best Rainbow Riches game?
Due to its huge success, new Rainbow Riches games followed. Rainbow Riches Slingo came out in 2018 and meshes Rainbow Riches with bingo.

The Megaways version came out in 2019 and licenced the Megaways win system from BTG.

Rainbow Riches games: a chronology

2008 – The #1 version

2009 – The classic game with more features

2012 -Pick ‘n Mix

2017 – Free Spins version

2018 – Drops of Gold

2018 – Slingo version of this popular casino slot

2018 – Home Sweet Home

2019 – They launch the Megaways version

2019 – Leprechauns Gold

Who Are Barcrest?

And what of the company behind this smash hit success, Barcrest?

Barcrest was around when online casinos were still in short trousers: they’ve been making games since, 1968, creating fruit machines for casinos, pubs, bars and betting shops, and they became a leading name in the UK casino industry.

In 1998, Barcrest was bought by US giant IGT (of Cleopatra fame), and the company continued to operate as Barcrest. This helped IGT to grow into European markets, while Barcrest picked up new players around the world.

In 2011, Scientific Games bought Barcrest from IGT for $33 million.

They are still going strong!