Top Retro Casinos Picks for All You Nostalgia Junkies
Published on by Adam
In our top retro casino picks, we take a trip back in time on board some of the casinos we believe do a best job at representing the iconic decades they draw inspiration from. We’ve got road trips from the 60s/70s, mystery steel train rides into the 20s, a posh jaunt on The Strip in the 60s, a pop art lucky muse from the 50s/60s, and sipping cocktails and sporting sunglasses on Miami Beach in the 80s. Have a read-through. Then, you can decide which decade you want to pre-set as your destination on board your time machine, and then go for a few spins on the reels. Read on and get ready for some nostalgic pangs!
Madame Chance’s website was fashioned with the elusive and mysterious Lady Luck – the gambling muse – in mind. Madame Chance’s style uses a retro pop art style that exudes both a 50s/60s vintage beauty and clamorous girly sass. Everything from the wooden and weathered paper in the background to the old-style chips, faded photos and pop art-stylised girls contributes bringing out this desired nostalgic yet fun effect.
While Madame Chance emphasises video slots more than any other game genre, there’s quite a few others to choose from including live casino, scratch cards, card and table games, micro bet and action games.
One of the areas Madame Chance shines in is promotions. There’s a sizeable selection of regulars such as weeklies, happy hours, double comp points, and a birthday special. No less is the welcome package which is simply huge. This one’s a NetEnt exclusive as long as you use the promo codes included:
- 1st deposit (bonus code: MADAME1) – 400% up to €800
- 2nd deposit (bonus code: MADAME2) – 150% up to €800
- 3rd deposit – (bonus code: MADAME3) – 200% up to €800
OrientXpress pays tribute to Agatha Christie’s mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express, adapted into a 1974 movie, with a new adaptation in the pipeline for this year. OrientXpress recreates the lure and lavishness of the early 20th century train where the story is staged. Tell-tale visuals that help evoke this ambience include clickable icons designed as train tickets, a worn and yellowing map in the background, scenes from an old train station, and high life women donning 1920s styled dresses and hairdos.
The game library is packed with RNG (Random Number Generating) games, but what captures our attention the most are the generous VIP lounge and the great regular promos on offer. Of particular note are an extra deposit on selected payment methods, happy hour Fridays, and an enhanced high roller welcome bonus. Meanwhile, here’s what you get for signing up:
- No deposit (sign up – €10
- 1st deposit – 300% up to €1000
OVO Casino sets its story in the 60s and has a very strong James Bond feel to it. The promo video and the ambience on the site all contribute to recreating the feel of The Strip at that time. Retro sports cars, elegant suit and dress-touting actors, and much more generate the right blend of elements to make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time to a top-notch casino.
Most of Ovo Casino’s games are NetEnt-produced, and they include slots as well as table games and jackpots. Promotion-wise, they have a noteworthy reload bonus as well as a generous campaign to give you points for playing. Sign up and you’ll get the following welcome package:
- No deposit (sign up) – €8
- 1st deposit – 150% up to €300
Miami Dice takes things in a different direction as everything about it, including the name, are a tribute to the 80s detective series Miami Vice. The intentionally loud light blue and pink with palm trees, sunglasses and silhouettes of Miami’s cityscape help create the right atmosphere.
The NetEnt selection of games here is quite comprehensive, with NetEnt Live and NetEnt Jackpots on the list. This will surely please fellow fans of our favourite provider.
Promo-wise, the VIP program is quite a lofty one. Some of the most prominent promos include an actual trip to Miami. Moving onto the welcome package, Miami Dice also offers a rich starter’s pack. Here it is:
- 1st deposit – 200% up to €2500 + 50 free spins (Starburst)
- 2nd deposit – 50% up to €500 + 100 free spins (Gonzo’s Quest)
- 3rd deposit – 75% up to €500 + 50 free spins (Steam Tower)
777 Casino wraps up our retro top picks list and comes full circle with yet another great casino that borrows pop art depicting scenes of Nevada in a style that calls back modern classic road movies/novels like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Thelma and Louise. It’s worth noting that this one is the brain child of one of the biggest brands in betting – 888 and has at least 3 awards to its name.
As you scroll down through the main page of the site, you are taken through different banners depicting scenes from the desert, motels, and drive-in diners. Everything about the visuals lays claim to this brand’s attention to detail and aesthetic appeal.
The game library includes some NetEnt RNG games as well as NetEnt Live Casino.
The promo section is one of the best on the market. It’s subdivided into sections depending on what type of bonus you’re looking for. One section has a different bonus for every day of the week, one has bonuses relevant to live casino, and there’s one more with other hot promos like free play and comp points. There’s also a VIP program worth your attention. The welcome package (bonus code: WELCOME777) exclusively designed for NetEnt players is as follows:
- No deposit (sign up) – free spins
- 1st deposit – 100% up to €200