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Southern California Gaming Guide™ Reader’s Choice Best Slots


Every casino player loves to play slots to some degree - and they definitely have their favorites! For 20 years the Gaming Guide has recognized the diverse voice of our readers and let them decide which games are their favorite. Some results might be predictable, and some may be surprising, but every 1st, 2nd or 3rd place winner in each category has captured that special something that every slot creator strives for – a balance of entertainment and thrill. Every slot game on a casino floor has gone through countless hours of research and development and has its loyal fans, so don’t be discouraged if your favorite slot hasn’t won yet. There’s always next year! 

What Makes a ‘Best’ Slot

For the slot savvy, a ‘Best’ slot could be composed of many things: it could have a thrilling bonus round, clever theme, amazing graphics, an innovative function, be a consistently lucky machine or remind you of a favorite movie, song, or  television show. But the bottom line is a Best Slot is always a game casino players look for, no matter which casino they visit.

Check out current and past winners of the Reader’s Choice Best Slots!  

Best Slots 2023


2023 Best Slots

Best Video Slot

1. Prosperity Link

2. 88 Fortunes Lucky Gong

3. Bull Blitz

Best Reel Slot

1. Triple Jackpot Gems Deluxe

2. Dancing Drums Reels

3. Pinball Double Gold

Best Penny Slot

1. Dancing Drums

2. Coin Trio

3. Super Charged 7s QuickSpin

Best Dollar Slot

1. Lightning Dollar Link

2. Triple Jackpot Gems Deluxe

3. Eagle Bucks

Best Progressive Slot

1. Lightning Dollar Link

2. All Aboard Gold Express

3. Prosperity Link

Best Music, Movie, or TV-Themed Slot

1. Wheel of Fortune High Roller

2. Little Shop of Horrors Director's Cut

3. Crazy Rich Asians

Best Slot Graphics

1. Dragon Rush Fei Jin

2. Heroes & Villains

3. Smokin' Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel Fire & Ice

Best Slot Innovation

1. Cha-Ching!

2. Buffalo Strike!

3. SuperAnyways Cascading Gems

Best Classic Slot

1. Black Diamond Deluxe

2. Thunder Cash

3. Crazy Money Deluxe

Luckiest Slot

1. 1M Dragon link

2. Crazy Money Deluxe

3. Lucky Envelope

Best Video Poker Slot

1. Game King X (Multi-Game)

2. Ultimate X Poker

3. Winners World Multi-Game

Best Slot App

1. Quick Hit Casino Slot Games

2. Super Jackpot Slots

3. myKonami Vegas Casino Slots