We’ve played it and we’re convinced: the Lord of The Rings slot machine from WMS Gaming is the most fun game to hit the casino floor in ages. With that in mind, we’re not surprised to have lots of people asking us where to play the Lord of the Rings slot game— or “LOTR” as fans of the saga call it — in Phoenix, Scottsdale and other places in Arizona.
We’ll tell you where to play Lord of the Rings but first we should give you some reasons as to why this game is so hot.
First, this is NOT your father’s (or your grandmother’s) slot machine. If you’re an old school gamer – think Blazing 7’s or Triple Diamonds – this interactive video extravaganza is probably not for you. There are bells and whistles galore featuring choices in bonus games, special Power Spins and randomly awarded “Wild” rounds. (Watch out for the Gollum wild when that creepy little dude comes flying across the screen seemingly out of nowhere.) Couple all that with high-tech Bose speakers blasting out sound effects from speakers embedded into the high-backed gaming chairs and you’ve got one fun and crazy game.
In addition to the very cool game itself, credit WMS Gaming for coming up with an interactive feature that gives Lord of the Rings players the ability to earn bonuses by playing casual games on their home computers.
At the new PlayersLife.com website, visitors register to join and then use their website membership to play a series of entertaining games which can earn them special bonuses redeemable when playing the actual Lord of the Rings game at their favorite casinos. The PlayersLife.com website also features a chat forum, news of the latest games plus a real-time ticker showing game wins at casinos across the country.
Here’s how it works: Go to PlayersLife.com and sign up for an account. (Be sure to use an easy-to-remember player name and password since you’ll need it when you play at the casino.) Once you’re accepted, log on to the site and play games such as “Gandalf’s Rockets” to unlock new bonus rounds good on your next casino visit. Once you’ve mastered the website game, head to your favorite casino, insert your player’s club card then log into the LOTR game. (A notice will pop up on the screen and ask for your Player’s Life name and password.) Play the game as you normally would but notice that when and if you get the bonus round, your newly-earned choice is there on the screen. As an example, I played the rocket game at home and earned a special “Prancing Ponies” bonus which I used during actual play at Casino Arizona in Scottsdale. (Right now I’m stuck on Middle Earth Mahjongg.) Continue to play both at home and at your fav casino to progress through the game and earn more bonuses.
Here’s where to play Lord of the Rings slot game in Arizona — For a map of these Arizona casinos check out our Arizona Casino Guide & Map here
Casino Arizona Talking Stick — 101 & Indian Bend, Scottsdale
Casino Arizona at Salt River — 101 & McKellips, Scottsdale
Fort McDowell Casino and Radisson Hotel — Fountain Hills, North Scottsdale
Gila River Lone Butte Casino — Chandler
Harrah’s Ak-Chin — Maricopa
Cliff Castle Casino — Camp Verde