Casinos are known for a lack of clocks and windows. They understand that once you are preoccupied with the sounds and lights of slot machines and gaming tables, you will lose track of time and hopefully, lose track of your cash.
It is strange to say it, but that is how playing Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, a casino gaming app, felt. If you have ever been to a Vegas casino, you will understand what I mean.
The app games felt exactly like their casino counterparts with all the flashing lights, sounds and bells and whistles announcing every win.
Upon launching the app, you are welcomed by a home screen that allows you to play casino games or checkout the services and amenities offered by the app creators, Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, PA.
Because there is a physical Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, you can do more than just play games with the app. Once you create an account, you can check your messages, see the latest casino promotions, check your rewards, see what entertainment and specials are being offered at the casino or what food is being served at the restaurants.
To launch the gaming machines, you click on the “Play for Fun” icon on top of the app. Once clicked, you have a choice of between a couple of unlocked games. The main gaming screen lets you know how many points you need to accumulate to unlock one of the next stages. In all, you can unlock 375 stages.
Gameplay is simple. You choose one of the unlocked games, enter how much to bet and then you play. Slot machine action is accompanied by typical gaming sounds: bells, whistles and, when playing the KISS game, guitars, bass and drums.
Once you have accumulated enough points, you can proceed to open an unlocked stage. Play differs slightly from game to game, so it’s up to the player’s preference.
If you like playing slots machines (and can decipher all the different ways to win), you will like Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. Casino players are the main demographic for this game so it makes sense that the game sponsors have tied the app to the physical location.
The gaming is fun but also repetitive and limited; the main variance is how much you are willing to bet. Therefore, unless you just enjoy accumulating points for the fun of it, playing will also be limited. Once I got the gist of the app, I was done with it.
If I lived in Pittsburgh, then maybe I’d use it more.