New York is not a new theme for an online casino, in fact, New York is not really a new theme for anything, and NY Spins therefore joins the long list of NY based things that exist.
Not exactly a way to stand out in an industry as competitive as the online casino world, some might say, but at the same time, people are comforted by the familiar, and there is little more familiar to most than New York themed imagery.
“Welcome to New York” crows the site when you arrive, with an image of New York in the background, but not one strong enough to transport you to the city in a way that would lead to in not feeling strange that someone was welcoming you to a city when all you’d done is access an online casino.
Get past this welcome screen and you will enter the NY Spins site itself, a site that has taken a subtle approach towards design and tone.
In an online casino industry that is often full of bright colours and bold images, it’s interesting to see a site go the other way.
Being different can get the attention of players, but once Ny Spins has that attention, how likely is it to be able to keep it?
Design and theme
If you want a theme that lends itself to a black and white design scheme, then New York is the right choice to make, and NY Spins brings theme and minimalist design together well here.
The logo is the Statue of Liberty in the middle of the letters NY and is effective and pleasing on the eye, bringing the whole site together nicely.
It should not be a surprise that NY Spins looks great as it comes from the same people who brought us Voodoo Dreams, one of the most visually striking sites in recent memory.
Of course, there is the need for thumbnails on the homepage, they’re expected by this point, and with them comes colour, which has, in some cases, caused problems for black and white sites.
No issue for NY Spins here though, the site is cleverly put together in a way that allows the games to be pushed to the foreground without the site disappearing, aided by a subtly coloured image of New York City visible behind the thumbnails.
Ny Spins is a site that is as well put together as its predecessor, and really brings the New York vibe to life.
New site or not, online casinos are expected to bring variety to the table when it comes to games, if they don’t, success is a hard task.
Ny Spins has a decent collection, with games coming from BetSoft, ELK Studios, NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, Play'n GO, Quickspin, SG Digital, Thunderkick, and Yggdrasil.
Table and card game players will be surprised by how well catered for they are at a site with ‘Spins’ in its name, with a host of table and card games, an impressive live casino, and video poker all available.
Of course, slots are not forgotten here, and you will find classic slots, video slots, and jackpot slots all available in abundance.
This is a good amount of games for NY Spins to offer, for now, but changes will have to be made in the future.
To really be in contention against some of the biggest names the industry has to offer, NY Spins is going to have to gradually add more software developers over the coming months and years.
If it does this, in time we could be talking about this online casino as one of the very best.