Popular Land-Based Slot Game Buffalo Ready To Stampede Into NJ Online Casinos

Written By David Danzis on September 5, 2023 - Last Updated on September 27, 2023
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The famous slot machine call is common on the floors of Atlantic City casinos. But the distinctive sound is heading to online casinos in New Jersey.

For the first time in the 10-year history of NJ online casinos, a digital version of Buffalo will be available. The game’s manufacturer, Anaxi (Aristocrat), says the online launch will begin here in the Garden State before being introduced elsewhere.

“Bringing a title like Buffalo,” Cath Burns, COO of Anaxi, said in a press release, “one of the most iconic slot machine titles to iGaming is so exciting, our customers and their players can’t wait to play it online.

“We’re on a mission to create gaming’s new frontier and the stampede continuing online is a sign that we’re charging forward with confidence.”

Buffalo makes transition from AC casinos to NJ online casinos

Buffalo first found its way onto gaming floors in Las Vegas casinos around 2008 before traveling east to Atlantic City. Now a common sight on AC casino floors, the original Buffalo has spawned several versions of the title, including Buffalo Gold, Buffalo Chief and Buffalo Link.

Despite the game’s enormous popularity — for a few years it had an almost cult-like devotion among some slot players — Buffalo has never been offered to online casino players. Imitation titles such as Bison Fury (Entain), Thundering Buffalo (High 5) and Buffalo Blitz (Playtech) have filled the digital void in Buffalo’s absence.

Slot-maker Aristocrat only recently launched an online division in 2022 called Anaxi. Shortly after, the Australian-based gaming and technology company began rolling out some of its exclusive titles to online casino players in the US.

Aristocrat bolsters NJ online casino portfolio

Buffalo joins these other Aristocrat titles currently available to US internet casino operators:

  • Timberwolf
  • Wicked Winnings II
  • Sun & Moon
  • Wild Lepre’coins
  • Wild Wild Nugget
  • Wild Wild Samurai
  • Miss Kitty

The four New Jersey online casino operators with Anaxi deals in place to offer exclusive Aristocrat titles include:

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David Danzis is the lead writer for PlayNJ. He is a New Jersey native and honors graduate of Rutgers University. As a newspaper reporter for the New Jersey Herald and Press of Atlantic City, David earned statewide awards for his coverage of politics, government, education, sports, and business. Today, he is PlayNJ’s Atlantic City “insider” and gaming industry expert on casinos, sports betting, and online gambling. David lives in Atlantic County, NJ with his wife and two children.

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