Elk Studios

Elk Studios

ELK AB Studios was founded in September 2013 in Sweden. Philippe Sefbek, the owner of the company, has assembled a team of 50 professionals who regularly release high-quality gambling entertainment.

In 2017, the vendor’s slot Wild Toro won the EGR award in the Game of the Year nomination. In 2018, ELK entered the top 5 fastest growing companies in Sweden.

NameELK AB Studios
Year of foundation2013
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden
Official sitehttps://www.elk-studios.com
Licenses№40844 (Gambling Commission – UK)
MGA/B2B/605/2018 (Malta Gaming Authority)
Types of gamesSlot machines
GenresFantasy, flora and fauna, history, water world, classic
RTP89 to 97%
VolatilityLow, medium, high
Betting range0,01–100 game coins
CurrencyEUR, USD, SEK

The provider operates under the control of the UK Gambling Commission. In 2019, MGA received B2B Critical Gaming Supply approval.

Since 2020, ELK AB Studios has been available on the Romanian market: the vendor has been issued a second-class license for the production and distribution of specialized gambling software. Also received permission to manage and place funds on the gaming platform from ONJN.

The gaming software manufacturer is collaborating with BeGambleAware.org, a support resource for people suffering from gambling addiction. On ELK slot machines, online casino guests set limits on bets, winnings and losses.

Goals and missions of ELK Studios

When developing slots and other slot machines, experts take into account three aspects:

  1. Concept. Professionals think over the theme, genre, story of game characters. Next, they find out for which group the slot is intended – for beginners, high rollers, bonus lovers.
  2. Building a strong mathematical model. This is the basis of the game, volatility, the theoretical percentage of return and other criteria depend on it. The project uses statistical modeling and mathematical algorithms.
  3. Playback, visual. Experts work on graphics, animation, supplement the slot with special effects, musical accompaniment.

The result is a high-quality slot machine that meets all the requirements of online casino customers.

Among the company’s products is ELK Complete, software for launching tournaments and competitions in online casinos. The developer makes it possible, on the basis of his software, to launch loyalty programs, challenges and multiplayer races between the participants of the game portal.

ELK Online Games Range

The provider’s first slot, The Lab, appeared in 2014. Then the manufacturer began to release slot machines about once every 3-6 months. Since 2020, productivity has increased dramatically, the vendor releases new products every 1–2 months. At the beginning of June 2022, the ELK portfolio includes 62 emulators.

Popular slots

ELK focuses on quality, not on the speed of release of new products. Slot machines have convenient control panels, thoughtful bonus rounds and risk games. The following slots are in demand:

  1. Wild Toro. The 5-reel Spanish bullfight-themed machine includes 178 active lines, respins and free spins, growing and connecting wilds. Volatility is high.
  2. Joker Gems. Space theme. The model with a standard playing field offers a random prize symbol, free spins and 3 jackpots. The maximum amount of the prize fund is 50,000 coins, instead of lines there are clusters. Volatility is average.
  3. The lab. The very first machine is still interesting to players. The Lab opens up opportunities to win twice as much during free spins. Sometimes two additional reels appear, increasing the reward for symbol chains. Volatility is average.
  4. Black River Gold. The theme is gold mining in North America. 260 thousand different combinations on 4096 lines, an expanding playing field, cascading symbol changes increase the chances of winning. Volatility is average.
  5. Diablo Reels. Slot with the theme of the holiday of the dead. The 5-reel, 5-line slot features respins, free spins games and sticky wilds. Volatility is average.

RTP of the presented games is above 96%. These five slot machines can be found in any online casino that offers entertainment from ELK. The vendor creates slots based on HTML5 technology, so there are no problems with loading on a mobile phone. Slot machines work stably on smartphones with Android and iOS operating systems. You don’t need to download any additional software to get started.


Developer’s games in demo mode can be launched on the official website. New items appear on the resource faster than in online casinos.

In 2022, ELK introduced the games:

  1. Mystic Orbs (Dragon Of Earth). Playing field 5×5. Features: sticky wild, renewing symbols, respins, cash prize, bonus free spins with multiplier. RTP 95%, high volatility. The stakes are from 0.20 to 100 EUR, the maximum win is 1 million coins.
  2. Illogicool. Playing field 6×6. Sticky, growing wilds, mystery symbols and a bonus game with x30 multiplayer increase the chances of winning. RTP 95%, high volatility. The stakes are 0.20–100 EUR, the maximum win is 1 million coins.
  3. Pacific Gold. 6 reels with 4 sections. Players choose a slot for growing symbols and a bonus super game. Throughout the game, symbols from winning combinations are collected in a box. It regularly explodes to release all the accumulated symbols that line up in new chains. RTP 95%, high volatility. The stakes are 0.20–100 EUR, the maximum win is 1 million coins.
  4. Nitropolis 3. Playing field 6×4. It attracts with expanding and growing reels, sticky wilds and a bonus game – free spins. If you catch bonus symbols on the field, a super game with free spins on 8 reels will start. RTP 95%. Rates from 0.20 to 50 EUR. Volatility is high. The maximum win is 2.5 million coins.
  5. Graveyard Phoenix. Playing field 5×3. Expanding scatters, growing and moving wilds and multiplayer help to win. RTP 95%, high volatility. Rates from 0.20 to 10 euros. The maximum win is 1 million coins.

Each game supports over 20 foreign languages and over 50 currencies.

Bonuses and special features

Almost every ELK slot machine is equipped with bonus rounds. More often these are free spins with multiplayer, which means an increase in winnings up to x30–50. In games, there are functions or tasks, after completing which, the client receives a gift:

  • additional free spin;
  • respin with an increased prize multiplier;
  • money and access to a bonus mini-game.

ELK slot machines are equipped with fixed and progressive jackpots. In some models, there are 2-5 prize pools at once.

Other options that help players increase their bankroll:

  • sticky, growing and expanding wilds;
  • increased number of reels;
  • collapsing and exploding symbols;
  • horizontal and alternate rotation of the drums;
  • cluster connection of characters.

Slot machines are endowed with betting strategies: Booster, Jumper and Leveler. Depending on the specifics of the game tactics of a beginner or a high roller, it is easy to choose the best option.

Since 2020, all slots have integrated functions:

  1. Game On. The player activates it at the beginning of the game, makes 25 spins and triggers free spins with an increased chance of winning.
  2. X-iter. The client has the right to choose up to 5 modes (boosters) of the game: a 5-fold increase in winnings, 3 free spins with a multiplier of 25, x100–500 for a reward in bonus games, etc.

A certified MD5 random number generator is responsible for dropping special characters and functions.

Gamer rating

Online casino players note the following advantages of ELK games:

  • high theoretical percentage of return;
  • non-standard control panels;
  • bonuses and features increase the chances of winning;
  • support for different foreign languages and currencies;
  • interesting stories;
  • high-quality graphics and musical accompaniment.

Some players do not like slot machines with a low RTP (up to 96%), however, with a competent approach to the game, you can get a decent result. It’s a little disappointing that the vendor doesn’t produce board and other types of games.

Clients of online clubs like the non-standard approach to the development of slot machines from ELK. The developer is increasingly moving away from conventional reels, offering glasses based on the Tetris principle. Online casinos often host competitions where slots from the manufacturer participate.