Sports Casino | A lot of casino games, specifically slot machines, are built with a certain theme. The idea is that it tells a story, allowing the player to focus on something aside from the spinning of the reels. Games could be based on anything, from ancient Egypt to your favourite television series. There are, however, a lot of great casino games based around sports.
Indeed, many famous sports stars have allowed their images to be licenced to create these games. Just like they would with something like EA Sports FIFA games. Anyway, below we have picked five of the best sports-themed casino games. They arenât based on looks alone, as we have also looked at playability and payout potential.
Top Trumps: Football Legends
Fancy playing a game featuring the likes of Platini, Pele and Beckenbauer? Top Trumps: Football Legends slot, which you can find at Mansion Casino, is a celebration of legendary soccer players. The game plays like a standard slot, with the images of Pele et all used as symbols. But it really comes to life with the Wall of Fame Bonus. This side game features a further 12 legends, including the likes Zinedine Zidane, Ferenc Puskas and Marco Van Basten. Watch out for the Pele âwildâ symbols, which can pay up to 10,000 x your line bet.
Frankie Dettoriâs Magic Seven
Released in 2010, Frankie Dettoriâs Magic Seven as one of the earliest examples of a widely successful sports-themed slot game. Almost a decade later and itâs still given top billing in many casino sites, which is a big indication of the gameâs popularity. The slot celebrates the jockeyâs seemingly impossible feat of winning seven races from seven rides at Ascot in 1996. It does that by offering two fun horse racing bonus games, alongside some big potential pays in the main game. There is also a progressive jackpot version of the slot.
Breakaway, an ice hockey-based game from Microgaming has been so successful that it spawned several imitations, including Basketball Star and Tennis Star. However, as there is little difference between the games, letâs stick with the original. Breakaway was one of the first slots to pioneer the âexploding symbolsâ feature, meaning winning symbols disappear and are replaced with new ones for repeat wins. The graphics arenât much to look at, but the game is regarded as a casino classic.
Scudamoreâs Super Stakes
Frankie Dettori is not alone in the world of jockeys fronting casino games, as Peter Scudamore has now joined the fray. To be honest, despite being created by a rival software developer, NetEnt, itâs fairly similar in terms of looks and feel to the Frankie Dettori game. However, thatâs not necessarily a bad thing. The few tweaks that have been made â Peterâs Classic Cup, Bet Slip Bonus â make a big difference. A worthy addition to the fold.
Ronnie OâSullivan: Sporting Legends
The Sporting Legends range spans a number of games (Dettori pops up in it too) encompassing several sports. The important thing to note is that all the games in the series share a progressive jackpot, which could potentially be worth millions. This game, based on arguably snookerâs greatest ever player and