The modern world of Slots is pretty diverse and we have come a long way from the earliest forms of machines, such as the Liberty Bell.
There’s a whole catalogue of games available on online platforms, but as you’re scrolling, you’ll more than likely see the same themes reappearing.
While classic Slots still exist (those ones with cherries and watermelons as their winning symbols), games have certainly branched out and the weirder and more wonderful, the better.
Read on as we delve into the most popular and familiar themes out there.
Many people believe in the ‘Luck of the Irish’ and that extends to Slots games.
In fact, Rainbow Riches was one of the most popular Fixed Odds Betting Terminal games, which used to feature in pubs up and down the country, but it has since received a digital makeover.
Lucky O’Leary the Leprechaun is still the star of the show in the franchise of online Slots games that have since materialised.
In Irish-themed games, expect to see classic Gaelic emblems such as pots of gold, four-leaf clovers and harps.
The games’ design usually emulates the Emerald Isle well, with rolling hills and brightly-coloured rainbows.
You’ll be hoping luck is on your side as you land free spins, bonus games and attempt to bag progressive jackpot prizes in titles including Leprechaun’s Luck, Plenty O’ Fortune and Land of Gold.
We all dream about time travel and going back to ancient civilisations.
Slots games are a great way of seeing how we used to live – whether it’s ancient Egypt or Rome, to the land of the Vikings or even the Mayans – while looking to win a pretty penny.
Like all themed Slots, Mythological ones feature graphics specific to that period in time.
If you’re playing an Egyptian-themed game, expect to see Queen Cleopatra, Ankhs, scarab beetles and pyramids, while Roman games will be all about Gladiators.
The Age of the Gods and Kingdoms Rise franchises have plenty of different themed games to sink your teeth into, while other popular titles include Age of Egypt, Shields of Rome and Gladiator. Release your inner warrior and see if you can rule the land.
A bit like the Irish-themed games, Asian-themed games are deemed lucky.
It’s notably the Chinese that are firm believers in fate, luck and good fortune – which is why casinos are so popular in China.
Expect to see lots of red and gold in Asian-themed games, as these colours are said to symbolise prosperity and fortune.
Dependent on whether you’re playing an overtly Chinese or Japanese game, you can expect to find all manner of motifs, ranging from waving cats and koi carp to sushi and chopsticks.
The usual high-playing card symbols will be designed in a typically ‘Asian font’, while calligraphy symbols will also feature highly.
Foodies will love Chinese Kitchen, and even though its graphics are quite simplistic, there’s a range of betting options and tasty pay-outs available.
Anime fans will love Magical Stacks, while Zhao Cai Jin Bao offers not one but four progressive jackpots!
Sports fans will relish playing alongside major stars with the range of Slots games on offer.
Whether you’re fanatical about football, go giddy for the gee-gees or a sucker for snooker, these familiar games will not only mirror your interests but undoubtedly pique your interest too!
The Sporting Legends series features titles such as Top Trumps Football Stars, Ascot, Frankie Dettori and Ronnie O’Sullivan – and are all part of the same network that offers a rather tasty progressive jackpot.
As online Slots are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with just a simple touch of your smart device, you’re able to get a few spins in during the half time break, or while you’re waiting for your chosen race to start.
Giddy up and go for the goal!
5. Film and TV
A bit like Sports-themed Slots, Film & TV Slots is great and incredibly popular.
Major franchises such as King Kong, Ghostbusters, Family Guy and American Dad have evolved from our TV screens to our phone screens.
Playing a game of this theme is certainly an exciting prospect – if you enjoyed the production, there’s no doubt you’ll love the Slots game too.
Film and TV Slots tend to have the best graphics, with elements relating to the original production, not only in terms of slot symbols but also using theme music and even video clips as part of the gameplay.
Expect to see the related bonus and side games, as well as innovative features and attractive jackpots.