Top 10 Most Popular Slots Amongst UK Players
Britons love betting, from bingo to sports betting, but especially casino games. In no particular order, here are 10 of the most popular slots for UK players.
10. Wolf Gold by Pragmatic Play
Taking Native America as its backdrop, Wolf Gold (created by software developer Pragmatic Play), takes a standard approach to the playing area, which is 5x3 and has 25 paylines. The RTP (return to player) is an average of 96.01% and the volatility is medium. The soundtrack as well as the graphics is steeped in Native American tones, and when you spin the reels you’ll hear wolves howling. Said wolves also act as the game’s wild symbol. Free spins are yours if the sunset canyon icon appears thrice, and then you’ll get half a dozen free spins augmented by a massive symbol dominating the centre of the reels (and the free spins can be reactivated if more scatters should up). There’s also a Money Respin feature for getting six full moons, which can see substantial wins.
Because British online casino players are such a significant part of the online casino industry, some bonuses are exclusive for Britons only. These include no deposit bonuses that enable players to try and win real cash prizes without any risk of loss, such as free spins bonus codes or free cash coupon codes.
9. Fishin’ Frenzy by Reel Time Gaming
Set up with a standard 5x3 arrangement of reels and rows, with 10 paylines, Fishin’ Frenzy is the slot world’s take on the UK’s most popular sport (by participation). The top prize is 5,000x your stake, which can vary from 10p to £80. The play occurs under the sea, with an array of fishing-themed icons decorating the reels. The fisherman acts as the wild and can stand in for other symbols. Fishing boats form the scatters, and getting at least three will trigger 10 free spins (with 5 extra for 4 boats and 10 more for 5). Get the fisherman during free spins and you can reel in (ahem) blue fish that have an array of differing values. Fishin’ Frenzy is not a complicated game, but it’s a fun one that works flawlessly.
8. Dead or Alive 2 by NetEnt
The Wild West is always a popular theme, and this hotly anticipated sequel by NetEnt is just the ticket for those with a hankering for saloons and six-shooters. Dead or Alive 2 comes with 5 reels and 9 paylines, and a high degree of volatility, so if you’re a steady as she goes bettor this is not the game for you. Famous outlaws such as Billy the Kid and Della Rose are on the reels and if the stars align perfectly for you the top payout is a fantastic 111,111.11x. The RTP is above average too, at 96.8%, plus there are five wilds (one per outlaw), scatters, and a trio of free spin bonus games with lucrative multipliers.
7. Big Bass Bonanza by Reel Kingdom
More people fish in the UK than participate in any other sport, so it’s no surprise to find a second fishing slot on the list. Big Bass Bonanza, by Pragmatic Play partner Reel Kingdom, has a better than average 96.71% RTP and a high degree of variance. The reels are a typical 5x3 setup, with 10 paylines, and the backdrop is a charming underwater setting. In addition to 10 to A symbols, there are more on-theme symbols such as fish and tackle boxes. Once again, the fisherman acts as the wild and can stand in for everything save the scatter. Land a trio of fish scatters and free spins are yours (this is the only time the fisherman wild will show up). During free spins green fish have individual values and get reeled in should a fisherman show up (get two fishermen and they both do this for double the reward). And if a quartet of fishermen appear then not only are there more free spins (up to a maximum of 50), they come with a multiplier.
6. Immortal Romance by Microgaming
Vampiric courtship is the backdrop of this 243 ways to win slot by Microgaming, with a top prize of up to 12,150 times your stake. There’s a very high level of variance with this enduring 5x3 classic, with a higher number of modest payouts and a good RTP of 96.86%. A quartet of vampires are on the reels, as are haunted castles, spellbooks, and more. The slot’s logo is the wild and also doubles any win it’s part of. There are many bonus mechanics, including whole reels turning wild, and specific bonuses for each individual vampire with free spins and multipliers.
5. Rainbow Riches by Barcrest
The suitably vibrant Rainbow Riches slot is another top game for Britons, with 20 paylines across its 5x3 play area. Harp music is plucked in the background, and the gold coin is the slot’s wild, substituting for everything except the scatter symbols. Three leprechaun bonus symbols open up the Road to Riches feature, in which a spun wheel determines how far you go, with a top prize of 500x. A trio of wishing wells triggers another bonus mechanic, a pick-me game with three options (with a 500x top prize). The Pots of Gold bonus, activated by three of the aforementioned symbol, has an arrow stopping on the bronze, silver, or gold pot for a multiplier value which, once again, can be worth 500x.
4. Age of the Gods: God of Storms from Playtech
The Age of the Gods series by software firm Playtech, is one of the most popular linked set of slots out there, and perhaps the single best game in it is God of Storms. The basic arrangement is fairly standard, with 5 reels, 3 rows, and 25 paylines, with an average RTP of 96.14% and a medium degree of variance. Per spin, the maximum win is 2,500x your stake, but if you bag the progressive jackpot then you’re in line for a minimum of £100,000, and it can often exceed the £400,000 mark. As you might expect, there’s a Greek mythological theme, and the reels are festooned with suitable iconographies, such as legendary beasts, Spartan soldiers, Greek vases, and so on. Both the standard and ship wilds can replace any other standard symbol, but only the ship can trigger re-spins when stacked (and the more re-spins, the higher the multiplier), with the God of Storms himself blowing the stacked reel to the left.
3. Gonzo’s Quest Megaways by NetEnt and Red Tiger
Gonzo’s Quest was already a major hit, but the reworked version added the Megaways feature which means players have a tasty 117,649 ways to win on the 6 reels. Following the adventures of the eponymous Conquistador, there’s also a very nice Avalanche feature that sees winning symbols disappear and new ones come in, which can keep the wins coming. Every consecutive win increases the multiplier, so if you get four in a row the final win has a 5x multiplier. Better yet, wilds are unbreakable so if they contribute to a winning result they hang around on the wheels for the subsequent Avalanches. And three free fall scatter symbols pave the way to free spins.
2. Book of Dead by Play’n Go
Ancient Egypt and tomb raiding are perennial favourites as themes for slots, and one of the very best is a straightforward game with plenty of scope for big wins: Book of Dead, by Play’n Go. Starring Rich Wilde as our archaeological acquirer of artefacts, there are 5 reels and 10 paylines, plus a maximum payout of a very nice £500,000. There’s a high degree of volatility, and the RTP varies from one casino to another so keep an eye on that. Should you win there’s the gamble feature which is essentially double or nothing, and three book of dead symbols trigger free spins (which can be added to if more books show up). There’s also an expanding symbol during free spins which will fill a reel if a winning result is on the cards.
1. Starburst by NetEnt
Although an old bird (dating back to 2012), NetEnt’s Starburst remains one of the most popular slots for players from the UK (and around the world). It’s a simple game, with 5 reels and 10 paylines (each way). RTP can vary by casino, with lower and upper limits of 90.05% and 99.06% respectively so be sure to check the detail (around 96% is a decent level). The slot has a bright colour scheme and one bonus feature, with expanding sticky wilds that can appear in the central reels, fill a whole reel, and hang around for up to 3 spins, which can see big wins for the player. Whether you’re a newcomer to slots or just like things simple, Starburst is a great game.
That wraps up our little look at the top 10 slots games for British players, from simple games to those bursting with intriguing and innovative gameplay mechanics.