\Gamblers are spending more time than ever wagering money with online casinos, and slot games in particular are consistently among the most heavily played options available.
Younger customers and female punters in particular statistically gravitate towards slots over card games when it comes to some of the new casino sites of choice.
The ease of play and lack of outside variables makes slots a simple game to simply plug in and play, meaning newcomers and those just playing for a bit of escapism are frequent visitors.
That being said, even casino slots have levels to them, and players often develop their own tastes and preferences for what they want out of a slots game.
Niche Gamer takes a look at some of the best slots products currently on the market in 2022, along with where and how you can hope to get involved.
Gambling should be a fun and enjoyable past-time, so what better imagery to encourage that mentality than a court jester and the rest of his circus cohorts.
Jokerizer was first released by Yggdrasil Gaming in 2016 and has cemented its place as one of the most widely loved products on the slots market since then—and for good reason.
As well as featuring a substantial top prize of €60,000 (£51,000), Jokerizer also averages a Return to Player (RTP) ratio of between 88 and 98 per cent, making it one of the most reliable options in circulation.
Yggdrasil’s flagship game is compatible with most platforms and is optimised for mobile gaming, making it an easy option to take for a spin.
Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead
A truly polished slots product known to any aficionado is this particular casino corner, Rich Wide Book of the Dead will keep you drawn in thanks to a superbly illustrated Egyptian theme that’s anything but mummified.
Visuals aside, the game is clean and crisp and offers a good deal of bonus free spins if the reels line up right, though the game is fairly generous in this regard.
It’s just as well, too, considering there’s a top prize available of £500,000 (or the equivalent currency) at a maximum stake of £50/€50.
There’s also a free-play option available for those who want to see what they’re sinking their teeth into first, with a relatively high RTP of 96.6 per cent.
Coyote is anything but ugly with Wolf Gold, a casino slot game that recently celebrated its five-year anniversary and isn’t showing any signs of slowing anytime soon.
Pragmatic Play came out with the game in 2017 and shared some innovative twists on the genre, including their re-spin ‘colossal symbol’, which merges lines two, three and four into one super-sized giant symbol for a different kind of game.
Wolf Gold is available with Lottoland and other well-known casino sites, featuring a maximum win of £250,000 off a top bet of £125 and an RTP of 96 per cent.
The newest release in our countdown, 2018 creation Ancient Gods is a classic slot game in that it’s a spin on the standard 3×5 line format, but with plenty of fresh innovation involved.
Taking its inspiration from Chinese culture, there’s plenty to get excited about for Ancient Gods in regards to its appearance, but the copious free spins and payout multipliers are where the real fun is at.
RealTime Gaming’s product comes with an RTP of just over 96 per cent and does a good job of combining visual appeal, re-playability and reward
Rainbow Riches Pick’n Mix
There aren’t enough ‘Luck of the Irish’ zingers and one liners to prepare you for the Leprechaun-themed world of Rainbow Riches Pick’n Mix.
But for all the colourful iconography, there’s a lot that’s been put in to make this game an enjoyable experience, with an appealing RTP of 96 per cent and 20 pay lines to maximize one’s winnings.
Anyone familiar with Rainbow Riches will know there’s plenty of bonus material added to this fresh spin, available via most major casino sites and bookmakers.