The best casino games for football fans
The ongoing events in Russia have sent the world into a football frenzy. It’s estimated that more than 3.4 billion people are tuning in to at least some of the World Cup matches – that’s almost half the population of the planet! It’s a global event that is truly off the scale, and so it’s hardly surprising that the football theme seems to be leaching across into every aspect of our lives.
There’s an old saying that goes “if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em.” Here, we pay our own tribute to those who are playing, watching and betting on the outcome of World Cup 2018. This year’s tournament has created one surprise after another, and has also generated record numbers of people betting on the outcome.
So in honour of the great event, here is our run down of some of the best slots games for football fans – so even if your team has already fallen by the wayside, you can still be in with a chance of a big win!
Top Trumps Football Legends
It’s a classic in every sense of the word, so let’s talk about this one before we even look at anything else. The Top Trumps series has spawned a whole array of slots games, but this one is a little different in that it pays tributes to some of the sport’s all-time greats. The players themselves are the symbols on the reels, and Pele – naturally – is the wild who can bring you a winning combination when you least expect it.
Other big names on this 5-reel and 15-payline game include Franz Beckenbaur, Bobby Charlton and Johan Cruyff. The bonus game is called the Wall of Fame, and there, you get a new screen with 16 different players, each hiding different prizes.
This game was originally launched to coincide with the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and unsurprisingly, it’s seen a sudden boost in popularity over recent months. As the name suggests, it mixes football with the wild animals that make Africa famous. The zebra makes an ideal referee, and you have a team made up of cheetahs, buffalos, rhinos and more, all trying to score goals and increase your bonus.
There are 30 paylines to this game and a fun bonus game that involves predicting the colour of the next card the ref will hold up.
This fantastic slots game came out a couple of years ago to coincide with Euro 2016. What really makes it stand out is the way it manages to build atmosphere and tension as you progress, by clever use of imagery and the sounds of a packed stadium all set to explode if you hit the back of the net.
There are nine regular symbols, three wilds and five reels, creating a total of 25 paylines. There is also a fabulous free spins round that comes up when you score a goal using the bicycle kick that gives the game its name. It allows you to really get the most out of your bankroll.
Football: Champions Cup
For the most realistic footballing experience from a slots game, this one is hard to beat. It also has a genuine World Cup feel, as you can choose to play as any one of 24 national teams, enjoy a penalty shoot out game that is great fun, as well as delivering generous bonuses, and even take part in a free spins tournament that takes a similar format to the World Cup group stages.
The game has five reels, 20 paylines and you have flexibility to bet as much or as little as you wish. It’s the ideal way to get behind your team and lead them, and yourself, to glory – regardless of their fortunes in Russia!