Online casinos are immensely popular nowadays, all statistics show that the online gambling trend is on the rise, whereas land-based casino activities are either stagnating or in decline. The online industry is expected to grow even further in the future and it is estimated that by 2024 the global market would be worth 94.4 billion annually. The reasons are plentiful, but we can conclude that online casino gaming is a lot more convenient and simpler.
Most players who gamble online play slots – this is by far the most popular type of online casino games. Hundreds, if not thousands of online slots have been developed over the years, and at most online casino sites you can play hundreds of different online slots. Some of the games feature progressive jackpot prizes which grow after every wager until a jackpot is hit. One player entered the Guinness Book of Records after winning £13.2 million, or €17.8 million in 2015. But here we’re not talking about games that pay out most, we’ll have a look at some of the most popular online slots that you can play.
Even though this NetEnt slot was released back in 2011, it is still quite popular. In fact, plenty of online casinos offer bonuses, such as free spins on Starburst. The layout is quite standard with five reels and ten paylines, and the game can be played with a minimum of 10p per spin.
The symbols are quite colourful and quirky and it is possible to win both ways, as opposed to most games where you can only win if the symbols are arranged from the leftmost towards the rightmost reel. The game RTP is 96.10%, which is slightly higher than the average returns that you can get on most online slots.
This online slot by Inspired isn’t just one of the most popular slots with a historical theme, but it’s one of the most exciting games overall. Centurion slot was released back in 2015, and it is offered at a number of online casinos. This game features five reels, 20 paylines and it can be played with a minimum of 20p per spin.
The game is particularly known for its exciting bonus features – including Road to Rome, Caesar’s Free Spins, Wild Power Spins, as well as the Centurion Reel Modifiers. In the Road to Rome game, you get to roll the dice and move your centurion soldier across the map/board with the final goal to reach Rome.
No list of the most popular online slots would be complete without a game by Microgaming. There is a lot of competition when it comes to Microgaming slots, as there are plenty of them, and many are quite popular, but we’ve singled out Thunderstruck II for a reason. This Norse-mythology themed game is a sequel to the original Thunderstruck and was released seven years later (Thunderstruck 2003, Thunderstruck II 2010).
Thunderstruck II features five reels and a total of 243 paylines. The game’s RTP percentage is rather high if we compare to some other online slots – 96.65%.
Age of the Gods
This is one of the most popular online slots by Playtech, in fact, its popularity was so immense, that multiple sequels have been released. The theme is Greek mythology, and the outline is standard, featuring five reels and 20 paylines.
The maximum payout in this game is 1,000 coins and the Free Spins Bonus is its most interesting aspects of Age of the Gods. The Free Spins bonus includes four features – Athena, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hercules Free Spins. The game RTP is somewhat lower – 94.03%.