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What Are the Most Popular Sports-Themed Slots

If you are a sports fan with an enthusiasm for playing slots, there really isn’t a better option for satisfying your combined passions than some of the most popular sports-themed online slots. But the variety of slots and their many features, provide a lot of opportunities for fun to casual players as well: you can play online games, based around a specific sport, for real money or just for fun.

As sports slots became a very popular theme among casino players, today you are sure to find a slot game based around the sport of your choice. While football-themed slots are still the most popular ones, you don’t need to look hard to find basketball, rugby, and, of course, our favorite, cricket-themed games! As well as games inspired by every other sport imaginable. 

Online slot games really came a long way in the last few years and are filled with many exciting features. Still, the sheer number of them can be a bit overwhelming. For this reason, we offer you this reader-friendly guide to some of the best sport-themed slots.

Let the games begin!

Cricket Star

This Microgaming game for cricket fans offers 243 ways to win and features a 5-reel, 3-row configuration. Forming matching symbols on adjacent reels will land you win, and the symbols include a selection of cricket players in various batting, bowling, and fielding positions. 

The warm-up feature is the Rolling Reels. When you win, the symbols involved will be replaced by new ones. The Rolling Reels feature allows you to win really big: it can multiply wins up to 10x during free spins.

The Wild Wickets feature can transform an entire reel into a wild reel and the Free Spins feature enables you to get up to 25 free spins. Even if you were not a cricket fan before, get ready to become one after playing Cricket Star!

Football: Championship Cup

Footy fans should not miss this one! Football Champions Cup is a slot game from NetEnt, inspired by the Euro 2016 tournament, with 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 pay lines. The game features penalty shootouts, wild features, and some multipliers, all of this with great graphics and immersive sound effects. Particularly nice is that you can customize the game and choose your team and the national flag. 

The highlight of the game is the Free Spins Tournament which activates once you get at least 3 scatter symbols. This feature imitates the knockout stage of a football tournament allowing you to progress through 4 stages up to the finals. When you win every free spin you will go to the next round. 

Prizes are awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places (20x stake for the 3rd place, 100x stake for the 2nd position, and 500x the stake for the winner of the tournament) and the penalty shootout bonus game has special prizes for you to win if you beat the goalkeeper with your shots. You can play Football: Championship Cup on the excellent SkyCity Casino website, as well as tons of other sports-themed slot games.

Basketball Star

Let’s shoot some hoops! As with the other slots in the “Star” series, this game follows a similar design and features. 

The action is set in a basketball arena with cheering crowds and with medals, sneakers, basketball players, drinks bottles, and chalkboards as symbols on the reel. 

This slot has a number of attractive bonus features: you can trigger the Wild Shot Feature on any random spin where a maximum of two reels will randomly turn to Wild Reels to offer players a guaranteed win. During base play you can land Stacked Wilds on reels 3, 4, and 5, boosting your winnings and the Free Spins feature will give you up to 25 free spins.

Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven

This game by Playtech allows you to relive one of the most iconic moments of horse-racing: Frankie Dettori’s memorable Ascot performance on the British Champion’s Day of 1996 when everyone’s favorite jockey earned himself a place in history by riding all 7 winners. The slot game encapsulates the horse racing theme by featuring symbols such as a horse racing track, a horseshoe, and a championship trophy. 

Frankie Dettori himself provides the 3 highest paying symbols, including the wild. The Free Spins feature will activate when you land 3 or more scatter symbols on the reels. This will transform the reels into a race track and allow you to choose a horse. Now you have a chance to win up to 35 free spins. The number 7 in the title of the game means that you can win up to 7,777x of your bet, which means you have the chance to walk away with up to 194,425x your stake in the main game alone.

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