If it’s an action gaming experience that you want then sport-themed slots are always a brilliant choice. In fact, there are more slots with sports themes than ever before. We’ve picked out the best five titles at the moment and also tried to include a nice mix of sports so everyone can head off and enjoy something they like. We’ve got some classics that have been around for several years and some new titles that you may not yet have come across. Either way, by the end of this article you’ll have five excellent slot games to get stuck into. So, let’s get started with perhaps one of the most famous sports slots of them all, the Italian Stallion.
1- Rocky by Playtech
Strap on your gloves for the most famous boxer of them all - in the movie world, anyway. Rocky stole the hearts of everyone with his courage to keep on fighting. All that action and all those famous characters he fought against are now available in slot format. The game comes from the Playtech studio, so you can instantly tick off sleek gameplay and expert graphics.
So, the game details. This 25-payline slot offers up to 25 free spins with bonus multipliers and a special Knockout Bonus round. Go 10 rounds with your opponent and win big if Rocky wins! The Rocky slot takes you straight back to the movie with real footage and an awesome soundtrack. Get ready for action… round one, ding ding!
2- Football Glory by Yggdrasil
Football is the biggest and most-watched sport in the world, so it’s no surprise to find a football-themed slot game amongst our list. We had a few to choose from but we decided to go with Yggdrasil’s winning release, Football Glory. It’s a 5x4 slot layout with 25 paylines in total which is all relatively standard, but the real talent can be found in the line-up of features.
The Glory Points feature makes up a big portion of the game. Trigger the Superstar Mode by filling the Glory Bar and get seven free spins with sticky wilds. An additional Free Spin Mode offers up to 21 free spins when you land five scatter symbols. Lastly, the Silver and Gold Cup icons activate extra bonus multipliers and free spins. As you can see, Football Glory offers nonstop action right from the opening spin. Oh, and it also offers a top prize worth €500,000!
3- Basketball Star by Microgaming
Basketball is another global sport that has its fair share of casino fans in all corners of the world. Basketball Star is our pick of the bunch because of its classic look and appeal. It doesn’t come with the NBA brand or any of the famous stars to have played on the court, but the gameplay is exactly what you want from a sports title. Let’s start with the basics. You get five reels and 243 ways to win and the €0.50 to €125 bet per spin plays nicely into the budgets of all casino users.
Of course, the background and symbols are all linked to basketball with sneakers, medals, and drink bottles all included. The Basketball Star logo is the Wild and this can appear as a stacked symbol. You can also win up to 25 free spins, but it’s the Rolling Reels feature that proves to be the winning feature. Symbols from every winning combination get replaced with more symbols to allow for multiple wins from just one spin. In the slots world, this is a slam dunk feature!
4- Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven by Playtech
Frankie Dettor’s Magic Seven slot game has been around for several years now, but it still remains to be one of the best sport-themed slots. For those not in the know, Frankie Dettori is a legendary Italian horse jockey who famously won all seven races at Ascot in 1996. The slot game is in dedication to that special day and in fitting style, it includes two progressive jackpots.
The chance to win big is not the only lure here, though. There are two bonus games known as the Free Games Race and the Magic Seven Bonus. The first is a game where you pick one of three horses and its finishing position will give you a set number of spins. Receive 35 free spins if you pick the winner! The second bonus game is based on the “pick and choose” mechanic with multiple wins available before you eventually find the “Collect” icon.
5- Alaskan Fishing by Microgaming
Fishing? I know what you're thinking, not exactly one of the most popular sports in the world. It’s true, but here we have a game that many players simply cannot get enough of. Alaskan Fishing offers simple gameplay and stunning backdrops of the great outdoors. Pack your fishing tackle and head into the wilderness to see if you can catch yourself some big prizes.
Wilds and bonus symbols are included along with the Fly Fishing bonus feature. Pick out five spots in the stream to cast your line and see which of the bonus multipliers you can catch! A sports game doesn’t always have to be non-stop, end-to-end action. Alaskan Fishing proves that point perfectly with its relaxing gameplay. You may not catch much fish, but there are plenty of cash prizes to reel in.