Video Slot Machines and sports offer a natural tie up. So many people love sport, that they are bound to be attracted by the idea of playing sport related slot machine games, especially as the bonus games will be particularly enticing.
Football/soccer themed slot are always bound to be a big hit. Goals of Gold is one such slot, packed with football based symbols like gloves, goals, yellow and red cards, with the bonus game, as you might guess, a penalty shoot out. It’s got a good level of interactivity.
Another sporting themed slot, Rough Rugby works on very similar lines, with cartoon graphics featuring a lot of broken noses and cauliflower ears. Rather than a penalty shootout bonus, this time you take part in a kicking competition to ramp up the prizes.
Motor sport also offers some popular slots, while you can also enjoy basketball or baseball themed slots in the Las Vegas casinos. There is an art in getting the “tie in” right with these slots and making sure the bonus games feel like you are playing the actual sports – that’s what helps to make a successful sport themed slot machine games. The $5 Million Touch Down American football slot offers a cool jackpot of $150,000.
Finally with horse racing so linked with gambling, it seems amazing it took quite so long for a Kentucky Derby slot machine to be licensed. That happened in 2009, with the Kentucky Derby slot now an established success. The two bonus games, Oaks Day and Run for the Roses, work well and the slot is a good example of how to use a sports theme and a good licence to make a fun gaming experience even when the reels are not being kind.