When the ice hockey season ends, we look for ways to fill that entertainment gap and get our fill of the sport nonetheless. One such way to get the sport rush is by playing online casino games, which can provide some seriously big thrills – and keep the boredom bug at bay.
Here, we’ll look at five of the best sports-related casino games that you can play online today.
1) Ice Hockey
Pick your teams on the Ice Hockey slot and be prepared for a lot of cool fun on this game played over five reels and 15 paylines. Your teams will appear on the reels in every spin, with you landing bonus prizes for matching multiple symbols of the same team. Wild symbols can replace any other symbol – aside from Scatters – in order to give you winning paylines. Score some points and you’ll land some great prizes on the animated Ice Hockey slot game.
2) Football Champions Cup
While football games aren’t in short supply in the online casino world, Football Champions Cup is without doubt the pick of the bunch. Why so? Well, it’s simply one of the most entertaining and engaging video slots around, with its ‘Shootout Bonus Game’ a particular highlight. The Shootout is launched when you find three or more bonus symbols across the games reels simultaneously. The game involves you taking part in a penalty shootout, with you selecting where you want to shoot on your penalties while taking control of the goalkeeper when trying to save the opposition penalties. Each time you score a penalty or save one, you’ll be rewarded with a coin prize. If you win the Shootout, you’ll win an extra prize. Football Champions Cup is available at a host of top casinos online.
3) Cricket Sta
If you love nothing more than a cup of tea, a scone and some bat and ball on a summer’s afternoon, then you’ll feel right at home with the Cricket Star online slot. The game offers 243 ways to win on every single spin, with the five reels filled with cricket symbols such as spin bowlers, batsmen, umpires, fielders and more. Plus, when you find a set of symbols, these become animate and explode with winnings, before allowing other symbols to fall in their place and give you another chance to win. Cricket Star is also brimming with Scatter symbols (which when you find three or more of will trigger a free spins round), as well as Wild symbols in the form of wickets on the middle three reels – which can take the form of any other symbol (apart from Scatters) to give you a winning payline.
Playtech have landed a knockout game in the form of the Rocky slot. This officially licensed, feature-packed game is inspired by Sylvester Stallone’s legendary boxing film franchise, and features a host of familiar faces across the reels, including Adrian, Paulie and Rocky himself, as well as opponents such as Apollo Creed, Ivan Drago and Clubber Lang. A free spins round will be triggered when you find three or more Italian Stallion Scatter symbols across the reels, while if you manage to spell out “ROCKY” across the reels using the symbols, you will earn a 5x multiplier on your winnings for that spin. One of the best bits though is the bonus Knockout Round, which sees you choose an opponent and take him on in a fight, winning coins as you go. The Knockout Round is triggered if you find boxing glove bonus symbols in the first and fifth reels at the same time.
5) Basketball Star
Take a shot at Basketball Star and you’ll have plenty to play for. This online slot from Microgaming is jam-packed with basketball icons, and offers 243 ways to win on every spin. What’s more, the game is again full of Wild symbols to help create winning paylines, and Scatter symbols, three or more of which can trigger up to 25 free spins. It goes without saying that Basketball Star is a slam-dunk.