Many have probably dreamed about playing sports for a living and getting handsomely paid for it. Unfortunately, we are not all talented enough to claim titles and trophies, or perhaps we did not get the opportunity to practice and reach the top. Even so, there is still a chance to participate and win, thanks to hundreds of sports themed slots offered online. They might be delivered with different levels of success when it comes to recreating the spirit of the sport in question, but every single one offers an opportunity to earn money while (kind of) taking part. Out of those hundreds, here is the top 10 I recommend you try out.
10. Inspired by Wimbledon, this 5 reel video slot with 9 paylines from Microgaming delivers relatively basic graphics but also a couple of highly lucrative features. Free spins come with a mystery multiplier that can go up to x5 and land you a massive 450,000 coin win. Those who like taking risks should take advantage of the Gamble function and potentially double or quadruple the amount won. If tennis is your passion, head to Leo Vegas or Spin Station.
9. This street-racing video slot from Microgaming promises to give you the ride of your life by engaging you in a Bonus Race side game. Picking the right team to win 5 races will let you pocket as much as 175x your total bet. Race to win at Dunder Casino or 32 Red.
8. The Italian Stallion Rocky Balboa is back to fight once more, this time as the hero of Playtech’s 5 reel and 25 payline video slot. While he’s facing some of his biggest opponents, you’ll get to spin for free up to 25 times and at the same time enjoy x2 multiplier. When the Knockout Bonus gets triggered, your role will be to choose Rocky’s opponent who he will then face in a 10-round match. When he wins, you win! Take the front row seat at Paddy Power and enjoy the fight to the soundtrack from the original movie.
7. iSoftBet jumps into the wrestling ring, with 5 colourful characters appearing in all their glory as stacked symbols. If you manage to land all five in full view, you’ll win the game’s jackpot. I like that triggering free spins feature gives you two options to choose from; one can either collect 15 free games with the Wild symbol covering the entire reel, or alternatively pick 10 spins with all wins subject to a 3x multiplier. This quirky little game is available to play at Casino Luck.
6. Golf-themed slots are not that easy to find and the one developed by Rival Gaming is probably one of the best you’ll get to play. It features expanding Wilds and a skill-based Bonus round, prompting you to line-up your shots and judge the power in order to score a succession of hole-in-ones on a 9-hole course. You can take a shot at winning if you pay a visit to Videoslots.
5. Honouring the Ascot success of the Italian jockey Frankie Dettori, Playtech has developed a lovely 5-reel, 25-payline slot with several interactive, horse-racing inspired bonus rounds. Magic Seven Bonus prompts you to pick areas of the track to collect cash awards, while in Free Games Race you’ll get to choose a horse and, depending on whether he finishes first, second or third, collect 10 to 35 free games. Race is on at William Hill and William Hill Casino.
4. Leander has chosen an adrenalin-pumping sport as an inspiration for their 5-reel and 25-payline video slot. While visually it’s not all that exciting, I love the interactive nature of its special feature. The Virtual Rally Bonus round prompts you to place 3 flags to guide the car through each of the 13 rally legs. At the beginning, you’ll be granted repair kits which you can use at the end of each stage to fix part of the car’s damage caused by different obstacles. Every time you enter this bonus round, you’ll start from the last leg previously reached. Feel the adrenalin rush by launching this game at Spin Station or Miami Dice.
3. This nostalgic, football themed slot by Microgaming features Pele, Maradona, and a few other giants from the golden days of international football. The Trade’em Bonus invites you to choose 4 out of 12 cards to reveal hidden prizes and can trigger one of 2 second-level bonuses. You’ll either get 10 to 35 free spins with all wins doubled, or win the Magazine Bonus which presents you with 12 magazines to pick from and keep collecting prizes until red card is found and bonus round ends. If you love 80’s and 90’s football, visit Mr Green or Leo Vegas.
2. Popular hockey-themed 5-reel slot from Microgaming offers 243 ways to win. It comes with top-notch graphics and animations, stacked Wilds and Rolling Reels which allow for consecutive wins on one bet only. A Smashing Wild feature has hockey players randomly smashing into a reel, turning it wild for a guaranteed win. The game can award up to 25 free spins with up to x10 multiplier, and landing 5 Flaming Pucks unlocks the 125,000-coin jackpot. To experience some hot action on ice, visit Casumo or EU Casino.
1. This NetEnt sports gem provides beautiful graphics and recreates the unique, electric atmosphere of a football stadium. The bonus game is a pick-and-click penalty shootout consisting of 5 rounds, each in 2 parts. In the first you’ll get to shoot and try to score, and in the second act as a goal keeper. Free spins takes the form of a football tournament, letting you advance from the Round of 16 to the Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Final, with each Wild worth one goal; should you manage to get to the top, you’ll receive an extra coin prize. Test your football playing skills a Mr Green or Leo Vegas.