The Casino Game Releases that Are Rivalling the Next Big Video Games
It’s no secret that the video gaming sector is booming.
13:41 15 April 2021
By the close of this year, revenue is expected to surpass $138 billion. Almost everyone we know participates in some way, either by playing themselves or by following the thriving eSports industry.
However, video games are not the only type of entertainment whose growth has been meteoric in recent years. The online slots sector has seen a similar surge in interest, boasting a compound annual growth rate of almost eight percent. This trend has been seen across the globe and reflects increasing participation among the general public.
Yet new slot titles rarely generate the same degree of hype as fresh additions to our favourite video game franchises. In our view, this is something that needs rectifying, so, to up the ante and make online gaming even more exciting, here are three upcoming slots titles to look forward to in 2021.
Thor of Asgard
For those who like historically themed slots packed full of action and adventure, this looks like a safe bet for some sure-fire fun. Developed and designed by Revolver Gaming, it’s inspired by everyone’s favourite Norse god – the brave and brilliant Thor.
Those who aren’t already familiar with internet gaming often ask, 'do online slots really pay out?' The answer is 'yes', and the percentage of your money likely to come back to you is denoted by the RTP. Betfair suggests beginners look for titles with the highest RTP, which can be found by clicking on the 'i' logo next to their individual games.
In the case of Thor of Asgard, which will be released later this year, the RTP will sit at a tidy 96 percent, with a maximum win of up to 6,000 times your stake. With high volatility and features including free spins, re-spins, and wilds, this means there’s lots of fun and some great prizes to be had.
Ancients of Korea
Though Thor of Asgard looks action-packed and exciting, there are lots of similarly themed slots already on the market. Ancients of Korea offers something a bit different, and that’s one of the things we like so much about it.
The game has an intellectual slant to it, aiming to teach players some of the history of the Korean peninsula. Designed by iSoftBet, it has an RTP of just under 96 percent and draws on the history and legends of this titular region.
The soundtrack and aesthetic naturally draw their inspiration from the Orient, with wooden buildings, colossal mountains, and more. Features include free spins, wilds, and scatters, meaning there are plenty of unexpected twists and turns to keep players on the edge of their seats.
Now, for some action courtesy of the animal kingdom! Lava Lions is an upcoming slot from Gamomat, which is slated for release in the second quarter of 2021. While its exact specifications are being kept closely under wraps, we know it will be set in Africa and feature the king of beasts.
The game will be available on both PC and smartphone, which is great for the growing mobile gaming audience. This demographic is thought to contribute around 55 percent of gross gambling revenue in Europe, meaning new, mobile-friendly titles are always popular.
With an RTP of over 96 percent, medium variance, and a fun safari theme, this one is sure to be a hit with players.
Which of these titles do you most like the sound of?