With advances in technology over the last 30 years, online casinos have gone from being a niche concern to mainstream entertainment. And thanks to super-sophisticated graphics and animation packages, playing games like slots on your laptop is now as easy and fun as it is on a desktop machine.
And of all the games on offer at real money casinos, video slots are by far the most popular. In fact, there are 1,000s to choose from, so which to play?
Here we’ve picked 3 of our recent favourites that readers from the US and Canada can enjoy. So have a browse, then head to this list of sites with Canadian slots to find out where to play.
Wheel of Wishes by Microgaming
For slots fans, Microgaming’s selection of Progressive Jackpot games are amongst the best you can find online. The classic Mega Moolah game has paid out 100s of millions of dollars over the years and is one of the most played slots of all time. So it’s no surprise that gamblers are thrilled at the prospect of a band new progressive from the same team.
Wheel of Wishes has an Arabian theme and looks like its set out in a scorching desert scene. The game has a low variance model which means it pays out fairly regularly in the base game, but that’s not what we are really interested in here. What we want to know is how to unlock that multi-million dollar top payout.
To do that you’ll need to land three or more special Wheel of Wishes symbols that sets up the bonus round. There you get to spin the wheel to see which jackpot you win – the top one is seeded at $2,000,000 so will likely climb to $10,000,000 or higher at times.
Codex of Fortune by NetEnt
Another hugely popular game provider is Sweden’s NetEnt who have a huge catalogue of games including classics like Starburst and Gonzo’s Quest. They release new titles every month and their latest, Codex of Fortune, may just be another blockbuster. It has a an ornamental theme, with artistically drawn icons and gold and blue shapes and colors completing the backdrop to the reels.
The objective here is to improve your odds of winning by collecting keys throughout the game. This slots house edge is set to around 8% initially, but players can reduce that to just 2% or 3% by collecting those keys to unlock higher value bonus games in the free spins round.
There are also plenty of re-spins and wilds to enjoy which make this fast-paced game a really entertaining experience. And it comes with a top payout of 10,000x your stake on an individual spin, making it one of the top paying games of summer 2021!
Jammin’ Jars 2 by Push Gaming
Our final recommendation if you are ready to start spinning the reels on your laptop is Push Gaming’s sequel to their popular music-themed slot, Jammin’ Jars 2.
This one has a summery vibe and comes on a grid-format with ‘cluster pays’ wins. That means, prizes are triggered only when clusters of identical icons land on the grid. You’ll need at least 5 to score a win. When you do, the winning icons drop off the grid and new ones come in to replace them – it’s a bit like the classic Candy Crush game. Though of course this one comes with the incentive of cash prizes!
The thrills and spills of Jammin’ Jars 2 are augmented by Multiplier Wild symbols that substitute for other icons to create win clusters, and the now famous Gold Vinyl icons that that are collected by a ‘Giga Jar DJ’ who sits next to the reels spinning tunes with his shades on. Collecting vinyl increases your levels and opens up extra feature including mega symbols that take up larger spaces on the grid, enhancing your payouts in the process.
Jammin’ Jars 2 is out now and comes with a massive 50,000x your stake top payout.
So, there are three top video slots to enjoy on your laptop this year. Have fun and play responsibly.