Slot machines are the lifeblood of any casino operation and account for a tremendous amount of their annual revenues, largely due to the high house edge associated with the games. It’s no wonder then that slot developers are constantly dreaming up new features, functionality and themes to bring to the masses to keep them entertained.
This year at the G2E show (gambling industry conference) there were a number of new titles slated for release on Vegas casino floors in 2015. Most of the new games are spin-offs of popular television shows, celebrities and other elements of pop culture since this is the predominant trend in today’s market for attracting new customers to the games. Below we’ve provided a summary of five of the most anticipated slots coming soon to a casino near you.
The Duck Dynasty Slot
One of the most popular reality shows in the US, Duck Dynasty was a perfect catch for Bally Gaming to develop into a slot game. The game features a slew of bonus rounds which will surely make it a hit with players. The main bonus game is triggered via a wheel where there are 6 different options that it can land on to activate the bonus game. The different games include free spins, a duck call bonus, fishing for credits, archery bonus, an Uncle Si bonus and a jackpot bonus wheel that can award players with an additional 10,000 credits during the game.
Britney Spears Slot
Another super popular artist that has been transformed (paid) to be part of a slot machine is Britney Spears who has become a fixture of Vegas in recent years with her “Piece of Me” show at Planet Hollywood. Her slot machine was unveiled at the G2E conference this year and it’s probably safe to assume it will be released in Caesars properties first since they are the ones retaining the rights to her current show. The game is a tall video slot and has a number of different bonus rounds including free spins, wilds, multipliers and four bonus rounds based on her hit singles.
Sons of Anarchy Slot
Here at Vegas Guy we are really excited about this slot game cause let’s be honest, it’s one of the best shows ever to have been shown on television. Also released at G2E, the Sons of Anarchy slot was created by Aristocrat and they are really going all out on this game presenting it in their HD video slot cabinet with a $500K+ progressive associated with the game. Right now there aren’t many details on game features, but surely their will be wild symbols, multipliers, free bonus rounds and the usual hooray that’s pretty much expected with video slots these days.
Game of Thrones Slot
Another massive win for slot company Aristocrat who retained the licensing rights to the GOT slot machine, this game is sure to be one of the most popular in 2015 for Vegas casinos. The Game of Thrones machine includes a ton of different features including free spins, wilds and 3 different bonus rounds. The bonus rounds are titled Battle of Blackwater Bay, Mother of Dragons and The Wall – the game also will feature some type of progressive jackpot.
Big Bang Theory Slot
The Big Bang Theory slot is “surprisingly” again developed by Aristocrat and features a really cool gaming cabinet with 2 seats per installation and three combined wheels that offer a number of different bonuses. The game itself is a 3 reel video slot with the usual wilds, retriggers, and bonus rounds featuring different characters from the show. For players that are awarded the top wheel spin, landing on the “Big Bang Theory” cutout on the wheel awards the progressive which starts at around $250,000.