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How Football Has Influenced Slot Games

Online casino games, slots being chief among them, have in recent years been clutching onto different themes in order to attract different players.

It shouldn't surprise us that, given the sport's ever-increasing popularity in Poland and beyond, football has become a more popular slot game theme.

There has been a crossover for a long time now between the gambling and sports niches, especially football. So now, football-themed slots help dedicated fans to get their fix of the sport while there are no major games taking place.

Ancient Egyptians, Vikings and Oriental Mystery have long since been popular themes used in slot games in Poland, however the beautiful game is now getting in on things. Are gamblers using these games to get into this sport, or are football fans using this to have a more interesting bet?

Our writer, Jacek Michałski is an expert on this subject and you can read more from Jacek on this and other subjects right here.

Football's influence on slots

Football's Effect on Slots was Inevitable

Fans of most countries, not least Poland, can but imagine their team lifting the FIFA World Cup. Well, that dream could be a reality in the online slot world.

One of the most popular football slot machine games is The Champions, a title released by slot giants Pragmatic Play back in 2018. This particular title surrounds the World Cup and brings together those having a bet with those wanting to see their team lift the famous trophy which is just one way that football and slots have been linked by developers.

Being the world's biggest sport, football was always going to influence the slot world eventually. In fact, because of the closeness of the stadiums, football fans have even been known to go on pilgrimages of all major grounds, using along the way.

Developers in recent times have been using the popularity of football to increase their casino online ranking, given that search traffic on the sport is so high. Football slots therefore are among the most popular in this sphere of gambling with many titles now available.

Football's influence on slots

Major Football Slot Titles

What may be helping the popularity of football slot games in Poland and elsewhere, is the fact that many of football's top stars love to gamble too. While this normalises gambling and for some that's not good, it remains a fact that many football fans, players and media also love to bet!

Some of the top football-related titles to have appeared in the online slot world include:

Top Trumps Football Stars: Sporting Legends

A five-reel, 20-winline slot by top developer Playtech. This is based on the ever-popular card game, Top Trumps.

Football Mania Deluxe

Featuring volatility levels allowing players to set their own style of play, Football Mania Deluxe is a 3-reel game which has proved popular since 2018.

Football: Champions Cup

One of the most popular games of its type having been around since 2016, Football: Champions Cup is a 5-reel, 20-winline slot developed by NetEnt who are past masters at putting out top-class games.

Foxin' Wins Football Fever

A more fun, character-based game this time that is certainly not designed for the serious football fan. Foxin' Wins Football Fever is more a continuation of the popular Foxin' Wins series that a true football slot, however it has jumped on the sport's bandwagon nonetheless.

Universal Cup

This unique slot mixes football with the usually surreal world of slots. Symbols include alien footballers and major names such as Roy Keane appearing as cats!


So, how has football influenced the world of online slots? Well, simply by being the most popular sport in the world and that shows no sign of slowing down.

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