As with many other countries, Canada is home to millions of gamblers that love the thrill of beating the odds. A reported 19.3 million Canadians are registered players with online casinos.
This mass of players helped the gambling sector reach an industry worth $2.64 billion in 2021. Of this amount, 45.45%, or $1.2 billion, was generated solely by online gambling. This number is steadily growing alongside the amount of accessible online casinos in the country.
One of the most popular ways players access these online casinos is via smartphone. These devices give access to a wide range of fantastic mobile slots that can be played just about anywhere.
This article will look at Canada’s best and most popular mobile slots. Digging into what these slots are all about, we’ll see what they’re all about and what makes them such crowd-pleasers.
Developed by the famed studio Microgaming, this top-rated game was released in 2006. Since then, it has been known to pay out some eye-watering jackpots that rival even impressive Vegas jackpots. This fact is mainly due to its progressive jackpot.
The game uses a standard 5×3 grid format and has 25 pay lines that you can win from. Officially, the game only hosts an RTP (return to player) percentage of 88.12%. While that isn’t much to get excited about, it doesn’t factor in the progressive jackpot. Add this, and it jumps to about 96%.
The game has a wild symbol that substitutes for any symbol except the scatter. Receiving three or more scatters, represented by a monkey symbol, triggers a free spin bonus that will give you 15 free spins. Accompanying these is a three-times multiplier.
Winning the progressive jackpot is possible by spinning the Mega Moolah Jackpot Wheel. The chance to spin this wheel occurs randomly at any point. When it happens, you will have access to win one of four progressive jackpots: Mini, Minor, Major, or Mega.
Book of Dead
This iconic slot was released in 2016 and developed by Play’n Go. The game is also sometimes called under its full name, “Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead.” Regardless of which version you find, the game is the same.
Like most mobile slots, the game uses a 5×3 grid. However, it is slightly lacking in pay lines and only offers ten to play with. The other aspects of the game can easily compensate for this, especially considering the game features an RTP of 96.21%.
The game offers a gambling feature that allows you to try doubling your winnings by risking them all. Wild symbols also substitute all winning symbols except the bonus scatter. If luck is on your side and you get three scatters, you will trigger ten free spins.
During your free spins, the game assigns random expanding symbols that will expand to fill the entire reel and sometimes even cover other reels on the screen. This can lead to some impressive wins.
Available in 2012, this fun game was designed and developed by the well-known NetEnt. It offers a fantastic gaming experience and consists of some genuinely eye-catching graphics. All this is helped by the many ways to win big.
Using a 5×3 grid format, the game lets you win on ten different lines. There is an RTP of 96.09%. This is pretty average and doesn’t offer much confidence considering there is no bonus or free spin bonus provided by the game.
To compensate for the lack of free spin scatters, the game has a wild symbol that substitutes any other symbols. This is unique because Starburst Wilds act as expanding wilds that will grow to fill the entire reel they land on.
When this happens, the game will trigger a respin. During this, the wild reel will stay in place while all other reels are spun again. This can occur only up to a maximum of three times in a row but can lead to some serious winnings.
Book of Ra (Classic)
Book of Ra, a Novomatic game released in 2005, is often said to be the inspiration behind other popular games like Book of Dead. Later, in 2008, the game was remastered, and a new version called Book of Ra Deluxe was released. However, the original, considered a classic, remains immensely popular.
The original features a 5×3 grid alongside only nine pay lines. Moreover, the game offers an RTP of 92.13%, which is significantly less than many other mobile slot games and even below the average for online slots.
To make up for this, the game features a gambling option that can be used any time you win. This will allow you to make up to five times your winnings or lose them all. This gamble feature can also be used on winnings from the free spin bonus. Free spins can be activated by receiving scatter symbols.
Three scatters grant you ten free spins with a random symbol that will be designated as an expanding wild. During the free spins, any time this symbol appears, it will expand to fill the entire reel, leading to impressive prizes.
Game of Thrones
In 2015, well-known developer Microgaming released the Game of Thrones slot. As expected, the slot is based on the hit book series and TV show of the same name and is one of many games based on the series. The slot, like its namesake, is full of unexpected and fun surprises.
The game has a 5×3 grid that features 243 ways to win. It also has an RTP of 95%. This is slightly lower than the average on mobile and online slots but still acceptable enough to play.
The game has a wild that substitutes everything except the scatter symbol. Getting three or more of these scatters will trigger the free spin bonus. Before the free spins begin, you’ll need to select one of four packages named after iconic houses in the series: Baratheon, Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen.
You will receive a unique number of free spins, multipliers, and even stacked wilds based on your choice. You will also have the option to gamble your winnings if you choose to. This gamble feature is also available during the base game.