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Everything you ever wanted to know
about slots and slot machines.

Themed Slot Machines

If you visit any land based or online casino you will see a variety of themed slot machines.
Slot machine manufacturers often take their inspiration for the design of slots from popular culture and this is all good marketing for slot machines.  There are various slots that are based on popular films, television shows and other pop culture and because players relate to these themes they are more likely to want to play these slots.

Popular Themes

Some of the films that have inspired great slot machines include the Adams Family, Top Gun, Terminator and Boogie Nights.  You can find these themed slot machines in casinos all over Las Vegas.

Other popular themes are sports and football, pirates, horror themed slots and then there are also seasonal slots games that celebrate Easter and Christmas.

The diversity of slot machine themes does not end there.  Other frequently found slot machine themes include Native American slots, animal slots, beach slots, money and banking slots, food slots, fantasy slots, Aztec slots, Greek & Roman slots, Oriental slots, maritime slots, Wild West/cowboy slots and Space/sci fi slot machines.


One of the giants in the world of gaming technology is IGT who provide slot machines and other products to land based and online casinos. 

One of the most popular slot themes is Cleopatra and Egypt.  Perhaps this is because of the mystical allure of this ancient civilization, players cannot get enough of these slots games and the most popular slot of all time is Cleopatra  slot machine manufactured by IGT who also own the software provider Wagerworks who make great slots for online casinos

Cleopatra comes in two versions.  A 5 reel slot with 9 paylines and the more popular 5 reel, 20 payline variety.  The graphics in this slot are amazing and portray a vast array of Egyptian symbolism and imagery and pay homage to the enigmatic Queen of Egypt Cleopatra. 

Wagerworks have created an online version of IGT's Cleopatra Slots is available.  Other Wagerworks themed slots include Elvis Multi-Strike (based on the King himself), Dungeons and Dragons, Cluedo and Transformers.

IGT are also responsible for other classic themed slots such as the Adams Family, Beverly Hillbillies, I Dream of Jeanie, Munsters and Price is Right Slot machines.

Cleopatra Slots

Cleopatra Slots are so popular that many casino software types have got their own version of Cleopatra slots, some with multiple slots based on Cleopatra. Such as Rival, Real Time Gaming, WGS Technology, and SkillOnNet adding to IGT already mentioned previously on this page.

Cleopatra is such a popular theme that it is even a tourist attraction within Las Vegas, Cleopatra's Barge in the iconic Caesars Palace Casino / Hotel.

Halloween Slots

Halloween slots and horror themed slots games have always proven to be a popular choice for slots players and we've got a fantastic selection of hand picked selection of Halloween games for you to check out from the likes of Microgaming, Rival and Net Entertainment.

Watch out for ghosts, ghouls, Witches, Vampires and Werewolves and check out our spooky slots selection if you dare!

Marvel Slots

Cryptologic are software providers to online casinos and the developers of Marvel Slots. As you can imagine, these are hugely successful slot machines and Blade, Captain America, Dare Devil, Hulk, Punisher, Silver Surfer, X Men, Batman, Wonder Women and Spider Man slot machines are all available.  These are top quality slots games with some of the most impressive animation and graphics that you will ever see on an online slot. 

In fact, many players choose their slots on the basis of the slots theme, as player’s tastes are so varied there are many themed slots available and there really is a themed slot for everyone!