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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.

IGT

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!

Christmas Slots

You can play them all year round, but Christmas Slots really come into their own every December. Check out our hand picked selection of Christmas themed games from the likes of Microgaming and Realtime Gaming featuring Santas, Elves, Reindeer and Christmas Puddings!

DC Comic Slots

Playtech are software providers to online casinos and the developers of DC Comics teamed up to make the DC Comics Slots which launched in 2017 (to replace defunct Marvel Slots). As you can imagine, these are hugely successful slot machines with games featuring the likes of Batman, Green Lantern, and Superman. These are top quality slots games with some of the most impressive animation and graphics that you find in an online slot. Plus you get the chance to play for progressive jackpots!

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!

Summer Holiday Slots

Summer time, the time that millions pack up and go on holiday. Lots find themselves sitting on a beach somewhere, or maybe they've taken that big trip to Vegas to win big. Either way, from the small time twinkling lights of a seaside amusement arcade to the big show lights of Vegas summer is when lots of people try their hand at slots. Summer Holiday Slots as you would guess are themed just for this time of year.

Movie Themed Slots

Movies don't just have physical merchandise to help promote them, many of the biggest block buster movies have slots machines created after them. In our movie slots article we hand-pick the ones we think are worthy of a mention.