Best slots of 2019 ranked
The UK's most successful slot games of 2019 have officially been named by SlotCatalog, a site that scans hundreds of the best online casinos and ranks games based on their position in casino lobbies.
The casinos selected in the top 10 were all released between January 1st and December 31st 2019. The average 'SlotRank' metric is based on the games overall rank between day 60 and day 90 after the game is released.
Which games featured in the top 10 list?
Unsurprisingly the top 10 list featured a number of recognisable slot games from some of the most respected developers in the business, however, there were some shock additions that we didn't expect to see make the list such as Reel King Mega and Scudamore's Super Stakes which, when compared to the other slots listed could be considered quite basic.
10) Fishing' Frenzy Megaways
9) Golden Grimoire
8) Reel King Mega
7) Turn Your Fortune
6) Kingdoms Rise: Sands of Fury
5) Pirates Plenty Battle for Gold
4) Scudamore's Super Stakes
The top 3 slot games of 2019
3) Mercy of the Gods
This 5 reel, 20 win line Egyptian themed slot game from veteran developers NetEnt unsurprisingly made the top three... Everyone loves a progressive jackpot, the opportunity to win a life-changing sum of money at any given moment is just too good an opportunity to let pass.
In terms for bonus features you'll find all the standards such as wilds, scatters and free spins. However, it's the Wealth Jackpot feature that you'll want to look out for, as that's certainly what makes this game worth playing.
2) Eye of Horus Megaways
It has seemingly been the year of Egyptian themed slot games, because Eye of Horus Megaways from from Blueprint Gaming comes in at number 2!
This unique 6-reel slot has 15,625 ways to win, it's not quite the 117,649 ways we're used to from some megaways slots, however it's certainly better than your standard slot game and for that reason we can understand why it deserves its place!
1) Dead or Alive 2
No, number one isn't another Egyptian themed game! The top slot rightly goes to NetEnt's chart-topping wild west inspired Dead or Alive 2.
This highly successful 5-reel sequel will transport you back to simpler times in which cowboys ruled the west... A simpler time with an astronomical 100,000x win potential.
If that huge win potential wasn't enough you'll also be delighted to find free spins, sticky wilds and multipliers it's not hard to see why this game is so highly regarded by players and casinos alike.
Frequently asked questions
Are online slots completely random?
Yes, slot games are completely random. Every online slot game found in a legitimate, licensed online casino utilises random number generator software which ensures that each and every individual spin of the reels is completely unique and random.
Is there a strategy to playing online slots?
Slot games are not a game of strategy, unlike some other casino games. There is no sure way to beat the system and find a winning formula. However, it does pay for players to be educated in the core mechanics of a slot game such as features, RTP and volatility before playing it.
Are slots rigged?
In short, no, slots are not rigged, because they don't need to be. Slots are a game of chance based on statistical probability designed to be in favour of the casino. Over millions or even thousands of spins, the casino will always profit based on the odds (or RTP) of the game and the combinations that land. In fewer spins, a player can profit, but overall with all players of the game considered, the RTP will become truer and the difference is the casino's profit.
Can you win money playing online slots?
Yes, players can win money playing online slots. It's even plausible that players could trigger a bonus feature (such as free spins) or a progressive jackpot, which sees them significantly boost their bankroll.