Have you ever thought which are the most popular slots at land based casinos in SA?
South African players love playing the slot machines and land based casinos cater to their demand by stocking their gaming floors with hundreds of slot machine games offering slot lovers a variety of themes to choose from.
Casinos in South Africa have multiple slot categories such as adventure slots, movie slots, fruity slots, action slots, jackpot slots, romantic slots and classic slot games. South African players have their own unique preferences when it comes to choosing online slot games. The most popular symbols for slots in South Africa, curiously enough, involve koi fish from Japan, pandas from China, and the dragons that are popular in both Eastern and Western mythology. With that said, the country's gambling scene has more of a fascination with Oriental than Occidental culture.
We did our research and list the 5 most land based slot games in South Africa:
Five Dragons by Aristocrat is a 25-payline, non-progressive slot with a distinctive oriental dragon theme to it. Apparently, South Africa is interested in dragons the same way the rest of the world is interested in its savanna full of the King of the "Jungle", the lion. They are romantic figures that are prominent in the east and practically considered as gods of fortune there. You can play this slot game at Windmill, Wild Coast Sun, Time Square, Sun City, Sibaya, Meropa, GrandWest, Golden Valley, Flamingo, Carousel, Carnival City, and Boardwalk Casinos.
The game involves five regular dragons available in yellow, black, blue, red, and white. The green dragon is the special dragon representing the Wilds that can get substituted to trigger a free game or spins, so it's considered separate from the five titular dragons. When you win free games, you can win them by getting three or more Scatters in the form of coins, which are then multiplied accordingly based on the substituted dragon. Its best feature is that it offers players a whopping 243 ways to win even though it's a non-progressive kind of game.
No surprises that one of the popular slot machines at Sun Grand West Casino in Cape Town is Lions Share. This is an African themed slot machine that has a unique twist in that it pays out just about every day making it a very attractive proposition for slot lovers in South Africa. This is a progressive slot machine game that has three jackpots known as the cub, queen and king. The average payout on a daily basis is close R100,000. However to win the biggest payout, you will have to win the Lion's Share.
Konami, which is more known for making Contra and Galaga than gambling games, is responsible for the 5-reel, 30-payline China Shores slot game. This is a slot title that's available online and at South African casinos like Wild Coast Sun, Time Square, Sun City, Sibaya, GrandWest, Flamingo, Carousel, Carnival City, and Boardwalk. It is a Chinese symbolism game, which is all the rage in the west and has somehow made its way to South African shores as well. The bear can substitute for any of the game's symbols as the Wilds symbol of China Shore.
The exception to this is the bonus Yin and Yang Scatters that serve as the free spins trigger of the title. Hit 3-5 of these Yin and Yang symbols in a payline in order to win 8-15 free games. These spins pay twice your line bet so that is a 2x multiplier right off the bat. They are also played on maximum lines. Hit all 5 of these symbols and you can win up to 100 times your line bet, which clearly shows gameplay-wise why it is such a popular slot in South Africa. It can make you a fortune in an instant. You can also play the Balance of Fortune option to swap your free games for random credits.
Wild Panda by Aristocrat is another animal-themed slot game that showcases some of Aristocrat's best work. The 5-reel, 100-payline title is available online and at the South African casinos of Windmill, Boardwalk, Time Square, Carnival City, Sun City, Meropa, Flamingo, Sibaya, Golden Valley, and GrandWest. It features Scatters, Wilds, and Free Spins or Games galore even though it lacks Multipliers and Bonus Games unlike the other popular slots in South Africa. You can bet 1 cent or 50 coins per spin.
This beautiful game features iconic Asian symbols like the golden Ching coins, ruan or guitar, lotus, Asian umbrella, and the koi fish. It has also gotten the attention of many high-roller South African gamblers as a quality slot because of its set jackpot of $18,228.90. It is not a bad jackpot and, unlike the loftier and higher jackpots in other games, it's a lot more achievable to get with its medium volatility and RTP of 94.36 percent. When you spell the word PANDA on all five reels, you can then trigger the free games feature and win all sorts of cash galore without risking your deposit.
88 Fortunes And 5 Treasures
It is also one of the Sun International Casino conglomerate's most popular progressive casino slot games for good measure. Bally's 88 Fortunes And 5 Treasures might not exactly have a punchy title that rolls right off the tongue. However, what the slot game misses in brevity, wit, and short-but-sweet titles it more than makes up for in its Chinese-themed numbers game that translates quickly to instant cash rewards. Also known as "Much Luck" or "Du Fú Du Cái ", this slot game by Bally lives up to its name by favoring the most fortunate or the most resilient.
With the slot game's 88 Fortunes portion, it is possible to trigger 10 free spins when you get the Gong Scatters. If you are able to unlock 3 or more Red Doors in the 5 Treasures portion of the game, you can get 6 free spins instead. This means the main claim to fame of this slot title is that you can endlessly retrigger free spins for hours together.