If you think Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or Macau, you are half right. Physically, Las Vegas is king with 136 casinos. There are 41 physical casinos in Macau. Atlantic City, which has fallen on hard times only has 9. By far, tribal Indian casinos in the U.S. dwarf them all with 460 casinos, so adding Las Vegas and Atlantic city there are about 600 casinos in all, serving a population of 328 million people, or one roughly one casino for every half a million people. Canada, on the other hand, is the king of casinos per their overall population. There are approximately 100 physical casinos in Canda, servicing a very small population of only 38 million people, or roughly one Casino for every 380,000 people. Some of Canada’s physical casinos are small-time affairs, but others, particularly the Casino’s overlooking Niagara falls are definitely rivals for Las Vegas or Macau. And Canadians, and the tourists that flock to these casinos, love to gamble. It is estimated that Canadians and visitors fork over roughly 18 billion Canadian dollars per year. That’s about half of what the Royal Bank of Canada takes in yearly, so it’s no small bit of change. With so many casinos, in Canada and so many gamblers, you probably wondering which are the favourite slot machines for Canadians to play. After all, slot machines are the most popular gambling games at any casino, making up 75 t0 85 percent of a casino’s revenue. Mind you we’ve come up with our 5 favourites and these are by far not a scientific list or are backed by any facts or figure. According to one Canadian casino, the top 5 slots in Canada are:
- #5. Break Away
- #4. League Of Fortunes
- #3. Girls With Guns
- #2. Mega Moolah
- #1. Thunderstruck II
It’s not hard to see how Break Away powered by Microgaming would be popular in Canada. After all, Break Away is a slot machine based upon Hockey. Canadians treat Hockey like a religion, and even if the game never paid out at all, some Canadians would play it out of respect. A 3-reel slot with 243 pay lines, Break Away is sort of a boring game on the surface, but it has many in-game bonuses such as stacked wilds, collapsing reels, and free spins that can generate up to 15. 20 or 25 free spins. Anyway, the machine has a return to player percentage of around 96 percent, which is darn good for Canadian Casinos.
League of Fortunes
League of Fortunes is another slot machine by Micrograming, this one with 5 reels and an amazing 1024 pay lines. League of Fortunes has an ocean theme. The League of Fortunes logo serves as the wild symbol, and during free spins, you can collect 5 times as much as a normal payout. The game is played easily on mobile devices without download, and there is a return to player of around 96.5 percent. The max win is 37,500 coins which will buy you plenty of Canadian ice fishing gear.
Girls with Guns
It’s not surprising that Girls with Guns Made the list. Even though plenty of women play at Canadian casinos, over 80 percent of Canadian gamblers are men. This is a 5 reel slot machine with a simple theme, 5 hot girls in skimpy outfits are out to capture a drug lord. The game does feature plenty of action, with bonus rounds, wild symbols, multipliers, scatters, and free spins. In Canada, one wonders whether the game would have done even better with hot girls in Hockey Jerseys. But its a good slot machine, even if its macho orientated, with a payoff of 96.5 percent return to player. Also by Microgaming, the game can easily be played on a smartphone with no download.
Mega Moolah is a progressive machine, which means the big payouts are better but the return to player average is not so much. RTP percentage is 88.12, the lowest of or our Canadian Slot Machine reviews. Mega Moolah has an African theme, with just 5 reels and 3 lines. However, the payout for a grand win is over 1 million dollars, so its definitely worth a spin. Mega Moolah has been around for quite some time, with its inception in 2006. The wild symbol is the ion, and you can get as much as 15,000 times your stake.
Finally, there is Thunderstruck II. Based upon Norse Mythology, with a ton of bonus features, it’s not hard to see why Thunderstruck II is at the top of the list for Canadian Casinos. With 5 reels and 243 ways to win, Thunderstruck is a heck of an exciting game.