Top Horse Racing-Themed Online Slots
Horse racing has been a very important contributor to the gambling industry. Millions of pounds are wagered each year annually at horse races in the UK, and the number goes into the billions when you consider horse racing on a global scale. So it is only natural that there are a number of fantastic online slots that are themed on horse racing from some of the best online casino software providers in the industry.
In this article we will take a good look at some of the top horse racing-themed online slots that you can play at an online casino. We will discuss the slots at length, including details like their provider, the number of reels and paylines and the features that they have to offer players.
Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven
Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven is one of the best online slots on horse racing. This Playtech slot is themed on the legendary Italian jockey Frankie Dettori. Dettori made history in September 1997 by becoming the first jockey ever to ride all the seven winners at Ascot to victory. This slot is Playtech’s way of honoring that awe-inspiring feat by one of the greatest jockeys of all time.
The slot has 5 reels and 25 fixed paylines. It has a fantastic interface with high quality graphics and animations and outstanding bonuses. The symbols are all from the racetrack and include Frankie Dettori celebrating, Dettori on a horse, a horseshoe, a trophy and the numbers 10 to Ace from a standard card deck. Frankie Dettori’s face is the wild in the game and substitutes all symbols except the scatter symbols. There are 2 scatter symbols: a racetrack symbol and the Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven logo.
The highest payout in the base game of Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven without triggering the bonus features is 7777 coins which you get by landing 5 wild symbols anywhere across the reels. This slot has two superb bonus features:
Magic Seven Bonus Feature: The Magic Seven bonus feature is triggered by landing the racetrack scatter symbol anywhere on reels 1 and 5 simultaneously in the base game. When this happens a fresh screen with a racetrack on it appears. You are required to click on different areas of the track to win different rewards. The rewards available include:
- Free cash, which boosts your bankroll
- Trophies, which reward you with a multiplier: you can get up to a 7x multiplier.
You can continue to collect cash prizes and add multipliers till you click on an area of the track to display the Collect sign; this ends the round and returns you to the base game. The Magic Seven bonus feature is available only in the base game and cannot be retriggered.
Free Games Race Feature: The Free Games Race feature is triggered by landing 3 or more Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven logo scatter symbols anywhere across the reels. A fresh screen appears and you are required to pick a horse to win free games. This is how the free spins work:
- A first place gives you 35 free spins.
- A second place gives you 15 free spins.
- A third place gives you 10 free spins.
During the Free Games Race feature, extra wild and scatter symbols appear on the reels to give you bigger and more frequent wins. The Magic Seven bonus cannot be triggered during the Free Games Race feature, and the Free Games Race feature itself cannot be re-triggered.
Apart from these 2 cool features you also have the Gamble feature, which gives you a chance to increase your winnings. At the end of each winning spin, the Gamble button at the bottom of the screen becomes active and you can trigger this feature by clicking it. You get a new screen where the dealer’s card is shown face up at the left. You also get 5 cards laid out face down; you need to click one of these to open it and you win if your card value is higher than the dealer’s. There are three actions for each round that you can pursue:
- Double: You gamble your entire win amount from the spin in a double-or-nothing play, up to a limit of £1.
- Half-double: You gamble half the amount of your current win.
- Collect: You collect your win amount and go back to the base game.
Sure Win is a fantastic horse racing-themed slot from Microgaming that comes with 5 reels and 25 flexible paylines. The game is rich in graphics in the cartoon-style and animations as well, with all symbols drawn from the racetrack. There are 3 different jockey symbols along with other symbols like a trophy, 3 different horse symbols, a jockey’s helmet, race tickets and a pair of binoculars.
Sure Win has a cool wild symbol, which is the Sure Win logo. The wild symbol substitutes all other symbols except the scatter symbol. The scatter symbol in the game is the bettor with the pencil symbol. The maximum win in the base game is a cool 7000 coins that is triggered by landing 5 wild symbols across the reels. The maximum win overall is a massive jackpot of 560,000 coins.
Landing 2 scatter symbols in the base game gives you wins with a 2x multiplier. The bonus round in Sure Win is the Free Spins feature. This feature is triggered by landing 3 or more scatter symbols across the reels. You get the following numbers of free spins with multipliers attached to them in this feature:
- 3 scatter symbols: 12 free spins with a 4x multiplier.
- 4 scatter symbols: 16 free spins with a 3x multiplier.
- 5 scatter symbols: 24 free spins with a 2x multiplier.
The coin value in Sure Win ranges from 0.01 to 0.25 and you can bet a maximum of 20 coins per spin. This gives you a very wide bet range – from 0.01 for a bet of 0.01 with 1 coin on a single payline to 125.00 for a bet of 0.25 with 20 coins across all 25 paylines.
Champion of the Track
With games from Playtech and Microgaming featuring on our list of top 3 horse racing-themed online slots, you should know that the third slot in this list would obviously be the NetEnt slot, Champion of the Track. This game has all the hallmarks of a NetEnt classic: exciting graphics and animations, great sound and innovative features.
Champion of the Track has 5 reels and 30 paylines. This is a game that reflects the spirit of the race track right down to the game screen, which is shaped like a horse track itself. The symbols in the game are all from the horse racing world itself, and include jockeys, a bonus symbol, a trophy, a stopwatch, a pair of binoculars and a horseshoe, among others. The wild symbol is a jockey and it replaces all other symbols except the scatter. The scatter symbol in the game is a horse.
There are 3 cool bonus features in this game:
- Champion of the Track Career Bonus
- A Day at the Races Bonus Game
- Free Spins
Champion of the Track Career Bonus – The Champion of the Track Career Bonus is a cool bonus feature that is different from what you experience at most other slots. You will see a career path etched outside the reels and all around them. As the game progresses you move along on your career on this path. Career steps are also achievable by winning on the Free Spins Training Track and the A Day at the Races bonus game. There are special cash amounts to be won by landing on a Gold Cup. The magnum opus is, of course, the win when you land on the Champions Trophy step. The win value is proportionate to your wager.
A Day at the Races Bonus Game – The A Day at the Races bonus game is triggered by landing 3 or more bonus symbols consecutively on reels 1 to 3. Four jockeys appear on the screen and you must choose one of them to ride your horse in competition against 3 horses ridden by the other 3 jockeys on the screen. There are different wins possible in this bonus game:
- A random number of coins for each jockey
- Up to 5x multipliers
- A maximum of 4 career steps should your horse come first
Free Spins – The free spins bonus is triggered by landing 3 or more scatter symbols across the reels. The Free Spins and the Training Track are then triggered. You get a chance to win coins and a maximum of 4 career steps during the free spins bonus. You can train your horse up to 4 times on the Training Track. You pass a horse on the Training Track for each scatter. You win a career step by passing 5 horses in 1 training session. The free spins also then get reset to 10 and the scatter counter reverts to 0. The unused spins are converted into winning coin values. If you reach the 4th session the coin values get doubled.
The free spins bonus round comes to an end once you have exhausted all your free spins or you have completed the fourth training session.
The coin value in Champion of the Track ranges from a minimum of 0.01 to a maximum of 0.5, and you can bet a maximum of 4 coins per spin per line. The biggest win in this game is 10,000 coins.