BetMGM’s 7 Most Popular Online Slots of 2020

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BetMGM Feb 09, 2021, 6:18 AM
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At BetMGM we bring you the best jackpot slots casino games from some of the world’s greatest game publishers, including IGT, DGC, and NetEnt. With many of us stuck inside during 2020, it’s no surprise that we went looking for excitement in our casino games. Whether you’re a fan of fantasy-filled off-the-beaten-path adventures or traditional slots, we’re certain that one of our top seven games from 2020 will have something that appeals to you. 

1. Starburst

Originally released in 2012, Starburst is seen as a classic casino game among online slot fans across the world. This sci-fi themed, 5×3 reel online slot from NetEnt features 10 fixed paylines and expanding wilds along the 3 center reels, which help you to claim additional respins. When a wild appears on a reel, that reel locks in place and awards you an additional respin. This sequence happens until all three reels are filled with wilds, or you fail to trigger another wild.

With an RTP of 96.09%, Starburst is a simple slot game with enough excitement to keep people coming back time and time again.

2. Gonzo’s Quest

Gonzo’s Quest is another timeless title from NetEnt. This 5-reel slot, originally released in 2011, takes you on a journey through the jungles of South America in search of El Dorado, the lost city of gold.

With 20 paylines, a return to player (RTP) rate of 95.97%, and cascading reels, Gonzo’s Quest offers plenty of excitement. When landing a winning payline, the symbols explode, prompting an avalanche of new symbols that fall into the spaces and offer the player another chance to win. The action doesn’t stop there though; you can also get free spins and a 3x to 15x multiplier through the Free Fall feature, which is triggered when you land three Free Fall Scatters in a row. With the excitement of exploring an ancient Incan city, simple gameplay and the potential for big rewards, the enduring popularity of this classic game is unsurprising.

3. Jumanji

The Jumanji online slot reel during regular play.

Yet another slot from NetEnt, Jumanji is an online game based on the hit film of the same name. But it’s not just the stampeding rhinos, marauding monkeys, and sudden storms that put an interesting spin on things. Instead of a standard set up, this 5-reel jungle-themed slot has a unique 3-4-5-4-3 layout, offering different numbers of symbols depending on the position of the reel. Besides the unusual reel configuration, Jumanji has a board game feature that combines elements of board gameplay and free spin features. Plus, with 36 paylines and an RTP of 96.3%, this thrilling adventure is sure to appeal to fans of the movie and reel lovers alike.

4. Dead or Alive 2

The last NetEnt game on our list is Dead or Alive 2, the much-anticipated sequel to one of the most iconic wild west-themed online slots of all time. This 5×3 reel game sees the entire Dead or Alive gang (Billy, Belle, Della, and Apache) return for a new slot adventure, and offers nine paylines and an RTP of 96.8%. When it comes to gameplay, Dead or Alive 2 keeps it simple with three free spin bonuses: the Old Saloon, High Noon Saloon, and Train Heist. These add a variety of bonuses, including wins doubling, multiplier wilds, and higher multipliers. If you want an exciting visit to the old frontier, you can’t go wrong with Dead or Alive 2.

5. Loot’En Khamun & The Dead Sea Scrolls

Ancient Egypt is a popular backdrop for online slots. Although there are plenty of games out there that use the opulence of this great civilization to boost their image, one stands head and shoulders above the rest: Loot’En Khamun. This 5-reel game from developer Party Gaming offers players an incredible 243 paylines, and if you’re lucky enough to trigger the free spins, you’ll have a potential 1,024 ways to win.

This progressive jackpot slots casino game gives players a chance to win one of five different jackpots: Blitz Cash, Quick Cash, Mega Cash, and Colossal Cash. These special jackpots help to boost your chances of winning and compliment the excellent 95.3% RTP to make Loot’En Khamun & The Dead Sea Scrolls a game you shouldn’t miss.

6. Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme

The Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme reel during regular play.

Fans of the game show after which Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme is named will definitely want to give this slot a spin. But even if you’ve never seen an episode, this game from IGT provides slot players a plenty of fun – and ways to win. The 3-4-5-4-3 reel configuration and MultiWay Xtra system gives you no fewer than 720 opportunities to score up to 500,000 coins when placing the maximum bet. If you’re lucky enough, you stand a chance to trigger one of two bonus features: the Mini Wheel Bonus Feature, which provides cash winnings, and the Triple Extreme Spin Bonus, which pays out real cash and bonus multipliers to help you take home the big prize.

With an RTP of 92%, Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme may not be paying out as much as other slots, but when it does, you’re likely to win big!

7. Jungle Jim El Dorado

Rounding off our list is a jungle-themed slot from developer Microgaming: Jungle Jim El Dorado. Similar to Gonzo’s Quest, players become brave adventurers who explore the jungle in search of the fabled city of gold. 

Players who join in the search for El Dorado will find a slot with 5 reels, 25 paylines and an attractive 96.3% RTP. Plus, if luck is on your side, you’ll have the chance to strike it big with 3,680x your stake. And if you don’t manage to take home the big prize, you still have a chance to win big thanks to the Multiplier Trail. Providing a 3× to 15× boost for each free spin, this feature has the ability to increase your winnings drastically. Combine this with the fact that it could see you ending up with 20 free spins, and it’s easy to see why this slot has been so popular.

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