Play’n Go slots rule the roost at Canada online casinos in 2020.
A few years ago, no one knew who Play’N Go was. Despite having been in the digital gambling software business since 2005, they spent their early years developing games for other software brands, who subsequently earned all the credit. Once they decided to go it alone, it took a few more years to make a name for themselves.
Now, in the first weeks of 2020, almost every avid online casino gamer knows Play’n Go. Even those who don’t know the brand name are probably familiar with their games. Play’n Go is the proud creator of titles like Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Ankh of Anibus, and Fire of Egypt.
Play’n GO attributes its success to its elite staff of games creators. In their own words; “Play’n GO people have the expertise and passion for slots that ensure our games fulfill the demands of both players and operators.” Any company can type words like this on its website, but Play’n Go has the evidence to back it up.
Play’n Go Slots Earn 3 of 5 Top Spots at Canada Online Casinos
Now that we’re just over two weeks into 2020, I decided it might be interesting to see which online slot machines are ranking the highest at Canadian-facing online casinos. This information can only be obtained in so many ways. It’s not necessarily the games that are being played the most – I have no way to gather that information so quickly. I would have to establish polls and surveys, and that’s a lot of trouble. It’s so much easier to look at the games that are getting top positions in the lobbies of Canada’s favorite online casinos.
Based on a review of about 50 of the top CA online casino suppliers, the results show that three of the top five positions belong to Play’n Go online slots. The top five, as of writing, are:
1. Rise of Olympus – Play’n Go
2. Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead – Play’n Go
3. Lightning Roulette – Evolution Gaming
4. Star Gods – Golden Rock Studios
5. Rise of Merlin – Play’N Go
#1 Rise of Olympus Slot
Play’n Go released Rise of Olympus in August of 2018. There’s no denying that the Greek God theme has been an enormously popular one for all the big-name slot machine studios, but this one has truly stood the test of time.
The simple fact that this game is over 14 months old and still ranks as the #1 listing on CA-facing lobbies speaks volumes towards its popularity in the Great White North. You might not expect that from a game with an RTP of 94.51%, but the high volatility and 5×5 reels are delivering ultimate entertainment value and colossal sized wins to its luckiest players.
#2 Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead Slot
Play’n Go’s most famous adventurer of the reels, Rich Wilde, made yet another appearance in the January 2016 release of the Book of Dead Slot. This game was an instant hit, and remains to enthrall Canadian online slots fans to this day, sustaining a second-place position at many of Canada’s iGaming hot-spots.
Its 5×3 reels and 10 paylines offer a game that is simple to follow, combined with numerous bonus features that amplify the dedicated player’s experience 10-fold.
#3 Lightning Roulette Live
Lightning Roulette isn’t a slot machine at all, but a fast-paced, action-packed live dealer roulette contrived by the number one name if live casino gaming, Evolution Gaming. My orioginal intent was to list slot machines, but whe a live table games is so popular that it squeezes its way not just onto the first page, but the top five listings, it’s worth nothing.
In this (otherwise standard) version of game show style roulette, at least one number is struck by lightning with each spin of the wheel. when a player wins on the Lightning number, the payout is multiplied by anywhere from 50x to 500x the bet.
#4 Star Gods Slot
This is a brand new game that hit the iGaming industry’s virtual shelves just last week. I have to admit, I’m not too familiar with it yet, nor am I very familiar with its creator, Golden Rock Studios.
From my limited play time, I can tell you it’s got a light-hearted Oriental theme on a 5×3 reel, 10 payline set-up. The free spins bonus comes with stick stacked wilds and a “spin until you win” feature. It’s a Top 5 game in Canada today, but only time will tell if it can last.
#5 Rise of Merlin Slot
Launched in mid-2019, Rise of Merlin is one of the newer Play’n Go slots that has maintained popularity among Canadian online casinos goers. Similar to the #1 spot holder, Rise of Olympus, it’s got beautiful artwork, a great theme, and plenty of fun feature mechanics.