What are the Best Online Slots?

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If you like to play Canadian slots for real money, the truth is that you’re spoiled for choice when accessing a casino north of the American border.

Make no mistake; slots dominate the online GGY in Canada, with a number of low, medium and high-variance titles available for players to choose from in real-time.

But what are the best online slots in the Canadian market? Here’s our selection of the top three:

  1. The Guns N’ Rose Slot

We’ll start with a cult classic, with the Guns N’ Rose title part of NetEnt’s expansive selection of slot games.

In technical terms, this is a five-reel, three-row slot game, and one that features a total of 20 paylines within the reel grid structure. This is augmented by 10 variable bet levels and different coin values, creating a betting range that starts at £0.20 and moves as high as £200 per spin.

This slot also boasts a competitive return-to-player (RTP) rate of 96.98%, which means that you can expect to recoup an average of £0.96 for every £1 wagered online.

What really sets this slot apart is its huge range of bonus features, including ‘Expanding Wilds’ and ‘Encore Free Spins’.

With the former, expanding worlds can multiply to fill more than one space on the reel grid, potentially taking over entire reels in the process. Remember, wilds can be used to substitute for any other symbol on the grid (apart from the scatter icon), so you can create potentially huge winning combinations when this bonus is in play.

As for the ‘Encore Free Spins’ feature, this includes three separate levels and incrementally higher prizes (and multipliers) as you progress over time!

  1. Rich Wilde’s Book of Dead

If you’ve ever participated in a free spins welcome bonus, we’d wager that you’re familiar with the iconic Book of Dead slot.

This five-reel, three-row and 10 payline game is often featured as part of such welcome offers, with Book of Dead also considered to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing slots in the marketplace.

It’s one of the most accessible too, as it’s possible to trigger just a single payline and subsequently play for as little as £0.01 per spin. What’s more, the maximum wager per spin is £100, so there’s plenty of appeal for high-rollers and big spenders too.

As a Play ‘n GO slot, you’ll be unsurprised to note that Book of Dead is a high-variance game, which means that it tends to deliver relatively frequent but modest wins.

This is borne out by an RTP rate of 96.21%, which means that recoup a great deal of your bankroll as a player and can strive to minimise losses even over an extended period of gameplay.

The maximum win here is 5,000-times your initial stake, however, with this representing a large and inviting jackpot. This can be won when you trigger the game’s special expanding symbol feature, which creates a scenario where you can fill the reel grid with the crucial Rich Wilde symbol.

  1. Thunderstruck II

We close with what is one of the most popular online slots of all-time, with Thunderstruck II a truly superb sequel that has earned almost cult appeal since its launch back in 2010.

Powered by the omnipotent Microgaming brand, Thunderstruck II features five active reels and 243 paylines, thanks to the fact that paylines can also be formed from right to left and by matching select symbols anywhere on the reels.

One of the most striking elements of this game is its reliance on Norse mythology, which creates a thrilling and eye-catching backdrop for the reel-grid.

There’s also a good betting range in play too, although the sheer number of paylines available means that the minimum stake is fixed at £0.30.

In terms of gameplay, the randomly-activated ‘Wildstorm’ feature is the one to look out for as a player. This creates a scenario where all five reels can turn fully wild, forming some highly lucrative winning combinations in the process.

The ‘Great Hall of Spins’ feature also includes four separate bonus rounds based on the houses of Thor, Odin, Loki and Valkyrie, which offer multipliers of up to 5x your stake, random wilds and a maximum win value of 8,000-times your wager!

This is definitely one of the rare occasions where the sequel is much better than the original, so we’d definitely recommend checking this out if you get the chance!