It's Euro 2016 time. France is gripped with football fever. Half the known football world is on the march. And fans are congregating at cafes in Paris, Marseille and a host of other glamorous cities to celebrate the continent’s biggest football event.
So, what could be more natural than a rash of football-themed online slots games to rise on the crest of a Mexican wave?
We know you hate the hassle of having the check these things out, so we have done it for you, taking a look at 7 of the most popular free-to-play online slots games out there. Want to know which game is worth the gamble? Or which online casino is offering the best sign up bonus? Read on.
Named after one of the most loved moves in football, the 'bicycle kick,' Bicicleta is a beautiful (yet-not-perfect) slots game that will keep you company while you follow Euro 2016 on your TV screen.
With cartoonish graphics, you get the feeling it was a rushed job, designed to capture a piece of the football frenzy Europe is immersed in – and with a payout ratio estimated at just a tad above 95%, it seems a fair assumption.
Having said that, Bicicleta does pay out well, with 25 paylines and 5 reels. And, if nothing else, LeoVegas offers a starting bonus of 20 Free Spins with no deposit needed, making it well worth a spin. Click here to unlock the 20 FREE spins and play.
Football Champions Cup
If you are a fan of football-themed slots, then Football Champions Cup is not really going to get your pulse racing. But that’s not to say the game is without its charms.
Launched just ahead of the Euro 2016 tournament start, Football Champions is a 3D slots game with plenty to offer – predictable though its features might be. It features 20 paylines and 5 reels, and offers two penalty shootout bonus scenarios– one where you save shots, the other where you score goals.
Each goal scored or saved wins a cash prize. A LeoVegas starting bonus of 20 Free Spins with no deposit needed should be enough to attract your attention though. Click here to unlock the 20 FREE spins and play.
France is not exactly the carnival capital of the world, but that doesn’t mean you have to ignore one of the most popular football-themed slots online – Football Carnival.
The background music and colorful, smooth-moving reels keep the atmosphere carnival-esque, but that’s hardly your motive for playing. What may be is the fact that, with 50 paylines running, the chance of striking winning symbol combinations is pretty strong. You also start with 10 free spins and can multiply your winnings by up to four times. And the game is made only more attractive by the starting bonus of 100% up to €100 offered by Bet365 Casino. Click here to play for free and unlock the €100 bonus on your deposit.
It’s a firmly held belief amongst no-nonsense fans of the beautiful game, so it’s somewhat apt that Football Rules should offer a no-nonsense interface with large, clear symbols.
Featuring 25 paylines, it’s slightly more challenging to find a winning combination, but Bet365 Casino does offer a starting bonus of 100% up to €100.
Watch out for Dollar Ball, the side-game which allows you to select 5 numbers from a pool of 49. Five random numbers are drawn when the main game starts: match all five to win the Jackpot. Click here to play for free and unlock the €100 bonus on your deposit.
Top Trumps Football Legends
One for the true football fan, this game brings players and legends of football closer they are ever likely to get – but with the bonus of winning some cash. Pick two teams of past and present football stars (Rooney, Ronaldo, Beckham, Zidane) and see them spin on 15 paylines and 5 reels, with plenty of features to improve your winning chances.
But the biggest draw of Top Trumps Football Legends is the large payouts awarded to those willing to take a risky punt or two. William Hill Vegas offer a starting bonus of 100% up to €100, which makes any punt worth the risk. Click here to play for free and unlock the €100 bonus on your deposit.
Another online slot that is well-named ahead of the Euros, but it would be a stretch to include it amongst the best out there.
Football Fans lacks any real imagination in either design or gameplay, but with room for high-stakes bets, the payouts can be impressive. The Free Spins feature earn 10 free spins at a time, while the only bonus round is the Grab-a-Beer one, which offers up to a 3x multiplier on the bet.
William Hill Vegas also offers a starting bonus of 100% up to €100, so it’s hard to argue with having a go. Click here to play for free and unlock the €100 bonus on your deposit.
What’s modern football without WAGS!
For those who are more inclined to follow the talent in the stands than the talent on the field, Football Girls serves an inspiring cocktail of action and glamour. But that’s not to say it’s not for the serious game player too.
Select the right combination of sexy ladies and you can earn some pretty sexy payouts. The game has a healthy 30 paylines and 5 reels, and features generous Scatter, Free Spins and Bonus options. William Hill Vegas also offers a starting bonus of 100% up to €100, so it’s pretty difficult not to get excited about it. Click here to play for free and unlock the €100 bonus on your deposit.