What a year we have had ladies and gentlemen, Jackpot records broken, V.R gaming up and running, we’ve welcomed some new casinos into the market and numbers are up in the terms of those gambling online. So as the year comes to a close and we all prepare for time off over the Christmas holidays, nothing smacks of a more lazy effort news article than an end of year ‘best of’ list.In no way did late night booze, soft narcotics or dodgy backhanded dealings influence are choice of top three games. We just won on them that’s all.
Though the primary focus is the best online slots of 2017 we may have to fill this one out with a nod to the best casinos that have gone the extra mile this year to provide for their members.
So, feet up and prepare to disagree with all the suggestions, because these lists have to be completely biased right ?
The Best Online Slots of 2017
The year has had its fair share of notable stars when it came to online slots. Progressive jackpot games such as Mega Moolah by Microgaming and Divine Fortune from NetEnt both had numerous payouts over the course of the year but in our efforts, we failed to land a retirement package and therefore they don’t get onto the list. The Game of the Year was won by Elk Studio of their Wild Toro game, as they have already picked up accolades they get omitted from the list also. So who does stand head and shoulders over these games? Ted? Gonzo’s Quest? Age of the Gods? Viking Runecraft? Neither! The top three games of 2017 (and not all agreed by everyone here at Casino Bonuses Index, but we’re still running with this) …Are!
In brief, this game provided the right level of entertainment, it packed in 5 Bonus rounds to help fill our pockets and it stuck to the origins so precisely that it brought about a flawless online slot.
It captured Playtech’s ability to deal with large license deals perfectly, now American Dad is by no means a Hollywood blockbuster movie, but this is a T.V show which will run for years and decades and this game will appeal to a longer stretch of audience and on its release received a sure thumbs up from the fan base. Great Animation and depth of gameplay this online slot ticked all the boxes perfectly !
With all the games released this year, name one character more cooler than Detective Frank Drebin. You can’t and that’s why you lose and The Naked Gun makes it into our completely unbiased top three.
With 6 Bonus rounds the game offered a great selection of mad-capped ways to make mega money and because of its cult status and genius, Blueprint Gaming made this a progressive jackpot game, so this is right up there with the big guns. The reason this overpasses all other progressive games? Well, that’s simple – it plays clips from the movie!
Popping up in the later stages of the year was this masterpiece from Microgaming.
Though clearly made and released for the obvious seasonal period that is Halloween, its great gameplay mix of bonus rounds and shifting reel features gave you a surprise around every spin, which means it can be enjoyed regardless of the time of year. It used the film’s premise very well and hosted all the characters and with Microgaming being on complete form this year it would be such a shame to not have one of their works in the top three, so yep, this one is a pity vote!
Online Casino of the Year 2017
The newer the casinos get the more ingenuity is found and for the great efforts of Casumo Casino and Downtown Bingo, the winner of casino of the year has to go to CasinoPop. Simply because of the fine detail. Those little tweaks, their own rules, games and promotions… all breaking the mould and industry standard.