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How Popular TV Shows Have Been Converted into Casino Games

Written by:
Payton
Published on:
Jun/16/2020

The huge appeal of our favourite TV shows means that they often cross over into different markets and parts of life. One great example of how this happens is with the way that some of them have been turned into casino games.

Which programmes have made it into casinos, and what it is about this combination that has made it such a popular approach these days?   

 

The Slots That Are Inspired by TV Shows    

The selection of the best slots based on TV shows is extensive. The NetBet site mentions the likes of Vikings from NetEnt and Game of Thrones by Microgaming as being among the top names. These titles are both based on hugely popular series that have been faithfully turned into slots.

Vikings maintains the rugged feel of the series, as well as utilising some of the show's characters, while also adding exciting features such as hotspots, free spins, and 243 ways to win. Game of Thrones is also part of Microgaming’s long-standing tie-in with HBO, and also has some of the show’s classic characters beside the reels.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire from ITV has also made the transition to online casinos, thanks to Big Time Gaming. This slot has up to 117,649 ways to win and features classic slot mechanics, as well as Hot Seat Free Spins that are triggered by the show’s logo appearing in at least three positions on a payline.  

Among the other big names from TV that have become slots are; Britain’s Got Talent, Bullseye, and Little Britain. In some cases, they simply feature the main characters as the most important symbols, while others include bonus rounds or features that are loosely based on the programme.

Live Casino Games too

Although many of the most popular shows have already been turned into slots games, this isn’t the only way that our TV favourites can be converted into online casino games these days. Another category that is worth looking into covers live games.

Deal or No Deal is an example of this genre. The developers at Evolution Gaming teamed up with Endemol Shine to create a version that can be played by an unlimited number of players. The format is very similar to the small screen version, with players being tempted by the banker to sell their chosen box.

Dream Catcher is another live dealer game that evokes a number of different television shows, although it isn’t based on one programme in particular. The wheel-spinning gameplay reminds players of several popular game shows that use a wheel with prizes on each of the differently coloured segments.

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The Secret of Their Success       

The instant familiarity offered by games that feature hugely popular shows makes them an easy choice for many players, as they offer up a strong feeling of comfort and nostalgia. These titles seem to instantly stand out from the majority of casino catalogues, as they offer up something familiar yet innovative at the same time.

 

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