Saint Patrick’s Day is almost upon us (17th March, if you didn’t know) and as thousands of people celebrate the national day for the patron saint of Ireland by drinking Irish stout, wearing green, and generally displaying every type of Irish stereotype, we pay our respects to old Saint Paddy by covering 5 of the best Irish-themed slots that you will want to be playing on 17th March.
1. Leprechaun’s Fortune (WMS)
We start this list with an Irish-themed slot from one of the big name developers in WMS. Their slot title Leprechaun’s Fortune might not be the first slot you go to in the developer’s portfolio but what you can be assured about is that WMS rarely release a poor slot. This 5 reel, 50 payline effort has everything you could want to get into the mood of Saint Patrick’s Day. You can win free spins by hitting pots of gold on the reels and it also comes with Sticky Wilds to help you hit big wins and let that sixth pint of Guinness go down that little bit easier.
2. Rainbow Riches (Barcrest)
Undoubtedly one of the biggest slots ever launched by game maker Barcrest is the classic Irish-themed slot Rainbow Riches has gone on to spawn a number of sequel titles. It is a 5 reel, 20 payline title that has no free spins but you can win 500x your bet when you hit the pots of gold on the reels. The Road to Riches Bonus gives you more chances to win prizes and shows exactly why this slot has gone down in history as one of the most-loved Irish slots on the market.
3. Irish Luck (Playtech)
Is there a more stereotypical Irish-themed slot available to play on the market? Unlikely! Playtech’s Irish Luck is a 5 reel, 30 payline slot that has shamrocks, pots of gold, Celtic jewellery, harps, horseshoes, and a beautiful Celtic woman on the reels. Even the regular symbols are displayed in a green font. The pots of gold are once again the key to winning on this slot with 33 free spins or a 15x multiplier up for grabs. Some critics have said that Playtech have rested on their laurels recently and when you play a slot like this it does remind you of the developer’s glory days and the slots they are capable of producing. Maybe Playtech could do with a bit of their own Irish luck to boost their slots catalogue once again.
4. Leprechaun Goes Egypt (Play’n Go)
You can always rely on the Scandinavian geniuses at Play’n Go to offer something different and in Leprechaun Goes Egypt they don’t just deliver one familiar slots theme… they merge two! Whoever said Irish themes and Egyptian themes would never blend well will be shaking their head with self-disappointment. Leprechaun Goes Egypt is a 5 reel, 15 payline slot where ordering a pint of Guinness wins you free spins, you encounter a Wild leprechaun, and you have to avoid the grasps of a terrifying mummy to earn 500x your bet. This is slots chaos at its best. Why spend hours debating whether to play an Egyptian-themed slot or an Irish-themed slot when you can have the best of both!
5. Emerald Isle (Cryptologic)
We finish our list with a little nod to the old skool slots players out there. Old-skool looking Emerald Isle is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot that your dad or uncle is more likely to have played than yourself. The graphics are far from the best but Cryptologic slots are more renowned for their game play than their visuals anyway. If you see three rainbows across the reels you will earn 10 free spins with a 3x multiplier and the four leaf clover will indeed bring you luck with a big win on this slot. On the aesthetics front, this slot has no aged particularly well but with huge Wild payouts, free spins, and multipliers, those attributes of a slot are timeless.
So there you have it. 5 of the finest fiddle-de-dee slots for you to enjoy this Saint Patrick’s Day. If you are having a tough time enduring the pressure to sink eight double Jameson’s on the rocks, failing to pull off an epic rendition of the Riverdance, or if you just can’t tolerate listening to any more of Daniel O’Donnell singing “Oh, Danny Boy!” then these slots will give you the perfect opportunity to break free of society’s shackles and just enjoy some simple, unadulterated, Irish-themed slot gaming.