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With a mere 3 days before the opening of the 2012 Olympic games, sports fever has gripped the globe. From athletics to tennis, soccer, gymnastics, swimming and many more, there’s literally a sport to suit every taste and it’s this fact that has made the Olympics one of the biggest spectator sports for centuries. The online casino world is not completely untouched by this huge spectacle as many of the leading brands have already been incorporating the sporting theme into their promotions or new game launches. At Online Casino Canada we see it fit to celebrate this great sporting event by giving you a few options for sports-themed slots to keep you on the wave of all the action. While not all sports are presented we’ve decided to bring you the most played ones.

Wild Games

Wild Games slot, new from Playtech.

Launched just last week, Wild Games is a 5 reel slot that ties in three different sports – the 100m sprint, Freestyle Swimming and the Balancing Beam. Though just a week old, our friends at Bet365 casino have indicated that it is already getting a fair amount of wagers from players around the world, including Canada. The game is a fun take on the Olympics with the lead athletes being the sprinting cheetah, the swimming bulldog and a hippo which miraculously does the balancing beam. 75,000 coins is the biggest jackpot that can be won on the Wild Games slot. The cool bonus features allows you to choose your competitor and watch as the 100m dash, freestyle swim and balancing beam events complete to determine what medal and prizes you will win.

Wild Games has 25 paylines and you can bet from between $0.01 to $10 per payline, making the overall minimum and maximum bets $0.25 and $250 respectively.

Shoot

Shoot slot is a popular soccer themed casino game.

A soccer themed slot with a jackpot of 619,000 coins, Shoot is a slot that uses some of the key names in the soccer world from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. It is based on the famous card collectors series and features such icons as Pele, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer and George Best among others. 50 paylines on 5 reels will offer you ample chance at striking a winning combination, and it can be played in instant mode via flash or you can download it to your PC or Mac. The 1st level Shoot Bonus level is one where you need to choose 4 cards in hope that you uncover a cash prize or entry into one of the other 2nd level bonus rounds which include The Free Spins game or the The Magazine Bonus game where you’ll have an opportunity to win the big prize bonus. Shoot can be played at all Microgaming casinos including Platinum Play and All Slots.

Ice Hockey

The Ice Hockey slot is the most popular sports casino game in Canada

One of our favorite national sports, Canadians will be happy to hear that the Ice Hockey slot is available at Playtech casinos like Bet365 and Winner. You’ll be able to choose your national team and the symbols include players dressed in country gear, flags, pucks, goals and the standard 10, J, Q and K symbols. Interesting gameplay features include scatter symbol flags which change depending on the team you choose, the wild Goal symbol and the 3 scatter symbols which include the Puck, flag and Ice Hockey logo. Ice Hockey has a jackpot of 10,000 coins and you can wager from between $0.01 and $1 on each of the 15 paylines.

Tennis Stars

Tennis Stars is a slot game by Playtech

Tennis Stars is another slot game popular among sports enthusiasts. With 5 reels and 40 paylines, the maximum jackpot that can be won through the Wild Trophy symbol free spins bonus round is 75,000 coins. Key symbols in this game include a male and female tennis player, balls, tennis shoes and a wild trophy. Interestingly, during the bonus round you’ll be able to choose between playing men’s singles or women’s single which ties down the theme nicely.

These sports-themed slots should keep you primed for the duration of the Olympics and beyond, and with great jackpots to be won, you stand to gain more than just being part of the Olympic spirit.

Happy gaming.