New slot machines are launched every single week, so you can choose from several thousand machines at some casinos. Everyone has gone through the process and been approved by the Danish Gambling Authority, so everyone complies with the rules about a functioning randomness generator and transparency with repayment percentage.
With so many slot machines, it can be difficult to separate the bad from the good, so we have listed the very biggest gaming news in Denmark in 2022.
1: Starburst XXXtreme
Did you notice how Starburst XXXreme was at the top of all online casinos until the game suddenly disappeared from the place of honor and was pushed far down the game charts? There is a reason for that.
In October 2021, a player won 3.4 million at Royal Casino through a series of big wins, including a single win of DKK 1,097,440 from Starburst XXXtreme. Around the same time, a similarly large win from Starburst XXXtreme was triggered for a player at LeoVegas. Wins of this size are usually reserved for Jackpots, but while Jackpots are often paid by the software provider through a small fee paid each time a player makes a spin, the casinos themselves foot the bill for the big wins on Starburst XXXtreme. The game is programmed to give the casino a profit of 3.74% of the bet in the long term, but that does not change the fact that a few wins of this size can make the quarterly accounts of many casinos look really gloomy. Therefore, many casinos chose to hide the game far away just two months after it had been launched as the year’s biggest game news.
Starburst XXXtreme delivered exactly what it promised: The familiar look of the most popular slot machine of all time with the possibility of winning much bigger prizes. It was too much for the casinos, and therefore you now have to look to find the game, which is still to be found far down the lists of almost all Danish online casinos.
You can e.g. play Starburst XXXtreme with a DKK 100 free bonus when you create a new account at Casino.dk. The bonus must be played through 10 times on slot machines within 60 days, i.e. DKK 1,000 game.
2: Slot machines from Habanero
Royal Casino has worked for 3 years to get the game developer Habanero to Denmark, and in November 2021 the casino could finally, as the only ones in Denmark, present 18 slot machines from the game developer, which is known and popular in Asia and Southern Europe, but until now largely unknown in Denmark. It is planned that many more slot machines will follow, and in time you will also be able to find these machines at other Danish online casinos.
Until January 5, Royal Casino is giving free spins to existing players on one of these slots, Taberna de los Muertos, while new players at Royal Casino are currently getting a welcome gift of 75 Free Spins on Book of Toro. For both offers, you can win up to DKK 2,500 in prizes. There is no wagering requirement on winnings from Free Spins, but new customers must wager DKK 1,500 within 60 days in connection with the welcome offer. Spins over DKK 100 each, the gamble function and individual slot machines may not be played.
3: Gates of Olympus
Gates of Olympus from Pragmatic Play is the year’s most popular new slot according to Clash of Slots, which collects game data from a number of international casinos. It’s hardly the most popular gaming news in Denmark, as only a handful of Danish online casinos currently offer games from Pragmatic Play, but it’s definitely a game developer worth keeping an eye on. They develop high quality games that are popular with players and generally have a reasonable payout percentage.
Gates of Olympus has 5 rows and 6 columns, and you win regardless of where the symbols appear among the total of 30 possible locations. The game has nice graphics, good sound and all the features you can dream of, such as Scatters, Free Spins rounds, multipliers and much more.
You can e.g. play Gates of Olympus on Mr Green and if you don’t have an account yet, you can get 50 Free Spins on Book of Dead to start with. You do not need to deposit money, and there are no play-through requirements for winnings from this.
4: Own developed games from One Casino
Two new “full” online casino licenses have been issued in Denmark in 2021, and one went to One Casino, who could therefore for the first time present their 33 self-developed games to a Danish audience. One Casino could thus join the small exclusive club of online casinos, which is also a game developer, which currently only has three members – in addition to One Casino, it counts the Danish game developers SpilleHallen and Spilnu.
At One Casino you can play games like The Bigs, Furry Vikings, Scrappy and Book of the Gods that you won’t find in any other casino.
To get started, you can get a free bonus of DKK 75 when you create a new account. You do not need to deposit money, but you must play through your bonus 10 times on slot machines within 60 days, i.e. DKK 750. Games from NetEnt and Play’NGo do not count towards the game requirement.
5: Book of Toro
Book of Dead has probably taken over the title from Starburst as the most popular online slot, and this has meant that virtually every game developer has copied the concept with their own “book-of” slot. Book of Dead, developed by Play’NGo, is also heavily inspired by Book of Ra from Novomatic, but this slot machine was for a long time only available in land-based casinos and only came in an online version in 2019.
One of the more serious bids for a “book-of” slot came in 2021, when ELK Studios converted their most popular slot Wild Toro into the game novelty Book of Toro.
Book of Toro works exactly like all the other “book-of” slots, but has a slightly more humorous approach with tattered mummies and an up-beat soundtrack straight out of One Thousand and One Nights. The Free Spins round, which is triggered by 3 Books of Toro, can, as always, trigger big prizes.