The online casino world continues to surprise and excite everyone involved. New developers, new releases, and old classics remain popular despite the changing markets. If you have been in the casino gaming space for some time, you will be aware of the big names like Blueprint Gaming and Play’n Go, as well as the game titles and series that are on the tips of everyone’s tongues. However, as nights grow darker, longer and colder, we know the yearly festivities are approaching. Christmas is one of the happiest times in everyone’s annual calendar, and there is always plenty to look forward to at this time of year. One of the things you should make a note of is the upcoming slot game releases that will be surfacing just before we reach December 25th. Christmas-themed slots are an incredible way to get you in the mood for what’s to come. This article will look at some upcoming Christmas slots to fill your stockings with!
Wonders of Christmas
First on our list of upcoming Christmas games is Wonders of Christmas. This is a brightly colored and deeply detailed release by a well-known provider for these factors. Wonders of Christmas is a NetEnt creation and one of the best Christmas-themed slots on the horizon. The game is assumed to be released in late November or early December, but an official release date has yet to be announced.
From the pre-release content, the game will be set out in a diamond formation of 3-4-5-4-3 rather than the typical five-by-three grids you see in slot games. There are typical card symbols (10, J, Q, K and A) and more theme-related symbols like a toy train and Santa’s sleigh. We can also see a Wild symbol, a sparkly wrapped present, which we assume will play the typical Wild symbol role and substitute for base game symbols in play.
Red Tiger is a slot game developer prides itself on incredible graphic design. This is what makes them so popular in the iGaming industry. Red Tiger makes its games look fantastic compared to its competitors, and the audio and visual elements are aesthetically sound. Based on the pre-release imagery of Santa Spins, it is a very merry and vibrant slot with various themed symbols. You will see the typical card symbols – J, Q, K and A – designed in saturated colors to make them pop out against the slots. In the background, a snowy landscape is visible, along with a glowing house in the corner. There is also a Wild symbol which shows Santa and can become stacked on the reels. The bonus round, Xmas Spins, also could be quite rewarding.
This game is set to be released in early December, but an official date has yet to be announced. We hope this game comes out before Christmas, and we cannot see why it wouldn’t.
Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold
Fishin’ Christmas Pots of Gold is one of our favorites on this list, featuring the infamous Lucky Lad Flynn, the leprechaun from Gameburger Studio. Gameburger is a bold and brilliant American-style developer who provides excluding iGaming content to fellow providers, Microgaming. Gameburger rose to popularity quite quickly because of its affiliation with Microgaming, and now with this Christmas release, we expect even more fans to get involved. Some of the biggest games in Gameburger Studios’ collection include 9 Pots of Gold, Break Da Bank Again and HyperGold.
This slot is set to be released on the 29th of November, 2022. It is a vibrant title with plenty of color and imagery. The graphics look incredible, and there appear to be some Jackpot prizes available which make the game even more elusive.
Santa’s Great Gifts
We have kept each of these games separate by finding ones from different developers. The fourth entry on this list, Santa’s Great Gifts, is a slot by Pragmatic Play, giants in the iGaming scene. Some other titles under Pragmatic’s belts include Gates of Olympus, Big Bass Bonanza and Fortune of Giza. They are well-known in the industry, and every game they release is guaranteed to be a hit. As we come closer to the Christmas period, the team at Pragmatic Play have noticed the potential trend in the market and has jumped on the opportunity perfectly.
As with the others in this list, the game appears saturated in colors and detailed graphic design. The slots are laid out in a five-by-six formation, with baubles and other Christmas treats making up the symbols. You also have the potential to multiply your winnings using the Green present symbols that can appear on your reels. This game is set for release on November 24th.
Saint Nicked is the final entry on our list and is set to be released in late November. The developers of this game, Lucksome, are not as popular as the other brands on this list, so it is only fair to shine some light on them, too. The images of this game show the inside of a prison with a five-by-five reel set to play on. The game seems to blend ‘Cop the Lot’ and a Christmas-themed game, which is a strange connection, but it works quite well thanks to Lucksome’s brilliant design. This game could be a good entry point for people trying to find a new developer to follow, so look out for it hitting your screens!
Which Developers to keep an eye on in 2023
We hope that Lucksome, as mentioned earlier, find great success this year and in the following years. Plenty of developers are consistent with their game releases and keep themselves afloat at the top of the giant iGaming ocean. Names like Pragmatic Play and Blueprint Gaming will always be circulating, and games by these developers are quick to reach popular status, so it is always refreshing to see new names rising to the top.
There is plenty to look forward to this Christmas, whether it’s seeing your family, eating a delicious turkey dinner (or vegan alternative), or playing one of these wonderful and innovative Christmas-themed slots.