Predictions For Popular Casino Games In 2020

By Ben Hamill - December 27 2019


With thousands of online casino games already available, and with many more released every year, you can easily understand that titles and genres rise and fall in popularity. 2019 has seen developers and providers raise the standard and release slots and games that even a couple of years ago would have been possible only in players’ wildest dreams.

Some of those releases are set to become some of 2020’s most popular casino games in Canada. Next year is also likely to see certain genres continue to do spectacular things. These are our predictions for 2020.

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Magic Books Everywhere

Between books of the dead, scrolls of Ra and other gods, and tomes of madness and other conditions, 2019 was the year of the magic book, at least in terms of slots. Almost every leading provider seems to have created a game with the mechanic that sees the relevant book reveal a random expanding symbol for the Free Spins round. The wildly popular theme is set to continue well into 2020, especially with recent releases such as Play’n GO’s H.P. Lovecraft-inspired Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness.

Movie and TV Series Tie-Ins

Licensed online slots and other casino games are not exactly new. However, as we saw with the two editions of Microgaming’s Game of Thrones slot a couple of years ago, as well as with 2019 releases such as NetEnt’s Narcos, they are getting more exciting. This is not only because of better audio and video, but also because of innovative mechanics that are driven by the storyline.

For example, Game of Thrones boasts bonus rounds dedicated to the houses Baratheon, Lannister, Stark, and Targaryen. Narcos, on the other hand, offers players a randomly triggered drive-by shooting feature that turns symbols Wild. 2020 is sure to bring more film and TV tie-ins, and our prediction is that they will include bigger, better story-driven features, rather than the usual Wild symbols and Free Spins rounds.

Story-Driven Games

In line with our prediction of more film and TV tie-in casino games, we also predict that 2020 will see a glut of story-driven titles released by major gaming providers. We already had an inkling of that with 2019’s Sherlock of London and A Dark Matter, which were created for Microgaming by Rabcat and Slingshot Studios, respectively. We think both online slots will be great performers in 2020, and that they will usher in similar exciting offerings.

Live Dealer Love

Whether Baccarat, Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Sic Bo, hi-low games, or wheel of fortune games, the burgeoning popularity of live dealer gaming is set to continue through 2020. Among the games we think will be the most popular are Evolution Gaming’s Lightning Roulette, Monopoly Live, and Football Studio.

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