Slots with leprechauns, rainbows and pots of gold with bright, vibrant colours have always been a popular choice for those feeling like the Luck of the Irish will rub off on them if they play Irish slots online.
There’s something special about the green grassy hills of the Emerald Isle that big and small slots developers have tried to capture in their slot games.
One of the most well known Irish themed slot machines combines all the elements of rainbows, top hat wearing leprechauns and pots filled with gold in the Barcrest Rainbow Riches slot. It can be found in land based and online casinos, bingo sites with slots and more across the world.
But there’s also been a few video slots which have combined other casino slot themes in with the typical Leprechaun games based in Ireland.
Play’n GO, Yggdrasil and IGT to name a few, are slots creators which have not only given you the classic style games but also have given you a few different scenarios from the norm.
Play’n GO in their small series of Leprechaun Goes slots, see the red haired lucky charm head to Ancient Egypt and to the fiery pits of Hell, two places as far away from the green hills of Ireland as you could get.
Yggdrasil and IGT on the other hand have decided to have a little more musical fun in the form of Rainbow Ryan and Shamrockers respectively.
The Rainbow Ryan slot sees an ageing rocking leprechaun try to brighten up your spins over 6 reels with Rainbow Reels syncing reels together and up to 20 free spins.
Where as IGT on the other hand have gone with a younger mixed sex rock group in more of a classic 5 reels game with stacked symbols and free spins but with a higher volatility in Shamrockers.
All of these twists take what can become an overdone theme and add something extra and unique.
Yes you get a few online slots like Irish Eyes and Irish Eyes 2 from NextGen which focus more on the distinctive red haired ladies but more often than not the character that you’re going to see pop up time and time again is the height limited leprechaun.
He’s meant to be lucky and he 99% of the time is represented in his green jacket, trousers, and top hat with lucky four leafed clover and is a he not a she. For some reason leprechauns can’t be female in these types of games?
Is it because historic folklore deems that there aren’t any and leprechauns are the spawn of fairies we are not quite sure. But it would be nice to see to break up the monotony a little.
Every slots provider has, much like the Egyptian slot theme created at least one Irish-themed slot machine. It’s like there are certain themes that they have to cover in order to make themselves one of the in crowd.
For example: NetEnt have Finn and the Swirly Spin, Microgaming has Lucky Leprechaun, Play’n GO have Leprechaun Goes Egypt and Goes to Hell, Yggdrasil have Rainbow Ryan, IGT have multiple with their MegaJackpots Isle O’Plenty slot offering a big jackpot prize.
The list literally goes on and we don’t see this popular subject slowing down anytime soon with more games in the pipeline full of gold and multi-coloured rainbows. We wouldn’t be surprised if another Rainbow Riches slot made it’s way to our screens too.
So apart from the man in green what other elements can we find in this type of game.
Clovers, gold pots, gold coins, fiddles, harps, rainbows, beer (Guinness obviously), smoking pipes, mushrooms and fairies are all common slot symbols you’ll find across the reels.
These typically represent the high paying symbols, wilds or scatters in some kind of way with the lower paying ones represented by A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9’s.
Mix in lots of gold touches around the reels, and spin buttons, along with rolling grassy hills and rainbows and you can now imagine what any typical Irish casino game looks like, even if you’ve never played on one before.
So what are the best Irish slots to play online and mobile?
Whether you’re celebrating the now worldwide famous event that is St Patricks Day on the 17th March every year, or just looking for a few hopefully lucky spins on slots, there’s plenty of choice.
We’ve already mentioned one of the most popular in the Rainbow Riches slot game, but there are a few others that are definitely worth a look and are some of the best games in our opinion.
Our favourite? Currently has to be the Lucky Leprechaun slot by Microgaming. With up to 1,000x your bet trail bonus there’s chance for some big wins and the free spins with multiplies and extra free spins just add to the thrills.
Go take a look at the rest of our list of Irish slot machines and see if there’s one that makes you feel lucky, so you don’t have to actually head to Ireland and hunt down a leprechaun of your own.