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Summer arrives this month in Kingston. 30+ degree weather, crazy humidity, and the urge to get outside.
Of course, with the current lockdown rules in effect, one thing we don’t get to do is travel to the air-conditioned casino in Gananoque for a few hours to play some slot machines.
Visiting the Shorelines Casino is always a great break from the heat and sunshine. Thankfully most online casinos allow you to play on your mobile device or tablet. That means you can head outside to the front porch or the back yard, bring up your favourite online casino, and take a break from the heat inside your house for a few hours.
As you are out there enjoying Summer, you might as well play a few Summer themed slot machines. There are a big variety of online slot games out there, and I wanted to highlight just a few of them.
Sam On The Beach Slot: The character Sam the troll is someone you may know from previous slot games. In this one, Sam has taken his family on an adventure to the Caribbean. It features everything you want from a slot game such as Respins, Sticky Multipliers, Wild Symbols and Free Spins.
It’s a 5 reel slot with 243 different ways to win and has colourful Caribbean-style graphics that make the game perfect for playing while sipping on a fresh Daiquiri.
Spinions Beach Party: This 5 reel game that offers 25 paylines will look familiar – the characters look just like the minions. It’s offered by the software provider Quickspin, and has a fixed jackpot to it. Symbols include various tropical drinks and fruits you associate with Summer, such as watermelon and pineapple.
Summer Party Slot: The Summer Party Slot, created by Octopus Gaming, is a great Summer-themed slot machine. Symbols for this slot machine are all related to a tiki bar with girls, guys, and bartenders on the reels.
The entire slot machine has that tiki bar feel to it and it is a very vibrant and fun slot machine. It also offers Summer themed music that you are able to turn off – and that may be for the best as it does get slightly annoying after a while.
The bonus game for Summer Party is a fun one involving picking ingredients to make a drink, and the bartender makes the drink and then gives you random winnings based on that.
The Tipsy Tourist Slot: Another fun slot machine involving a Summer vacation. This one is by Betsoft Gaming, which is a great slot provider. Graphical features of The Tipsy Tourist include Beach Balls, Drinking Cups and Palm Trees.
This slot machine is generally a bit more adult-orientated with the bonus game actually involving drinking. The Tipsy Tourist Slot also offers the ability to play the “Double Up” bonus game when you win.
The Tipsy Tourist also offers one of my favourite features which is a Sticky Wild which occurs during the free spin feature and can result in some big winnings if that shows up.
Summertime Slot: This is a relatively new slot machine by Microgaming. It’s primarily fruit-themed, with the Beach symbol which represents the Scatter. The bonus game offered is a Free Spin bonus game. What it lacks in graphics and visuals it makes up for in features – with the ability to stack Free Spin bonus games on top of each other.
This is a good time to start preparing for the Summer and finding Summer themed slots that you enjoy. If you look at the CBC outline of the 3 step plan, casinos aren’t even mentioned as part of the Ontario re-opening.
What that means is being able to go to Shorelines Casino is not something you should be planning on anytime soon; so get your Summer slot action on by trying out some of the slot machines mentioned above.
If you get tired of the slot machines, then another great activity is playing a mobile game such as Pokemon Go. Our Pokemon Go Kingston guide lists some of the best places in town to play Pokemon Go.
If you’re the owner of an assistant device such as a Pokemon Go Plus or a Gotcha, you can even play those online slots while catching Pokemon. Best of both worlds!
Either way – stay safe, wear that sunblock, and make the most out of your Summer!