Slots have become an integral part of the online gambling machine that’s worth an estimated $51.96 billion each year globally. Crime-themed slots are amongst the most popular, so we’ve decided to list our 10 favourite titles to hit casinos online.
After Night Falls (Betsoft Gaming)
We start this list with one of the classics from Betsoft Gaming. After Night Falls is a 5-reel, 3-payline slot that focuses on the French Detective Rousseau. Players must take on the role of the sleuth to hunt down a sneaky thief. The stunning 3D graphics make this one of the most attractive slots to have hit the market recently. Free spins with a 10x multiplier can be triggered, and there are also re-spins up for grabs through the Magnifying Glass Bonus feature. Players can even become the thief character to win more prizes and find evidence to solve the case and win the big prize.
Black Widow (IGT)
If you were expecting to see one of the greatest online slots of all-time making this list then you won’t be disappointed. Renowned slots developer IGT released this 5-reel, 40-payline slot based on the classic 1987 Hollywood thriller starring Debra Winger and Dennis Hopper. Wealthy middle class men should watch out as the black widow prowls the reels. Even if you’re not wealthy there’s still plenty to be wary of, because this game will suck the hours out of your day. Free spins and multipliers can help trigger some big wins. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
European slots developer Novomatic might not have the best reputation for visually spectacular slots, and Chicago is a fairly typical example. The title image of a grim-looking, cigar-smoking gangster not looking too amused is hardly the eye-catching promo potential players look for in a slot. Still, look past the unappealing graphics and there is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot that offers fun and frenzied action. You can win 500x your bet on the Wilds in the base game. There is also a bottle shooting bonus feature that can trigger 12 free spins with a 10x multiplier.
Basic Instinct (iSoftBet)
Hit Hollywood movie Basic Instinct was well-received by movie critics when it was released back in 1992. Suspended police detective Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) investigates a murder, with seductive crime novelist Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) at the centre of the investigation. Stone increased her A-list stock value with that leg crossing scene. Slots developer iSoftBet drew inspiration from the movie for this 5-reel, 243 ways-to-win slot, where you can hit Stacked Wilds, trigger a Special Drop feature to win prizes, and activate the 38 free spins with a potential 80x multiplier.
The Slotfather (Betsoft Gaming)
The second Betsoft Gaming title to make the list offers a simplistic pun on Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 classic The Godfather. The Slotfather delivers 5-reels and 30-paylines of intense action, with the Italian-American mafia and illegitimate business practices very much at its heart. 20 free spins and a 20x mob multiplier can trigger some awesome payouts. The bonus features give the slot more depth than most.
Cop the Lot (Blueprint Gaming)
What could be more appealing than a crime-themed slot that actually offers you the chance to win $1 million? Nothing! Blueprint Gaming bring their best to Cop The Lot, with animated graphics that add a degree of humour to proceedings. The 5-reels and 20-paylines ensure exciting gameplay. Multipliers, Dynamite Wilds, and free spins can be triggered during the spins. It’s also a game that boasts a Millionaire’s Row bonus feature, where you can win 500x your line bet. This feels like daylight robbery.
Bust the Bank (Microgaming)
As one of the biggest names on the slots developer scene, Microgaming has released some vintage titles over the years, although it’s also launched some duff slots. Luckily, the robbery themed Bust The Bank doesn’t let you down in the entertainment stakes. The developer has had other successes with Break Da Bank and Break Da Bank Again, so this is familiar territory. It is a 5-reel, 243 ways-to-win slot with potential winnings up to $15,000, so there’s plenty on offer. The background music on this slot is a particular highlight, sounding like it’s borrowed straight from The Pink Panther.
Jack Hammer (NetEnt)
Another all-time classic enters this list with Scandinavian slots developer NetEnt’s superb release Jack Hammer. The 5-reel, 25-payline slot proved so successful with players that it inspired the sequel Jack Hammer 2: Fishy Business. The chance to win 30 free spins and a 3x multiplier is only scratching the surface of this noir detective themed game. The Sticky Wins feature that can be triggered during the free spins can really up the ante and keep you glued to the reels for far longer than is healthy.
Bank Bandit (NuWorks Gaming)
Bank Bandit by developer NuWorks Gaming is your archetypal crime-themed online slot. The symbols include a stereotypical bank robber, bank clerk, bank vault, policeman, and bags of cash. It has two main bonus features in the Vault Bonus and Robber Bonus. The latter of these is the far more lucrative for you, as there’s the opportunity to trigger an initial 20 free spins and a 4x multiplier. The progressive jackpot up for grabs is also a huge incentive to play this game.
Crime Pays (WMS)
One of the biggest names in the online slots platform is WMS Gaming, and their release of this Crime Pays slot, complete with 5-reels and 50-paylines, is high octane gaming at its best. $50,000 can be won playing on these reels, where you’re tasked with hunting down the criminal mastermind who killed your brother. The free spins and 30x multiplier adds more excitement to proceedings, but this game comes into its own with a storyline that wouldn’t look out of place in a HBO TV show or a computer game.