Some of the crossovers that happen between different areas of life can be amazing. Or maybe it is one thing inspiring another. The online gambling industry is growing rapidly all the time and casinos have a huge variety of themed games to appeal to as many people as possible.
Visit any of the popular casino sites in India and you will have a range of gaming options to choose from. It may be the more traditional fruit machines or complicated Megaways with their extraordinary amount of payout line.
But in the modern world, mash-ups happen often. Players can now easily find some online slot machine play that has been inspired by the magic of Indian cinema. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular ones from past and present:
Bollywood Story Slot
Launched back in 2015, this is a significant feature game from the major software provider NetEnt and arguably one of the biggest games to hit based on Indian Cinema. Bollywood Story’s theme is a love story based on Mumbai’s movie industry.
The simple game has nine paylines across five reels. The plot is to try and bring the two lovers, the protagonists of the game together. Floating Wilds crop up throughout the play as well, turning regular symbols into wilds.
Bollywood Nights Slots
This fun and interactive progressive jackpot slots action was developed by Indi Slots. It features cinematic-style characters. The game has five reels and a massive 243 paylines. Each cell in the game features a particular character, and the goal is to get them lined up for a winning payout. There are Wild Reels that appear throughout the spins, and there is a 10x multiplier to boost the payout.
Very similar to the above game, Bollywood Stars slots feature celebrities on the reels. There are 30 lines on the game for payouts across the five reels. There is a multiplier and plenty of chances to land some bonus spins as well. Wild symbol cards can appear on the reels too, and they can spread across the lines.
Another popular slot game that taps into Indian movie culture is Bollywood Bonanza from 888 Holdings, released in 2013. It is a 25-payline video slot featuring five reels, and it's a very bright and exciting game where characters can be lined up alongside wilds.
The theme is unashamedly a nod towards the cinema with popcorn and movie tickets adorning the graphics in the game. The real big wins come from the Bollywood Bonanza Symbol.
Released in 2020 by Swintt, Bollywood Billions boasts 1024 pay lines. These are big reels where players try to hit the high-pay symbols, which are characters. A golden elephant scatter can boost returns and the regular wild appears on two of the four reels. It’s a huge bonus game where free games can be won and there are multipliers up to 8x as well.
Launched in 2017 by developer Signa Gaming The Bollywood Party pay-table sees players targeting certain characters for big payouts. The big bonus in the game is the Bollywood Dance Streak bonus where the characters come to life and dance to a different position on their reel. Dances can also retrigger and what is more Bollywood than a big dance scene out of the blue? Bollywood Party has 5 reels and 10 players with a scatter symbol.
Traditional Indian Games
Not all players lean towards big video slots action. Sometimes, a nod to more traditional Indian games is preferred and worth mentioning because these games can be found as RNG (random number generator) as well as live dealer games.
Andar Bahar - The classic card game is hugely popular, and it’s a simple game of chance where players try and match the Joker card.
Teen Patti - The popular Indian game of Flush is a three-game feature of casinos in which the player takes on the dealer. Get the best poker hand from those three cards to score a win over the dealer. Automated versions of Teen Patti can be found.
Jhandi Munda - There are different versions of the dice game, Jhandi Munda, but primarily the bettor places a wager on a particular symbol and then rolls to try and get as many of those symbols as possible.
Where Bollywood and Gambling Meet
With the presence of so much online gambling variety, ranging from franchise-themed slot machines based on famous movies and video games, it’s no surprise that we get to see the world of Bollywood crossing over into the gaming picture.
It makes sense that Bollywood has inspired some casino games. There is a lot of appeal as Bollywood is extremely vibrant. It’s visually stunning, blending rich tapestries of music, lights and colours, and that almost is the ideal set-up for casino slots games.
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