One of the world’s favourite celebrations, St Patrick’s Day is a absolutely huge party in almost every corner of the world.
But we’re here to give you the inside scoop. He actually was never made an official saint, even though he does appear on some lists of saints in churches. And the name Patrick? Nope, that’s not his name. He’s actually Maewyn Succat and he was a Welsh slave who was taken to Ireland and was put in jail several times in the Emerald Isle. And no, he also didn’t run all the snakes out of Ireland. There were never any snakes in Ireland in the first place!
Enough of the history of St Patrick’s Day and more about slots. They might not exactly be a true reflection of 21st century Irish life (or let’s be honest, real Irish life in any century), but it sure is a lot of fun to play Irish-themed slots. They’ve been one of the most popular types of slots since online casinos began. And the run-up to St Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to fire up these bad boys and get in the mood.
Although almost every single online casino offers a selection of Irish-themed games, one of the best ranges can be found at Coral Casino. Plus if you sign up using this handy guide (and your mobile device), you get £10 free. No deposit required. Happy days.
We’ve whittled down a dozen Irish-themed games on Coral to come up with our absolute favourite. Happy St Patrick’s Day and, most importantly, we wish you all the luck of the Irish!
Rainbow Riches Pick ‘N’ Mix
A sequel to the wildly popular Rainbow Riches slot, Rainbow Riches Pick ‘N’ Mix is even better than the original, in our humble opinion.
Should you play this game? If you’re a fan of bonus rounds, absolutely! Who in their right mind isn’t?
There are 5 reels and 20 fixed paylines in this slot, with a familiar gold frame and the backdrop of relaxing Irish landscape.
The real selling point of this game is the fact that you pick your bonus features at the start of the game. There are five to choose from and you can select up to three. And if you change your mind mid-play, you can always hit ‘Reset Bonus’ and choose a different selection.
You trigger the bonus rounds by getting three or four bonus symbols (there are different ones for each bonus round), and here’s what happens when you do get to play each bonus round:
|Bonus Feature||Symbol||Triggered by||Game play|
|Road to Riches||Winking leprechaun||Three or four symbols||Spin the wheel to add multipliers|
|Pots of Gold||Pot of gold||Three or four symbols||A randomly chosen pot of gold reveals your multiplier|
|Free Spins||Free spins||Three, four or five symbols||Up to 30 free spins, with a stacked Free Spins symbol acting as an extra wild throughout your free spins|
|Cash Crop||Leprechaun with rainbow background||Three or four symbols||50 spinning coins reveal prizes and multipliers, with the option to repeat the process up to three times|
|Magic toadstool||Toadstool||Three or four symbols||Choose three toadstools from a selection of 24 to reveal multipliers, prizes and extra picks|
There’s also the option to play Big Bet games on this slot. Increasing your chances to play the bonus rounds, and of course upping the amount you can win, this is a good idea if you really feel like you have the luck of the Irish.