Why do People Love Egyptian Slots So Much?

cleopatra-slotsIf there’s one certainty that I’ve noticed about online slots, it’s that people love ancient Egyptian games. Some of the big Egyptian-themed slots that we’ve seen include IGT’s Cleopatra, Bovada’s A Night with Cleo, Miami Club’s Cleopatra’s Pyramid, and Drake Casino’s Cleopatra.

In fact, it seems like every online casino and slots provider offers at least one popular Egyptian-themed game. And my question has always been, why do people love these type of games?

Here are a few reasons why I wonder about this:

– Most Egyptian slots don’t seem like anything special. This isn’t to say that they’re bad, but they don’t stand out in any way.

– The themes run together, with Cleopatra and pharaoh tombs dominating the genre.

– Some of these ancient Egypt slots are among the biggest classics, although they don’t quite compare to new games that the industry offers.

Again, I’m not saying that the Egyptian-themed slots I’ve seen are terrible. But I just have trouble understanding what makes so many people play them. That said, here are a few theories I’ve developed:

1) Cleopatra is one of the most-legendary figures of all time. She’s also universal and can appeal to both men and women.

2) The story of avoiding booby traps and plundering a pharaoh’s chamber is among the most popular in Hollywood.

a-night-with-cleo-slots3) Many of these slots are simplistic, which appeals to the crowd that doesn’t want to spend 20 minutes figuring out the rules, payouts, and bonus features.

One thing that I noticed with A Night with Cleo is that it brings a new element to the table in the form of a strip bonus game. Specifically, you make choices and, when right, Cleopatra takes off a piece of clothing.

I’m not saying that this type of theme is for everybody. But it’s interesting in a genre that, for the most part, is very basic.

Basic or not, it appears that Egyptian online slots will continue to be extremely popular in the gaming world.