Ryder Cup Draws Traffic To Golf Themed Online Slots

September 11, 2014

The Ryder Cup golf event is to be played at the end of the month. A big event like this generates plenty of action at online casinos with promotions and bonuses. Microgaming has already announced an online slots tournament. Golf themed slot games will also start drawing traffic. This article reviews two of the best golf themed slot games at online casinos.

The Microgaming golf themed slot game, the one designated for their online tournament, is The Argyle Open. This game creates the golf environment through appropriate symbols on the reels. These symbols include The Argyle Open logo, golf professionals, trophy, boots, glove, clubs, hole and flag. The Argyle Open logo is the wild symbol. It appears stacked on reels and thus results in much larger payouts. The highlight of The Argyle Open online slot is, however, the Tournament Bonus, which is triggered by the hole scatter symbols. Your chosen player will tee off and you will be awarded a bonus depending on how far he hits the ball. The second stroke is similarly hit, but on the fairway and you will be awarded another bonus. The third stroke is taken on the putting green. Depending on how close to the hole the ball is hit, you will be awarded up to 20 free spins. All payouts in the free spins are multiplied 5 times. The free spins can be retriggered. The Argyle Open is live at all Microgaming online casinos like All Slots, Platinum Play, Roxy Palace and Golden Riviera.

The golf themed slot machine from software provider Playtech is titled Golden Tour, after the PGA Tour. The golden golf ball is the wild symbol and is also awards the largest line payout. The other thematic symbols on the reels are are boots, beer, clubs, flag and golf cart. One advantage of the Golden Tour slot machine is that symbols pay left to right and also right to left, leading to more frequent payouts. The bonus round is activated by three or more scatter symbols of the same kind appearing anywhere on the reels. You have to select three different clubs for different parts of the hole and earn bonuses depending on how you perform. The Golden Tour online slot incorporates the Playtech Dollar Ball Game. If you want to activate this feature, then you need to place the $1 side bet. The Dollar Ball Game is a lotto like game that leads to a progressive jackpot. Golden Tour is live at all Playtech online casinos like Mansion Casino and Omni Casino.

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