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Top 5 Egyptian slot machines to try online for free or real money

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Simon Young

August 12th, 2021

The legends and beauty of Ancient Egypt make for perfect slot machine content: gold and treasure, incredible landscapes, pharaohs, Cleopatra, and, of course, pyramids. It’s no wonder that developers produce so many games, and players can’t get enough of them.

Here at TwinSpires Casino, we have the best Egyptian slot machines for you to enjoy. Here are the top five.

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1. Cleopatra Egyptian Slots

Cleopatra is probably the best known of the Ancient Egyptian slots. Will you fall for her famous charms as you seek your fortune along the banks of the River Nile? Set on five reels, with attractive hieroglyphic symbols, thematic music, and even the soothing voice of the woman herself, you are transported back in time.

There are 20 paylines for the usual base game fun, but for extra money, get three or more of the animated Sphinx symbols, which launch the free spins bonus round. Get 15 free spins, and all rewards are three times bigger than usual.

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2. Scarab

In Egyptian slot games, you will often see a bejeweled beetle used as a symbol. This is known as a scarab beetle, a sacred symbol in Ancient Egypt, when the locals cut gems in its shape. To you and I, a scarab beetle is a large dung beetle, and there does not seem to be anything lucky or sacred about that.

It does make for a fine slot, however, with intriguing gameplay. You play in blocks of 10 spins, and each time a scarab lands, it borders the space in gold. At the end of spin nine, all the golden squares become wilds for the 10th turn of the reels. With a little bit of luck, you can get a decent payout every 10 turns. Watch out, too, for the Pyramid Scatter symbols, which launch a free spins round.

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3. Sphinx Egyptian Slot Machines

In Sphinx from IGT, you hope to plunge deep within the pyramids to a burial chamber where big prizes lurk within the caskets. It’s a more simplistic game than the others, with nine paylines and traditional symbols like pyramids, those scarab beetles again, Tutankhamen (the wild symbol), palm trees, and more hieroglyphics.

Landing three Ancient Egyptian coin symbols send you down to the burial chamber for the bonus round, where you pick from one of five caskets containing the great and the good (perhaps not so good in all cases) of the period. Cash prizes are random.

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4. Mistress of Egypt

Yet another slot presumably based on the comely Cleopatra, who was, after all, a mistress to many, as legend would have it. Set against a gorgeous deep blue night sky, with stars twinkling above the sand dunes, the look of Mistress of Egypt is enhanced by the music and sound effects.

IGT does a good job of whisking players away to North Africa and the sands of the desert. Symbols start with the card symbols and then include the four animal gods, like Ra and Bastet. The Mistress is the highest-paying symbol that can expand on a reel. The Golden Pyramid is the wild – and these can randomly sweep onto the reels for a big win. Launch the bonus by landing the beautiful blue diamonds, rewarding you with up to 75 free spins.

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5. Valley of Fortunes

The last Egyptian slot on the list is Valley of Fortunes, a high volatility slot from High 5 Games. This is like no other slot machine. The look and sound are definitely Ancient Egyptian, but that’s where the familiarity ends. Most of the symbols on the 5x3 grid fall as jewels. Black ones have no value, but green and blue are mid-value, with red reserved for high-paying numbers. If two land, you win that value – three gets you through to the bonus game.

In the bonus, symbols tumble down a deep grid. Numbers symbols remain, and the blank black ones explode, disappear, and a new set appears. After a number of "resets," you total your win from the numbers you have bagged.

Play Egyptian Slots at TwinSpires Casino

Alongside Asian-themed slots, Egyptian slot machines are perhaps the most widely played. All the games featured in our top five in this guide are available to play right now at TwinSpires Casino. Sign up for your account, claim your welcome bonus, and head to the slots section to transport yourself back in time to the land of the Pharaohs. Good luck!