When you think of sports, you usually don’t envision someone sitting in front of a computer for hours. However, thanks to virtual sports-themed pokies, now couch potatoes can get onto the pitch, as well.

Rival Gaming has released a number of sports pokies over the years. In the list below, I’ve detailed my top options. Give them a try and then share your favourites.

Finding These Games

The pokies on this list can be found at any online casino carrying titles from Rival Gaming. There are numerous options available for Aussie punters, but my picks include Tangiers Casino, Ignition Casino, and Rich Casino. I suggest trying them all before deciding on a favourite.

Hole in Won

This 5-reel, 15-payline pokie focuses on the sport of golf. While the graphics can’t compare to more modern releases, fans of the game should still be pleased.

Wagers range from $0.01 to $75 per spin. The most lucrative icon is the 1 symbol, as five of these are worth 750x your line wager.

Keep an eye out for the Wild Eagle symbols. These are expanding wilds, and they’ll show up on the second through fourth reels.

Three to five scatters activate the bonus round. Here, you’ll play one of nine available holes. You get to line up the show and determine the power of your swing. The better your score, the more prize money you’ll take home.

Heavyweight Gold

On one hand, this boxing pokie is a standard virtual slot. On the other hand, certain elements bleed over into the realm of skill-based gaming.

You can wager anywhere from $0.01 to $50 on 20 paylines. Standard symbols include first-aid kits, boxers, and championship belts. The boxing glove icon is especially notable, as it’s both wild and expanding.

The ring girl symbol is also a standout. Three of these award 10 free spins, while four result in 20 spins. Getting five ring girl symbols is preferred, as it awards a whopping 100 free spins. In all cases, wins during this phase are tripled.

Despite all this, my favourite part of the game remains the Knock Out Bonus Round. You’ll come up against a group of contenders, and you’ll have to defeat them on your way to the title.

The first opponent is named Chicken-Legs Cedric. In order to fight him, you’ll have to get three Cedric icons on the reels. Once this happens, you’ll have the opportunity to dodge and punch on the road to victory. When you manage to win, you’ll later face opposition such as Mohican Marvin and Texas Tommy.

Pigskin Payout pokie from Rival Gaming

Pigskin Payout

This 20-payline pokie focuses on American football. The symbols range from mascots and cheerleaders to quarterbacks and defensive lineman. Spins cost as little as $0.01, and wins pay up to 7500 coins (depending on your wager).

The cheerleader symbol is wild, and all such wins are automatically doubled. The stadium icon is the scatter, and it awards anywhere from 5 to 25 free spins. All prizes are tripled during this phase, and the Can’t Lose Free Spins greatly enhance your chances of winning.

Aussie Rules

This Australian rules football game has 450 possible wagers, with a minimum of $0.01 and a maximum of $75. The graphics are basic, with symbols including whistles, jerseys, boots, water bottles, and more.

The water bottle icon is the scatter, and anywhere from three to five of these triggers the free spin bonus. The smallest number of free spins is 10, while five symbols award 100 spins with triple payouts.

True fans of the game should watch for the Bonus Football symbol. When this appears, you’ll get to kick the virtual ball between the uprights in order to win additional prizes.

Hole in Won: The Back 9

This is the sequel to Rival’s popular Hole in Won virtual pokie. The theme here is golf, as you likely surmised from the title.

The game has 15 paylines, with wagers ranging from $0.01 to $75 per spin. The most valuable symbol is the trophy, and getting five of these pays 750x your line wager. Along the way, expanding wild flagsticks should help improve your game.

The bonus round is triggered by three or more scatter symbols. Each time you reach the bonus, you’ll play one hole of the back nine. The better your score, the more coins you’ll win. Once all holes have been completed on the par 21, you’ll receive another payout based on your overall performance.

Fast Lane

Get ready to hit the asphalt in this 50-payline racing game. You can wager from one to five coins per line, with the value of each ranging from $0.01 to $0.25.

The symbols are what you’d expect from a racing game. These include checkered flags, helmets, tires, trophies, and even a lovely female fan.

The three car symbols are especially notable. The Blue 83 car awards up to 20 free spins. The Green 34 car is an expanding wild on reels one, three, and five. Finally, there’s the Red 29 car, which serves as the game’s jackpot symbol (and pays up to 8,888 coins).

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