Since the 1990s, reality TV and game shows have been immensely popular in many countries across the globe. Most significantly, these shows have substantially influenced the wider culture. There are many reality shows that still enjoy a healthy fan base, despite being off the air for many years.
Experts believe that a lot of reasons led to the rise of reality TV. Relatability, variety, and the desire to ‘people watch’ are just a few. Moreover, these shows gave the opportunity for many people to showcase their talents, which further captured the imagination of audiences. This popularity has spilled over into the realm of iGaming as well. More and more online casino games are now being developed with the theme of reality TV shows. We will explore the popular games below.
Britain’s Got Talent
This is perhaps one of the most popular reality shows in Britain, and is also immensely popular in many other countries. The appeal is possibly that one could go beyond the ‘traditional’ talents of singing and dancing to showcase other talents too. Many online casino games have been created around this TV show, for instance, the game of Slingo Britain’s Got Talent is a combination of the best of bingo and slots, along with everyone’s beloved reality TV show.
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Deal or No Deal
This popular game show contains similar main elements to a casino game: luck and potential prizes. That’s how it became an obvious choice for developers of online casino games. They have created tons of games that use the theme of Deal or No Deal.
The games can be played live, much like the TV show itself. The increasing popularity of live game shows on casino sites reflects the television audience’s love of participation.
Wheel of Fortune
This TV game show has inspired many slot games for land-based as well as online casinos. It was on TV for almost four decades, which is an ode to its massive popularity. It is a given that any casino game developed with the Wheel of Fortune is sure to be a big hit.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Well into its 38th season, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire provides the theme for many online slot games. This TV show is not just popular in Britain, but all its versions in various other countries have also gained much popularity.
In today’s day and age, iGaming is as big a source of entertainment as reality TV shows. With endless games and websites to choose from and with the provision of making as big or as small a deposit as one would like, iGaming has become a go-to pastime for many.
The popularity of reality shows has not taken a hit at all and they will continue to inspire developers to come up with new games. To add to the experience (and hopefully your bank savings too!), game developers take inspiration and ideas from stuff you already like. This is a sure-shot way to get new customers and keep them coming for more. The presence of themed casino games adds to the immersive and engaging experience that might otherwise be missing from an online casino when compared to a land-based one.