The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be held in Qatar from November 20 through December 18. In its 22nd edition, the competition will be played for the first time in the Arab region.
With it having the highest average FIFA rating of any group and controversies resulting from the political antagonism between Iran and the United States and the United Kingdom, Group B is generally considered the “group of death” for the event.
The final three qualifying berths were completed by Wales, Australia, and Costa Rica, bringing the total to 32 teams for the final time before the tournament in the United States, Mexico, and Canada in 2026 expands to 48 teams.
As excitement builds for the action on the pitch, we should see some new gaming and real-money gaming options materializing soon.
The beautiful game
The 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup are both replicated in EA Sports’ FIFA 23 World Cup game modes. FIFA 23 will be the final game in the EA Sports FIFA series and so there is some doubt as to what games will be available to replicate the next World Cup.
In terms of mobile games, Score Hero does have a national team mode but isn’t specifically linked to the Qatar World Cup, as FIFA is not an official partner.
With the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup being such a huge event worldwide, there seems little doubt that developers of slots and games won’t try to capitalize by producing some football-themed creations.
For those that can’t wait, there are a few football-themed games already on the market and available to play now.
Football Cash Pots
Kicking us off is the timeless and well-known Football Cash Pots slot from Inspired Gaming. The gameplay is solid, but a little basic for a five-reel slot machine, with the bonus free spins the main feature to draw in punters.
Anyone that’s played the lucky-Irish-themed slot Rainbow Cash Pots will find this one familiar. The symbols are bright and fun, with some decent sound effects, making it feel like you’re attending a football match. Overall, the features don’t really build on the football theme, but it’s still a solid option for football fans.
Football Mania Deluxe
Wazdan made this fantastic slot, which draws players even if they aren’t enormous football fans because of the unique bonuses and features.
The setting is established with a pleasant background featuring animated football fans waving different flags to indicate their support, however, the sound effects are an element that let this game down.
The pitch’s reels are arranged in a 3 x 3 grid. Each of the icons found on the reels depicts a different football-related event, such as a tackle or a referee blowing his whistle. The Football Bonus Matrix Table and the Football Lottery are easy for newcomers to understand and the gameplay is enjoyable.
Playtech Live Football Roulette
Developers, Playtech, relaunched this one as part of their sports-themed Let’s Play studio and it plays just like a classic European roulette game, but with football features.
While the live croupier conducts the roulette action, they also provide live commentary of football matches taking place while also streaming news about significant football events across the world. Key game moments and Statscore match statistics will be shown on a touch-controlled video wall, enhancing the immersive experience for players.
The game itself also features a Goal Side Bet option which could provide significant multipliers and more excitement.
Three great games for football fans and some options that will certainly prove popular when the goals start to go in in Qatar. While these games remain popular, they are a little old now and it will be interesting to see what new football-based casino options emerge in the next few weeks.Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.