An official slot game is based on a branded product or event, such as a popular board game or a sporting event. One of the most popular branded slot games is Monopoly, and there are several varieties available. Other official slots are based on big-name athletes and sporting events. For example, Play ‘n GO has a slot dedicated to professional skateboarder Nyjah Huston. Another example is Yggdrasil Gaming’s slot based on the action sports event Nitro Circus. Other developers have created slot games based on the board game Subbuteo, or Cirque du Soleil.
A slot with a brand name has image rights that slot providers pay to the brand owner. For example, Playtech has to pay a certain percentage of its profits to Warner Bros. These licensing fees can reduce the RTP (return to player) of a slot, which means it will pay out less to players.