A lot has happened in the Canadian gambling scene over the past week, and we’ve scanned over the latest events and trimmed down all the fluff to present you with our weekly news digest, packed full of impactful and entertaining news.
Games Global Unleashes Thunderstruck Stormchaser
Major iGaming corporation, Games Global, has announced the release of its new Nordic-themed slot, Thunderstruck Stormchaser, created in partnership with Stormcraft Studios. Harness the power of the god of thunder as you come face-to-face with Thyra, the goddess of wild storms.
The 5x4 reel game packs a serious visual punch with breathtakingly realistic images of the deities, mythical creatures and the spectacle of Asgard.
The Rolling Reels mechanic removes winning symbol combos from the grid and drops new symbols in their place, and multiplier symbols worth up to 20x can randomly appear on the grid.
Land three or more Mjölnir scatters to launch the bonus wheel, which can award you with as many as 25 free spins and a starting multiplier of up to 12x. The game transports you to the mystical realm of Svartalfheim where extra multipliers appear to boost your winnings. When extra scatters appear they award Wildspin tokens that you can collect to gain additional spins after the feature ends.
To add to the experience, you can also select from one of four rocking soundtracks to accompany you as you spin your way to winning.
Pragmatic Play’s Winning Goals
Pragmatic Play has begun its warm-ups for the 2022 Qatar World Cup with the release of Spin & Score Megaways, its new soccer-themed title.
The time has almost arrived for soccer teams from all over the world to compete for the sport’s ultimate trophy, with the first match around the corner on November 20th.
Spin & Score Megaways puts you in the thick of the action on the pitch, on a six-reel format with the Megaways mechanic randomising your ways to win up to 117,649. A packed soccer stadium forms the background for the reels where football athletes in action poses act as some of the game’s symbols. The golden ball wild symbol stands in for all regular symbols, and a giant version of the symbol can appear that turns two reels completely wild.
The game integrates a tumble mechanic where winning symbols are removed from the grid and new ones fall in their place, setting you up for a potential string of winnings.
If at least four trophy scatters symbols appear on a single spin, you will be awarded 10 free spins that you can gamble for a chance at attaining even more.
During free spins, a progressive multiplier is in effect that starts at 1x and increases with every consecutive win.
Irina Cornides, the CEO of Pragmatic Play, said,
“This game arrives as the popularity of football is at an all-time high with international tournaments on the horizon.”
Cornides also mentioned that players have the chance to unlock massive rewards when they play the new release, thanks to the game’s varied and lucrative bonus features.
$5000 surprise turns into a $5 million dream
Marlin Llido from North York had been playing the same special combination of lottery numbers for a while when the personal numerical sequence landed him a big in that he thought was much smaller at first.
“I play regular numbers comprised of significant family dates,” he said, explaining the method for his selection.
The winner recalled that it was on Thanksgiving Day when he scanned his lottery ticket with the OLG App and made an exciting discovery.
“I thought it was $5,000 and I was so happy about that. I showed it to my wife, and she pointed out that it was a $5 million win. Then we started to cry tears of joy and hugged each other — it was so unbelievable” he said, recounting how the win was much larger than he had originally thought.
Llido stated that the win would allow his family the freedom to focus on creating amazing memories.
From treat to miraculous feat
Humboldt resident Marianne Elliott confesses to occasionally buying lottery tickets as a ‘treat’, but nothing could have prepared her for what this occasional indulgence would bring.
Elliott spoke to the Western Canada Lottery (WCLC), saying that she was struck with disbelief when her $500 Grand instant ticket revealed that she had been awarded the top prize of $100 000.
“I had to look at it about five times because I was kind of in shock,” she said
The winner plans on putting her winnings to work to help with renovations and bills, while squirrelling some away in savings.
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Casino Rama’s rollercoaster of rock
2023 is going to be a huge year for Casino Rama, thanks in part to the scheduled appearances of three Canadian rock bands in a single night. Limber up for some headbanging with Headpins, Lee Aaron & Toronto, who are all on the lineup for a special performance on January 28, 2023. This is the perfect precursor to the planned event of 17 February 2023, when globally recognised Canadian band, Our Lady Peace, takes to the stage.
To get a load of this thrilling trio, get your tickets ready because the show starts at 8 pm, but doors will be open from 7. Tickets go for as low as $40, so there’s no excuse to miss the power performance of these Rock legends.
Royal Panda puts leafy greens in your pocket
Royal Panda’s new Bamboo Bonus is a new weekly promotional event that takes place from Thursdays at 20:01 EDT to Fridays at 19:59 EDT.
You could end your week with a major cash bonus by simply making a deposit by Friday before 20:00 EDT and wager it 35x within 72 hours. $150 will be instantly up for grabs for you as long as you’ve made your minimum deposit of $10 and met the wagering requirement on Casino and Live Casino games.
You will have to satisfy the requirement within 72 hours and the standard Royal Panda bonus terms and conditions apply, so make sure to check out the website.