Things can change in the blink of an eye when it comes to the Canadian gambling landscape. Don’t worry though, because if you think you’ve missed anything of importance, we’ve got a spectacular summary of some of the most impactful stories of the week gone by.
Raise a Glass with Stakelogic
Stakelogic is back and they want to share an ice-cold tankard of German ale with you! The developer’s new game, Zicke Zacke, is named after a popular toast made in Germany and Austria when drinking with friends and reflects the slot’s festive nature.
The game’s symbols include beer steins and waitress wilds that can extend, drop, or become sticky. When the wild symbols stack up on reels 2, 3, and 4, they transform into a beer tower and activate a trio of respins.
The bonus round is triggered by landing three scatters and launches you into a pick-and-click game where you choose from available coasters to activate sticky wilds that stay locked to the reels, dropping wilds that fall one position with each spin, or expanding wilds that cover the entire reel to accompany your free spins. There is also a special collector symbol that awards you an additional 5 free spins when you manage to gather 4 of them.
Stephan van den Oetelaar, the CEO at Stakelogic, said:
“It’s that time of year when people around the world celebrate one of life’s great pleasures – beer. With Zicke Zacke, we have captured the fun and ale swigging of a beer festival and turned it into a wild slot game. This is a slot that has been filled to the brim with beer-themed features that will allow players to chug down big wins while having the time of their lives.”
Vanquish Evil with Lightning Box
Lightning Box has decided to embark on a fantastical medieval adventure, and you’re invited to ride along. The studio’s new Blood and Gold slot delivers a thrilling narrative and compelling winning chances.
The game adopts a 5×3 layout set against the backdrop of a stone fortress with sorcerers, kings, and war machines as symbols. Watch warring red and blue launch into a pitched battle where six or more scatters will activate the Battle rounds, where you get to pick a side and use the three respins you receive to emerge victorious.
At the end of every spin, the leaders of the warring kingdoms will do battle to determine your prize.
Michael Maokhamphiou, Operations Manager at Lightning Box said,
“The Battle round hinges on player choice allowing their engagement and decision to affect all elements of the bonus game. With multiple battles on offer, additional lives, and big win potential being ultimately decided by player interaction we are sure they will adore the medieval action on offer in Blood and Gold.”
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
18 friends from the Toronto area have played the lottery together for 15 years and their group effort has finally paid off.
The group claimed a massive $2,762,848.20 prize from a recent Lottario draw, giving each winner approximately $153 491 each if they split the prize evenly.
Speaking for the group, Lee Donald from Markham told the OLG that they couldn’t believe it when they realised, they had claimed the amazing win. After initially thinking something was wrong with the OLG app, Donald finally accepted their good luck
He shared that his companions all have their own plans for their shares of the winnings. Some intend to invest while others have bills to take care of.
$10 Million Ticket Seeking a Good Home
Any Ontarian that has played Lotto 6/49 recently should probably double-check their tickets because there are unclaimed prizes just waiting to be scooped up.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) advised that three people in the province have massive prizes waiting for them from the most recent draw.
One lucky Encore ticketholder in Sudbury has $100,000 coming to them, and a $1 million Guaranteed ticket, was sold in Barrie.
The coveted main jackpot, which is worth $10,600,885.60, this time around, belongs to a lucky player somewhere in Toronto, but they might not even know that they have multiple millions waiting to be claimed.
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Treasure Cove Keeps on Giving
With business back to normal in British Columbia, the province’s casinos are once again generating enough revenue to put a portion back into their surrounding communities.
According to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), Treasure Cove Casino has contributed close to $44 million in the financial year 2021-2022, to its host community of Prince George.
According to a BCLC report, for the financial year 2021-2022, the casino collected CA$40.6 million from its slot games, CA$1.1 million from live table games, and CA$2.1 million from its Bingo offerings.
The agreement between the BCLC and its casinos allows operators to receive 25% of the net proceeds from slots, 77.5% from poker and craps, 62.5% from low-limit blackjack, 40% from high-end table games, and 42.5% from any other table games.
OLG Revitalises its Lotto
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the launch of a revamped Lotto 6/49 that includes bigger prizes but still at the same ticket price.
From September 14, 2022, Ontarians will have access to an enhanced version of their beloved Lotto 6/49. Draws will still take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, however, there will now be two multi-million-dollar jackpots available from a single entry ticket. The main draw has been re-labelled as the Classic Draw and has a fixed jackpot of $5 million.
In addition, players can also play for additional prizes by matching as few as two numbers on one entry. The $1 million Guaranteed Prize Draw is now the Gold Ball Draw, which offers either a $1 million prize or an increasing award that starts at $10 million and can ascend to as high as $60 million.