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  • Published date17 June 2022
  • AuthorLisa Michaels

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New Casino Games

Wizard hits the Ice

It’s hockey season, and iGaming maverick, Wizard games has all the stick-on-puck action you could want in-store. The developer’s new game, Ice Ice Hockey, has you hit the rink where you could skate and score your way to prizes worth up to almost 18 000x your stake.

The 5x4 reel layout sits against the backdrop of a professional hockey rink, and unformed players in action poses act as symbols. Multiplier wilds can randomly appear on the reels during the base game, giving you a welcome winning boost. If you land at least three scatters, you will activate the free spins bonus round where wilds are sticky and remain locked in place for the duration of the feature.

Ice Ice Hockey is out right now, so navigate to an appropriate casino and get ready to score.

Ice Ice Hockey (base)
Hit the rink in Wizard Games' Ice Ice Hockey where you could skate and score your way to prizes worth up to almost 18 000x your stake.

Yggdrasil and 4ThePlayer go fishing

We’re officially in summer, and the fishing is good, so join Yggdrasil and 4ThePlayer as they cast their line in 4 Fantastic Fish.

This brightly coloured angling adventure is the latest product of Yggdrasil’s YG Masters program and plays out on a stretched-out 6x4 reel format with 4096 paylines. Smiling fish, cheerful crabs, and gleeful gulls rendered in charming cartoon style appear as symbols, along with an enthusiastic fisherman and his gear on partially submerged reels.

A giant squid can randomly wrap its tentacles around the game grid, moving fish symbols around to guarantee or improve a win. If you land four jackpot symbols on the sixth reel, you could claim up to 10 000x your stake in jackpot prizes, and the Respins Bonus Round delivers hold-and-win action that pays out fabulous awards.

You can play 4 Fantastic Fish at your favourite casino right now, so grab your tackle box and hook a huge win.

4 Fantastic Fish
4 Fantastic Fish is the latest product of Yggdrasil’s YG Masters program


70 million reasons to smile

What’s a better feeling than winning a $70 million Lotto Max jackpot? We don’t know either, but maybe we could ask Quebec resident Marcel Lussier, who claimed the massive prize from the draw on 7 June.

Lussier, who resides in Brossard, shared that something told him the ticket he bought was special, and when he checked the numbers online the morning after the draw, he discovered just how right he was.

According to the winner, there was nothing different about that day, other than that he had won a spectacular $70 million prize.

Lussier is an environmental engineer and plans to use his winnings to pursue some passion projects, possibly in the realm of history and genealogy. He revealed his generous side when he said that he intends to share his wealth, revealing that he is considering sending assistance to an entrepreneur in war-torn Ukraine to help them build their business.

When asked how he plans to enjoy his windfall, Lussier said he wants to take his wife on a cruise, as their last trip was shelved due to the COVID-19.

Marcel Lussier - Lotto Max Winner
Quebec resident Marcel Lussier claimed a massive $70m prize from the Lotto Max draw on 7 June.(CNW Group/Loto-Québec)

Local Casino News

SBC is Ready to Rock

SBC, an international events and media company, has announced the official dates for the 26th Canadian Gaming Summit (CGS) in 2023.

CGS will run from 13 June to 15 June at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and will attract top names from the Canadian iGaming and gambling industry as they network and showcase exciting innovations.

This is SBC’s first run at hosting the summit. The company had previously announced that it was acquiring the rights to the event from the Canadian Gaming Association and MediaEdge Communications. The deal was expected to have concluded by the end of the 2022 edition of CGS.

Rasmus Sojmark, Founder & CEO of SBC, commented on the upcoming event, saying,

“We are delighted to bring the Canadian Gaming Summit into the SBC portfolio in 2023. We are already working closely with the Canadian Gaming Association to continue to build upon what is already a great conference. The opportunities for exponential growth in what is already an exciting market are tremendous, and we look forward to continuing to help the industry develop iGaming and sports betting in Canada.”

Canadian Gaming Summit 2023
The 26th Canadian Gaming Summit will run from 13 June to 15 June 2023 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Casumo Comes to Ontario

Ontarians have seen their online gambling choices go from a small selection of provincially approved content to a massive influx of casino operators and iGaming developers from across the globe.

Casumo is the latest online casino to plant its flag in the freshly regulated iGaming market. The Malta-based online casino and sportsbook secured an operating license through its parent company, Pret Play and is certified to operate in the province until 7 June 2023. Casumo joins a flurry of recent additions to Ontario’s iGaming space, including major names like 888, LeoVegas, Bwin, Bet365, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, Betway, DraftKings, BetVictor, and PointsBet.

Casumo Games
Casumo is the latest online casino to plant its flag in the freshly regulated iGaming market.

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