Time waits for no one and the past week is mostly a blur for most of us. We’re here to clear things up with a handy digest of the best of the last week’s happenings in the Canadian gambling scene.
Relax shifts into high gear
Relax Gaming is taking to the streets for some high-octane action in its brand-new online slot, Hot Rod Racers. This title boasts high volatility to match its fast-paced action, with up to 25 000x up for grabs if you can take pole position. The game’s symbols include some seriously tuned-up classic cars, with the 4x5 reel set encased in gleaming chrome.
When Wheelspin wild symbols land on reels 2 to 5, they can transform all high-paying car symbols into wild symbols, with an additional +1 multiplier attached. Claim 10 free spins when scatter symbols land on reels 2, 3 and 4, where any Wheelspin Wilds that appear will be locked in place and activate their feature on every single spin, which builds up your potential to claim massive prizes.
We haven’t spoken about Nitro Wilds that land on reels 1 and 5 yet. When these appear on the same spin as scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4, you will activate the Super Free Spins round. Here, Wheelspin Wilds that land during the feature are again locked in place and any symbol that is converted by the Wheelspin Wild receives a +1 multiplier that can increase to up to 5x.
Simon Hammon, the CEO at Relax Gaming, said,
“This high-octane slot release is guaranteed to bring joy to even the tamest Sunday drivers! We’ve really put the gas down with this one, and we’re extremely confident that Hot Rod Racers is going to be a huge hit with players, and we can’t wait to see those daring drivers cross-take to the track. Offering everything we’ve made our slots famous for with super-high volatility as well as an impressive 25,000x multiplier for player bets, this one will no doubt be a huge hit.”
Iron Dog Studio sails for treasure
Iron Dog Studio promises a swashbuckling good time in its new pirate themes slot escapade, Rum & Raiders, a game that integrates a popular Hold and Win feature and offers a top possible prize of 25 000x your stake.
The 5-reel game includes all the classic imagery you would come to expect from a buccaneer-based property The ornately decorated reels sit atop an image of a magnificent sailing ship and a lineup of sabre-rattling seafaring scallywags are the game’s high-value symbols, along with the captain’s parrot.
The Broadside bonus feature activates with the appearance of two scatters on the reels, lining up barrels and exploding them with cannon fire to reveal multiplier prizes. Land 3 scatters to activate Hold and Win, which will reward you with 3 respins that reset whenever you land a new multiplier or character multiplier symbol. Captain symbols, Parrot symbols, 1st Mate symbols, Shooter symbols, and Grog Boy symbols come with special modifiers during this feature. These modifiers can double the value of all symbols in view, collect the value of other symbols, and increase your multiplier.
Matt Whittington from 1X2 Network said,
“Evolving upon the ever-growing arsenal of Iron Dog Studio’s Hold and Win games, Rum and Raiders comes aboard with a whole roster of pirates to help you Hold and Win the gold on a re-spin. One new feature I’m excited to see players enjoy is Rum and Raiders’ bonus round: Broadside, where they’ll plunder enemy ships for plenty of loot.”
Lotto Max split creates a happy duo
Craig Murray and Shauna Budden from northern Alberta make a cute couple, especially with the smiles on their faces knowing they are the lucky winners of a massive lottery win. The lucky pair were both struck by disbelief when their Lotto Max numbers landed them a tidy sum of $500,000 each.
With their ticket matching all seven winning numbers for one of the Maxmillions prizes drawn on October 18, they get to split the million-dollar prize down the middle.
Murray discovered their good fortune the morning after the draw.
“I was sitting in the parking lot at work enjoying my coffee,” he told the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC). “The car in front of me had its lights on, so I pulled down the visor to block the light, and then our tickets fell onto my lap,” he said.
At this point, Murray decided to check his tickets using the Lotto Spot app.
Murray recalled thinking that this couldn’t be real before taking a photo and sending it to Budden.
“He called me and said, ’did you see the text I sent you? I said, ‘This isn’t real… this can’t be real,’” she recollected.
When asked about their plans for the unexpected windfall, Murray answered,
“We are going to invest some of it, pay off bills, and then we want to spend the rest on fun things.”
Homesick lottery winner gets his wish
93-year-old Richard Prest from BC had to have a cashier check his ticket a couple of times over before he could accept his good fortune.
Prest had just found out that he had won $500,000 playing the Extra for the October 28 Lotto Max draw and he wanted to make double sure that this was true. After taking it all in, he contacted his cousin in Ontario to share the good news.
The lucky winner is happy that he will get the chance to travel to Winnipeg for Christmas so that he can spend some quality time with his kids. This prize is particularly poignant for him as he has been yearning to return to Florida, where he lived for 25 years, and now this is more than just possible.
“It’s a big relief. I can have some golden years and it will allow me to do some of the things I’ve always wanted,” he said.
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Claim the lion’s share with LeoVegas
LeoVegas is currently in Week 3 of its Fall Festival with up to 90 free spins up for grabs every day. This is Megaways week and all you need to do to take part is deposit the required amount and meet the wagering requirement. Grab your spins to claim huge prizes from Madame Destiny Megaways, Buffalo King Megaways and Extra Chilli.
Get in on the action by visiting your ‘My Offers’ page every day. The current promotion will end on Sunday the 20th of November 2022, so there’s still plenty of time to get your shots in. Activate your offer and make a deposit, the value of which will determine your prize.
Once you meet the wagering requirements the free spins will be added to your account. Naturally, only real money bets count towards this promotion, and you must activate your deposit card within 24 hours of it being credited to your account.
Deposit between $25 and $49.99 and wager $250 for 40 spins. Depositing between $50 and $99.99, and wagering $500 gets you 80 free spins. Go big and deposit between $100 and $199.99, while wagering $1000 to receive 50 free spins. All free spins have a value of $0.20 and there will be one available game of the day for you to play.
Piano man to make a second splash
Global musical megastar, Billy Joel and his band helped launch the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) Stage at Canada’s Fallsview Casino on October 29, and now the ensemble is back for an encore performance scheduled for Feb. 25, 2023.
Joel, who holds the record for the most performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden, is a major drawcard and is likely to pack the venue with adoring fans.
Fallsview Casino’s state-of-the-art, 5,000-seat entertainment centre plans on bringing even more famous music acts for lucky locals to enjoy in the years to come.
The OLG Stage was originally supposed to have its opening in 202, with Brad Paisley as its introductory act, but the pandemic threw cold water on those ambitions. Thankfully the worst is over, and Niagara Falls has reason to celebrate as they wait for more big names to be announced on the entertainment roster.