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Geofencing, in-house innovation and some great wins

  • Published date27 June 2022  
  • AuthorLisa Michaels

As Canadians celebrate a sunny and stormy summer, things are always heating up on the gambling news front. Luckily for you, we're here with a compelling summary of the past week's events to keep you informed, excited, and entertained.

New Casino Games

Patrol with Pragmatic

Pragmatic Play has ventured into the gritty world of law enforcement with the release of its new title, Cash Patrol. You're on the side of courageous cops as they hunt down creepy crooks and the spoils of their crimes. The game's humorous take on crime-fighting includes doughnut card royals, cartoon-style characters and a 5x3 game grid, sporting siren lights. The symbols include law enforcement gear like handcuffs and police cars, along with ill-gotten cash and police badges.

The slot's Money Collect feature kicks in when money symbols on reels 1 to 4 and collect symbols on reel 5 appear on the same spin. Depending on the collect symbol type, you could simply collect the values of the money symbols in view, boost the money symbol values, get multiplied prizes, trigger expanding money symbols, or trigger lucrative respins.

You can trigger free spins with 3 siren scatters, and while the feature is running, money symbol values are stored in a bonus pot. On the final spin of the bonus round, the first four reels merge into one and if a money symbol appears in this space, and on the fifth reel, the amount in the pot is added to your win total. Wins worth over 10 000x are waiting for you if you're ready to slip into the sleeves of the long arm of the law.

Cash Patrol Slot
Team up with courageous cops as they hunt down creepy crooks and the spoils of their crimes in Pragmatic Play's Cash Patrol.

Greentube's Prairie Potential

You don't need to leave your home to experience the majestic beasts who roam North America's wild expanses when you've got Greentube at your fingertips. The iGaming division of NOVOMATIC recently released the wildlife-themed title, Diamond Link: Mighty Buffalo, where you can stampede your way to huge wins.

The 5-reel, 25 payline title depicts imposing buffalo grazing and enjoying a watering hole in the background while the beasts also feature as symbols, alongside ferocious eagles, cougars, bears, and coyotes. Gold coin symbols can transform into any other symbol, and wilds do their job substituting for all pay symbols.

The most exciting symbols are the diamonds that appear bearing cash values and activate the Diamond Link feature when at least six appear on the reels. This will trigger three respins that are reset every time you land another diamond which can also award you one of the progressive jackpot prizes. The most valuable of these, the Grand jackpot, starts at 1000x your bet and is only awarded if you fill all fifteen reel positions with diamonds. There are also special modifiers you can activate as you play the bonus round. Giant symbols and multiplier wilds are on hand to boost your winning potential.

Steve Cross, the Director of Games Development and Operations at Greentube, praised the success of the developer's Diamond Link series and spoke enthusiastically about the new addition, saying,

"The buffalo theme is a tried and tested hit with players and with this title we bring visually appealing gameplay and a full range of existing elements and improved features that are sure to be popular around the world.".

Diamond Link: Mighty Buffalo
Diamond Link: Mighty buffalo, where you can stampede your way to huge wins.


New Millionaire Plans to Hit the Road

Beau Williams from Victoria, B.C., never truly expected his innocuous Lotto Max ticket purchase would change his life, but it surely did. Williams was struck with disbelief when he handed his ticket in to be checked at a local supermarket.

Williams had won $1 million from the June 7 Lotto Max draw and in a recent interview, he laid out a long-overdue goal he intended to fulfil.

"I've always wanted to do a road trip across Canada. A couple years ago, my girlfriend and I were going to drive across the country and then COVID hit," he shared.

Beau Williams LottoMax Winner
LottoMax Winner Beau Williams from Victoria, B.C. has always wanted to do a road trip across Canada

Local Casino News

888 Goes Fishing With In-House Innovation

Leading global online betting and gaming brand 888 has announced the launch of the newest content to emerge from its Section8 in-house iGaming development studio. The freshly produced, angling-themed titles are named Holy Mackerel Fishy Business and Holy Mackerel Extreme Fishing.

Both games can only be accessed via 888casino and are fully optimised to suit the display of whatever device and platform you are using. The new titles feature equally compelling progressive jackpots and are Section8's first foray into the fishing theme. The games boast a combined daily threshold in excess of $1 million and have already paid out 13 daily jackpots worth over $180 000 since their launch.

The biggest difference between the two new games is volatility, so you will find vastly different gaming experiences depending on which one you choose.

Talya Benyamini, the VP of B2C at 888, said,

"These breakthrough slots for 888casino are already ranking high within our slots ranking, more specifically to the fish theme games. In less than a week since its launch, Holy Mackerel has become the second biggest franchise in the fish category. We look forward to breaking more frontiers in the gaming world by producing elite games for the ultimate gaming experience."

Holy Mackerel Fishy Business
New 888casino slots Holy Mackerel Fishy Business and Holy Mackerel Extreme Fishing can only be accessed via 888casino.

Ontario's Invisible Wall

With the introduction of its regulated iGaming market still a fresh memory, Ontario is getting down to the business of ensuring that it remains a safe and fair space to play, and this is where Geofencing comes in.

Geofencing is the installation of a virtual perimeter for a real-world geographic area. Ontario's geofence ensures that only Ontarians are allowed to enjoy the iGaming offering in the province. Geocomply, the region's geofencing provider, recently revealed that it had prevented over 15 million fraudulent access attempts from outside Ontario.

John Lvy, the CEO of theScore Bet, shared that he felt this data would encourage regulators in other provinces to emulate Ontario's example and launch their own regulated iGaming space.

The Vancouver-headquartered Geocomply specialises in geolocation compliance, cybersecurity solutions, and fraud prevention. The company has built a sterling reputation with innovations like VPN-busting technology and streaming piracy prevention systems.

Ontario's geofence ensures that only Ontarians are allowed to enjoy the iGaming offering in the province.

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