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NetEnt’s Marvellous Mash-up
If you’re a NetEnt fan, you’ll be thrilled to know that the developer has created a brand-new slot where elements of some of the developer’s most iconic titles are combined in an exciting online experience.
The provider’s new 5x5 reel, 45 payline Superstars slot features Finn, Gonzo, Lady Pig, Space Wars Brute, and the Starburst octagram in a mind-blowing combination with various winning opportunities.
Land at least 3 diamond symbols to activate the bonus round where the reels are transformed into a neon-accented board game with a hold and spin grid at its centre. You will receive 3 respins and the triggering scatter symbols will transform into random multipliers that are placed on the grid. Additional multipliers can land during the respins, and when they do the respin count will revert to 3. You will also get to roll a dice that advances your game piece around the board, where you could land on special tiles that each hold a mini feature connected to one of NetEnt’s iconic games. You could get extra multipliers, multiplier boosts, duplicated multipliers, extra spins, and extra lives.
Todd Haushalter, the Chief Product Officer at Evolution, said,
“Thanks to the excellent work of our team, we have created a landmark game, jam-packed with action and features. Paying homage to NetEnt’s most iconic titles and the best-known characters, the Bonus Game of Superstars brings wildly different outcomes to players every single time they are lucky enough to enter.”
Play'n GO’s Fang-tastic Fan-Pleaser
Play’n GO is one of iGaming’s top brands, and for good reason. The studio consistently produces slots and other games of the highest quality that continue to set the standard for competing developers.
The provider’s new title, Count Jokula, has a vampiric joker as its main character, combining Halloween ghoulishness with classic slot design. This 3x3 reel, 5-payline game offers wins worth up to up to 4120x your stake, with a pair of fascinating features to help you get there. A classic casino backdrop frames intricate golden reels where fruit symbols alongside chalices, daggers, and bats appear.
The Bat symbol rescues non-winning spins by transforming into a wild to give you another chance. If a wild lands on the middle reel, and forms part of a winning combination, you will receive a Bonus Respin. The wild will remain locked in place for the respin and a multiplier trail that increases with each consecutive winning respin will emerge.
The Head of Games at Play'n GO, Charlotte Miliziano said,
"We listen to our fans, and Play'n GO aims to tailor the gaming experience to what the current climate asks of us. With Halloween right around the corner, it was only right to commemorate our Joker series with its first horror title. There's lots to love about the game, from the vintage-inspired aesthetic and the character design, so much Count Jokula. The simple layout paired with the Re-Spin feature is truly something special."
According to statistics, it is more likely that you would get struck by lightning than win the lottery, but one lucky Canadian has vigorously denied these odds by claiming two equally valuable jackpot prizes within around a year of each other.
Antoine Beaini of Milton, Ontario, has won his second $1 million Maxmillions jackpot, 13 months after claiming his first one.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), revealed that Beaini had taken home the momentous second prize from the September 23 Lotto Max draw, following his earlier, identical win from August 2021.
Beaini spoke to OLG officials following his win, saying, "I thought, 'Again? It was more shocking than the first win. I told my wife, and she was very happy.”
"I want to make sure the next generation of my family is set up comfortably," he said when asked about his plans for the prize.
Delaware Grandma Sees her Way to $100k
Linda Gordon from High Prairie, Alberta is in a thankful mood after claiming a sizeable prize from the October 4 Lotto Max draw, but poor eyesight almost made her think she was taking home a significantly bigger bundle.
Gordon landed the draw’s second top prize, earning her $100,000, but she wasn’t wearing her glasses when she first checked her winning ticket.
“The first time I thought it was a million. I put my glasses on and scanned it a second time. Then I had to check it a third time to write down the amount,” she explained to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) when receiving her reward.
“I was in total and absolute shock. It’s more than I thought, and such a shock is all I can say,” she continued, adding that she plans to put the funds towards enjoying her retirement.
Local Casino News
Mr Green’s Festive $10k Fandango
Visit Mr Green and celebrate the sacred festival of ‘Dias de las Muertos’ to claim your share of $10,000 in cash prizes.
To win, all you need to do is opt-in and play any of the qualifying Day of the Dead-themed slot games, with a minimum $0.20 per spin bet. Once you get going, any spin could activate one of the 200 available cash prizes which will be paid directly to your casino account.
The $10,000 Prize Pool consists of 135 $25 prizes, 30 $50 prizes, 15 $75 and $100 prizes, 2 $250 and $500 prizes, and one $1000 grand prize.
Take note of the expiry timer in the promotional offer window to check how much time is left for this promotion and remember that only qualifying slot games will put you in line to win one of these cash-drop prizes.
Cascades Casino Teases Hotel Launch
The new Cascades Casino Delta in BC is open for business, but the property’s hotel is still yet to open its doors. The casino’s management recently announced that the Delta Hotel by Marriott would either open at the end of November 2022, or early in December, but there is currently no exact launch date set.
South Fraser Hotel LP president, Jeff Krivoshen, has advised that the new hotel is nearing completion and that workers have been loading all the necessary equipment and applying final touches to the facility.