It's time to look back on the week that was in Canadian gambling, and we've got a great lineup of fascinating stories and fresh releases.
New Casino Games
Stakelogic Lights the Fuse
Global iGaming powerhouse, Stakelogic is back with a new video slot bursting with explosive potential. The new title is called Dynamite Strike and is another premium product to come out of the Greenlogic Partner Program, produced in partnership with Hurricane Games.
Start the game to descend into a treasure-filled mine where any winning combo triggers a respin. Every respin removes two stone blocks from the reels while boosting your ways to win and unveiling Bonus Carts that lead to even greater prizes.
The carts come with win-boosting multipliers that will be included in your next Respin, or they can drop valuable coin prizes.
The game awards you 5 free spins when you remove all the blocks in view where your accumulated multiplier from the main game and the 3125 winning ways combine to boost your winning potential. The multiplier increases by 1x with every free spin for added excitement and a bigger bankroll.
Additionally, while free spins are active, wild symbols retrigger free spins. Activate Stakelogic's Super Stake feature to double your bet and double your chances of triggering the bonus round.
Salvatore Campione, the Head of Greenlogic at Stakelogic, said that Dynamite Strike offers "truly explosive gameplay" and called it "another great slot developed in partnership with Hurricane Games."
Break out of Your Shell with Wazdan
Prominent casino games supplier Wazdan is back with another cracking release in its fire-filled new title, Sizzling Eggs.
Traverse a volcanic landscape in this 5-reel game where scatter-triggered free spins can reward you up to 3500x your bet.
Fruit symbols and red-hot eggs act as the game's symbols, along with Collector icons that only show up in the top row. The Collector symbols gather the values from special Cash and Jackpot symbols that appear on the reels below.
Don't forget about the Collector modifiers that reward you with multipliers, Countdown Boosters, and the Collect to Infinity feature.
Wazdan made sure this title stands out with its proprietary adjustable Volatility Levels. This feature gives you more control over the gameplay and lets you play the way you like.
Andrzej Hyla, Wazdan’s CCO said,
"Sizzling Eggs is another eye-grabbing slot title to be added to our vast product portfolio."
One lucky Saskatchewanian is one million richer, but that's not even the most shocking news because D'Arcy Glover has won the lottery twice.
The lucky winner achieved this statistical improbability when he won $1 million in the May 27 Western Max Lottery draw.
Glover revealed that he normally checks when the numbers are published, but he went to bed early and missed the draw on the day in question. After waking up at 3 am, he checked the numbers and realised that his uncommon luck had served him well again
He woke up his wife and told her, "I think I just won another million."
Glover's first lottery win was also a $1 million prize that he claimed from the Lotto Max Maxmiillions in July 2018.
He described winning twice as a "really good feeling" and said he doesn't plan to change much in his life, despite his momentous windfall.
Glover isn't Canada's only two-time lottery winner. A P.E.I. resident named Gary McCourt claimed a massive $8.6 million win in April 2022 from the Lotto 6/49 draw. This win followed a $100 000 that he won in 2015, also from Lotto 6/49.
Local Casino News
Toronto preps for SiGMA
This year, the SiGMA Americas Summit, an annual international gaming festival, will be hosted in Toronto. The Enercare Centre will host the four-day event where iGaming industry leaders can network, share innovations, and make vital connections with new investors.
The summit is run by the SiGMA Group, which regulates and advocates for responsible gaming while acting as a hub for industry professionals. Attendees will be able to explore new and exciting developments in gambling, eSports, casino operators, crypto-betting franchises, and horse betting, among many others.
The event kicks off on June 6, 2022, and will run until June 9, 2022. Eman Pulis, the Founder of SiGMA Group, shared that his company is thrilled at the potential for this year's event.
VLTs to make you feel like a VIP
International Game Technology (IGT) recently announced that 960 units of its Cobalt 27 video lottery terminals (VLTs) are destined for the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation (MBLL), marking this product's first appearance in Canada.
David Flinn, the SVP for Canada, South, and Central America at IGT, said,
"IGT's Cobalt VLT has gained positive momentum across the U.S., Latin America, and Europe, and we are very excited to build on that success in Manitoba."
Flinn added that the VLTs offer "market-attuned content," such as the Temple of Fire Cash Eruption, which is specially customised for VLT operators.
The Cobalt 27 features a pair of HD 27-inch screens, an elective 24-inch topper, integrated lighting, and a five-button panel. The device's ergonomics have been constructed with the best of comfort and accessibility in mind.
If you happen across a new VLT in Manitoba, you will have access to premium IGT content like Temple of Fire Cash Eruption, Big City 5's, Five Times Pay, Power Keno, and Double Double Bonus Poker.