Pragmatic Play are a leading developer of casino software, so, if we were to sum up the company in one word, it would be “Slots”. Recognised for a series of video slots packed with engaging features, immersive settings and eye-popping win potential has led to them becoming a household name. Over the summer, they started to diversify and branched out into online bingo for the very first time. A new bingo platform not only delivered a more innovative product for bingo lovers buy a new bingo variant too – Bingo Blast!
With a taste for ‘firsts’, it wasn’t going to be long before they hit the headlines and sent shockwaves through the iGaming industry, and here we are with news on just that! Pragmatic Play may have only recently entered into the live casino market, but they’re proving that they have what it takes to deliver the ultimate gaming experience with the launch of their very first live casino gameshow – Mega Wheel, and it’s every bit as exciting as you’d expect!
Mega Wheel – a live casino gameshow
Mega Wheel is a live casino gameshow where every player is given the opportunity to become a contestant. A huge wheel packed with 54 multi-coloured segments can produce generous wins based on player bets, but it’s the surprise element of an even bigger multiplier that will keep players on the edge of their seats. Styled very similar to that of Dream Catcher by Evolution, Mega Wheel offers something the competition doesn’t – a guaranteed boost in every round!
The aim of the game is to predict where you think the wheel will stop; 1x, 2x, 5x, 8x, 10x, 20x, 30x or 40x – the larger the win, the fewer segments on the wheel. Prior to each spin of the wheel, the host(s) will initiate a system whereby a random segment on that wheel will become the ‘Mega Lucky Number’ where winnings can be boosted by as much as 500x!
Lena Yasir, Vice President at Pragmatic Play, said:
“Game shows are truly a landmark in the relentless player-engagement focus that is the world of the live casino. We’re beyond happy to provide a product that’s perfectly in line with the current market demand and to reveal today our take on the popular live casino game shows, the first only of much more to come. We believe that Mega Wheel is packed with entertainment value that appeals to a wide range of player profiles, which in turn delivers plenty on the potential for conversion.”
In Other Pragmatic Play News
A duo of new gaming titles has also been released this month with themes offering a taste of a swashbuckling lifestyle and one of the luck or the orient.
Dragon Tiger was launched on November 4th with a highly volatile reel engine consisting of 5-reel, 4 rows and 1,024 ways to win per spin. Combining celestial beasts; the dragon and the tiger, sees players battling for both sides to reap the rewards of a bountiful bonus feature.
Wilds and golden creatures adorn the reels and as beautiful as they are, eyes will be focusing on the dragon tiger bonus symbol – the key to the free spins feature. Any wild appearing during the free games will have an accompanying multiplier and sees wins instantly boosted up to 5x. The more wilds landing as part of a win during the bonus, the larger the win. Playable from 20p, Dragon Tiger delivers a taste of oriental traditions through iconic symbols such as the three-legged golden frog, golden dragon and golden carp. A win of over 18,000x is achievable with three snow leopard being among the highest paying of them all.
Three, four or five bonus symbols will activate 8, 15 or 20 free spins respectively. Land more bonus symbols (two or more) during the feature to re-trigger those free games. Volatility is high which means this game will pay out less on average but the chance to hit big wins in a short time span is higher.
Pirate Gold Deluxe
The long-awaited sequel to Pirate Gold finally makes an appearance this month – Pirate Gold Deluxe, with far more action than its predecessor. Featuring 5-reel and 40 win lines, the pirate crew are back and have their sights set on far more booty! Your adventure begins across the high seas in search of lost treasure and to help achieve your goal, you can benefit from an innovative new hold and win style mechanism.
Like many other titles from Pragmatic Play, this one features the money bag re-spin element; eight or more money bag values in view will instantly activate the feature where you’ll begin with 3 re-spins. Every time a money bag falls, the re-spin meter will reset to the maximum of 3 spins. Each spin that produces no money bag value will see you edge closer to 0. The money bag re-spin will continue until you either have no more re-spins or you have an entire 6×4 reel engine of money bag values – this in itself awards the major pre-set jackpot. If you can’t quite manage to fill each section on the slot machine, don’t despair as those values are added together and placed into your bankroll!
Alongside the re-spins, you have the lucky treasure bag feature where a random multiplier of up to 5x is applied to your winnings. A golden chest will re-trigger the lucky treasure bag feature where a max win of up to 15,000x can be found. Many jurisdictions will be afforded the buy-in feature whereby players bypass the need to land eight or more money bags and head straight into the action. For a set one-off price, the re-spins will commence, but this isn’t a decision anyone should take lightly because it can cost as much as £10K to buy in to win as much as £100K! Again, volatility is high which means this game will pay out less on average but the chance to hit big wins in a short time span is higher.