Microgaming Announces Christmas Online Tourney

November 25, 2015


Microgaming, the leading software provider to online casinos, is getting into the Christmas mood. It has announced a massive pokies tournament running simultaneously across all its online casinos. It starts on November 30 and runs all through the festive season ending on January 1.

The tournament has been appropriately named Festive Frenzy. It is being played on the video pokie titled Santa’s Wild Ride. You will never ever come across such a groovy Santa, but more of that later. The online pokies tournament offers a prize pool of AU$100,000, which is not common. 100 top performers will share the prize pool. The top prize of AU$10,000 is most attractive, and the next four at AU$9,000, AU$8,000, AU$7,000 and AU$6,000 are not bad either. The player in the 100th position on the leader board will win AU$60. The entry fee is only AU$10, so it would be criminal not to participate. The registration has opened and players have begun to enter their names. The participation is limited to 5,000 players so make sure that you are not left out.

The Festive Frenzy is a single round tournament. Your entry fee gives you a chip stack worth 9,000 coins. You have 15 minutes of game play to try and maximize this stack with minimum bets of 30 coins and maximum bets of 150 coins. If you happen to be unlucky to start with you can use the re-buy and continue play options available. These will come at a cost. Each re-buy option is for AU$20 and each continue play option is for AU$10. You have to be careful how you use them.

Santa’s Wild Ride went live at Microgaming online casinos in 2010 and has been the premier Christmas themed online pokie since then. Santa has traded his sleigh for a motor cycle and fancies a sandwich and beer instead of the cookies and milk. And he brings along a girlfriend while delivering toys. Keep hoping for the Santa's Wild Ride logo which is the wild with an up to 4x multiplier. The bonus feature awards 25 free spins with doubled payouts. But you can choose from Stacked Wilds, Expanding Wilds and Trailing Wilds. Santa's Wild Ride also offers a Free Gift Bonus in which you choose a gift box to win bonus credits. The online pokie has the popular 243 ways to win format. The Festive Frenzy tournament will run at Microgaming casinos like Casino Mate, Royal Vegas and Spin Palace.