New Christmas Pokie at Casino Mate
December 1, 2017
A host of new online pokies have gone live at Casino Mate. And because it is the season of good cheer, the most popular of these will be the Christmas themed pokie. It is simply titled Santa and is from the online casino games supplier Pragmatic Play.
Do not expect fancy game play in this online pokie, but it will not be short on the Christmas spirit. The reels are set in the background of a snowy scene. There is no white Christmas in Australia, so players will love this setting. As the reels spin you will hear your favourite Christmas carol Jingle Bells play in the background. The symbols on the reels are bright and colourful. The high paying symbols are elf, Rudolph, bells and candy cane. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons, but with traditional Christmas decorations.
There are three special symbols in this online pokie. Santa is the wild symbol. He appears on all reels except the first one. The gift is the bonus symbol. It can appear on reels 1, 3 and 5. If you hit three of these symbols then you will trigger the bonus game. 12gifts will be displayed on the second screen. You keep picking from them until you reveal a jackpot symbol. When this happens, all the bonuses from the gifts opened will be added together along with the jackpot amount and credited to your account. There are four jackpot amounts and you will randomly win one of them. The Mini is 10x the total bet. The Minor is 25x, the Major is 50x and the Grand is 250x.
The decorated Christmas tree is the scatter symbol. It immediately awards a payout of 2x the total bet. When the symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 the free spins feature is triggered. You will be awarded 6 free spins. In this feature any one or more of reels 2, 3, 4 or 5 can become fully stacked with wild Santa symbols. This more than makes up for the fewer free spins. The free spins are played on a different reel set. The bonus game on the second screen cannot trigger in the free spins and this feature cannot retrigger.
Santa is a 5×3 online pokie with 20 fixed paylines. You can bet up to 10 coins per payline with a maximum coin size of AU$0.50. The maximum line payout is 400 times the line bet, so the volatility will not be high.