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December 2020: New Online Slots for the Festive Month

As Christmas Day quickly approaches, the festive planning, decorating, gift shopping, get-togethers and more can be both exciting and exhausting. Everybody needs a little ‘me time’ which is why enjoying a few slots can be especially rewarding around the Christmas holidays.

You deserve a break and with so many great slots, why not play a few rounds on your desktop? Alternatively, tuck your Android or iOS mobile or tablet into your pocket or bag and escape to your favourite coffee shop corner for a few guilt-free spins.

As you’d expect, December has seen the release of some great slots, so why not take a moment to look at six with us?

Epic Holiday Party from Realtime Gaming

During the Christmas season, you can be both naughty and nice as Realtime Gaming proves with the release of Epic Holiday Party. You’re invited to celebrate a sexy Las Vegas Christmas, complete with Santa and five very tempting female companions. We won’t tell Mrs Claus if you won’t!

Epic Holiday Party Slot

Experience Vegas on a 5×3 playing area with 243 ways to win. Beginning from the base level, there are four upgradeable game levels. Each step increases the wild multiplier by 1x, upgrades the payouts on the 4 top-paying symbols, and activates the potential Mini, Minor, Major or Grand progressive jackpots.

Christmas is a time for giving, so RTG gives you regular wilds on the 3 centre reels alongside the multiplier wilds that we previously mentioned. Scatters open up a world of scatter pays and 12 free games that can be re-triggered. You may even unwrap a Jackpot Pick Bonus.

With Christmas fast approaching, celebrate the holidays, Vegas-style, with some low-volatility slot action.

Holiday Spirits from Play’n GO

During this holiday season, the spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Holiday Spirits from Play’n GO. Join the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a whirlwind passage through time.

Holiday Spirits Slot

The story of ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens comes to life on a 3×3 playing area (5 paylines) with many of the familiar characters. Help Scrooge discover the meaning of Christmas, and you could win up to 1,600x bet.

Ebenezer’s Clock is a randomly-triggered feature on a losing spin that awards a win multiplier of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x. A special Scrooge symbol is a wild, and there’s the possibility of landing double-stacked regular symbols.

Win Spins of Christmas Past, Christmas Present or Christmas Future are re-spin bonuses. One can be triggered when a spin reveals two reels of identically stacked symbols while the Ebenezer’s Clock Feature is active. The Win Spin you unwrap corresponds to the multiplier value at the time. With the identical stacks locked, re-spins are awarded on the third reel. The Christmas Past re-spin begins with a 10x multiplier which decreases on each losing re-spin. If the multiplier falls to 2x, you’re guaranteed a win. The Christmas Present multiplier remains the same, and a re-spin win is guaranteed. The Christmas Future multiplier increases on any losing re-spin until reaching 10x where you’re guaranteed a win.

Complementing the festive features is the beautiful artwork and thematic, orchestral music. The medium volatility and 96.29% RTP are other good reasons to rediscover the spirit of Christmas.

Jingle Bells Power Reels from Red Tiger Gaming

Twas the night before Christmas as Red Tiger Gaming introduces Jingle Bells Power Reels. The developer celebrates Christmas using its trademark Power Reels.

Jingle Bells Power Reels Slot

You can enjoy playing the slot on a massive 8×6 (reels x rows) grid on 40 paylines. The top gift under this Christmas tree is a 6,000x bet jackpot! There are plenty of other presents under the tree, including a (5×6) Mega Wild symbol that guarantees a win. Then, there’s the Christmas Tree Multiplier where Santa will shakedown a win multiplier for you. Santa may even add a 1×1 or 2×2 wild to spaces as he tiptoes across the slot.

In the Winning Reels Feature, Santa will remove low-paying symbols from the grid on the next spin where you’re guaranteed a win. Finally, it’s also possible to collect 8 free spins and re-trigger more.

The terrific features and jackpot are only part of the story as you’ll find wonderfully illustrated graphics and magical audio work. Adding to the excitement is the high volatility and RTP of 93.77%, making it ideal for the player that likes high risk and high reward games. For a bit of extra luck, you may want to leave out the milk and cookies this Christmas Eve.

Big Bad Wolf Christmas Special from Quickspin

It seems that Santa will be leaving coal in this wolf’s stocking as he’s up to his old tricks again. Big Bad Wolf Christmas Special from Quickspin is based on the beloved children’s fable. It follows the developer’s (2013) original award-winning and top-performing slot Big Bad Wolf.

Big Bad Wolf Christmas Special

Welcome to the 5×3 (reels x row) playing area with 25 paylines, positioned on the side of a snow-capped, wooden house. We hope it’s as sturdy as the 1,268x bet jackpot! As you no doubt expect, the three little pigs play an active role in the game.

The game comes with a regular wild that can even create its own win-line. In the Pigs Turn Wild Feature, each consecutive second win will transform one of the regular-paying pig symbols into a wild. The wolf won’t be outdone, so every 3 wolf scatters you collect award 3x bet and 10 free spins that can be re-triggered.

Finally, in the Blowing Down The House Feature, collecting moon symbols helps the wolf to blow down the house. It is a good thing for you because 3 of these will award 2 more spins, and 6 will help him blow down the brick house for 2 extra spins + 2x multiplier.

While the wolf may be volatile, the slot has a more medium variance with a high RTP of 97.34%. If you enjoy feel-good fairy tales, this one is perfect for the festive season.

Divine Fortune Megaways from Netent

It was only 2017 that the original Divine Fortune made its debut and in a few short years has already become a classic. In 2020, Netent released the update Divine Fortune Megaways in time for Christmas.

Divine Fortune Megaways

Using the popular Megaways™ mechanic from BTG, these 6 reels and up to 7 symbols high slot offers up to 117,69 ways to win, offering significant payout potential. Not surprisingly, you’ll find mythical beasts from Greek mythology among the symbols.

The gorgon Medusa is top-paying, and unique because she can payout with just 2 instances. In the Falling Wilds Re-Spins Feature, Pegasus is a shifting wild that moves down by one space on each re-spin until completely disappearing. If a wild happens to land on another wild, the Wild on Wild Feature is triggered where the special symbol expands to cover the entire reel. Here a re-spin is awarded where up to 7 falling wilds can appear on the reels.

The game also offers up to 20 free spins where landing wilds expand to cover the entire reel and trigger the Wild on Wild Feature. The slot also retains the Free Spins – Bonus Wins game from the original where you can collect coins. Collect 5 Gold, Silver or Bronze for 500x, 25x or 10x bet respectively.

Welcome to the Age of Mythology in this medium volatility slot with an RTP of 96.09%. Aside from the innovative features, the soundtrack and phenomenal artwork are absolutely spellbinding.

Age of the Gods Norse: Book of Dwarves from Playtech

From the pages of Norse mythology, Playtech welcomes Age of the Gods™ Norse: Book of Dwarves to its collection this holiday season.

Age of the Gods™ Norse: Book of Dwarves

The epic slot has 50 paylines across a 5×5 playing grid with 3 progressive jackpot levels. In Norse mythology, there were four dwarves named Sudri, Austri, Nordri and Vestri. They were believed responsible for holding up the sky, which is why they are central to the theme.

The game features a book which is the scatter symbol used to trigger Book of Dwarves Free Games with unlimited re-triggering power. For this feature, a randomly chosen symbol becomes a 3×3 sized Mega Symbol. Free Spins are played in up to 4 levels, which you can climb by collecting books. On the first level, a low-paying symbol expands, on the 2nd level, an additional low or high-paying symbol also expands, and you get 5 more free spins. On the 3rd level, another high-paying symbol expands along with 4 more free spins. On the final level, you receive an additional expanding wild with 3 additional free spins.

Finally, the slot has 3 randomly triggered progressive jackpots which are shared with other games in The Age of the Gods™ series.

If you enjoy slots based on Norse mythology, then this 96.22% RTP game may just be right for you. With a hypnotic soundtrack and creative artwork, get lost in Norse fantasy this festive season.

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