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New Wagerworks "Mega Jackpots" - "Cluedo"

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Slotster!, Nov 24, 2007.

    Nov 24, 2007
  1. Slotster!

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    Getminted have launched the new Wagerworks "Mega Jackpots" games, including the new version of "Cluedo"...

    Anyone who's played the brilliant "Cleopatra" will be familiar with this game, as it's exactly the same! This is very good news, as the boring feature you previously found on the "Cluedo" slot has been replaced with the good old fifteen free spins for three scatters anywhere! Wahoo! It is a bit misleading the way the feature advertises "Win up to 180 free spins with the Mystery Bonus Feature" -- as this just means you can have up to 180 if you hit the re-triggers, but it's great nonetheless.

    The line layout is identical to Cleopatra too, meaning you can get some of those nice double-up multi line wins!

    Add to that the potential for a MEGA jackpot if the "Mega Jackpot" wild symbols line up across the centre line - and you're onto a winner!

    This could very quickly become my favourite online slot bar none.

    Incidentally, they've also launched a "Mega Jackpots" version of "Monopoly Pass Go"... I had a quick spin on this with a reasonable return, but I'm not a massive fan of the feature anyhow. A nice addition is the "Win Spin" feature however where it awards you between 1 and 5 "free spins" - each one continuing to spin until you hit a win...Very Las Vegas! This invariably means about 45 coins each spin, but you never know...

    All in all, Wagerworks are taking more strides to becoming the the best online software platform, with their faithful Las Vegas reproductions and solid licencees with excellent automated payment mechanisms... and that's before "ELVIS" arrives!! Add autoplay functionality and a "Playcheck" style management suite and they'll take over the world!
     
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  2. Nov 24, 2007
  3. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Good move putting the free spins in. I'll play it now - it got dead boring after a while as it was.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2007
  5. Slotster!

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    Totally agree... It plays identically to "Cleopatra" - only it's got the 'speed up' reels thing when you hit two scatters... Like the way the jackpot symbol is also the wild for double heart stoppers/fun! Not really hit anything massive on it as yet, but had some fun!
     
  6. Nov 25, 2007
  7. brianzz

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    I played those two for free for awhile and got really bored with the bonuses, I'm glad they spiced them up for real players, I suppose since it's a megajackpot game you can't play that version for free. Eh well, saving up my pennies for $1 MS WOF jackpot of 11 million in January.
     
  8. Nov 25, 2007
  9. Slotster!

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    Yeah, they were a bit grim in their normal modes - definitely spiced them up a bit. You're absolutely right in that you can't play in free mode; same as most progressives... Boooooo!

    Here's hoping you hit that WOF 11 million :thumbsup:
     
  10. Nov 26, 2007
  11. liquuid_fusion

    liquuid_fusion Meister Member PABnorogue PABnononaccred2 PABaccred

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    Only problem is WW seems to be really really slow since they updated the software. Almost unplayable for me.

    Also just noticed that the jackpot is paid in 19 annual installments. Not impressed with this - crypto and MG pay their progressives as a lump sum!
     
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  12. Nov 26, 2007
  13. lojo

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    In the States lotteries pay like that... or you can take x% of the top for taxes and then something like 1/3 of what's left as a lump sum payment. arghhh.

    They're almost offering nothing at 5% of the jackpot per year with no interest. What a scam. Or at least risking nothing if they are savvy enough to get 5% return on what should have been paid out in one lump sum. Sure the next year they have less to invest, but they keep rollling in the progressive house edge in the meantime.
    That's not gambling, that's lottery imo.
     
  14. Nov 26, 2007
  15. tristan727

    tristan727 Banned user - violation of <a href="http://www.ca

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    I think it's a mistake, or an oversight for the UK market anyways - splitting these jackpots over 20 years. You may be used to such type of payments in America - but in the UK it's completely non-existent & unheard of....bar newspaper promotions offering a free-to-enter prize of '50,000 a year for life' - which is what this should be called. So, whilst I was excited by it initially - I won't be playing much as these annual lump sums, or 33% deducted upfront payments, just don't appeal as something to bet for, pretending to be something it isn't...this isn't what the UK market have had to put up with.
     
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  16. Nov 26, 2007
  17. liquuid_fusion

    liquuid_fusion Meister Member PABnorogue PABnononaccred2 PABaccred

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    Seems like a very big mistake to me. WW is generally a UK-Facing software provider, but seems to be the only one that will pay in installments. If I was a progressive slot player (i'm not btw) then i'd definately not choose to play this one! I'd go for Mega Moolah or Millionnaires Club, which both pay the entire jackpot as a lump sum.

    I like Wagerworks in general, their games are designed well and I play at their casinos often, but this slot seems like a bit of a ripoff.
     
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  18. Nov 27, 2007
  19. Slotster!

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    I kind of agree... It might be a bit of a let down if you did hit it and weren't aware of the rules! The point however is that this is a really good, top fun slot - the progressive is just a bonus! Besides, I'll take the excitement of the reel wins, without holding out tooooo much hope for the 1 in 4 million chance of hitting the big one - however long they decide to pay it over :D
     
  20. Dec 1, 2007
  21. elscrabinda

    elscrabinda Experienced Member PABnorogue PABnoaccred

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    Haha thats pretty ridiculous.

    Anyone know whats happening to the progressive jackpots from the games they've scrapped- Carribean Stud Poker and Banarama I think they are?

    They have to redistribute this in some way don't they as its money that belongs to players?
     
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  22. Dec 1, 2007
  23. tristan727

    tristan727 Banned user - violation of <a href="http://www.ca

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    What's ridiculous - the progressive, or slotster's spin on it?:D

    Very true about the progressives - someone needs to keep any eye on it here - Getminted held a 60,000 prizedraw over 6 days last month, to payback an unpaid progressive - no sign of anything else being done by any wagerwork?
     
  24. Dec 1, 2007
  25. Slotster!

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    Ah, I didn't notice when I posted the "Wolf Run" thread that they were taking (the most boring slot in the world) "Banarama" away... Suppose it depends if just Getminted or the whole of Wagerworks are removing the progressive? Maybe they'll dump it into the new 'Megajackpots' pot?.. They're not really obliged to do anything with it I don't suppose.
     
  26. Dec 2, 2007
  27. Simmo!

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    Interesting...I saw it slowed down a couple of weekends ago...thought it was just me or Virgin's server playing up :( Bummer.
     
  28. Dec 2, 2007
  29. elscrabinda

    elscrabinda Experienced Member PABnorogue PABnoaccred

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    A land casino would be. I'd have thought that wagerworks' regulators may have a similar clause that means they're not allowed to have players fill the coffers of a progressive jackpot and then take it away from them because the game has shut. Maybe they don't have to, i'd like to see some mention from them as to where the money has gone though
     
  30. Dec 3, 2007
  31. GamesysAffiliates

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    Slow Games and Progressive redistribution

    Hi all,

    I met with WagerWorks last week regarding the issue of game play having slowed down since they upgraded their systems. They made some changes last week Tuesday that should have resolved the slow play at peak times. If anyone is still having issues, please let me know and I'll be happy to pass your feedback on to WagerWorks.

    Virgin Casino will be running a progressive contribution give-away in early January to pay back the progressive funds for Bananarama and Winner Takes All Bingo. Keep a look out for it.

    Hope this helps and look forward to your feedback on slow games, should the matter still persist. Hopefully is doesn't any more.

    VA
     
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  32. Dec 3, 2007
  33. Slotster!

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    Thanks for the update VA, very much appreciated!

    If the "progressive promotion" is any good, you might just tempt me back from Getminted/BlueSquare ;)

    (You'll have to do better than a box of tissues on an email and a 10 bonus though :p)
     
  34. Dec 3, 2007
  35. jetset

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    Update

    MORE GAMES FROM WAGERWORKS

    Five Times Pay and Double Diamond slots released

    Online gambling games developer WagerWorks/IGT has released two new 3-Reel Games Five Times Pay and Double Diamond.

    Company spokesman Keith Fagan said that in a market dominated by multi-line games, the need to cater to a broader player base has led to WagerWorks launching the two popular land-based 3-reel games onto their WagerWorks rgs system. Both titles are from the successful IGT land portfolio and complement the existing product range.

    Fagan claims that Double Diamond is one of the most popular 3-reel slot games available and includes the worlds most successful 3-reel math model. The online game itself is identical to the popular Double Diamond, found in international land casinos and is available in multi-denominations and multi-currency. It offers a single payline and a 3-credit max bet.

    In this game, the Double Diamond symbol acts as both a wild symbol and an award multiplier, depending on how it appears on the win line. One symbol acts as a wild symbol and doubles the corresponding award while two symbols will earn a player 4x the corresponding award. If a player gets all three Double Diamond symbols with maximum credits, it triggers the maximum award of 2 500 credits.

    The second game is also a well proven IGT title: Five Times Pay offers a different 3-reel, 1-line, 3-credit max game experience. This is a game for seasoned players who like to play for maximum reward, and with three pay tables offering standard, 5x and 25x awards, this can be achieved. By lining up three Five Times Pay symbols on the win line with max credits bet, a player wins 15 000 credits.
     
  36. Dec 4, 2007
  37. Slotster!

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    One thing I think is interesting about Wagerworks games (and the 'Double Diamond' and 'Five Times' launch reminded me) is that they mirror the actual coin denominations you find in the country you are playing... In GBP for example, you can only play in 1p, 5p, 10p, .20p, .50p, 1.00 etc etc... There's no .25p (Quarter) option that you find at Microgaming etc, because there's no .25p coin. On the three reel, single line slots - this is a good move, making them easily understandable for UK players, and correlating the experience to real-world play. Makes sense you see with a 60p or 1.50 or 3.00 spin on a three coin machine.
     
  38. Dec 4, 2007
  39. tristan727

    tristan727 Banned user - violation of <a href="http://www.ca

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    Sometimes I'm a clever b'tard.:cool:

    Paddy Power is a daily contributor to talksport radio, and has a very big & large image to protect. Were someone to win this jackpot at his casino - there isn't the slightest chance, IMO, he wouldn't pay it upfront - all you'd have to do is contact talksport & his broadcaster chums, who would be asking him, live on national radio - why he needed to pay a winner over 15 yrs, when he makes about 100-200 million a year. I'd back the house on it, that it wouldn't even get to air - would be resolved before then - no way would Paddy suffer such loss of face in public.

    So I'm playing here for this game, would be crazy going anywhere else currently - and would be interested very much in our new contributor Virgin Ace's opinion on all this.
     

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