5 Casino Games for your Winter Holiday

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There’s no better time to relax and enjoy exciting online casino games than during the winter holiday season. Whether you’re staying home or spending time in an exotic location, a few spins of some online slots can add a little extra cheer to your time off. Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting winter- and holiday-themed games that you can enjoy during this time of the year.

Holiday-themed slots

Red and white Christmas and New Year-themed slot machine, roulette wheel, and playing cards with candy canes.

Cats

Cats is a 5-reel slot with 30 paylines from popular slots developer IGT. It has an RTP (return to player) of 94.93% and a maximum jackpot of 10,000 coins.

With this online slot, players explore the wild savannah in search of powerful cats. Panthers, lions, tigers, and many more feline symbols wait to be found by the adventurous player. Players will also see the usual jack, queen, king, and ace symbols on this African-themed reel. But to trigger the jackpot, players must land five wild symbols, represented by the game logo. 

Cats also includes the paw-shaped scatter symbol. Landing five of these will get you five spins, while six paw prints will give you 10 free spins. You can also split symbols, combining two on one square, increasing your chances of landing additional symbols and a winning spin. 

Cool Jewels

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If you’re a fan of Candy Crush, then Cool Jewels will appeal to you. Developed by WMS Gaming, this slot game takes the feel of Candy Crush and combines it with the spinning appeal of slots. It has an RTP of 96.01% and a maximum jackpot of 7,500 coins.

Unlike more traditional slots, Cool Jewels doesn’t have a reel so much as a 6×6 grid. Like many mobile puzzle games, players must try to match groups of four or more of the same symbol in the grid, connecting them vertically and horizontally. Once you’ve matched up enough symbols, the rows will drop, giving you the chance to break more blocks and win. 

Players can also take advantage of the Unstable, Shattering, and Shocking Wild symbols, which destroy the symbols around them in three different ways. The Unstable Wild will automatically eliminate any symbols in the spaces it’s connected to. The Shattering Wild will destroy symbols in the blocks that are connected to it horizontally and vertically. Finally, the Shocking Wild will destroy symbols that are diagonally connected to it.

Players can also trigger the Free Games Bonus feature by destroying four or more Bonus symbols. Destroying four to seven of these symbols will get you between eight and 20 free bonus games.

Raging Rhino

We return to the African safari, but this time there are raging rhinos, lethal leopards, giant gorillas and many more symbols to be found. This is the second title from developer WMS to make it onto our list. It’s a 6-reel game with four rows and a multiplier of 12,500x. It also has an RTP of 96.20% and a whopping 4,096 paylines.

Raging Rhino features a 6×4 reel with wild animal symbols like a rhino, gorilla, crocodile, and leopard. Players will also see the traditional 9, 10, jack, queen, king, and ace cards. If you like frequent wins, this any-way pays slot is definitely the game for you. 

The special symbols are the wild (tree on the savannah) and feature (diamond) symbols. The wild works as it does in most other slots games, filling in for any symbol except the feature. Get enough feature symbols and you will trigger the free spins feature. If you land between two and six feature symbols, you’ll get between five and 50 free spins!

Besides the great bonuses, players can also stumble upon golden wilds, which offer you increasingly valuable multipliers. Plus, if you manage to activate all paylines, you also get a bonus guarantee, which ensures that you win 10x what you originally wagered when you get free spins.

Secrets of Christmas

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Will Santa leave you a colossal present in this Christmas-themed slot? When you play Secrets of Christmas, there’s no doubt that you’ve stepped into a winter wonderland. This beautifully designed 5-reel game from developer NetEnt features 25 paylines, a jackpot of 1,250 coins, and an RTP of 96.7%.

Set against the backdrop of a snow-covered wooden lodge, this game features the classic ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 symbols, as well as Christmas symbols like a golden bell, Christmas candle, and Christmas stocking. The special wild symbol featuring a jolly Santa will replace any symbol except for the scatter symbol. 

Just like many other games, scatter symbols land you free spins. But Secrets of Christmas takes the excitement further by allowing players to choose from a number of presents beforehand. Depending on the present you pick, you’ll unlock additional free spin bonus features. These incredible features include even more free spins, multipliers, wild reels, and wild symbols. It’s these bonuses that will undoubtedly keep you coming back to Secrets of Santa.

Wheel of Fortune: Hawaiian Getaway

We end our list of holiday-themed games on the warm, bright beaches of Hawaii with Wheel of Fortune: Hawaiian Getaway. This 5-reel slot from IGT has 25 paylines (which pay out from left to right) and a maximum jackpot of 5,000 coins. 

While the standard symbols of ace, king, queen, and jack are included, the game has a slightly different take on its higher-value symbols. These appear as a series of Hawaiian-themed postcards, each featuring an interesting aspect of a Hawaiian holiday, such as Hula girls, volcanoes, and beautiful beaches. If you land three or more full stacks of these symbols, you trigger the Big Kahuna Respin feature where only the major value symbols appear and a random multiplier from 2x to 5x is applied. 

The usual wild and scatter bonus symbols appear too. As expected, the wild symbol fills in for all symbols except for the scatter, and if you land six or more scatter symbols, the Wheel Bonus begins.

During the Wheel Bonus, you can activate Free Spins Bonus, the Jackpot Bonus, or Pointer Frenzy feature. The Pointer Frenzy feature allows the player to win multiple bonuses on the Wheel Bonus, while the Jackpot Bonus gives you the chance to win the jackpot on the Jackpot Wheel. Finally, the Free Spins Bonus will give you the chance to win additional free spins.

Settle into the holidays with Borgata Online

Whether your holiday is spent in the snow or sun, it’s good to know that Borgata Online always has a great range of online casino games for you to play. 

At our online casino, you can experience new casino games like Jingle Jim, classic casino games like online blackjack, and other exciting games with fantastic casino odds. If you’re someone who also enjoys live dealer games, you can enjoy these experiences live at our casino online. You can also play poker online with our online poker service.If you’re looking for something to keep you entertained, you can always find it with us at Borgata Online. Register today to join in the fun and make the most of your holiday.