International Game Technology (better known as IGT) is making massive progress in leaps and bounds in the world of online slots games. The latest news is particularly exciting, as IGT has just rolled out its smash-hit Powerbucks wide area progressive slot game with none other than the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG). Powerbucks is of course not a completely new game in Canada as the game has already previously been rolled out in British Columbia, Manitoba, Brunswick and Quebec. Now that the OLG has signed up as an official partner, the residents of Ontario will finally discover what all the millionaire-making hype doing the rounds on Canadian soil is all about.
Three games to play
Wheel Of Fortune Games
Powerbucks comprises of two top wheels of fortune games.
Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway, as well as Wheel of Fortune Exotic Far East, are both available on the OLG’s official games site, namely PlayOLG.ca.
Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway
- Game type: Slots
- Paylines: 50
- Bonus round: Yes
- Free spin: Yes
POWERBUCK$ Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway combines two of the gaming world’s most successful brands with a set of very exciting and popular features. The unique jumbo symbol feature appears in both the base game and the Free Spins Bonus. During the Big Kahuna Respin feature, only five major symbols appear on the reels, and a jumbo symbol can expand from a 3×3 symbol to a 3×5 blackout symbol, awarding both a re-spin and a mystery multiplier each time the symbol expands!
The frequently-triggering Wheel Bonus awards a chance to spin the iconic Wheel of Fortune® wheel, where players may win instant prizes or trigger the Jackpot Bonus, Free Spins Bonus, or the Pointer Frenzy feature, which activates up to six-pointers on the Bonus Wheel!
Powerbucks Arctic Gems
The online slot game that features the crystalline beauty of the Arctic. Journey to the magnificent icy north in pursuit of alluring wildlife and vast riches! When you play POWERBUCKS Arctic Gems online slot game, you have the chance to become a millionaire on any spin and at any bet level. Watch for multipliers in the base game that might open the passage to the Polar Picks Bonus and let you collect enough gems to win life-changing amounts of money with the POWERBUCKS progressive jackpot. In the crystalline beauty of the Free Spins Bonus, you can also enjoy the chance for huge wins from reels loaded with higher paying symbols.
The POWERBUCKS Arctic Gems online slot game has five reels, three rows and 50 paylines for 75 coins. This game includes Free Spins, Multiplier Symbols that multiply line wins by up to 5 times plus the added excitement of the Polar Picks Bonus round.
POWERBUCKS Arctic Gems features 50 paylines. Betting is fixed at 50 paylines which cost 75 coins for this online slots. The Line Bet displays your current bet per line. You can press the (+) or (-) buttons to increase or decrease your bet per line. Simply press the Spin button to submit your bet and spin the reels.
In the base game, reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 contain dynamic symbols that can transform into a Polar Bear, White Fox, Hare or Ermine symbols. Before each spin, a symbol is randomly selected to fill every reel’s dynamic symbol positions. All dynamic symbols on those reels transform into the same randomly-selected symbol. A multiplier sub-symbol may appear on select symbols (Polar Bear, White Fox, Hare, or Ermine) on the first reel. If a symbol containing a multiplier sub-symbol of 2x, 3x, or 5x appears in a line win, that win is multiplied by 2x, 3x, or 5x respectively.
The Polar Picks Bonus may be triggered after any base game spin that contains one or more multipliers. The chance of triggering the Polar Picks Bonus increases as the bet increases until the chance remains the same for all total bets over $3. All bet levels less than $2.25 qualify for the POWERBUCKS Jackpot. Bet levels of $2.25 and higher qualify for the POWERBUCKS Progressive.
Powerbucks Power hits
Play POWERBUCK$ Power Hits for a chance to become a millionaire on each spin! Choose your style of play and bet up to unlock up to 300 paylines and 8 rows of the reel window with higher bets. Watch as large stacks of surging symbols charge the reels for massive rewards! Win one of five Power Hits jackpots in the base game or the Free Spins Bonus. Bet $3 or more to enable all 3. Power Hits features 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, or 300 paylines.
Every bet is eligible to win either the POWERBUCK$ Jackpot or the POWERBUCK$ Progressive of at least $1,000,000! – Total bets of $3 or higher are eligible to win the POWERBUCK$ Progressive. – Total bets less than $3 are eligible to win the POWERBUCK$ Jackpot. The POWERBUCK$ Bonus Gateway is triggered by getting three POWERBUCK$ Bonus scatter symbols anywhere on the base game reels in the active reel window. These symbols are only found on reels 1, 3, and 5. The chance of winning the POWERBUCK$ Jackpot or Progressive is linearly proportional to the size of the bet.
Powerbucks is a “player-favourite” not only online, but also at land-based casinos across the country. It’s a brand that has enjoyed success right from the get-go, and Ontarians will in all likelihood enjoy playing for life-changing wins every bit as much as what players living in various other Canadian cities have been doing.
Exciting too is the fact that Powerbucks is a progressive jackpot style slot game and as such, draws money contributions from a swathe of games hosted in participating provinces. This truly ramps up the action on the win front and makes for some pretty amazing and truly life-changing jackpot wins. It’s all about tapping into a pool of money and channeling that money to players across the Lotto-style games board.
What makes Powerbucks to be truly unique and remarkable is that its officially the world’s first omni-player wide area progressive jackpot slot game in that it links an online jackpot pool to land-based jackpot pools. There are no limits to the amount of money that may be won and that’s what makes the launch of Powerbucks with the OLG to be so very exciting.