Borgata’s New Medieval-Themed Progressive Could Be The Key To An Epic Win

Already home to over 250 slot and jackpot titles, Borgata Casino recently added yet another progressive to its roster, giving players another way to potentially win big for the price of a minimum bet.
Fire Drake progressive slot
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Already home to over 250 slot and jackpot titles, Borgata Casino recently added yet another progressive to its roster, giving players another way to potentially win big for the price of a minimum bet.

Fire Drake is a 9-payline, medieval-themed adventure which feeds into the Ca$h Fla$h jackpot network, one of two progressive networks operating at Borgata-licensed sites. The game was produced by GVC (formerly bwin.party), the company which provides the software platform for Borgata, playMGM and Party Casino in New Jersey.

With a return to player percentage of 95.06%, the slot offers what amounts to an average payback rate, that is, compared with the majority of slots offered at NJ online casino sites. The return looks even better compared with Atlantic City brick-and-mortar venues, which usually give back around 91%.

Design and symbols

Fire Drake is not the most impressively designed slot we’ve seen, but does a decent job of staying faithful to the knights vs. dragon’s fantasy trope so popular in the gaming world and beyond.

Indeed, the game’s high-value symbols are represented by icons you might expect from the Middle Ages, including a Fair Maiden, Castle, Helmet and Sword. A valiant Knight is featured as the Wild symbol, while a vicious, firebreathing Dragon takes its place as the Scatter.

How to hit the jackpot

Unlike other jackpot slots, whose big wins are precluding by abundant pomp and circumstance, triggering the progressive in Fire Drake is a somewhat low-key affair. Instead of building up the excitement through a bonus game, the jackpot is awarded after any random spin, whether in the base game or during a bonus round.

What’s more, the progressive can be hit with a bet of any size, meaning that even the minimum wager allowed can potentially net players a big score. The game’s developer notes, however, that the more you bet on a spin, the better your chances of winning it all.

Player’s lucky enough to hit the jackpot will see a popup appear on screen notifying them of the achievement.

More on Ca$h Fla$h

The Ca$h Fla$h jackpot is the smaller of two progressive networks run through Borgata and its umbrella of sites, and currently awaits a winner at just $1,500. With the addition of Fire Drake, there are now a total of four slots feeding into the network:

  • Candy Store
  • Money Boat
  • Pirates Booty
  • Fire Drake

The Ca$h Fla$h progressive hits frequently, but does not usually climb above four figures before being triggered by a lucky patron. Once the jackpot has been hit, Borgata ponies up $1,000 in seed money and the process begins new.

The Ca$h Fla$h pot is mere peanuts compared with Borgata’s other jackpot, the Big Series, which now sits at nearly $2.3 million.

The Big Series is comprised of four slots, including Loot’EnKhamun and Going Nuts, which have proven extremely difficult to crack. In fact, no player has triggered the Big Series progressive in over a year, allowing it to grow to massive proportions.

Fire Drake Lair Bonus Round

Apart from its progressive incentive, Fire Drake offers a potentially lucrative Pick‘em Bonus/Free Spins Round triggered when 3 or more Dragon symbols appear on the reels. Once activated, players are presented with a new screen featuring the Fire Drake itself presiding over 5 treasure chests. Take your pick of three chests to reveal any of the following:

  • Gem: 3 Free Spins
  • Sword: 10 Free Spins
  • Drake Egg: 15 to 100 Free Spins

In addition, all line wins are quadrupled once your bonus games begin playing out. The feature can be re-triggered as well, adding up to a nice payday in the absence of a more substantial jackpot score.

Conclusion

Fire Drake may not be the most advanced slot on the market, but it provides a fun and immersive medieval-themed experience, a Bonus Round promising up to 100 Free Spins and a Progressive Jackpot that can grow to modest proportions.

Players put off by Borgata’s Big Series slots, which only hit once in a blue moon, will enjoy the Ca$h Fla$h connected Fire Drake, which should yield rewards with much more regularity.

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