Two Festive Holiday-Themed Slots Make Their Debut at NJ Online Casinos

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While slots libraries at NJ online casinos are constantly growing, two recent additions – Secrets of Christmas and Snowflakes – will put you in the Christmas spirit like no others.

Secrets of Christmas

With its serene and snowy design, Secrets of Christmas presents an idyllic and relaxing vision of the holiday, while offering players an ample 96.72% return to player (RTP) percentage. The game, which was launched worldwide in 2016, was developed by NetEnt, and recently made its debut at several NJ gambling sites.

While the software company has released Christmas editions of a few of its slots in the past, Secrets of Christmas is its first dedicated Christmas-themed title.

Holiday symbols set the mood

In this 25-line, 5-reel game, you’ll spin for winning matches with symbols made out of candles, gingerbread houses, cookies and milk, stockings and Christmas tree ornaments, along with traditional poker symbols crafted out of holiday wreaths. While you play, you’ll enjoy a soundtrack featuring familiar orchestral renditions of your favorite holiday tunes.

Pick gifts for Free Spins and more

The game’s Wild symbol features Santa Claus himself, while the Scatter symbol comes in the form of a box filled with children’s toys. When three or more Scatters hit the reels, a Free Spins round awarding 10 Free Spins is activated. Before the bonus begins, you’ll be whisked to a large room chocked full of toys, where you’ll choose Christmas gifts that will enhance your Free Spins.

There are four bonus features which you can collect on this screen, which can have an extremely lucrative effect on your subsequent winnings.

  • Free Spins: When a snowflake is revealed, you’ll receive additional Free Spins on top of the base amount.
  • Wild reels: When a Santa appears, he’ll pop up on the reels during your bonus, turning one or two reels Wild until the end of the round.
  • Multipliers: Find one of the Multiplier symbols and a Multiplier will be applied to all of your Free Spins wins.
  • Additional wilds: Pick the Wild icon and you’ll receive additional Wilds during your Free Spins round.

Secrets of Christmas is now available at Betfair Casino, Golden Nugget Casino and others.

Snowflakes

Created by NextGen Gaming, Snowflakes is a winter-themed slot which has made its arrival to NJ just in time for the holidays. This 25-line game boasts a 96.58% RTP and can be found only at Resorts and Mohegan Sun Casinos.

This icy slot’s symbols are crafted almost exclusively out of snowflakes, which admittedly, makes it somewhat difficult to differentiate between them. The Wild symbol is presented as a carved block of ice, while the Scatter is designed as a sparkling ball of ice.

Base game bonus features

Snowflakes boasts two bonus features which can be activated at any time during the base game, along with a traditional Free Spins Bonus round. The Icy Wild feature can be triggered at random and turn up to five regular symbols Wild, converting a winless spin into a profitable one. Similarly, the Wild Wind feature can be triggered before a spin and places up to five Wild symbols on the reels for that spin.

Frozen Wilds Free Games

The main event in Snowflakes, however, is the Frozen Wilds Free Games feature, which awards 7, 10 or 15 Free Games when 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols appear respectively. What’s more, during the round, if a Wild appears, it sticks into place it and remains there for the entirety of your Free Spins.

Bill Grinstead

Bill has over a decade of experience working in diverse aspects of the online gambling space. He is currently focused on legal, US online gaming, which he has reported on since the industry first became regulated in the country.

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