Shake the Sky November Stats!

sts_top5_nov_wallpostHappy December STS-ers! Is it just us or did November fly by? STS-ers were busy this month giving the Shake the Sky reels lots of special attention by spending a total of 207,521 hours playing!

Even the long to-do holiday list, like cooking up some Turkey, getting together with family, and shopping, didn’t stop our players from spinning and winning!Check out some other ground breaking November stats from  Shake the Sky:

Total November Spins: 107,822,196
Number of spins per day: 3,594,073
Total money won: $33,656,145,620,320
Cumulative hours spent playing: 207,521
Top 5 most played games for November: Golden Knight, Lady Peacock, Dangerous Beauty, Golden Peony and Da Vinci Ways!

Which game did spend the most time playing in November? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post to let us know!

H5C November Stats!

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December is here and the holidays are sneaking up quickly! November was a busy month at High 5 Casino with Gobblers Gone Wild and Venice Masquerade making their debut! And don’t fret, we have more new and exciting things headed your way throughout December!

While the holiday season kicked off with Thanksgiving here in the United States, it was followed by a crazy shopping weekend! We sure hope you snagged some awesome deals! In addition to shopping, High 5-ers sure kept our reels busy by gobbling up over $18 million coins in wins!

Check out some amazing November Statistics from High 5 Casino:

Total spins for the month of November: 2,444,633,294
Spins per day: 81,487,776
Total money won: $18,405,693,951,136
Cumulative hours spent playing: 4,006,145
Top 5 most played games: Gobblers Gone Wild, Maggie and the Martians, Venice Masquerade, Rockabilly Babe and Sailing the 7 Skies!

Which game gave you a High 5 Moment this November? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post to let us know!

Enter H5C’s Holiday Traditions Contest

h5c_contest_holiday_wallpost_v2The holidays are here! As the season to be jolly begins, it also abounds with holiday traditions. High 5 Casino needs your help to get into the holiday spirit! Everyone celebrates the holidays with different traditions. From decorating your home to baking cookies, volunteering or spending time with loved ones, we want to hear all about them! Enter H5C’s Holiday Traditions Contest and tell us about your favorite tradition and why it’s so important to you in at least 2 sentences. Contest ends Tuesday, December 12th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST and 200 winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 13th. Winners will win 200,000 FREE H5C coins and an exclusive 2017 H5C calendar.

Enter Now: http://bit.ly/H5CHolidayTraditionsContest2016 

Check below to see what High 5 Employees favorite holiday traditions are:

Samantha W.
My favorite holiday tradition is baking Italian Cookies with my maternal grandmother. My grandma’s parents were immigrants from Italy. When my great grandma passed, she left a cookbook filled with cookie recipes she would make growing up in the small town of Bologna. While we make many different types of Italian Christmas Cookies, my two favorites are: Pizzelle Cookies and Italian Anisette Cookies which both put me in the holiday spirit!

Logan M.
My favorite holiday tradition during the holidays is to gather around my aunt’s house with all my cousins. I come from a large closeknit family. The atmosphere is very loving whilst cracking jokes, playing various games, and just being around the ones who cherish you the most. Plus, the gifts we get each other are usually hilarious!

Enter the contest now and don’t let holiday season just fly by! Comment in the conversation bubble below and let us know what type of contest you would like to see in the future.

Game Preview: A Visit from St. Nick!

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We’re making a list and checking it twice and boy do we have a surprise for you!  It’s almost time for St. Nick to arrive at our chimney! Are you ready to greet him again?

Deck the halls and trim the tree. Fill your home with mistletoe and holly. High 5 Casinos holiday game has arrived and it’s sure to make you jolly! Take a delightful stroll down candy cane lane and watch as the spirit of the holidays comes alive on the reels in our latest 3 by 5 reels slot game: A Visit from St. Nick. Bonus Select brings the magic of the holidays to life!

However, our special pick is only available to our players during the holiday season so make sure to play A Visit from St. Nick before St. Nick flies back to the North Pole. Even better, you can now participate in St. Nick’s Holiday Dash to earn some extra holiday perks as you level up.

Check the YouTube video below and get ready to jump into the holiday spirit on your High 5 Casino’s reels.

What do you think of this holiday game? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post and let us know!

Thanksgiving Factoids!

h5c_factoids_thanksgiving_blogpostHey High 5-ers, with Thanksgiving being celebrated in the United States today, what are your plans for the holiday weekend… besides playing Gobblers Gone Wild on High 5 Casino?

Did you know that in 2015, 46.9 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more over the Thanksgiving weekend? AAA estimates that tomorrow, 48.7 million Americans will travel to be with family and friends for the holiday. While you begin your preparations for your great feast, check out some Thanksgiving facts below:

1. The first Thanksgiving was held in the autumn of 1621, however it did not become a holiday until 1863! It took over 200 years and a 17 year campaign by Sarah Josepha Hale, for President Lincoln to implement the holiday.

2.  Forks weren’t the only thing missing from the first Thanksgiving dinner shared between 90 Wampanoag Native Americans and 50 pilgrims…so were turkey, pumpkin pie and delicious cranberry sauce! Yes, that’s right turkey was not served at the first Thanksgiving and neither were pumpkin pies. Historians have reported that venison, ducks, geese, oysters, lobsters, eel and fish were mostly likely consumed at the first Thanksgiving along with raw cranberries and pumpkins. The Native Americans and pilgrims used spoons and knives to eat, as the fork wasn’t introduced until 10 years later!

3. Did you know that there are 6 major US States that produce the majority of pumpkins? The USDA reports that in 2015, Illinois, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York produced a combined 753.8 million pounds of pumpkins!

4. Over 50 million people tune their TV’s to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, are you one of them? Is watching the parade a tradition in your house? Here are some interesting facts!

  • The first Thanksgiving Day Parade was launched by employees of Macy’s in 1924 and featured animals from the Central Park Zoo!
  • The first balloon character to appear in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was Snoopy in 1927! Snoopy has appeared in the parade more than any other character and was designed by Tony Sarg!

5. After watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, do you turn on some football? This year marks 96 years since the first NFL Thanksgiving Day Football Game took place in 1920!

You can’t have Thanksgiving without a turkey, can you? Here are some interesting facts about turkeys:

  •  Turkeys are intelligent, sensitive and highly social animals that create lasting bonds with one another. A wild turkey has the ability to learn the precise details of an area over 1,000 acres in size!
  • A group of turkeys can be called several different things including: a “crop,” “dole,” “gang,” “posse,” and “rafter.”
  • A baby turkey is known as a “polut” or “chick”.
  • A young female turkey is called a “jenny” and a young male turkey is called a “jake”.
  • Did you know only male turkeys can gobble? To announce themselves to female turkeys, male turkeys gobble to assert their dominance.

What are your favorite Thanksgiving traditions? Let us know by commenting in the conversation bubble on the top right hand corner of the page!

Game Preview: Venice Masquerade!

h5c_venicemasquerade_wallpostHigh 5 Casinos next release, our 181st game, is here! It’s time to uncover something extraordinary in Venice Masquerade!

It’s the most exciting time of year – the day of the grand masquerade ball! The night feels magical and you know something extraordinary is about to happen. As you make your grand entrance, face hidden behind a beautiful mask, you lock eyes with a dashing stranger and instantly know its love at first sight.

You were right – anything can happen in Venice Masquerade. 4 by 6 reels. 50 paylines. Super Stacks, Free Games and a Pick Bonus.

Check the YouTube video below and get ready to experience the extraordinary things through your High 5 Casino reels.

Are you ready to experience the extraordinary in Venice Masquerade? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the corner and let us know!

High 5 Fight Club

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Hey High 5-ers, we need your help! We can’t seem to come to an agreement on this…

The question is, which animal would you rather take home with you after a visit to the zoo, a cuddly Red Panda like in Red Panda Palace or a super cool Penguin from the game Cool Loot?

Let’s take a walk down memory lane. Do you remember your first visit to the zoo? Lions, Tigers and Bears, oh my! The anticipation of all the different animals you are going to see is keeping you on your toes. Walking through large cast iron gates you’ve entered a world of excitement and wonder.

Now you’re at the zoo and you don’t know where to start your adventure! Will you head to visit the monkeys, the zebras, giraffes or lions first? But what about the polar bears, penguins, and panda bears? Then you can’t forget about the reptiles and elephants! There is so much to see. Good thing you have the whole day!

You walked through the African Plains, learning about the lions, zebras and giraffes, and you stumble upon the Himalayan Highlands. In their lush secluded habitat, you see the cutest little bears poking out of the bamboo greens. These bears looks more like a little fox and a big cat. With their pointy ears and fluffy tail you want to squeeze them, they’re so cute. You look down at the name tag and it reads “Red Pandas”. You remember one of your favorite games, Red Panda Palace, and think to yourself… they’re so much cuter in person! As they frolic in the trees munching on bamboo shoots you decided you NEED to have one of them for a pet!

Your time in the Himalayan Highlands has come to an end and now it’s time to move onto the polar tundra. You see the polar bears playing with their toy balls; throwing them into the water and diving off the ice. The white arctic fox romping through the snow and then you see the cutest penguins ever. They’re jumping and sliding down the arctic icebergs into the frigid water in a competition to see who makes the biggest splash! They remind you of the suave penguins in Cool Loot, and you think to yourself, ‘I need one of them as my sidekick!’. With so many other animals to visit, it’s time to move on from the polar tundra and see what else the zoo has to offer.

After visiting all of the animals, you get to visit the best part of the zoo… the gift shop. While looking at all of the post cards, t-shirts and toys you come across the plush stuffed animal section. Here you see a cute and cuddly red panda, and a cool and collected penguin. Grabbing them both you run over to your spouse and exclaim “I found my souvenirs!”. With big smiles on your faces, you look at each other and the price tags, and they say “Sweetheart, you have to choose one.”

Now it’s time to make your decision, is it a cute and cuddly Red Panda or a super cool Penguin? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post to let us know!

Employee Spotlight- Johan L.

h5c_employeespotlight_johan_blogpostDid you know High 5 Games not only produces online casino slot games but we produce land based casino slot games as well?

Meet Johan L. Sr. Production Artist who leads one of High 5 Games most brilliant teams in producing the illustrations for our amazing land based slot cabinets such as: Miss Universe: Crowning Moment, Valkyrie Queen, Maggie and the Martians and so much more!


1. How long have you been working with High 5 Games?
I have been working with High 5 Games for 7 years now. I was around the 35th employee, and a few years later, the company grew up to 300!

2. Please tell us what you do, as Sr. Production Artist for High 5 Games?
I mainly do illustration work for land based games in our post production team. But I can do a little bit of animation as well. Production Artists are mixed with Art and technical skills so we can do a little bit of code editing as well.

3. Name the game you are most proud of working on for High 5 Casino and tell us why it’s your favorite and what inspired you?
Our team doesn’t really work on High 5 Casino, but one of my favorite games I worked on for land was Miss Universe: Crowning Moment. Doing the top screen was fun and colorful and I got to meet Miss Universe! On a side note, there is a game my team is working currently for mobile, look out for MAGIC MACAW!

4. How long does it take to create and complete the animations and illustrations for a game? Can you tell us what goes into it?
Once a game is bought by our land based client, ideally we have around 2 to 3 months to do the final illustrations, animations, prototyping and packaging.

5. If you could be a High 5 Casino game character who would you like to be? Why?
Probably the male character from Love U, because I’m nerdy and awkward, and I love science! I love watching videos of Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson

6. What is the hardest part when creating the animation and illustrations for a new game?
The hardest part for is always the concept sketches and color. But once that’s finalized, the details are easy.

7. What is your favorite animation to create?
I don’t specialize in animation, but once in a while I get to do simple ones like sparkles and text wiggling!

8. How did you get involved in animation and illustration?
During high school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study but all I knew is I loved art class. So my art teacher suggested School of Visual Arts, and that’s where I studied illustration and I loved it!

9. If you weren’t an artist, what other profession would you have chosen?
A few years after graduating college, I stumbled into my 5th grade year book and underneath my photo we were asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” and I wrote Engineer. Guess that was my original plan and I just forgot. Haha!

10. As Sr. Production Artist, what is your favorite part of your job?
Doing art is the obvious answer, but having the privilege to work with friendly, kind, and fun group of people is my favorite part. My commute is 2 hours each way which is torture, but once I get to work, I realize how fun my job is.

Which High 5 Games’ game have you seen in your local casino? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post to let us know!

Game Preview: Gobblers Gone Wild!

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High 5 Casinos next release, our 180th game, arrives soon! Watch these wild turkeys outrun Fowl play in Gobblers Gone Wild!

The gobblers have gone wild! These turkeys on the loose are no ordinary birds – they make a run for the win. Help these ingenious birds outsmart mischievous ploys. Spin your way to a lively turkey celebration with Activated Wilds and Free Games. Play and watch the story unfold in Gobblers Gone Wild! 3 by 5 reels. 40 paylines. Activated Wilds and Free Games.

Check the YouTube video below and get ready to run wild on your  High 5 Casino’s reels.

Are you ready to out-run those gobblers? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the corner and let us know!

Shake The Sky October Stats!

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The month of October brought us apple and pumpkin picking, Halloween candy and lots of big wins on Shake the Sky! With November here and Thanksgiving right around the corner, the statistics are in and STS-ers won big in October for a total of $42,178,830,086,430 coins!

Check out some other amazing October stats from Shake the Sky:

Total October Spins: 123,470,042
Spins Per Day: 4,115,668
Total Money Won: 42,178,830,086,430
Cumulative hours spent: 236,986
Top 5 most played games: Golden Knight, Lady Peacock, Golden Peony, Talon And Dove and Tumbling Together.

Which game did gave you  your biggest win this October? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post to let us know!