Slot Factoids!

H5C_SlotFactoids_WallPostSlot Factoid is back! In the previous edition, we included some fascinating facts such as the number of slot machines and hotel rooms in Las Vegas and the cost of the first Jackpot Machine.

Today at High 5 Blog, we’ll continue sharing some interesting and important facts about slot machines with our slot lovers.

Fact #5 Slot machines didn’t always give out cash prizes!
Slot machines had become a fixture in several drinking establishments, and during Prohibition in the late 19th and early 20th century, alcohol and gambling were made illegal across the United States. This meant that in order to keep up with the time, Slot machines were “replaced” with fruit machines. These machines dispensed fruit candies and gum instead of cash prices. However, Speakeasies were not only places where patrons could enjoy alcohol illegally, they could also enjoy the original slot machines!

Fact 6# You’ll never believe this about the Las Vegas Strip!
Did you know that the Famous Las Vegas Strip is not located within the city limits of Las Vegas! The strip actually comes under the jurisdiction of Clark County!

What kind of facts would you like to know about on the next Slot Factoid blog? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right corner of this blog and let us know.

Happy First Day of Autumn!

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Happy First day of Autumn!
It’s time to break out your cozy boots, scarfs and jackets because the cool weather is officially here. We all know, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts started offering pumpkin spice lattes at the beginning of the month but you can keep enjoying pumpkin spiced everything while participating in fall activities! Our favorite fall activities are apple and pumpkin picking and admiring the changing colors in the leaves! With Autumn in full swing and Halloween right around the corner, we’d like for you to vote for your favorite fall game.

Vivaldi’s Seasons:
Vivaldi’s seasons is a favorite throughout the year as you can travel through the hope of spring, the power of summer the chill of winter and the beauty of autumn. The seasons resonate with people, as does the classic work by the great Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. Vivaldi’s Seasons features Super Stacks, a proven feature with slot enthusiasts. With Super Stacks, long stacks of symbols are more prone than ever to show up on reels to create big wins. The game also offers the Pick-A-Super-Stack feature, which incorporates player choice in the free games bonus.

Soaring Winds:
With the cool weather upon us Birds of Prey are stepping up their hunt as, food supply is scarce. The hunt is on. Hovering above its prey, the predator bides its time, waiting for the perfect moment to strike… Soaring Wings is a riveting slot game that depicts some of the deadliest birds in the sky as they scan the terrain below for their next meal. With a hefty top bonus of 10,000 credits for 5-of-a-kind wilds, you too can feel like you’re flying high in Soaring Wings. This game also features Split Symbols, which gives players the chance to get up to 10 symbols on any given line because any one spot can contain two symbols.

Zombie Zone:
With Halloween right around the corner and the Walking Dead season 7 premiering in October, what better way to celebrate than by playing Zombie Zone! The zombie apocalypse is upon us! The undead have arisen and are hungry for brains. Band together with other survivors and maybe you’ll stand a chance. To survive, you’ll have to fight your way out of the Zombie Zone! 4 x 6 reels. 50 paylines. Super Stacks.

Which is your favorite game to play during the autumn? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right corner and let us know.

Capture Feature Battle

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Blog’s feature battle is on. In today’s blog, we are featuring the Capture Feature. With this special feature, players rack up big wins in the bonus rounds. In the middle spot on the middle reel, this feature will ‘capture’ any character that falls into its grasp. If any of the main characters fall prey, the player will win whatever amount of credits is in that character’s respective credit meter. Because it’s a progressive feature, if you capture a character more than once, you will get even more bonus credits each time. Vote for your favorite game with the Capture Feature: Cherry Mischief, Prince of Lightning, and The Mighty Atlas.

Cherry Mischief:
As the sun sets, the fairies have their fun. In the company of fireflies, they fill the woods with their mischief and magic. Few have witnessed this spellbinding sight, but if you catch yourself in the right place at the right time, it’s an enchanting experience you will never forget.

Prince of Lightning:
An apocalyptic blast has left the world in darkness. There is blind chaos – a society with no law, no order. But one civilization has survived thanks to a man who has the supernatural ability to illuminate the city. The fate of this metropolis is left in the hands of The Prince of Lightning.

The Mighty Atlas:
Atlas was the Titan who held up the heavens. The powerful, enduring figure and his story has survived millenniums for the image it portrays – a man giving his everything, sometimes struggling to get the job done. But for all his struggles, you never see him fail. It is these virtues – strength and perseverance – that are captured in the new hit slot machine game, The Mighty Atlas.

Which is your favorite Capture Feature Game? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right corner and let us know.

Game Preview: Sailing the 7 Skies

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Experience the world from above while Sailing the 7 Skies! – High 5 Casino’s next release, our 176th game, arrives soon!

Shiver me timbers, it’s a pirate ship sailing in the open blue sky. Gather your best shipmates, pack the essentials and get ready to set sail for the adventure of a lifetime.You won’t need your sea legs for this game and you never know where stacked wilds will take ye! Loot, plunder, pillage, and play Sailing the 7 Skies. 4 by 6 reels. 466 paylines. Stacked Wilds, Connected Lines, and Horizontal Expanding Wilds.

Check the YouTube video below and get ready to set sail on your High 5 Casino reels.

Are you ready to Sail the 7 Skies? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the corner and let us know.

Shake the Sky August Stats

sts_top5_august_wallpostAs summer comes to a close, August proved to be one hot month! There are many activities to avoid the heat, and our players did so by spinning and winning like champions on Shake the Sky. According to the August stats, there were approximately 130 million spins generated last month with an average of 4.3 million spins per day.

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

Total August Spins: 128,718,757
Spins Per Day: 4,290,625
Total Money Won: 41,195,789,057,335
Total Money Bet: 42,601,513,965,820
Cumulative hours spent: 243,191
Top 5 most played games: Lady Peacock, Golden Knight, Golden Peony, Dangerous Beauty and Van Gogh.

Which of the top 5 games did you win the most coins in August? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post and let us know.

4th Anniversary Birthday Bash

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September is a very special month for High 5 Casino and this year we celebrated bigger than ever with our 4th Anniversary Birthday Bash! We turn four today, September 10th, and this year we’re celebrating with 4 days of spectacular promotions!

Let’s look back at some special High 5 Casino moments in 2016:

Gifting!
In April, High 5 Casino launched a highly anticipated Gifting feature. Players now have the ability to send/receive 5 coin gifts to/from their friends each day! And whenever friends claim a gift that you sent them, you receive a “Thank you Bonus”!

Daily Wheel!
In July, High 5 Casino launched the Daily Bonus Wheel. With the Daily Wheel, players have another way to test their luck, by spinning a wheel filled with free coins at High 5 Casino! The power is in the players’ hands so, along with the coins won on the Daily Wheel, they can also enjoy a Return Bonus and Friend Bonus which boosts their winnings!

Jackpots!
This summer High 5 Casino also launched a Jackpot feature open to all players. A minimum bet of 10,000 coins grants players the opportunity to win one of the three Jackpot Tiers – Minor, Major and Grand! To win a Jackpot, all players need to do is land on three or more Jackpot symbols in that jackpot game. Debuting Jackpot games Golden Knight, Valkyrie Queens and Gypsy were joined by The Vanishing Act, Cat Gangster, Tales of Hercules and Thundering Buffalo which was added during our 4th Anniversary Birthday Bash to bring the total of Jackpot games to seven!

VIP Coin Store!
The VIP Coin Store, placed players into one of seven VIP tiers (Silver, Gold, Platinum, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and Diamond) based on player activity. Each VIP level offers special coin store package options that just keep getting bigger and better. To move up in VIP level, all players have to do is make a purchase(s), come back every day, and send gifts to friends. Stay tuned for more exciting enhancements to the VIP Coin Store!

Fundraising Events!
High 5 Casino and our players love to spread love to those who need it. Check out some past fundraising events we hosted at High 5 Casino:

  • Global Green USA
  • Operation Back Pack

Wish us a “Happy Birthday” in the Comments section located in the conversation bubble on the top right of the blog post!

 

 

High 5 Casino August Stats

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Summer is about to end soon, but the free fun at High 5 Casino never ends. Despite the gazillion fun ways to catch the tail of summer, our players chose to spin and win like jackpot winners at our casino. According to the August stats, there were approximately 2.5 billion spins generated last month. If a spin were equivalent to a step and a mile takes 2,000 steps to finish, the 2.5 billion steps would allow a person to walk around the Earth four times.

Check out some other awesome August stats from High 5 Casino:
Total August Spins: 2,486,986,073
Spins Per Day: 82,899,535
Total Money Won: 14,848,296,958,133
Cumulative Hours Spent: 4,199,316
Top 5 Most Played Games and Number of Players:
Cool Loot, Outback Walkabout, Valkyrie Queen, Renoir Riches, and Golden Knight!

Which game did you spin the most in August? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post to let us know!

Employee Spotlight – Anthony R.

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If you’ve ever wondered who the brilliant minds are behind our amazing games like Charming Ace, The Haunted Horsemen and The Newsmen, you’ll find the answer in High 5 Blog’s special column – Employee Spotlight! Meet Anthony R!

1. What is your role in the creation of H5G games?
I started off at High 5 Games as an animator, I also film some of our greenscreen sessions, and now work as a Technical Animator in charge of creating and managing tools for the artists so they can get all that high quality art finished easier.

2. How long have you been a part of High 5 Games?
I have been at High 5 since February 2014, so over 2 and a half years!

3. Name three games that you’re most proud of working on at High 5 Casino?
a. Out of those three games, choose your favorite game and tell us why it’s your favorite!
b. What inspired you to create the game?
c. Did the characters in the game come out like you had envisioned it would?
I was the animator and the director of photography for both Charming Ace and The Haunted Horsemen, and I really love the way those two games came out. I also animated The Newsmen and that game was really fun! If I had to choose my favorite it would be Charming Ace since my dad was in the Air Force when he was young and it was always something I admired, and because I got to take photos and film all the actors, I really got to be part of the design process from the beginning. One of the best parts of the job is that all the games we make are so different, I get a chance to play around with a whole bunch of different genres month-to-month so it’s always exciting and inspiring to start a new project, especially when it’s something as different as The Newsmen and The Haunted Horseman. I worked with an amazing Art Director and Illustrator on all those games and I think we really got the characters looking and acting the way we liked; we were a great team!

3. What is the hardest part when making a game?
The hardest part of making a game is that we make so many so quickly! Sometimes you get really attached to a theme or an art style but then you have to move on to the next one so quickly that sometimes you don’t get to do everything you always want to do.

4. What theme of games do you prefer to create? (Ex. Animal, Fantasy, Historical)
My favorite type of games are definitely the more science-fiction and fantasy type games, those are by far my favorite genres.

5. If you could be a High 5 Casino character who would you like to be? Why?
I think if I had to choose it would be cool to be someone from The Newsmen. I could be a TV reporter by day and a crime fighter by night! Also they have way better hair than I do.

6. Who/What inspired you to become an artist?
I got into art through filmmaking and through doing visual effects. I think growing up watching movies like Star Wars and TV shows like Star Trek and the X-Files really inspired me a lot. Movies definitely got me inspired to become an artist and they continue to inspire me today.

7. What is your favorite type of art? Why?
My favorite types of art are all the things I am personally terrible at. I love paintings and sculptures, I really admire the artists that can create beautiful paintings because there is no way I can! I do all my art on the computer, I can’t draw well at all!

8. If you weren’t an artist what other profession would you have chosen?
Hmmm, that’s a good question! Does someone who designs LEGO sets count as art? I would say that’s debatable… And if we’re being un-realistic, astronaut.

9. Which game on High 5 Casino is your favorite (aside from the ones you have helped create)?
Chicago is my favorite game that I didn’t have any part of at all. I really enjoyed watching the team behind that put it all together. It really came out great!

Which High 5 Games’ game has your favorite animation? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post to let us know!

Game Preview: Red Panda Palace

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Precious animals from Red Panda Palace – our next release – are arriving to High 5 Casino soon in our 175th game.

In their lush secluded habitat, red pandas are free to roam, lounge and play to their heart’s content. We invite you to glimpse into the lives of these adorable creatures as they frolic in the trees of the Himalayan forest and munch on bamboo shoots. Spin the reels and watch as these cute animals create fierce jackpots just for you! Make sure to check back soon for this 4 by 5 reel slot game featured Wild Multipliers and the Pick Berry Bonus.

Check the YouTube video below and see these cute creatures before they arrive to your High 5 Casino reels.

Are you ready to meet the red pandas? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the corner and let us know.

Locking Wilds Battle

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High 5 Blog’s feature battle is on. In today’s’ blog, we are featuring Locking Wilds. With this special feature, the wild symbols lock in place, increasing your chance of landing on huge wins. Vote for your favorite game with the Locking Wilds feature: Daughters of the Regiment, Magic Orchid, and Pasion Y Fuego.

Daughters of the Regiment:
Meet the Daughters of the Regiment, the unsung heroes of America’s Revolutionary War. Stacked Wilds and Free Games with Locking Wilds help you hit the jackpot as you fight for freedom with these America’s first dangerous beauties!

Magic Orchid:
Explore a tropical oasis brimming with luscious greenery, lavish waterfalls, and beautiful inhabitants. In the Orchid Kingdom you can have it all, including eternal beauty and youth. Harness the power of the sacred flower to unleash unfathomable possibilities in Magic Orchid!

Pasion Y Fuego:
Beneath the pristine surface, drama lurks, waiting to bubble to the surface. Years of wicked schemes and treachery threaten to tear one family apart, while two desperate lovers struggle to overcome deception, betrayal and temptation.

Which is your favorite Locking Wilds game? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right corner and let us know.