Player Spotlight- Carmen B.

h5c_playerspotlight_carmenb_blogGet to know one of your amazing High 5 Casino friends in today’s Player Spotlight – Carmen B, from Dayton Ohio!

If Carmen had the chance to spend a week’s vacation in one of our games she would choose Bourbon Street Bash because she loves New Orleans and we don’t blame her, it’s awesome there! Where would you like to spend a week’s vacation in one of our games? Check below and see if you and Carmen B. share the same answers!

1. How did you hear about High 5 Casino?
Facebook

2. What is your favorite High 5 Casino Game of all time?
Daughters of the Regiment

3. Name your top 3 favorite High 5 Casino Game Features.
Scatter Bucks, Tumbling Reels, Free Spins

4. If you could teleport yourself into a High 5 Casino Game, which would it be and why?
Black Sail Bounty, because I love cruising

5. You’re in trouble, which High 5 Casino Character would you call to your rescue and why?
The Sultan of Mars because he would probably have a Genie in his pocket

6. If you could go to lunch with a High 5 Casino character who would it be and why?
Gypsy because she has magic

7. If you could spend a week’s vacation in one of our games, which game would you choose? Why?
Bourbon Street Bash because I love New Orleans

8. If you could pick any High 5 Casino character, that happens to be an animal, as your pet, which character would you choose?
A snow monkey

9. If you could be a High 5 Casino character, who would you choose to be? Why?
The lady from Charleston because it looks like it would be a lot of fun to be a flapper

10. Which 5 High Casino game has the best graphics? Why?
They all have great graphics so I can’t choose just one.

11. Fight Night: If you had to choose two High 5 Casino characters to fight each other, which characters would you pick and who do you think would actually win the fight?
The Golden Knight and the cat from Purr a Few Dollars More. The cat would win because he has Clint Eastwood’s voice and he is one bad cowboy!

So… do you and Carmen shares some common answers to these questions? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post and let us know!

Shake The Sky December Top 5

sts_top5_dec_wallpost With January underway, we are so happy to jump into 2017 with our loyal Shake The Sky players! During the holiday season we hope you got to spend some quality time with your loved ones, enjoy the company of each other and have some time to relax and play your favorite STS slot.

Throughout the month of December, STS-er’s, sure won big! We tallied up the numbers and a total of 37,529,825,297,150 coins were won in December! Could you imagine winning that much money in real life? Check out some more December Stats below!

Total spins for the month of December: 113,581,231
Number of spins per day: 3,786,041
Total money won: 37,529,825,297,150
Cumulative hours spent playing: 214,947
Top 5 most played games for December: Golden Knight, Lady Peacock, Da Vinci Ways, Golden Peony, Miss Universe Crowning Moment.

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

H5C Slotitutions!

h5c_newyearresolutions_wallpostHey High 5-ers, 2016 has come to an end, and we are so excited for what 2017 has in store! In 2016, we introduced players to the new VIP Coin Store, over 20 new games, added Jackpots to some of our favorite slots, and even introduced a new casino: High 5 Vegas! With 2017 here, and our team working hard, we can’t wait to share with you all that 2017 has in store for High 5 Casino!

Across the globe, when January 1st hits, it’s time to start New Year’s Resolutions. The New Year brings an exciting time to set goals for yourself to achieve throughout the year. Whether that’s eating healthy and taking more frequent trips to the gym, or saving spare change to save up for that vacation you’ve always wanted, nothing will stop you from reaching your 2017 Resolution!

Here at High 5 Casino, instead of calling our goals “”Resolutions,”” we call them “”Slotitutions!””
This year we decided to ask our High 5 Team what their Slotitutions are for the New Year! Do they want to win a Grand Jackpot in one of our Jackpot Games? Bet big to win even bigger in Double Da Vinci Diamond’s? Or play their favorite H5C game and reach game level 200 or higher? Here’s some High 5 team members H5C Slotitution for 2017:

  1. Sam – My Slotitution for 2017 is to land on a Jackpot in my favorite game The Charleston! My favorite era of time is the 1920’s and when I play The Charleston I feel like I’m there. I hope to hit a Minor, Major or Grand Jackpot soon!
  2. Lou– My Slotitution for 2017 is to get all of my game levels to game level 250, so I can take advantage of the 4-Hour Bonus coins!
  3. Joe- My Slotitution for 2017 is to come in first place in one of H5C Paid Tournaments! I love the suspense of playing against other H5C players for the chance to win coins!
  4. Logan- My Slotitution for 2017 is to log into High 5 Casino every 4 hours and collect all the 4-Hour Bonus coins I can!
  5. Shaheen– My Slotitution for 2017 is to earn and send 5 gifts to friends each day so I can collect the friend bonus once they claim their gift!

What are your H5C Slotitutions? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right corner of your screen and let us know!

Employee Spotlight- Rahul A. 

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Hey High 5-ers! Have you ever wondered who creates the mind blowing game features for High 5 Casino, Shake the Sky and High 5 Vegas? Meet Rahul A, Game Designer!

Rahul and his team have created game features for High 5-ers favorite games such as: CHICAGO The Musical, Empress of Time, Rocket Man, Sinbad and the Sultan of Fire, Maggie and the Martians, Gobblers Gone Wild and more!

1. How long have you been working at High 5 Games?
I’ve been with the company for about 4 years now.

2. Please tell us what you do as a Mathematician for High 5 Games?
My main function is to come up with game features and ideas with my team, that we think our players will like and enjoy playing in a slot. Once we have an idea, we calculate all the odds and stats specific to that game to make sure the pays are correct and to make sure our players will like how often features will happen.

3. What process do you and your team have to go through to come up with the pay lines/math behind for a new slot game?
We often have meetings where we brainstorm ideas. In these meetings we talk about things we’ve done in the past and about how we can improve/alter them to make other interesting games. We also always try to think of new ideas that we think could be cool and that would excite our players. It’s all about coming up with features that our players would like.

4. What is your favorite part of working as a Mathematician for High 5 Games?
My favorite part about working as a mathematician is the freedom in creativity that I get in making the games.

5. High 5 Games recently launched High 5 Vegas, what is your favorite game so far?
It’s got be to Chicago the Musical. I like the fact that there are a lot of features and 2 bonus games. I also designed that game!

6. If you could be a High 5 Casino game character who would you like to be? Why?
I’d want to be Sinbad from Sinbad and the Sultan of Fire. I think it’d be cool to go on adventures and fight bad guys.

7. If you could go to lunch with a High 5 Casino character who would it be and why?
I’d want to go to lunch with the Empress from Empress of Time. It seems like she would be an interesting person to talk to and that she would have a lot of cool stories about her adventures.

8. As there are almost 200 games on High 5 Casino, how do you keep track of all the different paylines and ways to win?
We write computer programs to keep track of all the different pays, features, and stats.

9. What is your favorite game feature to work with when creating pay lines and ways to win?
My favorite game feature is free games. I really like that most games have them and that in the free games you always get some unique cool feature that could have huge payouts!

10. You’re stuck in an elevator, which High 5 Casino character do you call for help?
I’d call the rocket man from Rocket Man. He’d probably be able to get me out very quickly.

11. Who is your favorite famous mathematician and why?
It’s definitely Leonard Euler. He was one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time and made contributions to almost every field of mathematics.

12. What is your favorite type of math to work with?
My favorite branch of mathematicians is geometry. I really enjoy the visual aspects of the subject.

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

December Solstice Factoids!

h5c_factoids_decembersolstice_blogpostHappy December Solstice!

Did you know that the December Solstice represents two different things depending on what hemisphere you’re located in! In the Northern Hemisphere it is known as the Winter Solstice, while in the Southern Hemisphere it is known as the Summer Solstice!

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice represents the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year. While in the Southern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice represents the first day of summer and the longest day of the year! This is because the equinoxes and solstices are opposite on the opposite sides of the planet! How cool is that!
Here are some more interesting facts about the December Solstice:

1. The sun on the December Solstice shines directly over the Tropic of Capricorn (latitude 23° 30′ South) in the Southern Hemisphere.

2. The December Solstice can occur from the dates of December 20-December 23, however falling on the 20th or the 23rd day of the month is extremely rare.

3. The last time the December Solstice fell on December 23rd was in the year 1903 and it will not happen again until the year 2303!

4. The term solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium, meaning ‘the Sun stands still’. During the December Solstice, the Sun reaches its most southern position as seen from Earth and appears to stand still at the Tropic of Capricorn and then reverses its direction.

5. People tend to say that during the Winter Solstice the Earth is furthest from the Sun, however this is a MYTH! During the Winter Solstice, the Northern Hemisphere is actually closest to the sun!

So what do you think? Are you excited for the December Solstice to mark either the first day of winter or the first day of summer depending on your geographic location? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right corner of your screen and let us know!

H5G Gives Back: Volunteers of America

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While we are all very lucky to be able to give and receive this holiday, there are some who aren’t as fortunate. Around the office we decided that the December holiday season is the perfect time to give back.

This year, High 5 Games is honored to have partnered with Volunteers of America – Greater New York region to provide children with families in shelters and preschool children with developmental delays in the Bronx with holiday gifts. High 5 Games employees stepped up to the plate and choose one or more child to shop for. Employees were given a list from the children of what they may want for the holidays. Our employees went above and beyond this holiday season and provided them with gifts they’ll remember for a lifetime.

Each holiday season, Volunteers of America, holds several drives to make the holidays special for the people they serve. To help Volunteers of America make the holidays special for those children, High 5 Games was able to present 60 gifts collected through our office Holiday Gift Campaign.

About Volunteers of America: Volunteers of America is a national human services organization that has been helping men, women, and children in communities throughout the United States since 1896. As the nation’s largest and most respected human service organization they serve 2 million people in 400 communities in 46 states each year. Volunteers of America–Greater New York is the largest affiliate of the national organization, with more than 90 programs and 1,300 staff in the metropolitan New York area, Westchester, Nassau, and Northern New Jersey. To learn more about Volunteers of America visit https://www.voa-gny.org/

We would like to thank each employee for participating in this H5G’s Gives Back campaign! Your kindness will lead to many smiles for children this holiday season. High 5 Games is constantly looking for ways to help others, so make sure to comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post and let us know what you have done to help others around you!

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!

STS-er’s Share Big Wins!

sts_shareyourwins_congrats_octoberThe leaves are falling, apple picking season is almost over and Halloween is right around the corner. On Friday, October 21st, we encouraged STS-ers to share their biggest wins this weekend on our Facebook Fan Page www.Facebook.com/ShakeTheSky for the chance to win 1 million free coins!

As the outside temperature cooled off, the Shake The Sky slots were HOT from all those big wins!  There were so many great wins that it made it hard to choose just 5! Here is a list of the STS-ers who had BIG WINS this weekend and were awarded 1 Million coins directly to their casino lobby!

1. Julia S.
2. Sharlene A.
3. Jorge J.
4. Willie O.
5. Kathy W.

Thank you to all the STS-ers who participated in our Share Your Wins Contest! Stay tuned to our Facebook Fan Page for more promotions!

 

Employee Spotlight – Carrie M!

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Have you ever wondered who the brilliant mind behind the descriptions of our amazing games like Flower Bride, Red Panda Palace, and Sailing the 7 Skies is? Meet Carrie M.!

1. How long have you been working with High 5 Games?
I’ve been working at High 5 Games for a little over two years.

2. Please tell us what you do, as Marketing Communications Lead for High 5 Games?
Visit the High 5 Casino website and search for a game. Then scroll to the bottom and read the game description. I write those! Additionally, I write weekly and monthly newsletters. and other copy related tasks.

3. As Lead for Marketing Communications, what is your favorite part of your job?
I really enjoy coming up with a backstory for our slot games. As a writer, it’s fun connecting games’ symbols with my creativity. I get to connect character symbols… make them fall in love or connect them as spies on a mission or anything really!

4. You write the game descriptions for many of our games, tell us about the process and where you get your amazing ideas from?
First I play the slot game. I really enjoy playing slot games so this is my favorite part. Then I take a break. After a break, I spin some more! I pretty much spin until I feel inspired. This could take up to a day or two, sometimes more. Once I know the direction I’d like to take, I write! The ideas come from the games! Not for nothing but our games are pretty awesome!

5. Which game description, that you’ve written, is your favorite? Why?
The game hasn’t been released yet so I’m not sure I can divulge that information. However, I will say this… prepare for suspense, thrills, and a lot of fun. I really enjoyed writing the game description for this particular slot because it’s fun and suspenseful!

6. What is your favorite game on High 5 Casino and why?
Having 170+ games does not make this an easy question. I’m in between Triple Raven and Triple Hoot. I must have a thing for the feature since both games have the feature Triple Symbols :)!

7. How long does it take you to come up with descriptions for the games?
Can you tell us what goes into it? It depends on the game. Some games are a bit more straight-forward while others give us the chance to be more creative.

8. Where is your favorite place to travel and why?
I love traveling everywhere! One of my 2016 resolutions was to travel as much as possible. So far parts of my heart stayed in New Orleans, Louisiana, and in Santa Teresa, Brazil.

9. If you weren’t in the Marketing Communications field, what other profession would you have chosen?
I most likely would’ve focused on being a children’s book writer.

10. If you could work with a famous author, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would’ve loved to work with Kurt Vonnegut. I love his writing style, especially in his novel, Slaughterhouse-Five.

11. If you could be a High 5 Casino game character who would you like to be? Why?
I’d like to be the girl in Aegean Sunset or the kitty cat in Curious Kingdom! Both look cheerful and fun!

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

Shake the Sky September Stats!

sts_top5_sept_wallpostHappy Columbus Day and Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbors up North in Canada!

Fall is here in full swing, and Shake the Sky players are keeping our Slots warm this season! According to the September stats, there were approximately 109,348,825 spins generated last month.

Check out some other awesome September stats from Shake the Sky:
Total September Spins: 109,348,825
Spins Per Day: 3,644,960
Total Money Won: 31,277,676,219,695
Cumulative hours spent: 211,391
Top 5 most played games: Lady Peacock, Golden Knight, Golden Peony,  Way of The Blade and White Lion!

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