High 5 Casino’s December Stats!

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Hey High 5-ers! The new year is here and we are so excited to embark on 2017 with you!

While December kicked off with A Visit from St. Nick making its return spreading cheer and jolly throughout High 5 Casino slots, it was only the beginning. December brought H5C’s Holiday Traditions Contest where 200 winners were chosen to receive 200k H5C Coins and an exclusive 2017 H5C Calendar. The 12 Days You Can’t Miss Double XP promotion where High 5-ers won $44,584,230,715,915.00 coins while playing our 12 featured games. High 5-ers also got to travel with Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015 to the Philippines, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand in Miss Universe® Asian Adventures!

While spending time with friends and family throughout December, High 5-ers won a total of 22,554,566,059,751 coins which added to their holiday cheer! Check out some jolly December statistics below!

Total spins for the month of December: 2,552,226,491
Spins per day: 85,074,216
Total money won: 22,554,566,059,751
Cumulative hours spent playing: 4,065,713
Top 5 most played games: A Visit from St. Nick, Miss Universe® Asian Adventures, Gobblers Gone Wild, Triple Hoot and Golden Knight!

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

Congratulations to the winners of H5C’s Holiday Traditions Contest!

h5c_contest_holiday_winners_wallpost_v2Drumroll please! The winners’ list for H5C’s Holiday Tradition Contest is here! On December 2nd, we invited our High 5 Casino players to submit a contest entry telling us about a favorite holiday tradition and why it is so important to them. We received thousands of submissions with wonderful unique holiday traditions that sure put us into the holiday spirit! While we can’t share them all with you here, enjoy a few great ones below:

Nancy P. – North Tonawanda, New York USA
During the month of December, my children and I get together at my house and must make our homemade cutout cookies. We must make at least 500 cookies and then for a few days sit and decorate each one. We always must give the family members a container of these cookies which they know were made with love. While we are together doing these cookies, we have the special time talking about the past xmas’s with the funniest stories ever. This is truly a must each year to continue the holiday feeling.

Cherie B. – Oswestry, Shrewsbury United Kingdom
Every year since my first daughter was born my husband has taken her to buy stocking fillers for me. Once they were bought I would join them for lunch and a drink this is a day that we all love and it has become our tradition.

Erminia J. – Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Every year, we would invite over thirty relatives for Christmas dinner in our small apartment. It may have been super cozy but it sure was fun! The cooks would bring in their signature dishes and I would do my annual thing. What was my annual thing? Wreck something! Burn the mashed potatoes, over salt the salads, forget a layer for the lasagna, get a big boned turkey with little meat or not enough drinks. My annual thing also had a name. Erminia’s Annual Freakout Stressout! Breathe-it’s ok.

Mario V. – El Cajon, California USA
Well to start this holiday tradition we like to go hand cut a Christmas tree, me my wife and now my son. We started this tradition with my parents a few years back but since our son was born it’s been way more interesting and exciting for us, he loves to be outside so it works out perfectly. Anyways, when it comes down to picking the perfect tree my wife has to inspect it to make sure it’s perfect, of course, then we take a picture by it and I begin the cutting. I will keep this tradition going forever!

Marvin T. – Granite Falls, Minnesota USA
We would always decorate our Christmas tree on Christmas eve, listening to music, snacking on treats and playing a few board games. Then we would all camp in the living room sleeping around the tree. Waking up the next morning to find presents piled high under the tree. (Sometime during the night our parents made the miracle happen). A tradition that I have held over the years and one my children have adopted. A Christmas miracle…

Make sure to check if you are one of the 200 lucky winners today in the list below! All winners will receive 200K coins and an exclusive 2017 High 5 Casino Calendar that will arrive within 2-4 weeks! Congratulations to you all!

 

Charlotte A – Alabaster, AL
Jane A – Flushing, NY
Diane A – Bradenton, FL
John A – Hazlet Twp, NJ
Yolanda A – Chihuahua, Mexico
Fatimah B – Chicago, IL
Sherry B – Indianapolis, IN
Amy B – Glencoe, OK
Trevor B – Hamden, CT
Cherie B – Oswestry, UK
Yolanda B – Tacoma, WA
Debra B – Aberdeen, WA
Sandi B – Fort Davis, TX
Adriane B – Pittsburgh, PA
Deborah B – New Britain, CT
Sharon B – Estevan, Canada
Alice B – Washingtonville, NY
Nancy B – Tacoma, WA
Linda B – Bremerton, WA
Mary B – Mabelvale, AR
Anita B – St Louis, MO
Judy B – Royal Oak, MI
Robin B – Mount Vernon, WA
Elizabeth B – Chicago, IL
Carol B – Clearwater, FL
Angel B – Apalachicola, FL
Shadrick B – Ackerman, MI
Melis Aldridge  B – Tucson, AZ
Loretta B – Miami, FL
Marie B – St Clair Shores, MI
Linda C – Yuma, AZ
Debbie C – Mount Gilead, OH
Bernie C – Vail, AZ
Cynthia C – Pittsburg, CA
Diane C – Dixfield, ME
Charlotte C – Roseburg, OR
Sarah C – Newburgh, NY
Lourdes C – Chula Vista, CA
Lee C – Greensboro, NC
Lynda C – Smiths Falls, Canada
Larry C – Konawa, OK
Alison C – Boyertown , PA
Ben C – Phoenix, AZ
Jennie C – Fresno, CA
Bridget C – Memphis, TN
Casey C – Slidell, LA
Patsy C – Dennison, OH
Ruth C – Washougal, WA
Betty C – Blackwell, OK
Tamera D – Port Charlotte, FL
LaDonna D – Maplewood, MO
Bob D – Newark, NY
Lydia D – Fontana, CA
Linda D – St Augustine, FL
Denise-Jean D – Las Vegas, NV
Patricia D – Lanham, MD
Sylvia D – Lincoln, Canada
Monica D – Chicago, IL
John E – Myrtle Beach, SC
Pat E – Toledo, OH
Yolanda E – Titusville, FL
Cheryl E – Glendale, AZ
Deberah F – Aberdeen, WA
James F – Altoona, PA
Rosann F – Fairless Hills, PA
Pat F – Newville, AL
Diane F – Morenci, MI
Harley F – Austin, TX
Richard F – Okanogan, WA
Del F – High Point, NC
Sadie F – Horn Lake, MS
Craig F – Susanville, CA
Norma F – Simi Valley, CA
Tami F – Kent, WA
Darla G – Antonio, CO
Margaret G – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Maureen G – Escondido, CA
Linda G – Oak Harbor, WA
Judi G – Jerome, ID
Marie G – Nolanville, TX
Marimar G – Corpus Christi , TX
Adrian H – Randolph, NY
Cheryl H – Otis, OR
Pat H – Dover, DE
Karen H – Fenton, MI
Christina H – Cleveland , TX
Alice H – Eastaboga , AL
Belinda H – Virginia Beach , VA
Sherry H – Farmington Hills, MI
Denise H – Erie, PA
Patty H – Hillsboro, OR
Carol H – Houston, TX
Diana H – Bloomington, MN
Clyde H – Milwaukee, WI
Angie I – Cleburne, TX
Erminia J – Ottawa, Canada
Laurie J – Mt. Pleasant, MI
Terri J – Tacoma , WA
Dorann K – Robinson, TX
Laura K – Centennial, CO
Monique L – Barriere, Canada
Debra L – River Ridge, LA
Noelle L – East Brunswick, NJ
Tom L – Newmanstown, , PA
Lindy L – Haven, KS
Melody L – Woodward, OK
Glenda L – Vancouver, WA
Cheryl L – Keosauqua, IA
Melissa L – Coatesville, PA
Cathy L – Carbondale, PA
Lakhmatie L – Bbronx, NY
William L – Phoenix, AZ
Kathleen M – Santa Clarita, CA
Brenda M – Fort Worth, TX
Nancy M – Shinglehuse, PA
Suzana M – Rio De Janeiro, AA
Juanita M – Carson City, NV
Donald M – Crestwood, KY
Loraine M – Tacoma, WA
Mary M – Albuquerque, NM
Diane M – Carneys Point, NJ
Martha M – Tampa, FL
Susan M – Macedon , NY
Stacey M – Lodi, CA
Mary M – Wyandotte, OK
Paula M – Greenbrier , TN
Judith M – Moody, AL
Judy M – Ponte Vedra, FL
Barbara M – Franklin, MA
Cindy M – Aurora, CO
Elena  N – Mexico City, D.F.
Tambrlyn N – Citrus Heights, CA
Fran N – Lake Havasu City, AZ
Cyndy P – Baldwinsville , NY
Michèle P – Lyon, France
Gloria P – Leavittsburg, OH
Cathaleen P – Caldwell, TX
Janice P – Petersburg , AK
Shirley P – Whitesboro, TX
Edie P – Porterville, CA
Brenda P – Shelby, NC
Martha P – Lake Charles, LA
Bekki P – Austin, IN
Mary P – Grants Pass, OR
Judy P – Grove, OK
Nancy P – North Tonawanda, NY
Madelon P – Marietta, PA
Cheri R – Devine, TX
Guin R – New Carrollton, MD
Maura R – Anahiem Hills, CA
Miriam R – St. Petersburg , FL
Jeanie R – Cincinnati, OH
Claire R – Fall River, MA
Mary R – Red Oak, TX
Kelly R – Grand Rapids, MN
Jayne R – Elgin, IL
Barbara R – Crossville, TN
Marjorie R – Springfield, MA
Sue R – Port Orchard, WA
Judy S – Saint  Charles, IL
Kyrie S – El Cajon, CA
Cheryl S – Hebron, MD
Bill S – Tallahassee, FL
Pamela S – Hemet, CA
Yvonne Michaud S – Festus, MO
Cj S – Granbury, TX
Wanda S – Dumfries, VA
Denice S – Boise, ID
Robert S – Loami, IL
Sally S – Strongsville, OH
Ron S – Houston, TX
Della S – Somerset, PA
Cheryl S – Centralia, IL
Gaye S – Hermitage, PA
Astrid S – Minneapolis, MN
Rosetta S – Curtis, MI
Sammie S – Atlanta, GA
Kathy S – Bakersfield , CA
Melissa S – Essexville, MI
Kathleen S – Philadelphia, PA
Sue S – Belfair, WA
Tillie S – Baltimore, MD
Tina S – Independence, KS
Marvin T – Granite Falls, MN
Becky T – Cambridge, OH
Mary T – Coleman, MI
Mario V – Shelton , WA
Denise W – Lupton, MI
Chris W – Oklahoma City, OK
Ruth W – Derby, KS
Mary W – Vienna, MO
Mary Rose W – Okmulgee, OK
Jack W – Oklahoma City, OK
Corky W – The Dalles, OR
June W – Santa Clarita, CA
Wendy W – Beacon, NY
Peggy W – Portage, MI
Donna W – Waterford, MI
Chris Z – Salt Lake City, UT
Debby  Z – Cincinnati , OH

What kind contest would you like to see at High 5 Casino? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post to let us know!

H5C October Stats!

h5c_top5_oct_wallpost_v2Happy November High 5-ers! Apple and pumpkin picking has come to an end, Halloween costumes have been packed away and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. October is a month full of fun outdoor activities and High-5ers made sure to show the High 5 Casino slots some love while raking in some HUGE wins!

According to the October stats, there were over 2.5 billion spins generated! Did you know that this means there were more spins for the month of October, than there are active social network users worldwide? Amazing right!

Check out some other remarkable October stats from High 5 Casino:
Total October Spins: 2,870,222,809
Spins per Day: 95,674,093
Total Money Won: 20,453,542,738,654
Cumulative hours spent: 4,571,191
Top 5 most played games: The Flower Bride, Sailing the 7 Skies, Maggie and the Martians, Rockabilly Babe and Triple Hoot.

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

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.

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!

 

 

Bonus Select Battle

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The game-feature battle continues at High 5 Blog. Today’s battle takes place among slots with Bonus Select – a unique feature created by High 5 Games.

When Bonus Select is triggered, players can choose one of 3 – 5 given options for their free games. Each bonus option offers a different number of free spins and different multiplier values. The multipliers are additive, creating great opportunities for a winning combination. This feature gives you the power to choose your bonus round experience by either going for a few free spins with high multipliers, or choosing more spins with lower multipliers!

Check these three games below that have the Bonus Select feature:

I Need A Hero
Show your appreciation and celebrate all everyday heroes- firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and military personnel. These are the brave individuals who save lives every day. In this 4 by 5 reel slot, you can choose your champion and your rewards with the Bonus Select feature!

Kiss of the Rose
When darkness falls, enchantment blooms. The sultry vixen has beauty that can only be rivalled by the roses adorning her kingdom. But beware… this rose has thorns! She’ll lure you in with her beauty, and then steal your heart with just one kiss. Kiss of Rose is a 3 by 5 reels slot with 243 ways to win.

Palace of Magic
With magic at your fingertips, the world is yours! Experience your wins on a flying carpet while riding off on the adventure of a lifetime in this 4 by 5 reel slots featuring 178 paylines! Avoid the enemies and capture the heart of the princess in this high-flying game. Once you land three bonus trigger symbols, you can select a magic lamp of your choice for big wins.

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

Stacked Wilds Battle

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The game-feature battle is on at High 5 Blog. This time, the battle takes place among Stacked Wilds games: The Amulet and the Charm, Ancient Arcadia, and White Falls.

With Stacked Wilds, your chance of winning increases – when you see a full stack of wild symbols land in your slot reel, all you need to do is enjoy the huge wins with beautiful animations. Who doesn’t love lots of wild symbols?

The Amulet and the Charm – The threat of chaos… The thrill of anticipation… In a world of fantasy, a lucky charm goes a long way. Need a little good fortune in your life? Want to find the luckiest charm of them all? Look no further than The Amulet and the Charm. Be ready to be taken into a world of fantasy, where mysterious characters seek the precious amulet and all the wealth that comes with it. The Amulet and the Charm is celebrated for its great music and dramatic storytelling.

Ancient Arcadia – Hidden in the depths of the wilderness, a flourishing kingdom is yours for the taking. Kingdom. With riches abound and endless beauty wherever the eye may wander, you will be eager to cash in on this hit from High 5 Games.

White Falls – Get wild, let loose, and take the plunge. Let the good times rain down upon you. White Falls depicts a fascinating and serene atmosphere for you looking to escape the commotion of ordinary life for a while.

Which of these Stacked Wilds games is your favorite? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right corner of the blog and let us know! Check out other High 5 Casino Stacked Wilds games like Legends of Troy, Lion Heart, Lucky Horse and Golden Knight! Play your favorite one today!

Shake the Sky’s January Stats

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The first data of 2016 is in! In January alone, players won 56 quadrillion dollars in STS coins, or more than 128 trillion coins every day! It seems that the colorful creatures in Lady Peacock are really irresistible to our players, and the game has owned the crown of the most played game in Shake the Sky since its release!

Check out more January stats below:
Total spins for the month of January: 192,234,733
Number of spins per day: 6,407,824
Total money won: $46,738,074,531,580
Cumulative hours spent playing: 360,752
Top 5 most played games: Lady Peacock, Golden Knight, Dangerous Beauty, Happy Two-gether and Jaguar Princess

What was your favorite game in January? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right of the blog post and let us know!

Slot Fundamentals: Super Select

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Slot Fundamentals is a column we run occasionally to help our players better understand how our games work. This edition deals with Super Select, an innovative relatively new feature.

Different from Bonus Select, one of our top-hit features, you can enjoy the Super Select feature without activating a free games round first. To activate the Super Select feature, you must trigger at least three full columns of matching Super Stack symbols on adjacent reels. Suddenly a Pick Bonus game is revealed behind the Super Stacked Columns. Your next step is to make a selection in the Pick Bonus game, and depending on which you choose, you may be awarded either a free games bonus or additional credits. With the Super Select feature, your chance to score additional wins with stunning animated graphics increases immensely.

We hope you found that helpful, and that you land some major jackpots with the Super Select feature! Make sure to check out Super Select in High 5 Casino’s popular games, Bombshell Beauties and Rum City.

What’s your favorite slot feature? Comment in the conversation bubble located on the top right to let us know.