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December 02, 2014 update: Microgaming and HBO’s partnered Game of Thrones pokies (243 way and 15 payline versions) are now live at the following casinos: RoyalVegasCasino.com, Casino-Mate.com, Guts.com, Thrills.com, AllSlotsCasino.com, PlatinumPlayCasino.com and 7SultansCasino.com.
On December 1, the official GoT online slot game will go live at all Microgaming affiliate casinos. This includes a number of real money pokies sites which support Australian currency, including Royal Vegas, 7 Sultans and Casino-Mate.
This advanced five-reel video slot is loaded with unique gameplay features. The most striking of these is the ability to choose your preferred payout system, with the option to play with either 15 standard bet lines or Microgaming’s signature 243-ways format. There’s also heaps of free spins on offer with stacked wilds and fixed multipliers, as well as an Iron Throne scatter bonus and a special Gamble Trail feature – a supercharged version of the gamble option found on so many classic Australian pokies machines.
If you’ve seen the HBO television series on which the GoT virtual slot is based, you will be expecting an incredible audio-visual experience which captures the very essence of George RR Martin’s saga about the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. And you won’t be disappointed – just think of the show’s award-winning title sequence, and you will have a fair idea of where the game developers got the inspiration for graphics and sound effects.
Take a look at the YouTube trailer below to get a feel for what’s in store:
Like so many of Microgaming’s excellent licensed pokies, the betting options in Game of Thrones favour casual Aussie punters and those with smaller bankrolls. There are four coin sizes to choose from – 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, and 0.10 – and we can wager anywhere from $15.00 down to just $0.15 per spin.
As is only to be expected with anything that has won such a huge and devoted following, many GoT fans are anxious over whether this much-hype project will meet lofty expectations. But Microgaming chief executive Roger Raatgever is confident his charges will deliver the goods.
“We plan on taking all of the features of the small screen fantasy epic to create a masterpiece of a slot,” he said in a press release earlier this year.
Raatgever’s optimism has been reinforced by Josh Goodstadt, HBO’s global licensing director.
“Game of Thrones has a huge global presence online, and our partnership with Microgaming will extend the show’s reach into a completely different realm,” said Goodstadt. “We have every confidence that the show’s active fan base will be very excited to find another new way to engage with the show.”