Looking Back on Another Amazing Year
2020 will go down as one of the more challenging years in recent memory.
Thankfully, Wildz Casino has remained open for business throughout - and what a ride it’s been once again. From record-breaking wins, to exciting new partnerships and game releases, we’ve seen it all over the past 12 months. Now as 2021 fast approaches, let’s take a look at some highlights from another bumper year in Wildz’s young lifetime.
Top 10 Biggest Wins in 2020
|Game||Game Provider||Win Amount||Month|
|Razor Shark||Push Gaming||$572,114||October|
|Razor Shark||Push Gaming||$438,900||October|
|Razor Shark||Push Gaming||$410,000||June|
|Lil Devil||Big Time Gaming||$137,303||April|
|The Sword and The Grail||Play’n GO||$134,700||April|
|Jammin’ Jars||Push Gaming||$130,915||April|
|Hong Kong Tower||ELK Studios||$122,000||April|
$4.2m Record-Breaking Fortune
One score instantly jumps out upon a quick glance of 2020’s biggest wins. The $4,209,743 jackpot win achieved by one player enjoying a few turns on Empire Fortune is far and away the biggest prize we’ve ever dished out at Wildz Casino, making May a month to remember for one player in particular and earning them a place in the record books.
Wins of this magnitude are fairly few and far between, typically only possible by triggering a pokie’s elusive jackpot.
Empire Fortune’s progressive version is comprised of a three-tiered cake, activated after landing a trio of Bonus symbols during the base game. Once you set the feature in motion, the bottom wheel either awards an instant Multiplier prize / Free Spins before the feature is terminated, or you’re advanced to the next tier - where the process repeats. Manage to stop the third and final wheel on the jester symbol, and you stand to bank the game’s multi-mullion euro prize - emulating May’s lucky winner.
Our game provider responsible for the jackpot win, Yggdrasil, kindly put together a digital recreation of the video. Watch it here.
Abundant Razor Shark Riches
For comparison, the $4.2m year-high haul was a staggering $3.6m more than October’s biggest winner picked up playing wildly popular Push Gaming creation, Razor Shark.
Push Gaming’s underwater-themed title proved an instant hit upon its release, and continues to draw slot fans in their droves. Mystery Stacks are central to the gameplay here. Made up of four rows, they pop up at random intervals throughout the game to trigger the Razor Reveal feature. Watch as seaweed then transfers all corresponding symbols into a more lucrative version, or a Golden Shark - amplifying your win potential.
Incidentally, Razor Shark went in to occupy second, third and fourth places on our 2020 Big Win rankings -demonstrating its widespread appeal with Wildz players, as well as the gaming community at large.
It’s worth mentioning that Razor Shark is absent of a jackpot game - meaning the $572,114 win taking silver on the 2020 table is officially our largest non-jackpot payout ever!
Elsewhere, there were notable appearances from another Push Gaming favourite, alongside one of the more popular Ancient-Egyptian themed offerings from leading developer GAMOMAT. The latter was a constant fixture on our monthly rankings, and so it was only fair that Ramses Book earned itself a place on the yearly standings - sending $164,800 the way of one player in September.
Bursting with features like Cluster Wins, Cascading Symbols and Free Spins, Push Gaming’s vivid 8x8 grid slot, Jammin’ Jars, quickly established itself as an industry blockbuster upon its release - anchored by a groovy soundtrack that makes you want to slip on your dancing shoes and make for the dancefloor!
We also saw frequent appearances throughout 2020 from Big Time Gaming’s electrifying video pokie, Lil Devil, which joins Jammin’ Jars onto our yearly table thanks to a $137,303 payout in April, with a lesser known release from ELK Studios rounding off the standings.
Built around the world’s largest light and sound show, Hong Kong Tower is a real audio-visual feast and one of the more unusual offerings on our list. The setting, as you might imagine, is the vibrant night skyline of Hong Kong, where bright game symbols can also be seen lighting up the 5 reels.
The game is all about its Wheels of the Sky Bonus round, activated by catching 3 or more Bonus Ying Yang symbols, or 1 Mystery symbol.
Once triggered, you’re presented with a trio of skyscrapers each adorned with their own bonus wheel. Your aim is to make it to the third and final wheel without terminating the feature, which holds prizes of up to 500x your bet in the offing.
Now let’s cast our eyes over the year’s biggest Multiplier Win..
2020’s Top 10 Multiplier Wins
|Robin Hood’s Wild Forest||Red Tiger Gaming||213,440x||June|
|Grand Wheel||Red Tiger Gaming||114,325x||September|
|Dead or Alive 2||NetEnt||111,111x||May|
|Grand Spinn Superpot||NetEnt||102,012x||April|
|Mystery Reels||Red Tiger Gaming||100,764x||January|
|Absolootly Mad: Mega Moolah||Microgaming||81,279x||October|
|Lil Devil||Big Time Gaming||68,651x||April|
|Lil Devil||Big Time Gaming||67,631x||June|
Divine 686,159x Win at No. 1
Paying out a mammoth Multiplier win worth 686,159x in October was a NetEnt jackpot creation that earned its creator gold in our 2020 standings.
Steeped in Greek mythology, the all-time classic Divine Fortune invites players on a journey back in time to battle for some truly tantalising rewards with the help of Falling Wilds, Wild on Wild Feature and of course, its main event - the trio of jackpots.
To stand a chance at a life-changing payday, you must first catch at least 3 Bonus symbols in the base game. Doing so sees armed with 3 free spins to enjoy over 15 separate reels. Landing a bonus symbol during the feature resets your total back to 3, and these remain in place for the entire duration of the feature. Only by filling all 3 rows with Bonus symbols can you get your hands on the Mega progressive jackpot - which is no easy task.
Wild Forest Produces 213,440x Win
Powered by Red Tiger Gaming, everyone’s favourite English outlaw returned to the reels with a 213,440x Multiplier Win in June - enough to take silver in our yearly rankings.
Filling in for noticeably absent Free Spins, the eye-catching Robin Hood’s Wild Forest does pack a handful of other bonus features to help you loot the sheriff of his lot, thanks to the all-star cast of Maid Marian, Little John and the star of the show himself, Robin Hood. When each arrives, they come equipped with their own modifiers to propel you to the higher payouts - and the benevolent Robin, naturally, yields the most lucrative.
Slot purists may bemoan the lack of Free Spins, but the truth is this remains a highly entertaining game that cleverly revives an age-old fairy tale across the reels.
Elsewhere, there were a handful of appearances from online pokies that featured prominently on our monthly standings.
No set of rankings is complete without the inclusion of least one Wild West offering. Taking fifth is a pokie that showed up numerous times over the course of the year, and arguably one of, if not the best, Wild West game ever produced.
Delivering more thrills of the original with a bunch of enhancements chucked in, the cult classic Dead or Alive 2 transports players back out west to reacquaint with the five central outlaws. Here they get to grips with Sticky Wilds, plus a trio action-packed Free Spins games: Train Heist, Old Saloon and High Noon Saloon. Combined with sky-high potential, it’s little wonder the iconic game continues to show up on ‘most-played’ lists right across the industry.
A special mention also goes out once again to popular Big Time Gaming release, Lil Devil, which scooped both ninth and tenth places on our rankings to back up its sixth place in the Big Win table.
200,000,000th Free Spin
Wildz burst onto the scene to much fanfare in the summer of 2019. But even we weren’t prepared for our whirlwind start to life that exceeded everyone’s expectations.
In no time at all, Wildz rapidly became the fastest growing new online casino - thanks to expert stewardship of the brand’s creators all able to call on years of industry know-how.
Another factor accounting for the casino’s success is our underlying promise. Play at Wildz to Get More. Simple on the surface, but a catch-all ethos that governs our day-to-day operations. We’re pretty confident, for example, that you can enjoy More Free Spins on us than at just about any other online casino. How many? Well, up until now, just over 200,000,000. (Two Hundred Million!) That’s the total amount we’ve dished out since we started. To provide some perspective, almost a year is the time it took to give out our 100,000,000th Free Spin - and we’ve gone and doubled that tally in just a seven-month timeframe.
How long until we breach the 300,000,000-mark? Five months? Three, perhaps? Stay tuned to the Wildz News page to find out when the next big milestone arrives.
On top of all the regular action at the reels, we laid on a bevy of action-packed promotions during 2020 to give everyone that little bit extra value that they won’t find anywhere else.
Here are three of the best..
25 Chances at $25 Million
Hacksaw Gaming are a developer that like to do things a little differently. Specialists in the Scratch Card arena, they’ve been making a name for themselves throughout 2020 for producing some of the best slot offerings too, gaining pace on more seasoned developers operating in the space.
But Hacksaw Gaming are also capable of concocting blockbuster promotions from time to time. In February, we became the exclusive host of their exciting new release, My Lucky Number. What made the partnership so exciting? Oh, just a top prize worth $25,000,000. To give our players a sneak preview, one deposit made each day through March 31 earned players 25 Free Spins on the game - with every single spin offering a shot at the life-changing money.
No Wildz player has been lucky enough to trigger the astronomical jackpot yet. Will you be the first? Try the game for yourself here.
$2,000,000 Pragmatic Drops and Wins
Another renowned provider of innovative software solutions, Pragmatic Play regularly unveil some of the industry’s most impressive slot titles.
And 2020 saw the developer catch players’ attentions once again - but in a slightly different way. A major highlight of the online casino promotional calendar was undoubtedly the company’s Drops and Wins campaign that offers a whopping $2,000,000 in collective prizes.
With the campaign players are invited to battle for thousands each week across a pair of promotional strands. Multiplier Tournaments reward the top 350 weekly top Multiplier wins, complemented by Daily Prize Drops that see 80 prizes given away at random - ranging from Multiplier prizes to free spins.
Throughout, Pragmatic Play have endeavoured to constantly freshen up the campaign by switching up the qualifying games in question and, what’s more, the extended promotional shelf-life means players can get involved over and over again for a shot at millions in prizes. With the campaign running until February 2021, you still have plenty of time to claim your share!
1,000 Free Spins 1 Year Anniversary
Here at Wildz we all came together to celebrate our 1st birthday in July, and what better to mark the occasion than only we know how - by giving out hundreds in free spins. Here’s how our 1 Year Anniversary promo went down:
The lucky players that managed to achieve the highest multiplier wins throughout July all stood to net $1,000 worth of Free Spins.
The top prize, however, awaited the man or woman who could record the highest multiplier win throughout the course of the promotion. Their reward? 100 Free Spins every day for the remainder of 2020!
Best of all - all free spins awarded came with no wagering requirements - so any resulting winnings are players’ to keep!
Look out for more exciting promos in the pipeline at our dedicated News page over 2021.
Wildz Welcomed a Little Sister!
The Rootz family also grew in 2020.
If you haven’t done yet, hop over to Caxino Casino and say hello to our little sister!
Launched in June 2020, the quirky casino builds on the fundamentals that have made Wildz such a rip-roaring success since we started out, promising more slick site navigation, abundant real-time rewards and rich playing experience.
Harnessing the power of the agile Rootz platform, players can enjoy tailor-made rewards delivered at just the right times, with hundreds of popular online casino games on offer spanning a wide range of genres to satisfy all tastes and budgets.
The hard work behind the scenes had clearly paid off, as Caxino truly few out of the blocks following launch earlier this year. Our sister casino witnessed rapid sign-up rates that eclipsed even our own from our very early days - doubly impressive given Wildz’s stratospheric ascent.
Oh, and have we mentioned Caxino Branded Megaways? Created in partnership with Iron Dog Studios, the exciting slot is perfect for all MegaWays lovers - combining the multi-layered gameplay of the unique game format with Caxino’s own bright branding for a truly unique gaming experience!
Into 2021 and Beyond..
We’ve come a long way in a short space of time here at Wildz, but feel our best years are yet to come. Our unwavering commitment to give you more, supported by a flexible gaming platform, position us perfectly for future success. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2021.
We wish you all Happy Holidays and hope our games bring you gifts you deserve!