Microgaming Quickfire Gets Bookie of Odds Online Slot
The basic idea with Microgaming’s deal with Triple Edge Studios is that the latter develops titles for the former’s Quickfire platform exclusively, and that helps to add a bit of content in the way of high-quality video slots that players can only find on casinos that use the Quickfire software.
While there’s no denying that it’s a smart move from a marketing standpoint, it doesn’t take away from the fact that the latest release from this deal, the Bookie of Odds video slot, is looking like it could be one of the most popular releases of the first quarter of 2019. There’s a lot going on in this game and a lot for players to get excited about.
A Horse Racing Bookie Theme
This game takes place from the perspective of a bookie at a horse racing track. The idea is that it allows a lot of meta-level references due to having a gambling game based on a theme from a different type of gambling, and that helps to make it even more interesting for players who like to wager both ways.
The Bookie’s Tip Book is the most important symbol for the majority of the game, and it’s the one that you’ll want to see the most often.
This book symbol is wild, and it appears on each reel. It also acts as a scatter, which gives it even more importance (and also raises the game’s volatility), and this leads to a free spins bonus mode. This round involves 10, 12 or 25 free turns for three, four or five of this scatter on the game’s reels, and they don’t have to land on a certain line or any particular reels or position to award this prize.
As if that wasn’t enough value packed into the Bookie’s Tip Book symbols, it also expands to cover the entire reel (though that only counts once as a scatter), and this gives players even more ways to get paid. Five of a kind is worth a massive 5,000x jackpot.
Aside from that, this game uses their REELBET gameplay system. What this does is that, aside from the ability to spin all of the reels for a set cost normally, is that it gives you different amounts under each of the five reels that you can pay to spin those reels individually. This cost is dynamic and is based on the positions of the symbols on the reels, but it definitely provides a different level of interaction than what you get with most video slots and their limited betting options.
More to Come From Triple Edge Studios
Since signing their exclusive content production deal with Microgaming, Triple Edge Studios has managed to come out with some pretty solid games on a regular basis. They don’t have the largest portfolio around, but they haven’t been around all that long, and on top of that, they don’t need to focus on quantity.
Instead, their focus is on quality, and that’s what has made them so successful in such a relatively short period of time. It’s easy to find casinos with hundreds or even thousands of video slots, so the issue of numbers has become less relevant. That means the focus is now on the quality of the games and how much players enjoy them and stick with them, which is exactly why Microgaming made such a serious business decision by bringing them into the fold.