Caxino Casino: 2020 Year in Review
Aaand breathe! 2020 is almost over, so let us take stock and reflect on a truly momentous last few months here at Caxino Casino.
The casino has only been in action for half a dozen months, but already it feels like we’ve made huge strides and established ourselves as a force to be reckoned with across the industry.
Here are some highlights to leave you with as we prepare to bid farewell to 2020..
Caxino wasted no time in establishing itself on the casino landscape. The vibrant casino arrived amid much anticipation following the success of Rootz’s flagship brand, Wildz, and certainly didn’t disappoint.
From the outset, we’ve witnessed incredibly strong growth for a number of reasons. Caxino is built on the powerful Rootz platform that allows us to remain agile and act quickly, while our bursting game library is second to none, boasting hundreds of top titles. On top of this, players can take advantage of real-time rewards and a steady stream of promotions to help maximise their play.
It’s a potent mix that has proved successful so far, illustrated by early sign-rates that went on to eclipse those of Caxino’s bigger brother, Wildz - no mean feat given the pace set by our predecessor.
The focus is now firmly on 2021 as we look to capitalise on our early momentum.
Top 10 Biggest Wins in 2020
|Game||Game Provider||Win Amount||Month|
|Book of Dead||Play’n GO||€208,100||June|
|Piggy Riches Megaways||Red Tiger Gaming||€178,140||September|
|Gonzo’s Quest Megaways||Red Tiger Gaming||€142,588||November|
|Bonanza - Megaways||Big Time Gaming||€97,980||November|
|Razor Shark||Push Gaming||€83,906||September|
|Book of Dead||Play’n GO||€58,227||August|
|Razor Shark||Push Gaming||€52,460||August|
|The Book Beyond||GAMOMAT||€51,950||August|
Book of Dead Reigns Supreme
It was reassuring to see a true industry blockbuster take top honours in Caxino’s Big Win chart for 2020.
Borrowing heavily from 2005 release Book of Ra, Play’n GO’s copycat Book of Dead feels like it’s been around forever. The video slot showed up multiple times across Caxino’s monthly Big Win standings, and a top prize of €208,100 in July earned it gold on our yearly table.
The game whisks you off to Ancient Egypt to unearth hidden treasures across the 5-row, 3-reel setup. Things are made easier with the ultimate slot hero, Rich Wilde, by your side. Our intrepid explorer, naturally, represents the most lucrative symbol in the base game - but it’s in the Free Spins round that the slot really kicks into high gear.
Before the feature begins, a symbol is chosen at random to expand fully when two or more show up across separate reels. You stand to bank the game’s meatier prizes if you manage to catch a premium expanding symbol, but chances are you’ll be handed a lower paying Royal. Players are given the option to Gamble their winnings, too - a feature common to many ‘Book’ slot offerings.
The game is often the go-to of many die-hard slot fanatics and streamers, lured by its famed free spins round that is capable of producing tantalising wins. Expect Book of Dead to show up on many a YouTube highlight reel today, tomorrow, and in years to come!
2020: The Year of MegaWays!
MegaWays MegaWays MegaWays.. it was impossible to avoid the effect of Big Time Gaming’s unique reel format this year, making its way into scores of recent releases.
While the game-changing concept is hardly brand new; indeed it was debuted back in 2015, it’s only now that developers have finally woken up to its true potential.
The invention’s creators are duly represented in fourth place with the title that redefined slot play as we knew it: Bonanza. In addition to MegaWays, Unlimited Win Multipliers and Free Spins are star attractions of the ground-breaking game.
Leading content creator Red Tiger Gaming occupy second and third podium places in our 2020 standings, with two Megaways offerings of their own. Paying out a win worth €142,588, the developer dusted off the most famous slot conquistador of all for more high octane slot fun in Gonzo’s Quest Megaways. The 2020 upgrade on NetEnt’s cult classic enjoys some cosmetic enhancements, while maintaining the core DNA that made the original so iconic.
The second Red Tiger contribution, Piggy Riches Megaways, will delight fans of the decade-old original that charts the lavish lifestyle of a pair of loveable pigs. With MegaWays in play, this revamp is wackier and more fun than ever!
Anyone not familiar with MegaWays, here’s a brief synopsis:
The unique shape-shifting reel mechanism alters the number of symbols in play with every single spin - making each betting round a unique experience. Whenever all six reels top out at seven rows high, you unlock the maximum win ways of 117,649 - where the far juicier rewards can be found.
Caxino houses dozens of MegaWays slots, developed by a collection of leading game providers. Check out or full line-up of MegaWays games here.
Big Year for GAMOMAT
2020 also proved a big year for premier developer GAMOMAT. The German outfit registered a trio of entries on our yearly rundown, with Crystal Ball finishing highest of the three.
Crystal Ball has remained a firm favourite with Caxino players since we opened our doors - and will hold fond memories for one player who emerged €58,100 better off after a few spins of the enchanting creation in September.
Propping up the last two places on the standings are a pair of ‘Book’ offerings from the developer. Evoking the majesty of Pharaoh Ramses, Ramses Book has shown up frequently on Caxino’s monthly rankings, and helped one player to another €51,925 in October. One place higher by a meagre €25, The Book Beyond has already emerged as a crowd-pleaser since its release earlier this year.
GAMOMAT are experts at crafting Egyptian-themed ‘Book’ slots, so why not revisit the sacred land? Sure enough, The Book Beyond is yet another enjoyable offering set among the tombs of revered Pharaohs, inviting you to unearth more long lost treasure.
Elsewhere, there were a pair of showings from a wildly popular video slot powered by Relax Gaming that stands out for its use of Mystery Stacks and inviting underwater theme. August and September saw two Caxino players plunge the shark-infested waters of the provider’s flagship title, Razor Shark, surfacing some €83,906 and €52,460 richer for a highly profitable dip in the ocean.
2020’s Top 10 Multiplier Wins
|Dragon’s Luck Power Reels||Red Tiger Gaming||45,588x||August|
|Dead or Alive 2||Netent||43,768x||September|
|Legendary Excalibur||Red Tiger Gaming||37,563x||November|
|Lil Devil||Big Time Gaming||27,007x||November|
|Dead or Alive 2||NetEnt||24,726x||September|
|Dead or Alive 2||NetEnt||22,790x||August|
|Dead or Alive 2||NetEnt||20,440x||July|
|Book of Romeo and Julia Golden Nights||GAMOMAT||20,000x||September|
|Dead or Alive 2||NetEnt||19,821x||August|
|Lil Devil||Big Time Gaming||19,630x||November|
Oriental Riches at No. 1
Some may be surprised to find a slightly lesser known title atop our Multiplier stakes for 2020.
Victorious thanks to a 45,588x August win, the visually-stunning Dragon’s Luck Power Reels from Red Tiger Gaming comes dripping with Chinese imagery. Red Tiger tend to do Asian slots well, and this creation offers a unique take on the theme. Scanning the playing area, we find traditional sculptures housing iconic symbols of the region for an added air of Asian elegance.
The game actually possesses no bonus features of note, however this is counterbalanced by the inclusion of transforming symbols and adjacent pays format across the 10 (yes, 10) reels in play.
Fire up the game today at Caxino for an indulgent taste of the Orient.
Elsewhere, a special mention goes out to Lil Devil, arguably the most popular title in Big Time Gaming’s repertoire not to feature its dynamic reel format. No MegaWays.. no problem. The game still conjured up wins worth 27,007x and 19,630x apiece in 2020.
With echoes of the provider’s Danger High Voltage, the 6-reel video slot offers a pair of Free Spins rounds packing abundant Sticky Wilds and Dynamite Wilds for some explosive action!
More Dead or Alive 2 Domination!
Pull up any Caxino Big Win table from 2020 and you’re likely to find one title in particular hogging the limelight, month after month.
A similar story emerges with our yearly rankings. It’s a show of utter domination from Dead or Alive 2 here too, eating up half of the top 10 entries on offer to reemphasise its unquestionable popularity among Caxino players.
Released back in 2013, NetEnt’s original is considered one of the most iconic video slots of all time. Some six years on, the developer took the bold step to proceed with a follow-up. It was a risk. So often, sequels fail to deliver on heightened expectations set by their predecessors - and they don’t come much higher than this Wild West blockbuster!
But Dead or Alive 2 is bigger, bolder and brasher, while retaining the essence of the first outing. Its trio of pulsating bonus rounds go a long way to explaining its success, as does its compelling soundtrack and excellent graphics.
Caxino Branded Megaways Arrived!
Besides Halloween, players were in for more treats at Caxino this October as an exciting new title landed on their doorsteps.
Developed with a big helping hand from software partner Iron Dog Studios, Caxino Branded Megaways marries Caxino’s distinct branding with some thrilling MegaWays action to provide heaps of entertainment.
The game packs the usual MegaWays features, like Cascading Reels that clears winning symbols from view, before their places are filled with new sets. The processes then repeats until winning no new winning arrangements show up. You also get the famed 117,649 maximum win ways on offer - activated whenever all seven reels expand in full.
If you’re one of those wondering what all the MegaWays fuss is about, where better to start than with our own MegaWays contribution to the world!
On top of all the big win action at the reels, players sank their teeth into various promotions throughout 2020. Let’s recap a small selection..
€2,000,000 Pragmatic Drops and Wins
Premier software suite Pragmatic Play certainly like to make a splash when they do things. And their year-defining Drops and Wins campaign was no exception.
Kicking off in July, a pair of promotional pillars allowed players to compete for a huge €2,000,000 in combined prizes through February next year playing some of the provider’s best-loved games.
There were Multiplier Tournaments awarding thousands of euros each week to those scoring the biggest weekly multiplier wins, alongside Daily Crash Drops that gifted a total of 80 random prizes every single day.
Keen for no-one to miss out, Pragmatic Play randomised the eligible games on offer periodically, and with Multiplier Tournaments in the mix - players of all bankrolls could claim their share.
The campaign isn’t over yet - so check out the News article here for some last-minute stocking fillers!
Craps Live Came to Caxino
Fanatics of a world famous dice game had plenty of cause for celebration earlier this year, with the release of an eagerly-awaited game brought to you by Live Casino pioneers, Evolution.
The software house can finally tick off one of the few remaining classics on their games roster, following the launch of Craps Live.
Caxino players got to enjoy an early taste of this thrilling new addition to the Live Casino library by claiming Triple Points for a limited time.
A minimum bet of just €0,20 was all it took to advance your Progress Bar at 3x the regular pace - fast-tracking you to a turn on Spinbox, our one-of-a-kind bonus game.
Spinbox grants free spins to use on your favourite games, learning from our unique smart systems in operation at Caxino HQ! Up your play at Caxino to get even better rewards perfectly suited to your playing style - no matter what your tastes.
9 Pots of Fire
Finally, who could forget Microgaming’s 9 Pots of Fire campaign that turned up the heat this Summer? Centred around a pair of similar titles, 9 Masks of Gold and 9 Masks of Fire, there was a huge €99,000 on the line for Caxino players in July, and getting involved couldn’t have been simpler.
Every €9 wagered across the two games earned one ticket to the developer’s raffle, which was drawn on July 27. At stake were nine prizes each worth a tasty €9,000, with over a hundred more consolation prizes from €99. Congrats to those lucky few who had their tickets pulled out of the hat. The others - better luck next time.
If you missed out on the promotion - fear not. We’ve a bevvy of initiatives in the pipeline throughout 2021 to accommodate all players here at Caxino.
What Next for Caxino?
It’s been a breathless start to life for us here at Caxino, but the hard work has only just begun.
Looking ahead, we’ve already loaded up our 2021 calendar with even more value-packed promotions for you all to feast on, while we’re set to shortly welcome a third member of the Rootz family! Stay tuned to the News page at Caxino to find out more.
From all of us at Caxino, Happy Holidays and see you in 2021!