First Omni-Channel Progressive Jackpot
Gaming history was recently made in Canada when IGT (International Game Technology) and British Columbia Lottery Corporation launched Powerbucks. Linking online, mobile, and land-based pools, Powerbucks is the first multi-channel progressive jackpot pool ever to be available in North America.
IGT’s regional vice-president, David Flynn, said that the software developer was happy to partner with BCLC for Powerbucks’ debut. He added that the new jackpot pool furthered IGT’s innovative and transformative omni-channel product development legacy and that it was yet another way they could expand their already extensive gaming offering. Of course, this is not the first time the developer and the corporation have teamed up to make quality gaming possible. The two have worked together for more than 19 years on various games and have earned themselves an excellent reputation in the industry.
More About Powerbucks
The Powerbucks pool links that of the Power Hits slot machines found at BCLC’s 33 casinos, and that of the game’s online and mobile versions on British Columbia and Monitoba’s PlayNow.com casino. There are two different jackpots on offer. The one for which you play is determined by the size of your bet, and the larger your wager the bigger your potential payout. If you bet between CA$0.50 and CA$2.99, you could win the set CA$1 million jackpot. If, however, you bet CA$3.00 or higher, you stand a chance to win the progressive jackpot.
The progressive jackpot starts at CA$1 million, and gets bigger and bigger as the game is played. The Powerbucks slot has five reels and 300 lines, as well as Stacked Wheels, Power Path, and Power Picks bonus rounds that offer chances to win the big prize. The bonus rounds are accessed through the Powerbucks Bonus Gateway, which is triggered when bonus symbols appear on the first, third, and fifth reels. The slot also features Wilds, multipliers, and free spins. BCLC’s Casino and Community Gaming vice-president, Brad Desmarais, spoke highly of the game, and said that introducing players to such innovative games helped the corporation to not only deliver the province’s best gaming, but to benefit communities as well.
Monica Bohm, the corporation’s eGaming vice-president picked up where Desmarais left off, and said that PlayNow.com players can expect a new and unique way of playing for jackpots. She added that the game could be played at any time of the day or night, whether in a land-based casino or using a computer or mobile device, making winning even more accessible to all.