March Madness is here, and Drake Casino has been bitten by the annual bug. To celebrate, the online casino is promoting a lucrative $50,000 slot tournament on Betsoft’s popular 3D Gladiator slot. The month-long event ends March 31st, when the 1st place finisher will walk away with a massive $10,000 prize.
The slot tournament began on March 1st. With nearly three weeks remaining, there’s still plenty of time for members of the online casino to get in on the action. The entry fee is $5.00, and players who are eliminated can buy back into the slot tournament for an additional $5.00 rebuy fee.
Drake Casino was established in late 2012 and just started running regular slot tournament promotions in November of last year. In February, the online casino celebrated Valentine’s Day with a $20,000 slot tournament on ‘Days of Our Slots’, attracting an enormous crowd of over 1,200 participants. With a guaranteed prize pool 2.5x higher than February’s rendition, this special March Madness promo is sure to draw a much larger crowd to the Gladiator slot this month.
Once registered in the tournament, members of Drake Casino can observe the Gladiator 3D slot tournament leaderboard anytime to view their current ranking. It’s updated to the minute, encouraging players to track their progress and work their way to the top. Hundreds of positions will be paid, including $10,000 for the winner, $3,000 for runner up and $1,000 for 3rd place.
More about Gladiator Slot
Gladiator is an immensely popular game developed by Betsoft, the supreme leader in 3D online slot machines. It features 5 reels and 30 paylines; 15 on each side that payout in both directions. In the vein of the Roman warrior theme, there are two gladiator symbols – the Hero and the Villain. Other icons include a sword and shield, flail and shield, coliseum, coliseum door, princess, chariot, tiger golden chalice and more.
The Princess is the Wild and can appear anywhere eon the reels, but should she appear on the first line of a reel, she tosses rose petals that turn the whole reel wild. Even better, all winning combos that include a wild are multiplied 2x. The Hero Gladiator can also act as a wild when he lands on the 3rd reel, smashing all the other symbols to turn them all wild top to bottom.
The Coliseum is a Scatter that triggers a bonus game when 3 or more appear anywhere on the reels. Stones appear on the screen, and the player will click them to reveal boosts for the upcoming free spin phase. Each stone can reveal any number of free spins, multipliers or wilds. The Coliseum Door is also a Scatter, activating a ‘Click Me’ bonus for landing 3 or more. The player chooses doors and instantly wins all prizes underneath until the ‘Collect’ symbol is unveiled.
Drake Casino gives Advice on How to Win a Slot Tournament
Tedd, a representative of the online casino, wrote an interesting article on the Drake Casino Blog last month entitled, “Slots Tournament Strategy: How to keep spinning those Reels”. He pointed out that a slot tournament doesn’t evoke the same level of strategy as poker and blackjack tournaments, explaining that the “best bet is to keep spinning the reels as quickly as possible while letting luck take care of the rest.”
The slot tournament strategy notes that concentration, personal focus and preparedness are all keys to winning. Players are advised to avoid trips to the leaderboard after a big win and keep their eyes focused on their own gameplay (not everyone else’s). He says players can prepare by getting plenty of rest and keeping snacks and beverages nearby. Then again, being a month-long slot tournament, the March Madness promo shouldn’t require the consistent level of reel spinning as typical hourly or daily events.