February 4, 2022Lauren

It’s been a somewhat subdued week in the world of US iGaming this week, and as such, we’ve not got much news to bring you, but don’t worry, it just means the weekend is closer, and we’ve got a top new IGT slot to tell you all about - Magic of the Nile.

NYS Mobile Sports Betting Booming

The New York State Gambling Commission has released more booming figures from New York. The market launched on January 8th; between then and January 23rd gross gambling revenue has totaled $91.4mn. Current sportsbooks in the state include Caesars, FanDuel, Draftkings, Rush Street Interactive, and PointsBet. Since the market opened, Caesars has remained the highest-grossing site, accounting for $487.4m in bets and $41.8m in revenue. In second place is FanDuel, then DraftKings.

BetMGM Opens DC Sportsbook

BetMGM and Washington Nationals have opened a new retail sportsbook in Nationals Park, making BetMGM the first sportsbook connected to an MLB stadium. The partnership is a multi-year agreement and includes BetMGM’s mobile sports betting app.

Game of the Week

Magic of the Nile: IGT. RTP: 96.2%

Ancient Egypt is one of the most popular online slot themes, and it never gets old with players. Magic of the Nile is IGT’s recent rehash of the genre. It’s set on 5x3 reels with 30 lines. Base game wins are made by matching 3-5 symbols from left to right, but the feature rounds are where the most action is, and the in-game wilds and multiplier will assist with base game wins.

There are two additional bonus symbols; a scarab beetle with a gem and pyramid bonus tile. The scarab and gem symbols can come in altering colors, and you’re trying to fill the meters at the side of the reels with the corresponding gems - each symbol that lands reveals a gem and fills one out of three places on the meter.

Magic of the Nile Slot Game from IGT

The third meter awards a modifier that turns between 5 and10 symbols into green Wilds. When you fill the red one, you get expanding reels, and the rows increase from 5 to 6, making 75 ways to win. The blue meter replaces all green wilds with random multiplier wilds. The final bonus round is free spins, triggered by landing 3+ pyramid bonus symbols, awarding 8-12 spins. Each scarab that lands holds one or two gems (meaning you can activate the earlier bonuses in free spins) and adds an extra spin. The round maxes out at 50.

Overall, this is a brilliant slot game with substantial max win potential and a top RTT that’s just over the industry average of 96%. Ready to start spinning? Load up the reels at these IGT Casinos.

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