Microgaming, in business since 1994, is well-known for its innovative casino game designs and eye-catching visuals. Even the holiday-themed slots games push the boundaries of convention by introducing witty touches. The advent of Santa Paws, an online version of the classic Christmas slots game, is proof that nobody does it better.
Polar Bear Santa
What if the Christmas saint and his followers were animals instead of humans? The polar bear Santa Paws, an owl with a present, a rabbit, a wolf, and a seal all decked out in holiday finery—that’s the fundamental premise of Santa Paws, a 5-reel, 3-row Christmas slot game exclusive to Canada.
The lower-value symbols are standard playing cards that have been covered in snow to keep with the wintery motif. The reels spin against a wintry backdrop while familiar Christmas carols play in the background. You may play these online Christmas slots on any tablet, smartphone, or desktop computer with no loss in visual quality or functionality.
Santa Paws Spinning
Players in Canada can select between 1 and 20 paylines every spin in these entertaining Christmas slots. Each line accepts bets from CA$0.01 up to CA10.00, for a total betting range of CA$0.01 – CA$200.00 every spin.
The theoretical Return to Player rate is a whopping 96.52%, and the biggest payout in the standard game is 4000x your investment. You can keep the reels spinning without having to keep your hand on them by activating AutoPlay. While this won’t be quite as exciting as playing Christmas-themed slot machines online for real money, it also won’t cause you to miss out on any potential payouts.
Santa Paws’ base gameplay is fun and rewarding in its own right, but Microgaming has included additional bonus elements to increase your payouts even more. Rudolf the whale (not the reindeer, despite his quirky antlers) and a polar bear (obviously) serve as the game’s two Wild Symbols. With 2 Wilds instead of 1, you have twice as many opportunities to form winning combinations, as they can substitute for any icons except the Scatter.
When 3, 4, or 5 of the penguin Scatter Symbols appear anywhere on the reels at the same time, players are awarded 12 free games. If more penguins appear while you’re in the free spins bonus round, you’ll get another chance to win.
Amusing Gambling Twists
After each winning spin, you have the option to risk it all by activating the Gamble Feature and trying to double or quadruple your prize by correctly guessing the color or suit of a hidden playing card. The stakes are high while playing online Christmas slots because of the potential for complete financial ruin if you’re wrong. Play a few hands of Santa Paws at your local casino today to get in the holiday spirit.