One of the hardest working content providers in the industry, Pragmatic Play has simultaneously launched its next hit title, Heart of Rio, while also celebrating the first week of its €/£7,000,000 Drops & Wins promotion after kicking off on June 3rd.

Now available to players across the globe, the updated promotion, which after having success with slots and players sharing in the €500,000 per month prize pool, has been extended to the supplier’s live casino vertical. Easily identifiable, participating titles don the Drops & Wins logo and include the Gibraltar-based provider’s cutting-edge games, which players are able to engage across all devices.

Industry first:

Funded and managed entirely by Pragmatic Play, the upgraded promotion runs until November 17th and is lauded as “the highest ever full-backed pool by a supplier,” offering operators the chance to run their own tournaments, Prize Drops and more with popular live casino hits such as Baccarat and Roulette, and Mega Wheel, one of two of the company’s first game show-inspired hits.

Yossi Barzely, who serves as Pragmatic Play’s Chief Business Development Officer declared that last week marked a “hugely exciting” time for the firm as they launched their “biggest ever” Drops and Wins promotion, with “a whopping €/£7,000,000 up for grabs.”

The prize pool, according to the supplier, is proof that the promotion delivers player retention while boosting game performance and player engagement.

“We’re always looking to enhance the gameplay experience for our fans, and what better way to do it than by giving away €/£1,000,000 every month for the next seven months. Any spin can lead to huge rewards, and we can’t wait to give something back to players!” Barzely said.

New slot release:

Also on the heels of the completion of its dedicated live studio integration with online gambling operator Kindred Group’s Unibet brand, the multi-content provider to the iGaming industry has unleashed its latest hit title, the Brazilian-themed, Heart of Rio, where exotic dancers help land prizes of up to 32x!

Inspired by the epic Carnival in Rio de Janeiro held every year, the 5-reel, 3-row video slot extravaganza is available on all devices including desktops, tablets and smartphones,  and comes equipped with a 96.5 percent RTP and 25 paylines, which players can land winning combinations of three or more of a kind across, starting from the leftmost reel.

Game symbols:

A deep green game grid is set amid a background of parrots and toucans, drums, feathers, and fiesta maracas, with fireworks lighting up the night sky to a lively samba-style soundtrack.

Heart of Rio has a colorful assortment of symbols, which in ascending value include A-J royals, coconut cocktails with little umbrellas, masquerade masks, and a pair of exotic carnival dancers in green and purple. The lady decked out in purple plumes is the highest value symbol, worth 32x the stake for lining up five-of-a-kind, while the other premiums dip to 5-7 times the stake.

The exquisite carnival queen in red and gold serves as the game’s wild symbol, and she substitutes for all standard symbols when she lands on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5. The pair of congas symbol is the bonus scatter. Other symbols include the disco ball Money Symbols and Money Collects and are active during the bonus round as well as the base game.

Bonus Features:

Money symbols/disco balls land on reels 1-4 and come with attached cash values, which can be won by landing one or more of them at the same time as one of the 5 collect symbols on the last/5th reel, at which time, one of the following money collect features is offered…

  • Collect – money symbol cash values are totaled and paid
  • Extra Credit Collect – the value from this symbol is added to each money symbol, then totaled and paid
  • Multiplier Collect – value of money symbols totaled, multiplied by the value displayed on the multiplier collect symbol
  • Expanding Collect – any reel with a money symbol gets covered in money symbols of random values, and are then totaled and paid
  • Respin Collect – all money symbols appearing on the reels lock in place and the remaining positions respin, while the vale of locked money symbols is combined to any new ones from the respin and paid.

Extra spin feature:

Landing three of the pair of conga symbols, which as mentioned is the bonus scatter, on reels 2, 3, and 4 awards 8 extra spins along with a prize equal to 1 times the total stake. While the function of extra spins is the same as normal spins in respect to the money collect feature, when money symbols land, the value of each is collected in a prize pot. Once all extra spins are exhausted, the value of the bonus pot returns to the reels transformed into a large money symbol on reels 1, 2, 3, and 4.

If a collect symbol lands on reel 5 during the respin, the value of the bonus pot is awarded in addition to all of the standard extra spin winnings. In this round, retriggers are also possible, and landing three scatters during the feature adds 8 more extra spins to the total, with no limit.

Players are sure to enjoy the party atmosphere of Heart of Rio that is reminiscent of another Pragmatic Play hit, El Dorado The City of Gold, which was released back in February 2020.