If you have been following the news here at No Deposit Bonus this week and last, then you will be well aware that many of the leading online casinos are getting into the Christmas spirit as soon as December gets underway, either with big weekly promotions, massive month-long bonuses or daily advent calendars of perks for players to enjoy. While it is often the casinos that get to have all the fun in this regard, the game developers are often left behind in something of a supplementary role. Most of them will have a new Christmas slot or two up their sleeves, but once they have completed and tested the game, and then subsequently launched it to their partner operators, Christmas is basically over for them in gameplay terms!
However, that is not the case at Yggdrasil. The developer is, without a doubt, our true rising star of casino slots developers in 2017, and while their games are some of the most unique around, they have waited until the last month of the year to repeat one of their most unique feats of last year! All of your favourite casinos are offering free spins, bonus cash and other gifts throughout the month, but every single casino that offers Yggdrasil slots will also be giving players the chance to get involved with Yggdrasil’s own €500,000 Christmas Calendar!
The games alone have been the perfect reason to sign Yggdrasil up as a partner, but the casinos that serve their games must be delighted that they have yet another great set of promotions to bring to their players, and with half a million to be won, interest is sure to be high. Much as with the progressive jackpot prizes on games like NetEnt’s Mega Fortune and Microgaming’s Mega Moolah, the promotion is served centrally, directly from Yggdrasil, so this is a chance to play against Yggdrasil slots fans from around the globe, regardless of their casino of choice. Fortunately enough, it also comes along as the perfect opportunity to get involved with some of the biggest and best games around right now, including some all-time favourites and some that you might never have played before!
Speaking on the promotion, Yggdrasil Gaming CEO Fredrik Elmqvist said: “Last year’s Christmas Calendar was such a success that we decided to go even bigger this year. We have more than doubled the prize pool up to €500,000 to help operators engage and retain players over the holidays.
“We want to encourage operators to use the calendar and to be creative in their strategic campaign management, and really stand apart from the competition this Christmas.”
Kicking Off with Bicicleta and Vikings Go Wild
The action all gets underway tomorrow with the Bicicleta and Vikings Go Wild Tournament, and we were particularly pleased to see the latter being included as it is one of our most played games of the year. Every casino that offers the slots is automatically participating, and every player that scores at least one winning spin on either game between 1st December and 3rd December will enter the leaderboard and be in with a chance at winning a share of the €50,000 prize pool for this event in the raffle drawn on 4th December.
A Cash Race on the 4th
When one promotion ends, another one gets right underway and after ensuring that you’ve placed somewhere on the leaderboard for the first prize draw, it is time to turn your attention to Seasons, Holmes and the Stolen Stones, Nirvana and Golden Fish Tank. This is the first Cash Race on the calendar and there are 1,200 prizes available, all adding up to €30,000 in value! Any spin on the four specified games from the 4th until midnight on the 6th will give players a random shot at a mystery prize, which will be won instantly!
The First Mission of the Month
Rounding off the first week of December, and taking us nicely into the second, is the first Mission of the month, which runs from 8th December until midnight on 10th December. Players will be alerted to the nature of their mission as soon as they load up Valley of the Gods, Vikings Go Berzerk or Rainbow Ryan between these dates, and it all then comes down to completing it as quickly as possible. The leaderboard for this promotion is all about who completed the task in the fewest rounds, and the final leaderboard when it all comes to an end will see players sharing a massive €65,000 prize pool! All players in the top 1,000 on the board will also enter a raffle that will be drawn the day after the completion of the promotion, with a share of a further €5,000 up for grabs!
There is so much more in store as part of this promotion too, and we will be covering the upcoming Yggdrasil Christmas Calendar promotions on a weekly basis here at NoDepositBonus.co.uk. Remember, all of these promotions are attached specifically to Yggdrasil slots, and they are offered on top of the great promotions already loaded up and ready to go at some of our favourite online casinos, including Mr Green, Casumo and Vera & John. With so much to look forward to, there is absolutely no need to miss out on any of the action and it all gets underway tomorrow – with one of our favourite game releases of 2017 in Vikings Go Wild being one of the true stars of the show!