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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Death rituals commemorating the passing of ancestors have been observed for as long as 2,500 to 3,000 years. The Aztec used to hold their festival during the ninth month of their calendar which corresponds to the month of August nowadays.  Their festivities were in honour of the goddess known as the Lady of the Dead which corresponds to the modern Catrina in Mexican culture. At the time, skulls of defeated enemies were kept as trophies and displayed during the rituals. 

The Day of the Dead is an important Mexican holiday which takes place over October 31st, November 1st and November 2nd and during which people pray for their loved ones who passed away. Among the traditions are the building of private altars, honouring the dead with sugar skulls and marigolds and visiting the deceased graves with offerings of their favourite food and beverages. The most common symbol of the holiday is the skull which celebrants wear as masks called calacas. The holiday food includes pan de muerto - a sweet egg bread, colada morada - a spiced fruit porridge and sugar or chocolate skulls.

You too can participate in the Day of the Dead celebrations at Magical Vegas by trying out their 5 reel 720 ways to win online slot game themed on the festival. Game symbols on the game include flowers, fruits, food and beverages of the dead, incense burners and various skeletons. 

Key Features and Betting

Spin on the game using £0.01, £0.02, £0.03, £0.05, £0.10, £0.20 or £0.30. Use the auto spin option to set the game to play 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 consecutive spins. The slot game comes with IGT’s personal touch, a special feature called Multiway Xtra™ which replaces the paylines and pays when similar symbols appear on adjacent columns.

The wild symbol is represented by three sugar coffins and appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 substituting for all other symbols except the scatter symbol. The scatter is a sugar skull and pays as from 3 symbols awarding 2 times your total bet for 3 symbols, 10 times your total bet for 4 symbols and 50 times your total bet for 5 symbols.

As for the bonus symbol, it is a lady skeleton and triggers the free games when 5 such symbols appear on consecutive reels. Players of the game are awarded 8 free spins for each set of 5 bonus symbols and if more than one combination awards the free games, the sum of all spins is added up to a total of 96. The feature can be re-triggered during the free games and the bonus round ends when all spins have been played up to a maximum of 240.

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Join in the celebrations at Magical Vegas and get ready for a holiday event in Mexico with Day of the Dead Slot. If you’ve liked the 720 ways to win feature you will also enjoy Thunderstruck II Slots, Siberian Storm Slots, Star Trek Slots and Tiger Treasures Slots.



John is an online gaming enthusiast. Being a freelance Content Writer and Editor in Magical Vegas, he brings with him a huge knowledge of games.

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