Pragmatic Play’s Latest: DRAGON TIGER

The newest game from Malta-based games developer Pragmatic Play is Dragon Tiger, a 5×5 iGaming slot with more than 1,000 possible ways to win. This new game comes just a short time after Pragmatic Play announced another brand-new game, GEMS BONANZA, released at the end of October. This year has seen impressive continued growth for Pragmatic Play, with new partnerships around the world, especially in Latin America.

A golden statue of a roaring golden dragon in front of a colorful background.

Pragmatic Play’s latest release pulls from images of the famous Chinese Zodiac. ©Josch13/Pixabay

Dragon Tiger: Pragmatic Play’s Fiery New Game

Pragmatic Play’s newest game is Dragon Tiger, a red-hot 5×5 iGaming slot with 1,024 possible ways to win. The game pulls from the aesthetic of traditional Asian design, specifically mythology involving the dragon and the tiger, two central symbols of the famous Chinese zodiac, which also includes rat, dog, horse, pig, snake, and ox.

In the game, the bonus symbol takes the form of, of course, the Dragon Tiger. The Dragon Tiger symbol will appear during Free Spins rounds of the game. If a player manages to land two or more Dragon Tiger symbols during a Free Spin, the lucky player will be rewarded with even more additional spins.

During these bonus rounds, if a player manages to land any Wild symbols, they’ll be able to rack up their score with a multiplier of 5x their current stake. The more Wilds at play on a given set of slots, the higher the multiplier will go, though players should cross their fingers for good luck, as the multipliers last for just one spin at a time.

Special Features And Specifics

Dragon Tiger comes with a return-to-player (RTP) ratio of 96.53%, which is about average for online gaming slots. Players have a default bet of 0.01 cent per line, with a minimum total bet of .20 cents possible. The dragon symbol in the game acts as the Wild, while the Tiger will bring a player the highest possible wins.

When a player lands five Celestial Tigers on a payline, they can expect to multiply their current stake by 7.5x! Not bad! When a player sees the Celestial Dragon symbol, it will appear on the second, third, and fourth rows of the slot, and will be swapped in for any other symbol except for the Scatter feature.

Other symbols in the game include the Turtle, the Toad, the Rabbit, the Koi Fish, and familiar faces from traditional card games: Nine, Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. The Toad and Turtle symbols will multiply a player’s stake by 3.75x if they land five of them on a given payline, while Rabbits and Koi Fish will multiply a player’s stake by 3x.

The Reviews Are In: What Players Are Saying About Dragon Tiger

In general, reviews have been very positive for Pragmatic Play’s brand-new slot, which hit the online gaming market on November 5, 2020. Players appreciate the Free Spins Bonus feature, though they do note that this game is highly volatile, with a possible highest multiplier of 18,125x a player’s original score.

Because of the very high multiplier, reviewers say that this brand-new slot is a high-excitement, high-suspense game. Many games have been released by various slots designers with an Asian-inspired theme, but players are especially enthusiastic about Dragon Tiger, which takes a familiar theme to the next level.

Just Before This: Another Release From Pragmatic Play

A short time before releasing Dragon Tiger, Pragmatic Play unveiled Gems Bonanza, a sparkling virtual slot combining colorful stones with Mayan-infused imagery of towering pyramid-shaped temples. It’s possible that the design of this game was intended to appeal to Latin American players, a growing audience for Pragmatic Play.

Gems Bonanza is an 8×8 virtual slot which offers players a colorful and dynamic experience. Certain color symbols in the game — like the brown or red symbols — will transform the slot board for players. The Red mark, for example, will turn part of the virtual slot board into a symbol spanning 5×5 of the rows and columns.

Pragmatic Play Brings Consistent Releases

According to representatives from Pragmatic Play, the jam-packed releases of the last few weeks alone are simply business as usual for the Malta-based company, which makes a point to release new games at the staggeringly swift pace of five new titles per month — more than once a week!

Pragmatic Play Keeps Expanding In 2020

This year has seen Pragmatic Play keeping up the pace beyond just its games output. Within just the last few months, Pragmatic Play has continued to make significant partnerships with gaming platforms around the world, with a specific focus on companies in Latin America, particularly in Colombia and Argentina.

Pragmatic Play in Latin America

In mid-June, Pragmatic Play launched what it has called its LATAM Hub, a branch of the company specifically intended to focus on Latin America, a growing region of importance in the international casinos industry. Today, the LATAM Hub of Pragmatic Play is overseen by Victor Arias and Marcos Ford.

Most recently, Pragmatic Play partnered with Luckia, a gaming platform based in Colombia — the longstanding leader of regulated online gambling for the Latin American market. Thanks to this new deal, Luckia players in Colombia can access Pragmatic Play’s catalogue of more than 200 virtual slots, including Gems Bonanza and Dragon Tiger.

Shortly before that, Pragmatic Play announced a new partnership with another Colombian operator: Zamba. The deal marked a significant moment of growth for Zamba, which simultaneously struck a distribution deal with Latin American slots developer leader Booongo, known for titles like 777 Gems Respin and Moon Sisters.

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