PAYDAY PICKS: Ways to get out of your wagering rut this month

It’s that time of the month again, with well-earned wages already in our pockets and bank accounts. After a long month of hard work, we all deserve to relax a bit, and what a better way to do it then playing some hot, new titles or betting on top of the line sporting events?

With so much choice out there, it can sometimes be hard to make your picks, so we’ve compiled a few suggestions that we feel will give you a proper bang for your buck and maybe break you out of a boring routine.

Revisiting the ancient past

Microgaming is one of the biggest game developers out there, able to invest millions in big-ticket slot releases slots frequently. This summer they came up with Jurassic World, a sequel to their Jurassic Park slot, and this game has some nice potential.

First and foremost, Jurassic World features a very nice, pleasant design that is just a joy to look at. But, more importantly, with 243 ways to win, stacked wilds, three different free spins bonuses, and exploding symbols in the bonus round, this slot can really make your investment worth a while.

Additionally, bonus rounds aren’t that hard to come by, so you’re almost guaranteed some varied fun with Jurassic World.

Go after your dreams

If you’re in a mood to go for the big wins, how about giving Dream Catcher a try?

This new game by Evolution Gaming is available as a part of the live casino offer at a number of online operators, and it is really something else.

Dream Catcher by Evolution Gaming will bring the live dealer experience to those who do not like table games.
Dream Catcher by Evolution Gaming will bring the live dealer experience to those who do not like table games.

Dream Catcher isn’t too hard to understand. There is one big wheel with numbers between 1 and 40. You can bet on any or all of these, and if the wheel, which is spun by a live host, lands on the number you wagered on, you’ll get your wager multiplied by the number on the wheel.

The game has a light entertainment gameshow quality to it and is so easy to understand that even your grandmother would know what’s going on.

The Dream Catcher wheel also features special 2x and 7x multipliers, and if the wheel stops on one of these, all fields will have the multiplier added to them. Then, the wheel spins again and, if it happens to land on a multiplier again, it is again added to all the fields. So, with a few lucky stops, you could end up winning a huge amount even with a very small bet.

The maximum win is capped at $500,000, but it’s still something, right?

One for the true sports fans

If all these slots and wheels are just not what floats your boat and you’d rather consider a bit of good old sports betting, we have one for you as well. Soccer’s Confederations Cup finals are coming up on Sunday, where Germany will meet Chile for the prestigious title.

The match, which takes place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, will certainly offer plenty of excitement and good football, but it is hard to give a good prediction on who to bet. On the one hand, there is Chile with their experience and Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal’s star forward player who can lead his team to the victory.

Alexis Sanchez is one of the stars of the Chile side. Picture: Flickr, JoshJDss
Alexis Sanchez is one of the stars of the Chile side. Picture: Flickr, JoshJDss

On the other hand, Germany came to the Confederations Cup with a young team instead of bringing out the ‘big guns’ that helped them to the 2014 World Cup win.

However, that didn’t seem to bother them thus far, as they made it all the way to the finals, and they’ve demonstrated some excellent game control in a few of the matches.

There’s no easy bet here because it is never quite clear how seriously the nations will take the Confederations Cup – it is not the most prestigious national tournament. Who, for example, contested the 2013 final? Exactly.

Germany however, have a great reputation in tournament football, so it is always a risk to bet against them.

To get the best odds, try a comparison site like Oddschecker.

Skill-based gambling

People have been requesting it for a long time, and now it is finally starting to hit online casinos. Skill based games are finally becoming a thing, and if that’s your cup of tea, we have just the thing to throw a few bucks at and see what comes back.

Scientific Games has made an ultra modern slot game, combined with the retro classic arcade game Space Invaders
Scientific Games has made an ultra modern slot game, combined with the retro classic arcade game Space Invaders.

Scientific Games has launched the Space Invaders slot based on the classic arcade game, combining elements of classic casino gaming and skill-based, arcade-style shooting.

During the base game, Space Invaders plays just like any other slot machine out there, with symbols and sounds to match the theme, of course. It is in the bonus game where players can choose between skill or luck.

Choose the skill, and you’ll get to play the actual Atari game, and if you’re good at it, you can win a lot of cash. If you enjoyed the game in the arcades back in the day, this is your time to shine!

The catch? It’s only available in land-based casinos in Atlantic City so far. Scientific Games has said it will be rolled out to other states soon however.

An online version? That could be a while off yet.

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not Casinopedia.

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