Below we list safe, reputable and legal betting sites for 2018. In 2017, the Australian government outlawed casino sites that haven’t obtained local licenses. Despite casino operators aiming to obtain local authorization, the process has been slow and therefore mainstream betting platforms are the only legally authorized forms of gambling offering real money options in 2018.

Santa’s Wild Ride – Safe Xmas Themed Slots

Santa’s Wild Ride is a unique Christmas pokie, one where Santa Claus is more Hells Angel than Father Christmas. Created by Microgaming, this pokie can be found on the best licensed casinos, including Safe Casino and other top brands.

 

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Sign Up Bonus

AUD $502

In-Play Betting

Payout

98.72%

2-3 Days

+ 4 more
2

Sign Up Bonus

AUD $250

In-Play Betting

Payout

98.72%

2-3 Days

+ 4 more

Gameplay

 

Santa’s Wild Ride introduces us to truck-stop Santa, a man more interested in jugs of beer and Harley Davidson bikes than chimneys and sleighs. The game has been well laid out, without overdoing the Christmas theme, like so many other pokies have done.

 

The wild is the biggest paying symbol, but you’ll also get 100x and 200x your total stake from other symbols, and the overall RTP is 96.47%.

 

Betting

 

The minimum bet on Santa’s Wild Ride is just $0.30, with the maximum not going above $7.50. There are 243 paylines in total on Santa’s Wild Ride, and a maximum jackpot of close to 2 million coins.

 

Bonus Rounds

 

There is a randomly triggered bonus round on Santa’s Wild Ride which sends a gift your way, appearing on reels 2 and 4. This doesn’t return much, but it is fairly common. The free spins round is less common but it returns a bigger amount. You need at least 3 scatter symbols to unlock this feature and you will be given as many as 25 free spins when you do. From there you can choose whether you want to play the feature with a stacked wild, an expanding wild or a trailing wild, all of which have their own benefits and all of which will boost your returns during the feature.

 

Summary

 

We have had our fill of festive themed pokies over the years, but with Santa’s Wild Ride we have finally found one that differs from the norm, one that throws something quirky and unique into the mix. Add a couple of big features to the mix and you have a game we’re happy to play all year long.

 

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