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SLOTS SHOWCASE 2019 PRAGM ATIC P L AY MUSTANG GOLD Pragmatic kicks off an anticipated ‘year of design’ with its jackpot-heavy slot Mustang Gold In brief, how would you describe Mustang Gold to our readers? Mustang Gold uses a ‘money collect’ feature, volatile free spins and fixed jackpots to create an exciting, unique and dynamic game, where the potential for a big win is always just around the corner. Q A How does the gameplay work, and which unique features and mechanics set Mustang Gold apart from other slot titles in the market? The game has three main features: money collect, fixed jackpots and free spins. The whole experience revolves around the game’s special symbols, which have random money values attached to them and appear on reels two to four. The chase for a collect symbol adds extra engagement and pays the total amount of the money symbols. This makes every spin important as each reel can bring a big win – even if no other symbols connect on the first reels. The chase becomes even more important when jackpot symbols are seen on the screen, as collect will award a jackpot mini-game when it lands. With up to 12 jackpot symbols and a collect symbol available, players can win up to 12 jackpots on a single spin. In free spins, meanwhile, there are Q A 90 • ISSUE 114 • JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2019 more money symbols and more collect symbols lining the reels, making it much easier to hit the wins. Across which markets and platforms is the slot available? As with the entire Pragmatic Play portfolio, Mustang Gold is available across mobile and desktop, with a mini version facilitating extended on-the-go play sessions. The game is built in HTML5, which means it can run on any device that has a browser, and the game will adapt seamlessly to any screen. Mustang Gold is available for operators across all regulated European markets, including the UK, Malta, Sweden, Denmark, Gibraltar, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria and Romania. Pragmatic Play is committed to the consistent expansion of its global footprint and has plans to enter many more jurisdictions in 2019. Mustang Gold will obviously be a flagship title in all of these. Q A VIEW MORE CONTENT ONLINE What are the main challenges in slot development and delivery today? As an industry, we need to make advances in design to appeal to a wider audience. More players than ever are coming into the igaming ecosystem, Q A and each has their own set of particular expectations. We need to deliver compelling, player-centric experiences that go beyond traditional gaming and into the realm of entertainment. Pragmatic expects 2019 to be the ‘year of design’ in igaming, and we look forward to seeing a major shift towards designing better and more innovative experiences. What do you see as the major innovative and disruptive trends in the online slots space, and how will your product roadmap in 2019 reflect these? Player expectations have grown tremendously over the last few years Q A