Online Gaming History

Online Gaming History

The Unlimited World of Online Gaming

Online casinos have been available since 1994 when the government of Antigua and Barbuda passed the Free Trade & Processing act, the first law that allowed licenses for the online gaming business.

Following this revolutionary event, the first software providers started producing games and powering gaming sites like Pay Dirt!. The whole industry flourished and the options for online casino players multiplied exponentially in few years. Since the launch of online casino software, there have been major strides in the industry and technology, services and features have improved substantially. New games, new fascinating features and new enticing promotions have been the “weapons” of an incessant competition among the operators and among software providers. Our history of online gaming has always been in the front line of this restless competition: our lobby is the clear example of the huge effort that is constantly made to expand the available portfolio and to improve the gaming experience.

Online gaming is nowadays a well accredited entertainment choice of millions of people all around the world. Easy to access, relatively cheap as a hobby and extremely pleasant, New Zealanders consider it a good way to relax and have fun after an intense day at work or during a quiet day of vacation.

Online Gaming Evolution

While learning to love online gaming Pontoon, players became also more demanding in terms of quality of the games and of the service.

Casino Midas NZ represented one of the best answers to New Zealanders players’ more sophisticated needs. Its incredible variety of table games (roulette of all types, (blackjack etc.) and poker machines guarantees all players continuous excitement and infinite winning possibility. Generous promotions and special prizes are another way to demonstrate the value that each and every player has for us and our customers seem to enjoy our treats very much.

The evolution of online gaming passes also through technological development, which has been huge in the last decade. One of the milestones of this evolution is 2004, when mobile casino games were first launched. This has revolutionized the gaming industry that keeps changing to adapt itself to this omnipresent technology.

Casino Midas never stays behind when it comes to improving the gaming experience of his players. A great mobile and tablet version has been already implemented (and it is continuously updated!) and New Zealanders players have been using it with great satisfaction since then.

Pay Dirt!

Pay Dirt!

Play Pay Dirt Online!

Pay Dirt is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slots game that will take you on a wild adventure searching for your Eldorado. It is part of the Real Series of RTG and it is available at Casino Midas New Zealand. Thanks to its unique theme and its exciting features, Pay Dirt is one of the most appreciated games in our casino lobby. This slot includes a wild symbol, scatter symbol, multiplier and free spins bonus round. It includes also a random progressive jackpot that is available for all players, as well as a maximum fixed jackpot of 10,000 coins.

Theme and Symbols

Pay Dirt has a mining theme that takes players on a journey to strike it lucky while mining for gold. The crisp, clear graphics include symbols such as a gold nugget, a Pay Dirt sign, a mine, a miner, a bandit, a mining cart full of gold, a donkey, a dog with a gold nugget in its mouth, dynamite, a lantern, a pickaxe and a gold pan. The gold nugget is the wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols, except the scatter symbol to complete a winning combination. It appears only on reels 2 and 4 during the base game. When it is used to complete a winning combination, it multiplies the win by 3x. The wild symbol can appear stacked with up to three symbols stacked, covering a reel. The Pay Dirt sign is the scatter symbol and it pays out when three or more land anywhere on the reels. It is also the key to triggering the Bonus Feature Round. The mine is the jackpot symbol and spinning five of these on an active payline triggers the maximum fixed jackpot payout of 10,000 coins.

Bonus Feature Round

There are three bonus games within the bonus feature round – Gold Rush, Gold Fever and Strike it Lucky. Spinning three or more Pay Dirt sign scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the bonus feature round. You will need to select one of the Pay Dirt signs to reveal the feature you will play Pokies.

Gold Rush – Players are awarded 12 free spins with grouped gold nugget wild symbols appearing on any reel. The free spins can be re-triggered with the additional 12 free spins added to your remaining total of free spins. 

Gold Fever – Players are awarded 5 free spins with a stacked wild reel on reel 3 for the duration of the free spins. The free spins can be re-triggered with the additional 5 free spins added to your remaining total number of free spins. An infinite number of free spins can be awarded.

Strike it Lucky – Players will be taken to a screen with five gold mines and you will need to select one of them. Players can win additional picks and each mine selected will reveal a bonus symbol. Ten free spins will be awarded and during the free spins any bonus symbol that appears will be replaced with a gold nugget wild symbol. The free spins Pontoon can be re-triggered with an additional 10 free spins added to your remaining total number of spins. An infinite number of free spins can be awarded.

Skill Stop Feature

Among all types of pokies, those belonging to the Real Series have special features that make the gaming experience unique and unbeatable. One of the most peculiar features is the Skill Stop Feature that allows you to click the reels to stop them spinning at any time. The feature is optional and if you choose not to use it, the reels will come to a stop on their own.

Progressive Jackpot

A portion of all bets in the game contributes toward the progressive jackpot which continues to grow until it is won, at which point it resets to its base level. The progressive jackpot in the Pay Dirt pokie is awarded randomly and can be won at the end of any regular game. All players are eligible to win the progressive jackpot, regardless of the size of their bet or the number of coins bet with; although the larger your bet, the higher your chance of winning the jackpot. Check out Paydirt (game) at wiki for more info.