Celebrate Mardi Gras With These Amazing Carnival-Themed Casino Games

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BetMGM Feb 24, 2022, 5:29 AM

The magic of Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” in the original French, is upon us once more, and with it comes the opportunity to let your hair down. Grab your mask and join thousands of other players at our BetMGM online casino and celebrate one of America’s most iconic festivals in style. Every year New Orleans plays host to the revelries of the main carnival, but such is the popularity of this auspicious day that you can find Mardi Gras enthusiasts almost anywhere during its 10-day duration. 

Mardi Gras is a time to indulge the senses and enjoy some of the finer things in life with those nearest and dearest to you before the arrival of Ash Wednesday. How you choose to bring the spirit of Mardi Gras is entirely up to you, and whether you’d prefer to get your beads out or play some carnival-themed online casino games, there’s something for everyone. With that in mind, we’ve put together a review of three of our favorite games that signify the flamboyance and fun of this unique event. 

Crazy Time Money Wheel

Based on the premise of a live game show, Crazy Time really lives up to its name, with tons of interactivity, big wins and a seemingly endless supply of new levels to explore. It’s also packed with bonus games and various multipliers designed to keep the experience fresh and engaging at every turn. Do you want more action? Well, Crazy Time doesn’t disappoint in that regard, sporting an additional three bonus games in Cash Hunt, Pachinko and Coin Flip that all combine to create one of our most thrilling online casino games. And it’s so easy to play too! 

Simply place your bets on 1, 2, 5 or 10 and watch the Crazy Time dream wheel spin and spin until it reveals your prize. In the Main Game Round, you’ll spin the Top Slot and the Money Wheel together, with the former generating a random multiplier for a random betting spot (number and bonus game). If your multiplier and betting spot line up, your multiplier will be added to your betting spot. This means your multiplier will either apply to your bet or multiply your multipliers in a bonus game. 

The bonus games are what makes Crazy Time among the most exciting casino games to play, and in Cash Hunt, you aim at 108 multipliers hiding behind various symbols and fire the cannon when you think you’re over the biggest one to reveal it. In Coin Flip, you pick a side (red or blue) and let fly to indicate which of your two pre-flip generated multipliers will apply, depending on which color you land on. Pachinko features a large wall plugged with pegs, each with its own value. A live dealer will drop the puck, and wherever it lands will determine the multiplier. Should you hit the “double,” all the multipliers at the bottom of the wall are doubled, and you can drop the puck again until you hit one. 

Slingo Carnival

Nowhere is the festive atmosphere of Mardi Gras more apparent than in Slingo Carnival, and it’s filled with nostalgic fairground-inspired games and bonus items. Much like our other two online slots entries, Slingo Carnival uses the same Bonus Game model to introduce some variation to the mix. Start by selecting your stake before making your way to the fair to have your 10 spins to match the numbers on your reel to the grid. If you nail five in a row, that’s a Slingo, and you’ll head up the ladder to the left of the screen and make your way to those awesome bonus games. 

Sometimes online casino slots can seem a bit predictable, and the addition of the super items is a welcome one. The Joker marks off any chosen number in the above column, the Super Joker marks off any number in the whole grid, and Free Spin adds another spin. Once you get into the bonus games, things start getting interesting. Pick a Toy allows you to choose one of the three to reveal a prize, while Target Time gradually increases your multipliers while you spin 50 targets to see their values over four rounds. If you’re looking for more quintessential casino games to play, Bottle Toss Bonus gives you three throws to discover their values between one and 0.5. Knock down all the bottles with two or more balls remaining to treble your total winnings. 

Slingo Carnival has a whole host of other bonus games to get you in a celebratory mood, including Balloon Popper, Coaster Climb, Log Ride, Whirl Winnings and more. The sheer number of bonus games in its catalog makes Slingo Carnival an interactive gaming sensation. With a bit of luck, your multipliers could end up with as much as a thousand times your regular winnings. Even some of the best games to play at a casino won’t give you the number of opportunities to win as you’ll find at Slingo Carnival, and you can spin as many times as you like. 

Buster Hammer Carnival Slots

Buster Hammer Carnival is the follow-up to 2016’s wildly successful Buster Hammer and is one of the few slots sequels that has actually lived up to the success of its predecessor. Now featuring bigger game windows, better chances to win big, more wild reels, and a truly hilarious storyline, Buster Hammer Carnival has cemented itself as one of the most entertaining and satisfying online slots around. 

Get thrown straight into the action-packed arena of an amusement park where Buster is armed with his trusty hammer to give the Wild Striker a whack and unlock the bonus feature. The musical accompaniment is precisely what you’d expect, and the bouncy melodies, drum rolls, and various effects make for an immersive experience as you find your way around. Even the game window itself is carnival-themed and shaped like the big top tents so popular on fairgrounds and festivals. And if you hit your big online casino slots win, you’re greeted with joyous orchestral pieces that really bring the moment to life and encourage you to celebrate in kind. 

But one of the most attractive aspects of Buster Hammer Carnival goes beyond aesthetics, and its popularity is largely down to the fact that there are just so many ways to win! Playing Buster Hammer on its default settings allows 0.50 to 12.50 worth of coins with a 5×5 reel set giving you 3,125 routes to a win. However, once you activate the Buster Bet feature, you can bump the bet range by 50% and 100%, respectively. Visit Buster this Mardi Gras and take in the glitz and glamor of online slot machines. 

Celebrate Mardi Gras in style with BetMGM

Join us during one of the most anticipated events of the year and make it a Mardi Gras to remember with BetMGM and our incredible collection of games designed to get you winning big. Choose from a selection of slots or live dealer casino games on our app or website and stand a chance to take that winning feeling with you wherever you go. 

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