Microgaming to Launch Rugby Star Slot

chris brown
Written by Chris Brown
Published on Wednesday 2nd September 2015, 9:39 am


Microgaming to Launch Rugby Star Slot

The Rugby World Cup gets underway later this month, and Microgaming has announced that it will be launching a brand new online slot to coincide with the event. Rugby Star will be available at desktop and mobile casinos that are powered by Microgaming from Wednesday 9 September. It has 5 reels, gives players 243 ways to win on every spin, and features Rolling Reels throughout.


Rugby Star is as atmospheric as it is potentially profitable, and the action takes place against the backdrop of a stadium. Symbols include a trophy, rugby boots, a rugby helmet and several different players in various action poses, to name just a few. A Wild Pass feature, which turns up to two reels Wild, is one that activates at random during the main game. 

Get three or more Scatter symbols on the reels at the same time and you will win yourself a bunch of Free Spins. The number of Free Spins awarded is determined by the number of Scatter symbols that triggered the feature, so if you get 3, 4 or 5 Scatters you will win 15, 20 or 25 Free Spins, respectively. A multiplier trail, which increases the size of the multiplier in force with every consecutive win, can go as high as x10.

Rugby Star is certain to attract plenty of attention with the Rugby World Cup beginning on 18 September, but it isn’t the only new slot to be launched by Microgaming this month. Another title that also goes live on 9 September is Lucky Zodiac, which has an oriental theme and a brand new Zodiac symbol appearing every Chinese New Year. There are 20 pay lines in this 5-reel game, and a gamble feature after every win gives players the chance to double or even quadruple their prize.

‘Two very different games launching in September but both will appeal to a wide variety of players,’ said Head of Casino Games at Microgaming, Mike Hebden. ‘Rugby Star is the latest in a series of sporting games timed around renowned worldwide events; we expect this to be just as popular as the others in the series. And with the High 1 Zodiac symbol swapping every year, Lucky Zodiac is dynamic and refreshing, standing out from other slots with fixed symbol sets.’

There isn’t long to wait before these brand new games go live, but slots fans who want to keep themselves busy in the meantime might want to take a look at Microgaming’s hugely popular Mega Moolah game which is currently offering a progressive jackpot worth more than £10.9 million. Visit any Microgaming venue (such as 32Red Casino) to try and win that prize, and good luck! 

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