It’s St. Patricks Day! Time to enjoy all our slots packed with leprechauns, shamrocks and everything to do with Ireland.
All holidays are a call for a celebration, but none quite like St. Patricks Day. No other national patron saint is celebrated all over the world like St. Patrick, with the streets of so many global cities decked out in green this Saturday. And, with the added bonus of it falling on a Saturday, this year is promising to be a big one for many.
So much of what we know about St. Patrick’s Day celebrations today are taken from the traditions started by the Irish immigrant population in America over the last few centuries. You won’t find rivers of green in Ireland and even the large parades have their origins in the States since the early 18th century. Ireland’s first parade wouldn’t be held until 1903, in Waterford, and the first state-sponsored parade wouldn’t be until 1931, in Dublin.
While Ireland, like the rest of the world, will be in the throes of a national party on Saturday, many Irish people will spend some time on St Patrick’s observing the traditions that many forget. Across the country, it’s also a saintly feast day that involves attending church and a meal of Irish bacon and cabbage. As it falls during Lent, all vows of abstinence are waived to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, including the traditional promises against eating meat. As hard as it is to imagine, pubs were required by law to close on St. Patrick’s in Ireland and have only been allowed to open since the 1970s.
If the cold weather is looking to ruin your festivities this weekend, you might want to curl up indoors with a cup of tea and play NetBet’s best Irish-themed games instead. You don’t even need to sit at your desktop PC, simply access NetBet from your mobile browser or app and you can take the fun anywhere you like.
To get you started, how about a quick game of Pots O’ Luck, an instant game that is perfect for mobile playing. See what symbols are behind the Blarney stones and if you match 3, you will be able to see behind more in Level 2. Match 4 and you can move onto Level 3 where you upgrade your prize to the max if you find 5 matching symbols. Winnings will come from symbols represented by toadstools, green top hats and shamrocks, but the highest paying are the golden Pots O’ Luck, which multiplies your bet by up to 2,500.
There are also loads slots packed with Irish luck, like Leprechaun Hills, which takes you through a green landscape full of stone walls and cottages. Listen to calming Irish folk music as you spin on 40 paylines and win with lucky horseshoes, shamrocks and toadstools. If you spin a winning combination on any of these picture symbols, you will trigger the respin feature, where you can benefit from the reels containing massive stacks of your winning symbol. Look out for 3 pots of gold to receive 7 Rainbow Free Spins, which features the rainbow mystery symbol that turns into any of the picture symbols.
Another slot steeped in Irish folklore is Clover Tales, where leprechauns and fairies spin on 9 paylines in a secluded, green glade full of rainbows and magic. Each spin will display a rainbow payline along the reels which activates special features when winning combinations land on it. All wilds on the rainbow line will extend along the whole reel and if they make up a win with the leprechaun or fairy, you will trigger a round of Free Spins with special wild features. If you spin a winner with the other picture symbols, you will enjoy a respin round.
It wouldn’t be a NetBet St Patrick’s Day blog without mentioning Ireland’s Grand Slam Six Nations decider against England. It’s been hugely anticipated for months now and the English will be looking to deny the Men in Green on Paddy’s Day. Check out NetBet Sport for all the odds on this game!
However you plan on celebrating St Patrick’s Day this Saturday, bring a little luck of the Irish to the weekend festivities with NetBet!