£1 million giveaway

By | May 3, 2017

A slots variance bonanza!

bet365 Games is in the early stages of its £1,000,000 Spectacular. This promotion runs from April 28th through to May 29th. It includes eight rounds of qualification with weekly cash prize draws for those who have earned tickets during the four days leading up to the draw.

The £1,000,000 Spectacular features an incredible 60,000 cash prizes, and this is unheard of, making it one of the more lucrative slot promotions we have seen. Therefore, we feel it is well worth promoting and highlighting the many aspects of it that we feel are valuable, but it presented us an opportunity to identify further the variances of many of the slots that qualify as part of this promotion.




First and foremost, this is an “OPT IN” promotion and entrants must opt in for each four-day weekly draw. To earn tickets into any of the draws, you must play any of the available slots, and for every £10 staked you will receive one ticket. There are some “Double Ticket” slots, and every £10 staked will earn you two tickets versus one.

The promotion has an interesting array of slots that qualify towards earning tickets. In keeping with our recent slot variance articles, it is interesting to see the mix of variances that make up the list of those that can be played.

There is a nice mixture of low, medium and high variance slots, and this will attract a wider range of players interested in participating in this promotion. It could also lead to those who are driven towards the lower/medium variance games to walk away with some very respectable cash prizes.

High variance

A few worthy of highlighting that fit into the high variance category are:

  • Age of the Gods – (Playtech)
  • Book of Dead – (Play’n Go)
  • Thunderstruck II – (Microgaming)
  • Immortal Romance – (Microgaming)

Medium variance

Medium variance slots also make up the list and include a nice mix of themes, slot features, and opportunities. If you read our earlier articles, you will know that medium variance slots are common and compromise one of the larger variations of slots with most software developers. A few notable for qualification in the £1,000,000 Spectacular include:

  • Vikings Go Berzerk –  (Play’n Go)
  • King Kong Cash – (NextGen)
  • Gorilla Go Wild – (NextGen)
  • Super Graphics Upside Down –(Realistic Games)
  • Superman The Movie – (Playtech)

Low variance

A number of lower variance slots have also been chosen for this promotion. This is important as having the right mix will increase player interest and meet the demand/needs of most players who enter. This includes:

  • Starburst – (NetEnt)
  • Bonus Bears – (Playtech)
  • Gemix –  (Play’n Go)
  • Top Cat – (Blueprint Gaming)
  • Pentagram –(Realistic Games)

The majority of the available games are medium variance, and this is to be expected as most slots (and players!) fit into that category. While slot selection often comes down to your preference on the theme of a particular slot or its features, understanding the style of slot is critical for long term success if your focus is increasing your play time or winnings.

If you wish to learn more about slot variances, we highly recommended you invest the time to read the articles we have published relating to slot variances. We have several articles that identify and explain the definitions about low, medium and high variance, and identify a number of games, explaining how those received their categorization.

These are informative articles that will help you in many ways, and as you discover new slots, you will quickly learn how to identify a slots variance and make an educated decision on whether to invest a portion of your bankroll on those games.

Author: Andy Follin

Copywriter, webmaster, and casino systems expert.