With Christmas just a week away, everyone is getting infected by the holiday spirit. You find yourself humming carols and gazing at the lights in your Christmas tree as you normally would the stars. This is the best time to add some more festive cheer to your days, like the kind you find in the wonderful PlayTech slot game Ghosts of Christmas.

Even if you’ve never read Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, you’re bound to have heard snippets of the story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a greedy old man who spends his Christmas Eve counting coins but then the ghost of Marley, his former business partner, appears and tells him he will be visited by three ghosts before the night has passed. This is just the beginning of the story and is told in a short animated film as soon as you launch the slot game. The intro is beautifully designed and almost holds its own next to celebrated Pixar movies.

The theme doesn’t end there. While you spin Scrooge sits in his comfortable chair next to the reels, awaiting the appearance of the ghosts and celebrating when you land a winning combination. Although the game is very dynamic, many classic slot features have been retained with slight alterations to fit the theme. You have the standard A, Q and K symbols alongside items that fit into the story such as a portrait of Tiny Tim, a roasted duck and of course the three ghosts. Surprising is that the ghosts of past and present only need 2 symbols on an active pay-line to win, instead of a minimum of 3 which you see in most slot games.

The same applies to the Scrooge symbol which is also the Wild. Other than that, Scrooge does what a Wild does best: substitute for all other symbols apart from the Bonus and Scatter symbol. The latter bears the figure of Marley, ghostly and chained, and 3 or more Scatters on any reel triggers the free spins. Pick one of the Marleys to find out how many free games you are awarded and your free spins will start with a 3x multiplier. You could continue playing for free infinitely as 3 or more Scatters on the reels during the free spins get you 10 more!

Ghosts of Christmas comes with 3 different bonus games – each ghost has its own. All you need to do is line up three Bonus symbols which look like a clock and one of the bonus games will be activated at random. The process is similar in each of the three bonus games as you need to pick 3 symbols out of 5 to collect cash but the setting changes. The ghost of Christmas past takes you to a class room, the present lets you pick Christmas gifts and in the future you’ll find yourself in a cemetery.

So don’t be fooled by the 20 pay-lines and a minimum bet of just £0.20. This online casino game will only add to the fun this Christmas and could help you land some nice winnings at the same time. Come play Ghosts of Christmas at Jackpot247 and see for yourself! Who knew Scrooge could turn out to be rather generous?

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