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How to Celebrate the Mardi Gras Festival in Grand Style

Jackpot Capital online casino, February 3, excitement levels are high because on that day we will bring the new slot from Real Time Gaming to your mobile or desktop screen!  The new slot is called Mardi Gras Magic.  It is set on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.  But did you know that Mardi Gras is celebrated in many countries?

Let’s take a quick look at how different cultures celebrate Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

The celebration began at a small village about 60 miles from where New Orleans lies today in 1699.  A French explorer named Pierre Lemoyne d’Iberville decided to have a party of sorts in honor of Fat Tuesday.  Fat Tuesday is the English translation of Mardi Gras.  It started as a holiday the day before Ash Wednesday which began the 40 day period of Lent during which devout Catholics chose to "give something up for Lent”.

At the time, no one could have imagined that this celebration of sorts would grow to the point that over one million people attend the Mardi Gras week in New Orleans in years free of a certain virus that shall remain unnamed!

A Little Chauvinism and a Little Racism

The Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans had its share of male chauvinism and white racism even up to the year 2000 in some cases.  As the festival got bigger different organizations put together floats to help in the Mardi Gras parades.

However these groups were both all male and all white.  Even after the New Orleans City Council passed a law forbidding such gross discrimination some groups chose at first to end their association with Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  Only in 2000 did one of the groups that had left the festivities return with both women and blacks on their floats.

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Why Do People Celebrate Mardi Gras

We shall see that Mardi Gras festivities date back almost 1000 years!  The most common explanation for the parties and drunken revelry is that they were a modest rebellion against the repressiveness of the Catholic Church at the time.

The Catholic Church has itself undergone many changes since then and today “welcomes” Mardi Gras partly because they have no choice and partly because the Church now recognizes the need to “let off steam”, in the modern parlance.

Mardi Gras in Belgium

The festival in Belgium is centered in Binche.  Events begin weeks before Fat Tuesday.  On Fat Tuesday itself men take to the streets in costume with wild masks giving out oranges to everyone they see.  These men, called Gilles, are the culmination of the festival in Binche.  It is considered an omen of good luck to receive an orange from one of the Gilles.

Mardi Gras in Dusseldorf

The people really let their hair down in this German city for a full week before Fat Tuesday.  On the Tuesday before, women take to the streets to cut off any tie a man has had the temerity to wear!  As the days roll on there is much fun and feasting.

On the Monday before Fat Tuesday, cows, sheep, goats and the like are slaughtered for the feast that immediately precedes Lent when most people eschew meat.

Mardi Gras in Venice

Masks play a big role in the Carnival of Venice!  People parade through the city in ornate costumes depicting life among the elite in Venice through the centuries.  Appropriately enough, the festival ends with a giant water show!  What else might you have expected from Venice?

Mardi Gras in Rio

Of course, this grand holiday gets noticed every year.  The celebration in Rio de Janeiro centers around drink and general revelry but especially Samba dancing.  Dance groups plan their dances for weeks before the festival and amateurs dance along.

In Rio, it is considered expected to stay up all night before Ash Wednesday to get in as much celebration as possible before the somber month of Lent.

What Will Mardi Gras Magic be Like?

Although the background is New Orleans, we can look at the slot as being possibly the most international slot at Jackpot Capital.  The music in the background sets a tone that will keep gamers coming back to the slot often.

There are four beautiful women in Mardi Gras Magic.   They are dressed in exquisite costumes of differing colors.  Each pays well when you get three or more on a payline.  The wild symbol is a mask, of course!  This is no ordinary mask; this mask explodes!

Actually, RealTime Gaming calls it a bursting wild but the effect is the same: when the wild symbol bursts, it turns neighboring symbols into wild symbols as well!  The wilds might burst on any spin in the regular game and they add extra bursting wilds for the free spins bonus rounds.

The Bonus Rounds

You get 10, 15, or 20 free spins when the logo symbol comes up three, four, or five times.  Everything gets increased in the bonus rounds!  There are more bursting wilds and the random jackpot can reveal itself at any time.

The free spins retrigger if you get three or more scatters during the bonus round.

What is the Random Jackpot?

At any time and on any spin, in either the regular game or the bonus round, you might get the random jackpot!  The highest payout is set at 20,000x your bet on the winning payline.

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