The Phantom of the Opera Comes to an Online Casino Near You

One of the best-known musicals of all time is, without a doubt, Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera". Based on a novel written by French author Gaston Leroux, it tells the story of an emerging soprano who becomes the interest, both professionally and emotionally, of a musical genius living in a labyrinth underneath the Opera Populaire in France. The musical was a massive success, with a total Broadway gross of more than $850 million and proceedings of over $5.6 billion worldwide. Director Joel Schumacher adapted the story to the big screen, with Gerard Butler in the title role, which has gathered quite a few Oscar nominations.

The white mask of the Phantom of the Opera will return once again, this time to the smallest and most personal screens. Microgaming, the software provider behind the most popular online casinos Canada has for its gamblers, has just announced the launch of its brand new video slot machine based on the timeless story of love, loss, and musical talent.

The brand new video slot machine is not directly based on the musical but on the movie version released in 2004. The game has five reels, three rows, and 243 ways to win. Lovers of the movie and the musical will be delighted to know that the game's score is borrowed from the movie's iconic soundtrack, signed by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Slot machine fans will be happy to find out about the numerous bonuses and features of the game. The Phantom of the Opera slot comes with several bonus features that can put an extra buck in the players' pockets:

- The Letter Bonus, which pays out a random cash prize when a letter symbol lands on the fifth reel

- The Chandelier Bonus, inspired by one of the famous scenes from the movie when the Phantom cuts down the chandelier in the Opera, triggered randomly

Whenever three or more Scatter symbols land on the screen, they trigger the game's "Choose For Me" feature, where players will be awarded one of the three available bonus options:

- The Masquerade, a three-tier pick feature where players will be awarded cash prizes across three levels, with the value of the prizes growing with each tier

- Music of the Night, which comes with 10 free spins, with a variety of random enhancers like random wilds, wild reels, extra spins, and multipliers

- All I Ask of You, another feature with 10 free spins where the symbols representing the protagonists of the movie dance randomly around the screen, forming various wild configurations and triggering big wins.

"The Phantom of the Opera™ is a mesmeric game, combining a new game mechanic with visually stunning artwork and a musical score that is legendary," David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming said about the game. "There has been much hype about the slot since we unveiled our plans at ICE in February and I’m delighted that the stage is now set and it is ready to launch with our vast operator base. Our incredibly talented game studio has truly realized the brand. Working with The Really Useful Group [Andrew Lloyd Webber's production company] to bring this game to market has been a pleasure; we are excited to see how the game performs in the coming months."
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