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Article by Hannah Brown: A fireman form Billericay is off to Las Vegas to play in a poker championship, after only picking up the game a few years ago.
As Christmas Day approaches and you enjoy time with friends and family, we've taken a look back at some of the most popular news items of 2018.
Article by The Echo: An accountant has admitted defrauding almost £600,000 from a company set up by X Factor winner James Arthur.
Sponsored: Play ‘n Go are known for their skilled and entertaining fantasy-themed slots. They have several top games in this genre already under their belt. This month, though, they are adding one more to their arsenal.
Debuting at Play‘n Go casinos this month is their new Dragon Maiden slot. Like other fantasy-themed slots, this one has dragons, warriors and daggers, magical rings and a warfare theme. It also has a genial dragon maiden who goes by the name of Geneth, and she is central to this slot’s features.
Like Game of Thrones...but Not Really
Game of Thrones profoundly inspires the Dragon Maiden slot game, that much is obvious. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that the titular dragon maiden, Geneth, is Play ‘n Go’s take on Daenerys Targaryen. The slot even comes with dragons galore. However, that is where many of the similarities come to an end - save for a few scant references to The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit. Wagers cost 10p a spin at their cheapest on this slot, which is rather incredible given that there are 243 paylines spread over the slot’s 5 reels. It is worth noting that ordinarily, such cheap slots tend to have rather small and poor non-progressive prizes. For the record, though, this slot has one which is capped at a non-progressive 5,000x your stake.
Golden Free Spins and Big Wins
Now, back to Geneth; she can turn herself into a wild symbol at random, and then expand to cover an entire reel. This will often result in decent wins being paid out. Geneth isn’t the only special symbol to star in Dragon Maiden, though. Landing just 2 scatters on the reels will offer a re-spin bonus which can see you players get another shot to land a missing third scatter, which trigger a free spin bonus.
In that free spin bonus (triggered with 3 scatters, just as in other play’n go slots), players will be rewarded with 12 free spins. Every time dragon scatters appear, the rows increase, and this alters the number of lines you have open to you. In all, you could unlock as many as 7,776 paylines in total. If a dragon appears stacked on a reel, you’ll be guaranteed to get a Golden Free Spin bonus, which offers one free spin with all 7,776 lines active at the conclusion of the free spin bonus.
The Essex Cook Book features over 25 recipes, aiming to promote vibrant cuisines and put focus on the foodies behind each business.
Article by Hannah Brown: An alleged argument outside a Dominos takeaway has left one man with a fractured jaw and needing two teeth replaced.
Article by Kirsty Hough: A donated minibus could be used to get drunk people home safely after nights on the town.
Billericay and Barry Island are set to renew their love affair when dozens of runners swap the south Essex parkrun for one 200 miles away.
Article by Elliott Hawkins: More than 20,000 people are expected to turn out for this year's Billericay Christmas Market, which is taking place on Sunday, December 2.
On Thursday 1st November, international supermodel and entrepreneur, David Gandy, will be visiting his former schools, Sunnymede Junior School and The Billericay School, both in Essex, to share his journey from school to stardom and encourage all children and young people to aspire and dream without limits.
Today’s 23rd Billericay Striders 10K Road Race saw perfect running conditions: a mild, bright autumn day with very little wind.
Article by The Echo: Proud father and devoted husband Glenn Tamplin has announced the births of his twins as his wife recovers from a difficult labour.