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Could it be Time for a Croatian-Themed Bingo or Slots Game?

Written by  The Dubrovnik Times Sep 24, 2021

Bingo is a game that has captured the imagination of people all over the world ever since it first began to be played in America in the 1930s. Quick, simple, and fun to play, it’s a game that has brought communities together for generations, first through games played in bingo halls and, more recently, in its online form. In fact, it’s the game’s rebirth as a favorite on the internet that has led to many exciting developments.

As well as different kinds of bingo games being invented, there has also been a trend of creating themed games to attract particular groups of players, some of whom might be completely new to bingo.

So anyone who visits a bingo site is likely to find games and slots that are linked to everything from TV shows like Deal or No Deal to traditional folklore themes. These include Irish leprechauns searching for pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, lucky four-leaf clovers, and even traditional Scottish highland games.

With the increasing popularity of these kinds of sites in Croatia, surely it’s now time for some specific games to be introduced for this audience. After all, the whole Slavic region has just as rich a folklore tradition as not just Ireland or Scotland, but as any country in the world. This would be an obvious route for the inventors of the games to explore. There are at least two clear directions to go down.


For example, just as Ireland has its legendary four-leaf clover – very rare to find but very lucky for the person who finds it – Croatia has the raskovnik. According to legend, this magical herb has the ability to unlock the secrets as well as bestowing great luck and riches on anyone who finds it. The problem is that the herb is said to be very difficult to spot and only those with special gifts are able to do this.

With this in mind, it’s easy to see how these elements could be used to make a very captivating bingo or slots game. Similarly, there is a very strong tradition of mythical Slavic creatures who would also seem to be perfect to incorporate into a game.

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The most obvious of these, natural, would be the Vila, or fairies, who are said to dwell in the clouds, coming down to earth to bring good fortune to those lucky enough to encounter them. There are a number of different kinds of fairies, some of which can even bring bad luck. This would lend itself perfectly to games where your fortunes can change depending on which kinds of fairies you encounter.

Of course, there are countless other tales that could be used to create games, but it would probably be a good idea to stick to the best-known ones first. If these do turn out to be popular, then more can follow.

The challenge now is for games developers to put on their thinking caps to create games that will be a big hit in Croatia.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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