In 2014 the Samba de Frutas video slot
machine was released by International Game Technology (IGT), one of the leading
slot designers in the world.
The game can be found both in brick and
mortar casinos and over the internet, under the IGT Interactive umbrella, via
more than 100 online casino platforms. Among the major online casino brands
affiliated with IGT Interactive are Bet365, BetVictor, Paddy Power, Party
Casino, and William Hill.
As the title suggests, Samba de Frutas slots
are based on a distinctive theme: the eclectic Brazilian musical style known as
samba. When you see clips of the
famous Carnival festival, held in Brazilian cities and towns every February, the
upbeat sounds emanating from the street side parties are invariably those of
Typically played with the
cavaquinho, a small four string guitar like instrument favored in
Brazil, and various percussion instruments, samba music has been favored by fans
of up tempo beats since the dawn of the 20th century allowed for
recordings to be easily spread. By the 1950s, samba music was flourishing in
nightclubs and dance halls throughout the United States and Europe.
The term samba is also associated with the
sensual, rhythmic style of dance favored by fans of the famous musical genre.
Samba dancers were once a staple of the casino show scene, with long legged
women donning revealing costumes and moving along with the festive melodies of
Brazil’s national music. One of the more recognizable samba dancer costumes
donned during Carnival features the fruit theme, with women adorning their
dresses with grapes and oranges in strategic areas to conceal themselves. And no
samba costume is complete without a towering headdress comprised of apples,
bananas, pineapples, and other fruit assembled into wearable headgear.
Famous samba musicians include Zeca
Pagodinho, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, and Beth Carvalho.