IGT’s social casino subsidiary DoubleDown Casino has released a St Patrick’s Day-themed slot ahead of the popular cultural and religious holiday which takes place later this month.

Irish Shamrocks features a number of items associated with St Patrick’s Day, which takes place on Tuesday March 17th and is particularly popular in the US, including pints of beer, horseshoes, ports of gold, lucky rainbows and shamrocks.

It gives players the chance to win a virtual currency jackpot when five wilds and scatter symbols appear in a row. This in turn triggers a bonus round offering ten free spins that can secure additional spins for the chance to further boost wins.

“In social gaming, luck equals fun, and there's no day more universally associated with luck than St Patrick's Day,” DoubleDown vice president of games Jim Veevaert commented.

“We're all about celebrating fun and the excitement of playing slots at DoubleDown Casino, and we can't think of a better theme than Irish Shamrocks to capture the thrills associated with good fortune,” he added.

Irish Shamrocks has launched on Facebook for desktop devices, and will also be rolled out for DoubleDown Casino on iOS and Android devices.