It is fascinating to see the evolution of Santa Claus over time. In a previous edition of Sloto Magazine we reviewed the history behind Santa Claus. Many of our readers got intrigued and some wanted to know more. On this article, we will explore how Santa ended up having reindeer as the muscle power for his sleigh.

The character of Santa Claus has been inspired by St. Nicholas of Myra. As a 4th century bishop living in present-day Turkey, it is more than unlikely that he traveled with a sleigh pulled by reindeer. The more likely truth is that St. Nicholas traveled by horse. In fact, the Dutch version of St. Nicholas, Sinterklaas, does travel by horse to this date.  

So where do the reindeer come from? Their association with Santa Claus has a very precise origin… a poem! Yes, the 1823 poem titled ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ or commonly known as ‘The Night Before Christmas’ introduces the idea that Santa drives his sleigh with 8 reindeer. The poem mentions the names of the reindeer as we know them today, except for two.  

Here’s an excerpt from the poem:

When what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.


More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled and shouted and called them by name;

"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Dunder and Blixem!

To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall!

Now, dash away, dash away, dash away all!

Dunder and Blixem are Dutch words that mean ‘Thunder’ and ‘Lightning’.  Later variations of the poem changed the name to Donner and Blitzen as we know them today!   

On the opposite page we will review one of our most popular slots based on Santa’s most famous reindeer!

We expected to have endless time in our hands thanks to technology. We can send an email across the globe instantaneously, shop online for all necessities and fly coast to coast in a matter hours. The truth is that we are busier than ever, constantly multitasking and struggling to get our to-do list done every day.

Thus, we have gathered some productivity tips for 2020.


Stop dividing your attention amongst several duties. You will be tremendously more productive if you tackle one task at a time.


Whether at work or at home, start the day with the most important task. You will have the most energy and drive to accomplish the task in the morning with a fresh mind.


Yep, this may seem like a weird one but this can save you tons of time. There are literally hundreds of shortcuts you can use on your keyboard. Take some time to learn them and then see your productivity soar!



Don’t waste your time opening and deleting endless emails that don’t interest you. Unsubscribe from all the junk the clogs your inbox (keep Sloto’Cash newsletter obviously, so you don’t miss any Free Spins coupon).  Also start unfollowing pages and people that are posting useless things in your feed. Less distraction means higher productivity!

A Bright Future... Positive Predictions for 2020
As featured on Sloto Magazine

Another year has gone by. It’s time to welcome the new decade with a positive outlook and an eagerness to thrive. The coming years will be crucial to stabilize the earth as we face several global crises. Fortunately there is an army of scientists, activists, visionaries and go-getters out there that are working overtime to make this planet a better home for everyone.

In this article we will review some of the predictions for 2020. The pace of change is accelerating and, fortunately, we are seeing positive developments in many areas that need amending. Here are the top positive predictions for 2020:

Renewable Energy

Fossil fuels are running out fast. With a growing world population set to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, the global community needs to find renewable sources of energy before we deplete the underground fuels that took millions, if not billions, of years to be amassed. Luckily, predictions state that 20% of global energy will come from renewable sources. The EU has set this as its target for all its member states. China is also working strongly in this direction. Some countries such as Iceland and Costa Rica have been able to run on 100% renewable energy for an entire year!

Electric Cars

Electric cars will be a common sight in 2020.  By the end of 2018 there were around 6 million electric cars sold across the globe. China leads the pack with around 2 million electric cars purchased every year. One of the major challenges has been to get as many miles from a single charge. It is predicted that some electric cars will be able to drive up to 700 miles on a single charge by 2020!

Self-driving cars

Self-driving cars have been on the road since 2013. Enormous resources have been allocated to develop a safe and efficient technology for autonomous driving cars. Bold predictions have been made for 2020 by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. He states: “I think we will be ‘feature-complete’ on full self-driving this year, meaning the car will be able to find you in a parking lot, pick you up, take you all the way to your destination without a person’s intervention.” If this is truly the case, suddenly commuting 1 hour is not so terrible, since you can catch up on sleep or simply relax and read a book while on your way to work!

Lab-grown meat

The production of meat (beef in particular) is taking a tremendous toll on our planet. It takes 25 kilograms of grain and 15,000 liters of water to produce just 1 kilogram of beef. Only 71% of the Earth’s land surface is habitable, when you take out glaciers and barren land. Of the habitable land area, 50% is used for agricultural purposes. Over three quarters of the agricultural land is used for livestock. Many farmers are cutting down forests to make room for cattle and other livestock due to the high demand for meat. Eating meat is becoming a luxury at a time the planet is aching in agony. This is why some entrepreneurs are beginning to produce meat in a lab! Yes, it’s been done already and it’s only a matter of making it cost-efficient so the average Joe can afford it. Some people predict that by 2020 we will see the first lab-grown meat in supermarkets!

A cure for malaria

Malaria is a leading global threat. There were 219 million cases of malaria in 2017 and 435,000 deaths. China has made a huge effort to eradicate the disease from their country and is about to celebrate a malaria-free country in 2020. Furthermore, there is a new vaccine against malaria that will be tested in 2020, in the west African island of Bioko. If successful, we might be entering the first stages of a malaria-free world!

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