Lucky Day at the Races
Horse racing is one of the most popular events to bet on anywhere in the world, and Pragmatic Play decided to make a game based on the popularity of it with Lucky Day at the Races. This game is based on a set of horses and jockeys who are trying to come out on top, and it has a bit of a cartoony feel to it. The graphics aren't bad at all, but no one would be surprised that they didn't exactly win awards for visual quality either. This is a medium-volatility game with multiple bonus features and some impressive top pays.
Pragmatic Play, formerly known as Topgame, made this game based on five reels, three rows and 20 paylines, which is a very common and popular video slot layout. You can pick coin sizes ranging from $0.01 to $5 apiece, though there is no option to bet multiple coins on each payline, which is atypical for them. The total betting range is $0.20 to $100 per spin, perfect for anyone from penny players to high rollers to find a bet size that works for them. You also have the option to play with fewer than 20 paylines, but this will hurt your RTP percentage, so we recommend that you keep them all activated at all times.
There are two cool bonus features available in this online slot, and they both have horse racing themes to them. The first comes from getting three or more of the scattered spectator in the purple clothes, and she will give you a set of free spins. Three earns seven free spins, four gets 15 and five will give you 30 free turns total. You can also re-trigger these free spins as many times as you earn three or more scatters to add to your total.
The other bonus feature is based on the symbol with the jockey on the horse. Three or more gets you what ends up being an instant win style game. Three earns between 75x and 375x. Four will get you between 375x and 1,875x. Finally, five will earn anywhere from 1,500x to 7,500x, which is a pretty impressive range of available wins.
The trophy is what everyone wants to win in a horse racing event, and that's why it's the wild symbol in Lucky Day at the Races. It's also responsible for the largest regular win in the game, which is 10,000x for five of a kind. Four will also pick up 2,000x, which is a sizable payout. Three picks up 200x, and two will give you a 20x win if they can't be used to make a stronger four of a kind combination. These wilds do not substitute for the bonus or scatter symbols, but they substitute for everything else.
Aside from the wild, there are five top-tier symbols that pay for two of a kind or more. The white horse pays an impressive 4,000x for five of a kind, and five of the gray horse will give you a 2,000x win. Five of the blue jockey pays 500x, and five of the red and yellow one picks up a solid 400x win. You can also earn 300x for five of the purple jockey. You'll notice that these wins are pretty top-heavy, but being able to win with just two of a kind for any of these symbols (and the wilds) means that the hit-rate is really high as well.
The five low-paying symbols in the game are based on the card ranks. The yellow A earns a win of 250x for five of a kind. You can also pick up 200x for five of the blue K symbol. The green Q gives you 150x for five, and five of a kind for the purple J symbol will get you a pay worth 100x. Finally, the red 10 symbol gets you a 75x win.
Lucky Day at the Races may capitalize on the popularity of horse racing for the theme of the game, but it also has very strong gameplay to back it up. It has several wins available over the 1,000x level, not to mention two different bonus features. It's easy to see that this is a value-packed game with a ton of ways to win, but it also has a high hit-rate thanks to having 20 paylines with most symbols in the game paying for just two of a kind or more.