Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! Las Vegas (often referred to as Sin City) is one of the gambling hubs of the world and renowned for doing things in a ‘big’ way – whether it be star-studded concerts, major sporting events, or simply big stakes being allowed to be gambled on the casino floor. While many of us have frequented Las Vegas such a trip will be all but a dream for many of you, but now is your opportunity to get a taste of the wild life of Las Vegas from the comfort of your own home.
As alluded to in the title, the Big Vegas slot review focuses solely on Las Vegas mixing gambling and partying, however it’s just one of many slots based on the ‘Strip’ so how does it compare to the Vegas Dreams slot from Big Time Gaming and the countless others that are available?
Big Stakes for Ballers
Like many brick-and-mortar casinos in Las Vegas, the structure of Big Vegas is one of the more traditional ones from Bally as it is a 5-reeled slot with 40 paylines on offer. Thankfully the title doesn’t disappoint as big stakes can be staked each and every spin – but don’t worry the low stakes players amongst you have been catered for too. With bet per line options ranging from 1p to £10 this allows a minimum spin of 40p and a maximum of £400 for the ‘ballers’ amongst you who could probably hop on a plane to Las Vegas at any time you wish!
Wild Party on the Reels
The symbols designed by Bally for the Big Vegas slot machine are synonymous with the wild party and gambling lifestyle that one can expect on the Strip.
There are four special symbols that you will experience once the reels are spun. The first of these is a Directional Wild which has the word Wild printed over an arrow on a roulette wheel and this will be discussed in further detail below, plus there are standard Blue and Purple Wilds too which have been designed in a glitzy manner. The other special symbol is the Free Games Lounge which is represented in the style of a trendy bar sign.
Joining these on the Strip are dice (used in casino games like Craps), a cocktail, a Royal Flush poker hand, bundle of casino chips, the key to a high roller’s suite, a slot machine, plus low-paying Ace to Jack symbols.
Wilds in Different Directions
Directional Wilds are a popular fixture in many Bally slot machines (just like their Havana Cubana slot machine) and it features yet again in Big Vegas. If you’ve not encountered this before it sees the Directional Wild only land on the second and fourth reels and once it does appear the arrow will spin around the roulette wheel. Whichever direction the arrow lands each and every single in that direction will be transformed into a Wild and the combinations on the reels are then recalculated to provide additional winnings.
Lounge Around with Free Spins
Kick back and relax in the lounge with free spins that offer the potential for huge wins. To creep past security and gain entry you’ll first need to land three of the Free Games Lounge symbols, but remember these only appear on the second, third and fourth reels.
This sees you presented with five free spins, and before you scream in disgust at such a low amount, just relax. These five free spins come with a 3x multiplier attached which more than makes up for this and never fails to see you cash in for some very large wins. In addition to this the Directional Wild is also active throughout and an additional Purple Wild appears on the reels too. Should this land it will stay in place until the rest of your spins play out, so you’ll really be hoping to land it on your first or second spin to get off to a fantastic start!
Enough to Substitute for a Trip to Vegas?
As someone who has visited Las Vegas I can assure you nothing can substitute for such an experience – but what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! The overall design is rather simplistic but it does offer a generous 94. RTP and big stakes of up to £400 per spin along with a very rewarding free spins mode and Directional Wilds!
While based on luxury rather than Las Vegas, I much prefer NetEnt’s Mega Fortune slot machine as it gives you even greater wins with the inclusion of a life-changing progressive jackpot that has created numerous millionaires.