Realtime Gaming (RTG) offers some innovative casino games in the Specialty Games section at its online casinos. One such game is European Slot Poker. This is a cross between slots and video poker. European Slots Poker is structured like a video poker game but played with traditional three reel slots symbols instead of playing cards. This article explains the game play and provides some tips as well.
Before any bet can be placed players have to add credits to the game. Since the unutilized credits can be cashed out it makes sense to add sufficient credits up front so that the process need not be repeated time and again. The number of credits added depends on the coin denomination. If the coin denomination is $1 then 5 credits are added by clicking on the $5 chip. If the coin denomination is 0.50 then 10 credits are added by clicking on the $5 chip. Players also need to choose the number of coins wagered before they can start the game. The payout table automatically adjusts for the number of coins selected and shows the absolute payouts.
The game play is exactly like video poker. Five symbols are dealt first. The player can hold whichever symbols he wants and change the rest. The final arrangement of symbols is compared with the payout table. RTG European Slot Poker automatically selects the best symbols to hold. The payout table is more like a slots payout table rather than a video poker table. Most symbols pay out when there are three or more of them. The left to right alignment of slots need not be maintained. It is important to remember there is no payout for pairs or two pairs as in video poker games.
There are two special symbols. The joker is a wild symbol as in video poker games like Joker Poker. But in European Slot Poker the wild symbol pays out even if it does not assist in making winning combinations. Players have to be very careful with the diamond symbol. These only pay out if all five symbols are diamonds. Hence it is not worthwhile holding two diamond symbols. It is better to replace them. RTG European Slots Poker offers the gamble game after each payout. Players can stake their entire winnings or half the amount won. This gamble game is different because players can select whether they want to play for a high symbol or a low symbol. Symbols are not ranked in any order. Certain symbols are defined as high symbols and others as low symbols.
RTG European Slot Poker offers two bonus games. The Fruit Bonus is triggered every time four plum, watermelon, bell, or cherry symbols appear. The bonus amount is based on the original bet. The Fruit Bonus payouts can be wagered in the gamble game. Each time two cherry symbols appear, the Cherry Bonus meter increases based on the amount bet. When the meter is full, the Cherry Bonus shown below the meter is awarded. This amount can be wagered in the gamble game as well.
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