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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Or so they say those who didn’t win. Neon, mesmerizing lights, everything that’s appealing to the eye and of course casinos. Las Vegas certainly is “big” from any standpoint. This is Bally Technologies depiction of the capital of gambling. It has mediocre graphics and audio, but it also has one enticing and rewarding bonus feature. It will make you feel as if you’re playing the roulette, but without having to decide what kind of bet to place.
Like most of Bally’s games, Big Vegas also comes with a beyond than average number of lines. The 40 fixed paylines almost guarantee frequent wins. Big Vegas has simple bet settings, requiring the player to adjust the coin value only, in the range of 0.01 to 10, multiplying this number with 40 gives us the minimum bet amount of 0.40 and the high rollers delight of 400.
Yet again, Big Vegas doesn’t seem attractive, not with it 94.02% RTP. Players who will not increase the bet size over time will have their balances grinded down. It’s a low variance slot, which requires a bit of skill to bring profits.
What you hear in the background will eventually become boring, what you see will also become dull. But the prizes won’t become boring, that’s for sure. The paytable shows symbols that are distinctive for the Vegas nightlife, but most of them can be found in casinos.
The wild symbol which substitutes for any other symbol, except the scatter, is the highest paying symbol. Wilds in this game are the backbone of profits. On the other hand, the Scatters show up rarely and do not have an authentic look. 3 or more scatters grant the player a total of 5 free spins.
Big Vegas introduces a new type of Wild symbol, the likes of we have seen so far. Besides the common Wild which will replace for any one symbol, there’s also a unique Directional Wild. It resembles a roulette wheel, but instead of a ball, it has a pointing arrow. The direction in which the arrow will point once stopped will have all symbols turned into wild symbols. This means that if for instance, you have the directional wild on reel 2 at the bottom, and it points to the top right corner, it will change 4 symbols into Wilds, making a winning combination of 5 of a kind. Most of the winning prospects are hidden in this bonus element. Fortunately, the trigger rate of the Directional Wild is decent. Directional Wilds appear on reels 2 and 4, keep that in mind.
Wilds that appear during Free Games are locked in place, this includes Directional Wilds also! They will remain locked for the entire duration of the game. This means that if you manage to get locked 3 or 4 wilds, you can expect big and mega wins!
Directional Wilds are Ace in the Sleeve of Big Vegas. If it weren’t for them, this would’ve been just a common slot game that performs as if it was created in the 80s. Volatility is not an issue, although, on occasions it feels just like that. We recommend playing the game with an entry bet in the early stages. As you progress, increase the bet over time, until it becomes unviable. Remember, the maximum bet is $400. It can eat away one whole session if you’re not careful.