Dallas Slots

DallasDallas is a slot machine that isn’t as much themed around the Texan city with the same name, as it is around the TV series that was popular in the 80’s. It was a soap opera, whose characters were the members of a family of oil tycoons, called Ewing. Its most popular character was also the villain, J.R. being his name and his dirty business schemes being the ones that everyone reminds him for. The slot is directly themed around that show, with photos of its actors used as symbols.

The 5 reels of Dallas have up to 25 active bet lines on them, while its prizes will reach $50,000. Net Entertainment has used free games, bonus features, scatters and wilds for its features.

Features of Dallas

Dallas tries its best to bring the atmosphere from the TV to your PC screen, using various features, including wilds, free spins, scatters and bonus games for this purpose.

The Dallas Wild Logo is obviously the one that can substitute for other symbols, the wild of the game. It can also create its own combinations, awarding prizes which are more than generous, but most of the time it will simply be the one responsible for other symbols creating combinations that normally wouldn’t have been possible. You can’t get the wild to substitute for a scatter symbol, but regular icons will be able to take advantage of it.

Free Games Feature

The city of Dallas seen from a distance, with the words Free Spin written in front, act as one of the two scatter symbols, and the one that gets you inside the free spins round. A minimum of three symbols with Free Spin written on them are required for this to happen, as is usually the case. You can get either 10, 15 or 25 games for free, when 3, 4 or 5 scatters are present on the reels. You win triple the usual prizes for the duration of these free rounds. You can retrigger the feature, as long as you have the same 3 to 5 scatters on the reels.


Ewing Oil Bonus

Whenever scatter symbols with the Bonus Dollar symbol appear, they are collected, the aim being to eventually have five of them, so that the Ewing Oil bonus game can start. Your bonus dollars can be invested in the bonus game that follows, in the various oil wells available on the screen.

You are the one that chooses how many of your dollars can go into each oil well. The more you use, the bigger the multiplier applied to the prize found inside. You can use one dollar for each oil well if you want to, or you can put all of them on a single oil well, giving you a 5x multiplier for that one prize. You can also take a middle ground, spreading those five dollars among two or three oil wells out of the five available.


Betting options and jackpots

The 1 to 10 coins that you can use for each active line will translate into bets of up to 250 coins, or $125. The reason for that value is the coin’s denomination, going up to $0.50 only, with the starting point at $0.01.

The prizes you can hope for aren’t quite at oil tycoon standards, with the value going up to $50,000, but they’re more than enough to give yourself a life upgrade. It’s the equivalent of 100,000 coins, or 10,000 times the line bet.

Design and symbols

The design of Dallas revolves around Southfork, the Texan farm where the family lived, so you can see it in the background, through the semi-transparent reels. A gate like arch surrounds the reels, with stone pillars visible on both sides and with Southfork Ranch written at the top. The playing cards are quite boring, images that clash with the rest of the design, while the rest of the symbols are mostly photos of the actors that played the various characters from this soap opera.

Symbols: Dallas Logo (wild, 10,000x), Dollar Sign (scatter), Free Spins (scatter), J.R. (600x), Sue Ellen (400x), Miss Ellie (300x), Jock (200x), Lucy (150x), Ace (100x), King (100x), Queen (75x) and Jack (75x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Those that enjoyed the TV show should give the slot a chance as well. Otherwise, the game doesn’t seem impressive enough, in any area, to be worth playing just because of how good it is.

Dallas, the TV Series

Aired for the first time in 1978, Dallas was a soap opera series that was filmed in the United States. Its last episode aired in 1991, after 14 seasons and a total of 357 episodes. David Jacobs was its creator and the television that aired it was CBS. The stars of the show were the members of the Ewing family, oil tycoons that lived in Texas. They all lived in a ranch called Southfork, while the company owned by the family was called Ewing Oil.

Among the characters that played in it you would find many of the actors that are part of this slot, but quite a few others that were not included. J.R., Bobby, Pamela, Sue Ellen and Lucy are names that everyone will recognize, if they lived through the 80s and they know the show.

The Dallas slot machine is offered through the Net Entertainment platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.