Wild Gambler Slots

Wild-GamblerIn Wild Gambler, Playtech has created a safari themed slot machine. The images you see on the reels give you various wild animals of Africa, including rhinos, zebras, leopards and lions, all known as common sights in a safari. The game is a cartoon like title, so you shouldn’t expect extremely realistic graphics from it. It’s not an uncommon theme, far from it actually, so there are alternatives as well if this one doesn’t satisfy your needs.

Wild Gambler’s 5 reels get a pretty safe configuration with 20 lines. There are innovative features (Lock & Spin), along with the ones that are standard in modern slots (wilds and free spins). A jackpot of $10,000 is the best prize which the game promises.

Features of Wild Gambler

The features in Wild Gambler are slightly unusual, though they do have regular wilds as well. You can trigger free spins at random, with the help of meerkats that make appearances on the reels, plus you can use features like the Lock & Spin, which is not very common in this industry.

The only special feature symbol of the game is the Lion, serving as a wild. The wild symbol only offers its own prizes when an entire payline is occupied by it, and in that case up to 1,000x will be paid, hardly a great prize. As the substituting symbol, there is no icon that it can’t replace, so as long as you get it where it’s needed, it will be able to do its job.

Lock & Spin

This is a very interesting feature, which allows you to lock the wilds in place when they appear, though you will do it in exchange for a bigger bet. You click on the wilds that you want to keep locked on the reels, and they will stay there while the other symbols spin and change. The odds of getting paid increase of course, but you pay more as well for the privilege.


If you have a fixed amount that you can wager, the slot allows you to pick the amount, and it will adjust the number of locked wilds accordingly.

Free Games Feature

To trigger the slot’s 8 free spins, the requirement is for 5 meerkats to appear on the reels. Each round gets between 1 and 5 of these creatures, and it happens both for regular and for Lock & Spin rounds. If you have any wilds locked in place when the free spins start, they will be used for those rounds as well. New wilds, which appear during the free spins, are locked into place automatically, without any further cost to you.

Betting options and jackpots

Each line you work with gets a single coin as part of the bet. The coin’s top value is $10, with the minimum at only $0.01. You can modify it as you need to. Since 20 lines are used in the maximum bet, the value goes up to $200 for the bet.

The biggest rewards promised by the game will put 1,000 coins in your account, with their top value being $10,000.

Design and symbols

The design of Wild Gambler gives you what you would expect from a safari themed slot machine. You see the African savannah in the background, you have stones and cow skulls as supports for betting options, plus the reels which are made out of leather and they are tied to wood sticks. The symbols are cartoon versions of various animals from Africa, plus poker cards with feline motifs.


Symbols: Lion (wild, 1,000 coins), Rhino (800 coins), Leopard (500 coins), Zebra (400 coins), Flamingo (300 coins), Ace (100 coins), King (70 coins), Queen (60 coins), Jack (50 coins) and 10 (40 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

Wild Gambler and its safari theme isn’t a very special presence in Playtech’s line-up. It doesn’t have big prizes either, but its Lock & Spin feature makes all the difference in the world.

This Wild Gambler slot is offered by all online casinos with Playtech software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.