As the Reels Turn 2 – The Gamble Slots

As-the-Reels-Turn-2-The-GambleThe Gamble is the second slot machine from Rival Gaming that is part of a series called As The Reels Turn. The theme is soap opera inspired, each of the three games in this series bringing along another episode. As before, the action of this fictional soap opera takes place at a casino called El Paradiso, located in Las Vegas. There is a bit of gambling as well in the game, plus all the main characters from the soap opera and some new ones as well.

A game with 5 reels, this slot comes with a maximum of 15 bet lines. Among its best features, the slot has its scatter symbols, its free spins and the bonus games. A $5,000 prize is on the line, not really big enough to make players really interested.

Features of As the Reels Turn 2 – The Gamble

Just like before, the features of this game tend to be triggered with the help of scatter symbols. Four different scatters can appear in the game, each one getting you some different feature. Three of those scatters also give out prizes.

Counterfeit Chips Bonus

Triggered by the Bonus logo, this particular bonus game presents you with a green felt table on which you have a lot of different poker chips. You keep playing and getting prizes for as long as your picks reveal original chips. Once you get a fake one, the feature ends. With 3 to 5 Bonus symbols on the reels, you also get up to 50x the bet as a prize before the bonus game even begins.


Advance to Next Scene

The Advance Logo serves as a trigger for the different scenes of the soap opera, acting as different levels of the slot machine. You need 3+ scattered Advance symbols to get to another round. Use the Game Map button to see what kind of surprises the game has for you, including cut scenes and surprise bonus games along the way.


Find Danny

The Danny scatter symbol gives you a character dressed in a suit. You need only 2+ Danny scatters to get a prize, but the bonus game needs a minimum of three in any random position. You lend Rex a hand in this feature, as he tries to find Danny. At the same time, you have to avoid Jamie, since finding her ends the round. You keep picking spots where Danny might be hidden, getting a prize each time.

Free Games Feature

The fourth and final scatter symbol is represented by Ivan, a Piranha fish. While he also gives you up to 50x the bet in prizes, Ivan is more important because of the free spins he can bring along. 10 spins are awarded with 3+ scatter symbols, all prizes having a x3 multiplier to rely on.

Betting options and jackpots

If you want to place a very small wager, you can do that in this slot, but you can also bet up to $75 for a round. A bigger wager will give you better chances of hitting a winning combination, or it will give you bigger prizes, or both. The line bets are composed of 1 to 5 coins, denominations being between $0.01 and $1. With $5 line bets and with 15 lines active, you get a $75 total bet.

The slot’s best prize seems to be the 1,000x payout offered by two different symbols. In each case, you can take home up to $5,000, as it takes the line wager into account.

Design and symbols

The design in The Gamble is almost identical to the one from the first episode of the series. The developers kept the same gameplay and experience, even the same features for the most part, adding to the reels some new characters to change things up and prepare the game for the next scene. The same blue and black background is used, and I’m still not happy about it, but the characters help make this a pretty decent slot machine.

Symbols: Bonus Logo (scatter, 50x the wager), Advance Logo (scatter), Danny (scatter, 50x the wager), Ivan Fish (scatter, 50x the wager), Poker Chips Stacks (1,000x), El Paradiso Logo (1,000x), Jamie (300x), Vanessa (300x), Rex (300x), Confidential Letter (100x), Red Lobster (100x) and Red Wine (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

I recommend you try out all the games in the series, in order, starting with the first slot, and then going through The Gamble as well. The story will take you from one slot to the next and in the process you will get plenty of great features to try out.

You will find As the Reels Turn 2 – The Gamble at any online casino which chooses to use software from Rival, playable either for free or for real money.