Derby Dollars Slots

Derby-DollarsDerby Dollars tries to combine horse racing with slot games, which is not an entirely unnatural proposition when you consider that both require a certain amount of luck and gambling. You will find it all on the reels of this game, from the lady that owns a horse, to jockeys, horses, binoculars and all the others. The green racing track at the top, with the crowd cheering on, is another big element present inside.

In this RTG slot, you will find that there are up to 20 paylines that you can select, the game offering 5 reels that you can spin. Scatter symbols, wild symbols, a multiplier and free games are offered as the title’s big features. You will notice that the best you can get out of this game is 3,333 coins, meaning about $16,665. In theory, you could get as high as $50,000 with the help of the free spin’s multiplier. A smaller random progressive jackpot is also advertised at the top of the reels.

Features of Derby Dollars

You will find the Derby Dollars features to be standard ones. There is no real innovation here, but at least the game provides you with all the comforts you’re used to in a slot machine.

The first on the list would be the wild, the most common feature in a slot machine. A race horse acts in this capacity, quite appropriate for it. The wild has the power to substitute for another symbol, hopefully giving you more winning combinations in the long run this way. It will only replace regular symbols though, so the scatter is not influenced by it. The same race horse gives away the best prizes of the game, up to 3,333 coins for a five symbol combo in the base game. As I’ve mentioned above, you can get up to 9,999 coins out of it during the free spins.

The other major feature symbol available here is also represented by a horse, only this time it is placed on a gold coin. This gold coin will give out its payouts as multipliers of the total wager, not of the line bet. With five gold coins on the reels, you are rewarded with the maximum amount worth 50x the bet. Even fewer coins will give you prizes though, the minimum being two coins present.


Free Games Feature with Tripled Prizes

Though for the most part you will find the free games feature to be quite common, the way it is triggered does holds a surprise for you. Instead of requiring 3+ symbols for the free spins round, this game gives them away for 2+ symbols, a big advantage for the player. The number of coin scatters required to start up the round is to 2 to 5, while the number of spins depends on it (5, 10, 15 or 25 games awarded).

Besides the fact that the free games have a 3x multiplier which triples their prizes, you will also find extra wild symbols and coin scatters on the reels. That should increase your chance of getting the top jackpot at triple value, so it’s a feature that is even more useful than in other slots.


Betting options and jackpots

As RTG often enjoys doing, the coins are in the range of $0.01 to $5, meaning that with 20 lines selected you can get to a $100 bet for a single spin. You can use the Lines and the Bet options to change those numbers as you see fit.

Most games tend to give you round numbers when it comes to prizes, but Derby Dollars does things differently for the top jackpot. It offers 3,333 coins during the regular game or 9,999 during the free spins.

The random jackpot is awarded at the end of the spin, if your luck holds. It’s smaller than the game’s own prize though.

Design and symbols

The horse racing theme has been tried before and for some reason developers don’t seem to be able to get the graphics right. It’s mostly the same thing here, in a game that looks OK and gets the symbols and the horse racing elements right, but definitely doesn’t end up looking impressive.

Symbols: Horse (wild, 3,333x), Gold Coin (scatter, 50x the bet), Horse Owner Lady (2,000x), Jockey (1,000x), Gold Trophy (500x), Binoculars (500x), Ace/King (250x), Queen/Jack (200x), 10/9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The horse racing fan will enjoy this game, despite its rather average graphics. I’m sure that everyone else will be capable of enjoying the game’s free spins though, especially since they both increase the chance of a jackpot and they triple its value at the same time.

This Derby Dollars slot is offered by all online casinos with RTG software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.