Beat the Bank Slots

Beat-the-BankThough it’s not a theme you will be surprised by, the bank robbery topic that Beat the Bank approaches can be a lot of fun, even though it’s so common among slot machines released these days. Wager Gaming did a decent job with it, and even though the annoying playing cards make appearances as well, the rest of the symbols look pretty good and when you add the features and prizes as well, it seems like a game you will want to try out. Read more below, to find out everything the game has to offer.

The 25 win lines from Beat the Bank occupy 5 reels. As the reels stop, you will get among the regular symbols scatters and wilds, plus the free spins, multipliers and bonus games that they can bring along. The game’s biggest payout is valued at $50,000.

Features of Beat the Bank

The slot’s features are not special, they’re quite common actually, but it’s good to see them together in a game, so you can take advantage of scatters and wilds, of bonus games, free spins and multipliers.

First of all, we have the Thief, the symbol that has the role of the wild. It’s going to make apparitions on the middle three reels (2, 3 and 4), and from those positions it will substitute for regular symbols which are trying to form their own combinations. The only symbol that the Thief can’t replace is the scatter symbol. You’re not getting any multipliers or direct prizes from the wild, and since it’s limited to only three reels it’s not as useful as it is in other games. Still, the free spins are obtained with the help of the wild, not the scatter, so it has its uses.


The scatter is the second symbol with an extra role. You need it to appear in random locations on the reels, a minimum of two or three times, in order to get a cash prize and the bonus game. The cash prizes vary between 2x and 100x the round wager, for 2 to 5 symbols.

Bonus Game

The Safe symbol, acting as a scatter, triggers the bonus game whenever 3+ icons of this type are present on the reels, in whatever position they happen to be in. The only thing that matters is that they show up at least three times.

The bonus game presents you with a choice, of two safes. You pick a safe, and if you choose the right one you get a prize. You keep doing this, doubling the amount each time you pick the right safe. The round ends once you pick the safe that doesn’t open. You can win up to 1024x the bet, if you choose the correct safe 10 times in a row.

Free Games Feature

The round of free spins triggers with the help of the wild, instead of using the scatter for this purpose. The wilds need to be present on all three reels where they are allowed (2, 3 and 4), for the free spins to start.

You get 15 spins for free out of it, plus prizes that are at three times their usual value. Retriggering free spins is also a possibility, the requirement being identical (3 wilds on 3 reels).

Betting options and jackpots

You can spend between $0.01 and $10 for each line that gets activated, the same amount being what a single coin will be worth. With 25 lines available, you end up with up to $250 in wagers each round.

The game will award 5,000 coins through its best combination of symbols, meaning that $50,000 could be in your pocket that round, provided that the wager was at $10 per line. The bonus game is the one that has the best potential though, with over $250,000 being won in it if you go through all the stages and your luck holds out at every step of the way.

Design and symbols

You will notice that the symbols with the correct theme look very good, enough details built into each of them to insure that you‘re going to enjoy your time. Wager Gaming seems to have a problem with its playing card icons though, as they usually don’t work on them at all, simply re-using the same stock photos over and over again. The picture in the background is with the inside of the bank vault, with bars protecting the mountains of cash.

Symbols: Thief (wild), Safe (scatter, 100x the wager), Bank Guard (5,000 coins), Diamonds (1,000 coins), Security Camera (500 coins), Blueprints (500 coins), Ace (200 coins), King (200 coins), Queen (150 coins), Jack (150 coins), 10 (100 coins) and 9 (100 coins).


Is It Worth Playing?

It’s yet another game with a bank robbery theme, with graphics that are quite good but not exceptional, plus a good collection of features. The payouts would be the best thing about them though, especially the bonus game reward.

This Beat the Bank slot is offered by all online casinos with Wager Gaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.