You can enjoy Monopoly without the family arguments in this five-reel, 20-payline slot developed by Barcrest. Based on the board game, the Monopoly Big Event online slot offers a load of features, free spins, plus a bonus game for high rollers where you can win some big bucks (and we mean real money, not the make-believe variety!). It has a lot going on, so stick with us as we guide you through how to play.
Visually the Monopoly Big Event slot machine is pretty simple with shades of red and black and a faded Monopoly board in the background. A generic casino jingle accompanies each spin but in between spins, there’s no sound. The game is packed with images and features related to the board game. Game mascot Rich Uncle Pennybags with his top hat and tails is the joint highest-paying character along with the Wild, paying out 2,000 coins if you land five on a payline. Other icons include four of the playing pieces from the game – the battleship, racecar, cat, and Scottie dog (did you know the cat replaced the iron in 2013, after a public vote?). There are also the card ranks from ten to ace. With the number of paylines fixed at 20, all you have to do is set your bet per line. This can be as little as 0.01 or as big as 25.00, so the maximum bet is relatively high at $500.
The Monopoly Big Event slot machine contains two main features but there are further elements within each one. To start with, you have the titular Big Event, which is initiated by landing three or more of the Big Event scatter symbols on reels one, three, and five. If you trigger it with two stacked symbols on reel five, you also get the house sneak preview, which reveals the chance card positions of the three houses. If it’s triggered with three stacked symbols on reel five, you get the hotel sneak preview that does the same but with the hotels. You then pick community chest and chance cards alternatively. The community chest cards will reveal your number of free spins and guaranteed wins, while the chance cards reveal the bonus icon – either Dancing Wild or Locking Wilds.
Turning over three of the same icon will trigger the corresponding bonus with the number of free spins and guaranteed wins collected up to that point. Meanwhile, landing the In Jail emblem during the Big Event feature will remove the lowest-value icon from the reels for the remainder of your free spins. The Monopoly Big Event slot also offers an optional bonus game aimed at high rollers. Open it up by pressing the Play Big Bet button and then choose from the $20 or $30 game. In the former, you benefit from a multiplier that goes up by one for each of your five spins. In the $30 game, a wheel will spin to reveal one of three bonus features:
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