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Gladiator Slot

Gladiator Jackpot

In 2009, Playtech released a slot adaptation of the 2000 blockbuster movie Gladiator, and three years later, the progressive jackpot-enhanced version, Gladiator Jackpot Slot, was released. I was excited to see the updated graphics, with transparent reels set against the silhouette of a warrior in an arena. The movie’s characters appear as symbols, and mini clips from the film play when they are involved in a winning combo. Most of the original features have remained intact, but adding a progressive jackpot that most recently paid out over $3 million makes this a whole new game.

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RTP and Variance

Progressive slots typically have a low RTP to offset their massive potential, so this game’s percentage of 91.46% is not unusual. Book of Atem WowPot, for example, has an RTP of 93.5%. This is a medium volatility game, meaning you should have as many winning spins as losing ones on average.

How to Play

The control layout for this game is kept relatively simple. Using the buttons below the reels, you can spin, use Autoplay, and change your bet. An info button also allows you to access the paytable and game rules.

Gladiator start screen

The indicator in the top right corner will display the progressive jackpot value.

Bonus Features

Coliseum Bonus

You can trigger this bonus round by landing 3 Coliseum scatter symbols anywhere on the reels.

Gladiator scatter

A grid of 4 rows and five columns filled with stones will appear, and you will need to pick stones starting from the bottom row. The first row determines your number of free spins, the second row gives you a random multiplier, the third row reveals the extra scatter symbol, and the fourth row holds an additional wild symbol.

Gladiator Coliseum Bonus
Get ready for free spins by selecting stones.

Once the free spins round starts, the Emperor symbol can appear on the middle reel to give you three extra free spins with a 3x multiplier, up to a maximum of 24.

Gladiator Jackpot

Landing at least 3 Gladiator Helmet wild symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 gets you into this game’s main event. You can trigger this feature during the base game and the Coliseum Bonus.

Gladiator wild

The game will select nine gold, silver or bronze helmets with prizes attached to them. The total value of the helmets will be added up for your award, but if the game chooses nine gold helmets, you will win the progressive jackpot. Remember that you can only claim the progressive prizeif you trigger the Gladiator Jackpot from the base game.

Game Symbols

Gladiator paytable 1
9 and 10 pay 75x your stake for five on a payline, Q and J pay 120x, and K and A pay 200x.
Gladiator paytable 2
Juba and Proximo pay 250x your stake for five on a payline, Gracchus pays 350x, Lucilla pays 1000x, and Commodus pays 5000x.

Free Play or Demo Play

A gladiator would never walk into the arena unarmed, and you should only approach a new slot if you try out a free demo first. This will allow you to get to grips with the game and learn about all the features before committing real money.


The Gladiator Jackpot slot retains the best parts of the original and spices things up with a potentially life-altering jackpot. The update to the game’s graphics and animations gives it a more modern feel, and I was glad to see that the rewarding Coliseum Bonus was kept in the game. The main attraction of this game is the progressive jackpot prize, which pays out an average of over $1.4 million every 15 weeks or so. This isn’t Playtech’s best-looking movie adaptation, but it almost tops the list for sheer potential. If you want more Playtech slots linked to famous movies, put on the popcorn and check out Green Lantern .

Author Lisa Michaels

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Lisa started off as a croupier at her local casino. However she found her niche in writing and has subsequently used her real-world gambling experiences to help produce and review the many online slots that are released monthly. Lisa also contributes to keeping you up to date with Canadian newsworthy stories.

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