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Gold Rush Slot Machine

Gold Rush

Have you ever wanted to dig up precious ore from under the Earth’s surface? Gold Rush Slot Machine by Pragmatic Play puts you in the boots of an old miner and his mule, along with mining gear and heaps of gold that appear as symbols. This 5-reel game looks good, but I think the base game could be much more exciting with some added features. Games like Dynamite Strike pack a lot more action into their mining themes. The game does have good points, like the maximum possible win of over $300k and an interesting free spins round.

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Game Details

Software providerSoftware:

Pragmatic Play

RTPRTP:

96.50%

Reels amountReels:

5

Slot VolatilityVolatility:

High

Slot Game TypeGame type:

Video Slots

Slot PaylinesPaylines:

25

Min coin betMin coin:

0.25

Max coin betMax coin:

125.00

Free spins offeredFree spins:

YES Yes

Wild SymbolsWild symbol:

YES Yes

Progressive jackpotProgressive:

NO NO

MultipliersMultipliers:

NO No

Our Opinion:

Gold Rush slot has a rewarding bonus feature, but the gameplay didn’t get my heart racing. This game’s theme stands out with great graphics and animation, and once you trigger free spins, the golden nuggets and scatters can keep the wins coming until you reach the top prize of $312,500. Unfortunately, the base game between wins and the bonus feature can feel dull. If you like titles with a few more features packed into the gameplay, play Gates of Olympus and Fruit Party right now.

RTP and Variance

This is a high-volatility slot, so you have a good chance at big wins, but only sometimes. The 96.5% RTP is just above the industry average, so your chances of getting a fair return on your bets are good.

How to Play

You can spin, use Autoplay, change your bets or open the paytable from the controls below the reels. You can land wins by getting at least three matching symbols on a payline.

Gold rush start screen

Bonus Features

Free Spins

Land 3 scatter symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin, and you will trigger a 4-level free spin round.

Gold rush scatter

Land 3 scatter symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin, and you will trigger a 4-level free spin round.

Free Spins

You will get ten free spins where particular golden nuggets can randomly appear. Every time a nugget seems, it will be collected a meter above the reels. 0-4 nuggets will add seven extra high-value miner symbols to the reels, 5-9 nuggets get you 16 extra miners, 10-14 nuggets bring 21 extra miners, and 15 or more nuggets add 29 extra miners.

Gold rush free spins
Grab all the nuggets for more miner symbols and extra free spins.

When a scatter lands during the feature, you will get two more free spins, and you will also get an extra free spin when you collect enough nuggets to move up a level.

Game Symbols

Gold rush paytable
10, J, Q, and K pay 0.5x your stake for five on a payline, and A pays 0.75x. The crossed pick and shovel pay 1x your stake for five on a payline, the lantern pays 2x, the mule pays 3x, the gold-filled cart pays 4x, and the miner symbol pays 5x.
Gold rush wild
The wild symbol stands for any other symbol except the scatter or nugget.

Free Play or Demo Play

Knowledge is power, so the more you know about a slot, the better your experience playing for real money. Try the demo version of Gold Rush and use the free credits to learn the ins and outs of the game. In the 100 spins I played, I realized that the combination of high volatility and no base game features is not my favourite. Betting in the medium range worked out best because the big prizes only show up when you trigger free spins, which can take a while.

My Gold Rush 25 Free Spins Experience

With a decent budget, there is huge potential for Gold Rush.

I began in this mining-themed slot by setting my bet amount to $2.50. it wasn’t long until I was hitting a few wins, but these wins we small to medium in size. I decided to up the bet size to $4.50 to try to get a few decent wins but I was still stuck getting small wins. A few more spins went by and I readjusted the bet to $6 per spin. I was still hitting the same value spins the two previous bet amounts. This was not enough to get me into a profit as I needed more time and more spins to start getting into the nuggets.

Results:
  • Didn’t end on a profit

In this slot the longer you play the more reward you get, as you collect the golden nugget symbols in the free spins you start to go up a level at a time allowing you to win more money out of the slot the further you go. With a decent budget, there is huge potential for value from the Gold Rush.

Objective:25 spins to maximize my game time and entertainment value. To do this, I adjust my bet sizes/paylines to maximize my playing experience. If I hit any bonus features and walk away with more than I started, that’s a success.

Note:Because the results are always completely random, we use the demo simulation of the game, which mimics the real money experience. We always recommend you start in demo mode to learn and understand the game before you play for real money.

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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