Asian Treasures

Bally Technologies

Manufacturer: Bally Technologies
Platform: Alpha Elite
Format: Five-reel stepper slot; 30, 40 or 50 lines
Denomination: .01, .02, .05, .10, .25
Max Bet: 150, 200, 250, 400, 500
Top Award: Progressive; $1,200 reset
Hit Frequency: 32.41%
Theoretical Hold: 4.05%-14.94%

This video slot on Bally’s new Pro Series Slant platform presents an Asian theme packed with special bonus features. The recommended base game is a five-reel, 500-line video slot, but the game is available in 30-line or 40-line configurations as well.

Prominent on the top screen of the dual-screen setup are three progressive meters, displaying three levels of jackpot to be won through the primary game. Recommended resets for the progressives are $15, $100 and $1,200, won by lining up three, four or five treasure chest symbols, respectively, on an active payline.

There are two separate bonus events, one a second-screen pick-a-tile game and the other a free-spin event. When bonus symbols appear on the first, third and fifth reels, the screen displays three boxes for a credit award. The jackpots are pre-multiplied to return a range of three times to 100 times the total bet.

“Free Games” symbols on the first, third and fifth reels trigger 15 free spins, with jackpots for all winning combinations tripled. All winning combinations are multiplied by three. Additionally, if a 2X multiplier symbol appears within the free games, the player will receive double the amount of the accumulated credits in the bonus.

Additional free games can be won within the free spins, up to a potential total of 90 free spins. (The progressives are unavailable on the free spins.)

Frank Legato
Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the recently published book on gaming, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying.  

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