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Cherry Chance Hot Seven

Aruze Gaming

Cherry Chance Hot Seven

With this game, Aruze gets back to basics with a simple five-line game in a dollar denomination. It is part of the manufacturer’s “98% Gamble Stepper” series, which uses the stepper format to offer a payback percentage around 98 percent at max bet.

Aside from the fact that the game is a five-reel stepper as opposed to a three-reel game, it is designed in a classic reel-spinning format, with bar symbols, cherries and “7” symbols dominating the pay table. There are a few intriguing differences form the classic stepper format, though, the most prominent being that all five paylines—set up in the traditional style with three horizontal and two diagonal lines—are active regardless of the wager.

The player has the option of wagering one, two or three credits per spin. However, the progressive jackpot, which resets at $1,000 and is very frequent, only applies with the maximum $3 wager. Five “7” symbols on a payline at max bet return the progressive.

The “Cherry Chance” symbol appears on reel three only. When it does, the word “CHANCE” appears at the top left of the reels, and begins flashing. When that symbol is flashing, an altered computer program increases the odds for the “7” symbol to appear—and thus increases the chance at the progressive.

The CHANCE light continues to flash for a random number of spins, up to a maximum of eight games. The credit wager remains the same as the triggering spin during these enhanced spins.

In addition to triggering the enhanced spins, the Cherry Chance symbol combines with regular cherry symbols to award scatter pays.

Manufacturer: Aruze Gaming
98% Gamble Stepper
Five-reel, five-line stepper slot
Max Bet:
Top Award:
Progressive; $1,000 reset
Hit Frequency:
Approximately 20 percent
Theoretical Hold:
1.97% at max bet; 8.55% at one- or two-coin bet

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