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Classic Winners/24 Karat

Bally Technologies

Classic Winners/24 Karat

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Bally here applies one of its most popular classic reel-spinning themes, “24 Karat,” to its hot new “Classic Winners” triple-progressive series of video slots, available in any of the manufacturer’s four wide-screen formats.

The basic five-reel, 25-line game features a volatile program and simple, classic reel symbols. The game is available in denominations ranging from pennies through $100, although the recommended setup is pennies, with a 100-credit max bet.

The game’s marquee feature is a program offering frequent hits of three levels of progressive jackpots, each hit by a combination of red “7” symbols. (The player must bet the maximum 100 credits per spin to qualify for the progressives.)

Three red 7s on an active payline return a progressive that resets at 750 credits times the denomination; four red 7s, 10,000 times the denomination; five red 7s, 100,000 credits times the denomination.

There is another progressive combination: If the player lands five “Classic Winners” symbols on or within one position of the center, horizontal payline, the win is all three progressives.

There also is a second-screen bonus event. Three scattered bonus symbols on the middle reels, with at least 75 credits bet, trigger the “24 Karat Bonus.” The screen depicts a spinner containing seven spaces. The dial spins until stopping on a credit amount ranging from 750 credits to 100,000 credits.

Manufacturer: Bally Technologies

Platform: Alpha Elite

Format: Five-reel, 25-line video slot

Denomination: .01 through 100.00

Max Bet: 100

Top Award: Progressive; reset at 110,750 credits times denomination

Hit Frequency: 33.4%-59.08%, depending on model

Theoretical Hold: 4.05%-14.94%

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 books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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