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Hot Shot Progressive 15-Reel

Bally Technologies

Hot Shot Progressive 15-Reel

Manufacturer: Bally Technologies
Platform: Alpha Elite
Format: Fifteen-reel, 40-line video slot
Denomination: All denominations available
Max Bet: 200
Top Award: 10,000 credits times total bet
Hit Frequency: 84.74%
Theoretical Hold: 3.96%-14.98%

This is the latest incarnation of Bally’s Hot Shot game, which has been one of the most successful slots in the manufacturer’s storied history. This version is configured as a 15-reel game-each reel spot is actually its own independent reel. This results in 243 possible winning combinations on each spin, and an overall hit frequency of 84.74 percent in the primary game.

The main configuration is a 40-line setup but the game also can be configured in setups of a single line, five lines, nine lines, 20 lines or 30 lines.

As with other games in the series, there are five progressive jackpot levels, corresponding to five miniature images of classic Bally reel-spinning slots. When the “Game In Game” feature is triggered through three or more scatter symbols, the player gets one free spin on each of the miniature slots. The result on the tiny reels is either one of the paying combinations on that slot or the top paying combination for the progressive.

It is possible for the player to win more than one progressive, or even five. However, if all five mini-slots spin without a winning combination, a “Second Chance” feature re-spins all of them for a guaranteed win.

The miniature slots are Blazing 7s, Diamond Line, Blazing 7s Double Jackpot, Blazing 7s Triple Jackpot and Blazing 7s Seven Times Pay. Progressive resets range from 10 credits times the max-credit bet for Blazing 7s to 10,000 credits times the max-credit bet for Blazing 7s Seven Times Pay. In the recommended 40-line, 200-credit version, that translates into progressives resetting at $20, $100, $200, $2,000 and $20,000.

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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