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Money To Burn

WMS Gaming

Money To Burn

This unique multi-level progressive video slot is designed to be offered in a bank with several base games. The progressive is triggered as a mystery bonus sequence, and higher wagers result in more frequent progressives.

What really makes the progressive sequence unique, though, is a multiplying feature. WMS is billing the game as “the industry’s first multiplying progressive.”

It is a well-designed game all around, though. Three different base games-“Summer Solstice,” Voyages of Sinbad” and “Zeus”-each have game-specific bonus features. They are all in the manufacturer’s no-frills “G-Plus” series, which offers a basic, attractive video presentation, simple game features and high volatility in the program.

Each game has a unique free-spin sequence. In Summer Solstice, the free-spin bonus features a random multiplier that increases jackpots to 10X. Voyages of Sinbad features free spins with “Magic Carpet Wild” symbols that split in two to land in a random spot on the reels on the following spin. Zeus features stacked wilds and a free-spin round that can repeat to a maximum of 100 free games.

At random after any spin, the common Money to Burn progressive bonus round can be triggered for a second-screen event that leads to one of five local-area progressives. The screen depicts a building with fire blazing in each of its windows, as the sound system blares the “Burn, baby, burn!” refrain from the song “Disco Inferno.” The player is prompted to pick one of three fire hydrants to determine which floor the animated fireman will try to extinguish. The process continues until one of the five floors-each corresponding to a progressive-is extinguished.

Once one of the five jackpots is picked, another screen appears, and the player selects an icon to reveal a reward multiplier, from 1X to 4X.

Manufacturer: WMS Gaming

Platform: CPU-NXT2

Format: Five-reel, 20-line or 30-line video slot

Denomination: .01, .02, .03, .05 in U.S.; .01 through 5.00 elsewhere

Max Bet: 600, 900

Top Award: Progressive; $1,000 reset

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

Theoretical Hold: 5.89%-12.92%

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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