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Playboy Platinum

Bally Technologies

Playboy Platinum

This latest game in the Bally multiple-progressive series uses the large vertical screen, first seen in the slot-maker’s video roulette game.
   

During the primary game, the long vertical screen displays six progressive jackpots. As with other games in this series, the progressives are hit by landing “Quick Hit” symbols on the primary three-by-five game screen. Three of the symbols scattered anywhere on the screen pay the bottom progressive, which resets at $15.
   

They rise from there—four scattered symbols pay the $75-plus progressive; five symbols, $150-plus; and on up to nine symbols, which yields the top “ladder”-displayed progressive jackpot of $3,000-plus (or 2,000 credits times the total bet in the non-progressive version of the game).
   

The top overall progressive jackpot is won by lining up five “Platinum” symbols on an active payline. That returns a jackpot resetting at $7,500, or a jackpot of 5,000 credits times the total bet on the non-progressive version.
   

The free-spin bonus event has a unique twist. When three “Free Spin” symbols land on or within one space of the center, horizontal payline, the reels disappear and a grid of 20 tiles appears on the main game screen. The tiles cover up images of six scantily clad Playmates. The player selects symbols until one of the Playmates is completely revealed. Each Playmate corresponds to a number of free spins and a multiplier, ranging from five free games at 5X to 25 free games at 3X. When the Playmate is revealed, the progressives disappear and a full-frame image of the Playmate appears on the big vertical screen during the free-spin round.
   

There is a wild symbol that activates during the free spins, and each time a wild symbol appears, an additional five free spins is tacked onto the end of the round. This can continue up to a total of 50 free spins.

Manufacturer: Bally Technologies
Platform: Alpha Elite
Format: Five-reel, 30-line  video slot
Denomination: .01—100.00
Max Bet: 150
Top Award: Progressive; $7,500 reset
Hit Frequency: 35.25%
Theoretical Hold: 4.10%—14.92%

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