Check out our newest writers in Fantasy Sports!

HOT Stories more

Community resources want access to casino money

Article

Aristocrat's Pompeii reel power slot machine, it’s fun to play

November 01, 2011 3:00 AM by

Pompeii by Aristocrat was the first reel power slot I ever played. It was so popular, you usually had to wait for a machine to be open. Now there are all kinds of reel power slot games to choose and from almost all manufacturers. But Pompeii was first and it is still paying well. Plus, it’s fun to play.

You buy reels instead of the lines. A win consists of three or more of the same symbol on adjacent left to right reels. More than one symbol on a reel pays once for each set of symbols, hence the 243 ways to win.

In order to play all five reels you pay 25 credits and that gives you 243 ways to win. To cover all lines you bet 25 credits with an 8x max bet.

There are many subtle and entertaining features of this game. The coins (combinations of three or more begin the bonus) say "Veni, Vedi, Vici" quoting Julius Caesar, which means "I came, I saw, I conquered."

The Volcano (which is wild with all symbols except the coins) shakes the screen during big wins, as if Vesuvius is erupting and covering Pompeii again.

The bonus on this game is the free spins. It is awarded when three, four and five coins appear on the reels (starting from the left). You can win 10, 15 or 20 free spins depending on the number of coins that appear on the reels.

During the free spins you get paid 3x and 5x for patterns with the volcano wild symbols in the second and fourth reels. Also, you can retrigger the bonus during the free games.

When this game pays it’s usually quite well, which is why it is so popular and still advantagious to play. Sometimes it takes awhile, but it is worth the wait.

I usually play 2x (50¢) waiting for the "Veni, Vedi, Vici." I alway thought it was saying "Penny, Penny, Penny." But I did my homework and looked it up to officially say it means, "I came, I saw, I conquered."

This week I played my $20 down to $15.60 before I finally heard those magic words and got my 10 free spins. I retriggered once for an addititional 10 spins and ended the free spins portion with $27.40. Two spins after the free spins were over I got five gold dolphins and won $20. I played a little longer and finally cashed out with $52.

 

GamingToday subscription ad

top stories

​A  plan to allow two large south Florida gaming resorts was examined before a packed house and when it was over the plan’s principal architect House Majority Leader Dana Young of Tampa said she was not inclined to handicap the outcome.

Baseball Previews | This is the 26th of 30 MLB previews to the 2015 baseball season as seen by GamingToday sports editor Mark Mayer. Today, the New York Yankees. On deck: Arizona Diamondbacks.

Baseball Previews | This is the 25th of 30 MLB previews to the 2015 baseball season as seen by GamingToday sports editor Mark Mayer. Today, the New York Mets. On deck: New York Yankees.

Governor Markell and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced today the start of the Multi-State Poker Network (MSPN), which allows poker players from both states to begin competing against one another at the same virtual tables.

States are not benefitting as they once did from the pari-mutuel industry. Revenue generated at pari-mutuel facilities was off again in 2014, sliding 3.5 percent $140.5 million from the prior year’s $145.6 million.

Check out our writersCheck out our writers

GamingToday Race and Sports Futures

           Westgate Superbook  Stratosphere Sports Book  

                Wynn Sports Book  CG Technology