Pharaoh’s Secrets

5-Reel 20-line Slots

The objective of Pharaoh’s Secrets is to obtain winning symbol combinations by spinning the reels.

To play the game:

  • A wagering denomination (coin value) can be chosen by clicking the Click to Change denomination button in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
  • Line bets are chosen by clicking Bet per Line. Each click adds a coin to the line bet. When the maximum amount is reached (10 coins of the selected wagering denomination), clicking the button again resets the line bet to one coin.
  • Paylines are chosen by clicking Lines. Each click activates a payline. When all paylines are activated, clicking the button again resets it to one active payline. Paylines can also be activated by using the numbered buttons on either side of the reels. Selecting a high payline includes all the lower ones too. For example, selecting payline 6 also activates paylines 1 through 5. Clicking Bet Max activates all paylines with the maximum bet per line and spins the reels.
  • Total bet per game round = line bet X active paylines. The line bet is the currently selected coin value multiplied by the currently selected number of coins per line.
  • Clicking Spin spins the reels with the current selection of lines and line bets. During the reel spin the Spin button changes into Stop. Clicking Stop ends the spin animation and immediately displays the spin result.
  • Reels can also be spun using the Auto Start function. Clicking + or – above Auto Start selects the successive number of spins to be enabled. Clicking Auto Start spins the reels. The Auto Start button changes into Stop during the Auto Start mode. The Auto Start mode ends when the reels have been spun the number of times determined by the player, or when the player clicks Stop.
  • Wins are calculated according to the paytable. Line win = line bet X corresponding multiplier according to the paytable. Scatter win = total bet X corresponding multiplier according to the paytable. The paytable can be accessed via the Info page.
  • On a given payline, only the highest payline winning combination pays while simultaneous winnings on different paylines are accumulated.
  • In the case of a winning spin, the Win field displays the accumulating winnings. The Win ticker can be stopped by clicking anywhere on the screen to display the total win amount immediately.
  • Payline wins and the total win are also displayed on the strip located at the bottom of the reels or the game window.
  • A win activates the Gamble button which, when clicked, starts the Gamble feature. More information about the Gamble feature can be found below.

Info page:

  • Clicking Info opens the reference screen describing different game components. Clicking the arrow buttons at the lower right-hand corner of the screen enables navigating between the different info screens.
    • The Paytable screen shows all winning combinations. When opened after a winning spin, the multiplier value for the winning symbol combination will blink and be highlighted.
    • The Xtra Win screen describes how the Xtra Win mode is activated and explains its rules.
    • The Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus screen describes the necessary combination of symbols to enter the Bonus and describes its rules.
    • The Gamble screen describes how to try doubling winnings by gambling with them and describes the doubling-up rules.
  • Clicking Show Paylines on the Paytable page, opens a screen that illustrates all possible payline combinations. Clicking Hide Paylines closes this screen and returns to the Paytable page.
  • Clicking Back exits the Info screen and returns to the game.

Paylines:

  • Payouts are listed on the Paytable screen. To find the possible win amount, the line bet must be multiplied by the payout.
  • Active paylines are represented by lines that appear over the reels. Paylines can be activated and their shape displayed by progressively clicking Lines.
  • Only active paylines can register wins.
  • There is a difference between the line bet and the total bet. The line bet shows how much is being bet on a single payline. The total bet shows how much is being bet in total on the game round. Payouts shown in the paytable are multiplied by the line bet.

The Scatter symbol is an exception to these rules. More information about the Scatter symbol can be found below.

About payouts:

  • If a symbol has a winning combination on more than one reel, the winnings are added up.
  • Winning combinations must start from the left most reel, and the symbols have to be consecutive.
  • If two payline winning combinations occur on the same line, the higher of them is paid out. If more than one active payline has a winning combination, the winnings are accumulated.

The Scatter symbol is an exception to these rules. More information about the Scatter symbol can be found below.

Wild Symbol

The Wild symbol in the game is the symbol. It appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and can stand for any other symbol, except for the Scatter, to make the best possible winning combination.

The Wild symbol doubles wins when participating in a winning combination during the Free Games. More information about the Free Games can be found here.

Note:

  • Activating the Xtra Win mode turns Wild symbols into Expanding Wild symbols in the main game. More information on the Xtra Win mode can be found below.
  • During the Free Games feature Wild symbols becomes Expanding Wild symbols, regardless of whether the Xtra Win mode is activated.

Xtra Win mode

The Xtra Win mode can be activated at any time during the main game by clicking the Xtra Win button at the top right of the screen. Xtra Win mode can only be activated when betting on all 20 paylines. Activating the Xtra Win mode invests an additional 50% of the total bet in each spin.

When Xtra Win mode is active all Wild symbols become Expanding Wild symbols during the main game. An Expanding Wild symbol will expand to fill every symbol position on the reel it landed on if this expansion will result in a winning combination. When an Expanding Wild expands, every symbol position on that reel will be treated as a Wild symbol and substitute for all other symbols except for the Scatter.

When Xtra Win mode is active any Scatter wins are calculated with the new total bet. Line wins are always calculated by the line bet.

Scatter Symbol

The Scatter symbol in the game is the symbol.

Scatter symbols do not have to occur on any particular payline.

The Scatter payout is multiplied by the total bet and added to payline winnings.

3 or more Scatter symbols in the spin results trigger the Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus and award a payout according to the paytable.

Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus

3 or more Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels trigger the Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus.

To begin the Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus, click on Click to Start. On the screen that appears next, 1 of the 3 symbols may be selected. The selected symbol will then appear a number of times on special reels.

The number of symbols that appear determines the number of the Free Games won:

Number of symbols 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5
Free Games Won 100 75 50 36 33 30 27 24 21 18 15

Free Games

The Free Games begin automatically after their number has been determined in the Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus.

During Free Games all Wild symbols become Expanding Wild symbols. An Expanding Wild symbol will expand to fill every symbol position on the reel it landed on if this expansion will result in a winning combination. When an Expanding Wild expands, every symbol position on that reel will be treated as a Wild symbol and substitute for all other symbols except for the Scatter.

During the Free Games, the reels are spun automatically using the same number of lines and bets per line as on the spin that won the Free Games round. After each spin, the win is displayed in the Win field. The Free Games Win field shows the accumulated winnings from the current Free Games. The Spins Left field shows the remaining spins until the end of the Free Games round.

If 3 or more Scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels during Free Games, the Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus will be re-triggered. The same special symbol previously chosen in the Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus will appear on the special reels, awarding an additional number of Free Games.The Free Games round continues automatically.

After all Free Games have been completed, a result board summarizes the winnings. Game Win shows the winnings that were received from the spin that won the Free Games. Feature Win shows the winnings that were received during the Free Games. Total Win shows the accumulated winnings (Game Win and Feature Win added up).

If the Free Games have been triggered during the Auto Start mode, the Free Games round begins after the player clicks on Click to Start. When all Free Games have been played and the player clicks Continue on the screen summarizing the Free Games win, the Auto Start mode resumes.

Gamble

A win activates the Gamble button which, when clicked, starts the Gamble feature where you can bet the winnings from your last spin to try and increase them.

Your current winnings are shown in the Bank field. You can choose to bet these winnings (Double button) to double them. Double To shows the amount that will be placed in the Bank, if you win.

You can also choose to bet only half your current winnings (Double Half button) and keep the other half in the Bank. Double Half To shows the amount that will be placed in the Bank (includes the amount that remained in the Bank), if you win.

Bet will show your bet in the Gamble round.

If you do not want to bet, you can click Collect to add the winnings from the last spin to your balance and return to the main game. If you choose to bet, the dealer’s card is revealed on the left-hand side of the screen and you have to pick a card from the remaining face-down cards. If you pick a card with a higher ranking than the dealer’s card, you win. If your card is equal in ranking, the bet is returned. If your card is lower in ranking than the dealer’s card, you lose your bet and the Gamble feature ends.

With every win, you can bet again until the winnings in the Bank are equal to or greater than the Gamble feature limit. The limit is shown on the Info page that describes the Gamble feature.

Click Collect to add your winnings from the Bank to your balance and return to the main game.

Please note: The Gamble button is disabled during Free Games and while the Auto Start is active.

Return to Player

The base theoretical percentage return to player (RTP) is 94.00%. During the Xtra Win mode the theoretical percentage return to player (RTP) is 95.00%.

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