Bookie of Odds is a collaboration between Triple Edge Studios and Microgaming, with the former being the developing studio, while the latter is the client/publisher for it. It’s an exclusive release, which only Microgaming casinos will carry, and it’s based on horse racing competitions. Expect big prizes and just as high volatility, it’s that type of slot machine.
Thanks to its huge potential rewards, which may reach $125,000 (5,000x bet), Bookie of Odds is bound to be lots of fun to players that like a bit of risk in their slots. The RTP does have a good value, at 96.31%, and as features you get options like mixed wilds/scatters, expanding symbols, free spins and the option to pay for reel respins. Only 10 active lines are provided, on 5x3 reels.
Betting and Prizes
With the complete betting range from Bookie of Odds being between $0.10 and $25, you have wagers as high as $2.50 that you can place on each line. The least that you can spend per line is $0.01.
The game has incredible rewards to give away, the highest paying combinations offering 500x the stake per line, or $12,500. Given the 10 lines involved, you can have a payout of 5,000x the stake for just one round, and that could turn into $125,000 cash. The Bookie symbol will do that for you, and it’s easier to get there during the free spins, if it’s the randomly chosen special symbol for them.
It’s advertised as a slot machine with High volatility, which tells you that it doesn’t pay often, so when it does trigger, it’s likely to pay a lot. This is especially true of its free spins, where the highest potential seems to be. As for how fair it is to its players in general, the announced RTP for it is 96.31%, which is just what’s expected from any modern slot.
Bookie of Odds Slot Features
Paid respins are available in enough slot machines already, for them not to be unusual these days. They’re quite rare still though, so it’s nice to have the option in a game like this. They work by giving you the option to respin just one reel, in exchange for a price that the game determines, and this is following a regular spin. You can try to get another set of symbols on one of the reels, in order to build a winning combo. The higher the odds that this will happen, and the bigger the potential reward, the more that you have to pay for that respin.
The rest of the features involved will have a certain connection to Book of Ra, a popular slot from Novomatic. By this, I mean that the slot uses mixed wild/scatter symbols, with the image of a Book, and through them it gives you 10 to 25 free spins. The free spins have one random symbol turned into a special expanding version. The likelihood of a screen filled with matching symbols is much higher, and obviously you’d want the jackpot-triggering Bookie symbol to be the one chosen here.
Theme & Design
You’re going to get excellent graphics from Bookie of Odds, particularly compared with other horse racing themed Microgaming slots. Some of the symbols are less appealing, the Royals especially, but the jokey and horse symbols are well designed. Respins buttons are found underneath all five reels.
Bookie of Odds will be fun to play, and fans that love horse racing will probably appreciate the slot’s high volatility and potential payouts.