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Released October 2020
The Western Gold slot can be found at Microgaming casinos. Microgaming as a standard now publish the slots house edge information of all their games at any online casino that holds a UKGC license (this is a requirement for all UKGC licensed casinos). As such we can say that the House Edge of Western Gold is 3.88%. When playing at any venue that does not hold a UKGC license and does not specifically publish the Return to Player information for their game, this information should be used as a guideline only as we cannot confirm whether or not this game is configurable.
Western Gold is a 5 reel slot, with 4 symbol spaces in each reel. There are 40 paylines in total, playing from left to right.
Theme – This slot has a Western theme. As such you can expect to see Stetsons, cactuses, spus and other such symbols of the Wild West of America.
Wild – The Wild symbol will substitute for all symbols other than Free Spins symbols and Scatters.
Scatters – The Scatter symbol is the “Horseshoe”. You need to land 4 or more of them anywhere on the reels at once to be given an instant cash win.
Free Spins – The Free Spins symbol is the “Sheriff’s Badge”. You need to land 3 or more of them between reels 2-4 to trigger the Free Spins feature.
Free Spins – If you trigger the Free Spins you will be given 3 Free Spins. During the spins, you collect Scatter symbols, which will pay out in one go, instead of individual pay outs for each spin, the theory being that you should land a bigger win. However, only a maximum of 12 Scatter symbols can land at once.
There really isn’t all that much to say about this slot, which is disappointing given the usual standard of Western themed slots. It isn’t the best-looking slot in the world and you only get Free Spins, a Scatter and Wilds. Additionally, you only get 3 Free Spins, which must be because of the Scatter collection feature. The house edge is offering decent value for money but it is not enough to make up for the other failings.