Blackbeard’s Gold is an Amaya (previously known as Chartwell) game. Amaya do not as standard release the house edge information of their games. However some of the casinos offering Amaya games have started releasing this information. InterCasino lists the house edge of Blackbeard’s Gold as having two settings; 7.02% and 9.96%. When playing at other venues that does not specifically list it’s settings, it would be wise to assume you are playing against the higher house edge.
Do you dare to challenge Blackbeard for a cut of his loot?
The Blackbeard’s Gold game has 5 reels and does not use standard paylines. Instead any 3 or more matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the left side of the reels constitutes a win. This is equivalent to 243 standard paylines.
The ‘Treasure Chest’ symbol is wild
There are three bonus features when playing Blackbeard’s Gold. The first bonus feature is activated anytime you receive 3 or more of the ‘Blackbeard’ symbols on concurrent reels starting from the left side of the reels. When that happens you’ll be paid for the Blackbeard symbols and then the Blackbeard symbols will change into wild symbols and any new winning combinations will be paid.
The second bonus feature is activated when you receive the ‘Revenge’ symbol on reel 1 and the ‘Victory’ symbol on reel 5. When this happens you’ll be taken to a new screen showing five treasure chests. Pick one of the treasure chests to be awarded a random number of complimentary spins between 3 and 10 and a random multiplier between 1 and 5. During the complimentary spins reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 can randomly turn into wild reels.
The third bonus feature is activated when you receive the ‘Revenge’ symbol on reel 2 and the ‘Galleon’ symbol on reel 5. When this happens you’ll be taken to a new screen showing five treasure chests. Pick one of the treasure chests to be awarded a random number of complimentary spins between 10 and 20, with a random multiplier between 2 and 4 and up to 2 wild reels per spin.
Even the lower of the two house edge figures for BlackBeard’s Gold puts it way above average and with bonus features that are far from unique, there’s not a lot of reason to choose this game.