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Released August 2020
The Book of Atem: Wowpot slot game can be found at Microgaming casinos. Microgaming as a standard now publish the house edge information of all their slots 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 Book of Atem: Wowpot is 6.5%. 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.
The theme of Book of Atem: Wowpot is Ancient Egypt. It achieves this through the use of gentle pastel colours, with the usual spattering of icons from that period of history. There are pyramids, The Nile, snakes and Pharos all adding to the visual spectacle
Book of Atem is a 5 reel game that is 3 symbols high. The game uses traditional paylines, with 10 in total playing from left to right.
Wild/Scatter – The “Book” is both a Wild symbol and a Scatter. This means that it will substitute for all other symbols and it will pay out in combinations of 3 or more regardless of paylines. 3 of them will also trigger the Free Spins feature and it is the highest paid symbol in the game.
If you land 3 or more Scatter symbols you will be given 10 Free Spins. Before the feature beings a symbol will be chosen at random and any time that symbol lands on the reels it will expand to fill them. The feature can be re-triggered.
Wowpot – The Wowpot, is a Jackpot that triggers at random. You need to have landed at least 1 Wild/Scatter to do so but landing more will no increase your chances of triggering. What will increase your chances of triggering the jackpot is playing a high stake. If you do trigger the Jackpot then you spin the wheel and are awarded 1 of the 4 that are available: The Mini, Minor, Major and the WowPot. This is a progressive jackpot, which means it will increase as more players spend money on the slot.
Book of Atem: Wowpot is an updated version of the original slot, and is all but the same other than the inclusion of a progressive jackpot. Like most progressive jackpots you need to spend big to trigger it, which means this isn’t a slot for anyone who doesn’t have a large bankroll. The original slot was far from inspiring, to the extent that I was genuinely surprised to see it given this update. You get Wilds and Free Spins but that really is it. Throw in a progressive jackpot and you have a slot that is a bit more exciting but not really all that inspiring. A serious issue with the updated slot is the increase in the house edge. Progressive jackpot or not this is not a slot that offers much value, to the extent that this has to be considered one of Microgaming’s highest house edges. As such, I wouldn’t bother with this slot, there are better examples of slots with progressive jackpots out there.