Released June 2020
The Book of Cats slot can be found at casinos using BGaming software. BGaming is one of the newer software developers in the online gaming market. Unlike many of the smaller casino software providers BGaming offer a relatively complete suite of casino games featuring most of the major table games (other than Craps which isn't particularly popular online) and even a Video Poker game. The company is operated by the same team responsible for the SoftSwiss casino platform and Direx N.V. license. BGaming do not always publish the slots house edge information of all their games, but have done is this instance and as such we know that the house edge for Book of Cats is 6%.
Book of Cats is a 6 reel slots game that is 3 symbols high, except for the 6th reel. The 6th reel only contains one symbol on the middle row. However, if the symbol on the 6th reel helps to form a win, then it will expand to fill every symbol space on the reel. The game uses standard paylines, with 10 in total, playing from left to right.
This slot has an Egyptian theme, with a particular focus on cats. As with many Egyptian themed slots this one uses a book as its key symbol and it forms part of the slot’s title.
Wild/Scatter – The “Book of Cats” is both a Wild symbol and a Scatter. This means it will substitute for all other symbols and it will trigger the Free Spins feature if you can land 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels in a single spin.
Free Spins – Triggering the Free Spins feature will award you with 5 Free Spins. You can retrigger the Free Spins feature when you land 3 Scatters during it.
The Risk Game – This is a standard gamble feature that will be in play every time you land a winning combination. After a win you can gamble that prize for a chance to double your winnings, but you also risk losing it all. A deck of cat themed cards awaits and all you have to do is guess what colour the card you draw will be: black or red. Additionally you can guess what suit will be drawn, which will pay out 4 times the bet.
Free Spins – If you trigger the Free Spins you will be given 10 Free Spins in total. The spins can be retriggered an unlimited number of times. The symbol which appeared on the one open symbol space on the 6th reel as you triggered the feature will become the expanding symbol for the duration of the Free Spins. This symbol will fill the 3 spaces on the 6th reel throughout your spins. This symbols cannot be the Wild/Scatter.
Book of Cats has that interesting reel formation going for it but other than that I’m struggling to find much to get all that excited about. You get Free Spins that can be retriggered and you get your Wild symbol. I would say there is nothing all that wrong with this slot. However, the house edge is simply far too high. This is not one I will be recommending any time soon.