The Bookie of Odds slots game 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 Bookie of Odds is 3.69%. 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.
Bookie of Odds is a 5 reel game that is 3 symbols high. There are 10 paylines in total, paying from left to right.
Wild/Scatter – The “Gold Book” symbol is both the Wild and the Scatter symbol in this game. As a Wild, the “Gold Book” symbol will substitute for all symbols. Because it is a Scatter symbol it does not have to form payline to pay out and it will award Free Spins in combinations of 3 or more. The symbol also happens to be the 2nd most valuable in the game, with 5, anywhere on the reels during a single spin awarding you 400 times the bet. “Gold Book” symbols can payout as part of a payline and as a Scatter at the same time.
Re-Spins – At the bottom of each reel there is a re-spin button. At the end of each spin you have the chance to re-spin one of the reels in another attempt to win. The spin will come at a cost, which will be indicated on the re-spin button. Re-spins are not available during the Free Spins feature.
Free Spins – If you can reveal 3, 4 or 5 of the “Gold Book” symbols on a single spin then you will be awarded with 10, 12 or 25 Free Spins respectively. The feature can be re-triggered.
Expanding Symbols – At the start of the Free Spins feature a special symbol is awarded at random. If this symbol is revealed during the Free Spins feature it will expand to the fill the reel that it lands on. It will only do this if a win can be made.
Having waited a long time on a horse racing game, 2 come along at once and unfortunately for Bookie of Odds, this game is a long way away from the quality that Net Entertainment’s Scudamore’s Super Stake has to offer. That’s not to say this is not a good game. It comes with a good number of free spins and some high paying symbols. The Wild/Scatter symbol is what you want to be seeing as often as you can as it pays out with and without being a part of a payline. The re-spin feature is a nice little touch, giving you something to play with on each and every spin and using it does improve the house edge, which in theory means you have more chance to win. The original house edge is offering decent value for money, making this a game would recommend. But on a week when Scudamore’s Super Stakes has been released, there really is only one horse racing game that you should be checking out.