The Golden Tour slots game can be found at Playtech casinos. Playtech do not publish the house edge of their games, however several established Playtech casinos have started releasing this information and on the CasinoMeister forum, the Boyle Casino Manager confirmed that Playtech slots games are not configurable at the operators end. As such, it is possible to identify that the house edge of Golden Tour is 2.29% and should be valid at all Playtech casinos.
Poster 'thelawnet' from the CasinoMeister and Wizard of Vegas message boards has looked at these figures for the Dollar Ball and believes there to be an error. By their calculations given the seed level (10000 coins) and contribution rate (10%) the figures should be 36.43% at the point where the Jackpot is reset and the average house edge across all Jackpot values would be 26.43%. The house edge at any given point is dependent on the Jackpot size with a larger jackpot resulting in a smaller house edge.
Play for par of better.
Golden Tour had 5 reels, 5 paylines and you can bet one coin on each of the paylines.
The ‘Double Golf Ball’ symbol is wild, but only substitutes for other gold ball symbols.
Wins pay in both directions.
There are two bonus features when playing Golden Tour. The first is activated when you receive 3 or more of the ‘Rat’, ‘Duck’ or ‘Fish’ symbols on adjacent reels. The symbols have to be matching – i.e. 3 Duck symbols or 3 Fish symbols. When this happens you will be taken to a new screen showing a selection of clubs – you pick one of the clubs and then are shown another selection of clubs. Once you’ve picked 3 clubs your golfer will take a shot and you will be awarded a prize.
The second bonus feature is the Dollar Ball feature. You activate this feature by click the Dollar Ball logo at the top right of the reels. When you activate this feature you select five numbers from the numbers 1-49. When you spin the reels some symbols come out with numbers attached. The more numbers that match the numbers you picked the more you win. The house edge of this side game/bonus feature is 27.59% - there is no other description for this other than suicidal.
Poorer in both gameplay and graphics than many other Playtech slots game, Golden Tour’s main feature is a house edge that is frankly one of the lowest we’ve seen, far far lower than industry standard.