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The Tropic Reels 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 Playtech do not publish the house edge of their games, however several established Playtech casinos have started releasing this information and on the CasinoMeister forum, the Boyle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 Tropic Reels however, due to the nature of the game Tropic Reels has several possible house edge values; playing max coins using the optimal strategy the house edge is 1.05%, playing less than max coins with optimal strategy the house edge is 1.28% and the average player strategy generates a house edge of approximately 3%.
A fantastic slots/strategy combination.
Tropic Reels had 3 reels, 5 paylines and you can bet one coin on each of the paylines.
The ‘Tiger’ symbol is wild.
There is only one bonus feature when playing Tropic Reels. When you first hit the spin button, only the bottom set of reels is spun. You are then given the option to hold certain symbols, any symbols you hold on the first set of reels will be held on all five sets of reels. When you next hit the spin button all five sets of reels will spin with the symbols you selected held in place. This ability to pick and choose which symbols are discarded and which are held means that this game is strategy based and as such there is a mathematically correct decision with any given set of symbols. Unfortunately at the present time we are unaware of the optimal strategy.
What a fantastic game! Even without the optimal strategy the player can still engage with this game for around 3% and those players that devise an improved strategy can look to reduce that figure significantly. Remember to always play max coins!