Galloping off with first place rewards is the name of the game in Champion Raceway, a horse racing-themed video slot from IGT. Played on a 3 reel, 5 payline game engine in combination with a classic, arcade-style stepper game, it comes with wild multipliers that can reach 9x as well as bonus features that award up to 10 free spins with expanding multipliers from 4x to 13x. Get under starter’s orders from between 25p and £500 per spin.

The set up in Champion Raceway combines 2 arcade favourites – at the bottom of the screen is an old-school fruit machine that comes with the usual assortment of lemons, grapes, plums, oranges and melons. 3 of the latter on a payline will get you 100 coins. Keep a special eye out for the multiplier wilds which can treble payouts – they can combine too to offer boosts of up to 9x. 3 wilds on a payline awards a mighty 10,000 coins. So far, so old school.

On top of the reels sits a classic horse racing stepper machine as seen in any self-respecting fairground or seaside arcade. 5 horses will race to the finish line and award a special jackpot prize. The horses move 1 space along the track every time symbol featuring a rosette in their colour appears on a symbol that forms part of a payline on the fruit machine.

You will then trigger the Raceway Derby feature – these are the prizes on offer when each horse reaches the finishing post first. 3 of them gives multiples of your stake whilst 2 trigger the Victory Lap Bonus feature:

  • Yellow Rosette = 10 times your total bet
  • Green Rosette = 20 times your total bet
  • Red Rosette = 60 times your total bet
  • Pink Rosette = 5 Victory Lap free spins complete with expanding multipliers that start at 2x and can rise to 10x on your final free spin.
  • Blue Rosette = 10 Victory Lap free spins. 4x to 7x multiplier are on offer on free spins 1 to 4. Free spins 5-8 are boosted by 6x to 10x with 10x up to 13x multipliers awarded on the final 2 free spins.

The theme maybe a little retro but there’s plenty of excitement on offer here, especially if there’s a tight finish featuring the Raceday Derby feature in the closing stages of the track race.

Like the big fences at the Grand National, Champion Raceway isn’t a video slot to be taken lightly. This is a volatile beast with wins of over 5,200 times your total bet on offer in the Victory Lap Bonus feature. Expect plenty of spells when you’ll finish out of the payout frame. Watch out when you trigger the features though as the expanding multipliers (up to 9x) can deliver some spectacular action.

With its colourful combination of 2 classic crowd pleasers, Champion Raceway offers plenty of entertainment and should please connoisseurs of the turf and racing agnostics alike.