Microgaming is another developer to have a crack at mastering the horse racing-themed video slot in Bookie of Odds. It’s a simple but highly volatile 5 reel, 10 payline game that allows you to pay to respin reels. The main attraction is the bonus round that awards infinite free spins complete with special expanding symbols. Play on you PC, tablet or mobile from between 10p and £25 per spin.
The set up in Bookie of Odds is pretty straightforward. The deep green reels include lower value A to 10 symbols as well as higher paying horse and jockeys. There’s also a tic tac man as well as the book which serves a dual role, acting as both a wild and scatter.
After a spin is complete, you’ll be offered the opportunity to pay and respin a reel in the Respins feature. The price is displayed below the reel. If you’re close to completing a potentially big winning opportunity or near to landing the feature, it can be tempting.
That feature is a Free Spins feature. It’s triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the book on the same spin. Your reward will be 10, 12 or 25 free spins. Before you go under starter’s order, 1 symbol is picked at random. Whenever this symbol lands during the free spins, it expands to fill the reel if that expansion leads to a winning combination.
Retriggers are possible here too with another round of 10, 12 or 25 free spins on offer if you land 3, 4 or 5 on the same free spins – there are no limits which can lead to infinite free spins!
That’s it as far as features go. Think of it more of a 5 furlong sprint rather than a 3 mile handicap chase. Basic it might be but Bookie of Odds is a very volatile game so you can expect some potentially big swings to your bankroll – it can give you wins of 5,000 times your bet on every spin.
Horse racing-themed video slots have been a bit hit and miss. Bookie of Odds isn’t a pure thoroughbred but it’s playable enough. If you like the equine theme, simple gameplay and volatile action then Bookie of Odds delivers all 3. I recommend you play Blueprint Gaming’s Legacy of Ra MegaWays as it looks better, has special expanding symbols in the free spins feature and uses the MegaWays game engine for wins of up to 50,000 times your bet (on each spin).