Riverboat Gambler

Riverboat Gambler Slot Review

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What is this mobile slot about?

Head to the deep South as you stroll down the slow meandering Mississippi river and make a few bets on a slot machine that is almost accurate of it’s time.

And we are not going to talk about the graphics, which are fun but hardly earth-shatteringly good. Your high card symbols makes it clear to see paylines and they sit nicely with your liberty bell, the shark-like gambler and the buxom lady of leisure by his side. The sounds on Riverboat Gambler mobile slot are genuinely good, with a little lively piano tune accompanying the game.

But there’s something about this turn of the century boat that brings to mind all the best and all the worst, of the American way.

This Riverboat Gambler slot is for serious players… kinda?

It may look and sound light and airy, but much like it’s name sake, only serious gamblers get on board this steamer. That said, the betting range is not suited for the bigger gambler, as the maximum you can bet is 10 in cash, so, we guess… it’s for casual players who dream of being serious players?

The danger you have with this little slot beauty is that you’re cash will be gone before you know it. So budget well, and budget for at least 100 spins, for a chance at some good cash prizes. This Riverboat Gambler slot machine can take a while to warm up. And even then you may end up playing against the man who keeps smiling as you sit on the table and hoping you don’t notice all the aces up his sleeves.

Big multipliers, dangerous waters

The wild symbol comes with anything from a 2x multiplier (90% of your game and you’ll be glad for the little top up) to a 4x multiplier. If you get 5 of these in a row, you could win 2,000 times your bet, which is decent enough to buy that buxom lady a drink and call yourself Jack Daniels.

The free spins are equally good in theory, with 15 free spins and a 3x multiplier AND those wilds we’ve just mentioned. That’s a lot of multiplications. But generally we walk out of Riverboat Gambler bonus games with only 12 to 15 times our bet. Not what we would call enough to keep us warm at night. A few lucky times we’ve hit around 50 to 80 times our bet, and we know that theoretically you can get a hell of a lot more, but it’s not an easy feat.

A tablet slot more than phone slot

We preferred Riverboat Gambler as a tablet or iPad slot rather than smartphone. Not that it didn’t work (though a little temperamental on some Android phones, so free play it first), but because the graphics just shine out from the tablet, far more than on the phone. They choose a dark grey watery background on the phone version, whilst the tablet graphics were set against a golden shimmer of authentic riverboat machinery.

As with all Realistic Games slots, it generally works well on most handheld devices.

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Mobile slot overview

Slot typeVideo Slot
Jackpot amount2,000x Your Bet
Slot reels / paylines5 Reels / 20 Paylines
House edge4.61%
Slot volatilityMedium
Coins range0.01 - 0.50
Min/Max bet0.20 / 10
Max win20,000
Free spins15 Free Spins / 3x Multiplier
Bonus roundsWilds with Multipliers, Scatters and Free Spins
Bet £1 Get £10 Free
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In-game bonus features

Wilds: The Riverboat Gambler slot logo is the wild symbols, replacing all other symbols except scatter. Not only will it give you the top payout if you get 5 of these in a row (40,000 your line bet or 2,000x your whole spin bet) but the more show up, the bigger the multiplier.

  • 1 Wild used to create a winning line = 2x multiplier
  • 2 wilds used = 3x multiplier
  • 3 wilds used = 4x multiplier
  • 4 wilds used = 5x multiplier
  • 5 wilds in a row = jackpot!

Scatters & Free Spins: Get 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the five reels and the lunch menu symbol will award 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier. This feature can be re-triggered, and we've seen it happen, but generally expect about 20x your bet as a good round.


Closing thoughts

One of the few mobile slot games where we look forward to more wilds than scatters as those multipliers pile up for some big wins.

However both are hard to find and Riverboat Gambler can quickly and easily make you spend your cash if you are not careful. For slot players who've been playing a while and know how to budget, but don't want to gamble more than a few coins a line.

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: September 11, 2014 - Rating 3

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