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Top Slot Reviews #2

8 October 2002

We have six more 'chart toppers' up for review here. These are slot versions that made the Top 200 list.

After each slot version, there are three numbers published: the highest payout % in the range, the average hit frequency and the lowest payout % offered by the slot manufacturers to casinos.

A further explanation of these stats and the Top 200 Slots Guide can be found in previous articles right here at http://slots.casino.com

We begin with a sexy teaser--Risque Business.

1) Risque Business: (98%,3, 85%) Similar to 'Keep Your Hat On' except the player gets to choose the gender of the stripper. Ahh. technology!

Three or more ATM symbols anywhere on the reels reward a quick bonus after the player selects an ATM for a random coin amount. The second screen bonus is triggered when three or more dancers land on the payline.

We are now transported to a strip club with noisy patrons, disco music and a male and female dancer. The player selects three patrons who will tip the dancer and begins accumulating bonus amounts with each item of clothing removed. The goal here is to successfully get six items of clothing removed, then...wait, I can't reveal that! You will have to check this one out yourself.

2) Silver City: (98%,3, 88%) Take target practice and maybe get paid for it at the same time while playing this Wild West game. If 3 or more 'Coin' symbols appear anywhere on an active payline, the game switches to a Wild West town with 5 targets. All targets pay mystery wins but only one contains the 'Bank' symbol that takes the player to the bonus round.

In the bank, you are prompted to choose a fuse on the vault that might blow the door revealing up to 100,000 coins.

Hey Pardner, look out for 'Money Bag' and 'Fire' symbols for extra buckeroos along the trail.

3) Triple Double Dollars: (98%,8, 85%) The traditional 'Double', 'Triple Diamonds' and 'Red, White and Blue' combine in this dollar denomination game. The base paytable includes three winning '7' combinations along with multiplying wild symbols such as a 'Double Dollar' or 'Triple Dollar' bonus that could increase your credits up to nine times.

These wild symbols also can work together multiplying the jackpot by six times and three mixed wild symbols will reward you with $1600.

This one's not for the faint-hearted, however if you are a risk-taker, the payouts can be worth the gamble.

4) Triple Stars: (98%,8, 84%) This reel-spinner has a patriotic red, white and blue 'Triple Lucky 7s' theme. It consists entirely of '7' combinations plus two 'Triple Star' wild symbols that pay 2-for-1 for one wild and 10-for-one when 2 wilds land.

If a wild symbol lands with a winning '7' combination, your jackpot is tripled. Two wilds and the jackpot is multiplied by 9. Three wild symbols score the top jackpot.

The hit frequency is low, however you will thank your lucky stars because 5 of 8 winning combinations pay 50 or more coins without wild symbols.

5) Winning For Dummies: (98%,5, 88%) Evolved from the 'For Dummies' self-help book series, the base game is 'Blazing 7's'. Payouts range from 40 to 1,000 coins and multipliers of 2X, 5X and 20X on the fourth reel as well as instant bonus awards of 10 or 100 coins.

Also, there is a re-spin symbol on the fourth reel rewarding one to five free spins when it lands with a winning combination.

The game's top jackpot of 10,000 coins can only be won by wagering maximum coins, but of course even we dummies knew that.

6) Typhoon Lagoon: (98%,3, 88%) The theme is a deserted island with our main character, 'Casty' seen with an assortment of tropical reel symbols. A tropical island symbol is wild. Jackpots can also be won when combos are lined up right to left.

When Casty appears on the first reel with a raft on the fifth reel, it triggers five free spins. Select one of five floating packages for credits or free games. The total number of free games can be as high as 200 resulting in huge bonus amounts and a better shot at the game's top jackpot of 5000 coins.

This makes it worthwhile to 'float on over' to Casty's topical island.

I'm going to swim for shore, but will be back soon to explore a 'sea of slots'.
Gayle Mitchell

Gayle Mitchell, one of the first women to break through the “felt ceiling” of the previously male-dominated world of casino gambling gurus, is now regarded as one of North America’s leading experts on casino gambling.

Gayle’s commitment to educating the gambling public began almost 20 years ago, when she walked into a Las Vegas casino and experienced for the first time the thrill that comes with winning even a small bet. She made up her mind then and there to learn every game in the casino, and a short time later resolved to make a career out of sharing her insights with other gamblers. She had always considered herself to be a good teacher – she believes in keeping things simple – and decided that she would commit herself to showing newbies how to become knowledgeable, intelligent gamblers.

Gayle started her own publishing company, and her first book came out in 1997. Today she is the author of seven books, seven EBooks, and a set of five Tips booklets, and has presented many seminars on casino gambling. Currently she teaches Learn to Win Programs with other leading experts at GamblingTeachers.com. The site is a player-friendly Free Gambling Learning Center offering 300+ online lessons for popular casino games plus Gambling Teachers Blog. Gayle also operates www.gamerisms.com, which is a games glossary site for sport, casino, skill and video game players.

“It’s a fact that less than 2 percent of casino players know the profitable, correct strategies and/or rules for most casino games,” Gayle says. “Our group of career teachers and writers are working to improve that statistic.”

Gayle Mitchell Websites:

www.gamblingteachers.com
www.gamerisms.com
Gayle Mitchell
Gayle Mitchell, one of the first women to break through the “felt ceiling” of the previously male-dominated world of casino gambling gurus, is now regarded as one of North America’s leading experts on casino gambling.

Gayle’s commitment to educating the gambling public began almost 20 years ago, when she walked into a Las Vegas casino and experienced for the first time the thrill that comes with winning even a small bet. She made up her mind then and there to learn every game in the casino, and a short time later resolved to make a career out of sharing her insights with other gamblers. She had always considered herself to be a good teacher – she believes in keeping things simple – and decided that she would commit herself to showing newbies how to become knowledgeable, intelligent gamblers.

Gayle started her own publishing company, and her first book came out in 1997. Today she is the author of seven books, seven EBooks, and a set of five Tips booklets, and has presented many seminars on casino gambling. Currently she teaches Learn to Win Programs with other leading experts at GamblingTeachers.com. The site is a player-friendly Free Gambling Learning Center offering 300+ online lessons for popular casino games plus Gambling Teachers Blog. Gayle also operates www.gamerisms.com, which is a games glossary site for sport, casino, skill and video game players.

“It’s a fact that less than 2 percent of casino players know the profitable, correct strategies and/or rules for most casino games,” Gayle says. “Our group of career teachers and writers are working to improve that statistic.”

Gayle Mitchell Websites:

www.gamblingteachers.com
www.gamerisms.com