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ESMERALDA

How to play

5-reel 25-line slots

The objective of Esmeralda is to obtain winning symbol combinations by spinning the reels.

To play the game:

  • Line bets are chosen by clicking + and – below Line Bet to increase or decrease the amount.
  • Paylines can be activated and their shape displayed by progressively clicking + and – below Lines. Paylines can also be activated by using the numbered buttons on either side of the reels. Selecting a high payline includes all the lower ones too. For example, selecting payline 6 also activates paylines 1 through 5. Clicking Bet Max activates all paylines with the currently selected bet per line and spins the reels.
  • Total bet per game round = line bet X active paylines.
  • Clicking Spin spins the reels with the current selection of lines and line bets. During the reel spins the Spin button changes into Stop. Clicking Stop ends the spin animation and immediately displays the spin result.
  • Reels can also be spun using the Auto Play function. Note that you must first set the Autoplay limitations. Click here for more information.
    Mouse over the Auto Play button to display the list of options. Select the number of spins to be played automatically. Clicking on an option starts the Auto Play function. The Auto Play button changes into Stop during the Auto Play mode. The Auto Play mode ends when the reels have been spun the number of times determined by the player, or when you click Stop.
  • Clicking the Turbo Mode button switches on or off the Turbo Mode thus turning on or off some of the win animations and sounds, and making the reels spin faster or slower.
  • Wins are calculated according to the paytable. Line win = line bet X corresponding multiplier according to the paytable. Scatter win = total bet X corresponding multiplier according to the paytable. The paytable can be accessed via the Info page.
  • On a given payline, only the highest payline winning combination pays while simultaneous winnings on different paylines are accumulated.
  • In case of a winning spin, the Win field displays the accumulating winnings. The Win ticker can be stopped by clicking anywhere on the screen to display the total win amount immediately.
  • Payline wins and the total win are also displayed on the strip located at the bottom of the reels or the game window.

Info page:

  • Clicking Info opens the reference screen describing different game components. Clicking the arrow buttons at the bottom of the screen enables navigating between the different info screens.
    • The Paytable screen shows all winning combinations. When opened after a winning spin, the awarded multiplier is highlighted and blinks.
    • The Jackpot screen explains the rules of the Progressive Jackpot, describes how the Jackpot is triggered and how to qualify for the Jackpot.
    • The Double screen describes how to try doubling winnings and describes the doubling-up rules.
    • The Paylines screen illustrates all possible payline combinations and explains the payout rules in the game.
  • Clicking Exit exits the Info screen and returns to the game.

Paylines:

  • Active paylines are represented by lines that appear over the reels. Paylines can be activated and their shape displayed by progressively clicking + or – below Lines.
  • Only active paylines can register wins.
  • There is a difference between the line bet and the total bet. The line bet shows how much is being bet on a single payline. The total bet shows how much is being bet in total on the game round. Payouts shown in the paytable are multiplied by the line bet.

The Scatter symbol is an exception to these rules. More information about the Scatter symbol can be found below.

About payouts:

  • Payouts are listed on the Paytable screen. To find the possible win amount, the line bet must be multiplied by the payout.
  • If two payline winning combinations occur on the same line, the higher of them is paid out. If more than one active payline has a winning combination, the winnings are accumulated.
  • Winning combinations must start from the left most reel, and the symbols have to be consecutive.

The Scatter symbol is an exception to these rules. More information about the Scatter symbol can be found below.

Jackpot

One of the possible wins in this game is the Progressive Jackpot, built up by all the casinos that offer the game. A small percentage of each bet, by every person that qualifies for the Jackpot and plays this game in each of many online casinos, is added to a common pot. When a player gets the right result, that player wins the entire Jackpot.

After a Jackpot has been won, a new pot is started, with a guaranteed minimum amount of money (called a seed). This ensures that even if you get a Jackpot result in a game right after someone else has won the Jackpot, you will still get a large win.

In this game, a player is qualified to win the Progressive Jackpot if playing with maximum number of active paylines (25) and betting with any of the four highest possible coin sizes. There are four different progressive pots and four seed pots, one for each coin size respectively. Players only contribute to the pots they are qualified to win.

The Jackpot for this game works like this:

Seed (how much money the Jackpot starts out with):

25,000 x line bet

Contribution rate (what percentage of each bet goes into the Jackpot):

1.7%

Win condition (the result you have to get to win the Jackpot):

5 Wild symbols on an active payline.

Win requirements (what you need to do to be eligible for the Jackpot):

Play Esmeralda slot game with maximum number of active paylines and four highest coin sizes.

Please note:

  • If you get disconnected in the middle of a game round, your game does not change the value of the Jackpot. The state of the game up to that point is remembered by the casino; the next time you log in you can finish your game round with the same odds and without placing a new bet.
  • If a Jackpot is being discontinued (a game is closed and removed from the casino client), you will be notified of it by the casino.

Double

A win activates the Double button which, when clicked, starts the Double feature where you can bet the winnings from your last spin to try to increase them.

Your current winnings are shown in the Bank field. You can choose to bet these winnings by clicking the Double button. The Double To field shows the amount that will be placed in the Bank if you win. 
You can also choose to bet only half of your current winnings (by clicking Double Half) and keep the other half in the Bank. The Double Half To field shows the amount that will be placed in the Bank (includes the amount that remained in the Bank) if you win. 
The Bet field will show your bet in the Double round.

If you do not want to bet, you can click Collect to add the winnings from the last spin to your balance and return to the main game. If you choose to bet, the dealer’s card is revealed on the left-hand side of the screen and you have to pick a card from the remaining face-down cards. If you pick a card with a higher ranking than the dealer’s card, you win. If your card is equal in ranking, the bet is returned. If your card is lower in ranking than the dealer’s card, you lose your bet and the Double feature ends.

With every win, you can bet again until the winnings in the Bank are equal to or greater than the Double feature limit. The limit is shown on the Info page that describes the Double feature.

Click Collect to add your winnings from the Bank to your balance and return to the main game.

Please note: The Double button is disabled during the Free Games and while the Auto Play is active.

Return to Player

The theoretical percentage return to player (RTP) is 91.73% + 1.7% when qualified for the Progressive Jackpot and 91.83% when not qualified for the Progressive Jackpot.

Buttons:

Info

Open the reference screen that describes the different game components.

Lines + and – buttons

Increase or decrease the number of active paylines.

Line Bet + and – buttons

Increase or decrease the bet per line.

Bet Max

Activate all paylines with the current line bet, and spin the reels.

Auto Play / Stop

Spin the reels a number of times in succession. / End the active Auto Play reelspin mode.

Spin / Stop

Spin the reels. / Stop the reelspin animation and immediately display the spin result. In the active Auto Play mode stop the reelspin animation and immediately display the result. Clicking Stop in the active Auto Play mode does not end the Auto Play reelspin mode.

Turbo Mode / Turbo On

Turn on/off the Turbo mode, available during the main game only. Switching to turbo mode speeds up the game play by switching off some win animations and sounds while making the reels spin faster.

Double

Attempt to increase the winnings from the spin.

Gadget bar

The Gadget opening bar is displayed on the right side of the game window when at least one gadget is enabled. Clicking on the opening bar opens the Gadget bar menu. The Gadget bar can contain mini games and various special offers. Only one gadget can be opened at a time. Clicking on another Gadget closes the previous one.

Note on disconnections: If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of the main game, the spin will be automatically completed. If you re-open the game, it will start from the very beginning. Your previous wins will be paid and you can click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round after you log back into the casino.

  • If you are disconnected from the Internet during Free Games, you will be automatically directed back to the game after you log back into the casino so you can continue the game from the next Free Games spin. Your previous wins will be paid and you can click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round after you log back into the casino.
  • If you are disconnected from the Internet during a spin using the Auto Play function, the spin will be automatically completed, but further spins will not automatically commence. You can click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round after you log back into the casino.
  • If you are disconnected from the Internet while winning the Jackpot, the Jackpot Winning screen will be restored after logging back into the casino so you can continue the game and all your previous winnings will be paid. You can click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round after you log back into the casino.
  • If you are disconnected from the Internet during a Double round when the dealer’s card is displayed after choosing Double or Double Half, you will be automatically directed back to the game after you log back into the casino so you can finish the Double round. If you are disconnected before the dealer’s card is shown, the winnings will be collected and added to the balance.

Note on malfunctions: A malfunction voids all pays and plays.

Note on unresolved bets: Unresolved bets placed become void after 90 days.

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