South Africans love slot machines and that is proven by the fact when GrandWest casino awarded Klaus Barnard over R10 million in winnings, being the biggest slots payout in South African history. Barnard, a 54-year-old Parow local, hit the jackpot on 4 December 2016 in the Salon Privé at GrandWest. There are thousands of slotsmobile to play in online casinos. Playing slot machines in land casinos are also fun for many. These slot machines are loaded with various winning features including the Wild African themes and other winning combinations that entice the players even more.
Here are the eight top slot machines to play in South Africa both with your mobile or PC or even at land casinos including the one which awarded the biggest prize to Klaus.
88 Fortunes and 5 Treasures
Also known as Du Fú Du Cái, which translates to ‘much luck’ or ‘good fortune’, 88 Fortunes is one of most popular level four progressive casino slot games. In 88 Fortunes, three or more scattered Asian gong symbols trigger 10 free games, while three or more red doors in 5 Treasures unlock six free games, which means that both sets of free games can be endlessly re-triggered for hours of gaming.
In both games, the Lucky Fú bat symbol triggers the jackpot feature, where you’ll play 12 gold coins until you see three matching Du Fú baby symbols. Each baby symbol (there are four different ones) corresponds with one of the four different jackpot levels: the mini, minor, major and grand jackpot.
Featuring an adorable panda, this slot game uses Chinese symbolism such as the pagoda, koi fish, umbrella, lotus, ruan (guitar), golden Ching coins and bamboo in a 100-line game, where one credit buys two lines.
Keep an eye out for the pagoda symbol, which pays 1 000 credits times your bet multiplier. Trigger the free games feature when you spell the word ‘panda’ across the first five reels. All the panda letters will change to the panda symbol, and you’ll score five free games.
The pandas are wild in this five-reel, 30-payline game. The cute bear can substitute for any of the game’s symbols, except the bonus Yin and Yang symbols that trigger free spins. Hit three, four, or five in a payline to get eight, 10, or 15 free spins respectively. Free games pay twice your linebet and are always played on maximum lines.
Hit five Yin and Yang symbols in a line and you’ll win 100 times your linebet.
If you’re a fan of all things magical and mystical, Sky Rider Silver Treasures and Sky Rider Golden Amulet feature Celtic dragons that swoop in for near-miss experiences between wins.
The stacked symbols, in the right combinations, mean big wins. When you hit three scatter symbols, the free-spin feature kicks in, giving you another chance to win.
As the game’s name suggests, there are five different dragons (white, red, black, yellow, blue, and the wild dragon – green), which get substituted to trigger free game play. Free games are won when any three or more scattered coins appear and wins (based on the relevant dragon substitute) are multiplied accordingly.
What makes 5 Dragons such an exciting slots game is that it offers players 243 ways to win, meaning you have more ways to win greater amounts more often with free spins, wild symbols and jackpot bonuses.
Duma slot is a single payline and each of the three animated reels carries in random order the numbers 1 to 10, with 9 and 10 hidden behind the Duma logo. Touch these to reveal the underlying numbers or wait for them to appear automatically. For as little as R3 you can stand a chance to be the next Duma millionaire! Adding the three numbers on the payline gives your total score.
- If you score 29 or 30: you win the Mega Duma jackpot value displayed on the progressive meter overhead!
- If you score 28: you win the Supa Duma jackpot displayed.
- If you score 26 or 27: you win the Mini Duma jackpot displayed.
- If you score from 3 to 25: you win R100 x your score.
The jackpot carries a R600 000 start value and grows rapidly whenever someone plays a Duma slot machine.
The Lion’s Share is an African-themed game that has three levels of Progressive Jackpots – with twists along the way. There are three Jackpots, aptly called the King, Queen and Cub. To win big, however, you need to win The Lion’s Share.
- The Cub Jackpot starts at R2 500 and should pay out about 30 times a day
- The Queen Jackpot starts at R15 000 and should pay out about five times a day
- The King Jackpot starts at R75 000 and should pay out almost once a day. The machine has four betting options: R2.50, R5, R7.50 and R10. The size of your bet determines the percentage you will win if you hit the King Jackpot.
The Bonus Pot starts at a value of R25 000 and will grow and grow until a lucky player wins the King Jackpot, playing a bet of R10. When this happens, the player wins all of the King Jackpot and everything in the Bonus Pot this is what is called winning ‘The Lion’s Share’.
Now enjoy all these wonderful slots at online casinos that accept ZAR to play or enjoy at land casinos like the Boardwalk, Carnival City, GrandWest, Sibaya, Sun City and Wild Coast Sun and many more in South Africa.