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Online Casino Games - Rules Explained

Captain's Treasure

5-Reel, 9-Line SlotPaylines Pay Both Ways!

5 reel Multiline Slots

The objective of Captain’s Treasure online slot is to match symbols across active paylines in order to win cash amounts. This a traditional casino slot game that gives a nod to classic games like online blackjack and roulette. You can also enter a side game – Dollar Ball – that offers a huge Progressive Jackpot.

To play the game:

  • Start by selecting your bet per line. To do this use the +/- button on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Choose the Number of Lines you wish to play. To do this press the Bet One button on the bottom of the screen. Each time you select the Bet One button another payline will be added to the game. A maximum of 9 paylines can be played in a single spin. Alternatively you can select the paylines by choosing one of the numbers on the side of the game reels. Please note: if you, for example, choose the number 8 from the side of the reels this will also activate paylines 1-7.

Click Spin when you have made your bet selections. You can also spin the reels by selecting the Bet Max button. This will play the maximum number of lines at your selected Line Bet.

Please Note:

  • When the reels have come to rest, any winning combinations will be highlighted on the reels and the winnings (if any) credited to your balance.
  • All the winning symbol combinations and their respective values are displayed in the Paytable. This can be accessed by the selecting the Paytable button from the bottom of the screen. Exit the Paytable information screen by pressing the Paytable button again.

Multiple wins will be added up and paid out as a total win.

Paylines:

Paylines are the lined paths that appear across the reels and on which matched symbols must fall in order to award a win. You can view the paylines by actively clicking the Bet One button. In the case of this game, paylines pay both ways, i.e. from left to right and from right to left across the reels.

Please Note: only active paylines can register line wins. However, the Scatter Symbol does not need to fall on an active payline. The Scatter Symbol will be discussed in greater detail below.

About the Paytable:

The Paytable will display all the winning combinations and their respective values. The standard symbol wins are multiplied by the line bet according to the Paytable. In the case of Captain’s Treasure, the number of winning symbol matches across the reels are called ‘Hits’.

All wins must start on either reel 1 or reel 5, they must then follow an unbroken chain of at least 2 symbols working from left to right, or right to left.  

Multiple wins are possible. These are added together according to the Paytable. As the lines pay both ways it is possible to get winning combinations from left to right and right to left in a single spin. However, when you get Five of a Kind (i.e. five symbols across the reels on a payline) you will only be paid once.

The Wild Symbol – represented by the Captain Symbol – can substitute for all other symbols (except scatters) to help form winning combinations. The Wild Symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. The Wild Symbol will double any win that it is involved with.

Scatter Symbol:

The Scatter Symbol – represented by the Treasure Chest Symbol – does not have to follow the path of an active payline to form a win. The Scatter Symbols can be active anywhere on the reels, but must start on the leftmost or right most reel and appear consecutively to pay.

Unlike Line Wins, Scatter Wins are multiplied by the Total Bet with the values displayed in the Paytable.

It is possible to get both a Line Win and a Scatter win in a single spin. These are added together.

Dollar Ball:

When you play Captain’s Treasure online you can also enter a Progressive Jackpot side bet game called Dollar Ball. This is a lottery style game where you pick 5 numbers from a selection of balls (numbered 1-49). After each spin the Dollar Ball draw will take place, if you match 5 numbers to the drawn numbers you win the Progressive Jackpot. There are also cash awards for matching 1 or more balls. The payout for Dollar Ball can be accessed by selecting the Dollar Ball Menu from the top of the Paytable screen.

Please Note: The outcome for the Dollar Ball game is independent from any spin on Captain’s Treasure.

To Play Dollar Ball:

  • Select Enable from the Dollar Ball box at the top right hand corner of the reels.
  • A strip of numbers (1-49) will appear.
  • Choose 5 numbers by clicking on them. Clicking on a number twice will deselect it. Alternatively, you can choose Random Pick to select 5 numbers at random.
  • Click Activate when you have selected your numbers.
  • When you next spin the reels the Dollar Ball game will start, running alongside your standard spin.
  • When the spin has finished any winning Dollar Ball matches will be highlighted and winnings (if any) will be paid to you.
  • If you elect to spin the reels again you will be automatically entered into Dollar Ball again. If you do not wish to play Dollar Ball again, select the Disable button.

Jackpot:

Captain’s Treasure online slot features a Progressive Jackpot game (Dollar Ball) and thus certain information should be made known to the player:

  • A Progressive Jackpot is a fund paid into by a percentage of all wagers by players playing the game across a range of casinos.
  • The fund grows and grows until it is awarded to a player. In the event that the Jackpot is awarded the casino will notify all players playing simultaneously.
  • The casino will provide a base amount (called a seed) to the Jackpot fund to ensure that it is still relatively large if it is won twice in quick succession.

Please Note:

  • You have to make a specific bet to be eligible for Dollar Ball. The game costs £1 to play.
  • If you become disconnected in the middle of a game, you will be able to finish the spin for the same stakes and Jackpot award when you re-connect again.
  • The casino is obliged to inform all players if the Jackpot fund is removed, i.e. they are discontinuing the game.

The Dollar Ball game for Captain’s Treasure is funded and awarded as follows:

Seed (base amount for Jackpot provided by casino) – 10,000 x Dollar Ball bet.

Contribution Rate (percentage of each wager that funds Jackpot) – 10%.

Win Condition (what you need to get to win) – match 5 balls in the Dollar Ball game.

Win requirements (how to be eligible for Jackpot award) – enter the Dollar Ball side bet game.

Return to Player:

The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Captain’s Treasure slot is 97.06%.

Buttons:

Captain’s Treasure online slot is played using the buttons described below:

+/- buttons (Line Bet) – increases/decreases the stake on each payline.

Paytable – opens the reference screen, which displays all payouts for the game.

Bet One – activates paylines. Each click on this button will activate one more payline.

Bet Max – spins the reels with the maximum of nine paylines activated.

Spin – spins the reels with your current bet selections.

Casino Toolbar:

The upper and lower parts of the screen hold the general tools and displays. These are described briefly below:

Game Balance – displays your current available balance at William Hill Casino.

Cashier – click to access the main banking menu. Use the Cashier if you wish to make a deposit, withdrawal or to view your banking history.

Play for Real Money – select this button to play Captain’s Treasure slot for real money online. This is only applicable if you are using a fun account or playing offline.

Menu – press to access these further tools and help options:

  • History = see the results of previous spins.
  • Options = adjust general settings, including graphics and audio.
  • Help = open this rules guide.
  • Online Support = contact a member of the casino support team.

Close – click to end the current session of play and go back to the casino lobby.  

Quick Deposit – choose from a range of deposit options to add funds without opening the Cashier. A list of these options can appear in a pop up window if your balance drops below a certain level.

Gadget Bar – select a gadget (if they are enabled) from the menu on the right-hand side of the screen. Gadgets can include mini casino games, which can be played at the same time as Captain’s Treasure. You may also find information on online casino bonus offers and promos available from William Hill.

Note on Disconnections:

The spin will still be completed if you lose internet connection in the middle of a game. You can use the History Tool when you re-establish a connection to view the outcome. Any winnings will still be paid into your account. The above rule also applies to Dollar Ball bets.

Note on Malfunctions:

All bets on the game will be voided in the event of malfunction.

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