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Online Casino Games - Rules Explained

Everybody’s Jackpot

9-Reel, 8-Line SlotProgressive Jackpot

The objective of playing Everybody’s Jackpot slot is to spin the reels and match symbols on the paylines. The slot also features a unique Progressive Jackpot payout, which can be shared among all players who make the qualifying bet. Everybody’s Jackpot is among the most popular slot games at William Hill Casino today, performing in a starring role alongside all-time favourites like online blackjack and roulette.

How to Play:

  • Start by using the +/- buttons underneath the Line Bet Field to set the Line Bet.
  • Everybody’s Jackpot slot is played with 8 fixed paylines.
  • The Total Bet is calculated as Line Bet x 8.
  • The slot can also be played automatically using Auto Play Mode. Select the Auto Play button and choose the number of Auto Spins you wish to play. These will play through automatically, only pausing if Free Games are awarded. You can stop Auto Play at any time by selecting Stop.
  • A winning combination will be clearly highlighted on the reels after a spin. The total amount won will be showed will be shown in the Win Field. All possible payouts for winning combinations are shown on the Paytable, which is accessed via the Info button.  Line Wins are calculated as Payout (figure on Paytable) x Line Bet. Scatter Wins are calculated as Payout x Total Bet.
  • Only the highest winning combination will be paid on each payline. If multiple wins occur on different paylines, they will be added together and paid as a total win.

Info Pages:

Everybody’s Jackpot slot Info Pages are opened by clicking the Info button on the bottom left of the screen. You can move between different pages by using the arrows on the bottom right of each page. Select Back to return to the reels. The Info Pages are described below:

Paytable – this page shows all possible payouts for Line Wins and Scatter Wins.

Everybody’s Jackpot – this page explains the rules of the Progressive Jackpot, detailing how it is awarded and how to be eligible for it.

Free Games – this page describes the rules and awarding of Free Games.

Paylines – this page provides a graphic showing how the paylines appear on the reels.

Paylines:

Paylines are the directions that matching symbols must follow to achieve Line Wins. Everybody’s Jackpot slot is played with 8 fixed paylines. Unlike most online slots, Everybody’s Jackpot has paylines that work from right to left (paylines 1-5) and top to bottom (paylines 6-8).

Please note: there is a difference between the Line Bet and the Total Bet. The Line Bet is the wager made on each individual payline. The Total Bet is the total amount bet on all paylines, i.e. Line Bet x 8.

About Payouts:

Every possible payout for winning combinations is displayed on the Paytable screen. For a Line Win, multiply the figure displayed by the Line Bet. For a Scatter Win, take the figure shown and multiply by the Total Bet.

It is possible to have winning combinations on the same payline. If this occurs, you will be paid for the highest win only.

Everybody’s Jackpot:

This slot is played with a unique Progressive Jackpot award – Everybody’s Jackpot. The Jackpot is shared among all players who make the qualifying bets, with the majority going to the player who triggered the Jackpot award.

The Jackpot is awarded randomly, and does not depend on any particular combination on the reels. To be eligible for your share of the Jackpot (if triggered) you must wager at least €50 (or equivalent in GBP) on Everybody’s Jackpot slot in a 24 hour period. The more you bet, the bigger your share of the Jackpot.

The Jackpot is divided as follows:

Share of Jackpot

Goes to:

70%

Player who made the triggering spin.

15%

Shared equally among all players who made the qualifying bet.

15%

Shared proportionally depending on how much each player has bet. The more you bet, the bigger your share.

Please note: if you make the qualifying bet and the Jackpot is awarded within a 24hr period, you will still be paid your share even if you log out of the casino.

Please note: there is a meter on the side of the reels that will show your progress towards making the bet amount to be eligible for the Jackpot share.

Wild Symbol:

The Wild Symbol will only appear during Free Games. It can substitute for all other symbols (except Scatter) to help form Line Wins.

The Wild Symbol appear on the centre reel only.

Scatter Symbol:

The Scatter Symbol does not need to fall on any payline to be active. If you land two or more Scatter Symbols in any position on the reels, you will win a payout (x Total Bet).

Free Games:

Three or more Scatter Symbols appearing in any position after a spin award Free Games. The feature works as follows:

  • You will be awarded 12 Free Games, which play automatically.
  • The Wild Symbol can appear on the centre reel and substitute in Line Wins.
  • Landing three more Scatter Symbols in any position will award an extra 12 Free Games.
  • The Line Bet for Free Games is the same as the triggering spin.
  • Everybody’s Jackpot cannot be triggered in Free Games, but you will still be awarded your share (if qualified) if another player wins it.
  • When all Free Games have been played, a summary screen will detail your total win from Free Games and the triggering spin.

Return to Player:

The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) is 94.01%.

Buttons:

The following buttons are used to play Everybody’s Jackpot slot:

Info – select this to open the Info Pages, which includes information on payouts.

+/- Line Bet – select these buttons to adjust the Line Bet.

Auto Play – select this to set a number of spins to be played automatically.

Spin – select this to spin the reels at the current bet.

Casino Toolbar:

The Casino Toolbar contains the following tools and displays:

Game Balance – this displays your current casino balance.

Cashier – this is the main banking tool. Select it to make deposits and withdrawals, or to check your transaction history.

Play for Real Money – this button will only appear when you are playing in Fun Mode. Select it to play Everybody’s Jackpot slot for real money at William Hill Casino.

Menu (Tools) – select this to access the following:

  • History – view the outcome of recent games.
  • Options – adjust game settings, including audio and graphics.
  • Help – load these help pages.
  • Online support – contact online support.

Close – select this to close the current game tab and return to the main menu.

Quick Deposit – select this tool to make a quick deposit without opening the main Cashier. The Quick Deposit tool may appear in a pop up window (once per session) if your balance is running low.

Gadget Bar – select this (when it is available) to play casino mini games, or check out the latest online casino bonus offers at William Hill.

Note on Disconnections:

If you become disconnected from the internet in the middle of spin in the main game, that spin will be completed. You can view the outcome by accessing History when you have re-established a connection.

If you become disconnected from the internet when playing Free Games, you will be redirected back to Everybody’s Jackpot when you have logged into the casino again. You will be able to continue the feature from where you left off.

If you become disconnected from the internet when playing in Auto Play Mode, the next scheduled spin (but no further ones) will be completed. You can view the outcome by accessing History when you have re-established a connection.

Note on Malfunctions:

Malfunctions void all bets, with the stake returned to the player.

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