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Online Casino Games - Rules Explained

Safari Heat

5-Reel, 15-Line SlotJackpot of $500,000!

The objective of playing Safari Heat slot is to obtain winning combinations of symbols on the paylines. The slot also features a Free Games Bonus with all wins tripled. Fans of online blackjack and poker are sure to love the Gamble Feature, where you can double your wins on the turn of a card!

How to Play:

  • Use the Click To Change Menu to select the coin size for the Line Bet.
  • Press Bet Per Line to add a coin to the Line Bet. Each click will add another coin to the Line Bet, up to a maximum of 10 coins.
  • Click Lines to activate another payline. You can play a maximum of 15 paylines for each spin. You can also select paylines by clicking on a number 1-15 on the sides of the reels. Please note that choosing a number will also activate all paylines numerically below it.

Note: The Total Bet = Line Bet x Number of Paylines.

  • Press Spin or Bet Max to start the game. Spin will spin the reels at the current bet. Bet Max will spin the reels with the maximum of 10 coins placed on the Line Bet and all 15 paylines activated.
  • Use Auto Start if you wish to set a certain number of spins to be played automatically. Choose the number of Auto Spins by using the +/- buttons, then click Auto Start to begin. You can stop Auto Start Mode by clicking on Stop, which replaces the Auto Start button.

Note: Winning combinations will be clearly highlighted on the reels after a spin. All payouts are listed on the Paytable screen. Line Win = Payout x Line Bet. Scatter Win = Payout x Total Bet.

Note: A winning spin will activate the Gamble Feature. This will be explained in detail in a section below.

Info Pages:

The Safari Heat Info Pages are accessed by clicking the Info button on the bottom left of the screen. You can flip between the different pages by using the arrows on the bottom of each page. Use the Back button to exit and return to the main game. The Info Pages are described below:

Paytable – displays all possible payouts for Line Wins and Scatter Wins. Select the Show Paylines button from the bottom of the screen to load a graphic displayed the positions of all 15 paylines on the reels.

Free Games – describes the rules and special features of Free Games.

Gamble – describes the rules of the Gamble Feature.


Paylines are the directions that matching symbols must follow across the reels to pay as Line Wins.

Only active paylines (the paylines that you have placed bet on) can achieve Line Wins.

Please be aware of the difference between the Line Bet and the Total Bet. The Line Bet is the amount staked on each individual payline. The Total Bet is the amount staked on all active paylines added together, i.e. Line Bet x Number of Paylines.

About Payouts:

All possible payouts for the main game are listed on the Paytable. To calculate a Line Win, take the relevant figure and multiply by the Line Bet. For Scatter Wins, multiply by the Total Bet.

Only the highest winning combination is paid out on each individual payline. Multiple wins are added up and paid out as a total win.

A Line Win must begin on Reel 1, forming a chain of matching symbols on a payline.

Wild Symbol:

The Wild Symbol (Lion) can substitute for all other symbols (except Scatter) to help form the best possible winning combination on a payline. When one or more Wild Symbols substitute in a Line Win, the payout value will be doubled for that Line Win.

Wild Symbols can also form their own Line Wins with a separate payout.

Scatter Symbol:

The Scatter Symbol (Tree) does not need to fall on any payline to be active in the game. Two or more Scatter Symbols in any position awards a payout (x Total Bet). Three or more Scatter Symbols in any position on the reels will award Free Games.

Free Games:

Press Click to Start to begin Free Games. A message will appear on screen informing you that you have won 15 Free Games with a X3 Multiplier. The Free Games will play through automatically. Any wins achieved during the feature will be tripled.

Please note:

  • Free Games are played at the same Line Bet and number of active paylines as the triggering spin.
  • 15 more Free Games will be added to the total if three or more Scatter Symbols land in any position. The Multiplier is not affected.

When all Free Games have finished, a results screen will appear detailing the total win from Free Games and the triggering spin.


The Gamble Feature will be activated if you achieve a winning spin in the main game. Press Gamble to launch the Feature, which will open on a new screen. The objective of the Gamble Feature is to guess whether the next card revealed will be Black (Spades/Clubs) or Red (Hearts/Diamonds):

  • A correct guess will double your winnings.
  • An incorrect guess will forfeit your winnings and end the feature.

If successful, you can continue doubling up your winnings until the maximum double limit has been reached. This information is displayed on the Gamble Info Page.

The Gamble Feature will end if you press Collect (bank your winnings) or make an incorrect guess.

Please note:

  • The Gamble Feature is not active during Free Games or when you are playing in Auto Start Mode.

Return to Player:

The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Safari Heat online slot is 96.16%.


The following buttons are used to play Safari Heat slot:

Click To Change – opens the coin denomination menu.

Info – launches the Info Pages, which includes all payout information.

Lines – activates another payline.

Bet Per Line – adds a coin to the Line Bet.

+/- Auto Start – increases/decreases the number of Auto Spins.

Bet Max – spins the reels at the maximum Line Bet (10 coins) with 15 paylines activated.

Spin – spins the reels at the current bet.

Gamble – activates the Gamble Feature.

Casino Toolbar:

The Casino Toolbar runs along the upper and lower edges of the screen. It contains the following tools and displays:

Game Balance – displays your current available balance at the casino.

Cashier – select to open the main banking menu. You can use the Cashier to make deposits and withdrawals, or to view your transaction history.

Play for Real Money – press to play Safari Heat online slot for real money at William Hill Casino. This button only appears on the Toolbar when you are playing in Fun Mode.

Menu – select to access the following further options:

  • History – view the history of recent spins.
  • Options – adjust settings, including audio and graphics.
  • Help – open this help text.
  • Online Support – access online customer support.

Close – click to exit from the current game tab and return to the casino lobby.

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

Gadget Bar – when it is enabled, the Gadget Bar appears on the right-hand side of the screen. It can contain mini casino games, which can be played alongside Safari Heat. The Gadget Bar can also hold information on the latest online casino bonus offers available at William Hill Casino.

Note on Disconnections:

If you lose internet connection when playing a spin in the main game, that spin will be completed. You can view the results of the spin by accessing History when you re-establish an internet connection and log into the casino again. If you lose connection when using Auto Start Mode, only the next scheduled spin will be completed.

If you lose internet connection when playing the Free Games Bonus, you will be automatically redirected back to Safari Heat slot when you log into the casino. Previous wins will be paid and you can continue playing Free Games from where you left off.

If you lose internet connection when playing the Gamble Feature, your winnings will be automatically collected (banked) and paid into your balance.

Note on Malfunctions:

A game malfunction will void all bets, with the stake returned to the player.

How to play casino games

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Online slots

Online slots are played more than any other online casino games. They’re relatively simple to play, which makes them a great option for beginners. Slots can also offer large payouts, particularly for a jackpot win.

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Jackpot slots

The main difference between regular online slots and jackpot slots is that the former have a lower maximum payout. With jackpot slots, however, there are larger top prizes, sometimes offering up to a seven-digit win on just a single spin.

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Online roulette

Online roulette games consist of a wheel with spaces that are either red or black and are numbered from 1-36. This popular game is easy to learn and even easier to play. All you need to do is predict where the ball will land and place your bet. The roulette wheel then spins, and if it lands on where you placed your bet, you win.

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Online blackjack

To win at online blackjack, you need a higher number than the dealer without exceeding 21. You are dealt two cards and can ask for another card as many times as you want before you reach 21.

One of the great things about playing online blackjack is the number of variants available. At a real-world casino, you’re restricted to just one or two games, but you'll find more here at William Hill Canada, including Blackjack Scratch, Royale Blackjack, and Blackjack Super 21.

Live casino games online

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