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Online Casino Games - Rules Explained

Time for a Deal

25 lines slots

The main aim of playing Time for a Deal online slot is to spin the reels and obtain winning combinations of symbols on the paylines. The slot is themed on classic quiz shows like the Price is Right, offering lots of interactive special features with a gameshow twist. While the slot has a modern, 3D interactive format, it nonetheless still embraces the tradition of classic games like online roulette and blackjack.

Getting Started:

An information screen will appear when the game loads for the first time. Press Continue to go to the reels.

  • Choose the bet for each payline by using the +/- buttons either side of the Line Bet Field.

Note: The slot is played with 25 fixed paylines. Therefore, the Total Bet is calculated as Line Bet X 25.

  • Press Spin or use the Auto Play function to spin the reels:
    • Spin will play one individual spin.
    • Auto Play will allow you to choose up to 50 spins to be played consecutively. You can also set Auto Play to spin the reels until a Bonus Feature has been awarded. Press Stop at any time to exit from Auto Play.

Please note:

  • Winning symbols will be highlighted on the reels when a spin has been completed. The total win (if applicable) will be displayed in the Win Field on the bottom centre of the screen.
  • All payouts are listed on the Paytable screen, which is accessed by clicking the Info button. Payouts are multiplied by the Line Bet.
  • Auto Play will pause if a Bonus Feature has been awarded.

Info Pages:

Click Info to access the slot’s reference pages, which includes information on payouts and special features. Use the arrows on the bottom right of the screen to move through the pages, or skip directly to a page by using the tabs on top of the screen. Press Return To Reels to exit. Descriptions of the Info Pages are found below:

Payouts – lists all payouts for the main game.

Big Deal Bonus (1) – describes the first stage of the Big Deal Bonus.

Big Deal Bonus (2) – provides information on the second stage of the Big Deal Bonus, including information on the Jackpot.

Free Games – gives details on the rules and awarding of Free Games.

Reel or Deal – explains the Reel or Deal Feature that can be awarded in the main game.

Paylines – shows the positions of the 25 paylines as they appear on the reels.


Time for a Deal slot used 25 fixed paylines, which work left to right across the reels. You will be awarded a payout for a Line Win for each winning combination on a payline.

Please take note of the difference between the Line Bet and the Total Bet:

  • Line Bet = stake on each payline.
  • Total Bet = stake on all paylines, e.g. Line Bet X 25.

About Payouts:

All main game (Line Wins) payouts are displayed on the Paytable Info Page. Multiply the figure for each winning combination by the Line Bet.

A Line Win consists of three or more symbols on a payline, forming a chain starting on Reel 1.

Only the highest value winning combination is awarded on each payline. You will be paid for each Line Win on separate paylines.

Wild Symbols:

Wild Symbols (Time for a Deal Symbols) will stand in for all paying symbols to make Line Wins. They can also make their own unique Line Wins with a separate payout.

Note: Wild Symbols will not substitute for Bonus or Free Games Symbols.

Bonus Symbols:

The Bonus Symbols appear on Reels 1, 3 and 5 only. They will award the Big Reel Bonus if three symbols land on the reels simultaneously (in any position).

Note: Bonus Symbols have no payout value.

Free Spins Symbol:

The Free Spins Symbols appear on reels 2, 4 and 5 only. They will award the Free Spins Feature if three symbols land on the reels simultaneously (in any position).

Note: Free Spins Symbols have no payout value.

Reel or Deal:

Any spin can award the Reel or Deal Feature. When it is awarded, two of the five reels will continue to spin after the other three have come to rest.

Roger – the game show host – will make an offer of a cash prize in return for the guaranteed win from the spin.

Choose Take Win to accept the cash prize, or Mystery Reel Win to play out the spin. At times, Roger can increase his offer, or show what is behind one of the Mystery Reels to influence your decision.

After you have made your choice, Roger will display what you could have won from the Mystery Reel or cash prize.

Big Reel Bonus:

In the first stage of the Big Reel Bonus, you will be prompted to pick one of three doors to reveal a coin. There are two silver coins and one gold coin, one of each behind each door.

  • Revealing a silver coin will award three reels on the Big Deal Slot Machine.
  • Revealing a gold coin will award five reels on the Big Deal Slot Machine.

When you have made your selection, Roger may reveal a silver coin before your selection has been revealed. This will give you the opportunity to change your selection if you wish.

The coin will be placed in the Big Deal Slot Machine. The reels will spin slowly, during which point Roger may apply a special feature like a Multiplier to one of the reels.

Each of the reels on the Big Deal Slot Machine will award a cash prize, consisting of a Multiplier of your Total Bet.

After the spin has been completed, Roger may also offer you the chance to spin one of the reels to play for a better prize.


Some of the Multiplier Symbols on the Big Deal Slot Machine have gold stars behind them. If three symbols with gold stars land on the win line, you will win the Progressive Jackpot.

The Jackpot is awarded randomly, but you will increase your chances if you play for a higher bet.

Progressive Jackpots are funded by taking small percentages from each bet on the game to grow the award. The casino will also provide a base amount, which is called a seed.

The Progressive Jackpot award is displayed on the top of the screen at all times. However, communication delays mean that the displayed prize could be slightly different to that awarded.

A message will appear on screen if another player wins the Jackpot while you are playing Time for a Deal.

Free Spins:

Before Free Spins begin, you will be taken to a new screen to reveal the number of spins and special features.

  • Choose one of the five arrows on the bottom row to reveal the number of Free Spins.
  • Choose one of the five Xs on the middle row to reveal the Win Multiplier.
  • Choose one of the five stars on the top row to reveal the Extra Wild.

Free Spins will start playing through automatically after you have made your selections. All payouts will be multiplied by the value of the Multiplier revealed in the previous stage of the feature. In addition, the symbol revealed as the Extra Wild in the previous stage will substitute for all other symbols during Free Spins.

Please note:

  • Free Spins are played with the same bet selections as the triggering spin.
  • Up to 25 Free Games and a X5 Multiplier can be awarded in the first stage.
  • Extra Wild Symbols will work in the same manner as Wild Symbols in the main game.
  • The Reel or Deal Bonus and Big Deal Bonus are not available during Free Games.

After the last spin has been completed, your total win will be displayed on screen. Roger may offer you a Mystery Prize in return for your total win. This Mystery Prize could be cash, or the opportunity to replay the Free Spins with the same special features.

Note: If you elect to replay the Free Spins a second time, no offer will be made at the end of the second set of spins.

Press Continue after you have made your selection.

Return to Player:

The theoretical Return to Player (RTP) is 95.00%, which includes the Progressive Jackpot contributions.


Find descriptions of the on-screen buttons below:

Info – opens the slot’s info pages.

+/- Line Bet – sets the stake for each payline.

Auto Play – allows you to set up to 50 spins to be played consecutively

Spin – plays a single spin on the slot.

Casino Toolbar:

Other options and displays are found on the Casino Toolbar, which is located on the upper and lower edges of the screen. Find descriptions below:

Game Balance – displays the remaining balance in your William Hill Casino account.

Cashier – click to access banking options. The Cashier will load in a new window, allowing you to deposit, withdraw or access transaction history.

Play for Real Money – press to play Time for a Deal slot for real money online. This is only applicable if you are using a fun account to play.

Menu – click the tools icon to open a mini-menu with these options:

  • Online Support = access support information/customer service.
  • History = see results of previous rounds (spins).
  • Options = adjust game specific settings, such as audio and graphics.
  • Help = open this help guide.

Close – press to close the game window, end the session and return to the casino main menu.

Quick Deposit – make a deposit into your account without interrupting the current game, i.e. opening the Cashier. A list of quick deposit options can appear in a new window if your balance runs low.

Gadget Bar – choose a gadget (one or more must be enabled) from the menu on the right of the screen. If enabled, the Gadget Bar can provide you with information on promotions and bonuses from William Hill Casino, or let you play mini casino games alongside Time for a Deal.

Note on Disconnections:

The software used for the game will respond in different ways if there is a break in internet connection:

  • Spins in the main game will be automatically completed.
  • Only the current Auto Spin will be completed.
  • Special features will pause, allowing you to complete the feature when you load the game again.

Note: In all the cases above, previous winnings will be paid and special features (Multipliers in Free Spins etc.) will be restored.

Note: You can use the History Tool to view previous results.

Note on Malfunctions:

Game malfunctions will void all bets.

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