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Game Rules

Cops 'n' Bandits

5-Reel, 30-Line SlotFree Games and Locked Wild Feature

The main objective of playing Cops N’ Bandits online casino slot is to spin the reels and land matching symbols on the paylines. The slot also features some special bonus games that could boost your winnings. Players of online blackjack and poker will undoubtedly be familiar with the Ace, King and Queen symbols used in the game, but the big money lies with matching the Cops and the Bandits on the paylines!

How to Play:

  • Set the bet per line by using the +/- buttons underneath the Line Bet Field. The game is played with 30 fixed paylines for each spin.
  • Press Spin when you are ready to play.

Note: The Total Bet = Line Bet x 30.

  • Select Auto Play if you wish to play 10, 25, 50 or 99 spins automatically. Auto Play will pause when a Bonus Feature is awarded. You can stop Auto Play by clicking the Stop button.

Note: A winning spin will be clearly highlighted on the reels. The total win will be displayed in the Win Field.

Note: All payouts for the main game are displayed on the Paytable, which is accessed via the Info button on the bottom left of the screen. Line Win = Payout x Line Bet. Scatter Win = Payout x Total Bet.

Info Pages:

Press Info to open the Cops N’ Bandits slot Info Pages, which includes the Paytable and information on the Bonus Features. Use the arrows on the bottom right of the screen to change pages. Select Back to return to the reels. The Info Pages are as follows:

Paytable – displays all possible payouts for Line Wins and Scatter Wins.

Free Games – explains the rules and awarding of Free Games.

Locked Wild Feature – provides information on the Locked Wild Feature in Free Games.

Line-Up Bonus – explains the rules and awarding of the Line-Up Bonus.

Paylines – displays where all 30 paylines appear on the reels.


Paylines are the directions that matching symbols must follow across the reels to pay out as Line Wins. Cops N’ Bandits slot features 30 active paylines. You can view the directions of the paylines by accessing the Paylines Info Page.

Please be aware of the difference between the Line Bet and the Total Bet. The Line Bet is the stake on each individual payline, whereas the Total Bet is the stake (added up) on all 30 paylines.

About Payouts:

All possible payouts for Line Wins and Scatter Wins are displayed on the Paytable. Calculate Line Wins x Line Bet, Scatter Wins x Total Bet.

Only the highest value Line Win is paid on each payline. Multiple wins (on different paylines) are added up and paid as a total win.

A Line Win must begin on Reel 1, moving left to right across the reels in a chain of matching symbols on a payline.

Wild Symbol:

The Wild Symbol can substitute for all other standard symbols to form the best possible Line Win on a payline.

The Wild Symbol does not substitute for the Bonus or Scatter Symbols.

Two or more Wild Symbols on a payline can also form their own Line Win with a separate payout.

Scatter Symbol:

The Scatter Symbol (Police Badge) does not need to fall on any payline to be active in the game. If three or more Scatter Symbols appear in any position after a spin, you will be awarded a payout (x Total Bet). Three or more Scatter Symbols will also award the Free Games Bonus.

Bonus Symbol:

The Bonus Symbol (Bandit Silhouette) appears on Reels 1, 3 and 5 only. If three Bonus Symbols land in any position on these three reels simultaneously, you will be awarded the Line-Up Bonus.

The Bonus Symbol has no separate payout.

Line-Up Bonus:

Press Click to Start when the Line-Up Bonus is awarded. A new screen is launched featuring six Bandits. At the top of the screen the Current Reward is displayed. You will be prompted to pick a Bandit to solve the crime.

  • A correct pick will award the Current Reward.
  • An incorrect pick will decrease the Current Reward.

Keep choosing until you have revealed the criminal, doing so will award the Current Reward and end the Bonus.

The Current Reward depends on how few picks you need to find the criminal and the Total Bet amount played in the triggering spin. This is shown in the table below:

Successful Pick

Current Reward

1st Pick

60 x Total Bet

2nd Pick

48 x Total Bet

3rd Pick

38 x Total Bet

4th Pick

29 x Total Bet

5th Pick

24 x Total Bet

6th Pick

20 x Total Bet

Note: You are guaranteed to win at least 20 x the Total Bet in the Line-Up Bonus.

When the Line-Up Bonus has ended, a summary screen will appear detailing your total win. Press Continue to return to the main game.

Free Games Bonus:

Free Games are awarded when three or more Scatter Symbols fall anywhere on the reels.

You will be prompted to click one or two of the Scatter Symbols to reveal the amount of Free Games won. If the Free Games were triggered by three Scatter Symbols, you will get one pick. If four or five Scatter Symbols awarded the Free Games, you will get two picks. The number of Free Games that can be revealed also varies depending on the number of Scatter Symbols that triggered the feature. This is shown in the table below:

Number of Scatter Symbols

Number of Picks

Possible Free Games



15, 20, 25, 30 or 35



10, 15, 20, 25 or 30



15, 20, 25, 30 or 35

Note: If you are awarded two picks, the numbers of Free Games revealed are added together.

Press Click to Start to begin Free Games. During the feature, any Bandit Symbols that fall on Reels 2, 3 and 4, with a Cop Symbol directly to its right or left, will be Locked Wild for the duration of Free Games. This means that they stay in position for every spin and substitute for all other symbols to form Line Wins.

Please note:

  • Free Games are played through automatically.
  • Free Games are played at the same Line Bet as the triggering spin.
  • Free Games cannot be retriggered.
  • The Line-Up Bonus is not available during Free Games.

When all Free Games have been played through, a summary screen will appear detailing the total win from Free Games and the triggering spin. Press Continue to return to the main game.

Return to Player:

The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Cops N’ Bandits slot is 95.31%.


The following buttons are used to play the slot:

Info – opens the Cops N’ Bandits Info Pages, which includes all payout information.

+/- Line Bet increases or decreases the Line Bet.

Auto Play – sets a number of spins to be played automatically.

Spin – spins the reels at the current bet.

Casino Toolbar:

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

Game Balance – shows your current balance available to play online casino games.

Cashier – select this to make deposits and withdrawals, or to view your transaction history.

Play for Real Money – this button will only appear when you are playing in Fun Mode. Press it to play Cops N’ Bandits as a real money game.

Menu– select Menu to open the following tools:

  • History – view the results of recent spins.
  • Options – adjust the game’s settings, including audio and graphics.
  • Help – load this help page.
  • Online support – contact online support.

Close – click to close the current tab and return to the casino lobby.

Quick Deposit – use the Quick Deposit tool to make fast deposits without opening the Cashier. It 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 your screen. It can contain mini casino games, which can be played alongside the current game. It can also provide information on the latest online casino bonus offers at William Hill.

Note on Disconnections:

If you lose connection to the internet when playing a spin in the main game, that spin will be completed. You can view the outcome by accessing History when you reconnect to the internet and load the game once more. If you were using Auto Play, the same rule applies – only the next scheduled Auto Spin will be completed.

If you lose internet connection when playing the Line-Up Bonus or Free Games Bonus, you will be automatically redirected back to Cops N’ Bandits slot when you log into William Hill Casino again. All features (Locked Wilds etc.) will be restored and you can continue playing from where you left off.

Note on malfunctions:

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