5-Reel 25-Line Slots
The aim of the main game in Esmeralda online slot is to match symbols on paylines across the reels. You can also win up to 70 Free Games and a share of the Progressive Jackpot if you play for a higher bet. Fans of online blackjack and poker will also enjoy the Double Feature, where you can double your winnings on the turn of a card!
To Play the Game:
When you select the Info Button it will open up the Info Pages. These are:
Paytable Page: Displays the winning symbol combinations and gives information on the Free Spins Bonus.
Jackpot Page: Provides information on the Progressive Jackpot.
Double Page: Explains the rules of the Double (Gamble) Feature.
Paylines Page: Provides a graphic and gives information on the different paylines.
You can exit the Info Pages and return to the main reels by selecting the Exit button from the bottom of the screen.
Paylines are the pathways that matching symbols must follow across the reels to form winning combinations. You can view the paylines in the Info Pages are by actively pressing the +/- buttons on the Lines Box below the reels.
Line Wins can only be awarded on active paylines. These wins are multiplied by the Line Bet and paid according to the Paytable. Scatter Wins are an exception to both these rules. Scatter Wins will be discussed in more detail below.
The Wild Symbol – represented by the Esmeralda Symbol – can substitute for all other symbols to help form winning combinations. However, the Wild Symbol does not substitute for the Bonus Scatter Symbol.
Five Wild Symbols on an active payline will award the Progressive Jackpot.
Please Note: you must make the qualifying bet to be eligible for the Progressive Jackpot.
The Scatter Symbol also acts as the Bonus Symbol. The Scatter Symbol appears stacked across all reels. If you land between 5 - 7 Scatter Symbols anywhere on the reels you will win 2x your Total Bet. If you land 8 or more Scatter Symbols you will be awarded the Free Games Bonus as well as the Scatter Win as displayed in the Paytable.
Esmeralda online slot offers a Progressive Jackpot award. This Jackpot is built up by taking a small percentage of each wager made by all players and placing it into the Progressive Fund. The Casino will provide a base amount (called a seed) to ensure that the Progressive Jackpot will still be a large if won twice in quick succession.
If the Jackpot is won, by you or someone else, all players playing the game will be notified.
Please Note: To qualify for the Progressive Jackpot award you must play the maximum number of lines and one of the four highest coin levels. Each coin level corresponds to a different Jackpot award. This information is displayed in the Jackpot Info page.
In Esmeralda online slot the Jackpot is funded and awarded as follows:
Seed (base amount provided by casino):
25,000 x Line Bet.
Contribution Rate (percentage of each wager taken to fund Jackpot):
Win Condition (what is needed to win the Jackpot):
5 Wild Symbols on an active payline.
Win requirement (how to be eligible for Progressive Jackpot award):
Play maximum number of lines at one of the four highest Line Bet amounts.
Please Note: In the event of disconnecting from the game in the middle of a spin, the casino software will remember the exact point in the game before the disconnection. Therefore on re-establishing a connection you will continue your spin and play for the same Jackpot award.
Please Note: if the Jackpot is removed, i.e. the game is discontinued, the casino will be obliged to inform all players.
If you land 8 or more Scatter Symbols anywhere on screen the Free Games Bonus will be awarded:
After any win (apart from the Jackpot) you can choose to enter the Double Feature. It works as follows:
Please Note: The Double Feature is not available during the Free Games Bonus, or when playing in Autoplay mode.
Return to Player:
The RTP (Return to Player) for Esmeralda slot game is 91.73% (+1.7% based on Progressive Jackpot contributions). When not playing for the Progressive Jackpot, the RTP is 91.83%. This is based on a long term average and not a guarantee for a single session.
The slot is played using the buttons described below:
Info – opens the Info Pages, which includes all payouts and reference information.
+/- Lines – increases/decreases the number of paylines for the next spin.
+/- Line Bet – increases/decreases the bet on each payline.
Bet Max – spins the reels with all 25 paylines activated.
Auto Play – opens a menu offering a choice of 10-99 spins to be played automatically.
Spin – spins the reels with your current bet selections.
Turbo Mode – speeds up the game’s animations to enable faster results.
Double – launches the Double Feature after a winning spin.
General tools and displays are found on the Casino Toolbar, which runs along the upper and lower edges of the screen. These are described below:
Game Balance – displays the current balance in your William Hill Casino account.
Cashier – select to make deposits and withdrawals. You can also use the Cashier to view your transaction history.
Play for Real Money – press to play Esmeralda as a real money game online. This is only applicable if you are not already using your real money account to play.
Menu – click to access the following tools:
Close – press to exit from the current game tab and go back the main menu.
Quick Deposit – select your preferred deposit method and add funds to your account balance. A list of deposit options can appear in a pop up window (once per session only) if your balance drops below a certain level.
Gadget Bar – access a gadget (if they are enabled) from the right-hand side of the screen. They can include mini casino games, which can be played alongside Esmeralda slot. The Gadget Bar can also hold information on bonus offers and online casino promos from William Hill.
Note on Disconnections:
If you lose internet connection when playing a spin in the main game, that spin will still be completed. Use the History Tool if you wish to view the outcome. Regardless, any wins achieved will be paid into your balance. The same rule applies for Auto Play, with only the next scheduled spin completed.
If you lose internet connection during the Free Games Bonus, you will be automatically redirected back to Esmeralda slot when you log into the casino again. Special features will be restored, previous wins paid and you can continue playing from where you left off.
If you lose internet connection during the Double Feature, your winnings will be automatically banked if you are between rounds (the dealer’s card had not been revealed). If the dealer has revealed their card, you will be redirected back to continue playing the feature.
Note on Malfunctions:
A game malfunction will void all bets.