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Game Rules

Ghosts of Christmas

5 Reel, 20 Lines Slot

The main aim of playing Ghosts of Christmas online slot is to spin the reels and match symbols on the paylines. The slot also features a Free Games Bonus and Ghosts of Christmas Bonus. This popular game is sure to thrill fans of classic casino games like online blackjack and roulette.

How to Play:

  • Select the bet per payline by using the +/- buttons underneath the Line Bet Field.
  • Choose the number of paylines you wish to bet on by using the +/- buttons underneath the Lines Field. You can also select paylines by clicking on the numbers 1-20 on the sides of the reels. Please be aware that clicking on a number will also activate paylines numerically below it.

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

  • Click Spin or Bet Max when you have selected your bets and paylines. Spin will play the slot with your specific bet and payline choices. Bet Max will spin the reels with all 20 paylines activated.
  • Open the Auto Play menu if you would like to set a specific number of spins to be played consecutively. You can choose from 10, 25, 50 or 99 Auto Spins. Press Stop Auto Play if you wish to play manually again.

Note: Winning combinations will be clearly highlighted after a successful spin. The total win will be displayed in the Win Field.

Note: A list of payouts can be accessed by clicking Info. The payouts for Line Wins are multiplied by the Line Bet. The payouts for Scatter Wins are multiplied by the Total Bet.

Info Pages:

Click Info to access the Info Pages, which include the Paytable and information on the game’s special features. You can move through the pages by using the arrows on the bottom right of the screen. Press Back to exit and go back to the main reels. Descriptions of the Info Pages are provided below:

Paytable – lists all the payouts for the main game, as well as providing basic information on the special features.

Marley’s Free Games – describes the rules and awarding of the Free Games Bonus.

Ghosts of Christmas Bonus – provides details on the rules and prizes of the Ghosts of Christmas Bonus.

Paylines – provides illustrations showing the positions of all 20 paylines on the reels.

Paylines:

You can play up to 20 paylines with each spin. These act as the directions that matching symbols must follow across the reels to pay out as Line Wins. Only active paylines (the ones that you have bet on) can record Line Wins.

Please note that there is a difference between the Line Bet and the Total Bet. The Line Bet is the amount staked on each of the active paylines. The Total Bet is the sum of all bets on active paylines, i.e. Line Bet x Number of Active Paylines.

About Payouts:

A list of payouts can be found on the Paytable. The listed payouts for Line Wins are calculated x the Line Bet. The Payouts for Scatter Wins are calculated x the Total Bet.

In the event of more than one possible winning combination on the same payline, you will be paid for the highest value combination only.

A Line Win is represented by a group of symbols forming a chain on an active payline, with that chain starting on Reel 1.

Wild Symbols:

The Scrooge Symbols are Wild Symbols. This means that they can stand in for all other standard symbols to make the highest paying combination on a payline.

A group of Wild Symbols forming a chain on a payline (left to right) can also make a standalone Line Win with a separate payout award.

Please Note:

  • Wild Symbols cannot substitute for Scatter or Bonus Symbols.

Scatter Symbols:

The Marley Symbols are Scatter Symbols. This means that they do not need to be on paylines to award payouts and bonus features. If two or more Scatter Symbols appear in any positions on the reels, you will be awarded a Scatter Win. The payout for this is multiplied by the Total Bet.

Three or more Scatter Symbols will award a payout and Marley’s Free Games.

Bonus Symbols:

The Clock Symbols are Bonus Symbols. They do not have any payout value. Instead, you will be awarded the Ghosts of Christmas Bonus if three or more fall on a payline (in the same fashion as a Line Win).

Ghosts of Christmas Bonus:

Press Click To Start (replaces Spin) when awarded the Ghosts of Christmas Bonus. A new screen will launch, awarding one of three random bonus features:

  • Christmas Past.
  • Christmas Present.
  • Christmas Future.

Each of the three bonus features differs in terms of theme and style, however the same rules and prizes apply.

The objective of the Ghosts of Christmas Bonus is to pick items (books, headstones or presents) to reveal cash prizes. These are tallied up and awarded as a total at the end of the bonus.

Regardless of the bonus, you will be given the same number of picks as Scatter Symbols that awarded the bonus:

No. of Scatter Symbols

No. of Bonus Picks

3

3

4

4

5

5

When you have made your picks, a summary screen will detail the total win from the Ghosts of Christmas Bonus.

Press Continue to return to the reels.

Marley’s Free Games:

Three or more Scatter Symbols will award Marley’s Free Games. Press Click To Start when prompted. Doing this will cause the reels to change colour, with all symbols falling away except the Scatter Symbols.

You will be prompted to click one of the Scatter Symbols to reveal the number of Free Games you have to play. You can reveal up to a maximum of 15 Free Games.

Press Continue to start playing Free Games. These will start playing through automatically. Wins are accumulated and shown on the top right hand corner of the screen.

All wins (with the exception of Ghosts of Christmas Bonus) gained during Free Games will be tripled.

Please note:

  • Free Games are played with the same bet specifications and paylines as the spin that awarded the feature.
  • 10 extra Free Games will be added if three or more Scatter Symbols appear on the reels during Free Games.

When all the Free Games have been completed, your total win will be shown on a results screen. Press Continue to return to the main game.

Return to Player:

The theoretical (RTP) Return to Player for Ghosts of Christmas slot is 92.33%.

Buttons:

Descriptions of the buttons used to play the slot are provided below:

Info – opens the slot’s reference pages, which includes all payout information.

+/- Lines – increases/decreases the number of active paylines for the next spin.

+/- Line Bet – increases/decreases the bet on each payline for the next spin.

Bet Max – spins the reels with the maximum of 20 paylines activated.

Auto Play – opens the Auto Play menu, allowing you to choose a set number of spins to be played through automatically.

Spin – spins the reels with the current bet and payline selections.

Casino Toolbar:

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

Game Balance – gives a current reading of your William Hill Casino account balance.

Cashier – select to launch the main banking tool at the casino. You can use the Cashier to make deposits and withdrawals, or to access banking history options.

Play for Real Money – press to play Ghosts of Christmas online slot for real money online. This information is only applicable if you are playing offline/in Fun Mode.

Menu – select the tools icon to launch a mini menu with these options:

  • History = see the results of previous spins.
  • Options = change the game’s general settings, including audio and graphics options.
  • Help = open this help guide.
  • Online Support = contact online customer service.

Close – click to end the current game session and go back to the casino main menu.

Quick Deposit – add funds to your casino account without opening the Cashier. A list of your preferred deposit methods can appear in a pop up window (one time only each session) to prompt you to make a deposit if your balance runs low.

Gadget Bar – choose a gadget (a minimum of one gadget must be enabled) from the menu on the right of the screen. Gadgets can include mini online casino games, which can be played at the same time as the main game. The Gadget Bar can also hold information on the latest casino bonus offers and online promotions happening at William Hill.

Note on Disconnections:

If there is a break in internet connection when playing a spin in the main game, the spin will be automatically completed. You can view the outcome when you log into the casino again, load the game and open the History Tool. The same rule will apply to Auto Play, with only the net scheduled spin being completed. In both cases, winnings will be paid directly into your account balance.

If there is a break in internet connection when playing either of the bonus features, you will be automatically redirected back to the game when you log into the casino again. Special features and previous wins will be restored, you will then be able to complete the bonus feature from where you left off.

Note on Malfunctions:

A game malfunction will void all bets.