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Game Rules

Pharaoh's Secrets

5-Reel, 20-Line Slot

Pharaoh’s Secrets is an online slot with an Egyptian theme. The main goal of playing is to spin the reels and land matching symbols on the paylines. Players can boost their chances of winning by initiating the Xtrawin Feature. Fans of online blackjack and poker should also enjoy the Gamble Feature, where you can double your winnings in a card game.

Getting Started:

As the game loads, an explanation is provided on the Xtra Win Feature. Press Skip Intro to go to the reels.

Set the bet in the following ways:

  • Open the Click To Change menu to select the coin value.
  • Press Bet Per Line to increase the Line Bet by one coin. You can bet up to 10 coins on each payline.
  • Select paylines by actively clicking the Lines button, or by clicking on the numbers on the sides of the reels. Regardless of what number you select, all paylines below it (numerically) will also be selected. For example, choosing 18 will also activate paylines 1-17.

Note: Total Bet = Line Bet X Number of Active Paylines.

If you wish, you can activate Xtra Win before playing a spin. This will increase the Total Bet by 50%, while keeping the Line Bet at the same value.  The advantages of playing with Xtra Win are outlined in a later section.

How to Play:

  • Spin the reels by clicking Spin or Bet Max.
    • Spin will play the slot with your selected bets and paylines.
    • Bet Max will play the slot with 10 coins staked on the Line Bet and all 20 paylines activated.
  • Use Auto Start if you wish to set up to 99 spins to be played automatically. The Auto Spins can be selected by using the +/- buttons. Press Auto Start to begin and Stop to exit.

Please note:

  • If a winning spin occurs, the winning symbols will be highlighted on screen.
  • Payouts are listed on the Paytable, which can be accessed by clicking Info. Line Win payouts are multiplied by the Line Bet. Scatter Win payouts are multiplied by the Total Bet.

Info Pages:

Select Info to access the Pharaoh’s Secret Slot reference pages, which provide information on payouts and special features.  Use the arrows on the bottom right to move through the pages. Select Back to exit from the Info Pages. Descriptions of the Info Pages are provided below:

Paytable – lists all possible payouts for the main game. The screen features a Show Paylines button, which can be used to load a graphic showing the positions of all 20 paylines on the reels.

Xtra Win – provides information on the Xtra Win Feature.

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

Gamble – provides information on the Gamble Feature.


Up to 20 paylines can be activated (bet on) for each spin. These are the directions that matching symbols must follow from left to right across the reels. Only active paylines can record Line Wins.

Note: There is a difference between the Line Bet and the Total Bet. The Line Bet is the amount wagered on each payline. The Total Bet is equal to the sum of all Line Bets, i.e. Line Bet X Number of Paylines.

About Payouts:

Payouts for every winning combination are listed on the Paytable Info Page. When calculating payouts:

  • Multiply the figures for Line Wins X Line Bet.
  • Multiply the figures for Scatter Wins X Total Bet.

Line Wins consist of at least two or three standard symbols forming a chain on a payline, with the first symbol landing on Reel 1. Only the highest value Line Win will be paid on each payline. Wins on different paylines are added up.

Scatter Wins consist of three or more Scatter Symbols falling anywhere on the reels.

Wild Symbols:

The Golden Pharaoh Symbols are Wild Symbols. This means that they will substitute for all other symbols but Scatter to make the best possible combination on a payline. Wild Symbols appear on Reels 2, 3 and 4 only. They do not have a separate payout value.

Xtra Win:

If you have chosen to play with Xtra Win, any Wild Symbols that fall on the reels will become Expanding Wild Symbols. This means that they will expand to cover the entire reel, with winning combinations then calculated with three or more wild positions.

As mentioned, Xtra Win will increase the Total Bet amount by 50%. Any Scatter Wins achieved with Xtra Win will be multiplied by the new Total Bet. However, the Line Bet will remain the same with Xtra Win, meaning Line Win payouts will remain the same.

Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus:

The Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus is awarded when three or more Scatter Symbols appear in any position on the reels after a spin. Press Click To Start to begin.

The first stage of the bonus will take place on a new screen. You will be prompted to choose one of three Symbols. The Symbol you choose will scatter across the reels to determine the number of Free Games in the next stage of the Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus.

The more your chosen symbol appears, the bigger amount of Free Games you will be awarded:

Number of Symbols

Number of Free Games Awarded























Free Games will begin playing through automatically once all symbols have been revealed. All wins are accumulated and displayed on the top of the screen.  

During Free Games, Wild Symbols will act as Expanding Wilds regardless if the bonus was triggered using Xtra Win. In addition, Line Wins involving Wild Symbols will award double the payout.

Please note:

  • Free Games can be retriggered an unlimited amount of times in the same manner as the main game. The same symbol choice will be used to determine the extra number of Free Games.
  • Free Games are played with the same bet selections as the spin that awarded the Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus.

A summary screen will detail the total win from Free Games after the last spin has been completed. Press Continue to go to the reels.

Gamble Feature:

The Gamble Feature become available after a winning spin has been played in the main game. Click the Gamble button to launch the feature.

The goal of playing the Gamble Feature is to pick one of four cards to reveal a higher value than the dealer’s card. The screen will show five cards in total, with the leftmost card representing the dealer’s card.

Before the dealer’s card is revealed, you must choose one of the following options:

  • Double = Bet all your winnings.
  • Double Half = Bet half your winnings and bank the remainder.
  • Collect = Bank your winnings and exit the feature.

Choosing Double or Double Half will reveal the dealer’s card and commit your stake.

Make your choice by clicking on one of the four remaining cards.

  • A higher card will double your stake. You can then Collect or try to double up again.
  • A lower card will forfeit your stake and end the feature.
  • A card of the same value results in a tie. Your stake is returned and you can Collect or try again.

If you choose correctly, you can continue to use the Gamble Feature until the maximum double limit has been reached. The current limits will be displayed on the Gamble Info Page.

Please note:

  • The Gamble Feature is not available during Free Games or when using Auto Start.

Return to Player:

The theoretical Return to Player (RTP) is 94.00% when playing in normal mode and 95.00% when playing with Xtra Win.


The functions of the game’s buttons are described below:

Click To Change – opens a mini-menu offering a range of coin values for the Line Bet.

+/- Auto Start – sets a specific number of spins to be played consecutively.

Lines – activates paylines. Repeatedly pressing this button will display the positions of all paylines on the reels.

Bet Per Line – sets the Line Bet. Each click will add another coin (max 10) to the Line Bet.

Bet Max – spins the reels with the maximum bet selections for your chosen coin value (20 paylines/10 coins).

Spin – spins the reels with your chosen bet selections/launches the Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus.

Casino Toolbar:

General tools and displays are found on the upper and lower parts of the main screen. Descriptions of these items are found below:

Game Balance – displays the current balance for your William Hill Casino account.

Cashier – select to add funds or withdraw from your account. The Cashier can also be used to access other options, such as transaction history.

Play for Real Money – click to play Pharaoh’s Secrets slot for real money online. This only applies if you are playing online casino games in fun mode.

Menu (tools button) – select to open a mini-menu featuring these options:

  • Options = adjust general settings, including graphics and speeds.
  • History = access results of previous spins.
  • Online Support = contact customer service/access support information.
  • Help = launch this game help guide.

Close – press to end the current game session and return to the casino lobby page.

Quick Deposit – add funds quickly to your account without interrupting the game.  A range of your preferred deposit options will be available. These options can also appear in a pop up window if your balance runs low.

Gadget Bar – select gadgets, including mini casino games, from the menu on the right of the screen. You may also find information on casino bonuses and promotions on the Gadget Bar.

Note: at least one gadget must be enabled for the bar to be active. Only one gadget can be opened at a time.

Note on Disconnections:  

If the internet connection is lost when playing a spin in the main game, that spin will be automatically completed. You can view the result by accessing History when you reconnect to the internet. Only the current spin is completed when using Auto Start. All winnings will appear in your balance.

If the internet connection is lost when playing Pharaoh’s Secrets Bonus/Free Games, you will be automatically redirected back to complete the feature when you log into the casino again. Previous wins will be paid and special features restored.

If the internet connection is lost during the Gamble Feature, your winnings will be automatically banked if you are between rounds, i.e. the dealer’s card has not been revealed. If a round is in progress, you will be taken back to complete the feature the next time you load the game.

Note on Malfunctions:

Game malfunctions will result in the voiding of all bets.