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Online Casino Game Rules

Golden Tour

5-Reel, 5-Line SlotPaylines Pay Both Ways!

The objective of Golden Tour is to spin the reels and match combinations of symbols on active paylines to win cash amounts.

To Play the Game:

  • Begin by selecting your Line Bet. To do this you must use the +/- buttons on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
  • Next, choose the Number of Lines you wish to play, between a minimum of 1 line and a maximum of 5. To choose the Number of Lines press the Bet One button located at the bottom centre of the screen. Each time you press the Bet One button another payline will be added to the reels (up to a maximum of 5). You can also select the number of paylines by choosing one of the numbers on the side of the reels, each number corresponds to that specific payline and all paylines numerically below it. For example, if you selected Line 4, Lines 1 – 3 would also be activated for the next spin.
  • When you have selected your bets and lines, press the Spin button to spin the reels and start the Golden Tour slot game. You can also spin the reels by pressing the Bet Max button. This will spin the reels at the maximum Number of Lines for your Line Bet.
  • When the reels have come to rest any winning combinations will be highlighted and credited to your balance.  All winning combinations are displayed in the Paytable. This can be accessed by selecting the Paytable button from the bottom left of the screen.

Paylines:

Paylines are the directions that matching symbols must follow across the reels to register a win. You can view the paylines and their shapes by actively pressing the Bet One button. In this game paylines pay both from left to right and right to left.

Please Note: all wins involving standard symbols must occur on an active payline. The Scatter Bonus Symbols are exceptions to this rule. These will be discussed in greater detail below.

About the Winning Tables:

If you select the Paytable button from below the reels, it will open an information page showing the winning symbol combinations and their values. On a payline the amount of consecutive matching symbols you land are called ‘Hits’. So, to use the Paytable, you would reference the amount of Hits you got (i.e. consecutive symbols on a payline) and multiply the corresponding figure by the Line Bet. A winning combination must appear on a payline on consecutive reels, beginning with reel 1 or reel 5. If you land multiple wins on a single spin, you simply add them up as per the payouts on the Paytable.

Please Note: although paylines pay both ways, you will only be paid once for Five of a Kind, i.e. a winning combination that spans the entire reel set.

Please Note: There is a difference between the Line Bet and the Total Bet. The Line Bet is the amount wagered on each payline, whereas the Total Bet is the amount wagered per spin. For the purposes of payouts the wins (as displayed in the Paytable) are multiplied by the Line Bet.

Scatter Symbol and Bonus Game:

The Scatter Bonus Symbols – represented by the Gopher, Duck and Catfish Symbols – do not need to land on a payline to be considered active. When three matching Scatter Bonus Symbols appear anywhere on consecutive reels (starting with reel 1 or reel 5) the Bonus Feature is awarded. In the Bonus Feature:

  • You are taken to a new screen where you will be prompted to choose a Driver.
  • Next, you will be prompted to choose an Iron.
  • Then, you will be prompted to choose a putter.
  • The golfer will make their golf shot and your award shown on screen.
  • If you landed 4 consecutive matching Scatter Symbols your prize will be tripled.
  • If you landed 5 consecutive matching Scatter Symbols your prize will be x 10.

Wild Symbol:

The Wild Symbol – represented by Two Green Golf Balls – can substitute for the other Golf Ball Symbols (Blue and Red) to form winning combinations. The Wild Symbol does not substitute for any other symbol, including the Scatter Bonus Symbols.

The Wild Symbol can also form winning combinations as its own standalone symbol. The values for consecutive ‘Hits’ for Wild Symbols are displayed in the Paytable.

Dollar Ball:

Golden Tour online casino slot features a Progressive Jackpot side bet game called Dollar Ball. This is a lottery style game where you must choose five numbers from 49 balls. If you match five numbers to the drawn numbers you will win the Progressive Jackpot.

To play Dollar Ball:

Select the Enable button from the Dollar Ball Box on the top right-hand corner of the screen. A strip of 49 numbers will appear. Select your five numbers from the strip by clicking on them. Clicking on a number a second time will deselect that number. You can also choose Random Pick to have five numbers selected at random. When you have chosen your five numbers press the Activate button to close the Dollar Ball Menu. When you spin the reels of the main Golden Tour slot game the Dollar Ball Jackpot game will start at the same time. As the reels come to rest the Dollar Ball Jackpot balls will be drawn. Match five to win the Jackpot. You will win a cash amount for matching just one ball. The payouts for Dollar Ball are displayed in the Dollar Ball Paytable, which can be accessed from the main Paytable screen.

Jackpot:

As one of the possible awards available when playing Golden Tour online slot is a Progressive Jackpot, certain information should be made known to the player:

A Progressive Jackpot is an accumulative fund that is built up by taking a small percentage of each wager from all players. When the Jackpot is won it is reset, with the casino providing a base amount (called a seed).

Please Note:

  • In most cases you have to make a specific bet to be eligible for the Progressive Jackpot.
  • In the event of a disconnection in the middle of a spin, the casino software should bring you back to the same point in the game on reconnecting. Therefore, you will be able to continue your game at the same bet and jackpot level on re-establishing a connection.
  • The casino is obliged to inform players if the jackpot is removed, i.e. the game is being discontinued by the casino operator.

The Jackpot for Dollar Ball is awarded and funded as follows:

Seed Contribution (base amount provided by casino for jackpot) – 10,000 coins.

Contribution Rate (percentage of each wager used to fund jackpot) – 10%.

Win Condition (result needed to win the jackpot) – match all 5 numbers.

Win Requirement (how to be eligible for the jackpot) – enter the Dollar Ball Game.

Buttons:

Paytable

Click to see the paytable. Click it again to close it.

Bet One

Bet one coin to increase your bet by one coin (up to a total of five coins). This activates another payline every time. Following that, click Spin to spin the reels.

Bet Max

Automatically wagers the maximum amount of coins (five) and spins the reels.

Spin

Spins the reels.

Chat

Chat cannot be accessed in a single player game. However, it is possible to answer a casino administrator should they initiate a chat with you.

The lower edge of the game window displays the casino toolbar, with the following features:

Current balance

This is your account balance, the funds you can use to play casino games.

Cashier

This button opens the Cashier window when you select it. Here you can make deposits and withdrawals as well as see your transaction history, etc.

Play for Real Money

This button appears only in Fun or Offline Mode. Clicking it will take you to the Real Money account creation page. If you already have a Real Money account, it will take you to the Play for Real Money login screen.

Chat

Clicking this button will activate the black strip to the left of it, turning it into a text box. Enter a message and click Chat again. A separate chat window will open. Please note: You can only talk to other players in multiplayer games.

Menu

Three popular functions are united under the Menu. Clicking History (unavailable in Offline mode) will open the game history window, where you can see the details of recent game rounds.

Options allows you to change audio quality and various gameplay settings, and Help opens the help article that you are reading right now.

Autoplay allows you to automate gameplay.

Online Support lets you contact a customer support specialist, if one is online.

Close/Lobby

Clicking this button closes the game window and takes you back to the Lobby. If you have Multiwindow support enabled (games are opened in new windows), the button will say Close. If Multiwindow support is disabled (games are opened in the same window as the Lobby), the button will say Lobby. You can enable or disable this feature in the Options window.

Shortcut keys

If you wish, you can press the following keys on your keyboard instead of clicking on the buttons on the screen.

Press this key

To do this

TAB

Highlight the next button on the screen.

ENTER

Select the button that is currently highlighted (equal to clicking on it)

SPACEBAR

Spin the reels with the currently set bet.

ESC

Exit the game.

Note on disconnections: If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of a game while playing for Real Money, please re-establish your Internet connection and log back into the casino. You can then click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round.

Note on large wins: Amounts of $10,000 or more are large wins, which will need to be checked by a live operator

Note on malfunctions: A malfunction voids all pays and plays.

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