Jackpot Jockey is an online slot all about the noble sport of Horse Racing. Featured on the reels are a series of thoroughbreds, various racing paraphernalia and a jockey who looks particularly pleased with himself. He should be pleased – as he is holding a gold trophy which reveals the progressive jackpot amount! This slot has a free spins game, a pick-me round – and plenty of ways to hit line wins with the help of wild symbols.
Jackpot Jockey, like most of the other slots at an online casino, is played out on five reels. This game has a maximum of 15 win lines, although players can opt to play fewer.
A look at the pay table tells you that a golden statue of a horse is the highest paying symbol of all, worth 1,500 coins for hitting the maximum five in a row. Next on the pay table is a jockey’s helmet in a fetching green color, which has a top prize of 800 coins, while a silver medal pays out a maximum of 500 coins. Each of these top three paying symbols pay out for hitting two or more in a row from left to right, while every other symbol needs at least three in a row to bag a win. Horseshoes and bales of hay are joined by the playing cards A, K, Q, J and 10 in completing the standard symbols.
The wild symbol shows a black stallion above a rosette showing the word ‘wild’. This wild will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the two scatter symbols mentioned below. As you’ll see, these wilds play an important role in the free spins game – you’ll have sticky wilds on every spin.
The first bonus feature is activated when you land the thoroughbred scatter symbol three times or more across any of the reels. This symbol shows three such thoroughbreds in a black, white and brown coloring, all looking ready to race. This bonus feature is a straightforward pick me round. Your first pick will reveal a prize amount while your second pick will reveal a multiplier. Multiply the two together and you have your prize.
There is a second scatter symbol in the form of the smiling jockey. Once again, this feature is activated by hitting three or more scatters. This time you’ll enter a free spins feature round. The number of spins earned will vary. You’ll gain additional spins if activating the feature with four or five scatters. During this feature round, any wilds which appear will remain on the reels for the duration, although unlike many sticky wilds, these can move around.
The final bonus feature might just be the most enticing of all as it offers the chance of winning a progressive jackpot. This big money prize is awarded randomly, even after a losing spin, so you’ll never know when it can appear. You’ll increase your odds of winning the higher the stakes you play at.
Jackpot Jockey is played out against the backdrop of a race track. To the left of the reels you’ll find the smiling jockey next to the winning horse, the jockey holds the big gold trophy in his hands. I’m guessing the horse is called ‘Lightning’, as he has a bolt of lightning in the middle of his forehead. You can see the turf of the racetrack below the reels.
The symbols are straightforward and easy on the eye, although you wouldn’t say this is the most dynamic looking slot online. The control panel is a little eye catching however, as each of the buttons is made from a wooden pattern.
The handiest option on Jackpot Jockey is the auto-play where you can simply opt for 10, 25, 50 or 75 spins with just one click – sit back and watch the drama at the track unfold. Throughout play you’ll enjoy some very good ‘horse’ sound effects.
Jackpot Jockey is an enjoyable game. The base game is much like any other although the fact that you will enjoy many smaller wins when hitting two in a row does make it a low variance game. The two in-game features are both good ones, although neither of the features will win any awards for originality. Nevertheless, with two features and the opportunity to win a progressive jackpot too, there is plenty to keep the player interested. Whether the game will hold your attention in the long term is open to question – though it is certainly worth a spin.