How to Play
Slots games are easy to play. But as regular slot players will testify, you’ll need to know what you’re doing if you want to win big — whether you’re playing in a Vegas casino or on your phone.
Each slot game varies from the next, but all it usually takes is a couple of clicks to get started, then a single click to get the reels in motion — and the ever-popular Bonanza is no different.
To play Bonanza on desktop and mobile devices you’ll need to create an account with BetVictor. If you don’t already have an account, then you can do so in three easy steps.
Once you’re ready to play Bonanza and try your luck, simply place your bet — between 20p and £500 — and set the reels and mining cart in motion to see what you’re able to win.
How Bonanza Works
Bonanza works just like any regular online slot game, but with the addition of four extra symbols which appear above the standard reels via the animated mining cart.
The four extra symbols align with reels two, three, four and five, and provide more potential for winning. The game has many different symbols (outlined below), popular wild and scatter features, plus Bonanza Giveaways, which award players gold for matching adjacent symbols.
Types and Styles of Slots
Online slots can be programmed in numerous ways, which means there are many types and styles of slots. Bonanza, which is a 6-reel, 5-row classic slot game, is a cult classic.
Some slot types include:
- Classic slots
- Progressive slots
- Multi-payline slots
Slot games have all types of different features and add-ons, which means it can be difficult to understand what each symbol means and how they affect your chances of winning.
Here’s a breakdown of the symbols you’ll see when playing Bonanza ranked in order from most valuable to least valuable, starting with the coveted Diamond symbol.
The Diamond is the highest value symbol in Bonanza, with a payout of x50 the bet amount for six symbols, a payout of x25 for five symbols, a payout of x10 for four symbols, a payout of x5 for three symbols and a payout of x2 for two Diamond symbols.
- Six symbols — x50
- Five symbols — x25
- Four symbols — x10
- Three symbols — x5
- Two symbols — x2
The Red Gem is the second highest value symbol in Bonanza, with a payout of x7.5 the bet amount for six symbols, a payout of x2.5 for five symbols, a payout of x2 for four symbols and a payout of x1 for three Red Gem symbols.
- Six symbols — x7.5
- Five symbols — x2.5
- Four symbols — x2
- Three symbols — x1
The Blue Gem is the third highest value symbol in Bonanza, with a payout of x2 the bet amount for six symbols, a payout of x1.5 for five symbols, a payout of x1 for four symbols and a payout of x0.25 for three Blue Gem symbols.
- Six symbols — x2
- Five symbols — x1.5
- Four symbols — x1
- Three symbols — x0.25
The Green Gem is the fourth highest value symbol in Bonanza, with a payout of x2 the bet amount for six symbols, a payout of x0.75 for five symbols, a payout of x0.5 for four symbols and a payout of x0.25 for three Green Gem symbols.
- Six symbols — x2
- Five symbols — x0.75
- Four symbols — x0.5
- Three symbols — x0.25
Low Value Symbols
Like all slot games, Bonanza also features symbols with lower values:
9, 10, J, Q, K and A
Other Symbol Highlights
The Bonanza wild symbol, which replaces all other symbols apart from the scatter, is represented by a stick of explosive dynamite. Wilds appear in the positions just above reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, and are carried into play by the mining cart.
The scatter symbols are the letters G, O, L and D. If a player lands all four of them they are awarded 12 free spins, with any further scatters then adding five free spins to the total.
Many slot games are full of additional features and Bonanza is no different.
Bonanza uses the Megaways game engine, which hands players Giveaways when the same symbol appears on adjacent reels — starting from reel one.
The Megaways engine shows anything from 2 to 7 symbols on each reel, which adjusts the chance of winning for every spin. If there are seven symbols on every reel the player benefits from the maximum number of Megaways — a total of 11,649.
After a winning spin, the symbols are blasted away and replaced by symbols which crash down from above, which continues to happen until there are no winning combinations left in play. This reactions feature speeds up the game and can lead to multiple wins on the bounce.
Bonanza is favourite with slot players in the UK and across the world, although the amount of different slot game themes and styles available online is now huge.
Exciting and innovative slot games now take inspiration from all sorts of backgrounds:
- TV shows and film
- Cartoons and computer games
- Historical themes
Many new and exciting online slots are added each week to the BetVictor Casino, meaning there are hundreds of opportunities for players to start spinning and win big.
There are favourites like Bonanza and Megah Moolah, as well as slots inspired by movies or famous names, such as beloved BetVictor ambassador, Harry Redknapp.