Slots can be considered both the simplest and most complicated of New Jersey online casino games.
Clicking a single button to spin the reels may make the gameplay for most slots relatively easy to follow. But with intricate themes, multiple paylines, and a variety of bonus games available, it can be downright hard figuring out how exactly you want those reels to line up.
This Online Slots 101 series has been designed to do the grunt work for you. Here is where we will outline how to play and how to beat some of the most popular online slots in the NJ online casino market today.
It might not help you win a big jackpot, but it will most certainly help you figure out how to.
Wonderland slot on Virgin and Tropicana
Wonderland is a five-reel and 100-payline online slot based on the 1865 Lewis Carroll children’s classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” As such, the slot’s symbols are all based on the book’s iconic characters and imagery.
That means plenty of tea cups and hookahs, and of course, characters like the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, and Alice herself.
Having five reels means Wonderland features five columns filled with these and other symbols. The 100 paylines refer to the fact there are 100 different ways to look at how those symbols can line up for you to get paid on any single spin. Check out the game’s paytable to view the patterns of all 100 paylines.
Like most slots, wins on Wonderland start with lining up three or more of the same symbols on any one of the 100 lines. However, Wonderland also features a Wild symbol that acts as a substitute for most other symbols.
Characters pay more, bonuses best
The characters are the highest paying symbols in the game, with Alice at the top of the list. The lowest paying and most common symbols are the teapots and teacups.
There is also a Bonus symbol that will help players gain access to any one of four different bonus games where the possibility for even bigger wins occur, including a massive progressive jackpot.
At last check, the progressive jackpot on Wonderland at Virgin and Tropicana had reached more than $560,000.
Simply match three or more bonus symbols and you’ll get the chance to pick from a series of secret doors, each with one of four bonus games behind it.
The progressive jackpot can be won during any one of these four bonus games:
Croquet Bonus Game
In the Croquet Bonus Game, Alice and the Queen of Hearts compete in a game of croquet. You choose who you want to play as and pick the hoops to compete on. You win various rewards for beating your opponent on each hoop. There’s also a special bonus round at the end where you free a group of hedgehogs trapped by the queen. Find five hedgehogs with gold stars on their belly here and you’ll win the progressive jackpot.
Mad Tea Party Bonus Game
The Mad Tea Party Bonus Game allows you to click on teapots revealing various rewards. Finding a Dormouse will take you to a bonus round that allows you to click on cupcakes revealing various rewards.
Finding a Progressive Coin here triggers a progressive jackpot win.
Painting the Roses Bonus Game
The Painting the Roses Bonus Game asks you to paint the white roses red before the Queen sees. Click on each paint and reveal various rewards. Paint all of the roses red before the Queen appears and you’ll win the progressive jackpot.
The Queen’s Court Bonus Game
The Queen’s Court Bonus Game asks you to pick one of the two cards on the screen. The higher the card, the bigger the prize. Finding a Queen will end the bonus round. But finding a Joker first will trigger the progressive jackpot.
It is possible to win the progressive jackpot playing any bet size. However, increasing your bet size will increase your chances.
Starting the game
To start the game, you must first choose a coin size. Several are available on the screen and you can see more by clicking the “MORE BETS” button.
Each spin automatically activates all 100 paylines. That means your total bet will always be the coin size chosen times 100.
To spin the reels, you simply click the “PLAY” button. After your first spin, you can also click the “REPEAT BET” button to spin, or choose one of the other “BET” buttons to spin with a different coin size.