IGT’s Red Hot Tamales Slot Review

The Red Hot Tamales slot is a classic 3 reel, 27 payline game from IGT which is the most popular stepper title ever in land-based casinos. Now available online, you can spin away from 27p to £540 per spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. It comes with a Blackout Wins feature where you can win up to 185.18 x stake if you fill the reels with the red lucky 7 symbol. The biggest wins come from the wild symbol though.

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Red Hot Tamales Theme/Symbols

Red Hot Tamales is a classic fruit machine basically – theme wise, it has a fiery feel to it so has a Mexican flavour. With the flaming logo appearing above the reel set, symbols include bars, double bars, treble bars as well as green, yellow and red lucky 7s.

The latter is the most rewarding giving you 3.70 times your stake for 3 in combination. There is also a wild symbol that substitutes for all other symbols – 3 on a payline pays 7.4 times your stake.

Blackout Wins feature

There’s only 1 bonus feature in Red Hot Tamales – it’s called the Blackout Wins feature. You will trigger it when you fill the reels with the yellow lucky 7 or red lucky 7 symbol. Here’s what each of them pays:

  • Yellow lucky 7 symbols in all positions: 1,000 coins = 37.03 x stake
  • Red lucky 7 symbols in all positions: 5,000 coins = 185.18 x stake

Red Hot Tamales thoughts

The Red Hot Tamales online slot is just as basic as its land-based counterpart. Low variance, you can win up to 185.18 times your stake if you fill the reels with the red lucky 7 symbol. However, a screen full of wilds result in a 285.185 times stake payout.

The game may be IGT’s most popular stepper slot ever but it’s not at all appealing due to the low win potential and lack of bonus extras – IGT could have released an enhanced version with free spins or other features to bring into the modern era.

The only players who will play it will be the ones who have played it in land-based casinos (such as in Las Vegas). If you want 3 reel slots with a modern twist, thankfully there are plenty to choose from – ELK Studios’ Route 777 slot would be a smart choice.

Red Hot Tamales Slot Information

  • Game:
    Red Hot Tamales
  • Software:
    IGT
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    3
  • Paylines:
    27
  • Total Coins:
    27
  • Coins Range:
    0.27 to 540.00
  • Jackpot:
    5,000
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (1)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    NA/NA
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.