Derby Wheel Slot Review

Expert Rating: 2.6 out of 5
Review by Chris Taylor
Last update 12th May 2022
Review by Chris Taylor
Last update 12th May 2022

Lights, camera, action! Horse racing meets a gameshow in the Derby Wheel slot from Play ‘n GO. With 3 reels and 5 paylines, it’s all about the 2 bonus features. In the Horse Racing feature, you pick horses to win cash prizes. Predict the first 3 horse to win 2,240 x your total bet. The Big Wheel feature sees more prizes up for grabs and the chance to play the all-important Horse Racing feature. With a 96.2% RTP rate, find out more in our Derby Wheel review.

Derby Wheel Max Win
2,240 x bet
Play 'n GO
Type of Slot
Video Slot
Horse Racing/Gameshow
Stakes Range
5p to £100
Bonus Features
Yes (2)
Free Spins/Multiplier
Max Win
2,240 x
Medium to High

Derby Wheel Slot RTP, Details & Wager Limits

Reels/Paylines: 3 reels + 5 paylines

Stakes Range: 5p to £100 per spin

RTP: 96.2%

Max Win: 2,240 x stake per spin

The Derby Wheel slot is comes with 3 reels, 3 rows and 5 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are simply formed when 3 matching symbols appear across any payline.

Bet levels vary from 5p to £100 a spin. With 5 stake options appearing below the reels, you can adjust your bet with the plus or minus buttons at the ends. Outside the UK, there’s a Turbo Mode for quicker spins. Click on the Lightning Bolt icon to activate it. There is also an Autoplay facility which comes with loss and single win limits. Again, this isn’t available to UK slot players.

The Derby Wheel RTP is 96.2% which is above the online slots average (i.e. 96%) but standard for a Play ‘n GO offering. The volatility is in the medium to high bracket (7/10).

In terms of payouts, the maximum win is 2,240 x your total bet. This can be won from the Horse Racing feature (more details below). The max payout will be won every 10 million spins on average.

Theme – take part in the game show of the year

Theme: Horse Racing/Gameshow

High Value Symbol: Lucky 7

Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop


With a horse racing/gameshow theme, the Derby Wheel slot is rather basic graphically. Set inside a gameshow TV set, you’ll see a 3D wheel where the reels are found.

It’s a bit like Who Wants to be a Millionaire meets a bookies. With a realistic feel, the aim is to back the right horse in order to win big.

On the reels, there are just 5 symbols. They include neon-style lemons, cherries, plums, BARs and lucky 7s. The lucky 7 symbol is the highest paying with 3 in combination paying 5 x your total bet.

Unlike other slot games, there is no wild symbol. However, there is a scatter with 3 of them triggering both bonus features (more details below).

Derby Wheel Mobile

With a 3×3 reel layout, Derby Wheel is perfect to play on smartphone/mobile devices. Created with HTML5 technology, its suitable for play on laptop, PC and tablet devices too. More complex slots are better on a larger screen but this game is just as good on a handheld device.

Derby Wheel Bonus Features

The Derby Wheel slot has 2 bonus features. To trigger all of them, you will need to land 3 scatters. They then fuse into a Fortune Wheel with 2 segments (Horse Racing and Big Wheel). The mark the wheel stops on determine which bonus feature will be awarded. Which one you get is completely random.

Horse Racing feature


The Horse Racing feature is played when the Fortune Wheel stops on the Horse Racing mark. It can also be triggered by landing the Horse Racing mark from the Big Wheel feature.

Once in, you can choose up to 3 horses. Each horse can award up to 2,239 x bet prizes. Prizes are multiplied if multiple horses are selected and finish in the exact order. Skipping the bet will award a 40 x stake prize. Here are the possible outcomes:

Bet Outcome Prize
Trifecta Pick 1st, 2nd + 3rd horse in exact order 2,239 x bet
Exacta Pick 1st + 2nd horse in exact order 1,800 x bet
Win Pick the winning horse 800 x bet
No Bet Skip the race 40 x bet

Big Wheel feature

The Big Wheel feature is activated by getting the Big Wheel mark within the Fortune Wheel. You then get 1 spin on the Big Wheel. There are total win multipliers as prizes. If you land the Horse Racing mark, you will play the Horse Racing feature.

Derby Wheel Review Summary – might appeal to horse racing fans

Theme & Symbols

Sounds & Music

Bonus Features

RTP (96.2%)

Max Win (2,240 x)


The Derby Wheel slot is as basic as video slots come. For starters, you can spin away from just 5p per spin which is a positive. The RTP is above the average.

Graphically very simple, there’s nothing much to the gameplay at all. With just 2 bonus features, the main attraction is the Horse Racing feature. Pick the first, second and third horse in the exact winning order to pocket the max win of 2,240 x your total stake.

That’s it really. Some slots offer low win potential but are graphically very good (yes, I’m thinking about NetEnt’s Starburst). Derby Wheel doesn’t even have this. It’s a very basic game which might appeal to horse racing enthusiasts.

In summary, Play ‘n GO has produced much better slots. Well, the majority of their catalogue is better. I recommend Wildhound Derby which has a dog racing theme, a high 96.93% RTP rate and 15,000 x bet max wins.

My recommendation would be Raging Rex 2. With a dinosaur theme, it comes with 3 free spins features with Rex wild reels, Hatchlings wilds with multipliers and 30,000 x bet max wins.

Derby Wheel FAQs

What is the Derby Wheel RTP?

The Derby Wheel RTP rate is 96.2%. Standard for a Play ‘n GO title, it’s slightly above the 96% online slots return rate average. The volatility is in the medium to high bracket (7/10).

What is the Derby Wheel max win?

The most you can win is 2,240 x your total bet. This can be achieved if you manage to predict the exact order of the first 3 horses in the Horse Racing feature.

Are there any Derby Wheel free spins?

No, there is a Horse Racing feature where you pick up to 3 horses. You’ll win stake multiplier prizes up to 2,222 x for picking the winning horse, the first and second horses or the first 3 horses.

Is there a Derby Wheel demo?

Yes, the Derby Wheel free play version is available here at This simple horse racing/gameshow themed slot can be played on mobile, tablet, laptop and PC devices.