Monopoly Grand Hotel is powered by Shuffle Master and WMS – it comes with 5 reels and 50 paylines. Playable on all devices from 25p to £200 per spin, the iconic board game takes on a new lease of life. It comes with a Go feature where you can win cash prizes, entry to the free spins or jackpots up to 1,000 times your stake. The Free Games feature can give you up to 240 free spins with a Free Parking Bonus each time that symbol appears.
With golden Mr Monopoly coins and bank notes in the backdrop, Monopoly Grand Hotel depicts the board game nicely. Symbols include A, K, Q and J royals as well as dice, yachts, aeroplanes, cars, dogs and free parking tiles. The latter 2 are the most rewarding with 5 across a payline giving you 5 times your total stake.
Mr Monopoly is the wild symbol and replaces all symbols bar the house, hotel and Go – it appears on reels 2 through 5. You will also notice House and Hotel symbols on all reels – more on this below. The other symbol to look out for is the Go symbol which appears on the 3 middle reels only
When you land 3 Go symbols on the 3 middle reels, you will trigger the Go feature. You will then get 1 reel spin on the Go reel – you can win the following:
- Access to the Free Games feature with 6 free spins and a Free Parking Bonus up to 20 times your stake
- A cash prize ranging between 2 and 20 times your stake
- Mini Jackpot – worth 10 times your stake
- Minor Jackpot – worth 25 times your stake
- Major Jackpot – worth 100 times your stake
- Grand Jackpot – worth 1,000 times your stake
The other way to get into the Free Games feature is by landing 6 or more House and/or Hotel symbols – each Hotel will display a cash prize of up to 25 times your stake and each House symbol will give you a prize up to 1 time your stake.
The number of free spins you will receive will be equal to the number of House/Hotel symbols which triggered the feature – this can range between 6 and 15 free spins. Once in, 6 or more House and/or Hotel symbols will retrigger the feature – you can retrigger the feature up to 15 more times meaning there’s potential for 240 free spins altogether.
Now, the total value of the House and Hotel symbols that triggered the feature will become the Free Parking Bonus. When a Free Parking symbol appears during the feature, the total that triggered the feature will be added to your winnings.
For example – if you won 20 times your stake when triggering the feature, each Free Parking symbol would add 20 times your stake to your winnings. You can get more than 1 Free Parking symbol on each free spin too! Finally, you can trigger the Go feature within the free spins to win even more prizes.
I really like Monopoly Grand Hotel – it encapsulates the iconic board game perfectly and it my favourite Monopoly themed slot from Scientific Games (who own WMS, Barcrest and Bally). Variance wise, it’s in the middle. I managed to trigger the Free Games feature with a 75 times stake Free Parking Bonus which resulted in an overall wins of nearly 3,000 times my stake.
In theory, you could get a Free Parking Bonus of 375 times your stake which could be very lucrative if you’re lucky. The most you can win is £250,000 on each spin/free spin so there’s room for big wins. Saying that, the most you can win is 1,000 times your stake per spin/free spin from the Grand Jackpot. If you like slots based on board games, Bally’s Monopoly Millionaire and NetEnt’s Jumanji are recommended.