Monopoly Once Around Deluxe Slot Review
Monopoly Once Around Deluxe is a Williams Interactive/WMS Gaming slot game with 5 reels and 15 paylines. This game is a land-based favourite and perhaps the top performing land-based Monopoly slot of all time! The online version has been given a fresh coat of paint as you get to become your own real estate mogul. It can be played from 15p to £75 a spin and is available to play on laptop, PC, mobile and tablet devices.
The game benefits from wilds, scatters and an exciting bonus feature which makes use of the iconic Monopoly board. The wild symbol (Mr Monopoly himself) does substitute for all symbols except for the Bonus, Community Chest and Chance ones. The Bonus symbol (Mr Monopoly with 2 die) is the important one though.
If you get 3 or more on an active payline, you will trigger the Once Around Deluxe feature – you will begin by choosing the token of your choice (boot, dog, car, cat or hat). Your objective is to advance your token around the infamous Monopoly board by rolling the dice and moving the number of spaces shown on the dice.
Now, if a roll of the dice results in the token stopping on GO, you will get a GO award with the bonus feature ending. You can also trigger the Twice Around feature with the token stopping on Chance or Community Chest and receiving an Advance to Go card – more importantly, rewards are subject to a 2x multiplier.
If you stop on Go to Jail, Just Visiting/Jail, Income Tax or Luxury Tax, you will not be awarded any wins. If you stop on Chance or Community Chest, a card can award you with between 15 and 100 times your line bet, advance your token to GO, Boardwalk, Park Place, St. Charles, Illinois or Baltic or move the token back to Mediterranean. Each space represents a cash prize by the way.
What makes this feature interesting is the fact that side betting is available – you can place additional bets on property spaces by building houses of them (like in the real board game). You can play this by selecting the Buy Houses Now button. You can buy up to 5 houses on all properties excluding Chance, Community Chest, Reading Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, B.&O. Railroad, Short Line, Water Works, Electric Company, Luxury Tax, Income Tax, Just Visiting/Jail, Go To Jail, Free Parking, and GO.
When you buy 5 houses, it then becomes a hotel with the value of that property dramatically increasing. During the feature, if your token stops on a property with a house on it, you will choose 1 of 5 rent checks – house awards between 3 and 180 times your total side bet for that property.
Monopoly Once Around Deluxe is an entertaining slot game and I can see why it’s so popular in land-based casinos. The variance is in the middle which is great with most of your wins coming in the base game. However, the maximum you can win is a whopping 1,480 times your stake which can come in the bonus feature. I urge you to also try Super Monopoly Money which is just as good though (and powered by WMS).