Roll the dice and spin the roulette wheel while playing this casino themed slot machine by Euro Games Technology. Doubling wilds and free spins with tripling multipliers make this 5-reel, 20-payline game a very exciting proposition for those punters out there who want something flashy in style but not too complicated in gameplay. If you spin the reels right then Casino Mania could reward you with it's 200,000 credit jackpot.
It might be a bit “meta”, but this gambling game is based on the theme of gambling. So, you can effectively gamble while you gamble – if you follow our drift. That is because the Casino Mania slot machine is filled with all of the classic icons of the casino world. There are casino chips, rolling dice, a spinning roulette wheel and a pair of gambling revellers – one smoking hot lady and fella smoking a cigar which is being lit with some of his money. Well he's obviously not going to win any bets if he keeps on doing that, is he?
The overall aesthetic of the game screen is more Las Vegas gaudy than Monte Carlo sophisticated. Everything is a bit in your face with bright colours and flashing neon lights and as such, this game may not be to every spinner's taste. What's more, the graphics don't particularly offer anything special and the music is quite generic – so your senses aren't really going to be blown away.
One interesting aspect of Casino Mania by EGT is that it is optimised to be played on portable playing platforms, such as mobile phones and tablets. So, you will really have to get hands on if you want to reap the rewards of this slot machine. Spins can be initiated by tapping the rotating arrows and bets can be tinkered with by tapping the settings menu, indicated by a cog icon.
Once the setting menu is open, you can check the game's payout tables by clicking the information tab (i) in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. Players will also find an orange autoplay button in the game menu, so you can sit back, put your thumbs up and watch the reels go round as the wins come in.
Wins will come in at a decent rate thanks to the 20 paylines available on Casino Mania. That said, spinners are somewhat restricted in the range of wagering options that are available. For instance, you can only choose between playing with 1, 5, 10, 15 or 20 paylines and the amount of coins on offer to place next to each active line are as follows: 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20. Therefore you won't be able to make incredibly precise bets to match your gaming strategy, but you can find a decent scope of options from the minimum bet per spin – 1 credit – to the maximum stake of 400 credits per spin.
If you were to place that top wager, then you could be in store for some big wins if you line up five matching icons on an active payline. Starting at the bottom, the generic playing card symbols such as 9, 10, J and Q offer wins worth 2,000 credits while A and K make for wins of 2,500. Five roulette wheels with a maximum bet will pay 8,000 credits while the dice and chips both offer 5,000. Find a quintet of the male or female gamblers and you will cash in 15,000 credits.
The payouts don't stop there. Because there are two more symbols in Casino Mania which have the potential to land you some very lucrative jackpots. First up is the game's “wild” symbol. This icon will replace others to fill in paylines for a winning sequence. And when it does that, the wins will be doubled in value. Plus, five wilds on a line will turn a maximum line bet into 200,000 credits.
You can also get 200,000 credits if you find five “scatter” symbols. These won't be replaced by the wild icon simply because they don't need to appear on paylines to reward punters with a total bet multiplier. In fact, just finding two on the reels will double your total bet. However, you really want to be finding three or more because this will activate 15 free spins, during which all wins will be tripled in value.
Other bonus elements of Casino Mania include the usual Euro Games Technology features such as a double or nothing gamble game and a randomly triggered “Jackpot Cards” game.
Casino Mania isn't the most professionally designed slot in the world and the mobile gameplay isn't as straightforward as games from other software companies. However, the slot machine is certainly attention grabbing with its bright colours and potentially huge payouts thanks to doubling wild symbols and tripling free spins.