Based on everyone’s most-loved classic board game, Monopoly Grand Hotel is a medium variance slot with five reels, three rows and 50 Paylines.
This fresh take on the family favourite is a new offering from SG Digital partners Shuffle Master and presents players with a broad range of betting options. It joins other slots such as Super Monopoly Money, Monopoly Big Money Reel and Monopoly Big Event which have a similar theme based on the game.
All symbols and icons are inspired by the familiar board version, there are some great features in the Monopoly Grand Hotel, and this slot is fully playable on all devices from 25p to £200 per spin.
How to play
There may not be much that’s too visually revolutionary here, and there’s certainly no mistaking the Monopoly brand. There’s the world-famous logo in the top left-hand corner, plus Rich Uncle Pennybags banknotes and coins in the backdrop.
Symbols incorporate the normal A to J card values alongside dice, cruise ships, classic cars, planes, dogs and free parking icons. The latter two are worth most – land five to bag five times your initial stake, and you only require a couple of either to win a minimum payout.
Good old Uncle Pennybags (also known as the Mr Monopoly character) is the Wild, which substitutes all standard symbols apart from the Scatters – the hotel, house and GO symbols. The Wild displays on Reels 2 through 5 only.
Monopoly Grand Hotel special features
The GO feature
This shows up on Reels 2 to 4, and you need to land three of the GO symbols to launch the feature. Turn the wheel and win free spins, cash or one of Grand Hotel’s four progressive jackpots. These are the Mini, Minor, Major and Grand jackpots, from which you can win between 10 and a thousand times your stake.
More free spins
You can also win further free spins when you land a minimum of six hotel or house symbols. Gain between six and 15 spins, depending on how many hotels or houses you had to trigger the feature in the first place.
Each has a cash prize linked to it, worth up to 25 times stake per icon. In total, there’s potential for up to 240 free spins. Every hotel comes with a payout of 25x, while each house will yield up to 1x.
Free parking bonus symbol
When this pops up, the total you win when triggering the feature is added to your winnings. So if the joint value of the houses and hotels was 40 times your stake on activating the feature, that’s what you get every time you land the Free Parking bonus symbol.
Return to Player (RTP)
This is, we’ll admit, somewhat below the industry average (of 96%) at 95.42%.
Who doesn’t love a bit of Monopoly at Christmas or on rainy holiday afternoons when you’re forced to stay indoors? This slot nostalgically recreates all the fun of the game, plus there’s the potential to win big with four fixed jackpots and an elaborate bonus feature.
Purists may grumble that the slot could have stuck even more closely to the original board game. But if you love Monopoly, you’ll want to check out this new take on it.
Collect your $200 (or hopefully more!) and pass Go today!