Reel em In slots was introduced to gambling community by WMS Gaming in 1997. It would change the gaming industry and the slotsbusiness, in particular, forever. Prior to the arrival of this game, almost all slot machines were of the three reel mechanical or video slot varieties. Aristocrat Slots, of Australia, had pioneered the idea of a multiple paylines and bonus games for video slots. But, it wasWMS Gaming and the Reel ‘em In slot machine that brought this version of slot machine play to North America and Las Vegas.

Slot Game Play

When you play this machine the the minimum coin bet is 5 cents. Being a five real, nine line game, your max bet is $2.25. This represents the classic version of the game. The new Cast for Cash and Big Bass Bucks versions also come in fifteen and twenty line formats. All versions of the game, including the classic version, now allow wagers at all denominations starting with pennies.

Bonus Round

Depending upon which version of the game you are playing, when you line up three or more of the same fish on the payout lines or three or more lures anywhere on the screen the bonus round begins. When the bonus round begins, five fisherman in their boats appear on the screen. The player selects one fisherman who then casts his line into the water to catch the bonus fish. The large the fish caught, the larger the slot bonus payout. If a bottle is caught during the Reel em In bonus round, the bonus round continues.

Progressive Slots

Recently the Reel ‘em Slot has been re-introduced as a progressive slots game called Reel ‘em In! Catch the Big One. This game is a three reel game available in two themes; Triple Lunker and Get Hooked. Each reel in these games has wild symbol that multiplies the win line by a factor of three. If you get two 3X multipliers on a payline, the payout for that line is multiplied nine times. To launch the progressive bonus round, the player must have three scatter bonus symbols appear. Seven free spins are then awarded. An exciting twist is that during the free spin bonus round a player may win all seven progressive bonus awards in the same bonus round.

Reel ‘em In Slots – Conclusion

This game has been around for a long time and has now become a classic. I’ve played the Reel em in Slot game in Las Vegas at the Rio, Harrah’s and Caesars on the Strip and at the Golden Nugget downtown. I have also given it a try at Harrah’s and Harvey’s in Lake Tahoe and The Silver Legacy in Reno. Since the progressive version was only recently released, I have not had a chance to play it yet. But, I will be heading out to Vegas in a couple of months, so I plan to try it then. I highly recommend Reel ‘em in Slots. It is a fun game and remember, when you play Reel em slots; you are playing a part of slot history and a game that changed the gaming industry forever.


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