Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold
- The original Rainbow Riches slot now online
- Stakes from 0.10 up to 500.00 per spin
- All of the classic bonuses available in online play
The original and still incredibly popular, Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold enjoys frequent play in Coral and Ladbrokes bookies. The consistent play of Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold allows for constant high pots, which in turn encourages further play, so you may often find the silver and bronze pots on high amounts. Unlike the old days when this slot machine was first released, Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold now uses a gold pot on a permanently fixed amount of £500 in the bookies, although the RTP has decreased to 91% when played on the maximum stake of £2 per spin.
I assume all slot players know this great game, it has inspired and continues to inspire countless imitations, but the fact that this is still available on the FOBT’s is testament to its success. The game play is simple and basic, with a choice of three stakes, plus the option of Mega Spins for a higher odds game. 50p play has an RTP of 88%, £1 has an RTP of 90% and £2, as mentioned previously runs at 91%. These are long term odds, and short term these percentages will be wildly different.
Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold Game
As you will often have a choice of four slots to play, one on each betting terminal, play the one with the highest value pots. The odds will be the same, but the prizes will be more, so shop around a little bit. Once you have found your ideal game and ideal stake, press start to spin the five reels which are played on 20 winlines. Large wins can be made from clusters of Rainbow Riches symbols, however you will mostly win decent values from the features rather than the reel wins.
Landing three or more wishing wells awards the very basic pick a prize feature. Choose one of the wishing wells to be awarded a random prize. The more wishing wells in view, the higher the wins, and apparently five can award the jackpot, but I’ve never seen it. Interestingly, if you land five on other Rainbow Riches slots, like Pick and Mix for example, you will be awarded £500 instantly.
The Leprechaun’s bonus is probably the most popular, and although rare, it can climb all the way to the £500 jackpot with just three in view. Spin the wheel to climb the trail, reaching ever higher values. The more Leprechaun’s in view, the higher the values along the Road to Riches. The value of the prize is decided at the beginning of the feature, what follows is a predetermined game, but it’s fun to play nonetheless.
The biggest feature of them all is the slots namesake; Pots of Gold. Land three anywhere on the middle three reels to be taken to the rotating pots feature. Here you are guaranteed one of the three pot values. The pots will rotate, resting finally on either the bronze, silver or gold pot. This award will then be paid to your credits. Winning either the bronze or silver pot will reset the pot to its default value, the gold pot is fixed at £500.
Aside from the reel and feature wins, all wins may be gambled in the pie gamble at the end of any winning spin or feature. The bonus gamble is optional, and you may choose the settings from the start screen prior to any spin. The gamble uses true odds, which you may change to put more or less in your favour, with the potential winning value changing accordingly. Wins may be gambled up to the maximum of £500, you may also collect or part collect at any time.
Rainbow Riches Lucky Clover Bonus
The Lucky Clover bonus is an additional feature available on the £20 Mega Spins only. You can play this part of the game in Coral and Ladbrokes by clicking the Mega Spins option and adding the correct value from £10 to £20.
The Lucky Clover feature awards a very generous bonus wheel for all reel wins of £5 and above. The bonus wheel consists of multipliers from x1 up to x4, three Leprechaun’s Road to Riches bonuses, one super Road to Riches bonus, and one Pots of Gold progressive pot feature game. The wheel will spin and land on any of these values, the worst of which is x1 as that is simply your money back. If the Lucky Clover wheel lands on a cash multiplier, the prize is multiplied accordingly and the feature then ends. If the Lucky Clover bonus wheel lands on a feature, you may either exchange to take the feature, or collect the original prize. In most cases you will want to exchange, but you may be offered a feature after originally winning a large cash win, in which case you’ll probably want to collect the money.
The Lucky Clover bonus is awarded directly after any winning spin of £5 and above, not at the end of the Mega Spins game, so you may be awarded multiple Lucky Clover bonus games during a single Mega Spins game.
The Mega Spins pay at a higher percentage, but you are paying £20 for 5 spins, so a few bad games may see you losing around £50 per minute!
Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold has been developed by Barcrest and can be played in Coral and Ladbrokes betting shops, amusement arcades, bingo halls and online. For online play, click here.