New Slot Announcement Bonanza by Big Time Gaming

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lockinlove

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Wow this slot is way worse than when I used to play it a couple years ago holy hell. I did a few sessions on it about 4000 spins total. My rtp at the end was 34.6%. I had 3 bonuses one paid 78x , 21x and a $5 bonus paid $21.37.

And back to not playing this for another two years. Id rather BTG just stay banned in Canada. What a shit provider. No idea how you jokers still play this thing since the hit frequency has clearly been changed and the volatility. You guys must be getting slaughtered and live in a country where money trees grow.
 

trancemonkey

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so, the question now seems to be: is it possible, to change the VARIANCE of a game, leaving its TRTP unchanged ?
from my personal experience, the answer is YES, but it would be appreciated if anybody more in the industry than me can shed some light on this.
@trancemonkey
Yes you can, but it would still need to be retested, and I'm not sure of the benefit of doing this on a successful game
 

dunover

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I have been off it all for a couple of weeks now as I have no more UKGC casinos left I can play at. Can't say i miss it that much. Ironically, the last year has been my best one ever on the old bastard, reduced my overall losses from a disgraceful 5-figure amount to a less painful 5-figure amount.

When I look back and get things into perspective, I am simply another punter who has chosen to play a high-variance game for a very long period and suffered the consequences accordingly. In that time I had one base game win of over 1000x, two features of over 3000x, one over 2000x and about a dozen at over 1000x. I never saw the 8-scatter trigger (nor the 9-scatter which there was one incidence of!) and had three 7-scatters. On one occasion I had two consecutive spins award the 'big win' of 25x plus. I had just the one 'whitewash' bonus of 12 dead spins. On six occasions I saw feature triggers on two consecutive spins and IIRC only one of those 12 features paid >100x.

What I am doing on occasion is playing the Golden Ticket demo version in Euros I have access to and buying features for 90x. I think when this is out there you guys in the UK should use a VPN and try the demo yourselves because it really changes your view of the game. You'd be surprised by how hard it is to get over 100x and how common 15-50x is. In a few months and probably well over 1000 features I have had just 2 over 1000x and these being not far over. About another 12-15 have paid over 500x. Just once have I emulated the real-play event I had at Betfred where I got 5 consecutive features of over 100x including one of 700-odd x and one of 1500x but these were all in the 1-300x range.

Overall, as a player who tends to fixate upon one game I have to say my experience wasn't as good as it was playing IGT's Cleopatra for the first year I ever gambled online, but was far better than when I stuck to The Rapist and Twin Spin for example.

With the vast amount of permutations the game has, I could cite a feeling of entitlement for having played it for so long, why did I not get @goatwack bonus of over 4000x (green gems was it?) or a base game hit of 2400x (like the guy who got 48x 6OAK diamonds on a max Meagreways spin) or an 8-scatter trigger? But it is what it is - you live and learn.
 

goatwack

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I have been off it all for a couple of weeks now as I have no more UKGC casinos left I can play at. Can't say i miss it that much. Ironically, the last year has been my best one ever on the old bastard, reduced my overall losses from a disgraceful 5-figure amount to a less painful 5-figure amount.

When I look back and get things into perspective, I am simply another punter who has chosen to play a high-variance game for a very long period and suffered the consequences accordingly. In that time I had one base game win of over 1000x, two features of over 3000x, one over 2000x and about a dozen at over 1000x. I never saw the 8-scatter trigger (nor the 9-scatter which there was one incidence of!) and had three 7-scatters. On one occasion I had two consecutive spins award the 'big win' of 25x plus. I had just the one 'whitewash' bonus of 12 dead spins. On six occasions I saw feature triggers on two consecutive spins and IIRC only one of those 12 features paid >100x.

What I am doing on occasion is playing the Golden Ticket demo version in Euros I have access to and buying features for 90x. I think when this is out there you guys in the UK should use a VPN and try the demo yourselves because it really changes your view of the game. You'd be surprised by how hard it is to get over 100x and how common 15-50x is. In a few months and probably well over 1000 features I have had just 2 over 1000x and these being not far over. About another 12-15 have paid over 500x. Just once have I emulated the real-play event I had at Betfred where I got 5 consecutive features of over 100x including one of 700-odd x and one of 1500x but these were all in the 1-300x range.

Overall, as a player who tends to fixate upon one game I have to say my experience wasn't as good as it was playing IGT's Cleopatra for the first year I ever gambled online, but was far better than when I stuck to The Rapist and Twin Spin for example.

With the vast amount of permutations the game has, I could cite a feeling of entitlement for having played it for so long, why did I not get @goatwack bonus of over 4000x (green gems was it?) or a base game hit of 2400x (like the guy who got 48x 6OAK diamonds on a max Meagreways spin) or an 8-scatter trigger? But it is what it is - you live and learn.
Without getting all misty- eyed about it, but yes, by gum, I remember that t'hit like it was t'yesterday!

As you say, we pour so much time and money into this slot over months and years that we build up a certain sense of entitlement towards it, and rightly so! Any other form of investment one would hope to see something returned, apart from Crypto/ the missus.

Thing with this game's 'randomness' is that we can visibly see it visibly 'correct' itself after getting some good hits, whilst lamenting how that's all we're going to see the game produce for the foreseeable. And yet then, when either exasperated from the attritional BS, it'll produce some crazy-ass Polaroid Moment.

More often than not it's thrown the ruby screen-fillers either completely out of nowhere in the base game, as has happened on a couple of occasions, or during the dying embers of a turgid bonus round, when at a fairly low multiplier, e.g 6x or 7x 🤷‍♂️

Problem is 'anticipating' these hits, and this is why by the time the next one comes around, chances are one's put a fair wad into the game's coffers. Just as when we see a game bonus' final payout before it's even played out, and witness how the game visually shoehorns that into the total. It seems less random then, and perhaps not quite as wondrous, when one sees how slots align themselves with numbers on a screen....

Still, it's these magical moments we live for on Bonanza. However corrective the gameplay, we still can't figure the bastard out. Called time on this game long ago, but I still have the memories (kinda like the game has a memory) of one or two exceptional sessions. One in particular, maybe three years ago now in these hallowed pages, whereby my "shall I? shan't I? £20 deposit led to around 18 hours' continuous play, whereby it was bonussing so frequently that I knew the moment I terminated that session, I would never see its like again. It was like a stretched-out Golden Hour.

Never really played the same after that. The game's a wanker 🙏
 

trancemonkey

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I have been off it all for a couple of weeks now as I have no more UKGC casinos left I can play at. Can't say i miss it that much. Ironically, the last year has been my best one ever on the old bastard, reduced my overall losses from a disgraceful 5-figure amount to a less painful 5-figure amount.

When I look back and get things into perspective, I am simply another punter who has chosen to play a high-variance game for a very long period and suffered the consequences accordingly. In that time I had one base game win of over 1000x, two features of over 3000x, one over 2000x and about a dozen at over 1000x. I never saw the 8-scatter trigger (nor the 9-scatter which there was one incidence of!) and had three 7-scatters. On one occasion I had two consecutive spins award the 'big win' of 25x plus. I had just the one 'whitewash' bonus of 12 dead spins. On six occasions I saw feature triggers on two consecutive spins and IIRC only one of those 12 features paid >100x.

What I am doing on occasion is playing the Golden Ticket demo version in Euros I have access to and buying features for 90x. I think when this is out there you guys in the UK should use a VPN and try the demo yourselves because it really changes your view of the game. You'd be surprised by how hard it is to get over 100x and how common 15-50x is. In a few months and probably well over 1000 features I have had just 2 over 1000x and these being not far over. About another 12-15 have paid over 500x. Just once have I emulated the real-play event I had at Betfred where I got 5 consecutive features of over 100x including one of 700-odd x and one of 1500x but these were all in the 1-300x range.

Overall, as a player who tends to fixate upon one game I have to say my experience wasn't as good as it was playing IGT's Cleopatra for the first year I ever gambled online, but was far better than when I stuck to The Rapist and Twin Spin for example.

With the vast amount of permutations the game has, I could cite a feeling of entitlement for having played it for so long, why did I not get @goatwack bonus of over 4000x (green gems was it?) or a base game hit of 2400x (like the guy who got 48x 6OAK diamonds on a max Meagreways spin) or an 8-scatter trigger? But it is what it is - you live and learn.
Are you banned from all the UK sites now? ;)
 

dunover

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Are you banned from all the UK sites now? ;)
LoL...I have either closed due to SoW etc. or for bad runs in the past, after 13 years I have run out of UKGC sites to play at, until a new licensee appears one day. It's a legacy thing, when I first started playing online when I had no experience I went through 90% of the groups or sites, excluding after shit runs or when I won, to ensure I'd stay ahead forever. Alas, the past has caught up. And I ain't ever going to go unlicensed.
 

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