Free Kings of Chicago slot
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As the title of this slot from leading developer, NetEnt, suggests, it’s based on the glamorous and murderous world of the Mafia in 1930s Chicago – a time of Prohibition, molls and gambling. And rather than taking a straight guns ‘n’ girls take on the theme, Net Ent have instead focused on the gambling element, here setting the slot in an illegal underground gambling den.
On the Reels...
A 5-reel, 5-payline online slot, Kings of Chicago has a rather unique feature – all the game’s symbols are playing cards, and you simply have to make winning poker hands to win cash (with – appropriately – the Royal Flush bagging the top jackpot payout).
Even better, the winning poker ‘hands’ play out anywhere across the reels, not just left to right. All the images are related to the Mafia, so the Queen is a sexy Mafia moll and the King a very Marlon Brando-esque Don.
Remember that there are only five pay-lines in this game, but with a 10-coin maximum on each line, and betting going up to $1.00 a coin, there could be some juicy payouts at stake. As for the feel and betting, it’s almost like a game of casino poker – just deal out the cards and let it ride.
Joker's Wild - Literally
The Wild is the Joker card – the Wild in so many regular card games, of course – which substitutes for all regular symbols. It also doubles wins from combos it helps form.
The Scatter, meanwhile, is...well, it’s actually designated at random on each spin, so it could be the Jack, Queen or King – you’ll never know until you spin.
Unique Free Spins - Win 10 to 30
Three or more Scatters anywhere triggers a very Net Ent-like free spins round, with anywhere from 10 to 30 spins up for grabs.
During the free deals, all wins will be doubled, and the best thing of all is that addition free deals can be triggered if another three or more scatters appear during the active round.
Poker fans (like me) will love the mix of slots and classic poker games. The Mafia theme makes the slot feel like a proper 1930s retro game too.
It’s altogether a great slot and another feather in the cap of one of the best slots developers on the planet.
And if you enjoy the poker element of this slot, you’re in luck – there are plenty of examples of the theme out there, starting with Poker Mania from iSoftBet.
Featuring a 10,000-coin jackpot and a 225x multiplier in the scatter top win, it’s a great alternative to Kings of Chicago. However, check out Leander Gaming’s own poker-themed slot, Reely Poker, with some lovely old-school graphics and Wild West feel.