IGT developed a video slot machine that centered on Kenny Rogers and with his song called the ‘Gamble’ where the slot player wound know when to hold and when to fold. This game has 5 reel and 15 paylines that could have up to 20 credits per payline for a total of 300 credits per play. Some of the symbols in this game are; the Kenny Roger Logo, black hat, blue hat, gambler one, gamble two, gamble three, ace, king, queen, jack, ten, train, and Kenny’s profile. Five Kenny Logo symbols on a played payline with the maximum of 300 credits could win the slot player 200,000 credits. Two or more Kenny’s profile on any played payline would award the slot player a scatter pay that would be multiplied by the amount of the line bet. There are two bonuses in this game ‘The Gamble Bonus’, and the ‘Free Spin Express Bonus’.
The first bonus is the Gambler Bonus is initiated when any of the three gambles symbols on any position for any number of played lines on reels two, three and four. The screen changes where three chips are displayed on the bonus screen. The value that is revealed when the slot player selects a chip is the number of hands awarded. One of five paytable sets is selected by the game for the bonus. Each hand dealt reveals a winner and an associated pay amount. The other possible hands and their associated pay amounts from the paytable set are also displayed. The slot player may choose to accept (hold’em) the current hand and associated pay amount ending the bonus or try again for a better hand (fold’em). The highest award possible or the final hand is automatically awarded and the bonus ends. All wins are multiplied by the total bet on the initiating game.
The second bonus is the Free Spin Express bonus and this bonus game is initiated when any combination of five Kenny Rogers’s logos and/or the train symbols land on any position on any played payline. The screen changes where there are two sections of boxcars where the slot player chooses one boxcar from one section revealing the number of free spins and one from the other section of boxcars revealing the multiplier. This multiplier would be multiplied by of the total credits won in the free spin bonus round. The free spins awarded play automatically on all 15 lines. The number of credits bet on each line during the free spins equals the number of credits that were bet on the bonus-initiating line. The top award would be excluded; free spin line wins are multiplied by the line bet and bonus multiplier. Free spin scatter wins and The Gambler bonus wins are multiplied by the total bet on all 15 lines and the bonus multiplier. An additional bonus prize of the total bet on each free spin times the multiplier is awarded in each free spin. This feature makes each free spin a guaranteed win. This amount and any line scatter or bonus wins are awarded at the completion of each bonus spin. After all free spins have been completed, a summary of the credits won is displayed, and the bonus ends. Free spins can be initiated from within free spins. Upon re-initiation, the additional number of free spins and the value of the multiplier are equal to the originally awarded amounts. The total number of free spins allowed is 300.