PayDirt: RTG Online Slot Review

PayDirt is a brilliant slot from the renowned RTG (Realtime Gaming) software company and is themed around the California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s and the Wild West in general. It’s one of the best real money slots around and hugely popular with US slots fans.

PayDirt is a progressive jackpot slot, which means that you could very easily discover gold of your own – or at least buy plenty of it – with just one lucky spin. Available at just about all online casinos and slots sites that use RTG software, PayDirt offers some huge jackpots, with hundreds of thousands of dollars often up for grabs.

The slot is fairly typical of many produced by RTG, with 25 lines and five reels and coins of different value giving a very wide range of bets, from just 1c up to a massive $5 per line, or $125 in total. If you play maximum coins then the prizes even without the progressive jackpot can be huge and the highest paying symbols will deliver a very healthy nugget or two of gold.

However, to land a really big (non-progressive) win you’ll probably need to hit one of the bonus rounds and as with many of the brilliant online slots from RTG, PayDirt offers a range of features and bonuses.

One of the more frequently hit “features” is the stacked wilds on reels two and four, with wild wins being multiplied three times. However, our favorite bonus is the PayDirt Strike It Lucky. Sadly this is the least frequently triggered of the three bonus rounds, all accessed via the PayDirt scatter symbols, but when it hits, it hits!

You’ll get 10 free spins, with wilds being added for whichever symbol you pick earlier in the bonus. The wilds can really add up to some huge wins and you can re-trigger a further 10 wins too. Gold Fever and Gold Rush also offer free spins, with five and 12 on offer respectively and various additional features for each.

PayDirt looks good, plays great and whilst the sound is, as with some RTG slots, not a major component of the action, the brilliant bonuses and potential for big wins, as well as the randomly triggered progressive jackpot, make PayDirt one of the best online slots in the US.