Mr. Moneybags Slots
Details and Slots Guy's Experience
About The Game
Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. (VGT) is well known for their lineup
of three reel, one payline slot machines. They offer many games within this category, with Mr. Moneybags slots being one of the most popular. Even though every game is unique in its own way, they all share many of the same elements. Some of the others include: Mr. Millionaire slots, The Lucky Leprechaun slots, and Hot Red Ruby slots among many others. Like these other slot machines, this game features the red screen free bonus spin. This exciting bonus round is triggered randomly like regular jackpot wins.
Where Can You Play?
Like most Video Gaming Technology (VGT) games, you can find Mr. Moneybags slot machines in Native American Indian gaming casinos accross the country. I have played this machine at Choctaw casino in Durant, OK and at Winstar Casino on Interstate 35 in Oklahoma just north of the Red river.
Slot Game Play
One thing is for sure: these machines draw in loads of players. Every time I go to the casino I have to wait for one of these machines to come open. And if I am lucky enough to see an empty seat, jumping on it within a matter of seconds is very important. Trust me, you will not be the only player waiting for the chance to play. I went to Winstar Casino in Oklahoma on a Saturday night and had to wait for 30 minutes to get on a machine. A trip to Choctaw Casino on a Thursday evening resulted in only a 10 minute wait to play.
As noted above, the slot machines are three reel, one payline machine with a maximum bet of three coins. Like many games from VGT, this game is powered by their ground breaking “Live Call Bingo” bingo engine. In short, this means that these 'slots' are not traditional slot machines. Instead, it is a bingo game that gives off the appearance of a traditional slot machine.
So, it looks and feels like a regular slot machine, but it isn't. Kind of confusing, I know. There is a square display above the reels that shows what letter and number combination is selected with each spin. But, I can't figure the darn thing out. I know you are supposed to be able to read it and that it is supposed to mean something, but, the hell if I know what it is. If you know, please let me know.
The symbols on the reels include the standard one, two and three bar symbols and cherry symbols. Also on the reels are 7's with small stacks of coins located at the bottom of the seven symbol on one side. Of course, Mr. Moneybags himself makes an appearance on the reels as well.
Playing The 'Slots'
When playing you can bet many denominations including: $.25, $.50, $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, and $25. You can play this game no matter if you are on a small budget or a high roller. No matter how much you bet, the maximum payout is 2,500 credits. This is smaller than most games by VGT, but fun to play nonetheless.
The big attraction of the machine is the red screen bonus free spin. It is awarded randomly, like the jackpots is what I have been told. It can also be triggered when no symbols are lined up on the pay line. When that red screen appears, the anticipation builds. You just can't wait to see what you will win. Every red screen bonus free spin produces a winner of some kind. You just pray it is your lucky day!
I have played this slot machine several times. The last time, I found a group of 25 cent machines and stuck a $100 bill in it. I stayed pretty much close to even the entire time I was playing . I would get down a little and then hit the red screen free spin bonus and go up a few dollars. After about 15 minutes I gave it up and cashed out $3 ahead. I like the game a lot, but, the older man next to me was chain smoking and the stuff was going right into my eyes, so I decided it was time to call it quits.
Mr. Moneybags slots is a very popluar slot machine. I had to check out several banks of these machines to find an open one. If you see this game in the casino, give it a try and you will see for yourself why so many slot players love this game, because it does have potential. While I have never had a super big win on one of them, other VGT games have treated me well. So this is one worth checking out, if you can find one open.