Everybody’s Jackpot Live is a new live Slot community game from Playtech. The theme is from the original popular slot, Everybody’s Jackpot, which includes a Progressive jackpot that triggers daily. One lucky player will win 50% of the prize pool while everyone else playing receives a share of what’s left.
In addition, this live version contains four bonuses, which with a bit of guile and luck, could see you walking away with a 6740x multiplier win!
Play the Everybody’s Jackpot live slot to win three scatters to enter the bonus rounds. More than three scatters boost the entry result giving more spins and increasing the multipliers.
Win multipliers in the free spins round, or join Walter the Catapillar at his Bubble Bar for drop and stick, find the multipliers at Pick me Plaza and finally, for the big multipliers, take on The Block!
Finally, place a “Double Up” bet for 50% of your main bet and all prizes in the bonus rounds are Doubled!
In this review, I will explain how you play, describe each bonus round and talk a little about strategies for playing.
The game uses four 3-column 3-row slots as the main mechanic of the game.
One bet covers all four slots, which spin independently from each other. Three matching symbols in a line give you a multiplier win. The type of symbol determines the size of the multiplier.
The Main Game Boost triggers when you get more than one line winning line of the same symbol. The win multiplier gets multiplied by the number of winning lines.
Scatters are used to trigger entry into the bonus rounds. The minimum requirement is three scatters, which can appear across the four slots. The more scatters you get, the more multipliers or free spins you get when you enter the bonus rounds.
The game starts with you placing a bet. An optional Double Up costs an additional 50% but will boost all multipliers in the mini-game bonus rounds.
Once the wheels start spinning, the game selects the mini-game bonus round that will be triggered if three or more scatters drop on the main slots.
The possible mini-game options are:
The Everybody’s Daily Jackpot will randomly trigger every day. The Grand Jackpot will trigger before it reaches a specific jackpot amount.
Let’s take a look at each in more detail.
|Pile of Cash||x5|
|Scatter||3 Triggers Mini-Game|
To enter one of the four mini-game bonus rounds requires a minimum of three scatters on the Everybody’s Jackpot Live slot.
The scatters play an essential part because extra scatters over the three positively impacts the Spins or Multipliers for that mini-game.
The Free Games mini-game is the only round where the player takes no action. The other bonus rounds require players to make decisions impacting their results.
|Number of Scatters||Spins|
|3 Scatters||5 Spins|
|4 Scatters||10 Spins|
|5 Scatters||15 Spins|
|6 Scatters||20 Spins|
|7 Scatters||25 Spins|
|8 – 10 Scatters||30 Spins|
The free Spins mini-game uses a three-reel, 3-row Slot. The number of scatters determines the number of spins you get. The minimum is five spins for three scatters.
A Wild symbol is visible during every spin on the middle slot and substitutes for any character on the pay line.
You get wins for completing lines, with the multiplier determined by the type of symbol completing the line.
The Free Spins is the only mini-game where you don’t have to make a choice. All players get the same results. If Double Up is active, the multipliers double.
|Number of Scatters||Spins|
|3 Scatters||3 Spins|
|4 Scatters||4 Spins|
|5 Scatters||5 Spins|
|6 Scatters||6 Spins|
|7 Scatters||7 Spins|
|8 – 10 Scatters||8 Spins|
Walters Bull Bar is a drop-and-stick game played on four slot reels in a 4×4 grid.
At the start of the game, Walter blows three coloured bubbles, each containing a multiplier. You select a bubble, revealing your multiplier for the game as it bursts.
The possible multipliers are x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x7, x8, x9, x10, x12, x15, x20 and x25.
Attention then turns to the 4×4 grid as images of Walter cascade down the grid with some sticking.
This process continues until all spins have finished.
The total number of Walters gets multiplied by your multiplier to reveal your win!
The maximum multiplier on Walters Bubble bar is x400 or x800 with the Double Up.
|Number of Scatters||Multiplier Boost|
|8 – 10 Scatters||x10|
The Pick Me Plaza Bonus game uses a 4×4 grid containing images of five types of “Slushy Drinks”. Each drink type has a multiplier value (x3, x4, x5, x7, and x10).
Your job is to select four blank tiles on the grid of 16 tiles to find the slushies with the biggest multipliers.
The tiles reveal in multiplier value order, and as they correspond with the ones you picked, the multiplier value gets added to your total. After being added, the total is multiplied again by the initial multiplier value selected by the number of scatters.
The total figure gets multiplied by your stake to give your final payout value.
The maximum multiplier on Pick Me Plaza is x340 or x680 with the Double Up.
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The Block bonus game is very similar to the TV show, Strike it Lucky, where you select Top, Middle or Bottom, hoping to pick a prize or arrow to advance along the grid while avoiding the X for the game ends.
The Block is very similar. There are four faces to the block/cube, each containing three rows of three.
Above each column is a multiplier value – starting at x5 and continuing x7, x10, x10, x15, x 20, x20, x30, x50, x 50, x100, x200, as you progress around the block.
Your job is to get as far around the Block as possible, picking up the multipliers while avoiding the end-game icons.
There are three possible outcomes:
When your game ends, your payout is calculated as the Total of Multipliers times by your scatter value multiplied by your stake.
This bonus round has the most significant potential, especially if you have a Double Up active and a significant scatter value.
The maximum multiplier on The Block is x3,370 or x6740 with the Double Up.
|Number of Scatters||Multiplier Boost|
|8 – 10 Scatters||x10|
Everybody’s Jackpot Live contains two separate Jackpots:
Playtech initially seeds the Jackpots. After that, a 1% contribution from each bet goes to the Grand Jackpot, and 1.5% goes to the Daily Jackpot.
The Jackpots trigger during main gameplay.
The player whose spin triggered the Jackpot receives 50% of its value, while the remaining players share the balance based on a proportion of their bet amount relative to everyone else.
When a Jackpot is triggered, the main game pauses while players travel to the back of the Meta Village, where the process of choosing the winner takes place.
The game separates the players into four groups, Hearts, Diamonds, Spades and Clubs. One group is selected to go forward, eliminating the remaining groups.
The group is divided again with more groups dropped, repeating until one player is left.
That one player receives 50% of the Jackpot, while everyone else eliminated gets a share of the remaining 50%.
I will examine the six parts of Everybody’s Jackpot Live Slot to see if there are any playing or betting strategies.
Should you play the Double Up bet? The answer is yes if you want a more volatile game with the chance of winning bigger multipliers. Every multiplier in the bonus rounds gets Doubled. If you don’t want to pay an extra 50% on each spin because you don’t have the bankroll or are happy with the regular payouts, you should leave it alone. My tip is to Play it if you can afford it. You’ll thank me when you win double the amount.
The Free Spins is the only Bonus round with no player choice or interaction. As such, there is no strategy to play this. You watch and observe the outcome, hoping for a decent win.
At Walters Bubble Bar, you can choose one of three coloured bubbles. So which one do you pick, and which one has the best multiplier? If we knew that, we’d be rich. RNG controls the selection. It doesn’t matter which bubble you pick. You’ll receive the multiplier the game sees fit. If you are superstitious, go for your favourite colour.
In the Pick Me Plaza game, you pick four tiles from a selection of sixteen. Again this is a random process, so go with your gut. There is no strategy, so choose what you feel in any pattern you like. I randomly selected four squares as quickly as I could. The worst is having four squares at 3x each, giving a 12x payout with a three-scatter entry.
The Block is where you need to have luck on your side. I’ve played this a few times, and there is no repeatable pattern of where the collect and end squares are. You must pick the top, middle or bottom, trying to avoid the game over squares. My advice is again to go with your gut. Sometimes you get a row of continues one after the other or collect and continues. I would suggest these are likely to be earlier in the game, probably on the first three faces of the Block.
There is no strategy for the Jackpots. If you happen to be playing when the jackpots drop, you’ll win something. Keep your fingers crossed that you’re the player chosen to win 50%.
The main secret with the Daily Jackpot is it has to trigger before 9 pm GMT each day. So if it hasn’t dropped by 8 pm, you know it will drop in the next hour, so it’s a good idea to start playing!
Unfortunately, there are no statistics recorded or produced for Everybody’s Jackpot Live.
Like all other slot games, there are no trackers to look at previous spins or the result of the bonus rounds.
I’m not sure if Playtech has in mind to produce some – they certainly give details on their other live slots of the last big wins, so it would be nice to see that statistics at least.
For the moment, you’ll have to keep a record yourself.
Everybody’s Jackpot Live is a community slot game where everyone plays the same spins of a slot. Four bonus rounds are accessed when three scatters appear on the main slot. From there, three of the bonus rounds consist of player choices, while one, the free spins, is the same for everyone playing. There are two Jackpots, one which triggers daily and the other when the total reaches a certain amount. All you need to play is some bankroll, and away you go!
The presenter/dealer is the only live part of the game. Everything else is animation and RNG.
The maximum possible multiplier is 6740x on The Block bonus round, with the Double Up in play. Without Double Up, it’s 3370x.
You can play at all Playtech Live Casinos – the game appears under Entertainment Games in the live casino lobby.
Players outside of the UK can use Auto Play. You’ll have to press the play button for every spin if you’re UK-based.
Everybody’s Jackpot Live Slot is a community-based game that relies on the presenter and the chat function to create a sense of community. All players play the same spins, so they have that in common. The experience after that is individual and depends on whether you’ve played the Double UP and the decisions you make during the bonus rounds.
I’m not saying this is a bad thing. I just found it challenging to get the sense of community – perhaps I haven’t played the game for long enough.
Everybodys Jackpot Live will be a popular addition to the live slots category, which Playtech currently dominates with Buffalo Blitz Live.
I prefer live card games but do play some slots, and this is certainly one I feel I’d enjoy the more I play. Unfortunately, as I’m UK-based, I can’t use Auto Spins, so it’s a faff having to press play all the time. Sadly I do miss some spins when I’m not concentrating.
The Daily and Grand Jackpots are a nice bonus on top of the main game. I like the daily Jackpot as you feel there is an outside chance you could be playing when it triggers.
Overall, this game has an impressive design and presentation. Using a well-known slot with a great history should be a draw for players who enjoy Playtech Games.