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Reel Gems Video Slot at Betway Casino reviewed

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Lifetime Streaker
Feb 26, 2008


Reel Gems is not just another 243 Ways to Win video slot; it offers a very interesting re-spin feature to give your winning chances a nice boost. Gems are a girl's best friend, so I could not wait to give this slot game a good try at Betway Casino.

Here's the trick: Microgaming has created a unique re-spin feature for the main game, which allows you to re-spin one reel of your choice - and as many times as you like to hit that important missing symbol! The extra cost of the re-spin varies per reel. In the screenshot above, I hit a winning combination of 3 sparkling crystals. Would it not be nice to get a fourth crystal by re-spinning the 4th reel? It costs of course quite a bit more compared to the other reels, but I was lucky enough to get the Wild Symbol on the 4th reel after just one spin, resulting in a $800 win at the cost of $273.51 for one re-spin!

Now, re-spinning the 5th reel to get 5 Crystals on adjacent reels will cost me $1,588. It is a bit risky, because what are the odds of hitting a 5th crystal after a 2nd or 3rd re-spin to bring in the big loot...? I was playing in free mode, so I could easily give it a try. This little experiment had a happy ending: it only cost me 2 re-spins, so $3,176 in total, because I did hit the 5th crystal after the 2nd re-spin, resulting in a $8,000 win!

To make things even more interesting, the Reel Gem Logo can appear as the wild symbol on reels 2 and 4
to complete any winning combination, but it does not substitute for the Free Spins Scatters.

The Diamond Ring is the Scattered Free Spins symbol. When you hit at least 3 Diamond Rings in any position, you are awarded 15 free spins at a 3x multiplier. The free spins can also be re-triggered. Two scatters pay out 1 time your total bet, 3 rings pay out twice your bet, 4 scatters will bring you 10 times your bet and when you hit 5 Diamond Rings, you are rewarded with 100 times your total bet!

Reel Gems, perhaps more adequately named "Diamond Rush", is a slot machine with a huge pay-out potential. The re-spin feature is absolutely thrilling in my experience, because you may be just one single re-spin away from a massive win! The highest amount you can win on this slot is 40,000 coins in the main game, but no less than 120,000 coins when playing the free spins! The minimum bet is $0.25 a spin. You can increase your bet from $0.01 up to $0.20 and select up to 10 coins per spin. The maximum bet is capped at $50 a spin. Any winning combination pays from left to right on adjacent reels, except for the Diamond Ring Scatters, which pay out in any position.

I am now going to try this video slot for real, what about you? Don't forget to claim a €1000 Welcome Bonus
on your first three deposits at Betway Casino, so that you can grab yourself some precious gems!

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Staff member
Feb 25, 2008
Thanks Mouche, I tried it out in play mode but found I couldn't get a payout using the respin even after 3 or 4 tries, sounds like you had better luck than me.