Peaky Blinders Slot Review – Pragmatic Play
Pragmatic Play has had a very busy 2020 so far, with multiple slot releases per month. Even during the tough times, we are all facing during this worldwide pandemic. The studio is now trying new things, with a brand new deal to allow them to use a very popular UK tv show within their latest slot release. I recently reviewed ‘The Dog House Megaways‘, which has had a mixed response from the casino community. Next from the studio is ‘Peaky Blinders‘, set to release 27th August across all sites.
Peaky Blinders is a very popular UK Television show, based on a Birmingham criminal gang in 1919. With the first episode airing back in 2013 and now 5 seasons available to watch. Even a season 6 rumoured for 2021, now the show is being used to create an entertaining slot. The slot background is set within the Birmingham streets, with buildings either side and other minor objects. There are some simple animations to create an atmosphere to match the theme of the show. Characters are seen as premium symbols and simply scratched up silver low paying symbols. Overall, I think Pragmatic Play has done a fantastic job creating the visual aspects for this slot release.
This slot has a classic setup of 5 reels by 3 rows, this includes 20 set pay lines. Peaky Blinders is a medium variance game with a set RTP of 96.5% and max win capped at 96.5%. You can bet from £0.20 – £100.
Peaky Blinders Slot Review Pay Table & Symbols
There are 13 symbols in total, this includes 5 low paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K and A. There are also 4 premium symbols, these are represented by 4 main characters from the show. These characters are Michael Gray, Polly Gray, Arthur Shelby and Thomas Shelby. In additon to these regular symbols is a wild, Shelby betting shop scatter, By order of the peaky blinders scatter and regular bonus scatter. The highest paying symbol is the Thomas Shelby premium, which pays 20x for 5 across a pay line.
Wilds appear on all reels and substitute for all symbols except scatters. Regular Bonus scatters appear on reels 1 and 3. Shelbys Betting Shop scatters appear on reel 5 only. By order of the peaky blinders, scatter only appears on reel 5.
Peaky Blinders Slot Review Features
In the base game on any spin, one of the following features can randomly trigger;
Shelby Betting Shop – Whenever a Shelby Betting Shop scatter hits on reel 5 without 2 scatters on the other reels, the Shelby Betting Shop feature will trigger. All character symbols on the reel set get a random money award. The total win will be awarded, along with all winning pay lines. Special reels are in play.
By Order Of The Peaky Blinders – Whenever a By the order of the peaky blinders bonus symbol lands on reel 5 without 2 scatters on the other reels, the By the order of the peaky blinders feature will trigger. All character symbols and wild symbols will remain in place while a respin occurs. After this spin, all character and wild symbols transform into one random character symbol. Special reels are in play.
There are two main Bonus Features, these are triggered by landing regular scatters on reels 1 and 3. The corresponding scatter on reel 5 too during the same spin. These features are;
Shelby Betting Shop Free Spins – 8 Free spins are awarded, more Shelby betting shop scatters will be present on reel 5. Which will trigger the Shelby Betting Shop Feature. Free Spins can not be retriggered and special reels are in play.
By Order Of The Peaky Blinders Free Spins – 10 free spins are awarded, more By The Order Of The Peaky Blinders scatters will be present on reel 5. Which will trigger the Shelby Betting Shop Feature. Free Spins can not be retriggered and special reels are in play.
Overall, I think Pragmatic Play has done a fantastic job creating this brand new slot release. I am interested in seeing which tv shows or movies the studio will try to use in future releases. The slot itself is very fun thanks to the variety of features and detailed visuals. Be sure to try the slot for yourself on release. Also, be sure to check out our exclusive casino offers.