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Hot Gems
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Hot Gems

Online slot Hot Gems from Playtech, playing the theme of gems, appeared in 2012 and for some time became a hit at online casinos that use the developer's software. The game still attracts the attention of gamblers with its interesting functionality of cascading spins and a bonus round with high payout odds.
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About the slot
The main character is a prospector who is lucky enough to stumble upon a rich deposit of gems. The hero invites you to begin the hunt for sparkling crystals that can bring the fortunate man riches. Action is accompanied by a fun soundtrack in the style of country music.
The slot machine has 5 reels, 3 rows of symbols and 25 fixed lines Prize combinations are built, starting with the leftmost reel. The payout depends on the pay factor for the chain of identical characters and reaches x5000 for five icons depicting the prospector. The return rate (RTP) is fixed at 95.99%.

Those wishing to play Hot Gems for money in the online casino can choose rates ranging from 0.01 to 1 coin per line. The minimum cost of rotation is 0.25 credits, the maximum reaches 25 monetary units in the currency of the account.
The game does not use the visualization of the classic rotation of the reels. When launched, all the symbols disappear from the playing field in the form of an underground mine, and new ones fall from above, filling the screen. Each time the action is accompanied by the sound of blows of the pickaxe. Such mechanics of combinations more like a casual game with colored crystals or balls.
The main secrets of the slot are in the cascading spins. A similar mechanism is implemented in the Fruit Case of NetEnt. Prize combinations after the calculation of winnings spectacularly disappear, and new ones fall in their place. Respins continue while on the field there are a chain of identical characters. Thus, a single bet with a favorable set of circumstances can bring the whole series of payouts.

Symbols
Sparkling gems are the lowest-paying symbols in the game. The more expensive icons feature a wagon filled with gems, a pickaxe for mining ore, and an antique miner’s lamp. The most valuable icon is the icon depicting a prospector rejoicing over the rich booty.

Paytable
Wild – a stone of empty rock – appears on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels. It complements the chains of standard symbols, but does not bring independent payments in combos. Scatter is the logo of the game. The appearance of two scatters in any sequence will return the cost of rotation to the gambler. Three icons will increase the payout by 3 times, four – by 20, and five symbols will add to the account the sum of 100 times the total bet value.

Bonus game
The prize round will start if the 1st, 3rd and 5th reels will fall three icons labeled Free Games. This can happen during the main launch or as a result of the spins. A series of freespins consists of fifteen spins and is triggered on average once per 100-150 spins.
The coefficient x1 is applied to the first win. Further increases the ratio, provided that the prize combos fall out one after the other. The second chain is paid with a multiplier of x2, each subsequent increases the multiplier by one. The maximum multiplication as a result of five consecutive successful reps reaches x5. In case of failure the multiplier is reset to one, and everything repeats all over again. Such use of reps during free spins actually practically prolongs the freespin series.