The latest release from Playtech is inspired by one of the legends of the horse racing scene, a jockey going by the name of Frankie Dettori. He’s famous in United Kingdom, as a champion on multiple occasions and as a rider that took part in over 500 races. He now has his own slot machine and it’s a title that includes progressive jackpots.
Once the game loads, you’re going to find inside 5 reels with a maximum of 25 active lines. You get your pick of prizes here, from the three progressive jackpots advertised at the top, to the fixed one coming via combinations, the latter having a value of up to $250,000. The game also gives you respins with up to 7x multipliers, wild symbols, scatters and free spins.
Betting and Prizes
Since you are allowed to pick the number of lines, you can have 1 to 25 covered by the bet. You choose the line bet as well, and with that number going from $0.01 to $25, you could end up with a wager that’s as low as $0.01, or as high as $625.
The ones that are most impressive are the progressive jackpots, starting with Sporting Legends, then the Weekly Jackpot and the Daily Jackpot. If you can’t get the main one, then an even better option is going to be the fixed one, which a combo of five wilds delivers, with the value going up to $250,000. The big downside with this game is that its average RTP is apparently at 93%, which is quite a bit lower than most slots you see released right now.
Frankie Dettori: Sporting Legends Slot Features
The Trophy Wild is the most impressive symbol that you’re going to see in this game, provided that you get it to form its own combo where it covers all five positions. A jackpot of 10,000x would be yours in that case. With one or more symbols, but not forming combinations, it will be used to replace missing symbols and contribute to other lower paying combos. Scatters are not replaceable with wilds.
A second feature symbol is available in the form of a scatter, marked appropriately with a logo. These symbols are useful to you whenever there are at least two present, because at that point you can get a prize from them. If three or more appear, then in addition to a prize you also get into the Golden Derby Free Games. The feature starts with a bonus game, where you back one of the horses, and based on the result of the race you will also get a multiplier of up to 3x for your wins.
A third feature is the Respin, which you can get by landing a stacked wild symbol fully visible on reel 1. During the upcoming respins, you can keep playing for as long as the Galloping Wild moves. Up to 7x multipliers are given for those respins.
Theme & Design
Because the theme of the slot is inspired by Frankie Dettori, on its reels you’re mostly going to see symbols that are related to horse racing. An image of Frankie is used for a major symbol, but there are also several with trophies, horses, jockey helmets and ribbons, alongside a variety of green playing cards that don’t look impressive at all.
I have yet to see a great looking slot machine with a horse racing theme, but at least Frankie Dettori: Sporting Legends has a good mix of features and big payouts to give away.