A Look Back At Playtech Dollar Ball Pokies

August 5, 2017


Playtech, the leading games supplier to online casinos, has a series of video pokies in its portfolio titled Dollar Ball. There has been no addition to this series in recent times, but the older games are live at Playtech online casinos like Mansion Casino and Omni Casino.

The Dollar Ball is an independent AU$1 side bet, independent and distinct from the main online pokie. You can play these online pokies without activating the side bet. But if you activate the Dollar Ball side bet then you get to play a lotto like game while the reels spin. When the bet is activated, numbers from 1 to 49 are displayed on the screen. You have to pick five of them. If you are superstitious and have lucky numbers then you can make the selection manually. Otherwise you can activate the random pick feature for automatic selection. The selected numbers will be displayed at the top of the screen.

Once you place the Dollar Ball bet, it will remain active for every pokies spin until it is disabled. The initially selected numbers will remain in force for the Dollar Ball bets unless they are changed or unless the bet is disabled. After making the selection, you activate the pokies game. While the reels spin, five numbers will be randomly drawn and will be displayed above the selected numbers. You get paid on the basis of how many of the drawn numbers match the selected numbers.

Dollar Ball wins are paid according to a separate pay table. This can be accessed along with the main game pay table. For one match you will be paid even money, which is an amount equal to the Dollar Ball bet. For a match of two numbers the payout is 2 to 1 and for a match of three numbers the payout is 25 to 1. The Dollar Ball is also connected to a progressive jackpot. Four matching numbers pays out 1% of the progressive jackpot pool. If you get a full match of five numbers then you win the entire progressive jackpot. After the full progressive jackpot has been won, the amount is reset to the seed amount.

The Playtech Dollar Ball video pokies are listed separately in the games menu so that you will have no difficulty in recognising them. Captain’s Treasure has the popular pirate theme. A Night Out features three lovely ladies having a ball. Forest of Wonders is loosely based on Alice in Wonderland. There are sports themed pokies like Football Rules and Golden Tour.