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Deal or No Deal

Though Deal or No Deal may not be on our televisions here in the UK anymore, the legend lives on in the cornucopia of online slots and bingo games. You’ll even find a Deal or No Deal game on online casinos that mirrors the actual tv show. You choose a box, and pick the others at random until you have just your box left, or you’ve long since taken a deal with the banker. But on this review, we focus on Deal or No Deal: What’s in the Box? as the franchises’ number one video slot.

Deal or No Deal

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  • Paylines20
  • Multipliers
  • Jackpot Win 10,000 x bet
  • Scatter Symbol Yes
  • Volatility Medium
  • Wild Symbol Yes
  • RTP 92.542%
  • Quick Spin No
  • Bet Value £0.20-£200.00
  • Max Bet £200

Background

The original Deal or No Deal format was created in the Netherlands by Endemol, the media company that licences the slot machine’s rights. The show started in the UK in 2005. It was hosted by Noel Edmunds, a well-known and well-coiffured television personality from the 80s and 90s.

Soon the show became a cultural phenomenon; it was so successful as a daytime programme it was upgraded to primetime. In the last two years, the prize money jackpot was doubled from £250,000 to £500,000 and in all the show lasted 11 years.

The basic premise of Deal or No Deal is that you have a box, and 21 other contestants who also have boxes. Each round, the chosen contestant picks other people’s boxes, hoping to remove the smaller blue prizes from the equation. Then every few picks, the banker will phone Noel Edmunds and make the contestant an offer, based upon a formula of the potential prizes left, that will have the player walking away. For the banker, this is before the contestant has a chance to win the big jackpot.

Features

Deal or No Deal: What’s in your Box is a 5 reel video slot with 20 paylines. The minimum bet is 20p and the maximum bet is £200. The maximum jackpot is a whopping £2 million! The slot has a simple, contemporary feel, though nothing particularly Deal or No Deal-esque to commend it. There is a notably disappointing lack of Noel Edmunds.

The symbols include the usual poker Ace, King, Queen and Jack, a scatter bonus box and a banker’s telephone Wild which substitutes for all symbols except the scatter bonus box.

If you get three or more scatter bonus boxes, then the What’s in your Box bonus is triggered.

 

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