Las Vegas Gambling Tips – Video Slots — Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Las Vegas Gambling Tips – Video Slots — Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Las Vegas Gambling Tips: Video Slots — Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

On The Town With Vegas Vic
By: Victor H. Royer

Welcome to Las Vegas! My name is Victor H. Royer, but everyone just calls me Vegas Vic. I was named after that famous neon sign in Downtown Las Vegas, that cowboy with the hat on top of the Pioneer Club, always waving his hand and beckoning to his long love, Sassy Sally, on the other side of the street. I will be writing a few articles for, so I hope you enjoy them.


Video Slots — Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Based on the popular late-night television horror-show actress of the same name, this new video slot machine from IGT features an entire variety of “creepy” creatures and pays. This is a very distinctive slot machine and you will not be able to miss it when you see it. It is very tall, and has a statue of Elvira sitting seductively at the top of the machine. Below that statue is a spider’s web style wheel, similar to the Wheel of Fortune wheel, where various bonus amounts are shown. Below that is the actual game screen itself, and the entire machine is further adorned with photos of a reclining Elvira beckoning you to step into her web.

The Midnight Matinee Bonus starts when two of the symbols land on the first and fifth reel. Elvira then appears between them and explains the rules of the game. She will ask you to pick one of the five movie titles shown on the TV screen. The top TV displays the feature film Elvira’s Haunted Hills, and a pre-multiplied credit value. The remaining TV’s show a variety of “B” movie titles. A menu of four pre-multiplied credit values indicate what you might win depending on the choices you make among the bottom four movies. After you make your selection the TV becomes bigger on the screen and plays a movie. There are 15 different movies, so chances are you will not know which one you get even if you have played the game a lot. After the movie clip stops, the Rating Skulls bonus round starts where you will get the chance to double your bonus with no risk.

The Web of Winnings Bonus is another feature of this hugely entertaining game. When you land three Spinning Spider symbols on any active payline, Elvira will ask you to pick a symbol which will determine whether you will get three, four or five spins on the Web of Winnings wheel bonus game. Once you have selected the icon and found out how many spins you have won, Elvira settles into her chair and asks you to press the “spin” button, which starts the top wheel spinning. The bonus wheel will award you the number of credits displayed on the winning selection. However, when you land on Elvira’s Chest, you get the chance to pick one of three bonus chests. Whichever chest you pick, the top opens and a creature pops up to show you the bonus win.

Finally, there’s the Deadhead Scatter and Shatter Bonus. When three “deadhead” symbols land anywhere on reel one, three and five, these disembodied heads animate and bob inside their glass jars in time with the song lyric “I ain’t got no body”. At this point your job is to select one of these deadheads, by touching it with your finger. Once you have picked your deadhead, the head shatters the glass jar and reveals your winning amount of credits. This very ingenious game from IGT offers more varieties of wins than you can imagine, and will keep you entertained for a very long time.

Victor H. Royer, known as Vegas Vic, is the author of 42 books. Mostly known for books, articles, and columns on casino games and gambling, he is also the author of New Casino Slots, Great Gamblers: True Stories and Amazing Facts, The Great American Joke Book, as well as his works of Fiction, which include: Another Day, and the Western: Riders on the Wind. Versatile and multitalented, Royer is the creator, producer, and host of the Web-TV show Great Casino Slots, now showing at He also composes music and performs under the names Glenn Diamond, Pappy Jones, Hans Dorfmann, and Miguel Armandaiz. For more information, please visit him at and Sign up for the Insider Advantage Newsletter at:

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