Las Vegas Gambling Tips – Video Slots – Open The Vault

Las Vegas Gambling Tips – Video Slots – Open The Vault

Las Vegas Gambling Tips: Gaming Article

Best Casino Slots  Part 3
By: Victor H. Royer

As promised, in this issue – and the following issues I will now write a little more about some of the favorite slots that my readers have told me they like to play, and later also show you some of the great new slots that are about to be released. In this issue, I present: Open The Vault video slot machine from WMS.

Open The Vault

This game uses what are called “cascading reels”. In place of traditional reel spins, the reel symbols cascade into place as if dropped from above. All winning combinations pay as normal, but then something extra happens. The symbols in the winning combination disappear and new symbols cascade down to take their place. This process continues until no new winning combinations appear.

This is similar to other games, notably a very good game called Kaboom. If there’s a match after the first cascade, the resulting cascade will pay as a multiplier. You start with 3-times pay for a line pay, which can re-trigger and increase. This kind of a game could be the next evolution of cascading reels.

If you have never tried cascading reels, give it a shot. It can be a lot of fun, and you can easily be surprised by the “extra” pays you sometimes get when you didn’t expect any. If you have become somewhat used to the normal “spinning” reels, and want something different, this certainly is it.

Bonus Rounds

In this game, three Bank symbols on an active payline trigger the Open the Vault Bonus. The bonus awards 6 Free Plays, where Money symbols pay as scatters. During the bonus, 3 or more scattered Safe symbols will give you extra free plays. You pick one of the safes to reveal the number of extra free plays you received. This can repeat as well.

More games in next weeks’s column.

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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