Chicago Casino Slot is a Novomatic slot with a little bit of a difference. Instead of the usual glitz and glamour usually associated with the musical of the same name, this version of Chicago is set in the gangster era of the thirties. The slot is grainy, with a black and white, almost sepia tone, which adds to the nostalgic feeling and authenticity of this classic period recreation. All the characters are drawn in old style cartoon strip caricatures. Following some of the classic gangsters such as Al Capone and the Untouchables, Chicago is a five reel slot with twenty paylines. This is all set against a drab cityscape background. Symbols include a uniformed policeman and a cheeky looking child, both of which pay up to twenty-five times the original stake. A gangster’s moll can pay out up to forty times, and of course the chief characters, Al Capone and Eliot Ness, have the best payouts as these can reach up to 100 times the total stake put down by the player. The Chicago skyline represents the wild symbol, and the scatter is a classic mob car. Both of these are highlighted later on in the bonus features.
It is easy to get fully involved in this classic looking gangster themed slot. Players do, however, need to note some important facts before they get playing. First, there is a minimum of just one coin per line and a huge maximum of 500 coins per line. The minimum and maximum coin size is just a simple one coin. A small jackpot is on offer and stands at just 100 coins. There is no progressive jackpot in this game.
Chicago has a Free Games feature as one of its bonuses. In order to activate this part of the game players need to land at least three of the mobster car scatters on the reels. This will pay out 5, 20 or even 100 times the original stake. In addition, there are an extra twelve free spins awarded to the player. After every successful spin in the free game, players will be taken to a new screen where there are a collection of bottles. The player then needs to aim and fire at the bottles. Doing this will reveal a multiplier from one times up to ten times the stake. The amount in the very last bottle remaining is the one that will be added to the win from the free spin. This bonus is called the Bottle Shooting bonus and only happens after every single winning free spin. Players can land more scatters and will reactivate a second round of twelve free spins.
This slot has a very high variance. This means that it will fluctuate between low and high winning opportunities. The most likely section where the big wins can and will take place is during the Free Spins section.