Are you new to the world of online gambling? Are you a veteran who would like to wager without all the bells and whistles that come with some newer games? Or are you a gambler who would like the opportunity for a huge payoff?
If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, you might well be interested in playing Lucky 7’s. This is one of the older online slot games and is still popular for its ease of play, lack of distracting glitz, and huge potential jackpot.
Lucky 7’s was developed by software casino gamers Cyptologic Classic back in the early days of online gambling. This is a 3-reel, one payline, non-progressive slots game that is designed to resemble as much as possible the type of machine one would find in a brick and mortar casino. The “machine” on the screen has a lever to the side, reels in its center, betting buttons underneath, and credit and betting information at the top. Symbols appear in variations of the number seven, and include the actual number seven (in different colors), cherries, and BAR icons. Sound effects are minimal, with no background music.
While this game lacks the “plot”, hyper animation and sounds of newer games, it lacks their perks as well. Lucky 7’s doesn’t offer wild symbols, scatter symbols, bonus rounds, multipliers, or free spins, as other slot games do. But as with these other slot games, the objective is the same. Players are attempting to land with their spin on one of eight possible winning combinations. The game has a total of 22 possible reel positions.
Players wager with coins, ranging in value between twenty five cents and five dollars. Lucky 7’s is not a game where it pays to play conservatively. The more a player places on a spin, the greater the chances for a larger payoff. The largest bid is three coins per payline. The game’s largest jackpot is 2,400 coins, which translates to $12,000. To achieve this, a player (while placing a maximum bet) must spin three green sevens across the payline. For a 600 coin winning pot, players must land on a combination of three red sevens across the payline. Other possible winnings include triple BARS for 240 coins and a single red cherry for 6 coins.
The Cryptologic game is a great choice for first time players or others who just like to pull the lever and zone out, waiting to see if Lady Luck will make that spin a winning one. And although this game is an older one, it remains popular and is available on the menus of many online casinos. But as veteran gamblers know, there’s more than one Lucky 7’s option out there.
Vegas Technology offers its own variation on this slots game. This version of the game has seven reels and seven paylines. Symbols here consist of the number seven, gold bullion, money bags, and chips. The top pot in this version is 2,500 coins, with two lesser pot possibilities at 1,000 coins each, in addition to smaller winning combinations. The game’s “twist” is that combinations can pay out either left to right or right to left. Like Cryptology’s version, this Lucky 7’s offers no free spins, bonus rounds, multipliers, or wild or scatter symbols. Like the Cryptology game, this version is also meant to be a no frills, classic slots, but its animation is of a poorer quality. However, it offers more opportunities for winning and a more challenging game, which will be attractive to some players.
Parlay has a Lucky 7’s which bears some resemblance to Cryptology’s. The Parlay game is also a three reel, one payline one, and like Cryptotology’s its symbols consist of BAR icons, numbers, and cherries. Three wild cherries win the jackpot here, but since it’s a lowly 1,000 coins, why aren’t you just sticking with Cryptology’s version?
The ancestor of all of these Lucky 7’s was produced by IGT as a brick and mortar casino video slots game with five reels and nine paylines. The latest version of this land based version offers players a chance to win 22,500 credits in a 45 coin game, or 45,000 credits in a 90 coin game if players land on the right combination of red sevens or “Triple Luckys” when spinning. While this game can still be found in traditional casinos, it isn’t as fast as other, more recent land based video games, has decreased in popularity, and is no longer manufactured by IGT.
But while the land based version seems headed out to pasture, Lucky 7’s fans need not worry. Given the popularity of this simple but entertaining slots game, a version of it seems that it will always be with us in one form or another.