Scratch ‘n’ Spin is a pub-style slot machine available at Ladbrokes Casino. Ladbrokes offers it in free mode, which players can use to sample the game or just play for fun, and pay mode, which plays for as little as £0.10, and delivers jackpots as high as £5,000.
Ladbrokes is one of the oldest and most respected gambling operations in the UK. They have many brick and mortar shops all over the country, and they have a strong Internet presence. Ladbrokes Casino is an important component of that presence.
Scratch ‘n’ Spin, developed by Microgaming, one of the industry’s leading online platforms, is a 3-reel slots machine with a single pay line, and it conveniently plays directly in the web browser. Bets range from 0.10 to 10.00, and the jackpot is 5,000 coins. Each coin is worth the wager amount. Earlier we mentioned a jackpot of £5,000, but if the user only bet £0.10, the jackpot would be £500.
Scratch ‘n’ Spin Quick Guide
- Progressive Jackpot – No
- Bonus Features – Yes
- Maximum Bet – £10
- Minimum Bet – 10p
- Nudges – Yes
- Holds – Yes
- Free Play Option – Yes
- Wild Symbols – No
- Scatter Symbols – No
- Win Lines – 1
This is a classic fruit machine, so the symbol set consists of a cherry, lemon and orange as well as a single bar, a seven, a blue seven, a red seven and the machine logo. There are seven winning opportunities each spin: three in a row of any of the symbols in the set. So this is as straightforward a slot experience as you’ll find.
There is also a bonus game, and when the title logo spins, that means it’s activating. By “spin,” we mean that even after the machine comes to rest, the title logo symbol will spin in place. The bonus round can activate whether or not the current symbol configuration is a winner.
The bonus game is where the Scratch ‘n’ Spin aspect of the machine name comes into play. The bonus awards the player a number of scratch cards based on the other symbols on the reel alongside the spinning logo. At the “Lucky Newsagent” screen, the user gets to pick out scratch cards, which include themes like space aliens, kebabs, horseracing and football. Once selected, the player “scratches” the cards, and immediately claims all of the prizes revealed.
Scratch ‘n’ Spin also an array of other minor features including a hold feature, a nudge feature, a skill start feature, a “Shifta” feature and the Reel Magic feature. Reel Magic is another small bonus feature, essentially a free spin, which kicks off randomly while playing and gives you a shot at some free money. Nudge lets you nudge a symbol to another position, and hold lets you hold three reels in position for the next spin.
Scratch ‘n’ Spin is a great deal of fun. It might be overly simplistic for the hardcore slots player, but the simple pub style is part of its charm. The game pays out well, and it plays very fast. The other nice touch is all of the minor features. There’s so many that they really add a lot of variety. Fortunately, each feature is simple and self-explanatory, so the variety doesn’t come at the cost of usability. Due to the fun and fast-paced nature of Scratch ‘n’ Spin, it’s also an excellent option just to play for the fun of it.