Tea time comes to Las Vegas

Feb 12, 2001 7:11 AM

You don’t have to be a Beverly Hillbilly to enjoy IGT’s hot new slot, Texas Tea, but if you hit a jackpot gusher, you could buy your own mansion.

With each spin of this five-reel, nine-line rig, you’re serenaded with a richly orchestrated musical score and animated symbols. They include characters such as oil tycoon Texas Ted, his armadillo from Amarillo, a Texas bull, and highfalutin’ status symbols like a corporate jet and a classic longhorn Cadillac.

What makes them truly exciting are the barrels of bonus game action that should keep your heart pumping.

Three or more Texas Ted scatter symbols initiate the Oil Dividend bonus. In this animated scene, Ted writes a "dividend check" that floats across the screen to you while displaying your credit award.

The Big Oil bonus starts when three or more oil derrick symbols land adjacent on a payline. You know you’re in for some action as the game screen shakes and rumbles and oil oozes over the screen.

The bonus unfolds, revealing an outline of Texas divided into eight regions. Ted prompts you to place an oil derrick on a region, up to the number of symbols initiating the bonus.