It's a 'reel' meal deal with IGT's Lucky Lion Fish

Sep 29, 2009 5:07 PM
Slots of Luck by L. Sabin |

I’m always looking for a deal so this week I decided to try the new "meal deal combos" promotion at the Fortune Club on Racetrack Road in Henderson. You pay $9.99 for one of eight meals and a beverage and you get $10 in slot play (for an extra $5 you get $50 in Blackjack play.) All I had to do was win the $10 back with the slot play and I’d have gotten my meal free. You have to get a voucher for this special at the players club and there was a line, almost everyone was taking advantage of this promo.

After my meal I hit the floor to use my free slot play. I decided to play an old favorite, the Lucky Lion Fish (20 lines 5x max bet.) This IGT game features an under sea coral reef full of colorful tropical fish, kissing seahorses (the scatter symbols) and a shark. Lucky Lion Fish has two bonuses, the Puffer Fish bonus and the Shark Free Spins bonus.

When you get a puffer fish on reels 3, 4 and 5 in the same position the Puffer Fish bonus is triggered. A second screen appears showing 14 bobbing puffer fish, you pick one of the fish and it begins to grow until it finally bursts to reveal a win amount.

The Shark Free Spins Bonus triggers when three or more shark bonus symbols land on consecutive reels of a played line from left to right. The free spins play automatically on special reels where all winning combinations are scatters – including the shark bonus symbol. Additional free spins may be won until zero free spins remain or after 200 free spins play.

I played a 2x bet (40¢). I managed to get the Puffer Bonus for $5 and the Shark Bonus which retriggered two times, giving me nine free spins for a win of $23. I finished playing out my free play and cashed out with $30. So my dinner was free and I took home $20 more than I started with.

Yes, it was a good deal

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