Although it may seem that this game is played on a board that has larger three middle reels, this is in fact a 5×3 game, it’s just that the middle three reels appear larger but they still have three symbols each. The game has 20 fixed paylines.
Main game and paytable
There are four card suit symbols that all pay the same, up to 1.5x your bet, so they’re mostly useless, even in a large multi-payline winning combination. Sevens and Diamonds are the two fully stacked medium-win symbols that pay 2.5x total bet for four-of-a-kind and 8x total bet for five-of-a-kind, and all Wilds as well as the Ruby Queen symbol all pay the same – 3x for four-of-a-kind and 20x for five-of-a-kind.
This kind of paytable creates a high variance game in which all wins smaller than five-of-a-kind won’t matter much, and with the low win frequency it’s rare to see any kind of win at all, while at the same time the paytable doesn’t offer enormous wins. The only way to get huge wins is through the free spins game, where Multiplier Sticky Wilds and Sticky Wilds make their appearance.
The Free Spins Scatter symbols only appear on the middle three reels and you need to land all three to trigger the free spins game where you’ll get 9 free spins. If you happened to land only two Free Spins Scatter symbols then you’ll get a free re-spin of the remaining reel for a chance to land the third Scatter that would trigger the feature. The Free Spins Scatter on the middle reel will convert into a Multiplier Sticky Wild and will remain in place for the duration of free spins.
Free spins start with a x2 win multiplier, and any additional Multiplier Sticky Wild will increase the win multiplier by an increment of 1, and will, of course, remain in place for the duration of the feature. When at least one Sticky Wild or Multiplier Sticky Wild is present on each of the five reels, you’ll get 3 additional free spins.
The free spins game has high variance as wins aren’t that common in this game to begin with, and the Sticky Wilds and Multiplier Sticky Wilds are as rare as Scatters, maybe even more rare than that. So, it’s not a given that you’ll win a lot of money from the free spins feature. Occassionally yes, but most of the time it will just be a decent win and nothing more.
Ruby Casino Queen Slots RTP
Theoretical return to player (RTP) is 96.03%, which is good enough, but sometimes it feels as if the game isn’t paying at all. This is because of the huge discrepancy between the base game which doesn’t pay and the free spins game which is capable of showering you with money if you land enough Wilds. The game can pay, but you need to make it pay by making hundreds of spins.
Ruby Casino Queen is a high variance game so players who are looking for this type of game will be all over it, as the Sticky Wilds and the win multipliers in the free spins game are very tempting. With a maximum win multiplier of x6, a full board win of the best symbol would be worth 2,400x your total bet, and that’s a great reason to play this game for real money. You’ll find it in online casinos that feature JustForTheWin slot games.