Mr Moneybags Slots
Most new slot machine releases are multi pay line machines with bonus rounds, flashy new features, and second and third screen games. It seems like the slot machine companies are in a race to see how many pay lines they can cram into one machine.
So when a new single pay line slots game is released it almost comes as a shock. It's even more of a shock if the game becomes as popular as Mr. Moneybags has become in such a short time.
We've always enjoyed single line slots because they're usually simple and they help us forget about everything else in the world for a few minutes. All we have to do is spin the reels and wait for the symbols to line up.
Many of the newer video slot machines are so complicated that we have a hard time figuring out which combinations win and how much they pay.
Based on early reports about its popularity, Mr. Moneybags looks like it's here to stay.
Mr. Money Bags Meets the Easy Money Jackpot
In July 2015, Video Gaming Technologies Inc., VGT, launched the company's first wide area progressive jackpot slot machine network.
The Easy Money Jackpot is included on 8 distinctive slots, the most popular of which is Mr. Money Bags.
We love bonus spins, but what we like most about Mr. Money Bags slot machine is that every spin we get a shot at a progressive jackpot. This jackpot resets at $250,000 and climbs until it's hit.
Along with Mr. Money Bags, the Easy Money Jackpot is fed by 7 of VGT's most popular slot machines:
The Sooner State Adopts Mr. Money Bags
The Easy Money Jackpot was initially rolled out in 11 tribal casinos located in Oklahoma, but in less than a year the program has brought Mr. Money Bags to players in several dozen locations throughout the state. Almost every tribal casino in Oklahoma offers Mr. Money Bags slot machines as part of VGT's first entry into the wide area progressive marketplace.
You can also play any Mr. Money Bags machine at the following casinos in other states.
- 1. Wyandotte Nation Casino in Kansas City, Kansas
- 2. The Choctaw Nations Casino in Dry Prong, Louisiana
- 3. Ho Chunk Casino in Madison, Wisconsin
In a press release, VGT company president Jay Sevigny said:
"We are thrilled to introduce the Easy Money Jackpot wide area progressive. Players across Oklahoma know and love our games, and now they also have the chance to win a progressive jackpot that starts at $250,000.00, all just for playing the games they already love!"
The Mechanics of a Mr. Money Bags Session
Mr. Money Bags is billed by VGT as "our most popular" single pay line, three reel mechanical slot machine.
Betting increments for Mr. Money Bags begin at $0.25 credits and move up to $0.50, $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, and $25, allowing players with different bankrolls to play the game. You can decide between betting one, two, or three credits on each spin. For each of these wager selections the maximum payout on a Mr. Money Bags machine is 2,500 credits.
The three reels on Mr. Money Bags machines display the traditional slot symbols, including one bar, two bar, three bar, cherries, a seven, and of course, the man himself. Mr. Money Bags is depicted as a slick, suit-wearing businessman smoking a cigar while clinging to a wad of cold, hard cash. The bags of money at his feet give players an idea of what awaits the winner of the Easy Money Jackpot.
When you see a single Mr. Money Bags symbol appearing alongside any winning combination, the payout is automatically doubled. Two Mr. Money Bags symbols in a winning combination provides players with a bonus of four times the regular payout.
Mr. Money Bags' Red Screen Free Spin Bonus
Mr. Money Bags includes one of VGT's signature slot features: the Red Screen Free Spin Bonus.
Randomly generated throughout every session following a win and payout, or a spin in which none of your reels land on the pay line, this bonus is signaled by the reel screen suddenly flashing red. The reels spin again, costing you no credits, and every Red Screen Free Spin Bonus produces a winning combination which will amount to at least the original win.
Players who log regular sessions on the Mr. Money Bags slot circuit have noticed a few interesting patterns regarding the Red Screen Free Spin Bonus. Most players report a flashing red screen appearing on approximately one out of every five winning spins. The amount of free bonus spins players receive can also vary between one and five, so every Red Screen Free Spin Bonus offers a unique experience in terms of payout.
VGT's "Live Call Bingo" Slot Engine
While playing Mr. Money Bags, you'll notice a small screen directly above the reel that includes a standard bingo card. Below the bingo card is a series of small numbers which alternate between flashing yellow or white print.
This may be a bit confusing at first, as the action on the bingo card doesn't appear to make much of a difference in your slot session. The numbers keep changing and your card fills up over time, but for most players there seems to be no connection between the spinning reels and the numbers flashing just above.
Mr. Money Bags is a "Class II Bingo Slot Machine", which is a legal term derived from the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act authorizing Native American tribes to operate tribal casinos. Under the law, games included in Class II like bingo can be played in locations where local tribal gaming compacts are not present. Traditional slot machines are included in Class III, and thus can only be played in casinos under the stewardship of tribal gaming compacts.
Casino industry expert Frank Legato explains the difference between these machines in his article "The Reel Deel":
For fans of Mr. Money Bags, the legal minutiae don't matter at all, because the live call bingo program appearing on their screens represent the random number generator used to determine the reels' outcome on any given spin.
Summary & Other Mr. Money Bags Games
Mr Moneybags seems to be a perennial favorite among Class II slots at tribal casinos. Even if you usually play multiple pay line machines, the special Red Screen Bonus round adds another dimension to this single pay line machine that most players like.
Always play the maximum coins per spin to unlock all of the possible pay outs. If you're not comfortable at higher bet levels when you bet maximum coins play for a lower per bet amount.
You might also be interested to know that, in addition to the original version of Mr. Money Bags, VGT has expanded the brand by adding a number of sister slots: