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Black River Gold Slot: Go West in Search of Riches


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Howdy, OJOers! Today, we join ELK Studios on a trip out west in the time of the California Gold Rush. The Black River Gold slot is a whisky-swilling, gun-toting, gold-prospecting adventure of a game, complete with Symbol Avalanches and loads more special features besides.

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How it Looks

Black River Gold is set out in the rugged mountains of the Old West.

The symbols are represented by typical items used by your average gold prospector – playing cards, revolvers, lumps of gold, and even three fingers of bourbon. Meanwhile, the backdrop for the action is a stunning mountain scene.

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How to Play the Black River Gold Slot

The Black River Gold slot base game is played with six reels and four rows of symbols. These create a total of 4,096 potential winning combinations.

Unlike many online slots, the number of rows isn’t fixed. Each time you make a winning combination, one of the game’s special features is triggered and an additional row of symbols is added. The maximum number of rows is eight, which gives 262,144 ways to win!

ELK Studios says the Black River Gold slot RTP is 96.1%. With its maximum win of 5,000x the total bet, the game is considered high volatility.

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The Black River Gold online slot also features both an Auto Play mode and automatic betting strategies. Whilst these can speed the action up and add an interesting dynamic to gameplay, remember to play responsibly! It’s easier to lose track of what you’ve bet with such features active.

Black River Gold Slot: Special Features


Whenever you make a winning combination on the Black River Gold slot game, those symbols forming it are blasted off the reels.

The symbols above will fall to fill the blank spaces and an additional row of symbols is added. There can be up to eight rows of symbols in total but the Avalanche will continue until no new wins are possible.

Wild Compass

When a Compass Symbol lands on the reels and those symbols landing either side of it match, they turn Wild. If there are no symbols below the Compass Symbol, the Compass itself will substitute for any other symbol.


When a large symbol lands, it can transform into the Revolver. I will absorb smaller symbols below and represent those symbols it has loaded into the chamber so far. When it’s collected six of the game’s symbols, it will turn into a giant Wild too!

Black River Gold Free Spins

If you manage to land three or more Bonus Symbols anywhere on the reels, you’ll trigger the Black River Gold Free Spins feature.

However, since the reels don’t really spin, they’re called Free Drops instead. Three Bonus Symbols triggers 10 Free Drops and each extra Bonus Symbol activating the feature adds five extra drops to the total.

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During the Free Drops Feature, any Wild Symbols that land on the reels are collected. At the end of each Avalanche sequence, they’re added to the reels and will stick in place until they form a winning combination.

Each time a win triggers an extra Free Drop that produces another win during the feature, the Safety Level increases by one row.

When the game resets back following a series of wins, it does so to the Safety Level currently active. With more rows on each subsequent Free Drop, there are more chances to win!

Betting Limits

You can bet one of 12 different amounts on the Black River Gold slot machine. The lowest is just 20p and the maximum is £100.

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For those of you that aren’t ready to bet for real, you can get a taste of the game if you play the Black River Gold slot demo. OJO provides such free-play versions of loads of his online casino games too.

OJO says…

ELK Studios’s Black River Gold slot has a lot going for it. We particularly liked the constantly changing reel dynamics, along with the Revolver Feature. You can try it for yourself and play the Black River Gold slot in the UK at PlayOJO today.

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