Play classic Rainbow Riches slot at PlayOJO
Play our Rainbow Riches slot online at PlayOJO and experience one of the GOATs of the slot world. With an iconic theme plus loads of fun ways to play for 200 and 500 coin prizes including the classic Road to Riches bonus, this is truly a legend of the slots world.
Rainbow Riches is one of 15 Rainbow Riches games you can play here at PlayOJO. They’re all packed with colourful Celtic charm and each has their own take on classic bonus rounds. But this one’s the original, the best, the reel deal, and we’re about to show you why!
A Rainbow Riches origin story
Rainbow Riches was released by Barcrest (yes, that Barcrest of pub fruit machine fame) way back in 2009, though trademark is now owned by slot studio supremos SG Gaming that has been rebranded as Light & Wonder. It quickly became the world’s number one online slot and over 10 years later, it’s still in the Top 100 slots played every day in the UK.
Rainbow Riches isn’t just a popular slot, it’s probably one of the most played online slot series in gaming. There are now over 15 Rainbow Riches casino games from providers like NYX and Slingo, with Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix overtaking the original game as the most popular right now.
So how do you play Rainbow Riches, and what makes this slot one of the most popular online casino games of all time? Is it the Celtic retro vibe? The large dose of pub fruity nostalgia? The fun, sticky bonus features? Or all of the above?
Now read our Rainbow Riches slot review and decide for yourself.
How to play Rainbow Riches
You can play Rainbow Riches for free using our Rainbow Riches slot demo, or for real money at PlayOJO. Either way, you’ll need to create your account first, though you can do that in minutes.
To play for free, simply head to our Casino, search ‘rainbow’ and fire up the Try For Free version of the game. There’s no limit to how many spins you can play risk-free either.
Rainbow Riches is a 5-reel, 3-line slot with up to 20 paylines. That means you have to choose whether to play 1 line or any number up to 20 lines. What’s the benefit to playing more lines? You’re more likely to hit a win, but it comes at a cost. If you play 20 lines, it’ll cost you 20 times as much.
As well as choosing how many lines to play, you need to pick your line bet amount, so you can figure out your total bet. The betting range here is from 1p up to £25 per line. To calculate your total bet size per spin, the game will multiply that by the number of lines you’ve chosen.
Playing Rainbow Riches safely
We want you to feel the fun from the moment you join the OJO crew, to moment you hit your first Rainbow Riches win. As online slots are essentially pure luck, choosing how much to bet is one of the most important decisions you will make, as well as how many spins to play.
Slots play is most fun when it’s affordable and in control. To help you get maximum enjoyment out of this slot and our other games, we provide account features and advice that helps keep your gaming fun.
To learn how tools like Deposit Limits, Play Reminders and Safe Mate can help you play safe, head to our Safer Gambling hub.
How to win at Rainbow Riches
Now we’re talkin’! To win a cash prize, complete any winning paytable combination on an active payline.
That’s the slots jargon, but what does that really mean? Well if you hit 3 Queens like we did in the game below, all 3 Queens have to be on the first 3 reels for the win to count.
If you’re unsure how paylines and paytable combinations work, check out the game info screens, as they’ll show you what the 20 paylines actually look like, and how many of each symbol you need to match to win a prize.
Rainbow Riches is a medium volatility slot with a relatively small maximum win. Prizes of up to 500x are possible on any given line win but there’s more than one way to skin that cat, notably the bonus features, which mean in theory it’s possible to win up to £250,000.
The cherry on top? You get money back every time you play courtesy of OJOplus, the best rewards club online! No funny business, no sneaky Ts & Cs, just money back on every game.
Now’s let’s get to the meat of this game and see how the bonus rounds work.
Rainbow Riches features and symbols
Aside from the bonus symbols that trigger features, there are just 6 regular Rainbow Riches symbols, the card symbols Ten, Jack, Queen, King, Ace and the Rainbow Riches logo.
Two Rainbow Riches logo symbols will bag you 2 coins, the smallest and easiest win to hit, though on a line would pay 250 coins, the second biggest win.
The Wild is also a paytable symbol, with 5 Wilds paying £500 for a £1 line bet, the biggest paytable prize on offer.
As well as being a paying symbol in its own right, the Wild symbol often comes in useful because it substitutes for all other symbols except the 3 bonus symbols.
What else is there to break up the usual sequence of base game spins? Well it’s amazing given the popularity of Free Spins features in most modern video slots that there is no Rainbow Riches Free Spins bonus here.
But what you do get are 3 Rainbow Riches mini games that have become iconic slot features, and they’re the most likely route to bigger payouts. Once you’ve played them a few times, you’ll see why they’ve become the stuff of slotlore!
Road To Riches
In almost all online slots games there’s always one bonus feature we’re itching to hit and in the Rainbow Riches online slot game, it’s the Road To Riches feature.
Spin 3 Leprechaun symbols to trigger the Road To Riches bonus game. Then spin the wheel of fortune to determine how many steps you take up the cash path. For every spin, you’ll be awarded either 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 steps, or COLLECT, which returns you to the main game with any prizes you’ve won.
There are various multipliers left along the path which get bigger as you go, starting with a 1x prize and rising to the 200x pot of gold. In the game above, we reached 10x before spinning COLLECT and because our total bet was 20p (1p line bet x 20 lines), we won £2.
Pots Of Gold
The Pots Of Gold bonus is your ticket to the biggest wins on this game. Hit 3 Pots Of Gold symbols on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels to trigger the Pots of Gold bonus and the chance to win up to 500 times your stake.
Once this particular feature begins, you’ll see 12 pots of gold symbols encircling the leprechaun. The bronze pot prizes start at 50x, silver at 100x and gold from 100x to 500x. The pots of gold whizz round the leprechaun while he dances, then come to a stop to reveal your prize.
No smash-hit slot is complete without a picking game. Spin 3 scattered Wishing Well symbols on the reels and pick 1 to reveal a multiplier win. Wishing Well bonus wins can be anything from 2x to 500x, but are usually modest at around 10x.
However you’ll trigger this feature more often than the others, and it will keep things ticking along while you’re waiting for bigger wins.
Theme and design
There’s no getting away from the fact that Rainbow Riches is a very old slot that pays homage to the physical slot machines of mid-20th century America. But that’s the charm of it, right?!
On the face of it, this slot game looks like thousands of others that borrow heavily from ancient mysticism and Celtic lore. Leprechaun? Check. Rainbow? Check. Pots of gold? Check. But look a little closer. Lurid purple sky! Madness. And we haven’t even got to the rainbow.
The soundtrack is a perfect fit, though it’s limited largely to the bonus games and shouldn’t get on your wick. Bonus features always get the best tunes of course, and on this slot, jaunty, pipey Irish jigs are the order of the day.
OJO’s verdict on Rainbow Riches
This slot game is lazy afternoons in downtown Vegas, or palm readings in a mystical Glastonbury backstreet. No need to be sad that there’s no free spin bonus, as the game has 3 awesome features that’ll keep you entertained.
And with the prospect of regular action and the occasion pot of gold, it’s no surprise this original Rainbow Riches casino game is the stuff of online legend.
Does it still live up to its reputation? Fire up the demo version, get yourself some Rainbow Riches free play and see.
Other Rainbow Riches slots
If you like Rainbow Riches, you’ll love this lot!
In the Rainbow Riches Free Spins slot game, the three bonus features from the original are swopped out for a classic Free Spins bonus where you can win up to 20 Free Spins with the chance to retrigger even more.
The Rainbow Riches Race Day slot introduces a Christmas theme, cascading reels and a hilarious Derby Day arcade feature.
With the same theme but 117,649 ways to win, Rainbow Riches Megaways made a huge splash when it was released in 2019. Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold is one of the most popular in the series with a 5,000x top prize and 3 Mega Drop progressive jackpots.
If you’re a bingo fan, there’s Rainbow Riches Slingo, where the prize ladder contains bonus features you’ll recognise from the original.
Whatever type of slot you prefer, whether it’s low or high variance, 1 line or 100,000 lines, as long as you’re a fan of the leprechaun and his classic Rainbow Riches bonuses, there’s a slot that’s perfect for you.
Why play Rainbow Riches at PlayOJO?
Our players know us as the home of feelgood gaming, because unlike other online casinos, we give you the games you want, make it easy to play and give you the fairest casino experience online.
Here’s what you’ll get when you become an OJOer…
- No wagering requirements on welcome bonus or any other bonus
- Over 3,000 online casino games including slots, live casino & bingo
- Money back on every game with no strings attached
- All bonus wins paid in cash with no restrictions
- No minimum withdrawal – it’s your cash isn’t it?
- Exclusive games like Prize Twister and the OJO Wheel
- Instant deposit and withdrawals with Trustly
- Safer Gambling tools and advice to keep things fun
Where can I play Rainbow Riches?
OK, so we admit we’re not the only place in the world who has this classic game, but PlayOJO is the only place you’ve get money back on every spin, win or lose, with absolutely no strings attached.
Is there a Rainbow Riches welcome bonus?
If you’ve just landed at our no-wager online casino for the first time, we’ll throw you a welcome party with 50 Free Spins on another legendary slot when you make your first deposit of £10 or more (terms apply). Like everything at OJO’s place, there are no wagering requirements on anything you win from your Free Spins too. Kaboooom!
Can I play Rainbow Riches for free?
Sure you can! To access our Rainbow Riches slot demo, all you need to do is sign up, head to the slots section and choose the Try For Free option. If you want to play for real, you can play from as little as a penny a spin.
How do you play Rainbow Riches?
First stop, create your PlayOJO account and find the game using our handy search tool. Check out the Rainbow Riches rules we explained earlier, or read the short version inside the game itself. The easiest answer is simply to fire up the game and play for free. It won’t take more than a few free spins to master the rules.
What’s the Rainbow Riches slot RTP?
At PlayOJO, the Rainbow Riches RTP is 95%. That doesn’t mean you’ll get 95p back for every pound you play, as RTPs are measured over millions of spins. But it does give you an idea of the Rainbow Riches payout rate compared to other online slots, and 95% is roughly average.
While payouts are unpredictable in the short term, one thing is for certain; we give you money back on every spin thanks to OJOplus. That’s real cash you earn, in real time, with no strings attached.
Who makes the Rainbow Riches slot and what other games do they make?
Rainbow Riches was originally made by Barcrest, one of the first and most successful modern slot machine makers.
Since then, Barcrest was taken over by Williams Interactive and SG Gaming. As well as the 2009 original, there are over 20 other Rainbow Riches slots, including Rainbow Riches Power Mix and Rainbow Riches Piles of Cash.
How do I know Rainbow Riches is fair?
Both the slot’s suppliers SG Gaming and PlayOJO are licenced and regulated in the UK by the Gambling Commission and we regularly check the game is paying out the correct Return To Player.