Gold Rush Overview

Gold Rush is a mining themed online slot game with plenty of lucrative bonus features. Developed by Pragmatic Play, this five-reel, twenty-five payline slot game has mesmerizing music and takes avid prospectors way back to the California gold rush of the mid 1800s. Head down the mine shaft and learn how to win when you play Gold Rush online slots.

How to Play

To play this slot game, you’ll need a BetVictor account, which you can create in just three steps.

Once you’re ready to hit the water,  place your bet — between £25.00 and £125.00 — to start.

Game Rules

The main attraction is the free spins feature which increases the chances of players winning big.

Free Spins

To trigger the free spins round, two or more tunnel scatters must land anywhere on reels two, three and four. This awards an initial ten spins although any extra scatters that land during the round award an extra two each.

The most lucrative feature in the game is triggered during the free spins round when the player must collect gold nuggets which then add additional prospectors to the payreels.

Adding more prospectors increases the chances of unearthing those bigger wins, while landing an extra nugget on the last free spin rewards players with additional spin.

0 – 4 Nuggets

  • Adds seven extra prospectors

5 – 9 Gold Nuggets 

  • Adds sixteen extra prospectors

10 – 14 Gold Nuggets

  • Adds twenty-one extra prospectors

15+ Gold Nuggets

Adds twenty-nine prospectors

Symbols and Themes

The gold rush theme means the game is littered with symbols such as sticks of dynamite, gold nuggets, a pony, prospector and a gas lamp, while the game’s background is a mining tunnel.

At least two symbols are needed for the game to payout with combos paying from left to right.

Special Symbols

The special symbols in Gold Rush are the dynamite sticks wild and tunnel scatter, plus the high value bearded prospector, gold nuggets, work pony, gas lamp and set of tools symbols.


The sticks of dynamite symbol, which is the game’s the wild, replaces all other symbols apart from the tunnel scatter symbol to create winning combinations.

Tunnel Scatter

Landing two tunnel scatter symbols anywhere on reels two, three and four triggers ten free spins.


The game’s highest value symbol, the prospector, rewards players with the following multiples of the bet amount:

  • Five symbols — x20
  • Four symbols — x8
  • Three symbols — x1

Gold Nuggets 

The golden nuggets symbol rewards players as follows:

  • Five symbols — x16
  • Four symbols — x6
  • Three symbols — x1


The pony symbol rewards players as follows:

  • Five symbols — x12
  • Four symbols — x5
  • Three symbols — x1

Gas Lamp

The gas lamp symbol rewards players as follows:

  • Five symbols — x8
  • Four symbols — x4
  • Three symbols — x1


The tools symbol rewards players as follows:

  • Five symbols — x4
  • Four symbols — x2
  • Three symbols — x1

Lower Value Symbols

Like many online slot games, Gold Rush features a selection of lower value symbols:

9, 10, J, Q, K and A

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