Double Diamond Slot
The Double Diamond online slot is a 3-reel, single pay line online slot game from IGT. If you're in the UK and you're old enough then you'll know Double Diamond was a pale ale that was the drink of choice for many, until lager barged in. In the US, Double Diamond is the name of one of the most popular land-based casino slots of all time. There's not much too complexity about it, which is one of the main reasons for its popularity!
You send the reels spinning by selecting your stake from 0.20 to 100, and hitting the spin button. The symbols are all classic slot machine icons – cherries, bars (single, double and triple stacked), sevens and the Double Diamond symbol. To win you need to land a row of identical symbols, or any number of cherries, on the pay line.
Payout & bonus rounds
The payouts are the same as you'd expect at a 'real world' slot machine. The lowest is double your stake for a single cherry, and the jackpot is three 'Double Diamond' symbols, which scores you 1,000x your bet amount.
While you are playing you'll notice that sometimes the reels seem to stop 'half way' meaning a symbol doesn't appear on the pay line. This isn't a bug – it's a feature of the original machine that's been carried over the the software version. If this happens on at least one of your reels, then you win zilch.
The Double Diamond symbol is the 'Wild' symbol and substitutes for all other symbols. Every Double Diamond symbol you land in a win doubles your cash reward, aside from landing all three which wins you the jackpot. You can also win 5x your stake if you land three bar symbols on the pay line, no matter if the symbols are single bars, double bars or triples …
… and that's about it folks! This was obviously a casino classic, but the way slots have evolved over the past decade or so, there's really nothing here to play for except nostalgia value. The way the symbols don't line up sometimes is also an annoyance, as if it happens on the first reel there's zero excitement to be had in seeing where the other two land. In summary, for fans of classic slots only.