Product Review: Everi – Press Your Luck Whammy Riches

March 22, 2024

Gaming America got up close and personal with a few Las Vegas video slot games, including a clever adaptation of a classic game show.

If you are a fan of the '80s game show “Press Your Luck,” you are not alone. Everi’s Press Your Luck video slot machine incorporates the game show’s premise into a visually stunning and high-action five-reel game. This slot brings with it 243 ways to win and features three bonuses that add to the game’s allure, including the Big Bucks bonus, the Press Your Luck bonus and a bonus triggered by breaking the game’s piggy bank.

Playing this slot was like getting into a time machine to appear on the '80s game show! Complete with the Press Your Luck theme song and the infamous Whammies, this game offers stunning graphics, great sounds and some big wins if you are willing to 'press your luck.' Everi offers this game in both one and five-cent denominations. The minimum bet starts at 75 credits and has a max of 375.

To trigger the Press Your Luck bonus, players must get the Press Your Luck symbol on reels one, three and five. After hitting the first two symbols, the fifth reel will light up before the end of the spin. Once triggered, this bonus game takes players to a screen with the Whammy board. There are three spins awarded, which gives players the chance to hit dollar amounts or Whammies.

Unlike the game show, Whammies on the board are a good thing. The more Whammies a player can get, the higher the win when it comes to the bonus game’s payout. Each time a player gets a square filled on the board, more spins are added. Filling the board will unlock the Whammies, increase the game’s win and the payouts are nice.

One $0.75 spin triggered this bonus for me, and I walked away with $75.00. Triggering the Big Bucks bonus works similarly to the Press Your Luck feature. However, a player must get the Big Bucks symbol on the last reel to activate the game. This bonus gives players a spin on the big wheel and can award between 1,100 and 20,000 credits.

Breaking the piggy bank triggers the Whammy Wheel bonus. If you’re lucky enough to land this one, you can spin the wheel to hit one of several progressive jackpots amounts available. 


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