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Dracula slot from NetEnt

Dracula slot from NetEnt
We all know the story (or part of it) about Count Vlad Dracula of an “order of the Dragon” descent, moving from Transylvania to England for “new blood.” There are multiple featured and animation versions based on the novel by Bram Stoker, some close to the horror fiction, others more like a vampire-romantic portrait.

NetEnt’s developers undoubtedly have chosen for the love side of this otherwise bloody plot because they introduced the character of Dracula without his typical cape, pale-white skin, and vamp face with dripping blood, not so spooky but with one supernatural power - turning into a flock of bats, flying from his lair and descending to any place on the reels.

This 2015 released Dracula slot of the Swedish studio (due to the partnership with the Universal Studio) is one of the many games on this famous vampire theme standing out with a masterpiece of dark mystery visual effects and sounds. The slot has Low-Medium Volatility with an initial RTP of 96.58%. The RTP allows obtaining a positive mathematical expectation of winning in the casino.

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Personal testers’ opinion (Review and recommendations from the testers’ team)

Throughout our game test period, we made the following statistical observations:

  • The very low paytable, the lack of multiplier, and the very isolated big wins became the obvious downfall of the game;
  • Triggering of the bonus game (Free Spins feature) was extremely difficult (rare) and later disappointing -when it delivered only small payouts;
  • Increasing our initial capital by more than 200x total bets was possible only once in all our game sessions;
  • In most sessions, to increase the bankroll was either not possible at all, or it was with a small amount (40x - 80x of total bet).
  • In our opinion, just like the slot Invisible Man, with Dracula, NetEnt decided to create more entertainment providing game rather than a huge win providing game.

NetEnt announced

  • The total percentage of the return (RTP) in the Dracula online slot is 96.58%.
  • During the usual spins, 65.3% is paid, and during the free spins is 31.3%.
  • The probability of receiving full images of Dracula and Mina on reels and triggering the Free Spins feature is (statistically) every 141st spin (0.71%). This characteristic is above the NetEnt middle line.
  • The probability of getting any winning: in the usual spins is 25.04% (at the time of free spins is 64.24%).
  • The maximum possible winning is 80 000 coins.

Hidden parameters and settings of Dracula slot (data from testing)

  • The frequency of triggering the bonus free spins feature is statistically every 161st spin (0.62%).
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 25,80%.
  • The distribution of the winnings is 79% during usual spins and 21% in the bonus free spins and Bat features (mixed).
  • The maximum payout during the tests was 204x.
  • The average winnings from all features (free spins and Bat) were 50x.
  • Volatility is 5,3 out of 20 (from low to average).
  • Cycle length is average.
  • The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 6,08 out of 10.

Slot’s symbols and features

  • 5-reel, 4-row slot with 40 fixed pay lines.
  • Low paying symbols are J, Q, K, and A card symbols.
  • The middle value on the paytable is given to the fat lady with the fur collar, the alcoholic, and the drifter.
  • High paying symbols are the images of Vlad Dracula and Mina Harker, which are stacked into 3 tiles. Any part of this 3x long symbol can be a pay combination if it drops into a winning line.
  • The wild symbol during the main game is the letter “W”- substituting any other symbol, but can appear randomly only on reel 2, 3, and 4.
  • The wild symbol during the bonus round is the stacked into 3 tiles image of the Count and the Damsel in a hug, which can appear anywhere on the reels and substitute for any other symbol.

The Free Spins feature

This feature is triggered when simultaneously on reel 2 appears Dracula’s full stacked image (all 3 pieces) and on reel 4 appears Mina’s full stacked image (all 3 pieces). This event will reward you with 10 Free Spins. 

There is a chance for additional 2 Free Spins if on reel 3 during the ongoing bonus round lands fully visible Wild symbol - stacked into 3 tiles image of the Count and the Damsel. 

Bat feature during the base game

This is a cool and original opportunity for extra paying combinations provided by the developers during the usual spins. For example, randomly can be triggered the transformation of Dracula into a flock of bats, escaping from the vamp’s liar (left side of the field) and landing anywhere on the reels as a cluster, making all pieces of the cluster having the same symbol (even Wilds).

Bat feature during the bonus game

During the bonus feature, the bat flock is activated each spin (once per spin), and here again, the cluster can turn into ordinary identical images or Wild symbols.


  • The NetEnt company developed Dracula online slot.
  • It is played on five reels.
  • The number of pay lines is 40 (always active).
  • Number of coins per active line - from 1 to 10.
  • The minimum/ maximum cost of a coin - from €0.01 to €1.
  • The maximum winning in one spin is 80,000 coins.
  • Wild symbol - yes.
  • Volatility – from low to average.
  • Free spins feature - yes.
  • Extra feature (Bat) - yes.
  • RTP of 96.58% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation of winning at a Canadian online casino.

How to win at Dracula slot? (Conclusion)

  • As usual, our first advice is to test the game in DEMO mode before starting to play for real money. 
  • We recommend playing this slot with bonus money because it keeps the balance quite well, allowing you to complete the wagering requirements. 
  • We do recommend this slot for playing with real money but examining the slot mood first. Usually, this slot clearly shows its mood from the beginning.
  • Analyzing the frequency of the Bat feature, you can estimate the mood of the machine: the more times it is activated during the usual spins (with the positive result) - the warmer the slot machine is.
  • We recommend this slot for playing with real money, but with the special stipulation for playing short sessions.
  • The recommended bet balance is from 150 bets, and the strategy is to try 50-80 bets and end the session if no bonus was triggered. If a bonus is triggered, continue the game. If you catch that the slot is in the mood for bonuses, you can expect a bonus feature after another 20-40 spins.

Where to play?

  • The best place in Canada to launch a Dracula slot for free or real money is Fastpay Casino. They offer over 5300 casino slot games as well as super-fast and no-hassle withdrawals. In addition, you will be pleased with their bonus program and a VIP bonus program for all loyal players.

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Written by Kamen Valev
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