The Dog House

The Dog House

About The Dog House

Far from being a slot machine about men who’ve landed themselves in a bit of hot water, The Dog House is a slot from Pragmatic Play which focuses on man’s best friend. This pooch-themed release features a mixture of dog icons and accessories, as well as the traditional high playing card symbols to push its theme, while the overall gaming package isn’t too dissimilar from any other dog-themed slot doing the rounds on the net.

This Pragmatic Play slot comes with a generic 5-reel and 20-line gaming structure, with all twenty of those lines being fixed into place. Players may be surprised to see that the minimum stake in the game isn’t 20p a spin, but 25p, while maximum bets can rise no higher than £125 a turn. A medium/low variance release, The Dog House can deliver wins worth up to 75x a line bet, which is a fair and moderate cash prize given the wagering range on show. 

Special features

The fancy looking kennel plays a starring role as a wild symbol in this video slot. Wilds are not as widespread as you might like, springing up solely on the second, third and fourth reels. They can, however, replace all cash paying symbols, and can dish out multipliers when they feature in wins. Moreover, those multipliers can be added together, should several of them appear at once. This happens with surprising frequency in the Pragmatic Play game.

Bonus icons appear as paw print symbols. Players are going to need to acquire three of these on the first, third and fifth reels to activate the only bonus round in The Dog House. That feature is a free spin bonus round, but it is at least one which is strikingly different from typical free spin bonuses you may be used to seeing in video slots, at least in the first part of the round.

Bonus features

Once the free spins bonus kicks into gear, players will be given a spin on a set of classic slot reels. Those three reels will then determine how many free games you get. Once the bonus round begins properly, players can prosper from sticky wilds, and these will remain affixed to the reels for the duration of the bonus round. Unfortunately, the bonus game cannot be retriggered while it is in play, but at least the multiplier feature still comes in handy during this round. 

Overview

The Dog House is something of a hit and miss type of slot. In some way (namely its free spin bonus) it is a game which stands out from the pack and promises decent wins. However, in others (such as the wagering range) it falls a bit behind the competition. There are both better and worse slots out there with dog themes, so Pragmatic Play’s release really is something of a take it or leave it title. It can be found at all top casinos which offer slots and games from this provider.