Pragmatic Play – Empty the Bank – Free Slot Game

Nothing beats a good heist movie, and the same can be said for solid heist slots. It may not come without a few flaws, but ’s Empty the Bank is an overall solid installment in the bank heist genre. The main downside is the lack of action, modifiers and/or features in the base game, where payouts up to 400x your stake is the maximum you can hope for.

That being said, you have a reasonably priced ante bet option, and this is recommended if you want to escape the grind as often as possible. The Empty The Bank Respin feature comes with 8 modifier special symbols, including the safe door, which results in a 10,000x payout if you manage to crack the safe by landing 3 on the same spin. This is a highly exciting feature that goes well beyond the standard Hold and Spin and Lock it Link rates that we see all the time.

Empty the bank slot functions

The masked burglar features on the wild symbol and wild symbols for all regular paying symbols will help you create winning combinations. The wild has no value of its own and the sure symbol is the game’s bonus scatter.

The sure scatter can only land on reels 1, 3 and 5, and you need 3 to trigger the Empty the Bank Respin feature. You are then taken into the bank vault and the respins feature plays out on a 5×4 bank box reel set. The 3 triggering scatters are replaced by sticky money symbols of random value between 1x and 10x in their respective positions, and you start with 3 respins.

Any new cash symbol you land will also become sticky, and this resets the respin count back to 3. The feature only ends when you run out of spins or when you have filled the grid with money symbols. However, there are 8 special symbols that help you in different ways, and they include modifier symbols that can expand the grid up to 7×6. Here is an overview:

  • Walkie Talkie – comes with a random value of +1x or +2x and adds +1 or +2 to all existing money symbols on all subsequent spins.
  • Computer – awards 1x your bet and multiplies any money symbols present by 2x. Burglar – collects all existing money symbols and burglar symbols to make
  • room for new symbols landing in those positions.
  • Alert – Increases the number of replies to 4 instead of 3, and you benefit as long as the feature lasts. It also pays 1x your stake.
  • Drill – opens closed reel positions on reel 1 and awards 1x your bet.
  • Hammer – opens closed reel positions on reel 7 and awards 1x your bet.
  • Ladder – opens all closed reel positions in row 5 on first hit. Do the same for row 6 the second time around and also pays 1x your bet.
  • Safe Door – Land 3 during the feature and you will crack the main safe and win 10,000x your stake. Each vault door also pays 1x your bet when they land.

You can activate the ante bet at any time, increasing your bonus round chances. However, it will cost you 25% more per turn and no specific stats are provided beyond that. In some countries (not UK) you can buy the bonus round for 80x your stake.

The 200 spins clear the bank slot experience

We’ve included a few base game payouts in our 3.5 minute highlights video, but the real fun begins when we buy the bonus round in 30 seconds. We got the Walkie-Talkie modifier fairly early on, which was a huge help in increasing cash symbol values. See for yourself by clicking the play button below.


We see a lot of Hold & Respin games launching every month and most of them are regular releases. So it’s very refreshing when a developer, in this case Pragmatic Play, decides to put in a little more effort. Clearing the bank might not hold too much excitement in the base game, but the Clear the Bank Respin feature is a treat worth the wait.

Ante betting is highly recommended here for the reasons above, and it’s fun to be cheered on by the ultra-British burglar’s action commentary during the bank robbery. The 8 special symbols can change the feature in unexpected ways, and the 10,000x top prize is more than solid enough to make this an attractive prospect. Don’t expect every respins round to be filled with modifier symbols though, as they can be hard to land at times.


Streak respins with 8 special symbols
Expand the respins grid up to 7×6
Win up to 10,000x your stake
Ante bet increases the chances of getting features


No features/modifiers in base game

Empty the Bank Slot FAQs

What is Empty the Bank’s return to player?

The highest standard RTP of 96.48% is slightly above average. Note, however, that Pragmatic Play is known for customizable RTP ranges. Available RTP values are 96.48%, 95.48% and 94.48%

How volatile is Empty the Bank?

This is a highly volatile game, scoring 5 out of 5 on Pragmatic’s own volatility scale.

What is the biggest win?

You can win up to 10,000x your stake if you manage to crack the vault in the Respins feature. This is a hard-capped max win, which means the feature will shut down if it’s won.

How does clearing the Bank Respins feature work?

It plays like a streak respin feature where cash symbols become sticky and the respin number resets to 3 when they land. Ditto for the 8 special symbols you can also land, and these can expand the grid, multiply cash values, and much more.

Is there a free spins mode in Empty the Bank?

There are no traditional free spins rounds in this game, so the respin feature detailed above is the main attraction.

Can I play Empty the Bank slot for free?

Yes, you can try Empty the Bank free demo game at the top of this page (UK players must first verify their age).

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