Pragmatic Play – Pirate Gold Deluxe – Free Game

It’s not uncommon for developers to sometimes create deluxe versions of their games, but that usually means you have an improved version to look forward to. Not so with Pirate Gold Deluxe. Pragmatic has made some strange decisions here, like cutting off half the potential and removing the bonus round all together. Visually, the games are very similar, although the background has changed a bit.

The good news is that you now have the option to buy the Respins round (not available to UK players). This Hold & Win Respins feature has been updated with 3 different modifying money bags as well as a retrigger treasure chest. The multiplier bags in particular are a source of excitement here, but calling this a “deluxe” version still feels a bit off.

Bonus Features in Pirate Gold Deluxe

It’s really all about the Lucky Treasure Bag feature here, and you need to land at least 8 money bag symbols to trigger it. The money bags land with random cash prizes, but they can also give you the minor or major jackpots. The triggering money bag symbols stick on the reels and you now get 3 respins initially.

During this feature you will only land chests, blanks or purple, red or green money bags. As long as at least one symbol lands that is not a blank, the number of respins is reset to 3 again. Each symbol you land also gets sticky on the reels. The different colored money bags as well as the chest symbol trigger the following functions:

  • Purple money bag – absorbs all money bag values that triggered the function.
  • Red money bag – absorbs the entire value of the money bags currently displayed on the screen.
  • Founder Money Bag – adds a multiplier value of either 2x, 3x or 5x to the global multiplier, which increases your total function win.
  • Chest – retriggers the function when the current function has been played.

Hold & Spin Respins feature ends when you run out of respins or when all 20 reel positions are covered. All money bag values are then totaled and the global multiplier is applied if you landed at least 1 green bag. When all 20 positions are covered, you also win the Grand Jackpot of 1,000 times your bet.

Much has been removed from this Deluxe version, but at least you now have the option to purchase the Money Respins feature. It costs you 100 times your bet and gives you between 8 and 19 money bag symbols on the next spin. The bonus buy feature is not available for UK players.

The 200 Spins Pirate Gold Deluxe Experience

After a while of slogging through the base game, we gave in to temptation and paid for the Money Respins feature. You can skip the boring part if you like, and go straight to the bonus feature at 0:42 in the 200 spins video. We also won a decent amount from it, but you’ll have to see for yourself if we made a profit or not.

Rating Conclusion

It’s very strange to call Pirate Gold a “deluxe” version. A deluxe model of something is usually more lucrative, but the opposite is true for this game. The graphics may have been beefed up a bit, but the 15,000x potential is less than half of what is advertised in the original title. is known for “controversial” maximum wins that never seem to be realized. So we see no reason to cut them in half in the Deluxe version.

Pragmatic has also decided to throw the free spins out the window, leaving you with only the Hold & Win Respins feature. The various money bag features are somewhat original, but it’s not easy to land even a single multiplier bag. The same goes for the retrigger chest, by the way, but if you get a solid multiplier, the payouts can be massive.

Pros

Hold & Win respins with different feature money bags.
3 fixed jackpots up to 1,000 times your bet
High volatility and 15,000x maximum win potential

Cons

“Deluxe” version with half the potential and no free spins

Pirate Gold Deluxe Slot FAQs

What is the RTP of the Pirate Gold Deluxe slot?

The default payout percentage is 96.48%, which is just a bit lower than what the original game offered, but you can get a lower payback due to the RTP ranges. Available RTP values are 96.48%, 95.48%, and 94.48%.

How volatile is Pirate Gold Deluxe?

This is a high volatility title from Pragmatic, just like the first game.

What is the biggest possible win?

You can win up to 15,000 times your bet in this Deluxe version, which is less than half of what the original Pirate Gold slot offers.

How do the Lucky Treasure Bag respins work?

You trigger it by landing 8+ money bags. These are locked and 3 money bags in different colors can land to trigger different features. You can also win 2 smaller jackpots here and the Grand Jackpot of 1,000x by filling the screen with money bags. Landing a treasure chest will trigger the feature again.

Is there a free spins mode on Pirate Gold Deluxe slot?

No, while the first game included a bonus round, Pragmatic has decided to focus solely on the Hold & Win Respins feature in the Deluxe version.

Can I play Pirate Gold Deluxe for free?

Yes, you can try the Pirate Gold Deluxe free demo game at the very top of this page (UK players need to confirm their age first).

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