A Simple Guide to Plinko Games

Plinko Games Guide

Here at Prime Slots, we’ve got a few different Plinko games to choose from. From Pine of Plinko to Plinko Go and more, this classic game provides an entertaining gaming experience, plus a chance to win a cash prize.

But what exactly is Plinko, and where did it originate? Keep reading to find out more about one of the most popular casino games of all time!

What Is Plinko? 

Plinko is a simple casino game with a unique format. On the screen, you’ll see a pyramid shape made up of dots, which you can think of as pegs. Once a ball is dropped from the top of the pyramid, it will make its way down to the bottom, hitting pegs as it goes so that it changes direction.

At the bottom of the pyramid are various cash prizes. Eventually the ball will land in one of the cash prize boxes, and you’ll win the corresponding prize (which is usually a multiplier of your bet).

The History of Plinko 

Plinko first appeared on the scene in 1983, on everyone’s favourite game show The Price Is Right. Rather than the online version of the game we have today, the original game was played on a real Plinko board, and contestants would drop a chip from the top of the board to hopefully see it land on a prize.

In the UK version of The Price is Right, Plinko prizes were usually specific items (rather than cash prizes). The highest value price was often a car, while smaller prizes included useful, but maybe less glamorous, items such as bed sheets!

Plinko soon became the most popular game in The Price Is Right, both in the UK and around the world. In 2013 the US version of the show even hosted a special episode made up entirely of Plinko games!

Today Plinko is being enjoyed by a whole new audience in a new format, with online Plinko games now available to play on mobile devices.

Plinko Games Gameplay

Plinko gambling online is fairly straightforward, since the game has such a simple format. Here’s a quick guide to how to play a standard online Plinko game. Make sure you check the rules of the specific game you’re playing, since they can vary.

  1. Decide on your bet, then click BET to start the game.
  2. Every time you press BET, a new ball will be dropped from the top of the pyramid.
  3. If the ball lands in a prize zone at the bottom of the pyramid, you’ll win the corresponding prize.
  4. In some Plinko games, you can adjust the number of active rows in the game. You may also be able to change the risk level, choosing between Low, Medium and High.

How Can I Win at Plinko?

Although we get asked this question a lot, the answer is that wins in all casino games are down to chance! The outcomes of all online slots and casino games are determined by a Random Number Generator (RNG), which are computers that are regularly tested for fairness at all licensed casinos.

You may come across so-called ‘strategies’ for winning at Plinko online, but the truth is that there is no way to guarantee a specific win - and that’s part of the fun of it.

Minimum and Maximum Bets in Plinko Games 

Plinko casino games offer a range of different bet values, and the games are accessible to players with various budgets. At Prime Slots, the bet range for Plinko games is between £0.10 and £50, but it’s important to check the rules for the specific game you decide to play.

Always gamble responsibly, and never spend money you can’t afford to lose.

Plinko Games to Try at Prime Slots

At Prime Slots we have a few fun variations of Plinko to choose from. Here’s a quick summary:

Plinko (by Hacksaw)

This game is a straightforward adaptation of the US version of the game show, with a prize awarded for every drop of the ball (however, the value of the prize could be less than your bet).

In this version of Plinko you can choose the volatility of your game, as well as how many lines are in play.

Plinko Go

Plinko Go is very similar to Plinko (as described above), with the option to change the volatility of the game and the number of rows in play. Although the games are very similar, the design is slightly different and we recommend trying both to see which you prefer.

Pine of Plinko Dream Drop

Pine of Plinko is a unique slot game with a fun Plinko-inspired bonus game. The game is set inside a pine cone (yes, really!), and features rustic, wooden-style symbols plus a Plinko bonus, which is triggered by landing three or more Scatters on the reels.

Play Fun Plinko Games at Prime Slots 

Find a selection of exciting Plinko games here at Prime Slots, the home of all the best online slots and casino games. Join us today for a high-quality gaming experience and the pick of the best games on the scene. Sign up at Prime Slots now and start your adventure.

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