Black River Gold

Game Description

The turn of the 20th century is closing in. As the Western era has come to an end, a more civilized time is on the horizon. Kane who failed to secure his fortune in the Wild West is now determined to build his wealth in the new world, lawful or not…

Black River Gold is the fourth slot in the ELK Gold Series. It comes with two unique features, the Wild Compass and the Revolver! Avalanches allow the rows to expand all the way up to 8 rows and 262 144 ways to win.


All big symbols with empty places underneath turn into a Revolver and load all symbols below until the reach even ground. They then represent the big size of all loaded symbols.

A fully loaded Revolver becomes wild!

Bonus Game

3 or more bonus symbols trigger the free drops bonus game. Wilds are sticky in the bonus game until used. A win in the bonus game raises the safety level for the remainder of the bonus!

Bonus game can re-trigger!

Wild Compass

The Wild Compass matches symbols across itself and turn matches into wilds. When the Wild Compass reaches the bottom it becomes a wild.

Big Symbols

All low, mid and high value symbols, plus wilds, come in big sizes, ranging from big 2x2 and all the way up to the epic 4x4.

Key Features




All ways (4,096 to 262,144)


6 reels


4 rows (up to 8)

Hit frequency

24.1 %


Black River Gold

Betting Strategies

Many players change bet size based on the outcome of previous game play; this can be done automatically with Betting Strategies.

  1. A Betting Strategy is a predefined betting pattern that automatically changes the bet level depending on a set of rules.

  2. A player can change or turn off the Betting Strategy after any bet. 3. Auto Spin works in combination with Betting Strategies.

  1. Activate a Betting Strategy by selecting bet base level and a strategy. Then press Spin button.

  2. The Betting Strategy does not change the theoretical outcome of the game.

  3. Optimizer adjusts the bet up or down to the closest bet level below the selected%. It remains active on the lowest bet level.

  4. Betting Strategies are listed in the paytable.

Game Rules

  1. Black River Gold is a 6 column, 4 rows slot with dropping symbols. The columns may expand upwards to a maximum of 9 rows.

  2. The game offers 12 bet levels for each currency.

  3. Each bet is 100 coins.

  4. Bet lines are paid from left to right. Only the highest win per active bet line is paid out.

  5. A game round starts on the selected bet level when the player hits the Spin button.

  6. The game can be played automatically by activating Auto Spin. Hold down the Spin button or use the Auto Spin button to set the number of game rounds to be played automatically.

  7. Winnings and winning combinations are paid out according to the Paytable.

  8. Winnings are presented in the player's currency or in coins. The player can change preference in Settings.

  9. Black River Gold is played in two modes; Normal mode and Bonus mode with free drops.

  10. All symbol drops in Normal mode starts with 4 rows and 4,096 ways to win.

  11. All low, mid and high value and wild symbols exist in four sizes; standard 1x1, super 2x2, mega 3x3 and epic 4x4. All big symbols are counted as consisting of the number of 1x1 symbol instances it covers, e.g. super 2x2 consists of 4 standard 1x1 symbols.

  12. Big symbols with empty symbol places underneath absorb smaller symbols below to reach a stable horizontal resting state, becoming a Revolver. Big symbols can not absorb other big symbols, Wild Compass symbols or bonus symbols.

  13. A Revolver represents the initial big symbol and all the symbols it has absorbed, and pays out inpidually for each instance of a symbol, in case it contains several instances of the same symbol. It can contribute to wins of all the symbols it represents in the same symbol drop.

  14. A Revolver is removed once it has participated in a win of all symbols it represents. In case the Revolver represents a wild it will be removed after the payout of all the wins it contributes to in the same symbol drop.

  15. The Revolver becomes wild in case it has absorbed another 5 symbols, or absorbed a wild.

  16. The wins in current symbol drop are collected and then all symbols which are part of a winning combination explode and give space for additional symbols to drop down from above. This next symbol drop will add an additional row of symbols at the top (up to the maximum 8 rows), resulting in an increased number of ways to win. The new result is paid out accordingly and the avalanche feature continues as long as new winning combinations appear.

  17. A big symbol can be dropped in such a way that it generates an incomplete additional 9th row.

  18. Identical symbols except Wild Compass and bonus symbols, matching straight across a Wild Compass become wilds. The comparison will continue until all relevant matches are turned wild. A wild is considered to match all other symbols except Wild Compass and bonus symbols.

  19. A Wild Compass reaching the bottom row turns into a wild symbol after the relevant matchings are completed.

  20. In bonus mode, all Wild Compass symbols are collected at the bottom and become wild when a free drop ends. A Wild Compass on top of a wild remains as a Wild Compass for the next free drop.

  21. The numbers of ways to win increase as the number of rows increase.

    • 4 rows: 4,096 ways to win

    • 5 rows: 15,625 ways to win

    • 6 rows: 46,656 ways to win

    • 7 rows: 117,649 ways to win

    • 8 rows: 262,144 ways to win

  22. The wild symbol substitutes for any symbol except the bonus symbol and the Wild Compass symbol. All wilds become sticky and remain in play for the remaining free drops in the bonus game until they become part of a winning combination.

  23. A combination of three or more bonus symbols during Normal mode triggers the Bonus mode with free drops.

    • 3 bonus symbols: 10 free drops

    • 4 bonus symbols: 15 free drops

    • 5 bonus symbols: 20 free drops

    • 6 bonus symbols: 25 free drops.

  24. Three or more bonus symbols during Bonus mode retrigger additional free drops. The number of additional free drops is determined in the same way as when initially triggering the bonus game.

  25. The free drops bonus game always starts with the safety level set to 4 rows.

  26. A winning free drop moves the safety level up one row. The advancement of the safety level occurs after the payout. The next free drop starts from the new safety level.

  27. A safety level never moves down during an ongoing free drops bonus game.

  28. The maximum safety level is 8 with a maximum of 262,144 ways to win.

  29. The free drops bonus game ends when no free drops remain or when the maximum win has been reached.

  30. Winnings are paid out at the end of the bonus game.

  31. No bets can be changed during an ongoing symbol drop or in Bonus mode.

  32. The theoretical payout (RTP) in Black River Gold is 96.1%

  33. The game has a maximum win of 500 000 coins.

  34. In the event of malfunction all bets and wins are void.

Last modification date: 11/10/2023