Bonus Buy-In Slot Machine Games - SlotMad

“Does anyone have a list of games with a bonus buy-in?”

It was this request from a regular viewer of our daily slots streaming sessions that prompted this page.
We looked – we couldn’t find one either – so we put this one together.
We’ve compiled a list of the slot games with the bonus buy-in feature and will forever be updating it to ensure we have all the information you need for you to play.

What is a buy-in bonus slot?

It’s quite simply a slot that allows you to buy directly into the bonus rounds.
The ability to buy into a bonus round is becoming increasingly prevalent among new slots driven by player demand.
Apart from the Blitz feature (which is exclusive to Netent and to Casino Heroes and isn’t available for the UK), it’s the best way to play games which have a compelling bonus but less than exciting base gameplay.
Some games, of course, have really fun base games and you may not want to skip them. It’s not mandatory to buy-in.

Buy-ins work in a simple way that you get to buy into the bonus round rather than waiting through hundreds of spins for the bonus round to hit. You would buy in for an amount which is usually X times your stake. Generally, for a higher volatility paying game (the type that you are most likely to want to skip through base games in) you’re looking at upwards of 120x stake.
This will then guarantee that you hit the bonus round instantly in the next spin.

Why use a Bonus Buy-in?

The key reason is, of course, that ability to skip a boring base game or the hundreds if not thousand spins you can put into a game before you hit the bonus round.
It’s a better buzz, a much better buzz.

Bonus Buy-in downsides.

And then there are the downsides of course.
Not every game runs in the same manner. Some games that you buy into you may not even get to see the bonus round due to the nature of the game. For example like Vikings Unleashed.
We’ve written before about how we feel about bonus buy-ins that involve a losing chance so no need to go over that here. You can find the article “Free Spin Gambles – Fair Game or Foul Play” here if you want to know more about what we think.

This all seems so simple, right? Mechanically yes, money wise not always.
Just because you have bought into the bonus round doesn’t mean you are going to get back the money you put into it. Sometimes you can get a great round and win loads, other times it can be a real stinker and you come away with little to nothing. Just like a normal bonus round. Remember this is the nature of gambling, so be aware of this. Gamble responsibly now everyone!

Suffice to say it’s likely that the more aggressive gaming authorities will begin to monitor and block the less player-friendly bonus buys.

We’ll wait and see. Hopefully, game providers will be proactive and make the changes themselves.

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  • Viking Voyage
    • RTP - 96.12%
    • 10 Lines
    • Volatility - High

    Polish your axe, push out the longboats, and prepare to go looting! The Golden King has gathered his most loyal warriors to go on the greatest adventure!

  • The Golden Owl of Athena
    • RTP - 95.05%
    • 10 Lines
    • Volatility - High

    Take a journey to Ancient Greece and unlock the great rewards with The Golden Owl of Athena

  • FruitBat Crazy
    • RTP - 95.22%
    • 243 Lines
    • Volatility - High

    The Cheeky Bat who's on the prowl for food! Looking to sink his cute little fangs into clusters of melons, berries, citrus fruits and cherries

  • Carnaval Forever
    • RTP - 96.63%
    • 10 Lines
    • Volatility - High

    Get ready for Carnival! Let the sound of the samba transport you to the brightly coloured streets of Rio de Janerio for some Carnival fever!

  • Yak Yeti and Roll
    • RTP - 96.54%
    • 20 Lines
    • Volatility - High

    Take to the tundra with two wacky companions in Yak, Yeti & Roll – the winter-themed, 5×3 cascading slot game where the next win is just a snowdrift away

  • Chillipop
    • RTP - 95.38%
    • Cluster Pays
    • Volatility - High

    Spice things up with Chillipop, the cluster-based, cascading slot game with a secret ingredient: an expanding grid offering explosive new ways to win.

  • Faerie Spells
    • RTP - 96.03%
    • 10 Lines
    • Volatility - High

    Uncover the secrets of the undergrowth in Faerie Spells, a traditional alternative to modern fairy tales

  • Book of Gods
    • RTP - 96.35%
    • 243 Lines
    • Volatility - High

    Take a trip to Ancient Egypt and bow down to the God's. Open their all mighty book to seek the knowledge and power of the old, great, wise ones. Are the God's on your side or will you fall foul to their wrath!

  • Fat Santa
    • RTP - 96.45%
    • 25 Lines
    • Volatility - High

    Fat Santa just loves his Christmas Pies! Try feed him as much as you can as he soars through the skies and big wins will arise!

  • Machina Megaways 
    • RTP - 96.59-97.42%
    • 46656 Lines
    • Volatility - Extreme

    An android inspired, Sci-Fi theme that will take you on an exhilarating and engaging journey like no other. Build Cyborgs, collect circuit boards to bag those extra free spin triggers

  • White Rabbit
    • RTP - 97.39-97.72%
    • 1024 Lines
    • Volatility - High

    Take a wonderful, magical journey down the rabbit hole with Alice. Follow the White Rabbit and see if you can win it big with some magic and luck!

  • Buffalo Rising MegaWays
    • RTP - 96.43%
    • 117,649 Ways
    • Volatility - High

    Take a walk into the prairies, dig for diamonds, and search for wins in this Megaways slot game

  • Extra Chilli
    • RTP - 96.41-96.82%
    • 117,649 Lines
    • Volatility - Extreme

    It's hot hot hot! Head down to the Mexican market, and take a bite of the extra hot Chilli to bag yourself some a truly spicy win!

  • Dr Electro
    • RTP - 96.23-97.55%
    • 16807 Ways
    • Volatility - Extreme

    Come join Dr Electro and see if he can help you win it big! With great base game features, jackpots and a great bonus game! Truly won't be disappointed with this Kalamba creation!

  • Mermaid’s Galore
    • RTP - 94.53-97.16%
    • 1200 Ways
    • Volatility - Extreme

    The beauties from the Ocean depths are here to help you win some hidden treasures. Come on an underwater journey and see if you can find the treasures you so seek! find the treasures you so seek!

  • Legacy of Ra MegaWays
    • RTP - 96.01%
    • Up to 15,625 Ways
    • Volatility - High

    May the Gods smile upon you and give you bountiful wins as you’ve never had before!A MegaWays game with expanding scatters and re-trigger bonuses to keep in love over and over again!

  • Sweet Bonanza
    • RTP - 96.5%
    • 20 Lines
    • Volatility - Medium

    Sugar and Spice, with all things nice! The new buy- in game coming soon form the wonderful world of Pragmatic! Keep an eye on us for a play on release!