|Game Type||Slot Machine|
|RTP Payout %||96.50%|
|Coin Sizes||0.01 - 0.50|
|Bet Stakes||0.01 - 60.00|
NetEnt's Champion of the Track slot puts an interesting spin on the old horse-racing theme. We'll start with the track that you'll notice on the outside of the reels, which features numbered spots and gold trophies. This represents the "Career Bonus" feature, which makes this unlike any horse-racing slot we've ever seen. We'll cover the Career Bonus below along with everything else that you should know about this game.
This is an adjustable 30-payline slot that also allows you to change the coin size from €0.01-€1.00, and the "Bet Level" (coins per payline) from 1-4. You can wager as little as €0.01 per spin or max everything out and bet €60.00.
The symbols in this game are pretty standard for a horse-racing slot, with four different colored jockeys, binoculars, a stopwatch, horseshoes and a prize ribbon all appearing on the reels. There's also a jockey's face that serves as the wild symbol, and a horse's head representing the free spins symbol.
This game is loaded with special features, beginning with the aforementioned Career Bonus. The goal is to advance 20 steps so that you win the Champion of the Track Career Bonus, which earns you up to 97,000 coins. You'll also collect Golden Cups along the way, which result in mystery prizes. And keep in mind that your position on the Career Track is saved for 48 hours after your last spin.
One way to advance on the track is to trigger the bonus game, which happens when 3 or more trophies land on the reels. This takes you to a racing track, where your horse is pitted against three other riders. You can advance up to 4 spots on the Career Track by winning.
The horse's head scatter symbol not only multiplies your wins from 2x (2 symbols) to 100x (5 symbols), but it also gives you 10 free spins and the chance to advance on the Career Track. Each scatter symbol helps you pass a horse on the "training track," and passing five horses in a training session allows you to advance 1 career step.
Champion of the Track features a solid 96.5% payback, but do note that the plentiful bonuses will drive down your win frequency and result in some cold streaks. Overall, though, this is a highly entertaining slot thanks to the Career Bonus mode and multiple special features.