Jack-O-Lanterns light up the reel set as Kalamba Games has brought forward the Halloween spirit in its latest slot release, Joker Lanterns Hold and Win


Out now




Joker Lanterns Hold and Win is a 6×4 reel slot with 40-paylines and bonus features including both hold and win and free spins game modes. 




96.67 per cent


Low value symbols come in the form of plums, grapes, cherries, watermelons, clovers and bells. If the right number of matching combinations land on a single spin, these symbols can offer between x0.04 and x1 the player’s bet. 

Next up, single-, double- and triple-stacked bars depict the medium value symbols, offering between x0.1 and x4 the player’s wager. 

High value symbols are represented by flaming lucky sevens. These symbols can offer between x1 and x8 the player’s bet, depending on the number of winning combinations that land on a single spin. 

Hold and win poker chips can appear, displaying monetary values that will be awarded to the player if four or five poker chips land on the same spin. Additionally, six or more poker chips on the same spin will trigger the hold and win bonus game mode. 

Moreover, bonus scatter stars are available on reels two through five, triggering the free spins feature and paying out x2 or x4 the player’s bet if three or four stars land on the same spin respectively. 

Finally, jack-o-lantern pumpkin wilds can drop into play, substituting for all symbols other than star scatters and poker chip bonus symbols. Landing three, four, five or six wilds in a winning combination will respectively payout x4, x6, x20 or x40 the chosen stake. 

Depending on the player’s Hyper Bet selection, these wilds can also appear with multipliers of x1, x3, x5 or x10, which will be applied to any payline wins that they contribute to.


This slot offers Kalamba Games’ Hyper Bet function, allowing players to alter their stake in order to receive greater bonus features. At the base Hyper Bet level, all pumpkin multiplier wilds can only appear with a multiplier of x1, and the free spins feature offers only five spins. 

At the next Hyper Bet level that doubles the players base stake, without impacting paytable prize values, pumpkin multiplier wilds appear with x3 multipliers, and the free spins game mode offers eight spins. 

Quadrupling the player’s stake, the next Hyper Bet level offers x5 wilds with 10 free spins. The final Hyper Bet level quadruples the player’s stake to see x10 wilds drop into play, although this option also offers 10 spins. 

During the free spins game mode, landing three star scatters on the same free turn will award the player with an additional three spins. 

In the hold and win game mode, players are given three spins to land as many poker chips on the board as possible. Each chip that appears will reset the number of spins to three, with all prizes on the grid being paid to the player once these three spins have been completed. 

When four or five poker chips land on the same spin, these symbols can randomly award a cashpot jackpot prize. Bronze (x20), silver (x200), gold (x2,000) or platinum (x20,000) can be won with this feature. 

Furthermore, players can buy access to both the hold and win and free spins game modes for the price of a significantly increased bet. 


Alex Cohen, COO and Co-Founder at Kalamba Games, commented: “The Joker Lanterns series always proves popular around the Halloween season with the slot having enough innovation and replayability to be a draw for players year-round. 

“Upgrading the core mechanics with the release of Joker Lanterns Hold and Win will provide even more thrills for players to enjoy.

“With two distinct bonus rounds, instant cash prizes to be won and the ability to control how much of a risk players want to take on each spin, we’re confident players are going to enjoy the pumpkin-themed gameplay on offer.”



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