Egyptian-themed pokies are popular the world over with their vibrant colours and dazzling sounds wowing players. International Game Technology (IGT) have several Egyptian pokies and Cleopatra is the most popular by far.

Who was Cleopatra?

Cleopatra was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt born in BC 69. Cleopatra was a popular ruler and loved by her people, but she was almost as famous for her numerous affairs. Mark Anthony married Cleopatra, although rumours circulated of an affair with the legendary Julius Cesar. Cleopatra became an iconic figure, one who bathed in milk, and is well worthy of her own pokies machine.

Now you know a little background story to Cleopatra, but what about the IGT pokies bearing her name? IGT’s Cleopatra is a five-reel 20 paylines pokies machine that has coin bet sizes from 0.01 to 5.00. This means you can wager between $0.20 and $100 per spin of the colourful reels. Each of the wins lines up from the left-hand side of the screen and you are greeted with a musical fanfare and superb animations when you secure a win.

You never have to worry about what Cleopatra’s symbols mean when playing because all the information is a mouse click away. Simply click the “i” button in the bottom-right of your screen to reveal all possible winning combinations and the paytable. There is also the option to AutoPlay a predetermined number of spins; these spins play out at twice the usual rate.

A High RTP and Low House Edge

The Cleopatra pokies machine running on a Windows laptop computer

Australian casino game players love pokies with high Return To Player (RTP) rates, which is why Cleopatra is so popular. An RTP of 95.7 percent is accompanied by a house edge of 4.98 percent, one of the lowest in the industry. You also enjoy plentiful regular smaller wins as Cleopatra is considered a low-to-medium volatility pokies games. This does not mean you cannot win big on, quite the opposite is true, but smaller wins will be more frequent.

The game is easy to play, despite lots happening with each spin. Wins are triggered when you match three or more symbols on an activated payline. You should always play the maximum number of paylines, five in this case, to maximise you potential returns.

Look out for the following special symbols because they trigger bonus round or improve your chances of winning. The titular Cleopatra symbols are Wild. These stand in for every symbols except the Scatter, completing winning combinations and doubling winnings created with her. The jackpot of 10,000 coins is triggered when you match all five Cleopatra symbols on a single payline.

Cleopatra’s Scatter is represented by a Sphinx symbol. You need to land three, four, or five of these to unlock the Cleopatra bonus feature. This bonus feature is a special free spins round. Fifteen free spins are awarded and any wins are tripled because they come with a three-times multiplier. Expect some very big wins from this bonus round.

Massive 25,000 Coins Jackpots

Jackpot wins on pokies are where your biggest prizes stem from. Cleopatra is no different. A cool 10,000 coins is the base jackpot, but it is possible to get your hands on 25,000 coins! Imagine walking away with $125,000, it would be incredible. You must trigger all available free rounds possible to literally hit the jackpot.

This pokies machine is available at dozens of Australian online casinos with no need to download any additional software. Cleopatra happily runs in your internet browser, although you should ensure your browser is up-to-date. Mobile casino players can also get in on the action with this pokies machine being available on Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry devices.

All you need to do now is sign up for an IGT casinos account via Pokies.com, find Cleopatra in its pokies library and try to resist her charms on the way to winning big. Good luck!