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How to Win on Book of Dead

Book of Dead is one of the most popular online slot games in the world. Created by Play’n Go and released in 2014, it is a 5 reel slot with 10 paylines. It is an Egyptian themed slot with the main character called Rich Wilde. There are other games in the Play’n Go catalogue that feature Rich Wilde but this is definitely one of the most popular games. A lot of online casinos give out Book of Dead free spins as part of their welcome offers.

Book of Dead Basic Info

Game Type



Highest Guaranteed Jackpot

Mobile Friendly

Video Slot


Play’n Go



Book of Dead Slot Features

Free Spins

Bonus Round

Multiplier Bonus

Gamble Feature

Highest Payout

Minimum Bet

Maximum Bet





5,000 coins



What makes Book of Dead such a popular game?

Play’n Go’s Book of the Dead video slot is one of the most popular slots since it was released in 2016.

Book of Dead boasts an RTP of 96.21%, bright and clear visuals, special expanding wilds during the free spins, scatters and a free spins feature where up to 20 free spins can be won (can be re-triggered). The game can be played on mobile phones, tablets or desktops.

The minimum bet per spin on Book of Dead slots is $0.10 up to $100. The symbol that offers the top cash prize is the titular character Rich Wilde. If you get five of them it pays out 5,000x your stake.


The scatter and the wild are the same icon – The Scarab Beetle Book. When the wild symbol appears, it completes a winning combination by acting as the third or fourth symbol.

This is key when it comes to trying to get wins and returns on this slot. Playing with $0.50 spins and a balance of $250 gives you 500 spins in order to trigger the free spin game.

Free Spins

Once you trigger the free spins you will receive a message: ‘‘Congratulations You’ve Won XX Free Spins!” The free spins feature is triggered by 3, 4 or 5 book symbols which award you 10 free spins. That said, you’ll receive a payout for 3, 4 or 5 books. Wins usually start coming in once the free spin mode is triggered.

Before the free spins start an expanded wild symbol is added to it. When 2 or more of them appear on a reel they expand by covering it entirely, every time this happens then huge wins start happening.

The great thing is that you can trigger more free spin rounds while you are planning the free spins. This all becomes cumulative and the chances of getting a bigger payout increases.

Book of Dead Tips and Strategy

  • Choose a wager amount and stick to it. We recommend $0.50 per spin. Do not increase it once the cash starts rolling in.
  • At $0.50 per spin the free spins are triggered around 100 spins the first time around. It can be triggered around 20 odd spins the second time but it is not a certainty.
  • Pay special attention to the expanding wild during the free spins. Two or more of them on a payline expands to cover the entire reel offering some spectacular wins.
  • If you do not trigger the free spins after 120 spins, stop playing.
  • Only play the game at the biggest online casinos that are trustworthy.