The Dog House
We’ve all ended up in the dog house at some time in our lives. The phrase comes from the idea that you’ve done something so bad that you’ve been thrown out of the house. The only place you’ve left to sleep is your pooch’s kennel, so it’s time to cuddle up with Fido if you want to get some kip.
The Dog House is not a bad place to be when you play this online slot from Pragmatic Play – instead, it’s a rather lovely abode filled with precious pooches. There are fifteen in fact, as this slot has the traditional five reels and three rows. You’ll also find dog collars (not the kind worn by members of the clergy) and you should get the chance to give a dog a bone (or two).
Things get wild when the reels starting spinning with wilds that come complete with wild multipliers. You might even be howling with delight if the reels land nicely for you and you come away with a decent payout.
This game has a beneficial RTP of 96.51%. It is also a high volatility slot which means it will pay out less than other slots but when it does pay out, those payouts are likely to be higher than your average online slots game.
If you want to find out if you’re likely to be barking mad about this slot then please keep reading our Dog House review!
How to Play
To end up in the dog house you need to first select the size of your wager. The minimum your bet can be is £0.20, and the maximum is £100.00. Note that if you are based in the UK then you will not be able to play this slot for free or for play money because of UKGC regulations.
There are lots of doggy symbols in the Dog House and you need to land three or more on one of the 20 pay lines to secure a win. Your winning sequence must commence on the left hand reel. Hit the spin button when you are ready to go ‘walkies’ with the reels.
Each spin will cost you 20 coins and wins are paid in coins too. The maximum wins available are as follows:
- 5 x Rottweilers = 750 coins (max £7,500)
- 5 x Poodles = 500 coins (max £2,500)
- 5 x Pugs = 300 coins (max £1,500)
- 5 x Beagles = 200 coins (max £1,000)
- 5 x Collars = 150 coins (max £750)
- 5 x Bones = 100 coins (max £500)
- 5 x Aces = 50 coins (max £250)
- 5 x Kings = 50 coins (max £250)
- 5 x Queens = 25 coins (max £125)
- 5 x Jacks = 25 coins (max £125)
- 5 x Tens = 25 coins (max £125)
The maximum you can win when playing this slot is 750 coins which is achieved by landing five rottweilers on one of the available paylines. This equates to £3,750 if you wager at the maximum bet level.
The ‘Kennel’ symbol is wild in this game and it substitutes for all other symbols aside from the bonus symbol. Wilds only appear on the middle three reels. All wilds on the same reel will have an identical multiplier – 2x or 3x. Any wins containing a wild multiplier are multiplied by the value of that multiplier. If a winning line contains multiple multipliers then the values are added.
The bonus symbol appears on reels 1, 3 and 5. If you land three bonus symbols on the same spin then you get paid five times your total bet plus you are awarded a certain number of free spins. A 3×3 grid appears with several free spins in each. Your free spins are added up to total your number of spins. All wilds that land during free spins become sticky and remain in place until your free spins have been completed. No bonus symbols will land during free spins.
Graphics and Sounds
The music creators for this slot have gone for a jolly, bouncy theme that would not seem out of place as the theme music for a 1970s movie musical. The reels spin with the typical sound of online reels spinning, and the doggies yap whenever they are involved in a winning combination.
The graphical style is just as light-hearted with those pooches rendered cartoon-style as opposed to being authentically doggie-like. The slot comes with a dizzying palette of colours that makes it look all rather jolly.
Although only released in 2019 The Dog House by Pragmatic Play is beginning to show its age. Perhaps it is ageing in dog years, as opposed to human years? The main aspect of the slot that goes against it is the lack of features. Most modern slots have gone beyond the age-old concept of 5×3 with wild, scatters and free spins, but this game hasn’t.
Having said that, not everyone wants a game with more features than a dog has fleas. If you prefer light-hearted, simplistic slots as opposed to complex, multi-featured ones, then the Dog House could just be right for you! And, if you don’t agree with us, please don’t put us in the dog house! Instead, check out our review for the updated and more recent release of The Dog House Megaways!
Author And Contributing Editor
Anita is a well-known bingo-lover and has been involved with online bingo since the late 1990’s. She has been along for the ride and seen the industry grow and develop into what it is today. She has worked with the biggest names in the industry and has a reputation for being fair and to the point in her writing.