Deck the Halls Introduction
Guaranteed to warm the hearts of every player, Deck the Halls is one of the many free pokies on this site with a beautifully realised Christmas theme. With up to thirty paylines across five reels, a busy, vibrant aesthetic appeal and a double-payout feature, Christmas has definitely come early - so pour out a glass of mulled wine, fire up those fairy lights and deck the halls with boughs of holly!
You can now play on the go with a version of Deck the Halls from Microgaming specially optimised for mobile and tablet gamers. You’ll get exactly the same thrilling gameplay experience as desktop gamers and, best of all, strictly no downloads required.
As the name suggests, Deck the Halls takes inspiration from everyone’s favourite time of year. The interface is heavy with festive tones of red and green, with plenty of holly and mistletoe thrown in for good measure. The reels feature Christmas icons such as roast turkey, beautifully wrapped presents and, of course, the big man himself, Santa Claus.
The soundtrack supporting the reel-spinning action features Christmas carols and melodies that will be well known to everyone, making for lovely and uplifting gameplay.
How to Set Up and Play
Deck the Halls offers up to 30 paylines, but you can play with as many of those as you like. Just click the ‘lines’ button at the bottom of the interface to turn on or off the active paylines. Winning spins are made by landing matching symbols on active lines, so the more lines you play with, the greater your chances of winning. Coin values can be set to $0.01, $0.02 or $0.05, and you’re given the option to bet anywhere from 1 to 10 coins per line.
Playing around with these settings gives you a potential maximum bet of $15 per spin, so this game is ideal for casual players and those seeking entertainment.
Symbols and Payouts
The symbols are all items you’d expect to see on a well-decorated Christmas tree. At the lower end of the paytable are fir cones, baubles and reindeer decorations, which for lines of five will multiply your line bet by 30x, 50x and 70x respectively, making for some very nice presents!
Higher up the scale, the tasty-looking roast turkey is worth 300x your bet for a line of five; five of the stockings above the fire come in at 400x; and five of the beautifully decorated Christmas trees can be cashed in for 500x your bet per line. The most valuable of the regular symbols, naturally, is Santa Claus himself, paying out 500x your bet for just four or a massive 1,000x for all five.
Santa is a stacking symbol, meaning he will cover an entire reel when he does appear, boosting your chances of winning even more. The ‘Deck the Halls’ logo is the wild, standing in for other symbols to help you create more winning combinations with each spin. In the spirit of the festive season, all winnings that the wild helps to make are automatically doubled!