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Play Countdown

Countdown is a 20 line online slot machine game, based on the popular British game show which is now one of the longest-running game shows in the world. Get your letters in the right order to win huge cash jackpots in this smart new online slot!

To play the Countdown online slot game with real funds for the chance to win real cash, choose Play for Real. To try out the game for free, click on Play for Free. You can switch from play for free to play for real at any time by using the link in the top bar. You need to be logged in to play for real.

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Choosing your stake
The goal is to achieve a winning combination of icons on any of the 20 selectable lines. Payouts depend on the stake per line played and the winning combination of icons achieved. All combinations must start on the first reel on the left. Only one award (the highest) is paid per line.

How to Bet
The Countdown slot has 20 win lines. You can bet between 1p  and £1000 on each win line.
Select Number of Lines – If you do not want to bet on all 20 win lines, use the arrows underneath this field to change the number of win lines you would like to play.
Select Bet per Line – choose the amount you wish to bet per line. Use the arrow keys to adjust this amount. Your Total Stake amount will adjust accordingly.
Max Bet – Pressing this button will set your game to play all 20 lines and start the spin.
Total Stake – Displays total amount staked per spin.
Paid – Displays total Paid amount for last spin.
Press Spin - When you are happy with your selection, click SPIN.
Auto Spin – Use Auto Spin to play up to 25 games with one click. Once selected, press the START button to begin auto spins. Press the STOP button to end current auto spin sequence. Press the CLOSE button to turn hide Auto Spin interface.

View Pay Table – View all the payouts and win lines in the game including information about the bonus features.

Bonus Rounds

Letters Bonus
3 x Letters Bonus symbol will trigger the Letters Bonus game. Play the Countdown Letters game and see if your word answers are longer than your opponents to win cash prizes over 5 rounds.
•    9 random letters will be chosen and displayed.
•    Press the Reveal word button to reveal your constructed word.
•    Upon pressing the button, a word with 4 to 9 letters is displayed.
•    Then the opponents’ word is displayed.
•    If your word has the same or more letters than the opponents word, the prize level for that many letters is awarded.
•    Letters Bonus prizes are multiplied by the total triggering bet and also the free game multiplier if won during free games.

Numbers Bonus
3 x Numbers Bonus symbol will trigger the Numbers Bonus game.  Play the Countdown numbers game to see how many free spins and win multipliers you have won.
•    You will be presented with 28 numbers cards and you choose 6.
•    The outcomes will be arranged to display a number of free games and multiplier for those free games.
•    Free Games are played at the same number of lines and bet per line as the triggering game.
•    All prizes are multiplied by the free game multiplier during free games.
•    Free Games can be retriggered at the same number and multiplier as the originally awarded set.
•    If a Letters Bonus or Conundrum Bonus is triggered during free games, it is played and the resulting award is also multiplied by the Free Game multiplier.

Countdown Conundrum Bonus
3 x Conundrum Bonus symbol will trigger the Conundrum Bonus game.  Play the Countdown Conundrum game to see how many letters you can collect and rearrange to complete the Conundrum.
•    An incomplete word which would spell COUNTDOWN is presented.
•    Only the letters O, N, O and N are displayed. Spin a wheel with all 9 letters on it to get C, U, T, D and W.
•    The wheel is spun 5 times.
•    Only letters that can be added to the board to help complete the word are counted.
•    When a counted letter is spun up, the award increases to the next level.
•    Conundrum Bonus prizes are multiplied by the total triggering bet and also the free game multiplier if won during free games.
•    Malfunction voids all plays and pays.
•    Choose lines to be played, then bet per line to activate game.
•    Player is responsible to confirm bets to be placed.
•    All wins pay from left to right except scatters which pay any.  
•    Line wins are multiplied by the value bet on the winning line, except scatters.
•    Only highest win paid per selected line, except scatters.
•    Coinciding wins on different win lines are added.
•    Any number of Wild symbols substituting in a winning combination doubles the prize
•    Three or more scatter symbols of same type will trigger associated bonus feature.
•    The maximum award on any transaction is capped at £250,000/€375,000. A transaction includes the results of free spins in bonus plus the outcome which launched the bonus.

Unresolved bets remaining undecided after 90 days will be forfeited to charity.
Should you get disconnected during play we strongly recommend that on reconnection you re-launch the game and ensure any outstanding transactions are completed. We periodically check transactions, and where incomplete transactions are found those games are terminated and any monies owed are returned to the player.

This game is regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. The theoretical average return to player (RTP) is 95.49%. This RTP represents the long-term expected payback of the game which has been calculated by an independent testing company in accordance with AGCC regulations.