Cheltenham: Sporting Legends slot REVIEW
Cheltenham: Sporting Legends ReviewHorse racing fans seeking out a game like this will probably know all about the Cheltenham Festival, and it’s basically a legendary horse racing meeting in the UK. The race prizes are massive, and second only to the prizes in the Grand National. The festival lasts for 4 days in March of each year, usually coinciding with Saint Patrick's Day. Now you can enjoy the magic atmosphere and the “Cheltenham roar” all year round, in Ash Gaming’s Cheltenham: Sporting Legends slot.
As is usually the case in this Playtech-powered series, you get somewhat simple visuals, and the big attraction is the progressive jackpot feature. The Gold Cup Respins round is lifted directly from Playtech’s own Anaconda Wild, but the snake has been replaced by a jockey icon. It’s the only base game break you get in this game, at least between jackpot feature triggers. The regular 457x potential isn’t all that impressive, but the Mega Jackpot has gone as high as €1,106,917 before.
Cheltenham: Sporting Legends Slot - Reels Screen
Cheltenham: Sporting Legends Slot Features
The premium symbols pay between 1 and 5 x your stake for 6 of a kind wins, and the regular red Wild symbol pays 50x your stake for the same. The wild also substitutes for regular pay symbols to help complete wins, and there is also a Special Gold Cup Wild that triggers the sole base game feature.
You need only 1 Special Gold Cup Wild in view to trigger the Gold Cup Respins feature, and the jockey wild moves out of the wild one step per respin. The jockey wild leaves a trail of wilds in its wake, and it will eventually make a u-turn and return to the initial Gold Cup Wild where it came from. This effectively ends the Respins feature, but it’s possible to land a new Gold Cup Wild before the feature ends to prolong the free respins.
The Sporting Legends Jackpot feature can trigger at any given moment, but your jackpot feature chances increase with the bet size. You’re guaranteed to win 1 of the 3 progressive jackpots when the feature triggers however, and below are the most relevant jackpot stats:
Sporting Legends Mega Jackpot (grows indefinitely with more than 1 year between each drop thus far) - the biggest win so far is €1,106,917, while the smallest recorded win is €272,608.
Sporting Legends Weekly Jackpot (drops every 5 days) - the average win is €23,246, while the biggest recorded win thus far is €73,336.
Sporting Legends Daily Jackpot (drops every 14 hours) - the average win is €2,837, and the biggest recorded win is €38,095.
The 200 Spins Cheltenham: Sporting Legends Slot Experience
We had a decent time testing this rather simple game, and we’ve whipped together a brief and edited highlights video for your viewing pleasure, as usual. You get to see only the best moments from our 200 spins test session, so buckle up and smash the play button below to get started.
Cheltenham: Sporting Legends Slot - Respins
A game like this will most likely appeal only to those who’re into horse racing, and they would probably know all about the legendary Cheltenham horse racing Festival too. People who could care less don’t, and the cheapish visual presentation will probably not convince them to care more either. We’re sorry to sound harsh, but the game looks like an amateurish photoshop job, not least thanks to the realistic and static picture that makes up the backdrop.
The Gold Cup Respins feature has been lifted from Playtech’s Anaconda Wild series, but it is admittedly a pretty engaging feature. However, with a 457x potential you’re mostly looking at top-up wins to keep you afloat between the jackpot triggers. Since the big one drops so seldomly, you should probably aim for the weekly jackpot. Looking past the regular potential, the stats are not all that bad, so chasing these jackpots is not as expensive as in many other games out there.
If you enjoy Cheltenham: Sporting Legends Slot you should also try:
Anaconda Uncoiled - is the latest installment in Playtech’s series with a similar core feature, and this one comes from partner Rarestone Gaming. You get Wild Respins where the snake leaves wilds in its wake, and you also get a grand finale wild explosion when the snake returns home. The max win is a decent 1,729x your stake.
Frankie Dettori: Sporting Legends - is based around the legendary jockey, and you get Galloping Wild Respins where stacked wilds move to the left per respin with an increasing multiplier to boot. You can also look forward to picking your race horse in the Golden Derby bonus round, and the 3 progressive jackpots can be won at any time.
Scudamore's Super Stakes - is an example of how you can do a horse racing slot more properly, if you put in the time, budget and effort. This popular NetEnt release features action commentary from the legend himself, and the Horse Race bonus round is a thrill-ride where payouts up to 5,000x your stake can be landed.
Cheltenham: Sporting Legends Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Cheltenham: Sporting Legends?
The Cheltenham: Sporting Legends RTP is 96.21 %, but 2 % of it goes to feed the 3 progressive jackpots. This gives you an effective RTP of 94.21 % when playing the main game.
How volatile is Cheltenham: Sporting Legends?
This is a medium volatility installment from Ash Gaming, and it’s therefore suitable for most player types.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 457x your stake outside of the jackpot feature, which is a pretty low potential compared to many other jackpot slots.
How can I win the Sporting Legends Jackpots?
The jackpot feature triggers at random times, and it guarantees 1 of the 3 jackpots. The likelihood of triggering the jackpot feature increases somewhat with your bet size.
Is there a free spins mode in Cheltenham: Sporting Legends?
No, not in the traditional sense, but you get free respins in the Gold Cup Respins feature. It triggers from the Special Gold Cup Wild, and a jockey icon moves in what becomes a completed circle of wilds.
Can I play Cheltenham: Sporting Legends Slot for free?
Yes, you can check out the free Cheltenham: Sporting Legends demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos we’ve confirmed to carry this title.