Take Santa’s Shop Slot

Read the Take Santa’s Shop Slot and see how being a villain at Christmas can be both rewarding and fun in this game.

A Christmas Slot by Betsoft

Released by Betsoft in 2020 this Christmas slot is actually popular throughout the year. Offering buy options and other features Betsoft is known for see how fun this game can be.

Take Santa’s Shop Slot Board Layout

A 5 reel slot that can certainly get you in to the gifting mood winning presents. There are 75 paylines in this video slot with a nice rtp average. Instead of the standard 5 reel 3 row grid, this game uses 4 rows allowing for the higher number of paylines then the more traditional video slot.

Santa and Villains

We do not often root for the villain to win but in this case helping him can lead you to winnings. This holiday robber might use bells jingling as a distraction and ornaments as bombs but you will be entertained with the wins.

Santa’s Shop Game Symbols

Premium games symbols from Take Santa;s Shop start with the Snow Globe. Following are the gingerbread cookie, and a Christmas Stocking. The mid range symbols are the bells, rocking horse toy and a candy cane.

Minor symbols are the card symbols, done in a decorated wreath style, they are the A, K, Q, J 10 and 9.

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Paytable for Take Santa’s Shop Slot

Let’s look at the match amounts. While in the game the paytable amounts are shown dynamically, so we will prvade and example using a $5.00 per spin bet. To see the payouts for other size bets, just log in to your favorite Betsoft casino and enter the chosen bet amount and view the paytable.

  • Snow Globe matching 5 pays 15.00, 4 pays 3.00, 3 pays 1.00, 2 pays 0.25.
  • Gingerbread Cookie matching 5 pays 5.00, 4 pays 1.50, 3 pays 0.75.
  • Stocking matching 5 pays 4.50, 4 pays 1.25, 3 pays 0.75.
  • Bells, horse or candy cane matching 5 pays 3.00, 4 pays 1.00, 3 pays 0.50.
  • A matching 5 pays 3.00, 4 pays 1.00, 3 pays 0.50.
  • K, Q, J or 10 matching 5 pays 1.50, 4 pays 0.50, 3 pays 0.25.

These match win amounts reflect the $5 bet matching exact symbols left to right on a payline.

Holiday Robber Wild Symbol

Each time you land a holiday robber it will convert or transition into an ornament bomb. Bombs remain in position until they explode and are used. As you gain these ornaments, the ornament bomb counter will count down from 10 to zero. When the counter reaches zero the bombs will explode into a wild symbol.

Ornament Bomb Counter Strategy

The ornament bombs seem to have a special rule attached for bet changes. If you are spinning at $5 bets and have gained 8 bombs, changing it to $20 spin will set counter to 10. During our tests, setting it back to $5 bet will return the counter, so it tracks the amount of spins per bet amount. This includes the saved bombs on the board so you can have a number of saved bombs during a session in the game. Leaving the game would clear the session board and set the bomb counter back to 10 for all bet amounts.

This is a nice feature to the bomb counter.

Santa’s Sleigh is Scatter

The Santa Sleigh symbol is found on reels #2, #3 and #4.

When you land 3 or more Santa’s Sleigh anywhere on the board you win 15 free spins. This pauses the ornament bomb counter until after the free spins round.

During the free spin rounds there are 5, 7 or possibly even 10 wild symbols in random spots during the round. Each subsequent spin the wilds will move to a new location. With all these wilds spins can pay very well during the round.

Adjustable Bets or Wagers

Changing the bet size is very simple just tap the + or – to the size of bet you prefer and spin.

Return to Player (RTP)

Rated very well the rtp on the Take Santa’s Shop slot is at 96.08%.

Conclusion to Take Santa’s Shop Slot Game

An initial look at the game you may think it does not have potential, but that would be short sighted. The holiday robber changing to ornament bombs and keeping their place for 10 spins is cool. The transition to wilds after the bomb counter counts down provided us some really nice wins in various test sessions during the review. We were also very pleasantly surprised with how the wilds in scattered spots on the game board during free spin rounds could increase wins as well.

Our final take on this game is not to wait for Christmas but play this game any time you visit a Betsoft casino. Certainly a fun game we will play again.


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Game Overview

Game Name
Take Santa's Shop
4.5 rating
Game Type
Slot Machine
Game Theme
Santa's Shop Robbery
Software Developer
Betsoft Gaming
Date Released
November 19, 2020
Number of Reels
5 Reels
Number of Paylines
Progressive Jackpots
Cascading Symbols
Free Spins
Bonus Rounds
Bet Limits
$0.40 up to $20.00 Per Spin
96.08 %

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