Football carnival

For many, there is nothing better than combining the love of two of their favourite pastimes, with sport and entertainment certainly falling hand-in-hand with each other. Football Carnival slot from Playtech certainly fits those vibes as well as the beautiful game is combined with the exotic Brazilian Carnival.

Perhaps developed with the 2014 edition of the FIFA World Cup in mind, as it was hosted in Brazil, the game combines the two experiences together to provide a slot game that is full of flavour. The background of the slot game captures Rio de Janeiro at dawn, with mist starting to cloud the iconic city.

The backdrop is just one of the many great features we managed to find in our Football Carnival review, whilst we also managed to come across some top bonuses in this rather simplistic slot game. 


The game contains five reels, and three symbols are displayed at the end of each reel. With 50 paylines available, players have many possibilities to win across the grid.

All nine basic symbols are inspired by the world of soccer, otherwise known as football. You’ll find four different players at the bottom end of the value chart. These first few icons have low payouts, but they are also the most common on reels.

The rest of the pay-table consists of the stadium, the famous Christ of Rio, a few soccer enthusiasts and the Brazilian flag which brings much bigger prizes to the table. All you need to do is land a few combos on the reels and watch your balance grow. The ball represents the Wild symbol in the game.

Players can use the game panel below the reels to select the number of paylines you want to use and the bet size per line (0.01¢ to $10, up to $500). Minimum bets per spin are valued at 0.50¢ with the maximum bet per spin at $500. 

Click the corresponding (+) and (-) signs, or use the “Max Bet” shortcut to all-in and place a big bet to maximize your potential return. When you are ready and start the game, press Spin.

Players can use the “AutoPlay” mode to add start-up reels, and let them spin by themselves or use Turbo to increase the speed of rotation. When you score, all bonuses will be added to your total credit.

Feature Bonuses

We managed to find a great Football Carnival bonus feature available within the Playtech title, which provided us with some intrigue when doing our review.

The first thing we found out was that the Football Carnival logo is the scatter symbol of the game and landing three or more of these on the reels in one spin will trigger two things: a cash reward and 10 free spins! The free spins start with a 2x multiplier, which increases by a factor of 1 after every two spins. The last two spins mean they are worth a 6x multiplier. A special Wild symbol is also activated as well.

RTP (return to player)

Football Carnival slot game has a return to player rate (RTP) of 91.32%, which could be considered rather low compared to other similar titles that have been developed by Playtech.