Pompeii Slot by Aristocrat

If you are a fan of ancient history, the Pompeii disaster must surely rank high in your estimation. Almost 2000 years ago, Mount Vesuvius erupted and decimated the city of Pompeii as well as killing many of the inhabitants. This video slot from Aristocrat has excellent graphics and supporting audio to enhance the game and add to your enjoyment. Pompeii Slot is popular at both land-based and online casinos alike.

Betting Range

Presented on five reels with three rows each and offers 243 different ways of rewarding you. There is a betting range starting at 50c up to $125 to suit every budget.

Free Spins Feature

During the eruption, watch out for gold coins as they can be very beneficial. Spin 3 of them, and you win a 5x multiplier plus ten free spins. Should you spin four gold coins, the multiplier increases to 20x plus 15 free spins. Trigger five gold coins, and you will be rewarded with a 50x multiplier plus 20 free spins.

Volcano Eruption

Gold coins are not the only icons to reward you, in addition to the standard poker card range of 9 to the Ace. But the better rewards come with helmets, swords and shields, particularly the roman type amulets, which rate high rewards. You will be pleased with more rewards throughout the play. Trigger a winning line with a wild on the second reel, and your reward is 3x. Do the same on the fourth reel, and your reward increases to 5x. If lady luck is with you and you trigger both simultaneously, the volcano erupts, and you earn a fantastic multiplier of 15x.

Pompeii is one of the original releases from Aristocrat, but it has not lost its appeal – it is a clever production and well worth playing.

5 Card Stud: A Beginner’s Guide

Money won is twice as sweet as money earned” this line will be relatable if you are a part of the world of gambling. We all know that one of the most popular games in gambling is poker. This game has been played for decades in various forms, and one of those is the “5 card stud”.

Amongst all the games, the 5 card stud is the easiest of all if we learn its tricks which are simple to learn actually.

Because “every poker is a skill game but it acts to be a chance game,” so now let’s learn how to play 5 card studs.


The game is played by 2-8 players per table in which people fix their bet limits (small bet and big bet) before the game starts.

The dealer gives each player one face-down card and a face-up card. After this, every player drops the ante into the pot, starting from the left to the dealer.

(Ante: Ante is the 10% value of the bigger bet that was pre-fixed.)

Bring In

The person having the lowest face-up card is forced to bring in, i.e., to drop half the value of the small bet. He can also choose to complete, i.e., he can drop the full value that equals the small bet.

Betting Round

After the lowest card, the player drops, he brings in, and the immediate player to the left can call, fold or raise the bet. This betting pattern is followed by another player that goes in the clockwise direction around the table.

Round one and two

Every round is addressed as “streets,” so this round is called the third street in which the dealer deals one face-up card to each player, and the betting round continues, which is similar to the last round.

The next round is called the “fourth street,” which is played in the same pattern as before, but the betting is done based on the big bet limit.

Final Round

In the last round, the dealer deals each player with one face-down card, and the betting is done based on a bigger limit, and the game ends.

The player having the higher poker ranking wins the game and gets all the bets and ante dropped in the pot.


  • The player can bluff about the first face-down card to confuse the other player as it is the only card that is seen by none.

  • Remember the up cards that are folded to calculate the winning chances and bet.