Play Hot Gems Online Slot at ZA


Strap on your mining helmet and descend into the depths of a mine filled with gold, gems and fabulous payouts. Hot Gems is a colourful 5 reel, 25 payline online slot from Playtech, filled with wilds, scatters, free spins and collapsing reels.

Are you ready to join the prospector on the hunt for hot gems and big wins? Discover how to win the 5,000x max prize and more by first reading our Hot Gems guide.


  • Game Type: 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 paylines video slot.
  • Return to Player (RTP): 95.99%
  • Volatility: Low-Medium
  • Themes: Mining, Adventure
  • Release Year: 2011


If you’ve got your eye on the main jackpot prize, here’s what it is and how to get it.

The max win is 5,000 your line bet, and to grab it, you'll need to land 5x prospector symbols on one payline. A $0.25 bet will net you $500 while betting with the maximum $25 will let you walk away with a cool $5,000.


Hot Gems is a 25 fixed payline slot. This means you can’t change the number of paylines with each bet, which you wouldn't want to do anyway as more paylines = more chances to win. To win a payout, line up 3 or more matching symbols on a payline. Payouts are calculated according to the paytable, and it's the number shown multiplied by your line bet. The larger your bet size, the larger your payout will be!

Hot Gems also has the collapsing reel feature. When you win a payout, all symbols which were part of your win explode and disappear, making space for new symbols to drop down onto the reels, creating more chances to win. You can chain together collapsing reels as long as winning combos keep forming.

Coin sizes: The minimum coin size is $0.01 per line. When multiplied by 25 (the number of paylines), the minimum bet size is $0.25 per spin. You can increase the coin size up to $1, allowing for a maximum bet size of $25.

Symbols: The bearded prospector is the most valuable symbol paying 100x-5,000x your line bet! The other high-paying symbols include a lantern, a mining pick, and a mining trolley. The low-paying symbols are multi colored gems.

Wild: The wild icon can only appear on the middle three reels, but can take the place of all regular symbols to help create winning combinations.

Scatter: The Hot Gems scatter symbol can appear anywhere on the reels, and the payout is multiplied by your total bet, not your line bet, making it a valuable symbol.

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Additional bonus rounds: The special bonus round can be triggered when the Free Games symbol lands anywhere on reels 1, 3, and 5. It'll award you 15 free games with an added twist. Every time the reels collapse, the multiplier increases by +1 up to a maximum of 5x.


Thanks to Playtech's mobile gaming technology, you can play Hot Gems on any iOS or Android smartphone and tablet. Are you worried about the small screen affecting your gameplay? Don't be! The colourful graphics and immersive sound are the same on both desktop and smaller screens, and with the added portability, you can play anywhere.

All the game's buttons and features are perfectly suited for mobile so that you can tap your way to big wins in Hot Gems. You can flip your phone upside down and sideways and still play. The interface will automatically shift to match your viewpoint.


Hot Gems has a lot of great perks to it. There are scatters and wilds which help create huge wins, and the collapsing reels give you free respins whenever three or more matching symbols land on a payline. With the free games bonus round, you get 15 chances for more wins with the added benefit of a progressive multiplier.