Why We Love… Snakes & Ladders Live!

Why We Love… Snakes & Ladders Live!

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Published Date · Feb. 6, 2024 · Last Updated · Feb. 6, 2024 ·Read Time · 4 mins

Welcome to the world of Snakes & Ladders Live - a thrilling live dealer game from the creators at Pragmatic Play. Offering simple gameplay, multiple bonus rounds and big potential payouts - it's easy to see why this has become an instant hit with live casino players.

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Let's take a closer look at this innovative casino game to see what has got the live casino community talking.

Snakes and Ladders Origins

The Snakes & Ladders live dealer game draws inspiration from the classic board game of the same name.

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Here’s how it works:

  • Snakes and Ladders uses a grid with numbered squares
  • All players start at the first square
  • The objective is to reach square 100 first
  • You take it in turns, rolling dice and moving your game piece accordingly
  • If you land on the bottom of a ladder, you climb it to the top
  • If you land on a snake’s head, you move down to its tail

The board game version of Snakes and Ladders dates back to ancient India in the second century, with several different versions following since. As is often the case in the gaming space, it it was only a matter of time until a classic board game like this made the transition to a casino title...

What is Snakes & Ladders Live?

Snakes & Ladders Live has been available since 24th May 2023. Offering a jungle/safari theme, the crisp and realistic audio complements eye-catching graphics that really deliver a thrilling gaming experience.


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Add to that, a solid RTP of 96.3%, multiple bonus rounds and a maximum win of up to 10,000x your stake, and there's a lot to like here!

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The gameplay is focused on four dice that feature four different symbols on them - Diamond, Star, SL (Snakes & Ladders Bonus) and ST (Snake Totem Bonus).

These dice are in separate chambers and are rolled one at a time.

  • If at least two dice show Diamonds or Stars, you will receive a payout according to the game’s paytable
  • If at least two dice show the SL symbol, the Snakes & Ladders Bonus will trigger. A fifth dice is then rolled to decide the level of the bonus round (bronze, silver or gold)
  • If at least three dice show the ST symbol, the Snake Totem Bonus will trigger

Snakes & Ladders Bonus

The Snakes & Ladders Bonus is played on a 8x8 grid, which replicates the classic board game. Working your way up the grid, you are trying to reach the final square, while earning multipliers and power-ups. As with the classic game, the main focus should be to avoid those pesky snakes, which send you falling down the board.

Snake Totem Bonus

The Snake Totem Bonus sees you ascend a totem pole, while collecting prizes on your way. The higher you make it up the pole, the more generous the rewards are.

What Makes Snakes & Ladders Live So Popular?

Tapping into a hugely popular board game is never a bad place to start when creating a new casino game - so it's safe to say Snakes & Ladders Live had a leg-up from the start! Playing on nostalgia, this innovative creation combines all the thrills and spills of the classic game with a hearty dose of exciting bonus rounds and big cash payouts.

The gameplay could not be more simple - with players just asked to roll a dice to find out if they will ascend the board, hit a bonus round or be sent crashing back down to earth by a snake.

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The pair of bonus rounds adds another dimension to this release, with them both offering different rewards. The multiple cash prizes on offer, as well as the eye-catching win multipliers, means that big wins - all the way up to 10,000x - can be triggered at any point.

A simple but thrilling live dealer game, we think Pragmatic Play have another hit on their hands with this one...


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