The Big Dawgs Slot

The Big Dawgs Slot
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Published Date · Dec. 20, 2023 · Last Updated · Jan. 10, 2024
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The Big Dawgs Slot Review

The Big Dawgs Slot Overview

Who let the dawgs out? Don’t slink away Pragmatic Play - we know it was you. With their newfound freedom, our canine chums have discovered their inner “G” and taken to the thug life. Let me introduce you to Big Dawg and his band of hip-hop happy brothers. Taking place in an area of the hound hood known as The Pound, this cartoonish caper brings a lot of fun and no shortage of features to the reels. Those taking to the streets to sample a few spins will discover distinctive pay and Bonus triggering systems, Multipliers and random Colossal Wild Symbols. Get on the right side of The Big Dawg, and he may reward you with a 5,000x Max Win!

The Big Dawgs Slot Details











5,000 x

Software Provider

Pragmatic Play



Design and Layout

5 Reel Slots, Wild Symbol


Bonus Round, Multiplier, Free Spins

With so many slots out there, it’s hard to come across many which offer a distinctive gaming experience. We were, therefore, immediately drawn in by these spray-paint crazy hip-hop hounds. As is almost always the case with Pragmatic Play, the production values on offer are from the very top of the scale, and happily, the gameplay also delivers. The base game greatly benefits from the infrequently used pay system and never becomes dull, thanks to the Wild Creation mechanic and Big Dawg Colossal Wilds. The excitement dial moves only slightly in the Dirty Dawgs round, but should you trigger Double Dawgs, you will soon be howling at the win potential. Negatives come in the shape of the variable RTP and slightly underwhelming max win, but we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend taking this one for a walk on the reels.


Multiplier Wilds

Free Spins Bonuses

Random Colossal Wilds


Variable RTPs

Bonus Round can be Tough to Trigger

How To Play The Big Dawgs Slot

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The Big Dawgs Basic Rules

  • The 5x5 game grid takes up residence in a graffiti-embellished back alley.
  • There are 2,304 paylines on offer
  • Landing three or more horizontally or vertically connected matching symbols anywhere on the grid will produce a payout – wins do not need to begin at reel one, as is commonly the case

The Big Dawgs Slot Paytable & Symbols

Here's a guide to all the symbols and payouts you'll find in The Big Dawgs:

3 Symbols
4 Symbols
5 Symbols
The Big Dawgs_lv5_dog_tag
Dog Tag
The Big Dawgs_lv4_dog_scissor
The Big Dawgs_lv3_baseball_bat
Baseball Bat
The Big Dawgs_lv2_punch
Brass Knuckles
The Big Dawgs_lv1_bomb
The Big Dawgs_hv5
Blue Dog
The Big Dawgs_hv4
Purple Hat Dog
The Big Dawgs_hv3
Purple Bandana Dog
The Big Dawgs_hv2
Blue Hat Dog
The Big Dawgs_hv1
Green Dog
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The Big Dawgs Slot Features

Tumble Wins

Following any win, all winning symbols are removed from the grid. The remaining symbols drop to the bottom of the reels, with the vacated positions remaining empty. This process repeats for every winning combo, creating the potential for multiple wins in the same spin sequence.


All low-pay wins will leave behind a standard Wild Symbol in the centre of the winning line.

Multi Wilds

All Dog Symbol Wins leave behind a Multi Wild Symbol in the centre of the winning line. Any wins featuring one or more Multi Wilds benefit from an 2x multiplier.

Colossal Dog Wilds

These oversized 2x2 or 3x3 icons may appear on any spin and substitute for all standard symbols to help create winning combos.

Screen Clearing Bonus

If only Wild and Multi-Wild Symbols remain in view at the end of a tumble sequence, an 2x, 3x, or 5x Multiplier will be applied to the total win for that sequence.

The Big Dawgs Slot Bonus Features

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Free Spins Bonus

Free Spins Bonus

The Word "Dawgs" is written horizontally across the centre of the game grid and vertically down reel three. As symbols tumble and disappear from the grid, letters of this word are revealed and light up. Light up the full word Dawgs horizontally or vertically, and you will win the Dirty Dawgs Free Spins Bonus. Light up the word horizontally AND vertically, and you will be strutting your stuff into the top-tier Double Dawgs feature:

  • Dirty Dawgs Round: Five free spins, with a Progressive Multiplier active on each spin. This Multiplier begins at 1x and increases by one for each tumble win before resetting to 1x at the start of the next spin.
  • Double Dawgs: 10 free spins. The progressive Multiplier functions as it does in the Dirty Dawgs round, with one key difference. In this round, the Multiplier does not reset between spins but continues to build throughout the round – creating the potential for rapidly escalating wins!

Dirty Dawgs and Double Dawgs can be retriggered during the feature, with any new rounds won queued to begin once the current free spins sequence ends.

Bonus Buy

Those who can’t wait for the Multiplier madness of the Free Spins Bonuses to begin may wish to take advantage of the Bonus Buy Options:

  • Dirty Dawgs Bonus Buy: Costs 80x the total bet.
  • Double Dawgs Bonus Buy: Costs 250x the total bet.

Bonus Buy is only available in eligible jurisdictions (not available to UK players).

Our Verdict The Wild creation system is the key feature in The Big Dawgs and rightly takes centre stage in the feature games. Dirty Dawgs brings plenty of excitement and solid win potential, but it is in Double Dawgs that the 5,000x max win begins to feel like a realistic possibility.

Play The Big Dawgs Demo for Free

Want to try the game out for free first without staking real money? Have a look at The Big Dawgs slot demo! Online slot demos are a great way to prepare for real money gaming as you get the chance to learn how the game works without any financial risk. Embark on demo-exclusive adventures with online slots demos, where players can enjoy features not offered in real-money play.

The Big Dawgs Slot RTP & Volatility

Variable RTP

The top-end 95.97% Return to Player (RTP) percentage is a whisker below the industry average RTP of 96%.

The Big Dawgs prowl the high volatility sector of the slots hood. You should expect a rollercoaster experience offering a better chance of a big win in a short session than a low-medium volatility release.

Our Verdict An RTP of 95.97% is as good as level with the industry average and represents solid value. However, alternative, lower settings of 95.01% and 93.99% are also available to operators. We always recommend consulting the information section of the game to discover the setting in use at your online casino of choice. Exactly how Big Dog and the gang spend their time isn’t listed in the game, but we suspect it isn’t playing tiddlywinks. With a definite undertone of gangster, the high setting feels like the right fit for the theme.

The Big Dawgs Slot Graphics & Audio


Grimy and urban is the vibe exuding from the backstreets of Dawgtown. Graffitied murals pepper the red brick walls and buildings, whilst an endlessly flickering light adds to the dangerous atmosphere. The reel symbols are a little more light-hearted. We wouldn’t particularly want to mess with any of the doggy crew, but it’s hard to take them too seriously in their array of headwear, chains, and shades.

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Combination win


Howling hip-hop is the name of the game with the soundtrack. Head-bopping beats, plodding keys, and frenzied turntables combine to drive the action as the cast of canines bark, howl, and yelp their approval. Thudding reels add to the beat whilst the electronic whirrs, whizzes, and boings, which accompany wins, add a comedic twist to the action.

Our Verdict Top marks to Pragmatic Play for coming up with such a distinctive theme, and it all works a treat. The cartoonish visuals and animations combine perfectly with the groovy soundtrack to draw you into the barking-mad world.

The Big Dawgs Slot on Mobile

Seemingly well attuned with modern tech, we suspect Big Dawg and Co. are familiar with mobile devices, and Pragmatic Play has ensured the game is available to small-screen players. You will find all the gameplay and features intact on your Android, iOS, or Windows-powered device.

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The Big Dawgs FAQs

How much can I win playing The Big Dawgs slot?

The slot pays out up to 5,000x your stake.

How many ways to win are there in The Big Dawgs slot?

The slot has 2,304 paylines on which you can form winning combinations.

How volatile is The Big Dawgs slot?

The slot is classed as high volatility.

How much can I bet when playing The Big Dawgs slot?

The maximum betting limit for the slot is £240.


Paul Harrison

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