The Dog House Megaways (Pragmatic Play) slot review

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The Dog House is, without a doubt, one of the most popular Pragmatic Play slots. It's funny and cheerful and aren't dogs everybody's friends? But for The Dog House, it's a great slot, but not a blockbuster slot. Therefore, a Megaways upgrade always helps.

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The Dog House Megaways Slot: The Popular Dog House slot gets a Megaways makeover. Why not?

It was only a matter of time for us to see a Megaways version of this entertaining slot. For a real blockbuster slot like Wolf Gold, you don’t need such a makeover. Wolf Gold already scores incredibly well and will do so for many years to come.

By the way, with The Dog House Megaways, you can win a fat 12,000x.

Yeah, you could theoretically land a surreal 1.2 million, when you stake a hundred. WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!

But we all know that Pragmatic Play likes to show off with an enormous maximum win. The critical question, though, is: is such a blistering payout realistic? I’ll tell you below!

Software: Pragmatic Play

Number of paylines: Up to 117,649 Megaways

RTP and variance: 96.55%, High variance

Maximum win: 12,000 x the total bet

Betting range: $€0.20 – $€100

Bonus features: Choice of 2 Free Spins (Sticky Wilds, Regular Wilds), Buy Free Spins feature

Casino Hipster verdict: Hot!

The Dog House Megaways slot – Gameplay and Features

The game is a Megaways slot. In summary:

  • You have 6 reels with at least 2 and at most 7 symbols.
  • There is a maximum of 117,649 Megaways (7x7x7x7x7x7).
  • You have no Avalanche (Cascading, Tumbling) mechanism, and you don’t get re-spins after a winning combo.

The symbols look familiar if you’ve played The Dog House.

  • The high-paying symbols are the Rottweilers (the highest paying one), the Scoops, the Pug, and the Dachshunds.
  • The medium-paying symbols are a Collar and a Bone.
  • The low-paying symbols are the 10, J, Q, K and A.
  • You recognize the Wild symbol by a Doghouse. These appear on reels 2, 3, 4 or 5 only. If you’re lucky, they have a multiplier of x2 or x3. If you make a winning combo with multiple wilds with multipliers, the total multiplier equals the sum of all the multipliers.
  • The scatter symbols are the Pawprints.

How do you activate the free spins?

If you spin 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters in the main game, you get access to the free spins. Your patience is tested: on average, you need 372 spins.

Fortunately, you can also activate the free spins with the Buy Free Spins feature (price: 100x the original bet). In the next spin, you get to spin 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters.

Sticky Wild Free Spins or Raining Wilds Free Spins

You decide which variant you want to play.

With the Sticky Wilds Free Spins, you get free spins with wilds that are sticky for the remaining free spins.

The number of free spins depends on the number of scatters. 3 scatters yield 7 free spins. 4 scatters 12 free spins. 5 scatters yield 15 free spins, and 6 scatters 20.

With the Raining Wilds Free Spins, you get a random 0 to 6 wilds for each spin.

The number of free spins is more with this option. Three scatters are good for 15 free spins. 4 scatters yield 18 free spins. 5 scatters 25 and 6 scatters 30.

If you want to land the highest possible wins, you need to play the Sticky Wilds free spins variant. The combination of sticky wilds and multipliers are (if you’re lucky) the perfect recipe for enormous wins.

Payout percentage (RTP)

The RTP is 96.55%, which is pretty good. Most Pragmatic Play slots have a payout rate of around 96.5%.

The Dog House Megaways slot – the variance (volatility) is high.

Pragmatic Play gives a score of 5 out of 5 for the variance.

I expect most top wins to be around 1,000x. I first want to see it, to believe it, with Pragmatic Play slots.

Great Rhino Megaways and Starz Megaways have a similar variance.

Pros and Cons



  • Fans of The Dog House will welcome this new release
  • The Sticky Wilds in combination with multipliers makes the slot thrilling
  • Enormous win potential.
  • Always helpful to have the Buy Free Spins feature (Buy a Bonus Feature)


  • The gameplay is not so innovative and is a bit dull.
  • Very volatile

So, who’ll like the slot? And who won’t?

If you like The Dog House and Megaways slots, you’ll also like this slot.

For experienced Megaways players, this slot doesn’t add much excitement. The gameplay lacks depth and complexity.

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