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Quick Hit Las Vegas: Variation on a Theme

Quick Hit Las Vegas by Bally 6 Quick hit symbols 2x bonus
Written by Joshua

My enjoyment of the Quick Hit series has been something well documented here over the past couple of years. One version that I tended to not gravitate towards, but did recently on my latest cruise, is the Las Vegas version.

This version of the game (which has a clone in the Dragon theme) features the standard 5×3 format and five progressives (for 5 through 9 Quick hit symbols, respectively) of most other versions introduced in that era.

The game comes with 30 lines and a $1.50 max bet on pennies the times I’ve encountered it, including on the cruise. The progressives follow the standard (for that era) Quick Hit starting seed jackpots of 10x for 5 Quick Hit symbols, 50x for 6 Quick hit symbols, and so on (unlike newer versions today which tend to pay less).

The game features stacked wild symbols, something different for the series, and probably one of its clearest key differentiators.

The game features the “match 3” pick screen for the bonus, but has a couple of key differences. For one, you can get up to 25 free games without the wild. However, all of the free games options are at 1x. The wild can therefore add either 5 free games, or up the multiplier.

I had some fortunate luck on the game, with 6 Quick Hit symbols coming out a couple of times during my bonus, once at 2x (yielding a 100x hit on a single bonus spin) and once at 1x.

I had been playing in part because I was hoping to pick off the 6 Quick Hit symbols during the base game, as the progressives (like many Quick Hit games) are not available in the bonus. Alas, I only got it in the bonus, and the progressive was well over $100 (having started from $75) by the time I left the ship.

The bonuses came relatively frequently, although it did feel like a touch more of a volatile ride than some of the other earlier Quick Hit machines, probably because of those stacked wilds.

The theme has come back around (along with features like the stacked wilds) in more recent years as part of the Quick Hit Super Wheel family, so those who are curious about how this plays differently can also give those a go.

Watch and Learn

Here’s a video from TheBigPayback featuring the game and a bonus at that $1.50 bet:

Here’s a bonus on a 2 cent version with a $6 max bet:

About the author


My name is Joshua, and I’m a slot enthusiast who works in tech as a marketer by day, and dabbles in casinos periodically during off-times. Know Your Slots will reflect my interests in understanding the various ways you can play slots, travel, casino promotions and how you can get the most out of your casino visits.


  • Hi Joshua,

    A bit unrelated to this specific article – I figured I should go to the most recent one – but I wanted to say that I really appreciate your website and that it was fun seeing you participate in one of Brian’s recent videos, the group pull on the cruise! Imagine my surprise having your website open and hearing you plug it in the video at the same time.

    My first ever slot that really got me hooked was Dancing Drums (perhaps giving away my age, turning 24 on the 21st), and over time it’s branched out to Dancing Drums’ predecessors, Huff n’ Puff, the Buffalo series, Lightning Link/Lock it Link series and so on, so it was very enjoyable getting to read your insight on slots like those.

    One of my biggest curiosities is getting to know whether certain slot machine events are random versus pre-determined, such as the Dancing Drums free spin feature and Hold & Spin feature of Lightning/Dragon Links being random and progressive picking events being pre-determined (duh), so it was fascinating to read about those as well, that for those random events, every microsecond makes a difference.

    I enjoy your other articles related to Loyalty Programs, comps, and Vegas in general as well! I’m only beyond excited to go back to Vegas this Thursday for my birthday week. It is my dream to one day #landthegrand… wish me luck! haha.


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