Pretend You Are in Asia With Mr. Macau

Check out our review of Betsoft's Mr. Macau

Mr. Macau is the latest Betsoft pokie coming to an online casino near you from June 10. Join Mr. Macau for a night of fun in the Las Vegas of the East, Macau. The game features sticky wilds, free spins, and more.

Mr. Macau Fundamentals

The Mr. Macau online pokie takes place at the entrance of a casino, although the setting is nothing to write home about. They say you should not judge a book by its cover; this runs true here.

A 5×3 layout greets the Mr. Macau players. Those reels contain 20 paylines that always pay left to right. We are happy BetSoft set the RTP at 97.07%, for a house edge of only 2.93%. Several recent releases have an RTP of at least 1% lower. It does not seem much, but it makes all the difference to your bankroll.

Betsoft has not publicly released the volatility of Mr. Macau. We estimate it to be low-to-medium from our demo testing.

There are a range of bet sizes to choose from, which max out at $20. That maximum bet leads to a top possible payout of $86,750, or 4,338x your bet.

What Are The Mr. Macau Symbols

It should not come as a surprise to discover the Mr. Macau symbols are all gambling-related. Tried and trusted royals, aces through jacks, are the low-value symbols. These pay between 1x and 1.5x for landing five.

Casino chips, lucky dice, flaming sevens, and cherries are the mid-tier symbols. Landing five of these pays between 3x and 4x.

The higher-value symbols awards prizes of 6x and 15x for landing five. Mr. Macau himself is the second-highest symbol in the game, which is a little strange. An 88 is the top paying picture on this pokie.

Symbol Three matched Four matched Five matched
88 1.5x 5x 15x
Mr. Macau 1x 3x 6x
Chips 0.75x 2x 4x
Dice, 7s, Cherries 0.5x 1.5x 3x
Aces and Kings 0.25x 0.75x 1.5x
Queen and Jacks 0.25x 0.5x 1x

A row of three sevens represents the game’s scatter symbol. Four of these are needed to start the Triple 7s Free Spins bonus feature.

Wilds are present too. Their symbol is the world Wild with casino lights surrounding it. However, they only land on reels 2,3, 4, and 5.

What Are The Bonus Features?

Sticky Wilds are a fun addition to the Mr. Macau base game. Wilds on reels 2, 3, 4, or 5 can remain sticky for two spins, making large wins possible.

Stick & Respin is another base game feature, although it only happens after a random non-winning spin. The game chooses a random paying symbol to remain stick on each reel it is on. The remaining reels spin again and continue until you secure a win with the chosen sticky symbol. It is a nice touch even if it does happen randomly.

Mr. Macau’s Wild Boost Feature also occurs randomly during the base game. You receive a single free spin, but between five and seven wilds appear.

Landing three Triple 7s starts the free spins round. The game awards ten free spins, and all wilds remain in place for the duration of your free spins.

Lastly, landing four Triple 7s results in ten free spins, and an increased chance of sticky wilds. However, these wilds come with x1, x2, or x3 multipliers attached. It is during these particular features that the maximum 4,338x win is possible.

Neither free spins features can retrigger, which is disappointing.


We had fun playing Mr. Macau, we cannot deny that fact. The high RTP and recreational player-friendly algorithm lends themselves to a relaxing time.

The music, however, is a different beast entirely. It is betsoft’s take on jazz and it became that annoying we turned it off. You may love it, but you are more likely to loathe it.

Random bonus features keep matters interesting and the free spins can be lucrative. We enjoyed a 31.5x win after landing three scatters, for example.

Test Mr. Macau for yourself when it hits the online casino world on June 10.