Take a Journey to Ancient Egypt With Book of Cats

Check out our impartial review of BGAMING's Book of Cats, an ancient Egypt-themed online poker machine with a potential 10,000x payout.

Online casinos are awash with “Book of” pokies titles. These high-risk high-reward machines attract players in droves. Book of Cats is one such title from BGAMING. It launched in June 2020 but only recently began gaining popularity with Australian pokie players. We do not know why this is the case but decided to put the game through its paces to see if Book of Cats is worthwhile playing.

Book of Cats Fundamentals

Book of Cats may leave lovers of felines feeling short-changed because the game revolves around Ancient Egypt. There are cats present in the game, but do not expect to be tickling their bellies!

BGAMING created a base game on a 5×3 layout, expanding to 6×3 during the free spins round. There are ten win lines running left to right. This is on the low side, although the game never feels unfair.

“Book of” titles are infamous for their high variance maths model. However, Book of Cats pitches itself in the medium-to-high category, meaning it is a little kinder to your bankroll. That said, the game has an RTP of a mere 94%, so what you gain from the lower variance you lose out here.

Everything compiled together gives you a potential 10,000x maximum payout. This equates to $2,000 at the lowest $0.20 stakes and $500,000 at the $50 maximum.

The small print suggests one in every 2.78 spins will record a win, and to expect the triggering of free spins once in every 140 spins.

What Are the Book of Cats Symbols?

Book of Cats has an Ancient Egypt theme that has several cat-related symbols. Royals, aces though tens, are shaped like cats, which is both cool and rather cute. Royals pay from 0.3x for matching three up to 37.5x for landing six of the same.

An Egyptian symbol, mask, and cat are the mid-to-high value symbols. Only two are required for a payout, although it is only. However, land six cats and a cool 250x is all yours.

Cleopatra is the highest-value symbol. She pays you 0.5x for landing two of her but a cool 750x should six of her pretty little face land on a win line.

Symbol Match 3 4 5 6
Cleopatra 5x 50x 250x 750x
Cat 2x 20x 100x 250x
Mask & Symbol 1.5x 5x 37.5x 100x
Aces & Kings 0.3x 2x 7.5x 37.5x
Queens, Jacks & Tens 0.3x 1.2x 5x 25xx

A Golden book is a non-paying symbol acting as both the wild and the game’s scatter. Three or more scatters on the board triggers 10 free spins.

What Are the Game’s Bonuses and Features?

Free spins are the main Book of Cats feature. You receive ten free spins for landing three scatters anywhere on the board. Free spins not only unlock the sixth reel but also come with the winline expanding feature. The sixth reel is temporarily blocked expect one place. The symbol that lands here is the expanding symbol for the free spins round. It expands and fills all three rows wherever it appears whenever it appears on a winline, leading to potentially large wins.

In addition, it is possible to gamble your winnings. Choose from red or black, or all four traditional suits, and double your prize each time you are correct. However, you lose everything if you are wrong! You have been warned.

It is possible to purchase the free spins feature for 94x your bet. This is a hefty price to pay and a substantial risk, so it is best avoided. Indeed, the buy a feature is not available in all jurisdictions.


The “Book of” series are loved and hated in equal measure because of their high variance and potentially huge paydays. Book of Cats is no different although the variance is less severe.

The wineline expanding feature is great and adds a genuine element of excitement. A 10,000x maximum payout is enough to have players chasing the moon. However, there is no need for such a low RTP in this day and age.

Play Book of Cats online at Hell Spin Casino where a $1,200 welcome bonus awaits. This free cash helps negate the low RTP and medium to high volatility. Good luck.