If you loved the Gladiator movie you’re going to adore the slot game of the same name. The Gladiator Slot is a 5 reel, 25-payline themed video slot from Playtech. Released in 2008, this fast paced game has some great features and solid jackpots on offer.  


  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: null
  • Lines: 25
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: Playtech

How to Play

The Gladiator slot is themed on the movie and like all the other Playtech slot games, it’s very easy and straightforward to play. Simply navigate to the game and then choose your bet size and number of paylines. Once this is done, hit spin and see what happens!

The main jackpot is 5000 times your original bet so it definitely pays to bet as big as you can on this game! You’ll need to bet the maximum and get five emperor symbols to win the main jackpot but even if you don’t hit the big one, there are a couple of great bonus features and smaller prizes on offer as well.

  • Number of reels: 5
  • Number of paylines: 25
  • Coin size: 0.01-$5.00
  • Max bet: 10 coins
  • Main symbols: General Maximum, Marcus Aurelius, Senator Gracchus, Lucilla.
  • Scatter symbol: Coliseum
  • Wild symbol: Gladiator Helmet

As well as the main jackpot, smaller prizes include the Gladiator Bonus round where you can win up to 45 x your original bet for spinning five coliseum symbols across an activated line.

Graphics and Sounds

This game stays true to its movie theme with graphics and sound effects that really put you in the action. Your gameplay is interspersed with a number of short cut scenes from the movie so you get to relive some of your favorite scenes as you go.

The colour scheme is brown and gold like the movie, and the sound effects include a beep when you hit spin and fairly standard buzzes and chimes when you win. When you’re in the bonus round, the background soundtrack speeds up or slows down to add to the suspense.


While the Gladiator slot is not a progressive, it still has a generous jackpot that makes it well worth your while. If you bet the maximum amount you can win 5000 coins by triggering the Gladiator symbol across all five reels. Just because it’s not a progressive doesn’t mean you can’t win big – the biggest win to date on this game was a staggering CAD$3.4 million.

As well as the main jackpot there are several smaller jackpots you could win by unlocking the bonus rounds. There are two bonus rounds:

  • Gladiator Bonus round: Win between 9 and 45 times your original bet
  • Coliseum Bonus round: Win free spins if you get three or more Coliseums in a row.

Gladiator is considered a low volatility slot game as it pays smaller amounts more frequently. This means that while you might not have the greatest chance of winning a big payout, you will be able to play for longer with your bankroll and pick up regular, smaller winnings to give you a boost.

Special features

Like all the best video slots, this game is packed with special features to help you get more bang for your buck. There are two main special features, the Gladiator Bonus and the Coliseum Bonus.

The Gladiator Bonus is activated when you get the mask on reels 2, 3 and 4. Once this happens you’re taken to a screen with nine masks showing different cash values. The sum of these values is yours to keep.

The Coliseum Bonus is won by landing three or more scatters anywhere on the reels. Once you activate this game you will get to choose stones from a series of rows. Each row has a different prize, including free games, multipliers, extra scatters and extra wilds.

When you play Gladiator you also get to take advantage of the Gamble feature. This feature can be found on other slot games and it means that after any win you can click the gamble button to guess whether the next card shown will be black or red. If you’re right you will double your winnings.