Cleopatra was one of the most revered and seductive female figures in ancient history who ruled over a vast kingdom around 50 B.C. Also known as the Queen of the Nile, she has been making a regular appearance on today’s video slots. However, A Night With Cleo is a progressive jackpot slot that takes it a step further, actually more than just one step as the game is marked with a “Mature Content” warning. You might have figured out where this is heading.
She was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt and committed suicide at the age of 39 after her army was defeated by Octavian, who himself went on to become the first Roman emperor known under the name of Augustus. In all historical records, Cleopatra is described as an immensely beautiful woman who not only seduced the most powerful men but also had the courage to lead the kingdom to new heights before it fell into the hands of the Romans.
It should come as no surprise that virtually every game developer has at least one Cleopatra themed slot in their portfolio. The intrigues and tales surrounding her are the perfect ingredients for suspenseful and volatile slots machines.
Overview and Design
A Night With Cleo is a proprietary game from the Bodog group and thus can be found at their own brands – Ignition, Slots.lv, Bovada, Bodog Casino, and Café Casino among them – only. The slot comes with wild substitutions which double the win when they are part of the combo, a free spins round with a x3 multiplier that can be retriggered up to 180 free spins, and a gamble feature where the mature content becomes most visible when you successfully double your win up to five times. Not to forget the progressive jackpot.
A Night With Cleo has a 5x 3 format with 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded when you land two to five matching symbols or in combination with a wild symbol on a line from left to right only. The game is available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices across all OS platforms, be it Windows, Android or iOS. The bet sizes range from as little as $0.20 to a high-roller friendly $200 per spin.
Visually, the game takes us to the shores of the river Nile on a clear night with an Egyptian barge passing across the screen. The mighty pyramids can be seen in the background of the frameless game window while palm trees flank the path to the entrance of the center pyramid. An ancient-seeming soundtrack provides the main audio while the usual reel and win count noises chime in where appropriate.
Accordingly, the pay symbols are inspired by Egyptian artifacts, starting with the card royals from 9 through to A at the low end. Hit five on a pay line to win 100 to 150 coins or in real money 5x to 7.5x your stake. At the high end, you will find a range of ancient jewelry – a snake-ornament gold ring, a ring with a large red gem, a golden necklace, a golden scarab and a golden pin with the Eye of Horus. Lining up five on a pay line will award 200 to 500 coins or 10x to 25x your bet.
Cleopatra herself is the wild and top-paying symbol, appearing on all reels in the main game and free spins. She will double any wins when she is part of the combo. Hitting 2, 3, 4, or 5 on a line will pay 10, 200, 2,000, and 10,000 coins respectively or 0.5x, 10x, 100x and 500x your stake.
An intricate icon with a keyhole and marked with ‘Free Spins’ is the scatter symbol, also appearing on all reels in the main game and bonus round.
A Night With Cleo Free Spins Feature
While you can hit some sizable wins in the main game, the potential for mega wins other than the progressive jackpot is clearly in the free spins round as it comes with a x3 multiplier for all pays. That means that wins with a Cleo wild will be multiplied by 6. However, a win with five Cleo wilds will not be multiplied.
To trigger the bonus feature, you will need to hit three to five scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin. The game will award 15 free spins and 5x, 20x and 100x your line bet for three, four and five scatters respectively. The feature can be retriggered up to maximum of 180 free spins in total. It should be noted that wins from the free spins round cannot be gambled.
The scenery during the free spins changes to a royal chamber with a lascivious Cleopatra lounging scantily clad on a leopard sofa. A tempting sight for male eyes and maybe a welcome distraction if the bonus round fails to produce good wins.
A Night With Cleo Gamble Feature
The slot comes with a gamble feature, which you can activate after any win in the main game by simply hitting on the gamble button. Cleopatra will appear in a lavish pool with a flower in each hand. Pick one to either double or lose your win.
She will take off a piece of clothing for every successful gamble, up to five times in a row. Make it to the end to see her full beauty with only sparse covers for her most private parts. However, a wrong pick will see you lose all winnings and Cleopatra quickly dressing up again.
A Night With Cleo Progressive Jackpot
The main attraction, apart from gambling wins to see Cleopatra half nude, is the progressive jackpot. Following the history since its release in December 2016, the payouts were regularly in the lower six figures. The jackpot can trigger at any time during the main game and at any bet size, making it the perfect game for all jackpot chasers no matter what gaming budget they have.
A Night With Cleo Mobile Play
Going with the current trend, Bodog went to the expense to develop a mobile version of the slot. This is actually quite understandable as the game has been in the TOP 5 of most played slots across all Bodog brands ever since it was launched. It is available on any mobile device or tablet running on either Android or iOS. The graphics in the mobile version are virtually indistinguishable from the standard desktop software.
A Night With Cleo Conclusion
We wonder who had the ‘brilliant’ idea to include a strip show into a video slot and one that features the seductive Cleopatra at that. A question that comes up is what she would be thinking when seeing herself getting gradually undressed in the gamble feature although seeing her half-naked is a rather rare occasion because getting five successful gambles in a row is no easy feat. We never managed to get to the final stage in our extended test runs.
Other than that, the slot delivers solid gameplay with a traditional free spins round and the added suspense of the progressive jackpot. The rather rudimentary graphics that were present when the game first launched have been updated recently, which further increases the attraction of the slot.
Where to Play
Because its an exclusive, proprietary title, A Night With Cleo cannot be found at just any online casino. It’s restricted to the Bodog group of companies. Thus, you might not know exactly what you're in for when you elect to play this game, but fortunately, we have embedded a play money version below for your merriment.
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There are a number of brands within the Bodog umbrella, so it’s highly likely that there’s one that you’re eligible to sign up for.
Here is the list of online gaming sites that carry A Night With Cleo along with their geographic areas of service and any other gambling products that they host besides a casino:
- Ignition Casino (USA and Australia | poker)
- Bovada (USA | poker and sportsbook)
- Bodog (Canada, India, Latin America | poker and sportsbook)
- Bodog88 (Asia, including Australia | poker and sportsbook)
- Slots.lv (USA and Canada)
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