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Gladiator Jackpot Pokies Review

Are you not entertained?" It's a question that Maximus, the protagonist of the Gladiator film asks, and it's probably an appropriate question for us to ask of this slots title.

Players have won millions of AUD on Gladiator Jackpot in the past, and that alone means it has to be worth a look. Throw some decent bonus rounds, one of which has plenty of free spins, into the mix and you can see why it's still popular today.


As hard as it may be to believe, the Russell Crowe movie Gladiator came out close to two decades ago. As a result, it shouldn't be a big surprise that this simple slot is starting to show its age just a little bit.

That's not to say it looks bad by any means – there are photorealistic reel icons of Maximus, Commodus and Lucilla that animate and come to life after all – just that it looks a little dated compared to newer, more modern slots.

If you're a big fan of the film you're sure to enjoy some of the little touches that have gone into making the game, like the Coliseum backdrop and video clips from the film. Otherwise, you're probably going to be here for the big money!


Gladiator Jackpot's gameplay is about as simple as it gets; it's a classic 5-reel slot with 25 paylines. That sounds like it should be more than enough, but it doesn't feel like you rack up many substantial wins during standard play.

Unfortunately, that's a by-product of the large size of the progressive jackpot. Combine that with the enormous maximum bet and you can easily understand how it's possible to put a serious dent in your bankroll playing this game.

There are two bonus rounds including a pick 'em round where you select helmets to reveal prizes...or maybe even the progressive jackpot, and a free spins bonus round where you might end up with anything up to 24 free spins with a 3x multiplier.

As far as free spin rounds go, that's pretty generous, but the high variance nature of the slot means that there's no guarantee you'll come away with a life-changing sum of money.

Added Value

Obviously Gladiator Jackpot's biggest sell is its progressive jackpot. The gameplay of the slot, while completely fine, doesn't have anything to recommend it over other, more exciting slots on the market.

High rollers will surely be happy with how much they can wager per spin, but the relatively low number of significant wins per spin might end up putting a lot of lower and mid stakes players off.

If you're looking for a progressive slot that's a bit more subdued than bright and brash games like Major Millions and Mega Moolah it might well be worth a look, but we can't see a whole lot of players who aren't that interested in progressive jackpots falling in love with this one.


It's safe to say that the main reason people are still playing Gladiator Jackpot is the titular progressive jackpot, which gets as high as millions of AUD. With source material that's almost 20 years old, it's difficult to imagine that there are too many Gladiator superfans out there who have fallen in love with the game's theme and clips from the film. In fact, the game is a little bit on the drab side but some players actually prefer this to the brighter and brasher (and more well-trafficked) progressive games like Mega Moolah. A reasonable enough title, with 25 paylines and a 3x multiplier in the bonus round, but nothing too special either.