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Santa Surprise Slot Playtech

Have you been naughty or nice? In Santa Surprise, maybe you'll get your Christmas wishes early. This feature-filled video slot is fun all year round. Check it out on our website for free. We welcome you to try for real money play at any of the listed Playtech casinos.

Begin by picking your coin denomination with the Click to Change button on the bottom-left. Change the number of coins wagered on each line with the Bet Per Line button. If you want to play fewer lines, use the Lines button to change the number of active lines from the default 20. Click Spin to begin, or press Bet Max if you want to wager 10 coins on all 20 lines. You can also use the Auto Start feature to play a selected number of times without interruption.

Santa is definitely spreading the Christmas cheer around with two special features. Get three or more scattered cottages to win 10 free spins at a 3x multiplier with infinite retrigger possibilities. If you manage to get three Bonus symbols on a payline's first three reels, you can pick Christmas gifts from under the tree to win instant cash prizes. Whatever time of year it is, you can always press your luck for some holiday cheer with Santa Surprise.

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Click to Change: Adjust the coin denomination.
Bet Per Line: Select the number of coins to wager on each line.
Lines: Pick the number of active paylines.
Spin: Start playing at the chosen bet.
Bet Max: Start playing at a bet of 10 coins on all 20 lines.
Auto Start: Play the selected number of times without interruption.

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Reviewed on May 31, 2015


Santa Surprise is a video slot game coming from Playtech and for a theme it has Christmas.

The game has 20 paylines and 5 reels. I like the atmosphere of this game. The graphic is OK, nothing wow but not so bad. The Santa Symbol is a wild symbol in this game and changes all the rest of the symbols. This game offers a bonus game and a free spins bonus. In the bonus round you have gifts and depending on the number of bonus symbols you got you click on 3, 4 or 5 gifts. Under each one is a cash prize. In this spending time which we live in you can’t imagine Christmas without gifts and spending money. Still we all look forward to gifts and like them. By the way to get this bonus you need to have at least 3 bonus symbols on some of the winning paylines. The wins from this bonus are regularly small. But for that this bonus is easy to come by. Because I am aware that the wins from this bonus aren’t big I am not too happy when I get it. But for that I am looking forward to the free spins bonus. The free spins are a little hard to get. For 3 scatter symbols you get 10 free spins with a 3 x multiplier.
I haven’t played this game in a long time. Still I remember some details about my last session here. I remember that after the first bigger wins I increased my bet from the starting 0.2 euros to 0.4 euros. Soon from the 20 euros I had I came down to less than 1 euro. It seemed like I was going to lose all of my money but then I got the free spins. From these free spins I won over 50 euros. Later on I got up to 100 euros for withdrawal.

Santa Surprise isn’t my favorite Playtech slot game but its fun enough for me to recommend.
hajnrih 1379 reviews
Reviewed on May 24, 2015


If you’re a fan of Christmas and New Year holidays you can feel that atmosphere every day in any Playtech casino. All you have to do is play Santa Surprise.

This is a neat 20 payline, 5 reel slot with very cheerful colors and a real Christmas spirit. Every symbol here starting from Santa who is wild, the scatter Christmas three, to the bonus symbol brings you one step closer to the Christmas spirit. The music is also very good and Santa will come in with a line from time to time so you can never get bored playing this game. If you take a look at the paytable you’ll be happy to see that 5 Santa’s bring a bag of 10 000 gift and 5 scattered houses award 500 x bet. This game also has 2 descent features. One is a pick up bonus which is activated when you get 3 bonus symbols on a winning payline from left to right. This sounds a bit tricky and usually these bonuses are hard to get, but on this slot they come pretty often. The wins aren’t very big and usually go from 5 to 10 x bet but it’s a nice addition to the overall gameplay. The other bonus is a free spins bonus which is triggered when 3 scattered houses appear anywhere on the reels. You are awarded with 10 free spins with 3 x multiplier and they can be retriggered infinitely. I know this is impossible and the most retriggers I have won is 3, but still you can get a descent payout from the free spins.

Overall this is a fun slot to play with small to medium wins. You can play it when you are wagering some bonus because the wins come often so the win to lose ratio isn’t big. I guess I am a bad boy so I am yet to see 5 smiling Santa’s on the reels some day.
valentin68 535 reviews
Reviewed on January 23, 2015


The Playtech casinos are special among all casinos. In my opinion they have almost the same quality and can rival very well with the Microgaming or NetEnt casinos.There are many good slots in Playtech. (Equally true is that there are also some weak slots, but this happens just in all casinos). Some of them I have never tried and they are still big surprises when I find and play them.

“Santa Surprise” was such a slot where I played with pleasure. “Santa Surprise” was a pleasant slot because in my game here the variation loss-gain in more than 200 games was very small. About 1 Euro extra, about 2 Euro less most of the game, and at the end I had lost about 10 Euro.

Not only the slot is full of gifts (the major symbols) but also the game is very generous with the rounds of Free Spins and with the Bonuses. For a bet of 20 cents, at about every spin you are returned at least 10 cents, and every few games you have a nice win between 50 cents-1 Euro. This is what I call a good game. There is no need to wait for the Free Spins round or for the Bonuses to recover the losses, because these wins from the normal games are sufficient. In this respect the slot is different from the “classical” Playtech slots: Great Blue, XMen, etc., where you lose first pretty well and you have to wait for the round of Free Games to recover. This slot is almost perfect!

A game full of suspense cheerfully and pleasantly as only around the holidays you can meet. It looks like there are still pleasant surprises offered by Playtech.


The bad part is that there are required minimum 3 Gifts on the same payline to enter the Bonus. It happens to be simultaneously on reels up to 5-6 gifts but not on the same payline. This is an unpleasant situation. But every time I had to play this Bonus I do not know how it happened that I chose only the presents which had the best payouts.
paquito76 867 reviews
Reviewed on June 30, 2014


Playtech’s version for Christmas holiday season theme is a very good product and fortunately this attribute concerns for both segments of the game. The interface is very nice, very cozy and I think it provides all visual elements that a player can seek for in a game in this subject. The graphics are beautiful and colourful and among the symbols I like the little house at night pictogram better, which is really awesome. Overall, it has the ability to create a pleasant atmosphere what I appreciate and that’s why I always love to play here.

To be loyal its theme the slot often is in giving mode and the player can feel sometimes as a little Christmas gift would be presented. The main gift would be 5 Santa characters as forming a winning line when 10.000 coins are credited and because this symbol also has substituting tasks so it’s always a wished visitor on the screen. The tempting House emblem is the Scatter and besides it gives a huge 500 times of total bet award for 5 visible such figures but its job to activate 10 free spins where all wins are calculated by tripled prize. This is the feature here which has the best quality in my opinion. Not just it can be re-triggered but has a very acceptable payout tendency and with tripled prizes the wins can cause some nice, profitable sessions.

The decorated Christmas Tree figure is the main target if we want to get an entry to Christmas Gifts Bonus but they must appear on an active line starting from the leftmost reel. It has a very beautiful secondary scene as it illustrates the Christmas night when the fire’s burning in the fireplace, the candles are lightning and outside the snow is coming down. This is really an awesome picture. We have to choose 3 gift boxes from under the tree that reveal their cash prizes. Unfortunately, this side game is not the best in moneywise standpoint as the usual profits here are no more than x2-x6 of total bet which is not too generous.

What I really admire in this slot is the unmatched atmosphere it brigs and the very well made visual effects and animations. If I feel myself comfortable at a game and like what I see, it’s a great thing for me but if it can even offer a good chance to win some and proves to have the good-will to realize it, it becomes a really great slot in my eyes and luckily Santa Surprise is exactly such a product.
yapro 790 reviews
Reviewed on June 19, 2014


Jingle bells Jingle bells :D Yeah, it is santa surprise video slot review, this game was created by playtech. This game was specially created for celebrating Christmas and new year and i like to play this slot in this time, or at least at winter, because at summer this game not actual for me.

This game has 20 paylines, and in game involved wilds, which pay highest amount in this game. Base game is extremely boring, and chance to win something good only if 5 scatters appear(they award really great x 500 total bet), or 5 wilds will land(also x 500 total bet). It is possible to trigger pick bonus game hiting 3+ scatters but bonus game never pay me more than 10 x total bet and i think this game is stupid and not interesting, why i should even click something for 10 x bet? It is possible to trigger freespins in this game, 3+ scatters awards 15 freespins with x 3 multiplier, and this is only one interesting things with this slot. My best hit in base game something like x 30, and after freespins is something like x 100 total bet. It is hard for this game to award a very big win, but in some rare occasion it of course can land monster expecially in freespins, but chances for such win is almost not exist, and i suggest even not have hope to get it, remember how many times you get 5 wilds or 5 scatters playing playtech games? Yeah, that's what about i am telling you, chances very bad.

Medium variance game, that very boring and special themed, i did not think that i will play it again, because chances for really big wins is extremely low, and i did not know who will like to play this game. If only Santa himself will be happy to play this game i guess :D
gordontan 70 reviews
Reviewed on May 21, 2014


Santa Surprise is a Christmas-themed video slot, has 5-reel, 20-line video slot which is another piece of product from Playtech. Based on my point of view, the symbols look great and have sound effects in addition to animations. While in terms of betting size, you can select from 1-20 paylines on the Santa Surprise slot game and the 1-10 coins per line and bet as little as a penny on the Santa Surprise penny slot up to the maximum total bet of $1000. When comes to the highest paying symbol, it is the Santa Claus symbol and if 5 Santa symbols land on the reels of the Santa Surprise video slot, you will win the 10,000 coin top jackpot. Other than that, the Santa symbol is wild and will substitute for all symbols except for scatter and bonus symbols. You just hope that you can be the one who get the santa symbol then you will be the lucky winner .Furthermore, you can easily see that all wins in the free spins feature are tripled except for the Christmas Gifts bonus game and the most amazing part is that 3 or more scattered workships can make you to win 10 more free spins. Although 10 extra free spins is not really sufficient but bear in mind that the best part is that we players can collect infinite number of free spins on Santa Surprise.

If three or more consecutive Christmas Tree bonus symbols land on an active payline, you will trigger the Christmas gift bonus. Depending on how many symbols trigger the bonus game, you will get to choose 3, 4 or 5 gifts out of the 6 that are under the tree. Then you will be entitled one prize each. Then, you can also activate the gamble feature by pressing its gamble button afterward. From what I see, this type of gambling is either you get yes or no only because if you get yes is equivalent to winning or vice versa. What you need to do is that you need to guess whether the face down card will be either red or black colour. You can make your choice and flexibility is on you because you can exit the gamble feature at anytime by pressing the collect button. Overall, for this gambling i think i have responsibility to share with you guys is that you guys need to set your limit on gambling part, gambling itself is totally not easy, it is even harder when you playing gambling in slot game. Try to have some fund management to make your flow of game to be more effective.

The gambling part could be very nice if you can always guess the correct side but i bet no much people can make it correctly for consecutive rounds, including myself. You guys just do your own gambling patterns which suit you guys the most.
Reviewed on April 27, 2014


The name of this slot itself brings the childish smile on one's face as Christmas was one of the most awaited thing in the childhood days. Christmas Surprise is powered by Playtech and is one of the few very old slots which i played on initially when i started gambling. No wonder the slot is filled with things which you see around when Christmas is near , like the Santa , bells , gifts , stockings and much more. It has five reels and twenty paylines with minimum coin value 0.01 to maximum coin value of 5. Santa acts as wild , house acts as a scatter and Christmas tree acts as a bonus symbol.

I personally like this slot because it brings the old memories back when Christmas meant festivities and great celebrations. This slot brings celebrations via means of rich bonus features like "Christmas gift bonus feature" , Free spin feature and the gamble feature. Land three or more bonus symbols and you enter the Christmas bonus round where you get as much no of gifts as many bonus symbol you get. Each gift will give you a cash reward, now that is something ! If you land three or more house scatter symbol then you trigger the free spin bonus feature where you ten free spins with 3X multiplier and the amazing thing is that one can re-trigger the free spins in the feature itself. So , this creates large winnings if the luck is on your side.

Gamble feature allows you to double your money if you hit a winning combination then you may press the gamble button and you will have to guess what the next card will be either red or black. Not much wins from it for me though. So for every Christmas lover this is a must play


Graphics not much appealing !
Inactive user
Reviewed on March 11, 2014
Is it this time of year again? It sure is! It's always Christmas time with Santa Surprise, the enjoyable 20 paylines slot! I am going to be upfront with all of you, for those who like "A Night Out" slot well I can tell you the graphics here on Santa Surprise are more fantastic than it is in "A Night Out". Santa Surprise to me is like playing Easter surprise, they have very close same sound effects and they have exactly the same free spins features of 10 Free spins at 3x multiplier! I believe the same also applies to the nice Christmas Gift bonus.

All this slot has to offer is a complete delight from the very nice wins of 5 of a kind symbols to it's 2 features, to the Christmas themed music placed on the paytable as well as the gamble feature. I better stack up some more hot chocolate because this slot is taking me to a trip up to the icy cold north! If you have ever played Easter Surprise this slot pays exactly the same, frequently in small doses and more importantly the bonus triggers much faster.

Sometimes I see the last bonus gift symbol rolling about on the 3rd Reel without landing for the bonus trigger leaving me to chase it again with optimism on a 4 coin bet. The bonus is a living room with a Christmas tree and in front of me are wrapped presents that contain cash prizes. They are of small values and the amount of goods I can choose will determine on how many bonus symbols from an active payline started the bonus. I always get 3 picks for 3 adjacent bonus Christmas Trees and what I receive from them total are around $5. It's a bit tough knowing a few of the presents have a very low amount such as $0.36. The 10 Free spins at 3x can be found under 3 scattered snow topped houses. This feature is very common amongst all slots and I never get past the $40 checkpoint for winnings....it's always below that point! Cheery Christmas theme music, really small but indefinitely winnings, the bonus round needing surgery for better prizes and overall Santa Surprise gets a 7.5 out of 10!
Adebisi213 447 reviews
Reviewed on February 28, 2014
While Microgaming has a great set of Christmas themed slots, Playtech also has a couple to offer including Santa Surprise. I suspect not many people are playing this slot right now, and it's probably collecting virtual dust but it's probably one of hottest Playtech slots during the December month.

I do however not think it's of the same standards as a couple of Microgaming Christmas slots. I've played this game during a few sessions on pretty high bets of €2 per spin, and had a terrible time triggering the features.

Santa Surprise has 20 paylines and 5 reels. The minimum bet is only €0.20 if you apply all paylines available for this game. The slot is well decorated with typical Christmas symbols, and the same goes for the background music. The best paying symbol of course is Santa Claus just like many other slots. It also acts like a wild which replaces other symbols except that of the bonus feature or scatters.

Santa Surprise offers two second-level bonuses to look forward to. The first one is the free spins bonus, which gets triggered if you collect 3 or more houses (scatters). You then receive 10 free spins and a 3x multiplier. I find this number too low, since the free spins are always over soon without achieving some decent winnings.

I believe my best win is only 25x bet size, while others been lower. Either I've been quite unlucky or it's incredibly hard to win big here. Luckily the free spins can be re-triggered but I never achieved that. During base game I did have a couple of good hits though with the cooperation of Santa, where I had a few 80x bet size wins.

The other feature is the bonus. You need to get 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols in succession starting from reel 1 to trigger the bonus. Once you succeed you have to pick 3, 4 or 5 gifts, depending on the number of consecutive bonus symbols. I never came further than 3, but this bonus is very easy to trigger though.

Maybe that's why the rewards aren't too impressive, since I won 5-7x bet size most of the time. Overall nice graphics, decoration and music, but my wins not so good. They should perhaps add a higher multiplier or spins.

My final rating for Santa Surprise is 7.3/10
Afi4wins 2063 reviews
Reviewed on February 5, 2014
At this time of the year, Santa is probably still nicely tugged in bed, and snoring oh-oh-oh! Yeah, not the same as when he laughs, of course, and probably months more before he wakes up to start making toys! No kids will be reading this review, so you all know what the actual truth is! Hohoho. In real life...that's in reality...Santa Claus is awake each and every day...and he never sleeps! When you tell Santa "go to sleep"...then you switch off...Santa instantly pops up elsewhere in somebody else's computer! That's certainly a technological magic...or something like that! Hmmm...talking about Santa popping up elsewhere...he just did at mine! Hahahaha. "Ahhh Santa...please come in! Yes, I know, the weather is hot in this part of the world, but please don't take off your thick fluffy suit...don't want your tons of sweat in there to wet my carpet!" Poor Santa...I'll let him cool off while I write this review. He's in my fridge now...LOL.

Santa Surprise is a 20-paylines 5-reels slot game from Playtech. You don't have to wait for Christmas to play this game, neither should you play this game to wait for Christmas! Hehehe. Play it whenever you want, as often as you want, and I'll tell Santa to give you a Christmas present...when he comes out of my fridge! Aheeem, aheeem, lets move on. Oh, before that, I have a question for you. Have you played Santa's opposite game? Don't know what game that is huh? It's 'Desert Treasure', what else! Cold, hot, snow, sand...opposites right? If you have played Desert Treasure, and love it...then you'll love Santa Surprise too. These 2 games play almost exactly alike! In fact, I would think that only the graphics and sound effects had been swapped to create a new game! You think? No, Santa isn't telling either.

Symbols used in this game include a gift-box, a sock and a bell, the jingling kind. Yes, a jingle bell, that pays x500 line bet for 5-of-a-kind, which is half the usual x1000. Can't expect a better deal than that because Santa Surprise follows exactly Desert Treasure's paytable. Santa himself is the wild symbol, with the usual x10,000 line bet for 5-of-a-kind, and a house is the scatter symbol, paying x500 total bet for 5 of them anywhere on the reels. Now this is doubly better than some other games that are only paying out x250 total bet. 3 scatters anywhere on the reels trigger the free spins feature game, whereby 10 free spins are awarded, with x3 win multiplier. Ahhh...anything with a x3 or more win multiplier goes well in my books, despite the 10 spins. A decorated Christmas tree is the bonus symbol, getting 3 or more of these on any payline would trigger the Christmas Gifts Bonus game. The bonus symbols do not carry any win value, but cash prizes are awarded for each gift that you pick. 3 consecutive bonus symbols on any payline would award 3 picks, up to a maximum of 5 picks. Each gift carries a random cash amount, so luck plays a good role here in picking out the bigger cash prizes. As far as I could detect, the bigger cash prizes would appear in alternating fashion, from one bonus game to the next game. This may not be the case in each and every bonus game, but it could give some level of prediction on which the better bonus game would be.

On the whole, Santa Surprise is fun to play, at any time of the day. The bonus games could come quite frequently and not too far apart, and could even bring in good wins at the right time. The free spins feature games are much more difficult to get, but with a x3 win multiplier, super big prizes could be won from them, even 5-of-a-kind wilds! Yes, Santa Surprise is a game that you can keep coming back to play. :)

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