Reel in more big bass and get hooked on the newest instalment in Pragmatic Play’s ever-popular fishing slot adventure!

Bass-ive wins and reel good fun await as the fan favourite Big Bass slot game series returns in 2023 with its eighth instalment, the 5-reel, 10-payline Big Bass Bonanza: Hold & Spinner.

As the winter’s snow began to thaw, Pragmatic Play’s iconic bearded fisherman has returned to a warmer and more familiar pond to fish for his catch of the day, bringing with him a few fetching new toys.

Players will be reeling in big bass in no time with these new features and with the chance to win 10,000x your bet dangling in your face, you might as well sink your hooks into this game today!

Big Bass Bonanza: Hold & Spinner’s Exciting New Features

emucasino-big-bass-bonanza-hold-and-spinner-logoPlayers who are familiar with the Big Bass slot series will already be well-acquainted with the calm waters of Big Bass Bonanza: Hold & Spinner’s base game.

As with its predecessors, the game truly starts to shine when you begin to reel in the Scatter symbols.

big-bass-bonanza-hold-and-spinner-scatter-symbolLike previous editions, the game’s bonus round is triggered when a minimum of three Scatter symbols land on the reels in a single spin. The number of free spins awarded depends on the number of Scatter symbols that land as per below:

  • 3 Scatter symbols: 10 free spins
  • 4 Scatter symbols: 15 free spins
  • 5 Scatter symbols: 20 free spins


When the bonus round is triggered, the iconic Big Bass meter feature that many fans will already recognise will appear above the reels. Fisherman Wild symbols that appear on any of the reels during the bonus round will be added to the meter. For every four Fisherman Wild symbols collected, special bonuses are triggered as follows:

  • 4 Wild symbols: 10 additional free spins and a x2 cash fish prize multiplier
  • 8 Wild symbols: 10 additional free spins and a x3 cash fish prize multiplier
  • 12 Wild symbols: 10 additional free spins and a x10 cash fish prize multiplier

When the third stage is reached, no more bonuses will be awarded regardless of how many additional Wild symbols land on the reels afterwards.

If there are one or more Fisherman Wild symbols on the screen, there is a chance that random cash fish prize symbols will appear on the reels and replace other current symbols.

big-bass-bonanza-hold-and-spinner-money-symbolsThis game stands out from the prior instalments with the introduction of the new Hold & Spinner bonus round. Players should keep their eye out for the Coin and Diamond symbols which hold values between 1x and 2,000x your stake. Landing three or more of either of these symbols on the reels will trigger the Hold & Spinner feature.

During the Hold & Spinner bonus round, players are awarded four respins and transported to a new grid where only blanks or money symbols will appear.

The money symbols that triggered the bonus round will become sticky and remain to the grid but any new money symbols that land will not stick. However, whenever a money symbol lands on the reels, the number of respins is reset to 4.

big-bass-bonanza-hold-and-spinner-extra-chance-of-scatter-symbols-featurePlayers that are keen to try the bonus rounds can increase their chances of triggering it through the game’s Ante Bet feature which increases the chances of Scatter symbols landing on the reels.

It will cost the player 15x their bet per line and this increased cost will be applied to all spins until the feature is switched off.

big-bass-bonanza-hold-and-spinner-buy-free-spins-featureFor eligible players who don’t wish to leave their bonus rounds to chance, they have the option to instantly activate the bonus round with the game’s Buy Bonus feature.

This is available for both the Free Spins bonus round and the Hold & Spinner bonus round and will cost players 100x their current bet.

big-bass-bonanza-hold-and-spinner-buy-hold-and-spinner-featurePlayers can choose to either trigger the Free Spins bonus round or the Hold & Spinner bonus round for the same price.

Upon confirmation, the stated amount will be deducted from the player’s balance, three Scatter symbols or money symbols will land on the reels depending on the player’s selection and the chosen bonus round will be activated.

Check Out the Other Big Bass Slots Too!


The humble start of the Big Bass series, Big Bass Bonanza released in 2020 to great acclaim. This 5-reel, 10-payline fishing-themed slot remains a beloved choice of EmuCasino players as they continue to reel in big win after big win.


The next year, the iconic fisherman mascot travelled to the sunny isles of Miami, Florida in the 5-reel, 12-payline Bigger Bass Bonanza. It featured an extra row of symbols and increased win potential for players to reel in.


Big Bass Bonanza Megaways launched soon after with 6+1 reels and up to 46,656 ways to win thanks to the introduction of the ever-popular Megaways feature. This game also debuted the Dynamite and Bazooka features.


To get into the festive spirit, the Christmas Big Bass Bonanza game was released. It featured 5 reels and 10 paylines, and whilst its gameplay was similar to its predecessors, it brought with it a fun Christmas aesthetic.


2022 began with the release of the 5-reel, 10-payline Big Bass Splash which brought the fisherman to the American countryside. It introduced five unique side features that can randomly trigger before a free spins bonus round.


Soon after came Big Bass Bonanza: Keeping it Reel which has 5 reels, 10 paylines and a win potential of 10,000x the player’s bet. It also brought with it brand new features to help players reel in more big wins.


The Big Bass series brought more festive cheer with the 5-reel, 12-payline Bigger Bass Blizzard: Christmas Catch. Though the features are comparable to its predecessors, its wintertime aesthetic makes it an ice cool instalment.

Play the New Big Bass Slot Game!

ec-content-visual-big-bass-bonanza-hold-and-spinner-launchAs the winter frost thaws, it’s time to cast those lines into the water and start reeling in some more bass-ive wins!

Hey, fishing fanatic! I see you’re all geared up and ready to start fishing. Well, I’ve found a quaint little fishing spot with plenty of big bass swimming under the surface just waiting to be caught.

I’m sure you’re already well-acquainted with my dear friend, the fisherman, who is so excited to share his spinning lure with you on this fishing trip that’ll help you hook some bass-ive fish.

What are we waiting for? Hop into the boat, secure your bait and start fishing. I hear there’s even some hidden gems lurking in the water!