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  3. Bet-ups work on machine-load … and now DoubleDown Casino is testing them during base game spins. Give players options to increase the cost/benefit of the bonus for more thrill-factor (see Mystery Jackpot Bet-Up).
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Table of Contents


  • Wellness Controls


  • Respins to Pick ‘Em
  • Mystery Jackpot Bet-up
  • Anticipation Mode
  • Progressive RTP


  • Cultural Themes
  • Machine Output
  • Progression Mechanics


  • Notable Releases


  • Slots Player Personas
  • Data Collection Process

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