Play Free Demo of The Dog House - Dog or Alive Slot by Pragmatic Play

Play Free Demo of The Dog House - Dog or Alive Slot by Pragmatic Play


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General Information

Game Type Slots
Provider Pragmatic Play
RTP 96.08%, 95.08%, 94.08%
Hit frequency 25%
Bonus / Freespins Frequency 0.46%
Reels 5
Lines 20
Rows 3
Release Date 28.03.2024
Volatility Extreme
Versions PC, Mobile
Demo Play Yes
Branded No
Branded No
Last Updated 04.04.2024

Bets & Wins Information

Min Coin Value 0.01 EUR
Max Coin Value 1.2 EUR
Min Coins per Line 1
Max Coins per Line 10
Min Bet Value 0.2 EUR
Max Bet Value 240 EUR
Max Win Multiplier x10000
Max Win Value 2400000 EUR

Symbols Information

Number of Symbols 11
Wild Symbol Yes
Scatter Symbol Yes
Mystery Symbol No
Bonus Symbol No
Multiplier Symbol No
Prize Symbol No

Jackpot Information

Progressive Jackpot No
Local Jackpot No

The Dog House - Dog or Alive Slot Review

If you like simple-to-understand gambles, here is another one from Pragmatic Play for you. Wild Multipliers, the Bonus FS Game, and the max win of x10,000 to the stake are at your disposal here. Also, since this slot is a sequel to the well-known gamble, this one might be curious to those fans of the iconic 'The Dog House' title. Now, let's go to the details!

Slot The Dog House - Dog or Alive - Banner

The Dog House - Dog or Alive General Characteristics

  • 20 pay lines
  • 5 reels and 3 rows 
  • Extreme Volatility 
  • RTP: 96.08%, 95.08%, 94.08%
  • Base Game hit frequency: 25% (1 in 4 spins)
  • Free Spins hit frequency: 0.5% (1 in 217 spins)
  • Odds for > x1,000 hit frequency: 1 in 19,490 spins
  • Max Win hit frequency: 1 in 32,258,065 spins
  • Bet amount: 0.2 EUR - 240 EUR
  • Maximum win multiplier: x10,000
  • Maximum win value: 2,400,000 EUR
  • 11 main symbols
  • Additional symbols: Wild, Bonus Symbol

The Dog House - Dog or Alive Bonus Features

Here are as many as two special symbols (Wild, Bonus Symbol) provided and the Bonus FS Game. Now, let’s dive deeper into what they do.


This special symbol (The Western Sheriff Badge) does not pay, landing only within 2 — 4 reels. Each Wild has a random Win Multiplier (x2 or x3) that applies to prizes of winning sequences the special symbol partakes in. If two or more multipliers are involved in the prize sequence, their multipliers summarize before applying. The Wild is present in the Base and Bonus FS Game.

Slot The Dog House - Dog or Alive - Wild Symbol

Bonus Symbol

This symbol (The Safe) appears exclusively on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th reels. You need precisely 3 Bonus Symbols landed on the play grid simultaneously to initiate the Bonus FS Game. On top of that, those also bring you an extra prize of x5 by the stake.

Slot The Dog House - Dog or Alive - Bonus Symbol Symbol

Free Spins 

Before the Bonus FS Game begins, an automatic feature starts choosing the initial FS number for the current Bonus FS Game.

Choosing of the starting Free Spins number

Choosing of the starting Free Spins number

Defining the number of Free Spins is managed using the 3x3 size play panel that contains exactly nine positions, each one able to show only one of these three digits — 1, 2, or 3. As you might have guessed, after defining all these nine digits, their sum will become the FS number finally awarded to the player. Hence, the maximum possible Free Spins number is 27, whereas the minimum — 9.

Slot The Dog House - Dog or Alive - Free Spins Selection

Free Spins

Just after the FS number is defined, the Bonus Game starts. The only distinction compared to the Base mode is Wilds stuck to the place for the whole FS Round duration. Free Spins retriggering is possible as many as three times due to 3, 6, and 9 Wilds collected through the Bonus Game. Each time one of those conditions is met, 3 extra FS are awarded to the gambler, and multipliers of those Wilds currently on the playfield double.

Slot The Dog House - Dog or Alive - Wild Multiplier

Buy Free Spins

Also, the option to buy the FS Round activation is provided, which will cost you precisely x100 to the current bet amount. 

Slot The Dog House - Dog or Alive - Buy Free Spins

Our Experience Playing The Dog House - Dog or Alive

We made 300 spins playing in this slot to get a sweeping impression of the game. We used the €200 balance and €1 stake per spin. 


The 1st hundred spins did not bring us Bonus Game activation, yet we had 23 Base game wins, varying from €0.2 to €25.4. Ten regular prizes turned less than the stake. The lengthiest non-wins period was 11 spins. As a result, upon the 100th round, there was just €166.7 on the game balance.


During the 2nd hundred spins, we finally had the opportunity to play Free Spins. Sadly, those brought us not much, just €6.25, including €5 earned by 3 Bonus Symbols that initiated this Bonus Game. Hence, Free Spins earned by itself only €1.25. The number of Base game wins was 16 (€0.1 — €5.8). Nine regular prizes turned lower than the bet level. Moreover, this time, the most elongated pause between two consecutive wins was 15 spins. After the 200th spin, we had only €90.8 on the balance.


The third hundred spins presented us as many as two Bonus Games, which earned us a total €23.35. Given that €10 of that amount is Bonus Symbols payments, two FS Rounds brought us by itself only €13.35. The number of Base Game wins was 16, while the most major regular prize amounted to €6. So, after the 300th spin, we had just €39.7. Hence, we eventually lost €160.3.

Here are all the statistics:

Min Base Game win 


Max Base Game win 


Total number of Base Game wins

55 (1 in 5.5 spins)

Wins that are lower than the bet 

28 (1 in 1.9 winning spins)

The lengthiest non-wins period

20 spins 

FS triggering

3 (1 in spins)

FS total win


Total Base Game losses if FS wouldn't trigger


Average Base Game loss per spin



There are no other profitable features in the Base Game than Wilds with Multipliers, which allowed us to collect big wins sometimes. Also, there were long periods without regular prizes, up to 20 spins. Due to that, the Base game was too uneventful and, as a result, not very lucrative.


Concerning Free Spins, their activations were sufficiently frequent. Moreover, they deliver a guaranteed win of x5 to the stake for 3 Bonus Symbols. Yet, their only difference compared to the Base Game is that Wilds stick to their places for a whole Free Spins duration. Maybe that is why the FS Round didn’t demonstrate much profitability. On top of that, despite as many as 3 FS activations, we didn’t get even one Free Spins retriggering. Nevertheless, the Bonus FS Game with sticky Wild Multipliers, especially after three times of retriggering since each one doubles Multipliers, seems tempting enough. The last thing worth mentioning is the preliminary FS mini-game for choosing the Free Spins number, which gives a chance to get a few more Free Spins than a minimal 9.

The Dog House - Dog or Alive Verdict

In conclusion, it’s a simple game with only two bonus features — Wilds equipped with Multipliers up to x3 and Free Spins. Fortunately, the Wilds are also in the Base Game. Despite Sticky Wilds in the Bonus Game and up to three Free Spins retriggering available that each time double Wild Multipliers, the Bonus FS Round didn’t demonstrate itself as highly profitable. Yet, maybe we were just unlucky.


Be aware that the RTP value here ranges from 96.08% to 94.08%. Therefore, pick the slot version with the highest RTP. Despite the not ideal result of our playing this slot in terms of its profitability, it still may be interesting for those keen on Western-themed slots or fans of games with simple gameplay. Also, note that the maximum win here is solid x10,000 to the bet.

Pros & cons
+Max win is x10,000
+Frequent FS triggering
+Popular Western theme
+Wilds with Multipliers in the Base Game
+Up to 27 starting Free Spins
+Within the Bonus FS Game, Wilds become sticky
+FS retriggering doubles the current Wild Multipliers
+Big max bet & comfortable min stake
+Availability of the ‘Buy Free Spins’ option
This game is almost identical to the original one
RTP varies from 96.08% to 94.08%
Too straightforward Base Game
Not that generous FS Round

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