Joe Exotic slot review

By Red Tiger Gaming

Joe Exotic Basic info

Game provider Red Tiger Gaming

Release Date 6/2021

RTP 95.70%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Medium

Min bet $0.10

Max bet $20

Max Win bet x 3500

Gamble Feature Volatility, Bonus game or special game, Freespins, Wilds, Multiplier wilds

Layout 5x4

Devices Support all devices

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility High

Progressive Jackpot No

The mullet is back and so is Joe Exotic. Join him in this 5-reel, 4-row action-packed slot with 20 paylines. The style of the game revolves around hillbilly chic. There are glitzy baseball caps, fireworks, big cats and loads of guns sitting alongside the characters from the reality TV show. Unfortunately, Carole Baskin doesn’t make an appearance.

The music soundtrack was composed (apparently) by none other than the man himself and the FX are straight out of America’s Deep South. The mechanics follow Joe Exotic’s highly volatile life and the slot comes with a max payout of 3,500x.


Symbols feature the most well-known characters from the reality series. Joe Exotic takes centre stage and is featured in many of the symbols and all of the features.

The symbols, from highest to the lowest consist of:

  • The scatter tile featuring Joe Exotic on a golden throne appears on reels 1, 3 and 5. With 3 scatters the free spins round is triggered.
  • The ‘Vote Joe’ and ‘Tiger Bounty’ symbols feature on reels 1, 3 and 5 and will trigger mini-games with instant wins.
  • Joe Exotic yields 20x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • Jeff Lowe yields 10x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • Allen Glover yields 6x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • James Garretson yields 5x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • Eric Cowie yields 4x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The Joe Exotic badge yields 3x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The Tiger King belt yields 2x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The Joe Exotic cap yields 1.2x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.
  • The Joe Exotic hip flask yields 1x with 5-of-a-kind on a payline.


  • The Bonus Round

Hitting three scatters will trigger the Exotic spins bonus round awarding 9 free spins. Here the Joe Exotic Super Multiplier Wild will lock into place on the middle reel. Every time a win is registered the multiplier goes up by x1. During the round, if two scatter tiles appear on reels 1 and 5 an extra 5 free spins are added to the tally.

  • Election Time

It’s time to count the votes! This feature is triggered by 3 Vote Joe symbols appearing on reels 1, 3 and 5. Here you will enter the counting hall and will have to choose from the 4 election runners. Choose from the 10 ‘vote’ pins available and the first 3-of-a-kind candidates you reveal will award the prize ranging between 5x and 150x.

  • Tiger Bounty

This feature is triggered by the Tiger Bounty symbols appearing on reels 1, 3 and 5. Joe Exotic will make an offer and the slot will either collect or ask for a better one. Wins here range from 5x to 50x.

  • Exploding symbols

This feature is randomly triggered during the base game. Here low symbols are blasted from the reels to make way for new, higher-paying ones. This feature is available both in the base game and the bonus round.


There is no doubt that in a game that features the Tiger King, the volatility would be cranked up to the highest possible level. The 5/5 volatility was definitely what I experienced in the game. The hit rate is set to 4/5 so whilst I was getting a few small wins relatively frequently these stayed under the 3x and made my funds deplete quite quickly. The maximum yield from a base game win was 15x and it only happened once.

Then, I managed to trigger the Vote Joe bonus feature where I got 3 Joe Exotics and a sweet instant win of 150x. The Tiger Bounty feature was triggered a few times too and at one point I also managed to land the top 50x win. However, the bonus round was a tough one. After 500 spins I lost hope of landing it.

I did get a glimpse of bonus round gameplay and there is no doubt this is where the glitzy wins can be achieved. The multiplying wild in the middle can produce some great wins and with the possibility of extra free spins, you can see where the 3,500x max win can happen.

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.