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Plinko lets players drop a ball from the top of our triangular pin pyramid to find the winning route down to a corresponding multiplier.

Inspired by the Japanese mechanical game known as Pachinko, Plinko provides players with the ability to customise your risk factor and multipliers ensuring this Stake Original game is suited for everyone at our online casino !

How to Play Plinko

Plinko is a classic game of chance where the player drops a ball in a multi-row pin pyramid, with the ball bouncing between pins in a random route until it reaches a destination at the bottom of the pyramid.

The location of where the ball lands determine the payout, with large payouts towards the edges of the pin pyramid whilst the centre of the pyramid provides lower payouts and losses.

The strategy to succeed in Plinko is all about bankroll control and surviving the lows until variance turns in your favour. As a volatility switch game, Plinko is designed to provide the player gameplay options to control the risk and payouts of the game. These Plinko gameplay options are:

  • Risk Level: Control the volatility of payouts - with higher payouts and larger losses, controlling risk level is critical in managing bankroll. Available in 3 risk levels: Low, Medium & High.

  • Rows: Players can select between 8 to 16 rows for the pin pyramid, fundamentally altering the mechanics of the game itself. More rows mean more pins that can change the trajectory of the ball, altering the payouts of the game.

Further reading into how to play Plinko on Stake is available on our blog.

Why Betting Plinko Online is Safe and Fair on Stake.com

As a Stake Original game, Plinko is a provably fair game in which results are generated using a provably fair system . Having provably fair outcomes which are verifiable helps allow players to confidently bet on games of Plinko online to ensure the outcome of games is truly random and based on chance.

Plinko on Stake has a House Edge of 1%, ensuring a strong Return to Player (RTP) for a strong bankroll management game of chance like Plinko.

In addition to the verifiable fairness of results, Stake also offers advanced betting features to allow players to manage the scale of betting for games like Plinko. These include:

  • Auto Betting: To ease the use of mouse clicks for gameplay, Plinko allows users to auto bet on gameplay - setting the 'number of bets', which allows the number of balls played in Plinko to target specific payouts for a bet amount.

  • Hotkeys: Speeds up manual betting and reduce mouse usage by using hotkeys available in-game. For example, Spacebar allows you to drop balls as fast as possible and maximises the number of bets placed over time.

  • Instant bet: Speeds up gameplay for faster action - with animations on the game is faster whilst with animations off makes gameplay truly instantaneous.

Betting Sizes

During each round of Plinko betting, the ball is dropped into the gameplay area, bouncing on pins until it hits the destination (pocket) with the payout. Changing the risk level increases the volatility of payouts, whilst changing the number of rows increases the number of payout destinations.

Low-Risk Betting Options

For players looking to minimise volatility while playing Plinko, the table below provides a comprehensive overview of low-risk betting options. These options help manage your bankroll while offering a more consistent gaming experience:

Risk / Pins # of Destinations Min Payout Max Payout
Low / 8 9 0.5 5.6
Low / 9 10 0.7 5.6
Low / 10 11 0.5 8.9
Low / 11 12 0.7 8.4
Low / 12 13 0.5 10
Low / 13 14 0.7 8.1
Low / 14 15 0.5 7.1
Low / 15 16 0.7 15
Low / 16 17 0.5 16

By choosing from the low-risk betting options above, players can still enjoy the excitement of Plinko while minimizing the impact of losing rounds.

This can be an appealing strategy for those who prefer a more conservative approach to their gameplay or are just starting out playing Plinko online for the first time.

The maximum payout of low-risk Plinko is 16x the wager, with two payout destinations for the ball to land one with a 0.0015% to land for each!

Medium-Risk Betting Options

The medium-risk betting options offer a suitable choice for players seeking a balance between risk and reward. These options provide an opportunity for greater payouts while still maintaining a manageable level of risk:

Risk / Pins # of Destinations Min Payout Max Payout
Medium / 8 9 0.4 13
Medium / 9 10 0.5 18
Medium / 10 11 0.4 22
Medium / 11 12 0.5 24
Medium / 12 13 0.3 33
Medium / 13 14 0.4 43
Medium / 14 15 0.2 58
Medium / 15 16 0.3 88
Medium / 16 17 0.3 110

By opting for medium risk betting options, players can enjoy the thrill of Plinko with the potential for higher payouts compared to low risk options, while still keeping an acceptable level of risk. This strategy can be enticing for those who are comfortable taking on slightly more risk for the chance of bigger wins.

The maximum payout of medium-risk Plinko is 110x the wager, with two payout destinations for the ball to land one with a 0.0015% to land for each! The added risk means a lower payout for losing rounds and more sub 1.0 payout destinations on boards with more pins.

High-Risk Betting Options

For players who enjoy taking on more risk for the chance of higher payouts, the high-risk betting options are a perfect choice. With a maximum win of 1000x your wager, this gameplay option is for players who want to win big. These options come with increased risk, but the potential for substantial rewards is also greater:

Risk / Pins # of Destinations Min Payout Max Payout
High / 8 9 0.2 29
High / 9 10 0.2 43
High / 10 11 0.2 76
High / 11 12 0.2 120
High / 12 13 0.2 170
High / 13 14 0.2 260
High / 14 15 0.2 420
High / 15 16 0.2 620
High / 16 17 0.2 1000

Choosing high risk betting options in Plinko can be exhilarating for players who are willing to accept the increased risk for the chance to win substantial payouts. This strategy is ideal for those who prefer high-stakes gameplay and are prepared to face the challenges that come with it.

Payout Distribution

The payout destinations for each round of Plinko are distributed based on the number of rows and the payout amount is determined by the risk level.

The number of payout destinations is determined by the row number, being one more than the total row number. This means Even Numbered Row boards will have only one destination for the minimum payout whilst Odd Numbered Row boards have two.

From the middle of the board, payouts are distributed with increasing amounts until the edge of the board, with each payout mirrored between the left and right from the centre. The middle destinations have a greater chance of the ball landing whilst the edges have the lowest chance and highest payout.

Hovering over the payout destination will provide the player with the percentage chance of landing on the destination as well as the profit on win based on the bet amount.

This provides players with the tools they need to make bets that suit their playing style and adjust the rows as well as risk level to fit their needs.

Plinko is a favourite of the Stake community due to its simple gameplay and expandable betting options. Plinko is a game where the player sets the risk and the payouts and is beloved by players who have strong strategies around bankroll management and aiming for big wins with high payouts.

Plinko is a favourite of the Stake community due to its simple gameplay and expandable betting options. Plinko is a game where the player sets the risk and the payouts and is beloved by players who have strong strategies around bankroll management and aiming for big wins with high payouts.

How to Deposit for Plinko on Stake.com

Playing Plinko on our Online Casino with local fiat currencies , Bitcoin or other available cryptocurrencies is easy and widely available. For depositing funds into your Stake.com account to play Plinko online and more, please follow the steps listed below:

  • Step 1 - Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.

  • Step 2 - Choose the method which suits your needs. We offer many supported currencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (Doge), Litecoin (LTC) and more.

  • Step 3 - Use your deposit address as the 'Send to' location for your wallet or exchange.

  • Step 4 (Optional) - If you need to make a deposit via fiat currency, you can buy crypto for Stake via Moonpay.

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Origins of Plinko: From Pachinko Parlours to Bob Barker to Stake

Plinko traces its origins back to a traditional Japanese game called "Pachinko," a mechanical arcade game popular since the 1920s. With its captivating gameplay, Pachinko has long been a favourite pastime in Japan, later inspiring the creation of Plinko for American television audiences.

The Price is Right, a long-running TV game show, adapted the concept of Pachinko into its iconic pricing game, Plinko, which first aired on January 3, 1983. The TV version of Plinko is famous in the USA and Canada with the game focusing on contestants guessing the prices of small items to earn chips. They then release the chips at the top of the Plinko board, hoping for them to land in high-value slots at the bottom. The game offers a cash prize of up to $50,000 along with smaller prizes.

While the basic concept of Plinko has remained the same, the Stake version offers players a more customisable experience. Players can control the risk level and number of rows in the pin pyramid, allowing them to create a game that suits their preferences and playing style.

The Price is Right version focuses more on the contestant's ability to guess prices accurately to earn additional chips, whereas the Stake version emphasises bankroll management and strategy.

Moreover, Plinko on Stake is a provably fair game with a house edge of 1%, ensuring that players can confidently bet on games knowing that the outcome is truly random and based on chance. The online version also offers advanced betting features, such as auto betting and hotkeys, making it more convenient for players to manage their bets and enjoy faster-paced gameplay.

Plinko's roots can be traced back to Japan's traditional Pachinko game and while The Price is Right version share a captivating simplicity, Stake's adaptation adds unique features tailored to online players.

The enduring appeal of Plinko makes it a timeless favourite among game enthusiasts worldwide.