Mirage Secret Garden Dolphin Habitat Slot Game

Today, MyVegas introduced another Slot game to its assortment – the Mirage Secret Garden Dolphin Habitat Slot Game.

With an assortment of dolphins, trainers and macaws… “Oh my !!!”

Like the other MyVegas slot games, it is a 3 x 5 30-line slot reel. 

The tiles feature tropical drinks, sardines, macaw food, the Mirage Hotel, as well as character tiles for a dolphin trainer, a macaw trainer and the combined animal tile of Tiki the White Tiger, Mickey the Macaw and Daphne the Dolphin.

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The first game feature is the Dolphin Jump Hi/Low Bonus, where (after getting five dolphin jump bonus icons, shown in the bottom line, above) Daphne the Dolphin has to jump and pop 5 suspended balloons. Before each jump, you have to pick whether the next number will be higher or lower than the previous number. (The numbers range between 1 and 10) If you are correct, you advance.  If you are wrong… well… back to the beginning.

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This game has more “stuff” going on than say, the more predictable Studio City slot game, which runs better “unattended.”  But it certainly has a few different things going on.

The “other” section of the bonus rounds involves Mickey the Macaw advancing up the palm tree to the ‘bonus’ coconuts.  He moves upwards, every time a Free Spin Bonus Macaw tile appears (see below)

MyVegas Dolphin Jump Bonus Game | Let The Chips Fall | LetTheChipsFall.com

Good luck !!!


  1. MidnightBlue on May 1, 2013 at 5:21 am

    I thought it was interesting at first, but the Dolphin Bonus severely underpays considering the infrequency of its payout.

    Bonus analysis: In a best case scenario, you will get a strong starting number of say, 9. All probability indicates you should select “lower”, as you have an 8/10 shot to be correct selecting “low”, as opposed to a 1/10 shot if selecting “high”. This will not always be the case, as the numbers are randomly selected, but probability dictates that, over time, this will even out. Any individual guess can be wrong, but the higher the number of trials, the more it should fit a pattern of probability. Yet thus far, this is not the case.

    Of the now 80+ times that I have played the dolphin bonus, 65 of those instances have given a result that defied probability. Or, the result is counter-intuitive 80% of the time. It leads me to believe the result is not truly random, but programmed in pattern to purposely lower payment frequency.

    In either case, the odds of you selecting the right choice even once are somewhat slim, and you have to do so five times consecutively to get a decent bonus. Since the payout is so difficult to achieve, it should be somewhat worthwhile to achieve it. Why work so tirelessly for a meager 3k bonus, when you’re likely waste 50k to get there? (At 300 per bet). This bonus lacks incentive.

    Most slots vary between 90-93% payout, meaning they pay out 90-93 cents of every dollar, or in this case, reward 90-93 gold for every 100 spent. The other games tested appear to fall in line with that figure with astounding accuracy. And the seemingly generous Macaw bonus has a very decent free spin payout that may well fall in line with that as well. But the Dolphin Bonus is certainly not rewarding 90+ gold per hundred, far from it. I will continue testing, but the results appear disappointingly consistent.

    • BG on May 1, 2013 at 5:40 am

      Thanks for the comment, MB.
      I had similar results, and kept playing, thinking that sooner or later, surely the madness would stop, and the laws of probability would kick in, and swing back in my favor. Never did.
      I also agree with you that the Macaw Bonus is better than the Dolphin Bonus, but it didn’t seem to me, by enough of a margin to offset the attrition of Chips that the game was causing my bankroll.
      So, I went back to Studio City, and just let it roll.
      Thanks again for the read, and see you around MyVegas !

      • WJM on May 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm

        The probability issue is a pain but if you go against your natural instincts you can get it to pay out. for example if you go 3 and a higher number comes up. Given that most games have at least 1 dodgy probability, it does make it worthwhile to go with “silly” predictions.

        • BG on May 2, 2013 at 6:44 am

          Yeah, and it doesn’t help that each time, you start over, with ALL numbers back in play… with none being eliminated, as you go.
          Thanks for your comment, and see you around MyVegas !!!

  2. CHERYL on May 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    have played My Vegas for awhile. New game – Secret Garden and New York New York will not let us in! We hit “like” everywhere we can but game will not open. Any help would be appreciated!!

  3. Jennifer on May 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I’m having the same issue, the game used to work fine but now won’t open even after clicking like??? Same for New York New York.

    • BG on May 17, 2013 at 7:01 am

      Hi Jennifer –
      Sorry for the late reply. Hopefully you submitted a ticket, and have gotten your issue resolved !
      Happy almost Friday !

  4. Adam Green on May 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I have been trying to figure out how the free spin bonus worked. I have my bet at 2coins per spin and watch for a single line win. After the free spins are over, I look up the pay out for that win and figure out what the free spin has as a bet per line. I only tested it twice but when I had a 2coins bet per line, it payed out at 5coins per line and when I had 50coins per line, it payed out 15coins per line. It ends up being more profitable to bet as low as you can.

  5. david kirk on September 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    how does the “BONUS IDOL” work in the Secret Garden???

    • BG on September 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Good question… sadly, it seems it is a bit of a red herring. The folks at MyVegas have said: They [the Bonus Idols] are just to keep track of your progress and they add a fun aspect to the
      game. They do not win you anything.”

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