Mines Casino Strategy Guide

How to Play and Win Mines

Watch your step! Discover all of the top tips and strategies to mastering the minefield.

Mines Casino Games

Hitting the gaming scene in 2022, Mines made its explosive debut from Hacksaw and became a premiere title in MrQ’s Quick Picks casino games. Adapted from the hit PC game “Minesweeper”, Mines features a grid of delicious cash prizes and deadly Mine symbols. 

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How to Play Mines

  1. Select your bet level and press Bet to begin 
  2. Click spaces on the grid to reveal either a Diamond or a Mine symbol
  3. If a Diamond is uncovered, the current win value is increased and another pick is awarded
  4. If a Mine is uncovered, the round ends and all current winnings are lost
  5. After any Diamond, you can choose to Cash Out to secure the current win and end the round 
  6. At the start of any round, you can set the grid size (3x3-9x9) and the number of Mines on the grid (1-80)
  7. The available payouts are dependent on the grid size, number of completed picks, and the number of active Mines on the current grid

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The way to win in Mines is to successfully pick spaces that do not contain a Mine symbol and cash out before you uncover a Mine. You can cash out at any time after a successful pick with more consecutive picks awarding a higher win value.

You can also set the number of active spaces on the grid and the number of Mines active on the current grid. The size of the grid and the number of Mine spaces change the potential winning values with the highest winning potential coming from grids with a higher number of Mine spaces.

Top Winning Strategies for Mines

#1- Spice Up your Bets

Mixing up your bet levels is a great way to get the basics of Mines and expand your potential winning values. Start small as you learn the ropes and, if you feel comfortable, consider playing around with the various options and bet levels to suit your play style. 

#2- Push for Patterns

While having no inherent advantage due to the RNG nature of Mines, selecting spaces in a pattern of your choosing can help you play rounds at a faster rate and get a satisfying streak of winning spaces. Your pattern can be as long or short as you choose; just make sure to take the time to Cash Out once you’re happy with your round winnings. 

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Mines features an extensive range of play options including a customisable grid and an option to have between 1-80 Mines active on the grid. Play around with these settings and play with more/less grid spaces and more/less Mines to get an idea of what works best for you. 

#4- Mines Martingale

Roulette’s favourite strategy can be easily applied to Mines in a similar way. Essentially, for every round that ends with a Mine symbol, double your bet and select Cash Out once your bet has reached a value that covers the lost value of the previous round. On every winning round, lower your bet level and continue until a Mine symbol is uncovered. Rinse and repeat and adjust your betting behaviour accordingly. 

#5- Safe and Sound

This strategy favours those looking to dip their toes without taking the full plunge. Set yourself a bet limit and, as soon as you’ve won over your set bet level, Cash Out to end the round. Adjust your bet levels accordingly to what feels right for you and play around with the Mine settings to add more/less Mines to the action. 

#6- Mine Master

How far can you go? This strategy is for those looking to play with a little more heat as you will continue to select as many spaces as possible before uncovering a Mine symbol. Keep playing until you feel a strong likelihood of selecting a Mine space before you Cash Out to maximise your potential winnings on each round. Play around with settings to add less/more Mines to modify the experience and add extra cash prizes to the mix. 

#7- Jack-of-All-Trades

Variety is the spice of life and, with this strategy, it’s all on the table. Mix and match with different play styles and rulesets to get the full Mines experience. Think of it as the buffet table of Mines strategies to find what tickles your taste buds the most. Ensure you keep it within your means and play in a way that makes you feel comfortable. 

#8- Keep It Fun

This can be applied to any playstyle or strategy and focuses on one primary goal; keep it fun! Keep a keen eye on your spending habits and play periods to ensure that, at all times, your session is kept fun and manageable. If you need any assistance with setting limits including deposits, play sessions, or breaks from your account; check out our extensive range of fully-customisable Safer Gaming Tools to help keep you in control. 

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How to win Mines?

The way to win in Mines is to successfully select a space on the grid that does not contain a Mine symbol. For every space selected that contains a Diamond, your total round win is increased and the game continues until you Cash Out your winnings or uncover a Mine space.

What is Mines?

Mines is a casino game from Hacksaw based on the immensely popular PC Flash game “Minesweeper”. Click spaces to uncover winning prizes and watch your step for Mine spaces that will end the game and forfeit all cash prizes.

What is the Mines RTP?

The RTP for Mines is 94%. For every £10 bet, the average return to player is £9.40 based on long periods of play.

Can I win real cash playing Mines on MrQ?

All of the casino games on MrQ, including Mines, are real money games with all winnings paid in cash.

Can I play Mines casino game on mobile?

Take your Mines action on the go as all of the over 1,000+ slots and casino games on MrQ are fully compatible across a range of iOS and Android mobile devices. Sign up today and play real money mobile games including the extensive range of Quick Picks casino titles.

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