One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world is the Sahara Desert. Each year, millions of people visit the Sahara desert to see its beautiful sands that stretch 9,200,000 square kilometres.

There is also the prospect of riding camels and of course, entering the magnificent pyramids that are dotted all around the desert.

As per usual this Lightning Link game Sahara Gold comes with the Hold and Spin features, 4 jackpots and 5 reels with 50 paylines.

Lightning Link Sahara Gold’s action takes place inside the Sahara desert and allows players to view the common features in the desert such as the camels, pyramids, as well as beautiful oasis.

Play Lightning Link Sahara Gold pokies for free at Heart of Vegas but sadly no real money gaming is possible online.

The other titles in the first Lightning Link pokies games that were linked with Sahara Gold were Magic Pearl, Happy Lantern and High Stakes.


About The Lightning Link Sahara Gold Slot
The hugely popular desert themed pokies machine has all the belly dancers, camels and pyramids that could ever wish for in a game. It features 5 x 3 reels and 50 paylines, mega 4 jackpots and a number of awesome ways to win big like the Hold and Spin bonus feature that is an Aristocrat slot machine original.
Can You Play Lightning Link Sahara Gold Pokies Online Free?
You can have a free spin on this Aristocrat slot online from our suggested reviewed casinos.
Can You Play Lightning Link Sahara Gold Online For Cash?
Sorry to say but the news is that no real money gaming version of Lightning Link Sahara Gold is available to play online so you will have to visit your favourite land casino to enjoy it for real money wagering presently.
Is Lightning Link Sahara Gold a Good Game to Play?
Sahara Gold is one of the most loved games in the Lightning Link releases. With up to 4 massive jackpots to be had it's one of the best Aristocrat poker (slot) machines to play in land casinos or just have a spin online (free social fun only at select casinos) - we rate Sahara Gold a big 8.7 points from 10 in our game guide.
What is the best way to win on the Lightning Link Sahara Gold slot game?
Players say their is no guaranteed system to get a jackpot payout on this game, but one tip we do have for you is too just play the when the casino is busy and use a low wager per spin so you have more gaming time for your budget, some players have mentioned in our forums to play it only on when the jackpots are very high.
Where to download the Lightning Link Sahara Gold game?
🙁 you cannot get Lightning Link Sahara Gold slot for iPhone, Android, iPad or PC to download as a stand alone game that can be played without being online. You can however get a free Aristocrat app called Heart of Vegas Casino from Google Play or the App Store for some free pokies fun which will include this game.


The background graphics of this game are nothing really elegant as they are covered by a standard red and black wall. A solid black colour covers the entire reel background section.


Lightning Link Sahara Gold reel symbols include the beautiful palace, a camel, pyramids, three belly dancing ladies, an oasis, a scorpion and traditional poker symbols.




5 4 3 2
Pyramids 150 50 10 2
Three dancing ladies 100 30 5
An oasis and a scorpion – Of a Kind 100 25 5
A beautiful palace 100 15 2
Traditional Poker Symbol – A 75 20 5
Traditional Poker Symbols – Q, J, 10 and 9 (Of a Kind) 50 10 5


  • Wild: The camel acts as the wild symbol.
  • Scatter: The scatter symbol is represented by the beautiful palace icon.

  • Bonus Symbol: The orange orb acts as the bonus symbol. All bonus symbols come attached to random coin prizes and at times to jackpot prizes.
  • Hold and Spin Feature: 6 or more bonus symbols landing on the same time trigger the Hold and Spin Feature both during the base game as well as the Golden Palace Feature. When triggered, all reel positions transform into individual spinning reels and 3 free spins are awarded. During the free spins, all triggering symbols remain locked in their positions. Landing additional bonus symbols during the feature will see the number of free spins reset back to three and the symbols turning sticky in their positions. The feature ends when all free spins have been used or when the Grand Jackpot is hit. All bonus symbol prizes are paid at the end of the feature.

  • Golden Palace Feature: Three scatters landing on the reels at once trigger the Golden Palace Feature. When triggered, a couple of treasure chests are presented on the screen. Choose anyone to see if free spins or the Hold and Spin Feature is awarded. If the player wins free spins, he stands to win anything from 6 to 15 free spins with up to 200 wilds! Free spins can be retriggered.

  • Linked Jackpots: The game comes with three Linked jackpots which are the Mini, Minor, and Major as well as the Grand Jackpot. The Mini, Minor and Major jackpots are hit when a bonus symbol inscribed with anyone of the jackpot values is present on the reels after the Hold and Spin Feature. The Grand Jackpot is hit when all 15 reel positions are covered by bonus symbols at the end of the Hold and Spin Feature. It’s important for players to note that it’s also possible for the Grand Jackpot to be hit at random even when there are no bonus symbols in view.


Normally Lightning Link Sahara Gold is available at both the Heart of Vegas social casino. NB: no real money gaming online of Lightning Link pokies machines is possible.


You can download the app called Heart of Vegas which has the Lightning Link Sahara Gold available. You will still need to be “online” to play the game though so it’s not a true download of this Lightning Link pokies game.


For those who might not have had the opportunity to visit the Sahara desert before, Aristocrat has found a way that enables you to do so virtually on the game reels of course.

As part of the highly popular Lightning Link series, this pokie is truly a must play owing to its big win possibilities aspect. Even more impressive is the fact that the game’s highest jackpot that is, the Grand Jackpot can be won at random!

Bearing the above in mind, this slot receives a 9.5 points rating out of 10 in our Lightning Link pokies review.

Game Play
85 %
Wow Factor
94 %
Eye Candy
90 %
92 %
Player Votes
94 %
Fun or Not
90 %
Slot Game - Lose or Not
94 %
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