Yukon Gold is a slot machine produced by WMS Gaming, (the gambling branch of Williams the arcade game manufacturer). This is an electronic slot machine, with a monitor instead of actual reels. The theme of this particluar machine is that of the Gold Rush of 1849. This is a nine line machine with a total of 5 reels, and different versions will accept anywhere from 1 to 90 coins. This machine is usually takes 5 cent tokens, but some casinos have 25 cent and 1 dollar versions of this machine.
The symbols in this game are all related to gold and mining. The bonus game brings you to a map where you can choose a mining location and receive a bonus of up to 2000X your line bet.
This game, (like many electronic slot machines), gives most of it's payout through the bonus game. You will find that your money quickly vanishes if you do not manage to hit the bonus round from time to time. These particular machines are very popular among the elderly and you will rarely see one unattended in a crowded casino.
From the WMS Gaming website
Travel back to the 1849 gold rush where you'll strike it rich with our latest 5-reel, 9-line video slot Yukon Gold. By removing matching tiles, players "unearth" the mining map which will lead them to the "loot". The more tiles the player matches, the more places they have to mine for the gold on the revealed mining map. Upon matching all the tiles, the player can then mine at five different places, while large bonus amounts and wild cards add to the gaming excitement. Great game play combined with a cast of humorous characters, chuckwagon graphics, and saloon style music all play a role in bringing the old west back as only WMS Gaming can.