Guide to Online Slots
Now, I am not going to lie to you here, it would be nigh on impossible to put together a complete guide to online slots in so few words. Many epic toies have been written about slot machines, and even those do not cover everything. This means that it is impossible for us to put together a complete guide on this page.
Do bear with us, however. You see, this guide is going to teach you the very basics. The terms that you really need to know about when you are playing online slots for the first time. In short, everything on this page will be very useful.
Different Types of Slot Machine Online:
We are going to start with the various types of slot machine that you will be able to play on the best online casino. Some of these are going to be familiar to you, others may be a little bit more complex. Rest assured, however, the more you start playing online slot machines, the more you will pick up, and the easier everything is going to be for you!
3 Reel Slots: This is the type of slot machine that most people are used to. After all, the majority of actual ‘proper’ arcades around the world tend to have three reel slot machines. This machine is easy to understand, you bet, and the wheel spins. There is only one ‘win line’ here. That is the win line in the middle. If you do not get a match there, you won’t win. This is probably one of the best introductions to the world of slots.
5 reel slots: These tend to come in a ‘video format’ as opposed to being an actual slot. There are a lot of pay lines on this. In fact, these reels have the ability to have up to fifty play lines. Although, of course, you will need to bet more if you wish to take advantage of every pay line that there is. There will, quite often, be a few extra features which greatly increase your chance of winning, which is handy.
Progressive Jackpots: If you wish to score the big bucks, this is where you need to be. You see, these slot machines will not just be on a single website. They will be on a multitude of different websites. Every time somebody plays, the jackpot goes up. You could, easily, earn £100,000+ on these machines, although, of course, the chance is slim, but at least you have the same chance as everybody else.
The biggest payout on any of these machines in recent years has been close to six million pounds. The most notable progressive slots include Mega Fortune Slot (by Netent) and also Mega Moolah Slot (by Microgaming)
There are a few other types of slot machine out there, but these are the main ones that you really need to be concerned about at the moment.
Playing Slot Machines
Hopefully, you already know, roughly at least, how to play slot machines. So, this is a pretty decent start. You just hit a button and wait for it all to spin. Before you start to play, however, I really do suggest you take a little look through the instructions for every machine. They are all different and some may have features which the other one does not boast. The pay lines will be slightly different too.
As I mentioned previously, there are different rules for every slot machine out there. In this section, however, I am going to, briefly, cover some of the more popular features that may appear on a slot machine you play.
- Scatter symbols: These are unique symbols. They tend only to appear on five reel slot machines. If they appear anywhere, even if they are not on the win line, you may win cash. In other cases, you may unlock a bonus round, or even free spins on the machine.
- Wild symbols: These are similar to scatter symbols, although they tend to need to be on the pay line if you want to win with them, or benefit from whatever feature they unlock.
- Multipliers: These multiply whatever you win if it appears on your pay line.
- Remember, there is a lot to learn about online slot machines. If you are ever in doubt, just read through the instructions for the machine that you are playing.