Rules of Slots
The wacky world of online slots can be an exciting place. Packed with variety, features and constantly updated content, it’s important to make sure you know how to play online slots before diving in head first.
This guide aims to give you an understanding of how slots work, what all the different features are, the rules of the games and, importantly, the process of winning.
How Do Slots Work?
The basic rules of slots are fairly simple, but there can be small differences from slot to slot that you'll need to learn to recognise.
The first step is to select your stake size. This tends to range from around £/$/€0.10 to £/$/€1.00, but this depends on the slot. You then need to choose how many paylines to activate.
Paylines are simply the line or lines drawn across your reels where the sequence needs to end up. In games with multiple paylines, you can select more than one but this requires an additional stake. Each payline you activate adds another bet to your spin, making your total bet the number of active paylines multiplied by your stake.
How Do Slots Pay Out?
The process for winning is pretty simple: a specific sequence of symbols needs to land on one or more of the paylines you’ve bet on.
Some sequences are harder to achieve and therefore pay more and some are more frequent but will give you a smaller jackpot. Most games have a guide to your sequences and paylines, known as a pay table, showing you just how much you could win in every combination.
What Are Scatters, Wilds and Multipliers?
Once you’re confident that you understand the basics of how to play online slots it’s important to become comfortable with the many features within games.
Scatters, wilds and multipliers are among the most important symbols in a slot, as landing them in the right place on the reels can unlock bonuses, boost your payouts or increase your chances of a winning combo.