How to Play Online Slots
Online slot rules are primarily the same, but each game may vary in structure. There may be different bonuses, added features, a different pay-out structure or a change in the number of paylines.
To start off you need to decide what bet to place, always making sure it stays within your budget range. Minimum bets change on each game, so you could be placing a bet of £0.10, whereas another could be set at £1.00. Once you understand the betting structure, the only thing left to understand are the slot game’s paylines, which are incredibly simple.
To put it simply, the payline is the line on which a payout will be awarded, depending on your winning combinations. To add another bet to your spin, all you need to do is activate another payline. Some paylines go from left to right, which is what you would see in classic slots, up and down, as well as zig zag, giving you a wide variety of ways to play in the casino.
Pretty much all slots will let you choose how many paylines you want to play with, and the more paylines in operation, the more chances you’ll get at a winning combo.
Take a look at our terminology guide below:
Payline: A payline is a combination of symbols that results in a win. Each game has a different number of paylines.
Reel: This is the part of the slot machine that shows the symbols. Activate your game by spinning the reels and you could win a possible jackpot.
Scatter Symbol: There’s a wide variety of slot games, but usually a set number of scatter symbols can trigger a bonus feature, or offer you Free Spins.
Free Spins: Land a set amount of scatter symbols and you’ll trigger the Free Spins round. Some slots offer as many as 15 Free Spins.
Multiplier: These multiply your winnings, if activated. For example, a pay-out of £100 and a 3x multiplier, would land you with £300 in cash.
Wild Symbols: You can use a wild to substitute any other symbol on the reel. This will allow you to create a winning combination, where there normally wouldn’t be one.
Expanding Wilds: Wild symbols and expanding wilds are the same, except this time your wild will expand across the reel, allowing you to cover an entire column and sometimes giving you the chance to win across more than one payline.
Stacked Wilds: Stack more than one on top of the other and it will work the same way as a regular wild.