Online slot machines are the latest advancement in modern technology. In the 1970s and 1990s, slot machines became extremely popular in the US, UK and Australia, and it became clear that this game should definitely be included in new online casinos. Nowadays, due to the fact that online casinos have become available in almost all countries of the world, online slot machines have become one of the most popular games along with poker and table games. There are already 3D slot machines, multiplayer tournaments and machines with 243 winning combinations. Online slot machine development technologies are evolving every day.
Slots are just a game of luck. Undoubtedly the simplest but also the most popular casino game.
Below is an explanation of the most important terms encountered when playing online slots.
- Rate. The amount wagered.
- Bonuses. There can be a lot of bonuses, but the main ones are Wilds and Free Spins.
- Free Spins. Free reel spins (usually 15 to 20 spins per round).
- Round Gamble. A bonus round in which the player can win two, three or four times more.
- Jackpot. Maximum winnings.
- Maximum rate. Maximum bet amount in one round.
- Payline. A straight or diagonal line that must be formed of the same symbols on the reels for the player to win. The number of such lines can vary from 5 to 100 or more, depending on the machine.
- Progressive jackpot. A jackpot that gradually increases until someone wins it.
- Drums. Rotating circles on which drawings (symbols) have been applied since the time of the first slot machine. The main goal of the player is to make a line of reels with the same symbols.
- “Scattered symbols” (Scatters). A win that does not require drawing a payline to get it. Scattered symbols usually trigger the bonus round.
- Wilds. A symbol that can replace any other symbol to achieve a winning combination.
- Winning combinations. Ways by which you can win. Today, there are hundreds and even thousands of winning combinations in online slot machines.
- The main goal of playing slot machines is to make a winning line from symbols. There are, however, many other ways to win this game, so every time you play a new slot, you should see what bonus rounds it offers. Thanks to wild and scattered symbols, bonus games and other similar innovations, online slot machines provide many ways to make a winning combination.
- Since all slots are different, you should learn more about the slot of your choice before you start playing. Below are the main types of slot machines available in online casinos (remember that there are many other types that we will not have time to talk about).
- Three-reel slot machines. Based on classic slot machines; usually,
- Five-reel slot machines. These machines are similar to the video versions that have replaced mechanical machines. These machines offer bonus rounds and other special features.
- Machines with a large number of lines. Such machines can have 25, 30 or more lines, due to which the payouts become larger, but so do the bets.
- Progressive automata. They look like ordinary video slots, but the jackpot on them grows until someone wins it. Nowadays, progressive machines can have up to four simultaneous jackpots, each of which can be won during the bonus round.