Beginners Guide To Online Slots

When it comes to playing slots online the world is your oyster! There are hordes of slots to choose from so where do you start?

Reels And Paylines

The first thing to note is that the majority of slot games online are the conventional three or five reel types, which have a variety of pay-lines. For example, a three reel slots can have one, three or even five win pay-lines, whilst a five reel slots can have five, nine, eleven, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, forty, fifty or even one hundred pay-lines.

As well as three and five reel slots there are slot games regarded as ‘normal’, which pay-out a standard winning amount for when a winning combination of symbols appears on the screen.

Slot Bonuses

Then there are bonus online slots games whereby certain symbol combinations trigger bonus features. Such features are typically free spins that include a multiplier, which multiplies the amount won should a player get the winning combination, as well as ‘picks’, whereby a mystery bonus or prize is revealed when a player clicks on an amount of symbols.


Progressives are another type on online slot game which involves a network of casinos being involved in one huge jackpot. Each time a player puts money into a game of progressive slots a percentage of the cost gets added to the jackpot, which consequently grows and grows and becomes increasingly sought-after. It is only when one lucky slots player wins the jackpot that it goes back to zero and starts again.


If you are new to the world of online slots then it might be a good idea to take advantage of the ‘practice mode’ many sites offer before you commit to playing with actual money.

The pay tables of a particular game can usually be found by clicking on a link or a button on the screen.