Most common slot games terms explained
|Slot, Video Slot, Slot Machine, Fruit Machine
|The first games to go online. Consist of a number of reels (normally 3 or 5) that have various symbols. To win a payout the player needs to get three or more identical symbols or another specified combination of symbols on a chosen payline or paylines. It is played by ‘spinning’ (clicking a spin button) the reels.
|The different icons in various wheels.
|A sequence of positions on a reel that read from left to right. When playing an online slot game, the player is usually betting on a number of paylines. If a winning combination of symbols forms on the payline, the player will receive a payout.
|The spin button activates the reels to see if the player wins or not. Before the spin, a bet must be placed on a chosen payline/s.
|Wild symbols substitute for symbols to form winning combinations.
|In classic slot games, the scatter symbol (cherries) used to pay out wherever they landed on the reels, payline or not. In modern digital slot games, it is more common that a specified number of scatter symbols on a single spin will bring the player a bonus round, which varies from a number of free spins to fully interactive bonus games.
|A secondary game within a slot game which is triggered e.g. by a number of scatter symbols.
|The top prize a video slot can pay out.
|A jackpot that continues to grow during the game until it is won.
|RTP (Return to Player)
|A term that is used to describe the percentage of any wagered money that will be paid back to a player over time from slot machine games. The higher the percentage, the better it is for the player.
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