At the beginning of your online casino journey, you may be sat wondering what certain terms and phrases mean. Thankfully, here at LeoVegas we are ready to help with our thorough glossary of the all-important online slots terminology.
3 Reel Slot: A feature of classic slots, they will have three vertical columns worth of symbols.
5 Reel Slot: More modern slots often have five vertical columns worth of symbols.
Balance: The funds you currently have in your account, that you are then able to bet with.
Bet: A button that often features in online slots, allowing you to edit your bet amount for any potential upcoming spins.
Bonus Round: Unlocked via particular in-game scenarios or via being purchased for a set amount, bonus rounds are a variation on the base game that provide more winning opportunities.
Classic Slot: An old-fashioned slot game styled in the old format of fruit symbols with minimal paylines and bonus features.
Cluster Pays: A variation of the usual slots payout system, which pays for matching clusters of symbols instead of symbols in a line.
Coins: Used to place a bet on a slot.
Feature: Another way to describe a bonus round.
Free Spins: A classic bonus round that presents players with a number of extra spins for no further cost. Occasionally, these are played on a different set of reels.
Free To Play: An online slot that can be played without wagering any money.
Gamble: Featured in certain slots, you could ‘gamble’ a bonus round or winnings for a better bonus or a bigger win.
Gaming Provider: A company that develops online slot games.
Jackpot: The largest possible payout in that slot.
Maximum Bet: The highest monetary bet you can place on a single spin.
Megaways: Originally developed by Big Time Gaming, this is a variation on the online slot platform where the number of symbols on each reel and number of ways to win changes with each spin.
Minimum Bet: The lowest monetary bet you can place on a single spin.
Multiplier: A feature that can lead to a winning combination being multiplied by a particular amount.
Paylines: The number of ways to win that there are in a slot game. Matching symbols need to be landed along the payline to create a win.
Paytable: A snapshot of information about the game, specifically what the symbols are that appear in the game and the value of each winning combination.
Progressive Jackpot: A jackpot amount that is increased every time the slot is played. This will reset to the original amount in the event of the jackpot being won.
Re-Trigger: During a bonus round, the round can be triggered more times through hitting the relevant symbols again. For example, free spins are replenished.
Return To Player (RTP%): The average payout over time to the player, shown as a percentage.
Reels: The vertical columns that the game symbols appear on. They will spin during a round before coming to a stop.
Rows: The horizontal columns that the game symbols appear on.
Scatter: A particular type of symbol that can trigger a bonus round if a particular number are landed on the reels after the same spin.
Spin: One round of the game, where the reels will move and come to a stop. Also the name of the button used to begin a round and place a bet.
Stacked Wilds: Wild symbols that appear one on top of each other and can help provide more opportunities to land a winning combination.
Symbols: Icons that appear on each reel. These can be different sizes, but usually 1x1.
Tumbling Reels: Also known as Cascading Reels by some gaming providers, this is a feature that removes winning symbols from the reels, which are then replaced by symbols falling from above.
Wild: A symbol that can substitute for other symbols in order to then land a winning combination.
Win: Landing a combination on the reels that leads to a winning payout.
Win Both Ways: A slot game that pays both the usual left to right format as well as the less frequent right to left.
Now that you have studied the terminology behind online slots and learned a little more about how they work, you may want to try some slot games. Thankfully, LeoVegas have an immense selection that includes some brilliant jackpots and new online slots that are added each month of the year. Here are some of our favourite games that are available to play right now.
Rainbow Riches: Sparking off a dynasty of great Irish-themed slots, this has become one of the most popular slot games ever created thanks to its unique bonus rounds and classic style.
Dragon’s Fire: Based on the popularity of some great movies and TV shows, this medieval themed slot from Red Tiger can provide players with wins of over 10,000x.
Starburst: One of the most popular online slots ever created, NetEnt’s Starburst slot has brilliant Starburst Wilds that that can expand across entire reels.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Slot: The hit TV show has been a fan favourite for decades, and this slot game developed by Big Time Gaming has an incredible 117,649 ways to win thanks to the Megaways platform.
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