How To Play Slot Games

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It doesn’t matter whether you are new to slot games or whether you have been playing them for a while, there’s always something to learn and look out for as you play. Here’s our guide on how to play slot games.

Getting started

Once you have opened an account, your next move is to choose which slot you want to play. If you are a beginner then it’s probably worth picking a low stake, simple machine (like a 3-reel one) just to learn the ropes; but for the more experienced player, you have the freedom to choose any slot you want.

After you’ve loaded up your machine, take the time to look at the paytable for that game. This will tell you what each symbol is worth and what you need to win respective prizes.

Playing the game

When you’ve loaded up the game and checked out the paytable, you need to decide on your bet. On a slot machine, your bet comes in two parts. The first part is the amount per line and the second part is how many pay lines you want to play. So if you choose 10p a line and play 25 pay lines, then each time you spin the reels that will cost you £2.50.

Once you have chosen your bet, hit the spin button and wait and see if you match up the required amount of symbols in a pay line to win on that spin. You can repeat this over and over – just make sure you keep an eye on your bank balance.

How slots work

It doesn’t matter whether you are playing an online slot or a machine in a casino around the world, a slot is always the same in concept. You load up your bet and hit spin, hoping for a win.

This is because the outcome of every spin is random. A random number generator is used to ensure that each slot and each spin is 100% trustworthy.

What is a random number generator?

Every slot machine is fitted with a random number generator (RNG). This works constantly, whether the machine is in use or not. The RNG generates numbers from 1 into the billions every second. The combinations that are produced determine the order of the symbols for each spin of the reels.

This randomness dispels the popular myth that a machine is ready to payout, say, for example, when you have seen someone playing at a machine for a while without winning. Each spin of the reels is completely random and at no time is a slot ready to payout.

Slot features

Depending on which slot machine you play you could encounter a large number of features. One such feature is a bonus round, which is usually activated by a certain combination. This opens up a new world of that particular slot and requires the player to make decisions.

Bonuses can come in a few forms. There are free spins, games within the game, and risk/reward options. These are just a few of the bonus selections on offer and each of them come with the potential to increase your winnings to whole new levels.

Whether you’re a seasoned slots player or a gambling newbie that wants to try slots for the first time, head over to the slot section on our website for a wide range of machines ready for you to play right now!