A slot machine is the easiest game you can play in a modern online casino. This is because slot machines are purely random: none of your game play decisions affect your chances of winning. What matters though is where you play, which game you choose, and when you should stop. Here’s how you start playing online slot machines if you’re completely new to online casinos in general and slots in particular.
1. In order to win, 3 identical symbols must match in the middle row.
2. Online slot machines, on the other hand, often have up to five reels.
3. The chances of winning in such video slots are also not only limited to the middle row, but also the respective lower and upper row can be used.
The wild symbol is one of the most important symbols in the game, as they are comparable to a wild card in the card game. Wild symbols can appear at any time and they automatically replace all other symbols in the slot, except for the scatter and bonus symbols. They always provide wins when a payline combination is completed. Also, the slot can display more than one wild symbol and the more symbols that appear, the higher the win.
Special Sticky Wild symbols can also appear. They are added to a payline win and remain displayed as long as the player has free spins. Another form is the so-called Expanding Wild symbols. They expand to cover the entire reel and substitute for all other symbols there.
An active bet is required for each line that is bet on. If one line is played, a bet must be placed on each spin. If 5 lines are played, an active bet must also be selected five times. So, the higher the number of paylines you bet on, the higher the bet amount per spin will be. Each payline is an independent betting option, where you can freely decide on how many betting lines to bet on and how high the bet per line is.
Paylines can consist of vertical, horizontal, diagonal or even zigzag and tetris combinations, depending on the slot. The more paylines are chosen, the more opportunities the player has to make a line and thus win.