Casino Slots FAQ
What kind of casino slots exist?
Online casino slots can be categorised by a number of different features. Slots can be jackpots, have 3 reels or more, can be high or low limit. Slots can also be classified as fruit machines, 3D or video slots. They can also have varying numbers of paylines, from just one to hundreds.
What is a progressive jackpot?
A slot is called a progressive jackpot when the prize pot grows each time players do not win. Essentially, players contribute to the winning pot as they play until someone wins. At this point, the jackpot is reset and begins to grow again as players continue spinning. Jackpots are hugely popular with casino players as some can reach prize pots of millions.
How do you choose the right slot?
This depends on a number of factors. These include the size of your available bankroll and the type of game you enjoy playing. There are thousands of slot games out there, each with its own theme and features, so finding the category of game you like will help you find similar titles to try. Higher RTP slots will suit a player with a smaller budget
What is the difference between a video slot and a normal slot?
Most modern slots made today are video slots, as they include graphics and design that sets them apart from the relatively plain layout of reel slots. Video slots also usually include features that enhance the gaming experience, like sticky symbols or free spins. Reel slots do not include such features and usually have 3 or 5 reels – video slots can have more or fewer reels.
What are classic slots?
Classic slots refer to slots that are inspired by the original slot machines, often found in bars and land-based casinos. While they are completely modern, with randomised technology and a fully digital interface, they present the player with a game that is visually very close to the one-armed bandits of the past.
What is the difference between a video slot and a jackpot slot?
The term ‘video slot’ refers to the format of a game while ‘jackpot slot’ refers to its payout style. Computer generated games that simulate reels with symbols on them can be called video slots. Indeed, most jackpot slots are also considered video slots for this reason. However, games that include a jackpot feature, local or progressive, are called jackpot slots in order to differentiate them from non-jackpot video slots.
What is RTP?
RTP, also known as volatility, is a percentage value assigned to a game and determines the frequency with which the game pays out. Games with a low volatility or RTP will pay out more regularly than one with a higher RTP. Essentially, low RTP games pay out small amounts regularly while high RTP games will pay out less often but in bigger amounts.
How much can I win per game ?
Each slot game will display the maximum win possible, usually in the paytable. This varies between games and will also be affected by the RTP value of the game. Refer to our explainer on volatility to learn about how to select games that match your play style.
Can I play online casino games with my mobile phone/tablet?
Yes! Many casinos have made their product compatible with mobile devices, as more and more players are taking up this medium as their preferred way to access online casinos.
Where can I find the game rules of a casino slot?
Casino slots come in a variety of shapes and sizes but will often follow similar rules. Find out about how an individual slot works by visiting the slot’s paytable. This will have information about all the game’s features and bet limits, as well as how much players can win through the game.
Are there free casino slots?
Many casino slots allow players to play for free, using the Demo or Free Play mode. This means that you can play the game without contributing your own money and also means you cannot win any money either.
Demo mode is ideal for players who want to try out a slot to see if they like it, before investing any of their own funds. It’s also a great way to explore all the game features for free.
What are casino slot providers?
Casino slots require plenty of research, design and technical know-how to produce. That’s where slot providers come in. These specialised studios produce games from start to finish, taking care of the title’s appearance, mechanics, sound and visual design, game play and more.
What are the most known slot providers?
There are plenty of slot providers out there and as the industry continues to grow, we can expect more such studios to pop up. Among the most well known providers are NetEnt, Microgaming, Betsoft, IGT and Playtech, though there are many others producing quality games.
Do I lose money when my computer gets stuck during a casino game?
No. Computers can and do misbehave sometimes and online casinos know this. If a game crashes during play, the normal practice is to void that wager, returning the initial bet to the player. This also means that any bonus features triggered during the malfunctioning game or any wins made during that spin will also be rendered void.