Slots and slot machines are the same thing. Slots games can be compared to something you probably know, namely trisslotter. Both involve paying for excitement, but of course there are several differences. Online slots are physical, while slot games are played on the computer or mobile. It costs more money to play slots as well, and for that reason they are more dangerous than trisslotter, as they involve a higher risk. Although it is about games of chance, there is a lot to tell about online slots, and this article is our base for general slots information. If you then want to delve deeper into a particular part, there are links from this page.
The game of slots consists of a number of reels, with a number of rows on each reel. For example, if the game has five reels with three rows on each (the most common combination), the board consists of 15 squares. Each square is filled with a symbol as you play, and it is these symbols that can give you wins if they land in the right places. Often three symbols in a row are required on one of the game’s paylines.
A round consists of you betting money and thus spinning the wheels. Other words for rounds are rounds and spins. The outcome of each round is completely turn based and nothing you as a player can influence. Different slot games have different rtp (return to player, or refund), more about this further down on this page.
Symbols in slots online
A little simplified, you can say that there are four different kinds of symbols in slots online. Low value symbols, high value symbols, wilds and scatters. Symbols with low value are usually represented by letters and numbers. High value symbols tend to look a bit more fun, such as dragons, lions, sevens or a little bit of anything. Wilds can count like any other symbol. This means that if you spin two sevens and a joker on a payline, the joker will count as a seven. Sometimes wilds can also be the most valuable symbols, so if you win with just three wilds, the payout is usually quite high.
Scatters are a form of special symbol that is usually found in most slots games. Three of them tend to activate the bonus round, but one or two of them tend to be useless and just take up space.