Slots Glossary: The Most Commonly Used Terms
Slots are by far the most popular games to play at the casino. They’re incredibly easy – no skill required. But the more you learn about slots, the more enjoyment you’ll get out of them, and the better you’ll get at choosing which games to play. Slot machines have a language all their own; here are some of the more common terms that you’ll encounter while you’re spinning your way to glory at Slots.lv.
Bonus Feature: A special round that gives you a chance to win cash or Free Spins. Many modern slots have interactive games for their Bonus Features, like the National Mini Golf Championships Bonus Round featured in Hole in Won.
Max Bet: By tapping or clicking this button, you instantly bet the maximum amount of lines and the maximum number of coins per line.
Payline: You win at slots when you match a certain number of icons, usually three or more; those icons have to fall on the payline in order to win. Paylines typically read left to right. Older games had one payline straight across the middle; modern games can have dozens of paylines, sometimes reading in both directions.
Payout Percentage: The percentage of all the money wagered that gets returned to the players in the form of prizes. Some slots have higher payout percentages than others.
Paytable: The list of all possible winning combinations in the game, and their corresponding prizes.
Progressive Jackpot: A special jackpot that grows in size with every spin, until someone finally wins it – then the jackpot resets and starts building again.
Reel: The columns that spin on your screen; these used to be mechanical, but the term reel is still used in the digital age.
Scatter: Icons that can appear anywhere on the screen for you to win, not just on a payline. They usually trigger Free Spins and the Bonus Round.
Symbol: The icons that appear on the reels; match three or more to win a prize.
Wild: A special symbol that stands in for any other symbol to complete winning lines. Expanding Wilds will fill the entire reel they appear on, giving you more chances to win.