Slots Games Glossary

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Bonus round

This is when you reach a bonus round of feature on a slot.


Basically, coins mean cash. Often, slots machines will allow you to place a certain amount of coins on each line, usually starting at a low amount, and then ending up in the high-roller region.

Free Spins

Hitting certain symbols in the correct order across the reels can trigger free spins. Free spins are when you don’t have to bet any money, as the machine is spinning and winning for you.


This is how many lines feature on a slot, for example, if it’s a 9 line slot, it has, well, 9 lines. You can choose to bet on all lines, or just on one.

Line Bet

This is the amount of money you place on each line of an online slot.


This informs you of how much certain symbols are worth, which ones are wilds, scatters or which ones trigger the bonus round.

Slots Payout

The amount of money or winnings a slots machine pays out to you.

Progressive Jackpot

A progressive jackpot is an ever-increasing prize, which is pooled from a group of players losses, in order to form one huge jackpot for a certain lucky player.


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Random Number Generator

A “random number generator” (or an ‘RNG’) is software placed within the machine that selects hundreds of random symbols per second.


The reels are where the symbols on a slots machine are revealed.


Scatter symbols are a common feature of video slots and usually, spinning 2 or more of them will earn you a multiplying award of your total bet.


Symbols are what earn you your money.

Total bet

This is how much money you have placed overall on the slots machine.

Traditional Slot

Traditional slots are similar to the fruit machines you’d find in your local pub. Traditional online slots usually have 3 reels, “BAR” symbols and prizes vary depending on your total amount bet.

Video Slot

Video slots offer a new approach to slots; they have multiple pay lines, they feature expansive bonus rounds, the graphics are a step up from the traditional slots and the soundtracks offer more than just the sound of coins dropping through a machine.


Wild symbols are able to substitute themselves for any other symbol aside from the scatter


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