ABCs of Slots, Symbols, Features and Terms

ABCs of Slots, Symbols, Features and Terms

Everything you need to know about Classic Slots, Video Slots, symbols, features, and terms before playing.

Online slots games can take many different forms, but a few general rules apply to all of them. Before you start playing slots, find out all you need to know about symbols, features and terminology.

Classic vs Video Slots

Classic slots are based on the more simple slots of yesteryear, but many still enjoy them playing them. They usually have three or five reels and large jackpots. On the other hand, video slots make more use of the latest technologies, have five reels, often include up to 25 or even 100 paylines, and don't have a max bet.


AutoSpin is a feature that appears in many online slots, allowing players to put the reels on automatic. Depending on the rules of the particular slot, you may be able to set the auto mode feature to 25, 50, 75 or 100 spins in a row, with the option of halting play at any time by pressing the "stop" button.


These are a special category of slots in which players may select how many games they would like to play simultaneously. Usually, you can play up to nine games at one time, increasing your bet size and your chances of winning. Thanks to RNG (Random Number Generation), each MegaSpin slot is independent from the others.

Gamble Feature

This is a bonus round in which you may wager your winning on a particular spin. The rewards are endless, but the risk is you lose your existing winnings.

Bonus Feature

Many slots have one or more bonus features, that are triggered by a certain number of scatters or by fulfilling other requirements. Bonus slots always contain some kind of extra prize on the end. The bonus round often includes special graphics and animations connected to the game theme.

Scatter, Wild, Multipliers

Scatter symbols are special symbols in online slots that trigger free spin rounds and bonus rounds.

Wilds are usually a separate symbol that substitute for all other symbols (except for Scatters) to create winning combinations.

Multipliers are functions that multiply your win by a set amount such as 2x, 3x, 5x and so on.

Bet Per Line

Optional function that allows you to place a specific value bet per payline. For example, if you bet the minimum .01 per line on a 20-payline game, that is .20 per spin. If you bet max $5 per line on 20-payline game, that is $100 per spin.

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