If you are new to slots then you find that there is a lot of jargon used by
online casinos you may find confusing. This is a list of some of the most used
terms that should help you considerably.
||This refers to the amount of money a
player takes into a session of slots. The bankroll should depend on the amount
that the gambler is prepared and able to lose.
||This refers to anything extra that
the slots offer you - usually in terms of free spins and bonus rounds.
||This is what is used as credit in the slot machines. These denominations vary
||This is a package of slots that you download from the online casino to your
||These are games that you play directly off the online casino's website.
||These are the classic symbols that
appear on many classic slots reels. The cherry is generally the most
sought-after of these combinations.
||This refers to the maximum amount of coins that you are allowed to wager on a
specific machine. This depends on how many reels and how many pay lines there
are. Many machines only pay out jackpots to max bets.
||This refers to machines that have two payout lines or more.
|One Armed Bandit
||Even though this name was given to slots way in the past, this name still stands
as a nickname for these machines.
||This is a table that shows which combinations pay out what amount of money.
These vary between machines and it is important for online gamblers to find the
best payouts mixed with a high payout percentage.
||These lines criss-cross the screen and indicate where the symbols need to land
in order for a win to be paid out.
||This is the amount in percentage terms that the slots machine pays out as
winnings. This is in essence the house edge. If a machine has a 98% payout it
means that for every €10 wagered the machine will pay out €9,80.
||This is a jackpot that takes a percentage of each bet to grow. This jackpot can
work off a single machine, a series of machines or even across various online
casinos. As soon as someone wins the progressive jackpot it starts again from a
||This is where the symbols are held. As these spin and come to rest, it shows a
||This is basically a slot machine, but it uses a video screen and not reels. The
graphics tend to be better on these machines.
||These are the symbols on the reels that act as jokers. These symbols allow
players to make up winning combinations without hitting complete sequences.