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How to Play Video Slots
Video slots are very easy games to play and even if you have never spun the reels before, you are sure to get the hang of it in no time at all. A video slot is constructed of reels, each with a number of symbol positions, and paylines, which are pathways through the reels going from left to right. The aim of each spin is to land matching symbols along these paylines, and that way you win a payout.
Most modern video slots have a fixed number of paylines, and it can be anything from 1 to many thousands. However, some slots allow you to choose how many paylines you wish to play with and will have a simple control to adjust this. In the majority of games you will need to set how much you wish to bet per payline and this determines your total bet. However, in some games you simply need to set the total bet per spin. When you are happy with your bet all you need to do is click on the spin button to set the reels in motion.
As mentioned, you win payouts by landing enough matching symbols on consecutive reels along a payline. Broadly speaking, video slots have two types of symbols, regular symbols and bonus symbols. The regular symbols are those that offer the standard payouts and they normally reflect the game’s theme. The bonus symbols come in many different forms. The most common of them are wild symbols and scatter symbols. A wild symbol will normally substitute for all of the regular symbols to help and form winning combinations. A scatter symbol is so named as it will award payouts when it lands scattered across the reels. In other words, it does not need to land on consecutive reels or along a payline. It is not unusual to find further bonus features associated with these symbols. For example, a wild symbol may come with a payout multiplier attached while scatter symbols are often responsible for triggering an additional bonus round.
There are two very common bonus rounds in video slots, bonus spins and picking games. Bonus spins are exactly what they sound like, they are spins awarded to you by the game and you do not have to pay for them. Often bonus spins will come with additional features such as expanding symbols and payout multipliers that have the potential to make them particularly lucrative. Picking games are usually based upon the slot’s theme and simply require the player to select from various objects to reveal prizes.
Of course, there are far more bonus features than those discussed here and each video slot will offer something slightly different. That is why it is worth taking the time to explore the collection we have here at mr.play Casino, so that you can find the perfect games for you.
Video Slot Strategies
Video slots are purely games of luck so there are very few strategies that you can employ. However, you can do a few things. First of all, be sure to always play with the maximum number of paylines. Even if this means that you need to bet a bit less per payline to remain in budget, the more paylines you have active, the better chance you have of landing a winning combination across the reels.
Secondly, make sure that you have carefully read the slot’s paytable and understand exactly how all of its features work. This can be particularly important with jackpot slots as occasionally there will be a minimum bet that you need to place per spin in order to qualify for the jackpot. In this instance, you want to be sure that you give yourself the chance of winning it.
The final thing you can do is carefully research the games. Every slot has a published Return to Player (RTP) percentage; this is the theoretical percentage of the money put into a slot machine that it pays out. This means that the higher the RTP, the better the chances of hitting a payout. You can also look into a slot’s volatility; a low volatility slot is likely to pay out small amounts on a regular basis while a high volatility slot is likely to payout larger amounts less frequently. It is important to consider this when planning your bankroll, as you do not want to run out of funds too quickly.
Video Slots vs Classic Slots
You have most likely heard of the terms video slots and classic slots but some people do not really understand the difference between them. Classic slots are those that are similar to old-fashioned fruit machines or one-armed bandits. They nearly always have 3 reels and they will have very few paylines. The most basic of them will have just a single payline running through the middle of the reels but there are classic slots with 5 or more paylines. This is in stark contrast to video slots that nearly always have at least 5 reels and they can have many thousands of paylines.
Traditionally speaking another difference between the two is the themes. Classic slots used to be solely based upon fruit machines with symbols such as lemons, cherries, plums, watermelons, bars, and 7s, on the reels. Today this isn’t quite the case and you will find classic slots with different themes. However, it is video slots that have the truly varied themes that can transport players into another world.
There is a third type of slot to be aware of, arcade slots. Rather than featuring reels and paylines, these games have a grid of symbols, for example a 5x5 square. Usually in arcade slots, payouts are won by landing clusters of matching symbols on the grid rather than along paylines. Very often, the games will also feature cascading reels. When a winning combination lands, the symbols are removed from the reels to allow more to fall from above, and with a bit of luck this can form another win and the process will repeat itself.
Progressive Jackpot Video Slots
Some video slots offer a progressive jackpot. Each time a player spins the reels of a progressive slot, a small proportion of the bet is contributed to the jackpot pool. Sometimes these jackpot pools are standalone while others may be networked, meaning that players feed into it from multiple games and even multiple casinos. These progressive jackpots can grow to enormous amounts that can then be awarded with just one spin of the reels. The way in which jackpots are won will differ from game to game, but the presence of a progressive jackpot always makes playing more exciting.
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