Slots Terminology

There are oodles of different slot games to play at the 32Red Online Casino but it's easy to get confused by all the options and features. Don't let all the lingo stop you from playing – swot up on the slot terminology below and get the most from our cracking selection of slot games.

3 Reel - a slot machine that has 3 reels. Playing is as easy as 1-2-3.

5 Reel - a slot machine that has 5 reels. High five if you manage to win.

Bet – Bet you can’t guess what this button does? Click on it to spin the reels for a given bet amount.

Bet Max (Max Bet) – Hit this to spin the reels on maximum bet. This will automatically select the maximum number of paylines for the slot machine being played. Just don’t max out your credit card when you bet max.

Bonus Feature (Bonus Game) - An additional game that can be triggered from the reels. Win and you normally get cracking payouts.Ding, ding, ding!

Coins – It’s the common currency used when playing slots. It describes bet price and winnings or betinnings to coin a phrase.

Coin Size - This determines the size of the coin being staked on each payline. Remember, it’s not size that matters – it’s what you do with it that counts.

Flash Slot Machine - a slot machine built using Flash technology that allows the game to be played without having to download it. Whizz your eye over our flash casino games for more info.

Free Spins - A bonus feature that rewards the player free spins and is often connected to a multiplier. Win big with this bonus feature and we’ll have you spinning right round.

Fruit Machine (AWP - Amusement With Prizes) – Here in the UK we’re bananas about these slot games. They have extra features like nudges, holds and bonus games.

Jackpot - The highest amount that can be won from the online slot machine. Bag this and you’ll be one high rolling big daddy!

Multi-line - a slot that contains more than one payline.

Multiplier – No, it’s not a tool you find in a DIY box. This bonus is usually connected to reel wins or free spins that will multiply any winnings by a certain amount.

My Slot - revolutionary new slot technology that allows players to customise a 5 reel slot machine. Read more about My Slot

Payline - a line that connects winning combinations across the reels. Slots can have up to 100 paylines (see the Cashapillar slot machine). Each selected payline requires a bet and adds to the total stake per spin. Get the right payline and you could win some sweet smackeroos!

Pay table – Sadly, this isn’t a piece of furniture handing out free money. It’s a table that explains how much you win when you get certain symbol combinations. It also explains how to trigger bonus features (if any).

Pokie(s) - An Australian term for an online slot machine.

Progressive Jackpot - A slot machine connected to a whopper of a prize pool. Each spin returns a fraction of the bet to the prize pool creating some of gaming's largest jackpots (See Mega Moolah). Win the pot and you could be rolling in it.

Random Number Generator (RNG) - This is a gambling mechanism that determines the randomness of the each slot machine. 32Red Casino's slot games have their generators audited and checked independently to guarantee players a fair game.

Reels – This is what the slot game’s symbols appear on. They’re spun and stopped at random (see Random Number Generator). Get the right combination of symbols and you could win reely big!

Scatter - A scatter is a symbol that does not have to be connected via a payline to reward the player. It can sometimes trigger a bonus feature.

Tournament - A multiplayer game that consists of out-scoring your opponents within a set time. Get more info on how to unleash your competitive side [here] (/casino/slots/tournaments).

Video Slot – Packed full of lights, camera and action, this online slot uses virtual reels and symbols. It usually involves the more complex 5 reel and multi-payline machines.

Wild - A symbol that is able to substitute itself for other symbols to form the most powerful winning combinations. Go wild if you win!

Win (Winning combination) - A series of symbols that win you cash.

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