Are you confused by all the terms you might find in slot games? Here’s a quick guide to all the terms!
RTP – Return to player, shown as a percentage (e.g. 97.5%). Average payout from the particular slot game, calculated based on millions of spins.
Volatility – The slot game’s so-called risk level. The lower the volatility, the greater the chance to win more frequently.
Multiplier – A number that multiplies wins by a certain amount, depending on the slot game. For example, 3x, 5x, 10x.
Coins – The “currency” used in slot machines.
Progressive jackpot – A bonus jackpot game that increases with each bet done on the game, making it a progressively growing jackpot.
Payline – A predetermined winning line on the slot machine. By triggering the same symbols on the payline, the outcome is a win.
Reels – The columns on the slot machine where symbols roll around.
RNG – Random number generator. This is a mechanic used to calculate the outcome on the reels.
Symbols – The icons seen on the reels in the slot machine. Each symbol has a predetermined value. When triggering a payline, the payout is determined thanks to the symbol value.
Demo mode – A “fun” mode in a slot machine, enabling you to play with virtual money, i.e. without risking your own money.
Rollover requirement – Otherwise known as a wagering requirement. A condition related to free spins or other bonuses, meaning you have to wager your winnings by a certain amount.
Scatter – Scatters are symbols that trigger free spin rounds.
Slot tournament – A gambling tournament where players play against each other according to certain conditions. Tournament usually features prizes for the top 3 winners.
Spin – A round of betting in online slots.
Win both ways – Winning mechanic where you can trigger a win on both sides of the payline, not just one way.
Auto spin – An automatic spinning option for those who don’t want to spin the reels manually, i.e. click on the button constantly.
Fruit slot – A type of slot machine that features only fruit symbols, e.g. lemons, watermelons, etc. Also known as “classic slots”.
Nudging – Nudge mechanics means a specific bonus feature where the reels get “nudged” automatically up or down, in order to create a winning combination.