Online Gambling
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Slots

If you ever visit a land based casino you'll notice that slot machines are everywhere, while games like craps or poker tend to be off in a corner. This is because slot machines are easily the most popular games at casinos. This popularity is most likely due to the fact that slot machines offer a player a chance to win lots of money with a rather small bet. They also require little knowledge in order to play, just hit a button and the machines do all the work.

While it's true that slot machines are 100% a game of luck, and many people consider them to be the worst bet in the casino, many of today's online slots have very competitive odds compared to the one-armed bandits in Vegas. Add this to (as mentioned earlier) the chance to win lots of money while only betting a small amount, interesting themes, bonus round gamess and the sheer variety, and it's easy to see why people love them.

Many online casinos now offer hundreds of different slot games to choose from, with Microgaming and Playtech platforms in particular offering a large selection of slot games. Many of the new games being introduced offer movie based themes such as Lord of the Rings and Marvel comic book themes like Wolverine.

How to Play Slot Machines

The goal with a slot machine is simple; to line up certain symbols on a specific line or lines. When this happens the machine will payout according to the what symbols were matched as laid out on the games "pay table". Different machines have different amount of pay lines available, they can range for 1 line to 100 lines (or even more in some cases, usually known as 'all way' machines. On the multi-line machines players can choose how many lines they want to bet on, although it's strongly advised people bet on all lines on most machines, as they typically ovver additional payouts for max bets.

Types of Slots

Not sure what to start playing? See our different kinds of slots page for information on the varieties of games that are available online; progressives, bonus games, video and other options.

Finding the Perfect Slot

Looking for the biggest jackpots, bonus games, cat-themed slots or that machine with the most lines? Use our slot finder to search through hundreds of different games from various software providers to find just the game you're looking for.

Or browse through our slots database to see what's available; click on a link below to view games by:

Slot Glossary

Loose Slots, Take Cycles, Fruit Machines? Learn more about the words behind the games in our slots glossary.

In general, slot machines are easy and relaxing games that allows players to sit back and let the machine do all the work. They can be a good break from some of the more intense casino games and can still give players hours of entertainment.


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