The Rules of Online Casino Slot Games

Online slot games couldn’t be easier to play. The aim of the game is to simply spin the reels and hope for a winning combination of symbols. The next thing you need to do is decide how much money you wish to use for each round of the slot game.

Playing Online Casino Slot Games at Casino.com

Casino.com slot games generally look and function similar to one another. Whether you play our slot games for fun or for real money, the basic principles are always the same. As with most casino slot games, the aim of playing is to place bets, spin the reels to get a winning combination of symbols and win money.

As explained on the How to Play Slots page, you have the choice of either Bet Max, which you can use to place your maximum bet, or Bet One, which will add one coin to that particular round of the slot game. These are the two main betting modes. However, you can also place a bet by clicking the corresponding column at the top of the screen on the pay table.

If you selected Bet Max the reels will begin to spin. If you selected Bet One you must press Spin for the reels to begin spinning. When the reels stop spinning, check the symbols to see whether you have a winning combination.

Bonus Features

Similar to those in other classic casino games, slots bonuses provide a additional ways to win real money. Every bonus is different for each slot game, but you may win yourself a little extra money. Second screen bonuses are popular in online casinos. They comprise a "pick a box" style screen, often positioned above the reel, which can usually only be activated when your spin has landed on a specific combination of symbols.

Bonus spins are also common in online casino slot games. You will usually encounter these when you have hit a certain combination on the reels. Bonus spins often offer a multiplier option, in which very high jackpots can be won. Online slot players may also come across the Hold Reels feature in some slot games. Similar to video poker, you must spin the reels once and then decide where to "hold." The remaining reels will then be spun to display your final result.

Types of Online Casino Slot Games

Classic Single Line Slot Games

If you’ve never played an online slot game before, you will probably find the classic single line slots easier to understand than any other variation of the game. Single line slots feature just one pay line.

Multi Spin Slot Games

Multi spin slot games are made up of a several different sets of reels, offering you the chance to play four, six or as many as nine games at once. Using the "hold" function allows you to hold one reel then spin the other reels which, if used wisely, could increase your chances of winning.

Multiplier Slot Games

Most multiplier slot games include one or more features that could increase your chances of winning. This is often a special symbol, such as a Wild symbol, that multiplies the player’s payout when shown on the reels.

Multi Line Slot Games

On Casino.com, you can play anything from a three line slot game to a fifty line slot game. The bigger a multi line slot game is, the more winning combinations you could spin and consequently, the higher your chances of winning money will be.

Progressive Slot Games

Progressive slot games take a portion of the amount you invest and put it towards a large jackpot. Anyone who participates in the pool and uses Bet Max on at least one of the lines will have the chance to win some seriously good cash prizes.

To start playing online slots and potentially win big cash prizes, download our software and create a Real Money account. For information on how to play slots, visit our How to Play Slots page - and to discover fun facts about the games, read our History of Slots page. If you have any queries about playing online slot games at Casino.com, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our Customer Support team. Have fun playing online slots at Casino.com – the only place to play.

Online Casino Slots Terms

  • Bonus: A feature that allows the player different ways to win, often with additional spins.
  • Payout: The money a player wins at the end of an online slots game.
  • Coin size: The minimum amount of money required by an online slots machine to play. Coin size could be as low as $0.01.
  • Hit: Refers to the winning spin in slots.
  • Max bet: The maximum amount of money you can bet on each spin.
  • Progressive jackpot: A communal jackpot which increases based on the number of coins that are bet by all players. Some progressive online slot machines are interlinked in order to make the winning payout even bigger.
  • Paytable: A screen which displays the amount of money a player can win during a game of online slots, as well as winning combinations.
  • Random number generator: All online slot games use these programs to ensure each spin generates random and fair results.
  • Reels: The spinning columns on the online slot machine, which display different symbols for you to match.
  • Symbols: The pictures, numbers or letters displayed on the reels.
  • Winning combination: A combination of symbols which will result in a cash payout.
  • Wild symbol: This symbol substitues most other symbols to make winning combinations. Usually this excludes special symbols like Scatters, for example.