(Diving Into The World Of Online Slots)
If you are new to playing in an online casino and feel a bit lost, then you have come to the right place. We have put together a brief glossary of some terms used to help you get started and ensure you are in the know when it comes to playing and having fun in our online casino.
It is not essential to know them all in order to play, slot games are designed to be simple and fun, but it is good to understand some of the main terms so as you can get the most out of your online casino visit with GrandMaster Jack.
Here we go…
Active payline– This is a payline that has a bet placed on it. See below the explanation of what a payline is.
Bonus round– The term everyone loves, this is an extra round within a slot that has different rules from the base game.
Cascading reels– If you ever played Finn and the Swirly Spin™ you will already know all about cascading reels. This is a relatively new feature in the online slot scene that is becoming very popular. Basically, when you hit a winning combination, the winning symbols ‘burst/explode’, making space for new ones. In some ways it is like a re-spin.
Cashout– This is when you want to convert your credits back into real money.
Deposit– This is when you top up your online casino account using your preferred payment method.
Deposit bonus– A specific bonus that is given for making a deposit to your online casino account. Find out more about GrandMaster Jack’s bonuses here.
Free Spins- One of the most common bonuses in the world of online slots. These are extra free spins given to you, that cost nothing and can give you wins based on your last wager.
Jackpot- A particularly large prize associated with specific slot games that players can have the chance to win.
Payout- The amount returned to a player after a winning bet.
Payline- This is one of the most important terms to understand. This refers to the lines which run across online slot screens. The amount a player can win is dependent on the pattern of the payline.
Maximum Bet- The maximum wager you can place on a slot, with all paylines active.
Minimum Bet- This is an easy one, the minimal amount you can bet on the game.
Multiplier- Look out for this special symbol which increases the payout and is part of a winning payline.
Reels- Are the vertical sections in the online slot that are set into motion when the spin button is activated.
5 reel slot– Most modern online slots are now designed featuring five or three reels.
Scatter– A Scatter symbol can appear anywhere on the slot machine reels. Its purpose is to activate a winning combination even if it doesn’t form part of the payline. Scatter symbols generally are used to win free spins or gain entry in bonus games.
Wild- This is a special slot symbol that can replace any other symbol. Think of it as your joker. It can substitute a missing symbol when it lands on a payline. It is generally a good sign when they appear as it increases the player’s odds of hitting a good combination.
Zig-Zag-Traditionally, players could only get a winning line if it went straight or diagonally across the screen, but some new slots are allowing for their winning lines to be zig-zagged too. How cool is that? Although the above glossary is a very top-line overview into the world of online slots, we do hope it has given you enough information to get started. Stay tuned to our blog for further posts on this topic or in the meantime feel free to contact our customer service team (insert link to customer support team) for any further information, support or recommendations. Our aim is to offer the best online casino to our customers.
Although the above glossary is a very top-line overview into the world of online slots, we do hope it has given you enough information to get started. Stay tuned to our blog for further posts on this topic or in the meantime feel free to contact our customer service team (insert link to customer support team) for any further information, support or recommendations. Our aim is to offer the best online casino to our customers.