The world of online slot machines is exciting, thrilling and action-packed, but also very intimidating if you’re new to the game. Fear not, we have created a step-by-step beginners guide on how to play slots online to help you on a smooth journey to success in your new adventure into online casino.
Choose a reputable online casino. This may seem easier said than done with thousands of online casinos on the market, all trying to attract you with flashing signs and offers. But who can you trust with your money? All online casinos require a licence from the UK Gambling Commission that ensures that they are operating in a fair and transparent manner. The licence information should be available on the casino’s website. If not, then a quick Google search should provide you with the answers. Also make sure the casino offers recognisable and legitimate payment methods. If you are wary, its always a good idea to deposit funds through PayPal rather than providing your full bank details.
Choosing a Game
With such an array of amazing online slot games out there, you are spoilt for choice! Some people choose a slot based on the theme or a particular developer. Some gamers prefer traditional fruit machines, some prefer innovative games that challenge the idea of what a slot really is. You may also want to check out the Return To Player of a slot. This can usually be found in the information section on a slot (usually depicted as an ‘i’ or a menu tab) and will give you a clear insight into the RTP of the particular slot. This can be helpful when deciding between two slots.
Placing a Bet
Once you’ve signed up, deposited funds, and chosen a game, you’re ready to play. Ensure you read the instructions carefully as every slot is different and has different rules and options. There will be an option to increase or decrease your bet. Decide on a bet and then take a spin on the reels by pressing the spin button (sometimes depicted as two arrows in a circular shape).
Every slot has a different set of rules, combinations, bonuses and paylines, which is why it is really important that you read the instructions on each game. Many slots do share a few similar features including matching three symbols, the wild, and the scatter. On a traditional fruit machine, you must match three of the same symbols on a payline to win a reward. The rewards depends on the symbols matched. A wild symbol usually replaces all other symbols and triggers a reward. A scatter symbol may also appear anywhere on the reels to spark a bonus, multiplier, or rewards. Many slots offer the chance to win free spins, additional spins that do not require a bet but can yield rewards.
Withdrawing your Winnings
There may be certain rules in place about withdrawing your funds depending on the online casino you use. Check out their terms and conditions for more information. Withdrawing funds is usually a straight-forward process and the money tends to appear in your bank account in a few working days.