What is a slot game?
The slot machine is a type of casino game that usually includes three or more reels that are set to spin when the player places a bet.
Wins are counted as soon as the reels stop spinning. In a classic slot machine, a win occurs when the reels display three or more identical and adjacent symbols on a valid payline.
As in any casino game, these outcomes are always random, and cannot be controlled or influenced by the player or the casino.
What are paylines?
A payline, also known as a winning line, is a combination of symbols that results in a win. Every slot has a predefined amount of paylines, they can be flexible or fixed, usually displayed in each game’s pay, and can range from horizontal to zigzag.
What are wilds?
Wilds are special symbols that can substitute any other symbol, for this reason, they are more valuable, as they make winning combinations easier, in certain slot games, wild symbols offer the best possible prizes by matching three or five of them.
Aside from being substitutes for other symbols, some particular slots include extra features with their wilds. These may include duplicating, spreading, and expanding wilds that increase the quantity of these symbols on the reels, offering more chances to create winning combinations. Sticky wilds are yet another feature where wilds stay in place while the reels spin.
What is a jackpot?
Jackpots in slot games are accumulated prizes offered to players.
There are different types of jackpots, such as fixed and progressive, which can be triggered randomly or by a specific combination of symbols on the game's reels.
The value of the jackpot can vary, depending on the type of game and the number of players betting. Players usually need to bet the maximum allowed amount to have a chance of winning the jackpot.
What are scatter symbols?
Scatter is a special symbol in slot games that can appear anywhere on the reels and still generate a payout.
These symbols usually trigger special bonus features, such as free spins or win multipliers. Players do not need to align the scatter symbols on a payline to obtain their benefits.
What are multipliers?
Multipliers are special symbols - not always part of the main game area - that increase the value of the prize on a winning play by multiplying it by a value that will be indicated on the symbol in question.
For example, if a player bets R$1 on a spin and the online slot has a 2x multiplier, the player would win R$2. If the multiplier was 3x, the player would win R$3.
The most common multipliers will double, triple, or quadruple the prize. However, some games feature much higher multipliers, which can even be progressive, meaning that they get higher and higher with each new winning spin or activated pay lines.
What are free spins?
Free spins in slots are a free round offered to players, without having to spend their own money.
They are usually unlocked when a certain number of symbols appear on the reels, such as scatter symbols.
Players can play a few rounds without needing to place bets but still have a chance to win money. Any winnings obtained during free spins are usually added to the players' balance and can be used to play more or withdrawn later.
What does RTP (Return to player) mean?
Theoretical Return ("RTP") is the theoretical percentage of winnings that a slot game will pay back to a player over time, expressed as a percentage of the total amount wagered. The higher this value is, the lower the advantage of the casino.
For example, for a theoretical 95% return, if you place 100 bets of R$1 each, you can expect to receive an average of R$95.
Please note: this is a theoretical value since the slot machine's results are from of Random Number Generator.