Video Slots – how to play

Online video slots are one of the newest casino games that can be played at online casinos today. The classic mechanical slot machine is about 150 years old, and video slots are only a few decades old. This makes them a new type of game of chance, especially when compared to games like roulette and blackjack that have been around for hundreds of years.

Therefore, some of you may be surprised to learn that video slots have become the most popular of all casino games at both land-based and online casinos, even though they have not been around for a long time. They became popular quickly because of how easy they are to learn to play and allow players to win huge sums of money for a tiny bet.

Online video slots

These games usually have five spinning reels with symbols. This game has a wide range of different lines to choose from, so players can play video slot games with 9, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50 or 100 lines. Video slots with more than 100 lines often call them “ways to win” so rather than saying that the game has “243 lines” they say in this case that the game has “243 ways to win”.

How to play

Before you start playing, you must choose which slot machine you want to play. Most online casinos offer players a wide range of video slot games (usually between a dozen and hundreds of video slot games at each online casino). We recommend that you test each game in ‘Practice Mode’ (that is, you play with play money) to find out if you like it before betting real money.

Once you have decided which video slot game in the game lobby you want to play, you have to click on the game to get started.

When the game starts, you have to choose from a few different options before you can spin the reels:

Choose coin size: $ 0.01, $ 0.02, $ 0.05, $ 0.10, $ 0.20, $ 0.50, $ 1, $ 2 or $ 5 (some games offer players the option to play with larger coin sizes, and not all games offer all of these coin sizes to players).

Choose how many lines you want to play with during the next spin – just because a game has 30 lines does not mean you have to play with everyone. You can always choose to play free slot machines for fun games with a smaller number of lines, but make sure you check the video slot game rules as in many games, you are not eligible to win the highest jackpot if you do not bet with all lines.

Once you have made your choices, you are ready to start spinning the wheels. When you click “Spin” or “Play”, the reels begin to spin, either together or separately. Eventually, the reels stop spinning, and you see if you have hit a winning symbol combination or several winning symbol combinations.

Progressive video slots

Video slots have either a fixed jackpot or a progressive jackpot (or both). The progressive jackpot collects a small percentage of each bet made on the game and puts the money together into a constantly growing jackpot.

Many games require you to play with the highest number of lines to have a chance of winning the progressive jackpot. Make sure you check the game’s paytable to determine the exact terms and conditions for winning the progressive jackpot.

Besides, there are many video slots with a randomly activated jackpot. This means that the game has a fixed jackpot and offers players the opportunity to win a progressive jackpot that is activated randomly at each spin’s end. It is not activated by a symbol combination on the reels like all other jackpots.


Most video slots have a feature called ‘auto-play’. This means that you can choose how much you want to bet and how many lines you want to play with during a certain number of spins. You can choose to spin the reels 5, 10, 20, or even as much as 100 times at a time in some games.

Once you have set the ‘Auto-play’ function, you can lay your back against the chair, relax and watch as the wheels spin. This is a great way to bet a reasonable amount of money without having to bet more than you can afford to lose just because you did not win during the previous bet.