How to Play Video Slots

The creation of video slots has paved the way for a whole host of new features that liven up game play, as well as creating more winning opportunities. Features that are available in video slots include multiple pay lines, scatter icons, wild symbols, multipliers, free spins and bonus rounds.

Below is a brief guide on how to play the free video slots that are found on this website, as well as other online video slots. The guide below refers to playing a free 5 reel slot, like many of those found at Free Slots Online, but will also apply to other 10, 15 and 20 line slots.

Step 1: Select Pay Lines and Bet

Once you’ve selected the game that you wish to play, choose the number of pay lines and bet per line that you wish to place and press ‘spin’. Alternatively, clicking the ‘bet max’ button will select all of the pay lines and the largest possible bet.

Step 2: Spin the Slot Reels

Once you’ve clicked on the ‘spin’ or ‘bet max’ button, the reels will start spinning. From here on, all you’re required to do is watch as the reels come to a stop, revealing whether or not you’ve won on any of the lines.

Step 3: Collect your Winnings

Any wins that you receive will be shown on screen (usually below the reels) and will be automatically paid into your credit account. To see how much each winning symbol combinations offers in credits, view the pay table by clicking on the payout or pay table logo.

Step 4: Pay Attention to Wild and Scatter Symbols

To help make the game entertaining, scatter symbols and wild icons can often be found in online video slots. Wild icons or substitutes can take the form of any other symbol (except scatters), to create a win. Scatter symbols can appear anywhere on the reels and often, when three or more do so, a total bet award is won. Sometimes, scatter symbols can also trigger extra slot features, which you can find out more about in the next step.

Step 5: Enjoy the Bonus Feature

In addition to triggering wins, the symbols that appear on the reels may also trigger features such as a bonus round, free spins, or a multiplier of any wins received. These features are usually triggered by scatter symbols, which can often appear anywhere on the reels to create a win or trigger a feature.