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Guide to playing online slots

Guide to playing online slots

11/16/2018

There are many slots to choose from. While all of them will offer you an entertaining time, you may want to research the options available to find something that best suits your interests and needs. Before you even open an account, do some reading and ask people who regularly play the slot machines to learn more about the experience and the options that are available to you.

Machines vary in their structures, themes and bonus-feature offerings, and you might find that a certain combination of these attributes is best for you. For example, deciding how much you are willing to bet will narrow your scope, as well as how long you want to stick to one game. A slot machine with layers of bonus rounds and multipliers that require a low initial bet might be just what you’re looking for.

Before you get started on the games, you will need to open an account and deposit some money (or in Bitcasino’s case, bitcoin) into your account to play with later. Once you have created your account, you can click on the slots to learn more about each game and see which ones you want to play. If you decide that you want to start earning, you can sign up at Bitcasino today and play any of our many wonderful titles and take advantage of the welcome bonus.

Types of slots

The most common types of slots are as follows.

·       Classic slots. These are the most classic slot machine games and usually feature a single reel and single payline. We have plenty of options that hark back to this classic era of slot machines, like Fruit Zen.

·       Video slots. This term is presently used to describe modern online slots. They were the first to untether themselves from the traditional physical limitations of mechanical operations and offer more exciting play variations for players.

·       Progressive slots/standalone progressive slots. These are slots where the amount of game’s jackpot depends on a jackpot that grows continuously with small contributions. There is no fixed jackpot value and instead, the jackpots grow until someone wins. Check out our current jackpot values right now on our Bitcasino main page.

·       Network progressive slots. This is a network of linked slots that contribute to a progressive jackpot.

·       Wide area progressive slots. These slots are linked to a network of different casinos and the jackpot grows through thousands of players’ contributions.

·       Branded slots. These slots are games marketed in partnership with other brands that give the brand a great marketing opportunity and the player a potentially familiar experience.

How to play

To play slots, you simply place your bet and spin the reels. Each game will be different in its theme, bonus features and the payline options that it offers, but slots are inherently simple to use and become easier as you familiarise yourself with the games. Some games, like Queen of Gold, even have additional features to bring the playing experience to life.


Before placing your bet, you need to decide on the size of your bet and the number of paylines you want to engage. You can start very small with your bets or bet more and select more playlines to increase your chances of a significant win.

Some games simply pay out once you’ve hit a winning combination, but many will offer you the option to double your winnings by playing an additional game. There are also symbols known as “Wilds” that can create special winning combinations if they appear when you are playing. These Wild symbols usually replace other symbols and increase your chances of winning. Often, a multiplier will engage and the amount of your win will increase. A “Scatter” symbol may also appear and will pay out if you hit multiples of them anywhere across the game’s reels. A Scatter symbol may be activated when it appears anywhere on the reels rather than only counting if it falls along the winning line. The Scatter symbol may prompt additional games to appear and give you the opportunity to win additional prizes. A Multiplier is a common type of Scatter symbol and does what the name implies – it multiplies your winnings by a factor identified by the Multiplier. Go and try it out with a slot option like Starburst and watch your winnings multiply.


There are also a variety of bonus rounds you might come across while playing the slot machines. Many simply offer several bonus plays, while others take you to separate game screens where you will play other games to earn additional prizes. Some involve selecting from a set of images and winning the associated prize.

On our platform here at Bitcasino, there are a minimum and maximum bet on the slot games. Each game is different, so to find out what the minimum and maximum bets are on a given game, you just need to look at the tools on the bottom of the screen beneath the reels. From there, you can determine how much you are willing to spend and start winning.

It is useful (and wise) to have a budget when you begin playing the slot machines. How much will you spend, and how much are you willing to lose before walking away? Keeping track of your spending once you’ve started betting is an important part of playing. It is easy to lose focus and forget how much you came to the casino with, and you would probably want to walk away if you end up losing what you started with. It can be tempting to continue gambling and hoping that the next game will yield better results. However, that’s not always the case. As with any casino game, the most fun is to be had when you’re fully engaged with the play and keep your head.

Over to you

You will be better off if you take your time and don’t get caught up in the speed that the games operate at. It is easy to spend quickly and repeatedly if you are only focusing on the game. However, if you step back every few minutes to take a walk, grab a snack or watch a bit of television, you will stay in a clearer frame of mind. Obviously, this is difficult to do in a conventional casino, but when you play from the comfort of your home with us at Bitcasino, a moment to refresh is right around the corner.

Check out our huge range of available slot games, to browse at your leisure. If you don’t have an account with us yet, sign up today and receive a welcome bonus package.

Words: Sean McNulty
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