Slots Terminology

Online slot machines terminology can be confusing, so we gathered all the terms related to slots and slots gambling. We believe they will be helpful for all online slots fans.

Bet Max
This button places the highest amount of coins allowed by the machine

Bonus Feature
Any possible way of winning besides the typical payline combinations

Bonus Video Slot
A video slot machine that has a bonus feature. There are may different features, but the most common most common are pick a box, free spins and wheel or fortune game style.

Buy A Pay
A slot machine with multiple pay tables. With any additional coin played, you activate an additional pay tables. Consider max bets.

Buttons
Interface of any slot machine that lets you interact with it.

Coins
Currency used buy the slot machines to place bets.

Coin Size
Actual value of the coins used in the machine

Double Up
Typically found in Australian slot machines. Gives you a chance to multiply your win by 2 or 4 by choosing the color or card suit.

Fruit Machine
The UK variation of slot machine that often features additions like the possibility to hold the reels, nudge and play bonus games.

Hi / Low
A feature common for UK slots, which gives you the possibility to to double your win by guessing whether the next number will be lower or higher.

Hit Rate / Frequency
How often the machine pays a winning combination. Is also used to denote the chance of hitting a bonus game.

Hopper
The area of coin storage inside a real-world slot machine.

Jackpot
The highest win the slot machine can pay

Linked Jackpot
A network of slot machines in different casinos that share the same jackpot. Usually found on progressive slots.

Maximum Bet
The highest amount of coins allowed in the game.

Multi-Line
A slot machine that has more than one payline to win.

Pay Line
The line where the combination should line up for you to win.

Pay Out Percentage
The pre-set percentage of bets that will be returned by the slot machine over the long term. Casinos cannot change this percentage.

Pay Table
The chart outlining all th wins payed by the machine.

Pokies
Slot machines in Australian slang

Progressive Jackpot
Any jackpot that increases while the game is played. A part of every bet is contributed to form the jackpot. Usually met in linked jackpots.

Random Number Generator (RNG)
The chip inside every slot machine that decides when the reels will stop.

Reels
The drums inside the slot machine that spin when you press the button or pull the lever. Modern video slots use digital images instead of spinning drums.

Scatter Pay
Typically found on video slots, a pay that wins without having to line up in the payline. Often found on bonus slot machines.

Slot Machine
Any casino game machine that involves reels

Symbols
The images displayed on the reels in the slot machine. Common symbols are bars, fruits and sevens.

Video Slot
A slot machine using a computer screen instead of physical reels to display the symbols.

Wild Symbol
A symbol that substitutes other symbols. Acts like joker in card games.

Wild Multiplier
A wild symbol that actually multiplies the win it makes a part of.

Winning Combinations
The combinations of symbols that win. Displayed on the pay table.