Slot Machine Terminology

Slot machines are growing in popularity following the advancement in technology. What used to be played in the corner of a pub or at a land-based casino is now a fixture in many people's lived, but played on their mobile phones and tablet devices instead. Newbies to the game may come across terminology that they are not used to hearing. There are plenty of phrases associated with slot machine games that are not used across other casino games.


So if you're ready to find a reputable online casino that offers the latest developments in slot games, such as: Betfair Slots, here are the terms you may want to familiarise yourself with first:


Bet Max - Click the button in order to place the maximum amount of coins on one spin.

Bonus Feature - An additional way to add extra funds to your winnings.

Bonus Video Slot - A slot machine that comes with a bonus feature. These could be anything from free spins, a wheel of fortune style bonus round or a pick a box option.

Buttons - These are for the player to interact with the machine.

Coins - The unit of currency in which the slot machine can be played with.

Double Up - Offers the player the opportunity to double or even quadruple their win by choosing a colour or one of the four card suits.

Expanding Wilds - Wild symbols that expand when they are a part of a winning combination.

Fruit Machine - An alternative name for a slot machine.

Gamble - An alternative name for the Double Up option.

Hi/Low - Offering the player an opportunity to double their winnings by choosing whether the next card will be higher or lower.

Hit Rate - How often the machine pays a winning combination.

Jackpot - The highest possible prize from a slot machine.

Multi-Line - A slot machine which has more than one line on which you can win.

Pay Line - The line you need to match symbols on in order to win.

Pay Out Percentage - The frequency in which a slot machine pays back on average over the long term.

Pay Table - A chart which shows the player what each of the wins pays.

Progressive Jackpot - A jackpot which grows every time a slots game is played but has not been won. A percentage of every stake is added to this jackpot and is often linked to several games.

Random Number Generator (RNG) - The computer system inside a slot machine which decides where the reel stops spinning.

Reels - The part of the slot machine that spins around ones you press the spin button.

Scatter Pay - A pay out that wins without having to line up.

Stacked Wilds - Multiple wild symbols positioned one on top of the other on the reels.

Symbols - The images displayed on the reels. Common examples include cherries, bars and sevens.

Wild Symbol - Symbols which act like joker and substitutes for other symbols to help create winning combinations for the player.

Wild Multiplier - Wild symbols that not only substitute for other symbols but also multiplies any win it a part of.