Slots Terms Dictionary

Slots Terms Dictionary is an essential part of the Learn, Play Slots program.

Slots Terms: A - B
Bank: Group of slot machines, aka known as a carousel of machines. Progressive carousels are linked to play one top jackpot
Basic Slots: Single payline, aka straight or “flat-top” slots, have a constant top jackpot payout that does not change. 
Bet Max: is to bet the max coins for each play/spin. The best payouts occur when maximum bet is wagered. If you want to receive full value for your slots play, this is the best strategy.
Bet One: is to bet one coin for each play/spin. While you play longer, it eliminates the possibility of receiving payouts for the highest jackpots. See Onesies.
Bonus Feature: Most slots offer several bonus features. Example: free spins, multipliers, scatter pays, wild symbols and/or second-screen bonus event.
Bonus Multiplier Slots: offer larger top jackpots as incentive to play max coins. The top jackpot symbol, (ex. 7’s) will only pay with max coins.
Bonus Video Slotsfeature ‘second chance’ bonus round and up to 50 paylines

Slots Terms: C
Call Attendant: The slot of your dreams has just lined up a hand-pay accompanied by the sound of bells and clapping.
Coin In and Coin Out: Coins In is amount played through machine. Coins Out are paid wins.
These two numbers determine a slots overall payout percentage.
Coins: Slot coins offer several denomination options, usually from pennies to $5. Betting maximum coins will activate all symbols and/or lines on a multi-line bonus slot.
Collect: Amount of credits/cash won after a session of slot play. Bonus slots conclude the bonus round with a Collect button.

Slots Terms: D - I
Denomination: Most slots offer several denominations options, usually from pennies to $5.
Double/Triple Symbols: Whenever these symbols appear in the center of a single payline slot in combination with other symbols creating a winning combination, the payoff amount is doubled or tripled.

Free Spin(s): Slots bonus feature that offers one or more free spins.
Hold and Re-Spin Bonus Slots: Player holds the reel results while the other reels spin unassisted resulting in additional credits.
Hold Percentage: Percentage of coins played that casinos keep. 
Instant Winner: Slots win paid immediately rather than installments--re: progressive slots.

Slots Terms: L - N
Line Bet: Wager for each line activated. Tip: to receive full value at a multi-line bonus slot, you should activate all available paylines.
Linked Jackpot: increased by a percentage of coins bet by two or more machines.
See WAP: Wide Area Progressives.
Multi-Line Slots: offer multiple paylines up to as many as 50. Most of these versions come in penny denominations; also nickel, quarter and dollar.
Multiplier: Slot feature where winning credits are multiplied 2X-10X for a bonus win.

Slots Terms: O - P
One Armed Bandit: Slang name for slot machines.
Payback Percentage: Percentage of each dollar on a certain slot machine that is returned to players over the long term.
Payline: Alignment of reel positions where symbols land resulting in a winning combination.
Payout: Number of credits converted to cash paid out for a winning combination(s).
Paytable-Pays: Slot Pay Schedule that details the value of payouts for each symbol, line, scatter pay and/or other winning combinations offered by that specific game.

Primary Jackpot: Top prize offered when a player hits a specific combination.

Progressive Slots: offer growing jackpots dependent upon amount of monies played through the linked bank/carousel slots. All progressives are at least three coin max slots. Values are reset to minimums after a win. Maximum coin play is mandatory here.

Slots Terms: R - S
Reel Stop: One position on the reel, either a symbol or blank space that determines the results of the game.
Reels: Number of wheels/reels displayed in window of slot imprinted with symbols specific to that particular slot theme or game.
Scatter Pays: Specific symbols of the slot game that pay even if the symbols are not on the same payline. Tip: Scatter Pays pay only on a line that has been activated with a bet.
Second Screen Bonus: Video slot that displays a second video screen bonus round after a certain combination(s) is hit.

Select Lines: Select the number of paylines you want to bet on by clicking the ‘bet one’ button or the line number left or right of the reels. 
Slot Schedule: Posted information on front of slot tells you what type of slot, denomination, and symbol combination win amounts possible for each coin played.
Slots Tournament: Popular promotional event where players vie for cash prizes at specifically programmed slots.
Slots Drop/Hold: Drop: amount of money through the slot. Hold: amount not paid out as wins.
These two numbers determine a slots payout percentage. 
Spin: After making your bet and number of lines to activate with a bonus multi-line slot, you are ready to hit the spin button and await the results.
Symbols: There is an enormous inventory of slot symbols along with the traditional cherries, and 7’s found on slot machines at land-based casinos and online.

Slots Terms: T-X
Total Bet: determined by number of reels and/or lines activated for a slot game.
Wide Area Progressives: Slots linked in more than one casino, area or country. Progressive jackpot amount is displayed as the same $ amount at each machine regardless of location.
Wild Symbol Slot: Designated symbol for the slot that substitutes for a win in combination with other symbols on the payline.
Win!: This is what the game of slots is all about. 
X – Symbol that designates a Multiplier times payout amount for winning combinations.  Example 2X, 5X, 10X, etc.

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