Welcome again to one of our very helpful casino articles – if we do say so ourselves. We at Slotsia acknowledge that the casino business can be pretty difficult to manoeuvre. Thus, we are here to be your guiding light to help you in your times of trouble and need.
This time, we will be talking about general slot machine information that all casino players should know. The fact of the matter just so seems to be that most newbies don’t really have a way to find out about this stuff anywhere. This info is simply too basic to be told. We have said it before and we’ll say it again: the casino business is not very easy for new casino players to navigate.
First off, you should really get acquainted with wild symbols. Even though most slot machines do not really require any skill whatsoever, you will have more fun if you at least know the rules and can make sense of what’s happening on your screen. One thing that you should learn is what wild symbols are and what they can do for you during your gaming experience.
We have no idea where these so-called ‘wilds’ got their name, but they can certainly turn your session into a wild one. The easiest way to really explain what these symbols do is to compare them to jokers in your deck of cards. Like jokers, wilds will substitute for any lesser symbol, making your payline worth more than it normally would be. If you have a combination of, say, 4 corresponding symbols and a wild there at the end, it is basically same as having 5 corresponding symbols. With many different paylines active, though, wilds can really make a difference as they can substitute for many different symbols at the same time. This will help you rake in those ever-elusive huge wins.
Scatter symbols are basically your way to bigger winnings. These symbols often become the most sought-after thing that a slot machine can have, as without these symbols, you cannot really access the most refined and fun parts of most slots. Normally, you have to spin 3 to 5 scatters into place in order to access the game’s bonus features. Most slots only require you to have these symbols anywhere on your screen—they do not have to be part of a single active payline. Most of the time you will know that you’re going to win big when you get three scatters on your screen, but sometimes you might still get the short end of the stick and end up winning less than you wanted to. It’s like getting your shot at the Superbowl—you have a chance to win or you might as well end up going home feeling sorry that you didn’t.
Check your info
Not a lot of people know this, but you can check your game information and instructions by clicking the info icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Depending on the game and the game provider, this icon could be anything from the letter ‘I’ to a question mark. Still, this icon will open up a window where you can most probably find things like the game’s RTP (return-to-player), paytable and all kinds of information about available bonus features. Reading through this information will go a long way in helping you understand what the game is all about and how you will be able to win.
There are tons of tips that we could give you, but these are probably the most important ones. After all, different games will give you different features and there is always some game-specific stuff to take into consideration. Still, knowing about wilds, scatters and info pages should really help you understand most games that there are!