Crown Bingo Guide To Online Slots
Whether you’re new to the world of Crown Bingo or you’re an online bingo aficionado, you’ll notice that our site has more to offer our players alongside our 75 ball and 90 ball bingo rooms. The chances are you’ll have already explored our pages full of action-packed online slots and online casino games, and if you’ve picked out a slot machine you’d like to try, then our guide will help you get through the first few rounds.
Brief History of the Slot Machine
Before we begin our guide, it’s worth letting all our online slot players know exactly when and how slot machines - or fruit machines as they’ve come to be known in the UK - came to fruition. First invented in America back in the late 1800s, they were a simple card-based machine that included five drums full of 50 card stacks. Originally based around the game of Poker, the better your hand as you spun the reels, the better the chance you would have at a payout.
It wasn’t until 1963 that the first fully electromechanical slot machine was invented which allowed for a bottomless hopper and the potential payout of 500 coins. Now modernised even further thanks to online casinos, there are hundreds of online slot games that you can play both at home and on-the-go.
What Buttons Will I Find On A Slot Machine?
When players click on any online slot, they’ll come across a number of buttons on the game screen which will assist with the operation of the game. Before you wager a stake and spin the reels, it’s always wise to have an idea of what all of the buttons can do, especially if they can alter the slot in any way.
Bet Button Many slots on Crown Bingo will include a bet or total stake button which players can click to either increase or decrease the amount they’d like to wager on each spin. Whether you’re new to the world of online casino or an old hand, it’s always recommended that you check the bet amount is right for you and fits within your budget.
Autoplay The Autoplay feature allows the slot reels to spin by themselves for a specific number of rounds without the need for players to regularly click the spin button. But the features that Autoplay can bring don’t stop there, within this feature you can set a specific win or loss limit and if either of these are hit the reels will automatically come to a halt.
Spin Each online slot will have a differently designed spin button which normally fits in with the aesthetics of the game. Only if a player is happy with their stake should they click the button and set the reels in motion. Any winnings from that spin will be added to your total, and then the turn will end.
What Are Paylines?
When browsing through any of the game pages we have at Crown Bingo, our players will have come across the term ‘paylines’. So, what exactly are they? Well, paylines are the lines on a slot where symbols are matched to create winning combinations.
In older traditional slots, only three or five paylines would have been in play. However, the world of online casino has dramatically changed with some slot games having 10 paylines, others 25, and if you choose to spin the reels on one of the Megaways slots we have on offer at Crown Bingo such as Tiki Treasures Megaways, it will offer you a potential 117,649 ways to match symbols.
Covering all paylines on a slot machine means that a winning combination can be formed on any of the reels normally in a left to right direction (some slots do offer an all ways pay system) and players will then be awarded a prize. Remember every slot game you play will have the number of paylines listed within the information page.
What is a Bonus Feature?
In the modern world of online slots, the more bonus features a slot has, the more attractive it potentially seems to players. But with so many different ones available, how do you know which ones can offer the best winning opportunities. Depending on the slot game you choose to play, you could have the chance to trigger a myriad of bonus features by matching the scatter symbols across the reels.
The rules for winning within these bonus rounds will be different each time and will be available for players to view either in the game menu or in one of our slot information pages.
What Bonus Features Will I Find in Crown Bingo Slots?
Now we’ve explained what a Bonus Feature is, it’s time to delve deeper into the different features players are likely to encounter within the online slots we have at Crown Bingo.
Free Spins A popular feature in lots of online slots, Free Spins will be triggered by players landing a specific number of Scatter symbols across the reels. Normally, its reels 1, 3 and 5, but in some slots, there is also the chance to accrue extra Free Spins if the Scatter symbols lands across all of the reels. The number of Free Spins will vary depending on each game, with some awarding 10 and others offering up to 50.
Bonus Games Landing the Scatter symbols on the reels of any slot game can take players to a brand new game screen or set of reels which are used exclusively for the bonus round. These reels can include increased multipliers, extra symbols or a brand new game such as Pick Me where players will have the chance to reveal a prize by selecting a random object.
Getting Started With Online Slots
Here at Crown Bingo, we have hundreds of slots from developers all across the world so you’ll always be sure to find a game which will fall under the theme you’d like to play. Whether that’s Irish-themed, Viking-themed or you’re looking for something with a magical twist then we’ll have you covered, players can browse our full range of online slots and when you’ve found the right one for you, then why not spin the reels?
Useful Slot Terminology
As well as how a slot machine works, it will also be useful for our Crown Bingo players to become familiar with some of the terms they’re likely to come across when playing online slots.
|3 - reel||An online slot which has three reels and three rows of symbols|
|5 - reel||A slot machine which has five reels and either three or four rows of symbols|
|All Ways||A slot that has possible paylines from right to left and left to right|
|Cascading Reel||This feature is seen within many slot games and is where winning combinations will disappear from the reels vacating space for new symbols|
|Free Play||Many of our slots at Crown Bingo have a demo feature which players can try before wagering a stake|
|Jackpot Slot||These slot games normally have a huge progressive Jackpot which players have the chance of winning. Take a look at our collection of Jackpot slots|
|Megaways||A slot machine game that can have up to 117,649 ways to win|
|Payline||The line on which winning combinations will be paid out on each slot game|
|Scatter||Scatter symbols are normally special symbols linked with the theme of a slot and if they appear they can trigger a bonus round|
|Scratchcards||Here at Crown Bingo we offer our players the chance to play scratchcards online within our instant win section|
|Wilds||A symbol within the game that can substitute for others to make more winning combinations|
There we have it loyal subjects of Crown Bingo, whether you’re new to the world of online slots or an old hand, we hope our guide proved to be some helpful reading material. Even if you’re looking for one of the most popular games to spin the reels of, why not try the Irish-themed Rainbow Riches? Or if you’re looking for something with a magical theme Wish Upon a Jackpot could be the right game for you.