No casino game has evolved more than slots. From the days of the one armed bandit with mechanical reels through to cutting-edge videoslots with progressive jackpots or cascading symbols, there is something incredibly alluring about these games. There are thousands of different online slot machines currently available, and eurolotto.com has many of the best ones right here.
However, before diving in and exploring our stellar collection, we wanted to share with you some of the basics about our video slots so that you’ll be able to track down the games that will appeal the most to you.
How to Play Video Slots
Unlike playing live dealer blackjack, you don’t need to learn any special skills or strategies to be able to play video slots, which makes them great for newcomers. With that said, if this is your first experience playing online slots, it’s worth knowing a few basic tips on how to get the maximum enjoyment out of playing them.
Your first decision is to choose which video slot you want to play. We offer a diverse catalogue. There are different themes and features (which we talk about below), so you’re bound to find something you like.
With your chosen slot loaded, you want to select how much to bet on each spin. Different slots providers display this in their own way. Some use bet levels and coin values, whereas other developers give a straightforward monetary value. Adjust the arrows to set the bet size to what you want.
You can start playing now if you desire. However, it’s good to know what the special features are and which symbols are the high-value ones. To find this information, click on the ‘i’ icon.
Now you know what’s what, it’s time to enjoy yourself. Many games have an ‘auto spin’ function which saves you continually clicking buttons or tapping your screen. You can set this anytime you like if you want to use it.
In terms of gameplay, there isn’t any strategy involved with slots online, so you can relax while you play. Our main piece of advice is to manage your bankroll effectively. If you are playing with €20, you don’t want to bet €5 on each spin because you could quickly lose it all. A more sensible approach would be to wager €0.50 or less, so you get an entertaining session of play.
Video Slots with Exciting Features
If you’ve played a traditional fruit machine in a bar or club, you’ll likely have come across the ‘nudge’ feature. The excitement of getting three nudges as you peer up and down the reels to see if you can form any winning combinations. While the original nudge is still used on a few online video slots, there are many new additions to get your pulse racing. Here are some of the main features that you’ll find across our selection of games.
Please note: Any free spins referred to below are bonus features within slot games. They are not offers for free spins bonuses.
Free Spins: For most players, this is the best bonus round of them all. The vast majority of modern slots offer a free spins round, which is triggered by landing certain symbols in the main game. Often, extra winning symbols will be added to the reels or additional features, such as sticky wilds, will come into play during this feature. You can also get slots which allow you to retrigger the same feature over and over in the same game.
Respins: These work along the same lines as free spins but they are found in the base game. An example would be when you land three wild symbols, they will lock in place, and you get a free respin to increase your winning combinations.
Wilds: We have slots with walking wilds, expanding wilds, exploding wilds, and sticky wilds. The wild is a very versatile symbol. It can substitute for other symbols and can lead to some lucrative payouts, which is what makes it a true player favourite.
Multipliers: Win multipliers do exactly as the name suggests - they multiply your winning lines. On some slots, you can even multiply the win multiplier. For instance, if you land a x5 multiplier and another x5 next to it, the win line will be boosted by x25.
Select A Bonus: Are you feeling lucky? Try out a video slot which allows you to select your own bonus round. Usually, you’ll be given three options. For example, five free spins with a x20 multiplier, eight free spins with a x10 multiplier or fifteen free spins with a x5 multiplier. The gamble is bigger wins but fewer spins or smaller payouts, but you get more free spins to use.
Other Elements of Online Slot Machines
There’s more than meets the eye in the world of online slots. Here are some more considerations to think about before you play.
Each video slot will have a volatility rating, sometimes called a ‘variance level’. Low volatility slots are known to payout small wins on a frequent basis. These are perfect for casual players with a light bankroll as the steady flow of wins help to keep the bankroll topped up. At the opposite end, high volatility slots do not pay out at such frequent intervals, but the win amounts are often more substantial when they eventually do. It’s important to match your budget with a suitable volatility level to enhance your experience when playing.
Reels or No Reels?
Most slots still use reels, but not all of them do. In fact, one of our most popular video slots Gonzo’s Quest uses the cascading symbols mechanic instead. These games really do crank up the excitement meter to the maximum. When you land a winning combination, the winning symbols will explode. The remaining symbols will cascade down, and new ones will fill in from the top. This means you can receive multiple wins from a single spin. Taking things even further, there are video slots with falling symbols and win multipliers, so the payouts get larger with each win.
We have slots with non-fixed paylines, fixed paylines or no paylines. Non-fixed payline slots allow you to manually select how many lines you want to play. You can choose only one if you desire or any number up to the slot’s maximum. A fixed payline slot means you have to play all paylines every spin. It could be 9 paylines, 20, 25 or 30. Another method, which removes the traditional paylines is ‘ways to win’. Microgaming has developed many fantastic slots which are 243 ways to win, but why stop there? Some MegaWays video slots have over 100,000 ways to win, which is simply incredible.
RTP (Return To Player)
All online video slots will have their own RTP value. This is how much money the slot will pay out over an infinite number of spins. Most online games offer an RTP between 93% to 97%, which is a lot higher than you get playing a cabinet slot at your local casino. The RTP is a good indicator as to how generous the slot is but you must remember it is based on the lifetime of the game. A single playing session of 200 spins, for instance, is a mere fraction of this. Therefore, don’t approach the game with €100 thinking that you will get back at least the RTP value. Sometimes you will win big, and at other times you will lose.
Tips for Playing Online Slots
Thousands of players from different countries enjoy playing video slots at eurolotto.com. If you want to join them, we’ve compiled this list of top tips to bear in mind.
Set Limits: It is easy to get carried away playing video slots. Payouts are based on the value of your line bet, so there is always a temptation to bet big because the wins can be enormous. The fun of playing soon disappears if you are betting more than you can afford to lose. Therefore, set a limit of how much you will play with so you don’t go overboard.
Play free slots: We offer hundreds of free slots that you can play. These are recommended if you want to try out a new game to see if you like it before spinning the reels with real money.
Use eurolotto free spins promotions: We like to reward our players, and free spins promos are a great way to do just that. There are many regular offers that new and existing players can take advantage of. Please note: these bonuses will come with terms and conditions. You are advised to read them in advance, so you fully understand what the offer is for and what the wagering requirements are.
Don’t play in an altered state of mind: It is never a good idea to play online slots when drunk. Although these are a random game of chance, you may decide to bet more than you would normally do or play in a more reckless fashion. This rarely ends well, so please don’t entertain the thought.
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