Rules for Slots

Everyone has their first time at playing online slots. While they are essentially quite similar to real life slots in real casinos, they can be different in certain ways as well. They have the benefit of being online and being able to use graphics and animation too, so it's no wonder people enjoy them so much.

But do you know how to play?

Always read the rules first

Not all slots games are exactly the same. For example most of them will give you the chance to trigger free spins, but the number of spins you get and the amount of symbols you need to get them vary from game to game.

Reading the rules might seem boring but you will get a far better understanding of the game you are going to play if you spend a few moments looking them over before you start.

Understand what the different symbols mean

Every slots game has a range of different symbols in play. Some of them will have the same names that keep cropping up - for example the scatter symbol. But this will be represented in a different way in each game.

Make sure you know which symbols are being used by reading the rules and identifying what's what.

Read about the auto spin option

This is in play on virtually every slots machine online today. It enables you to set your bet and keep spinning the reels for a set number of times without having to constantly press the button.

You may not wish to use this feature, but if you read about it in the rules you will be able to understand its meaning and decide whether to use it or not.

You can start from a stronger position once you know the rules

Some people do go online, pick a slots machine to try and just start playing. It might work out well to do this if you are playing for fun rather than money.

But if you want to get the best out of your playing time, you should always read the rules before you start. You will then know exactly which symbols are which and how to know when you are onto a winning line. They will light up anyway but it is definitely better to understand everything before you start.

So check out the rules now on the game you are thinking of playing. It will get you off to the most positive start of all.