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The beginner’s guide to online slots

From a lazy Sunday playing on the sofa, to a quick spin on the train to work, online slot games are one of the best and (depending on how lucky you are) most-rewarding ways to stay entertained when you’re at home and on the move. You’ll find games to suit your every mood, with online casinos boasting – quite literally! – hundreds of slot titles ready to play across your desktop, mobile and tablet devices.

Let’s say, for example, you choose to play slots at bgo. This casino’s catalogue is bursting at the seams. Not only do they have all the proven most-popular picks with players (including Starburst, Golden Goddess and Cleopatra), but they’ve got plenty of new releases pushing the boundaries of traditional slot machine gameplay. These include the more arcade-style Aloha! Cluster Pays and Finn and the Swirly Spin, both of which comes with no actual reels in the conventional sense.

But with so many exciting games to tempt you, it’s easy to blindly jump in without getting a solid grasp of the slot machine basics. Before you start playing, stop and ask yourself: do you know the difference between your ‘line bet’ and your ‘total bet’? Do you know what we mean by a ‘win-both-ways’ pay-out mechanic? Do you know what’s so great about ‘scatters’ and ‘multipliers’?

If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, don’t worry. We’ve put together this handy guide just for you. It’ll get you quickly clued up on the anatomy of the slot machine, translate some commonly-misunderstood casino terms and point out the kinds of bonus features you’ll want to look out for as you play.

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