What are Online Slots?

It's almost impossible to have never seen one before, but we all have at some point. Online slots are known for their fun bonus games, exciting action and big payout opportunities. Plus, they're easy games to learn and offer plenty hours of fun. Game varieties offered at Spinsville.com include video slots, multi-reel slots and multi-payline slots, as well as multi-spin and progressive jackpot games.

You can enjoy a variety of bonus games, scatter symbols, wild symbols, sticky wilds, expanding wilds and free spins. Some of the biggest jackpots offered are available online, but you can also play free games to enjoy the action without spending a penny. Our slots are open 24/7 and you can play on your phone or PC. And if that wasn't enough, you can get a special online bonus to boost your bankroll. Be sure to check out our Promotions page for the latest offers.

Where Did Slots Originate From?

Slots came into existence as far back as the 1800s, originating in New York and in a much simpler format. Sittman and Pitt created the first slots style gambling game consisting of a gambling drum, a lever and 50 card faces. It would cost a nickel to place a bet, with the poker-hand outcome decided by a single drum spin.

Instead of cash, players would win prizes such as beverages and merchandise. Without the money element, the game didn't really take off, but as alterations were added and the payout system was developed, things rapidly changed. It was car mechanic Charles Fey from San Francisco that created a game with three spinning reels and five symbols. The infamous Liberty Bell used diamonds, spades, hearts, and horseshoes on its reels, with a five cents wager per game.

Players now won cash payouts, with a 50 cent prize up for grabs. Over time, popularity increased, and the slots machine grew into a casino classic on every floor. In the 1960s and 1970s, electromagnetically controlled designs were built, altering slots forever. The lever was now removed, and bonus games and exciting features were added to make the games more exciting.

The online casino was created during the age of the internet, with the biggest ever prizes up for grabs in the form of progressive jackpots on online slots games. Games also became available 24 hours a day from anywhere with internet access, making online slots truly accessible to all types of player.

What Are the Game Rules for Online Slots?

The game is simple and straight forward; you place your bet, spin the reels, play any bonus features and collect your payout when you hit a winning combination. You might think that it's as easy as that, but don't let this fool you into thinking that online slots won't keep you playing for hours; there are plenty of differences when it comes to design, game style, special features and payouts to keep you wanting more.

Classic Slots:

We've all seen these before. These games have spinning reels and can have from one to multiple paylines to activate. You win if the symbols on your activated paylines match one of the winning combinations on the payout table. Activated paylines are usually found horizontally, vertically and, sometimes, diagonally on the reels.

Video slots:

Just like their classic counterparts, but rather than spinning reels, video slots often feature animated alternatives such as cascading reels. Usually very interactive, they boast plenty of bonus features, and often include fun animations when you hit winning combinations. Paylines on video slots may be found to be more unusual and complicated – for example, payouts may depend on crisscross, zigzag and V-shaped patterns.

You start off by setting your coin level and indicating the number of paylines you wish to activate. Each payline costs one coin, so keep your bets low and the number of paylines high for the best chances to hit a winning combination. When you're happy with your bets and paylines, hit the Spin button. When the reels settle, our software automatically highlights any winning combinations and will award any payouts to your bankroll. As you play, there are a number of bonus features to watch out for as these enhance your game and also give you more opportunities to win. If you trigger any bonus features, these will play out before you are awarded your winnings for that round.

Strategy and Tips

The following tips can help improve your time at the wheel and enhance your overall experience at our online casino.

Keep Bets Low and Repetitions High:

The best way of getting more wins is to have more activated paylines in action. So make sure you keep your coin level low to make your bankroll stretch as far as it can and get the most from your game.

Learn the Special Features:

If the game has a bonus feature, have a quick read through the rules to see what to expect. Bonus games differ widely, as they may want you to pick out on-the-spot prizes, guess the next card in a sequence, or allow you to uncover multiple symbols for an accumulative prize. Know what is expected to prevent making any mistakes.

Bet Max in Progressive Games:

If you play these games, it's in your interest to Bet Max, otherwise you won't be able to win the progressive jackpot amount showing on the jackpot counter. You'll still win a payout, but it won't be as much as the jackpot. Bet Max button is a useful feature as it lets you bet all possible lines including the progressive jackpot side bet, and spin the reels, in a single move.

Game Buttons Information

To help you understand our software, we've gathered an overview of our games buttons so you can hit the tables with everything you need to know to play with confidence.

AutoPlay:

This feature lets you to set the presets for several games in a row, without having to set your wager and number of activated paylines each time. Click AutoPlay, set your desired coin level, the number of lines you wish to activate, and then specify the number of games you wish play in a row. Sit back and watch the game, and any winnings will be automatically added to your bankroll. To cancel the feature at any time, simply hit the Stop button.

Bet Max:

Hit this button to activate all possible bets on your game and also set the reels spinning. Simply set your coin level and then click Bet Max to play.

Bet One:

Click this to bet on a single payline at a time. When you're ready to spin the reels, hit the Spin button to set the game in motion.

Spin:

Click this button to play the game by setting the reels spinning.

Settings:

This button is located on the top right corner of your screen. It provides access to many useful settings options such as game history, general settings, audio and games settings, and the games rules.

Glossary

Some common terms to help you at the reels:

Bonus Game:

You get an additional game by hitting a specific combination on the reels. It offers additional rewards such as free spins, cash prizes, multipliers and extra one-off features.

Coin Level:

This option shows you the amount you want to bet per activated payline. The cost of any wager is one bet per activated line. For example, if you play 10 lines on any online slots game, the cost to your bankroll will be 10x your coin amount.

Free Spin:

This means you get a free game, with no cost to your bankroll.

Multiplier:

If you hit this, this will multiply your winnings. For example, if you won $100 and you earn a multiplier of 3x, 10x, or 100x, you would win $300, $3000, or $30,000 respectively.

Paylines:

These vary per game, and the number you activate is up to you. Payouts are made on activated lines only. Note: progressive jackpots can only be activated if all other possible paylines are activated first.

Progressive Jackpot:

This is a growing jackpot on a linked machine. The amount you can win has no upper limit, making these some of the richest payouts available.

Scatter:

This means that no matter where this symbol lands, it can reward you. It does not need to sit on an activated payline.

Open an Account and Play for Real Money!

To play online slots for real money, you need to first open an account. Click on Join Now, and you'll see a short web form. You'll need to fill out the required fields with information that we require for security purposes, and then read the terms and conditions. As soon as you hit Create, you'll have an active account. Next, make a deposit to fund your bankroll by going to the Cashier area. Choose your preferred payment method, specify how much money you want to deposit, and then follow the on-screen instructions from your chosen provider until the transaction is complete.